Haller students learn about various careers

ARLINGTON – Haller Middle School students attended their first schoolwide Career Day recently. Presenters from 25 fields talked with students about their jobs, which ranged from detective and park ranger to the aerospace and healthcare industries. Arlington firefighters Zach Hansen and Bob Beam talked to students and showed them some of their gear. Steve Powell, managing editor of The Arlington Times, talked about his almost 40-year career as a journalist. Students signed up for careers they were interested in and listened to presenters from that field.

Principal Trever Summers said counselors Jim Evans and Jennifer Peters and ASB adviser Holly Christmas-Harris worked long and had to put the event together. It was snowed out earlier in the year.

“This promotes our district goal of preparing students for future endeavors after high school,” Summers said.

The students completed other career exploration activities in their classroom by using Naviance, a college and career readiness technology tool.

Kiwanis Club to plant tree in honor of Boulton

ARLINGTON – Arlington Kiwanis Club members will honor George Boulton for his lifetime service to the club by planting a flowering pink snowbell tree March 30 in the City Hall plaza. A tree memorial creates a lasting tribute and benefits the community, members say, adding they think he would have loved the floral qualities of the tree. He owned Flowers by George in town, which still is in the family.

Kiwanis selected the “Marley’s” Pink Japanese Snowbell because of its spring color corresponding to Boulton’s May birthday and because the tree is unique with its pink blossoms and “cotton candy” fragrance. To coincide with the event, the city is declaring March 30 Arbor Day in Arlington.

Arlington motorcyclist dies in Seattle

ARLINGTON – A 52-year-old Arlington man when his 2001 Yamaha motorcycle struck a barrier while going northbound on I-5 at Mercer in Seattle.

All lanes except one were closed for about three hours as the accident was investigated, a Washington State Patrol news release says.

The WSP says speed was a factor in the March 14 accident at 5:25 a.m.

Lakewood gets new school board member

LAKEWOOD – Leaha Boser was sworn into office March 13, replacing Greg Jensen on the Lakewood school board. Jensen resigned effective Jan. 16. Boser will serve on the board until the next regularly scheduled school board election in November.

Boser has lived in Lakewood all of her life and graduated from Lakewood High School in 1998.

She graduated from Central Washington University in 2003 with a degree in Communications and a minor in Social Services. Her work background is in marketing and public relations.

Marysville woman on all-academic team

MARYSVILLE – Shirley Baughn, 40, of Marysville, an Everett Community College student, was to be honored March 21 as a member of the 2019 All-Washington Academic Team.

She is among the state’s top scholars representing Washington’s 34 community and technical colleges. Baugn took a job in security after working for two decades in culinary arts. She enjoyed the work and decided to study criminal justice at EvCC. Baugn, who was born in the Philippines and came to the United States eight years ago, is a full-time student while working nights full-time as a security supervisor. She plans to earn a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and continue working in that field.

She will be honored in a ceremony with Gov. Jay Inslee at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia.

Community Garden planted elsewhere

ARLINGTON – Work on the relocation of the Community Garden to the corner of 3rd Street and French Avenue is under way.

City employees have installed water lines for irrigation, constructed garden boxes and filled them with soil. A chainlink fence around the garden will be installed in coming weeks to separate it from Presidents Elementary School and the Arlington Public School’s main offices.

The new garden will provide spaces for students to learn about horticulture, soils, botany and other science- and agricultural-related topics.

The garden, which is much larger than the previous one, also will have beds for the Arlington Food Bank to have fresh produce through the growing season. Community members interested in having space can add their names to the waiting list by calling volunteer coordinator Beth Countryman at 360-435-2991.

MG fails to make Hi-Q final

MARYSVILLE – Marysville-Getchell High School, which claimed second place in Hi-Q’s regular season competition, hosted a semifinal contest March 14. They took on visiting teams from Jackson and Monroe that finished tied for sixth place. Monroe took an early lead, but the Chargers bounced back with a bonus point on Monroe’s biology question. At halftime Monroe led with 16 points, MG had 13 and Jackson 8.

In the second half, MG gained five points in Chemistry. When later the Chargers and Timberwolves gained points in physics, only the Bearcats scored in world history. Going into the final math toss-up (worth four points), Monroe held a three-point advantage over MG. With a correct answer, Monroe secured a trip to the final with 30 points. MG had 23 and Jackson 12.

Monroe and Archbishop Murphy will visit the defending and regular-season champions at Stanwood.

Craft and Vendor Fair June 7-9

MARYSVILLE – A Craft and Vendor Fair will take place June 7-9 as part of the third annual Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce Carnival.

The idea is to give parents something fun to do while kids go on rides. The Craft Fair and carnival takes place in a heavy traffic area between Home Depot and Cabela’s. The Craft Fair will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. those three days. The carnival starts a day earlier. Cost is free for chamber members, $60 for others and $150 for food vendors.

For details, call the chamber at 360-659-7700.

Register for McClinchy Mile Bike Ride 

ARLINGTON – Early registration is underway for the annual McClinchy Mile bike ride April 28 that is adding new routes this year for differing distance rides between Arlington and Stanwood. The McClinchy Mile: Camano Climb Edition includes the 33-mile Stanwood Loop, 40- or 50-mile Camano Climb Loop and 69- and 100-mile loops that start and end in Arlington at Haller Park. Advanced registration is $45 ($50 after April 14 or $55 on event day) and includes a commemorative bandana. To register or for details and route maps visit McClinchy has been hosted by B.I.K.E.S. Club of Snohomish County since 1982, with some of the proceeds supporting helmets for low-income kids. A Free Family Ride starts at 1 p.m. April 27 at Haller Park.

Red Curtain offers acting programs for kids

MARYSVILLE – The Red Curtain Arts Center is accepting registrations for its Springboard program for actors ages 9-15, and for the new Summer Stars teen experience for ages 15-19.

Springboard offers a complete performance experience over six weeks, from auditions to performance of the musical “The Locket” June 28-29.

Red Curtain’s Director of Youth Theatre, Sherry Penoyer, will direct the play she wrote.

Penoyer also leads Red Curtain’s after-school drama clubs at Marshall and Sunnyside elementary schools.

Summer Stars, led by drama teacher Morgan Heetbrink, is a six-week program. Performers will produce the musical “Cabaret” Aug. 9-11. Auditions are set for June 17-18. The Red Curtain Arts Center is located at 9315 State Ave, Suite J. For more visit

Skilled nursing facility hires new director

ARLINGTON – Arlington Health and Rehabilitation, a family owned and operated skilled nursing facility, has hired a new Director of Nursing Services, Suzie Kucala.

Kucala is responsible for overseeing the facility’s clinical operations, which includes management of approximately 50 licensed nurses and certified nursing assistants, while maintaining standards of care in accordance with federal and state regulations.



Sylvia Aust, 97, Feb. 20

Ginger Berry, 75, March 7

Loretta Brager, 84, March 7

Kenneth Cage, 87, March 13

Genevieve Callas, 95, March 2

Amy Crabbs, 27, March 11

Cecilia Darling, 90, March 10

Michael Eberhart, 38, Feb. 23

Maria Emmerson, 58, March 5

Noah Jorgenson, 19, Feb. 26

Solveig Kotkey, 86, March 9

Brendan Ludvik, 21, March 7

Thomas Nichols, 48, March 8

Yuriy Saltykov, 35, March 11

Charlene Smith, 63, March 11

Richard Weikel, 70, March 13


Merri Clark, 89, March 8

Helen Johnston, 86, March 6

Norene Kinney, 85, March 5

Clayton Kline, 76, March 8

Gary Miller, 70, March 2

Wesley Perrault, 76, March 12

Jeffrey Ross, 52, March 3


Joanne King, 80, March 7