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 By Gretchen Douma, Director Of Marketing    Entertainment    February 14, 2011

5th Avenue Theatre Announces 2011/12 Season

SEATTLE, WA –The 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle’s premiere musical theatre, is thrilled to announce its line-up for the 2011/12 season. The new season opens with the critically acclaimed 25th Anniversary production of Les Misérables,...

 
 By Mike Anderton    Sports    February 14, 2011

Viking girls beat Cascade, Jackson

For the third straight season and five in the past six, Coach Randall Edens’ Viking girls are headed to the State Basketball Tournament. Lake made that a reality with District wins over Cascade 61-14 and Jackson 54-45. The Vikings earlier...

 
 By Alan Soler    Sports    February 14, 2011

Lake Stevens Wrestlers win 4A Region 1 Championship

The Vikings captured the 2011 4A Region 1 wrestling championship on Saturday 68.5 points ahead of second place Evergreen of Vancouver, Wash. The region 1 championships included 16 teams, 11 from...

 
 By Mike Anderton Journal Contributing Writer    Sports    February 14, 2011

VIKING BOYS SPLIT DISTRICT THRILLERS VS. KAMIAK & MONROE -- TRIP TO STATE ON HOLD

Lake Stevens boys, a team without a single returning starter from last season's Wesco North and District champions, last week came excruciatingly close to pulling off another trip to State. Mark Hein's Vikings, who finished third in Wesco North,...

 
 By Pastor Jerry Brady    Columns    February 14, 2011

Turning Point for God

Super Bowl XLV is now over and should be considered a terrific game no matter which team you may have been cheering for. The victory could have gone to either team even into the final moments of the game. As in many sporting events, there were some...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    February 14, 2011

Viking wrestlers become focus of MTV documentary

MTV filming crew interviewing Eric Soler as part of their documentary featuring the Lake Stevens wrestling team. It takes focus, hard work and determination to be a Viking wrestler and over the past...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    February 14, 2011

Rotarian leads Group Study Exchange in Ireland

The Groups Study Exchange Team in front of Blarney Castle. One of the highlights of leading a Rotary Group Study Exchange (GSE) program to Ireland is the chance to work with non-Rotarians to foster...

 
 By Chris Thomas    News    February 14, 2011

All Things Considered? Budget Axe Hangs Over Public Media

Any of six new bills on Capitol Hill would cut federal funding for National Public Radio (NPR), the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and other public media, and Congress could vote on some of them as early as this week. These kinds of cuts have...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    February 14, 2011

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration and Parent Information Night will now take place in each of the district’s elementary schools on Thursday, March 10, at 6:30 p.m. Parents of children who will be five years old by August 31, 2011 are asked to attend...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    February 14, 2011

Ken Collins named Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources

Ken Collins, current Lake Stevens High School Principal, has just accepted the position of Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources effective July 1, 2011. Ken Collins has served the school...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    February 14, 2011

Intergenerational Valentine’s dance cultivates friendships

At the annual intergenerational Valentine’s dance it became apparent that whether you boogie, waltz or even hip hop, it didn’t matter your age as teens and local senior citizens gathered...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    February 14, 2011

Hope receives ‘Legislator of the Year’ award

Representative Mike Hope. Representative and Seattle police officer Mike Hope was honored Wednesday by the Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs (WACOPS). In recognition of his tireless work on...

 
 Lights & Sirens    February 14, 2011

Lights and Sirens

Malicious Mischief, 02/06/11, 500 blk of 91st Ave SE A 26-year-old male was cited for Malicious Mischief. Police arrived on scene after they were dispatched to a priority disturbance. It was reported that the male and his 28-year-old girlfriend had b...

 
 Opinions    February 14, 2011

YOUR|LETTERS - February 16, 2011 issue

Christmas tree fundraisers huge success due to community support Dear Editor, Lake Stevens Boy Scout Troop 43 would like to thank the community for its support of the scouts’ annual Christmas tree sale and subsequent tree pick-up project. This...

 
 By Laura Snyder    Columns    February 14, 2011

An Unusual Winter Sport

Ice skating is a foreign activity to some who live in temperate climates, but I was born in Buffalo, New York, where participating in winter sports was the only way to combat cabin fever. I don’t live in Buffalo any longer, however. My younger...

 
 By Don C. Brunell    Opinions    February 14, 2011

Fixing Washington’s pension problems, stop automatic increases

You see a lot in the news these days about public employee pension costs pushing cities and states to the brink of bankruptcy. Private sector employers confronted the same crisis years ago and are still struggling with it today. Eager to avoid...

 
 By Jeff Switzer, Sr 520 Communications    News    February 14, 2011

SR 520 pontoon project breaks ground in Aberdeen

Update: We’ve posted a video on YouTube with highlights of the groundbreaking celebration. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOqdzAQkHbI ABERDEEN – A crowd of more than 200 cheered in Grays Harbor today as Gov. Chris Gregoire and other...

 
 By Rob Mckenna, Attorney General Of Washington    News    February 14, 2011

Attorney General McKenna, Rep. Ross offer gang prevention funding solution

OLYMPIA – Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna and Representative Charles Ross, R-Naches, today announced a new proposal to fund programs that prevent young people from joining gangs and offer ways for current gang members to find a...

 
 News    February 14, 2011

Amtrak Cascades offers new promotions, amenities

OLYMPIA – Thinking about taking your valentine to Vancouver, B.C.? Heading into the spring travel season, Amtrak Cascades is offering ticket promotions, free food vouchers on some routes and upgraded amenities in a push to improve service...