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Articles from the January 2, 2013 edition

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 By Staff    News    January 2, 2013

Awards & Honors

Nominated and selected by their peers, the following Lake Stevens School District Employees were recognized for creating a positive, caring and productive school environment through exceptional effort, dedication or performance in their areas of...

 
 By Rory Douglas    Sports    January 2, 2013

L.S. Viking wrestlers face Roseburg

The last time the Lake Stevens wrestling team faced the team from Roseburg High School in Oregon, the Vikings won by the narrowest of margins—a 33-33 tie that the Vikings won by tiebreaker...

 
 By Journal Staff    Sports    January 2, 2013

Aanstad, former LSHS athlete wins NCAA title

LSHS graduate Brittany Aanstad throwing the javelin. LSHS 2007 graduate Brittany Aanstad threw the javelin over 168 feet to take the 2012 NCAA Division II title in the javelin at Seattle Pacific...

 
 By Journal Staff    Columns    January 2, 2013

Hope Covenant Church celebrates first anniversary

Hope Covenant Church will be celebrating its one year anniversary on Jan. 13 at the Lake Stevens Middle School with a celebration worship service and reception at 10 a.m. Hope was an idea that came from the original 11 core members of the church and...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    January 2, 2013

Schools focus on reason for the season

Staff, students and families throughout Lake Stevens School District got into the holiday spirit by giving back to others. Numerous food, clothing, gift and coin drives were held that benefitted...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    January 2, 2013

Relay For Life of Lake Stevens gathers community members to fight cancer

The Relay For Life of Lake Stevens raises funds to fight cancer by hosting this overnight event where individuals and teams camp out with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the evening. The...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    January 2, 2013

Lake Stevens hits a season high level

This year we have experienced some pretty intense weather, starting the year with snow, followed by a very wet spring, and ending with an even wetter fall and winter. The Lake Stevens’ area is seeing a heavy amount of rain fall which has...

 
 News    January 2, 2013

Kiwanis delivered food and gifts to local families, children in need

Lake Stevens Kiwanis Club delivered food and gifts for the children of 20 families in need right here in Lake Stevens. The donations were delivered on December 22, just in time for...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    January 2, 2013

January activities at Lake Stevens Senior Center

Please join the Lake Stevens Senior Center, 2302 Soper Hill Road, for the following activities in January—remember, you don’t have to be a senior to take advantage of the Center activities. AARP Safe Driving Class Jan. 7 & 9 The Next...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    January 2, 2013

Friends of the Library bring concert to Early Learning Center

A concert for the Lake Stevens School District’s Early Learning Center Literacy Night. The Lake Stevens Friends of the Library funded a concert for the Lake Stevens School District’s...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    January 2, 2013

City explores options for treatment of phosphorus in lake

The aerial photo of Lake Stevens shows phosphorus levels along the shoreline. The City is asking for public input regarding the lake’s aerator at an upcoming city council meeting on January 14....

 
 By Staff    Lights & Sirens    January 2, 2013

Lights and Sirens for January 2, 2013

The police department responded to 548 incidents in the week of December 16, 2012 through December 22, 2012. The following is a brief summary of some of the more notable contacts: Hit and Run Collision, 12/14/12 91st Ave. NE/Vernon Rd. Officers...

 
 By Journal Staff    Opinions    January 2, 2013

Your letters for January 2, 2013

Waiting for reply from City Council Dear Editor, For those of you who read or have read the comments in the Letters to the Editor you will remember our protest to the city council stopping us from having garage sales and that we met with the city cou...

 
 By Stephen Wallace    Opinions    January 2, 2013

Parents play an important role in their teens’ lives

With many kids gearing up for a holiday at home, their parents may soon be wrestling with the question of the season, “naughty or nice?” In making the calculation about their teenager’s behavior, it’s a good question and a fai...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Opinions    January 2, 2013

School shootings bring up questions about mental health, guns

Twenty young lives and six adult lives were lost only a few short weeks ago in one of the worst school shootings in American history. The actions of one deranged killer has changed the lives of...

 
 By Washington News Service    News    January 2, 2013

Regrets about Holiday Spending? Change That Now ...

SEATTLE - While the flurry of holiday spending may be good for the economy, it can prove to be exactly the opposite for an individual or family struggling to pay for necessities. In response to a new survey, one in four people said they'll need more...

 
 By Washington News Service    News    January 2, 2013

New Year's Wish List: Affordable Housing for WA Cities

SEATTLE - Affordable housing advocates are lining up their priorities for the coming legislative session, and more money for the state's Housing Trust Fund is one of them. It is hard to find affordable rental housing in many parts of Washington...

 
 By Staff    News    January 2, 2013

Investigation of Inmate Death Completed

Detectives with the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit have completed the investigation of the death of jail inmate Michael Saffioti. The 22 year-old died on July 3 and the Snohomish County Medical Examiner determined that the cause...

 
 By Washington News Service    News    January 2, 2013

Available files: mp3 wav jpg Healthy, Family-Style Resolutions for the New Year

SEATTLE - The New Year is upon us, and at least one expert suggests making resolutions for the occasion a "family affair." Clinical psychologist Dr. William Hansen says it's a good idea for parents and kids to sit down together, to reflect...

 
 By Washington News Service    News    January 2, 2013

Healthy, Family-Style Resolutions for the New Year

SEATTLE - The New Year is upon us, and at least one expert suggests making resolutions for the occasion a "family affair." Clinical psychologist Dr. William Hansen says it's a good idea for parents and kids to sit down together, to reflect...

 
 By Staff    News    January 2, 2013

County to fill Civil Service Commission opening

Snohomish County is seeking to fill an opening on its Civil Service Commission. The Civil Service Commission was created by the state Legislature to establish a merit system of employment for county deputy sheriffs and other employees of the office...

 
 By Staff    News    January 2, 2013

Burn ban limits indoor, outdoor burning

A Stage 1 burn ban is in effect for Snohomish County until further notice. The use of fireplaces and uncertified wood stoves is prohibited until air quality improves. Outdoor burning is also restricted. A high-pressure system is creating cold, dry...

 
 By Washington News Service    News    January 2, 2013

Available files: mp3 wav jpg Out with the Old: Recycling Cell Phones, Laptops, TVs...

SEATTLE - "Out with the old, in with the new" takes on a whole new meaning when the topic is electronic gear. A new national certification program born in Seattle ensures that recyclers properly dispose of items such as laptops,...