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Articles from the February 7, 2012 edition

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 By Journal Staff    News    February 7, 2012

New florist opens in Lake Stevens, just in time for Valentine’s Day

Flowers By K is a new, locally owned floral business that recently opened last May in our quaint town of Lake Stevens. They offer flowers and floral arrangements for all occasions: special events, weddings, corporate occasions, Valentine’s...

 
 By Journal Staff    Sports    February 7, 2012

NLMS Volleyball has the perfect season

The North Lake Middle School Volleyball team. The North Lake Middle School volleyball team finished their season with 10 wins and zero losses. These hard working athletes played teams from...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    February 7, 2012

Local students participating Aerospace Scholarship program

Washington Aerospace Scholars Program provides opportunities for high school students interested in science, technology, engineering, and math. Now in its sixth year, The Washington Aerospace Scholars (WAS) is pleased to announce that the following...

 
 By Alan Soler    Sports    February 7, 2012

Wrestlers take second at Wesco 4A District Championships

The Lake Stevens wrestling team’s streak of consecutive district championships ended at 12 this weekend as the Vikings came in second to Snohomish at this year’s Wesco 4A district...

 
 By Mike Anderton, Contributing Writer    Sports    February 7, 2012

Girls beat Jackson to secure co-championship Boys are nipped by Snohomish

Vikings (14-1 in Wesco North, 19-1 overall) needed this win to tie Stanwood for the Wesco North title -- and to share with Stanwood the unofficial overall Wesco crown). It was a fitting test of Lake’s mettle, as Jackson had already cinched the...

 
 By Ronnie Mcbrayer    Columns    February 7, 2012

Keeping the Faith: It Must Be Raining

Months ago a friend handed me a little book entitled “Have A Little Faith,” written by Mitch Albom. You should go buy a copy. To whet your appetite, the book tells the story of Rabbi Albert Lewis, who asks Mitch to deliver his eulogy...

 
 By Journal Staff    Business    February 7, 2012

Cascade Companion Care receives “Best of Home Care” Award

Cascade Companion Care announced that it has been recognized with Home Care Pulse’s “Best of Home Care” distinction. Awarded to the top 25 percent of agencies in client and employee satisfaction scores from Home Care Pulse, Cascade...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    February 7, 2012

Viking football team captains moving up together

After a banner year on the football field and a stellar attempt at the state championship title, not only did Lake Stevens Vikings’ four team captains make it to the semi-finals but now they...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    February 7, 2012

Special Ed group holding meeting

The Lake Stevens Special Education Parent Teacher Group invites you to their next meeting on Monday, Feb. 13, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. to 8p.m. in the Mt. Pilchuck Elementary Library. The speaker for this meeting is local author and clinical...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    February 7, 2012

Sen. Hobbs’ insurance reform bill will lower costs for school employees

A classroom assistant in Yelm makes $900 per month and pays $750 per month in insurance. A school office clerk in Sultan pays $689 per month in insurance coverage for her and her husband. A school bus driver in Camas works just 20 hours a week yet...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    February 7, 2012

Relay for Life team meeting

If you are one of the over a hundred people who have now registered to be on a Relay for Life Lake Stevens team, plan on attending the next team meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at Lake Stevens High School starting at 6 p.m. Team meetings are a great...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    February 7, 2012

Lake Stevens Fire recognizes commitment

Chief Lingenfelter presented Fire Marshal Marshall a certificate of Achievement. Congratulations to Fire Marshal Robert Marshall who has achieved 20 years of dedicated service with Lake Stevens Fire....

 
 By Journal Staff    News    February 7, 2012

L.S. Education Foundation announces “The 2012 Ben Clark Memorial Scholarship”

Ben Clark Ben Clark’s parents, Steve and Beth Adolphsen, are sponsoring a $500 scholarship through the Lake Stevens Education Foundation. The Ben Clark Memorial Scholarship is available to Lake...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    February 7, 2012

Fire Commissioners appoint roles for six-year term

Pictured above from left to right: Lake Stevens Fire Commissioners Troy Elmore, Dan Lorentzen, and Vern Foster. Lake Stevens Fire recently administered the Oath of Office for Commissioner Troy Elmore...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    February 7, 2012

“Love for All Ages” Valentine’s Dance bridges generations

Teens dance with local seniors at last year’s Love for all Ages Dance. In celebration of Valentine’s on Saturday, February 11, 2012, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. nearly 100 people will gather at...

 
 By Lake Stevens Police Beat    Lights & Sirens    February 7, 2012

Lights and Sirens - February 8, 2012

The police department responded to 571 incidents in the week of January 22, 2012 through January 28, 2012. The following is a brief summary of some of the more notable contacts: Vehicle Prowls, 01/23/12, 8700 block of 1st Street SE Officers made...

 
 By Steve Jacob    Opinions    February 7, 2012

The sticker shock of Washington’s consumer health-care costs in 2020

The coming year will determine whether ­ or in what form ­ health reform survives. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on reform’s constitutionality before it adjourns in June. If it survives the court challenge, it will at...

 
 By Rep. Dan Kristiansen    Opinions    February 7, 2012

Governor, where is the funding for U.S. 2 in your transportation proposal

It was Sept. 11, 2007, when Gov. Chris Gregoire came to Snohomish County to see firsthand the problems on U.S. Highway 2 that contributed to more than 45 deaths within seven years between Snohomish and Stevens Pass. That day, the governor toured the...

 
 By Christopher Schwarzen, Executive Office Snohomish County    News    February 7, 2012

Dial 9-1-1 to reach emergency assistance

Local 9-1-1 officials are reminding residents to call, not text, when they have an emergency. While the ability to include text messaging options for 9-1-1 reporting is being tested, reliable methods still don't exist, and text messages to 9-1-1 in...

 
 By Chris Thomas    News    February 7, 2012

Aging Dams Pose Challenges for Fish and Feds

BURBANK, Wash. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is testing the oil used in electrical equipment at dams on the Columbia and Snake Rivers to see if contains polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), chemicals that can contaminate the water around the dams....

 
 By Journal Staff    News    February 7, 2012

Steinruck selected as CEO of Senior Services of Snohomish County

Jim Steinruck Senior Services of Snohomish County’s Board of Directors has selected Jim Steinruck of Lake Stevens, as its new CEO. Steinruck has 37 years of health care management experience...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    February 7, 2012

State businesses get record tax break

Washington employers will collect a record $56 million in 2011 federal tax credits because they hired certain hard-to-place job seekers. The Work Opportunity Tax Credit provides up to $2,400 in tax savings per worker to businesses that hire military...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    February 7, 2012

Pure Clean Carpet Cleaning honored in CleanFax

Locally family owned Snohomish County business Pure Clean Carpet Cleaning has been recognized in national trade magazine as a “2012 Industry Leader.” PURE CLEAN® offers superior carpet cleaning in the King and Snohomish county area...