Campaign kickoff, citywide garage sale, deaths

  • Wednesday, August 7, 2019 10:55am
  • LifeNews

Pedestrian hit

MARYSVILLE – A Marysville man reportedly struck a pedestrian at an intersection Kenneth H. Brown, 57, of Marysville was southbound on Highway 99 near Gibson Road when the accident occurred, the Washington State Patrol reported Wednesday.

Ryan M. Kelly, 37, of Lynnwood was transported to Providence Everett Medical Center.

The accident is under investigation, the WSP says.

Salvation Army moves

MARYSVILLE – The Salvation Army in Marysville is moving to a new location.

A ribbon cutting to mark the event will take place Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1108 State St.

Mayor Jon Nehring will do the honors. Visitors can tour the new center. Light refreshments will be provided.

McDuffy retiring 

Former Arlington schools superintendent Kristine McDuffy is retiring next year.

After leaving Arlington in July 2016 after eight years she took over at Edmonds public schools. She told that district she will retire next June 30 to spend more time with family.

“This was a very tough decision but after serving 37 wonderful years in public education — 17 as a superintendent, it is time,” she wrote in an email. This spring, with a $17.7 million shortfall in next year’s budget, McDuffy recommended laying off three dozen full- and part-time teachers. Teachers opposed, and it divided directors before passing 3-2.

McDuffy is a 1977 graduate of Everett High School. She also was a Lakewood School District principal for nine years before becoming that district’s superintendent.

Nehring to talk

TULALIP – Snohomish County Councilman Nate Nehring will give the “State of the County” address at a breakfast meeting Aug. 23.

It will be from 7:30 to 9 a.m. during the Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce Business Before Hours event at the Tulalip Casino Resort.

The breakfast is one week earlier than usual because of Labor Day weekend.

Cost is $28 general admission, $23 for members registered by noon the day before.

Mayor challenger 

MARYSVILLE – Mayoral candidate Mike Patrick will officially kick off his campaign against incumbent Jon Nehring Aug. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Marysville Historical Society Museum, 6805 Armar Road. Patrick plans to share his perspective on campaign issues, including the drug mess, making State Street stately and improving availability of health care by bringing a hospital to Marysville. A question and answer session will follow.

For details go to

City garage sale

MARYSVILLE – The 3rd Annual All-Marysville Garage will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day Aug. 16-18.

The community garage sale will have more than 100 homes participating, selling items to thousands of visitors visiting town looking for bargains.

Anyone who wants to sell items and be a part of the event can do it free at One you do that, you will be added to an online garage sale map.

For details, phone William Frankhouser at 425-367-2992 or email

Torch run

The Marysville, Arlington and Tulalip police departments will be participating in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Aug. 24

The event, which will include a scenic motorcycle ride and car, track and motorcycle show, is the largest public awareness and fundraiser for Special Olympics and the “Flame of Hope.”

The event raises thousands of dollars for Special Olympic athletes. On average it costs $650 to sponsor one athlete for one year in competitive sports.

The goal is to raise $20,000 in tax deductible donations.

Businesses can participate at Gold, Silver and Bronze levels, along with in-kind donations.

Make checks out to Special Olympics WA and mail to Marysville Police Department – Attn: Patricia, 1635 Grove St., Marysville, WA 98270.

Council member honored

ARLINGTON – Council member Sue Weiss recently earned a Certificate of Municipal Leadership from the Association of Washington Cities.

It recognizes 30 hours of training in:

•Roles, responsibilities and legal requirements

•Public sector resource management

•Community planning and development

•Effective local leadership

Cities are continually transforming in light of changing laws, AWC Chief Executive Officer Peter B. King said, adding the certification helps sharpen the tools leaders need to understand the legal landscape, plan for the future, manage resources and foster strong relationships.

Water meters

ARLINGTON – The City’s water meter conversion project, started in 2015, is entering its final year. The project involves replacing over 5,000 meters with new ones that include radio transponders. These transponders allow the city to read meters in a single day using a truck equipped with a drive-by meter reading receiver. Twenty years ago, it took the city’s meter readers at least two weeks each month to do the job. The program saves staff time and results in savings that have been passed on to customers.

If your water meter lid has a black “hockey puck” on it, your meter has been replaced. Replacement involves shutting off your water for 30 minutes. For details: 360-403-3526 or

Blood drive

MARYSVILLE – With summer blood supplies at critically low levels, the city is teaming up with American Red Cross Northwest Region to offer a blood drive Aug. 21 between 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the library, 6120 Grove St. To schedule an appointment, go to and enter Marysville under “Find a drive” or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Youths thanked

ARLINGTON – The Mayor and City Council recently honored the volunteer work of two local youths, Isaiah and Lawrence Evans. Isaiah and Lawrence cleaned up the landscaping that was overhanging the sidewalk on Macleod Avenue to the south of 1st Street.



Dolores Barden, 76, July 26

David Blackman, 57, July 17

Sandra Clark, 75, July 24

Suzan Middleton, 71, July 24

Linda Vail, 78, July 19

Janet Welborn, 87, July 28

Eva Bussard, 97, July 22

Hugo Fleet, 71, July 11

Joyce Post, 74, July 18

Betty Williams, 84, July 20


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Katherine Cozine, 70, July 28


Sonya Breaum, 60, July 23

Johnny Carroll, 51, July 29

Chad Clark, 32, July 27

Harold Parker, Jr., 62, July 23

James Sloan, 66, July 24

Betty Terrana, 94, July 24

Lynn Welch, 84, July 25

Rocky Berger, 64, July 19

Jeffrey Carlson, 63, July 19

Rachel Carron, 99, July 21

Robert Fletcher, 83, July 16

Ervin Krausz, 89, July 21

Thomas Lee, 64, July 15

Donna McInnis, 83, July 20

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Brian Moore, 57, July 21

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