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Officer Matthew Mishler works with K9 Copper at National Night Out in Marysville. (Kyla Emme/Courtesy Photo)

Marysville police ‘approachable’ at National Night Out

MARYSVILLE – Years ago, people, young ones especially, feared police. Now, police in the Marysville Police Department want to be more “approachable,” Cmdr. Mark Thomas… Continue reading

Officer Matthew Mishler works with K9 Copper at National Night Out in Marysville. (Kyla Emme/Courtesy Photo)

People keep hopping to Arlington kangaroo farm (slide show)

ARLINGTON – If you like soft kisses go to the Outback Kangaroo Farm. No, silly, don’t kiss a kangaroo. Kiss an alpaca. Michelle Adams, a… Continue reading

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                                Jared and Lorrie Row hold a painting of Monte Row.

Son takes over in leap of faith

MARYSVILLE – Some might call it circumstance. Others might call it fate. But for Jared Row, it’s about faith. Roe, 35, quit his job at… Continue reading

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                                Jared and Lorrie Row hold a painting of Monte Row.

Popular Marysville church, meeting place closing

MARYSVILLE – The Living Room Coffee House is closing Saturday and its related Hillside Church will have its last services Aug. 18. Kim Reynolds, wife… Continue reading

Right place, Right time for Marysville brewery

MARYSVILLE – It’s just what historic Third Street needed. The new 5 Rights Brewing Co. is a place to hang out after going to the… Continue reading

These four candidates for outgoing City Councilman Rob Toyer’s spot have been coming to the meetings for weeks. Their congeniality is evident as they sit together at the one Monday night. They are Noah Rui, Gary Kemp, Kelly Richards and Todd Fahlman. Residents are getting ballots in the mail now for the Aug. 6 primary election. A political forum Tuesday night at 6:30 at the Red Curtain Center for the Arts will feature council candidates and also the two running for mayor. (Steve Powell/Staff Photo)

Marysville Mental Health Court ‘dovetails’ with embedded social worker program

MARYSVILLE – This city’s embedded social worker police program, along with ones in Arlington and Snohomish County, are well-known. But Marysville Municiple Court has a… Continue reading

These four candidates for outgoing City Councilman Rob Toyer’s spot have been coming to the meetings for weeks. Their congeniality is evident as they sit together at the one Monday night. They are Noah Rui, Gary Kemp, Kelly Richards and Todd Fahlman. Residents are getting ballots in the mail now for the Aug. 6 primary election. A political forum Tuesday night at 6:30 at the Red Curtain Center for the Arts will feature council candidates and also the two running for mayor. (Steve Powell/Staff Photo)
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5 vie for Marysville council spot

MARYSVILLE – Five candidates are facing off in the Aug. 6 primary to replace City Councilman Rob Toyer, who is running for Snohomish County treasurer.… Continue reading

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3 run for Marysville School Board spot

MARYSVILLE – Kona Farry and Paul Galovin are challenging incumbent Mariana Maksimos for Marysville school board District 2. The top two vote-getters in the Aug.… Continue reading

Relay participants want to put ACS out of business

MARYSVILLE – Cancer survivor Debbie Bowers said it best. “I want to put the American Cancer Society out of business,” she said at last weekend’s… Continue reading

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                                The trees came down quickly this week at Spook Woods in Marysville.

‘Spook Woods’ become ‘Majestic’ housing development

MARYSVILLE – At least it’s got a nicer name. Dozens of 75-year-old second-growth trees came down this week at “Spook Woods.” Taking its place will… Continue reading

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                                The trees came down quickly this week at Spook Woods in Marysville.

Golf tourney raises $34K for special needs events

TULALIP – The 5th Annual Leah’s Dream Foundation golf tournament Saturday brought in more than $34,000 to help people with special needs. Foundation member Amy… Continue reading

Marysville moms help raise funds to find cure for CF

TULALIP – When Keldan Pablo and Kaidynce Olsen got their picture taken, they had to be separated by their moms Kelsie and Cortney. Not because… Continue reading

Like many of you, I felt the 4.6 earthquake

Like many others of you in Marysville and Arlington, I felt the 4.6 magnitude earthquake at 2:51 this morning. It was between Snohomish and Monroe.… Continue reading

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Longtime Marysville school board member faces rare challenge

MARYSVILLE – For the first time in his many years of service, Tom Albright is being challenged for District 5 on the Marysville School Board.… Continue reading

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Workers put together the new playground at Allen Creek Elementary School in Marysville. (Steve Powell/Staff Photos)

School’s not out for some in Marysville

MARYSVILLE – When kids think of the Summer Slide they probably think of a city park or school playground. But for educators, they think of… Continue reading

Workers put together the new playground at Allen Creek Elementary School in Marysville. (Steve Powell/Staff Photos)

Goodbye: After 30 years, Ballew goes out with a bang

MARYSVILLE – Jim Ballew is going out with a bang. The city parks director for 30 years, who was a driving force behind Marysville’s impressive… Continue reading

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                                Caryn Brown of Arlington manages a smile during chemo treatment.

Relay for life means a lot to Arlington cancer survivor

ARLINGTON – For Caryn Brown of Arlington, Relay for Life really is about celebrating life. It was 10 years ago this November when she found… Continue reading

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                                Caryn Brown of Arlington manages a smile during chemo treatment.
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                                Construction continues on the new Quilceda Creek Casino just off Interstate 5.

New casino, hall, marina add to economic power of Tulalip

TULALIP – The Tulalip Tribes already are a huge economic force in the region, and three projects in the works are only going to add… Continue reading

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                                Construction continues on the new Quilceda Creek Casino just off Interstate 5.

Powerline Trail gets a charge from Marysville, L.S.

MARYSVILLE – A trail between Lake Stevens and Marysville is in the works that could eventually connect with three existing trails and become a regional… Continue reading

Moms raise money for Marysville youth football by playing the game themselves (slide show)

MARYSVILLE – Moms of Marysville Youth Football League players took to the field Saturday at Quil Ceda Stadium for a variety of reasons. The youngest… Continue reading