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Articles from the January 15, 2013 edition

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 By Mike Anderton    Sports    January 15, 2013

Viking basketball boys beat Lynnwood, Mariner to boost playoff hopes

In a busy week for Viking basketball, the girls and the boys each solidified their hold on a playoff spot. Girls beat Kamiak 64-47, lost to Lynnwood 59-48, and beat Mariner 62-9 (yes, 62-9) to boost their Wesco North slate to 5-4 (9-6 overall). Lake...

 
 By Rory Douglas    Sports    January 15, 2013

Soler leads Vikings to victory at MatMan Wrestling Tournament

Lake Stevens’ Eric Soler, the Viking wrestling team’s lone returning state champion, isn’t used to being a fourth-place seed at tournaments. But that’s just where he found...

 
 By Jan White    Columns    January 15, 2013

Quadriplegic finds meaning in life despite handicap

Forty-five years ago, a teenager named Joni Eareckson dove into the shallow water of Chesapeake Bay. In seconds, her life changed from athletic to quadriplegic. She was paralyzed from her shoulders down, due to a broken neck. There’s no way...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    January 15, 2013

Washington Votes site ready to help

WashingtonVotes.org will provide complete, gavel-to-gavel coverage of the 2013 regular session of the Washington State Legislature that convenes on Monday, January 14th. This free website allows interested citizens, media, activists, government...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    January 15, 2013

Old Machias Road undergoes emergency repairs, closures

Drivers and residents on Old Machias Road should prepare for a three-week, around-the-clock road closure starting Monday, Jan. 14. Old Machias Road will close from 7:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14, until 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, between 52nd Street Southeast...

 
 By Officer Andrew Thor    News    January 15, 2013

LSPD Explorers support community

If you have been to any of the community events throughout this past year, you’ve probably encountered young men and women wearing “Explorer” on their uniforms. But who exactly are the Lake Stevens Police Explorers? Police...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    January 15, 2013

Local residents work together to catch a thief

Local residents came together to help catch a suspected thief who has been allegedly breaking into homes throughout Lake Stevens. Attached is a poster residents made from a surveillance videotape of...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    January 15, 2013

Library offers training on downloading ebooks

Learn to download free ebooks and audiobooks through Sno-Isle’s website. If you’d like to download a book after class, please bring your laptop and eReader or audio device or your Wi-Fi enabled device. Seating is limited so please...

 
 By Washington News Service    News    January 15, 2013

Report: WA Schools Could Work Harder to End Hunger

SEATTLE - Washington is making some progress in ending hunger at schools, according to a new report by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), but not at the pace other states have shown. The group's School Breakfast Scorecard finds almost 44...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    January 15, 2013

Landslide on East Lakeshore closes road

The home sitting on the top of the hill off of Bassler and East Lakeshore is still in it’s original place even after a large landslide on Thursday, January 10 which closed East Lakeshore all...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    January 15, 2013

L.S. School District saves taxpayers another $900,000

The Lake Stevens Board of Directors approved the refinancing of a portion of the 2005 bond that will result in a decrease in interest payments for taxpayers equaling more than $900,000 over the life of the bond. Last spring, the district refinanced $...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    January 15, 2013

January is School Board Recognition Month

Lake Stevens School Board with Superintendent Amy Beth Cook. January is School Board Appreciation Month in Washington state, and it’s important for our community to know that the Lake Stevens...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    January 15, 2013

IRS plans Jan. 30 tax season opening for 1040 filers

Following the January tax law changes made by Congress under the American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA), the Internal Revenue Service announced today it plans to open the 2013 filing season and begin processing individual income tax returns on Jan. 30....

 
 By Zoey Palmer    News    January 15, 2013

Governor-elect Inslee lays out key focus issues

Washington Governor-elect Jay Inslee addressed issues of job creation, the state budget, education funding and gun control as he outlined his policy goals for his first term, appearing at an Associated Press briefing session at the state capital...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    January 15, 2013

Fire is everyone’s fight

Home safety surveys and smoke alarm installations will soon be administered by Lake Stevens Fire. LSF has been awarded these alarms through the Vision 20/20 Grant. This grant provides the ability to install 200 smoke alarms, 20 hearing-impaired...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    January 15, 2013

Edward Jones Financial Advisor hosts Retirement can be less taxing seminar

During the seminar, attendees will learn how they can take advantage of tax-free income in retirement. The seminar will include information about: • The differences between traditional and Roth IRAs • How a Roth IRA can give investors...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    January 15, 2013

Dentist offering free sealant to kids in need

As part of National Children’s Dental Health Month and Dr. Stacey Cerven’s office will be having a FREE sealant day on Saturday, February 23. They will see children from the ages of 6 through 18. A parent or guardian must be present with...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    January 15, 2013

Chamber of Commerce to be located at Lundeen Park

The new home of the Lake Stevens Chamber of Commerce at Lundeen Park. The Lake Stevens Chamber of Commerce and the City of Lake Stevens have executed an agreement to locate the Chamber of Commerce in...

 
 Lights & Sirens    January 15, 2013

Lights and Sires for January 16, 2013

The police department responded to 568 incidents in the week of December 30, 2012 through January 05, 2013. The following is a brief summary of some of the more notable contacts: Disturbance, 12/30/12, 9300 block of 15th St. NE A 22-year-old male...

 
 Opinions    January 15, 2013

YOUR LETTERS FOR JANUARY 19, 2013

Irresponsible gunowner causes property damamge Dear Editor, On New Year’s Eve my garage was hit by a bullet. This happened at my house in the Hobday Ranch area. The bullet came from north of me, came from a high angle and passed over my RV,...

 
 By Lee H. Hamilton    Opinions    January 15, 2013

What the Fiscal Cliff Deal tells us about congress

Ordinarily, the start of a new Congress is a time for optimism. Fresh faces and a purposeful spirit combine to get Congress off to a hope-filled start. Yet Capitol Hill right now is far from optimistic. That’s because last year’s...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Opinions    January 15, 2013

New Year’s resolutions, will you keep yours?

So much talk about New Year’s resolutions seems to pop up in conversation this time of year which probably means most of us are planning to make and keep some sort of resolution(s). The big ques...