Steve Powell

From left, Fahlman, Nehring, Pierce and Craven

Business Summit talks about future of Cascade Industrial Center

MARYSVILLE – If you want the Cascade Industrial Center to be a success, vote against car tab Initiative 976. “I-976 will not help” if it… Continue reading

 

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                                Joann Rouker and Jeffrey Sims

SMART probe says Marysville police “justified” in shooting death

MARYSVILLE – Nichole Sims called 9-1-1 and said her husband was acting weird and erratic, had a pocket knife and was possibly suicidal. She can… Continue reading

 

Educators react to rein in vaping in schools

Last May at a flatly attended forum aimed at empowering parents with anti-drug knowledge, Arlington High School principal Duane Fish stood up and asked why… Continue reading

 

Marysville studies levy to build 2 schools

MARYSVILLE – Like any responsible school district, Marysville wants taxpayers to understand that replacing schools is an ongoing need. With 18 schools, and the fact… Continue reading

A giveaway if someone is vaping is lots of smoke. (Steve Powell/Staff Photo)

Local teens vape, but not at school

Last of 2 parts By Steve Powell Even though according to a youth survey vaping is popular in Marysville, the school district said it hasn’t… Continue reading

A giveaway if someone is vaping is lots of smoke. (Steve Powell/Staff Photo)
Surrounded by Marysville Middle School students, Marc Mero tells how he told his mom he was sorry after she died. (Steve Powell/Staff Photo)

Tragedy and Triumph: Life story inspires students; public event Thursday

MARYSVILLE - Former professional wrestler Marc Mero is telling his inspirational story of triumph and tragedy to local students this week. He is asking students… Continue reading

Surrounded by Marysville Middle School students, Marc Mero tells how he told his mom he was sorry after she died. (Steve Powell/Staff Photo)

Gambling against M-P just leads to a long night for Stanwood

MARYSVILLE – Stanwood’s coaches may want to try going to Gambler’s Anonymous. Apparently thinking they needed to gamble to win at Marysville-Pilchuck Friday night, they… Continue reading

Jennifer Reid of the Snohomish Health District talks about vaping at the seminar. (Steve Powell/Staff Photo)

Easy-to-hide Juul not a hidden jewel

First of 2 parts MARYSVILLE – Juul can be hard to detect, but it is not a hidden jewel as far as county health officials… Continue reading

Jennifer Reid of the Snohomish Health District talks about vaping at the seminar. (Steve Powell/Staff Photo)
Candidates at the Election Forum at the Tulalip Casino. (Steve Powell/Staff Photo)

8 candidates square off at Election Forum

TULALIP – Candidates for one Marysville race and three Snohomish County races debated at an Election Forum Friday put on by the Marysville Tulalip Chamber… Continue reading

Candidates at the Election Forum at the Tulalip Casino. (Steve Powell/Staff Photo)
Katelyn Leary gets a high-5 Tuesday after finally breaking a personal record after two years. (Steve Powell/Staff Photos)

Arlington girls, boys win at the net

SWIMMING Katelyn Leary of Marysville-Pilchuck won the 100-yard butterfly at a home meet against Monroe and Mariner Tuesday. Her time was 1 minute, 5.94 seconds.… Continue reading

Katelyn Leary gets a high-5 Tuesday after finally breaking a personal record after two years. (Steve Powell/Staff Photos)

Marysville leaders praise retiring parks director at last council meeting

MARYSVILLE – The Godfather of Marysville parks, Jim Ballew, was lauded at his last City Council meeting Monday. As the city’s first and only parks… Continue reading

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Nehring faces challenger for mayor

MARYSVILLE – Incumbent Jon Nehring and challenger Michael Patrick are running for mayor of Marysville. The general election is Nov. 5. Ballots will be mailed… Continue reading

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Instead of a greenbelt Lori Hanning now looks out at where a dumpster is being built with a huge hotel in the background. (Steve Powell/Staff Photo)

Developments encroach on low-income senior housing

MARYSVILLE – For 15 years Lori Hanning lived next to a greenbelt. From her deck, front porch and little yard she could see deer and… Continue reading

Instead of a greenbelt Lori Hanning now looks out at where a dumpster is being built with a huge hotel in the background. (Steve Powell/Staff Photo)

‘79 Eagles proud of state football title

ARLINGTON – Forty years ago Arlington won the state football title. That’s a rarity as only a handful of schools in Snohomish County have done… Continue reading

Visitors enjoy the view of Marysville from the kitchen area. (Steve Powell/Staff Photos)

Oxford Houses turn addicts’ lives around

MARYSVILLE - When Kirstin Preheim’s dad died of a heroin overdose five years ago she knew she had to change. “I was my father’s daughter,”… Continue reading

Visitors enjoy the view of Marysville from the kitchen area. (Steve Powell/Staff Photos)

Spending on hold in Marysville until enrollment figures known

MARYSVILLE – The Marysville School District is putting a hold on major purchases and hiring until it can figure out its fluctuating enrollment. At its… Continue reading

Mom wonders why MPD shot son

MARYSVILLE – Almost a year after her son was shot to death by Marysville police, Joann Rouker is still waiting for answers. She may not… Continue reading

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                                Rich Purdue looks at a monitor that shows the location of where hits in the batting case would land in any major league park.

Hit in any major league ballpark in Arlington

ARLINGTON – Ever wonder what it would be like to hit a baseball at Fenway Park, Yankee Stadium or Wrigley Field? You can take a… Continue reading

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                                Rich Purdue looks at a monitor that shows the location of where hits in the batting case would land in any major league park.

Sales expert: ‘Rock their world, change their life’

MARYSVILLE - Don’t take stuff away from customers. Sounds obvious, right? But Nikki Rausch of SalesMaven told a crowd at the Marysville-Tulalip Chamber of Commerce… Continue reading

New Lakewood schools leader is all about transparency

LAKEWOOD – With its new high school, the Lakewood School District is better off than most locally. “Nothing in Lakewood needs to be fixed,” new… Continue reading