Marysville police volunteer wins honor from governor

Clean Sweep, drug take back, chamber news, and other briefs

  • Monday, April 22, 2019 11:55am
  • Life

MARYSVILLE – Ronald Wagner has been supervising the Marysville Volunteer Patrol since 2011.

As a result, he recently received the “Governor’s Volunteer Service Award” at the Governor’s Mansion.

Wagner was one of several people statewide recognized. Awardees were honored in Olympia followed by an on-field tribute at the Seattle Mariners game that evening.

“We are drawn to stories of people who don’t quit, and our Volunteer Service Award honorees are outstanding representatives of that kind of perseverance,” Gov. Jay Inslee said.

Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring added, “People like Ron Wagner, who give of themselves for the betterment of our community, are Marysville’s greatest asset.”

And police Cmdr. Larry Buell said,“Marysville citizens and business owners love this group of volunteers who are consistently visible and interacting with them, which is a true testament to Ron’s ability to lead such a successful team.”

Wagner has volunteered with Marysville police since 2011. In 2018, he logged more than 569 volunteer hours supervising up to 25 volunteers and scheduling them for 14 citywide events.

The MVP team last year logged 4,009 hours, conducted 1,721 school checks, completed 2,990 business and 1,045 home vacation checks, checked the city’s parks 1,169 times and checked for disabled parking violations 1,696 times.

MVP is a proactive, community-based program that helps reduce crime and makes citizens feel safer. MVP members are an extra set of eyes and ears for police, the city’s website says. The group is always looking for volunteers. 

Some of their duties include:

•Assisting with Neighborhood and Business Watch Programs

•Patrolling parking lots for handicapped space violators

•Patrolling parks to look for suspicious or criminal activity

•Patrolling school grounds and nearby roads and neighborhoods

•Removing illegally posted yard, garage, lost pet and other signs on poles, traffic signs, etc.

•Residential vacation house checks to reduce the potential for break-ins

•Special events like Healthy Communities Challenge Day, Healthy Kids Day, Strawberry Festival, National Night Out Against Crime and many others.

For details call Wagner at 360-363-8325.

Marysville helps residents spring clean 

MARYSVILLE – The city is again offering an opportunity for residents to clear out trash and recyclables for free with its annual Clean Sweep April 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Marysville Public Works, 80 Columbia Ave.

City residents may bring these items for free disposal, recycling or donation: Bagged garbage; yard waste such as branches, grass and leaves, but no dirt, sod or rocks; scrap metal; and appliances.

•Refrigerators and freezers – first 50 accepted free, $35 charged after that.

•Washers, dryers, stoves and hot water tanks.

•Tires, electronics and e-waste, car and marine batteries, and clothing and household items, such as usable furniture, kitchenware, home décor, etc.

To prepare for Clean Sweep and make your dropoff go as quickly as possible, please load appliances, lead-acid batteries, electronics/e-waste and usable donations into your vehicle last so they can be unloaded first.

For details go to www.marysvillewa.gov/900/Clean-Sweep.

Arlington police take back drugs

ARLINGTON – Arlington police will take your expired and unused prescription drugs from 2-4 p.m. Saturday.

It’s the ninth year police have done this to prevent pill abuse and theft. Rates of prescription drug abuse are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses.

Take the pills to the police station at 110 E. Third St. Sites cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps, only pills or patches. The service is free and anonymous.

For details go to www.DEATakeBack.com

Chamber member orientation

MARYSVILLE – All current and new members are invited to the Marysville-Tulalip Chamber of Commerce free Membership Orientation April 23, at either 11 a.m. to noon for 4-5 p.m.

Tips will be given on how members can get the most of their membership. Perks include access to your webpage, networking information and promotional benefits.

Attendees get a free ticket to the next Business Before Hours April 26.

Register at www.marysvilletulalipchamber.com/events/details/member-orientation

Kraski to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

ARLINGTON – Mary Jean Kraski will be honored for her service to the community at the Lifetime Achievement Breakfast April 24 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd.

The event is a fund-raiser for the center. RSVP to dklemens@stillycenter.org or 360-653-4551.

State of the Economy at chamber breakfast

MARYSVILLE – The State of the Economy will be the topic of the next Business Before Hours April 26.

Learn about the regional economy and how changes in commuting patterns, occupation mixes and the nature of work are changing. Guest speakers Hart Hodges and James McCafferty of Western Washington University will talk about “Cars, Jobs and Restless Nights, Perspectives on Our Economy.”

The Marysville-Tulalip Chamber of Commerce event will be from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Tulalip Resort Casino Canoe’s Cabaret Room.

General admission is $28.

Deaths

Arlington

Cheryl Chastain, 69, April 4

Marcella Drake, 94, April 1

Jill Hennessey, 61, March 31

Gary Krutsinger, 58, April 2

Edwin Maynard, 86, April 10

Gene Meyers, 80, April 3

Barbara Rowe, 76, April 6

Dorothy Trotto, 92, April 8

Mildred Watt, 92, April 5

Christopher Williams, 80, April 6

Phyllis Woodruff, 82, April 5

Marysville

Timothy Crim, 70, April 3

Richard Granum, 58, March 31

Gene Harris, 64, Feb. 10

Marjorie Heller, 90, April 1

Jane Hinricksen, 90, April 2

Debbra Johnson, 68, April 8

Benancio Mapel, 88, March 30

Robert McIntyre, 57, April 6

Patrick Moore, 73, April 3

Benancio Morales, 92, April 1

Ramon Rojas, 51, April 7

Augusta Roodzant, 90, April 5

William Schroeder, 89, April 3

Michael Williams, 58, April 3

Tulalip

Donald Rapelje Sr., 91, April 4

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