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Articles from the January 17, 2011 edition

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 By Alan Soler    Sports    January 17, 2011

Vikings take dual against Moses Lake

Number one ranked Lake Stevens Wrestling Team met the third ranked Chiefs of Moses Lake at Cavelero Mid High last Friday evening. Lake’s Jesse Peterson started a Viking run by recording a fall at 103 lbs. to give the Vikings the early 6-0...

 
 By Mike Anderton    Sports    January 17, 2011

Viking boys win at Cascade 46-42

Lake (5-3 in Wesco North, 7-6 overall) improved its playoff hopes with the win, the third straight in which the Vikings have held the opposition to under 50 points. The win followed a now-familiar for...

 
 By Ronnie Mcbrayer    Columns    January 17, 2011

Keeping the Faith

Maybe faith is a lot like your personal computer. Is that a stretch? Well, think about it. No one really thinks about his or her computer until it stops working. Faith isn’t much different. For example, I spent some time once with a young lady...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    January 17, 2011

Rotary Club members distribute Bikes for Tykes

Kathy La-Hoz of the Family Center and Kirstie Kelley of the Lake Stevens Rotary Club prepare to distribute bikes for the ninth Annual Bikes for Tykes Program sponsored by the Lake Stevens Rotary...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    January 17, 2011

PUD offers resources to help those struggling with bills

Snohomish County Public Utility District provides a range of options for customers who are having difficulty paying winter utility bills. Low Income & Senior Assistance Each year, PUD assistance programs help up to 20,000 senior citizens and...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    January 17, 2011

Prepare your child for kindergarten

Is your child READY to be successful in Kindergarten? ABC (Academic Beginnings for Children) and the Lake Stevens Education Foundation is offering the Winter session of READY! for Kindergarten classes for parents. Join other parents and get the...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    January 17, 2011

Lake Stevens Rotary invites you to see what they have to offer

Ever wonder what Rotary International is all about? Come and see. Interested in learning more about a Rotary Club and in making a difference in the Lake Stevens community? Join the Lake Stevens Rotary Club for breakfast on Friday, Jan. 21 and learn...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    January 17, 2011

Lake Stevens Fire partners with Fire District 17

D17 Chief Jim Haverfield, LSF Chief Dave Lingenfelter, and Public Educator Alison Caton. The New Year brought in a new opportunity for Lake Stevens Fire. Effective January 1, 2011 Lake Stevens Fire (L...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    January 17, 2011

Hope receives committee assignments

Rep. Mike Hope, R-Lake Stevens, received the list of legislative committees on which he will serve. They are: • Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Committee, which considers issues...

 
 By Chris Thomas    News    January 17, 2011

WA Faculty: New Higher Ed Funding Ideas "Unrealistic"

BELLINGHAM, Wash. - The recommendations of a 16-member Higher Education Funding Task Force are in, and Gov. Christine Gregoire is asking the Legislature to adopt them. But the chief spokesman for faculty members at Washington's six publicly funded...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    January 17, 2011

Emergency Preparedness Open House announced

A second annual Emergency Preparedness Open House will be held on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 795 Ell Road, Camano Island. The event aims to better prepare the citizens of...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    January 17, 2011

Dreams do come true, just ask Evan Steinruck

For years Evan Steinruck practiced and played sports, everything from soccer to golf to basketball to football, all while doing well in academics. His love of sports paid off big time when last...

 
 Opinions    January 17, 2011

YOUR|LETTERS - January 19th 2011 issue

Speed limit change should be made with community input Dear Editor, I wrote an earlier letter regarding the lowering of the speed limit along 20th St. SE and felt I should respond to some of the points that were brought up. It sounds like the main is...

 
 By Jason Mercier    Opinions    January 17, 2011

Weathering the pension-debt storm

A pension-debt tsunami is threatening states across the country. According to the Pew Center, states are facing nearly $1 trillion in unfunded pension liabilities including retiree health-care costs. While our situation is not as bleak as it is in...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Opinions    January 17, 2011

Arizona shooting brings mental health to the forefront once again

It’s interesting to read reports and articles pertaining to the alleged Arizona shooter, Jared Lee Loughner. Many point the finger at right-wing conservatives and the Tea Party movement in...