Marysville Briefs

(Sept. 4)

  • Tuesday, September 4, 2018 1:16pm
  • LifeNews

9-11 ceremony in Marysville

MARYSVILLE – Marysville firefighters and police officers will hold a public ceremony marking 17 years since the 9/11 attacks to honor the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives.

Those who died include 343 firefighters and 72 law enforcement officers.

In addition, the Marysville Fire District lost Lt. Jeff Thornton to cancer on Sept. 11, 2001.

Members of the Marysville Fire District‘s Honor Guard will lead the ceremony at 8:30 a.m. at the Police and Firefighters Memorial outside the Marysville Public Library, 6120 Grove St. The event, which has taken place every year since 2001, will include an address from Mayor Jon Nehring.

“This is a time for us to reflect and remember those who gave their lives on that day and to also honor the life of one of our own,” Fire Chief Martin McFalls said. “It is important that we not forget their sacrifice.”

Woman’s body found in Lake Ki

LAKE KI – The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team worked with the fire department to recover a body found Saturday morning in Lake Ki. The body is that of a woman and is believed to be the missing swimmer reported in late July. The body was located by a person who was out kayaking on the lake. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office conducted an investigation and will make the identification.

Candidates forum at chamber

TULALIP – A Candidates Forum will take place Sept. 28 at the Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce meeting.

John McCoy and Savio Phan, who are running for state senator in the 38th District, will be there, along with 44th District representative 2 candidates Jared Mead and Mark Harmsworth.

Speakers representing the pros and cons of the carbon tax Initiative 1631 also will be there.

The chamber’s monthly Business Before Hours event is in the Canoe’s Cabaret Room at the Tulalip Resort Casino from 7:30 to 9 a.m.

Small Business Summit Oct. 2

MARYSVILLE – The Small Business Summit will take place at the Marysville Opera House Oct. 2 from 3-6 p.m. The summit provides an opportunity for small business owners, managers and entrepreneurs to learn, engage, network and grow. The summit will provide the tools, strategies and best practices to compete in today’s business climate. During the first and last half-hour period, attendees can visit booths, have refreshments and network. In-between a panel will speak for an hour on Snohomish County’s Economic Development. On the panel are Marysville’s mayor, Tulalip Tribes Economic Development, Economic Alliance of Snohomish County and the Port of Everett. Anton Stetner will speak for a half hour on Social Media Do’s and Don’ts, and Lee Alley will do likewise on Free Google Services. The event is free at 1225 3rd St. For details contact the Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce at 360-659-7700 or online at

Benefit dinner-auction for Scouts

TULALIP – The Mount Baker Council Scout Auction will take place Sept. 29 at 5:15 p.m. at the Tulalip Resort Casino.

Proceeds go to benefit the boys and girls of the Mount Baker Council for their future. Tickets are $125 each. The event features three silent auctions, a dinner and a live auction.

Last year’s auction helped raise over $30,000 for Scouts in need and more than $65,000 in general support. That allows programs for nearly 8,000 youth that focus on leadership, goals and help build character through service and an appreciation of the outdoors. For details go to

Rotary cleans up Arlington beaches

ARLINGTON – The Rotary of Arlington Day of Service project Sunday included picking up garbage.

The primary areas they worked were the Stillaguamish River beach and trails at Twin Rivers Park.

“The beach was absolutely clean Monday,” Snohomish County park ranger Smith said.

Those participating included Public Works Director Jim Kelly with daughters Skye and Jordan, along with judge Kristen Olbrechts, Dave Duskin and City Councilmember Sue Weiss.

Art in the Park this weekend

ARLINGTON – The 10th annual Art in Legion Park will take place Saturday and Sunday downtown. The event features vendors with original art and crafts from the local area. There will be live music and hands on art activities. The Farmers Market vendors will also be there on Saturday.

Mike Nordine has created many wood insects available for painting. Rocks also will be available to paint. David Howard “String Surfer” will perform with his 12 string guitar on the stage from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday. The Folsoms Band will play songs of Johnny Cash from 2-4 p.m. Marcia Kester will sing songs of Patsy Cline and others Sunday from 1-4 p.m. The “Flowers of Arlington” winning photographs will be on display, and the winners will be awarded their prizes. Attendees are encouraged to take the “Art of Arlington” walking art tour on the Centennial Trail, where you will find many murals and sculptures.

Smokey Point to get new medical center

SMOKEY POINT – Kaiser Permanente will expand its number of medical centers to 30 by adding five new medical centers over the next 18 months, including one in Smokey Point.

“We are proud to continue making strategic and customer-driven investments in great care and good jobs in our communities,” said Susan Mullaney, president of Kaiser Permanente Washington. The new medical centers will open between the end of 2018 and early 2020.

Friendship Walk-Run, Car Wash returns to Arlington

ARLINGTON – The 11th annual Village Community Services Superhero Friendship Walk, 5K run, and Car Wash returns to downtown Arlington Sept. 22 at 8:30 a.m. Participants will wear their favorite Superhero costume, or not, for the walk-run along a portion of the Centennial Trail. The 5K course will begin and end at Legion Park. The event is open to runners of all levels with proceeds supporting Voices of the Village, an ensemble band affiliated with Village Community Services, a nonprofit organization that supports individuals living with disabilities. Race-appropriate food and beverage will be available. Register for $20 by Sept. 15 and get a t-shirt, hat or water bottle. Kids are $5 ages 6-12 and free for under 5. Go to

Top water facility in Arlington

ARLINGTON – The city has been recognized again as having one of top performing water treatment facilities in the state.

Arlington is one of four water departments or districts earning the top platinum award for 15 or more years of meeting unregulated water turbidity goals. The Washington Treatment Optimization Program focuses on particle removal and disinfection to maximize public health protection from microbial contaminants.

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