Hits and misses (Feb. 15)


Those who accept the responsibility and sacrifice and vote for schools.

Donors who helped Grace Academy expand.

Those participating in the process on Marysville school boundaries.

The nine folks trying to fill a spot on Arlington City Council after Josh Roundy resigned.

Susan Kasch for donating a kidney to teacher Diane Tillman.

MG for beating M-P in wrestling for the first time.

M-P boys and Arlington girls for winning league titles.

Marysville breaking ground on its new Civic Campus

Alex Jensen for breaking Lakewood’s scoring record in basketball.

Whitney Williams for her tenure at Arlington. Sad to see you go, though.

The RAP center at M-P and the effort to get more girl involved.

Arlington and Marysville for signing a pact with Port of Everett regarding Cascade Industrial Center.

Arlington for its annual Eagle Festival to get us outdoors in the winter.

Marysville for helping to fund numerous organizations that help people in need.

The urban village planned south of the Arlington Airport. Marysville needs that on its waterfront.

Sgt. Mike Gilbert for being Arlington police Employee of the Year.

Volunteers of America stepping in to help the Arlington Community Resource Center when Lutheran Community Services had to back out financially.

Arlington’s Innovation Center renovation.

Arlington’s and Marysville’s school-to-work transition programs for special needs students.

Marysville for providing materials for sandbags for those who needed them during recent flooding.

Marysville United Methodist Church for helping homeless families with Miracle House.


We want public art but $60,000 for ‘HopeGate’?

Kristina Banfield leaving Arlington. She’s been great in every city job she’s had.

Marysville for having to pay a Mexican immigrant $85,000 for twice detaining him despite court orders.

The justice system for only giving Karlene Landert 26 months in the sword stabbing of her former boyfriend. She came very close to killing him.

Arlington for still not getting a cold-weather shelter.

Those who vote down schools even though Marysville has some of the lowest property taxes in Snohomish County.