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Articles from the February 26, 2014 edition

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 By Rory Douglas    Sports    February 26, 2014

Lake Stevens wrestling claims second consecutive state title

Most people suspected that this year's 4A wrestling state-title race would be close, but no one knew it would end in such dramatic fashion.  Going into the final round of the tournament, Lake Stevens...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    February 26, 2014

House fire displaces family of four

Flames were shooting from the garage of a house located at 5111 113th Ave. NE in Lake Stevens around 8:15 p.m. on Sunday night. Witnesses said they heard a popping noise before one part of the home...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    February 26, 2014

School bus gets hit head-on by SUV

Two students and a bus driver had a huge shock on their way to Cavelero Mid High School on Tuesday, February 17 when a black SUV hit them head-on as they traveled east on South Lake Stevens Road. The...

 
 By Journal Staff    Sports    February 26, 2014

Lake Stevens boys swimmers take second at Wesco 4A District 1 championship

The Wesco 4A District 1 swim and dive meet finals were held on Saturday, February 15 at Kamiak High School pool. The Vikings had 21 swim/divers qualify for the meet, with 19 athletes returning for...

 
 Opinions    February 26, 2014

Keep kids healthy through soccer

Dear Editor, Are you looking for ways to keep the kids busy this summer? Need an inexpensive activity that keeps them physically active, where they can learn new skills and build new friendships? Then take a look at the Lake Stevens Soccer Club and o...

 
 Opinions    February 26, 2014

We need to continue to help fight hunger

Dear Editor, I agree with Todd Welch that it is a sad state of affairs when so many people are hungry in America and need to depend on food stamps.  (‘Farm bill continues mistakes, bad policies’ by Todd Welch, Lake Stevens Journal, February 10,...

 
 By Jason Mercier    Opinions    February 26, 2014

Time for Legislature to live by open government rules

With policy cutoff behind us the list of living and walking dead bills (nothing is really dead till sine die) is being compiled. Among the proposals that didn’t even receive a hearing, however, is a bill based on WPC’s recommendation for the...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    February 26, 2014

Prepare for road construction on 20th St. S.E.

The Lake Stevens Sewer District will be installing sanitary sewer pipe within 20th Street SE between 83rd and 88th Avenues from March to July 2014.  The right-of-way permit allows lane closures on weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.  During this...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    February 26, 2014

Lake Stevens School District saves taxpayers another $809,500


For the third year in a row, the Lake Stevens Board of Directors approved the refinancing of a portion of the 2006 bond that will result in a decrease in interest payments for taxpayers equaling more than $809,500 over the life of the bond. In...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    February 26, 2014

Correction

In the story on February 12 entitled “L.S. City council votes to approve ordinance in marijuana processing” Russ Wright’s title should have read Senior Planner. Also, the retail outlet is allowed in both the industrial areas and Frontier...

 
 By Kiana Murkerson    News    February 26, 2014

2013 Miss Aquafest reviews year of service

My name is Kiana Murkerson and I'm a junior at Lake Stevens High School and 2013 Miss Aquafest. As an Aquafest title holder over the years, I have taken part in many community events including...

 
 By Journal Staff    Church    February 26, 2014

Crossroads Church welcomes new pastor

The Crossroads @ Lake Stevens, a member congregation of the Presbyterian Church of America, is excited to announce its new Pastor, Doug Kothe. Kothe was raised in New York. He was a high school athlete and played soccer and volleyball in college....

 
 By Journal Staff    News    February 26, 2014

You can help "Give Cancer the Boot"

Enjoy a fun evening dancing and eating all while helping fight cancer in our community. Lake Stevens Relay for Life will be holding a fundraiser, “Given’ Cancer the Boot” on Saturday, March 1 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Lake Stevens...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    February 26, 2014

Risk Watch program leads to success story

Eight-year olds Macray Flanders and Max Hein learned about the steps to take if they ever found a gun or bullets as part of the Risk Watch Program provided by Lake Stevens Fire and the Lake Stevens...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    February 26, 2014

Tevin Gray honored to play on Army National combined football team

Putting on his football gear and taking his position on the field are two of Lake Stevens High School Junior Tevin Gray's favorite things to do. Gray has been playing football since he was a small...

 
 By Monika Kristofferson    News    February 26, 2014

Organized house, happy home

How does it feel in your house when the closets are crammed full, the counters are piled high, you have to kick a path to your room and you think you have a dining room table, but where? I think I can safely guess: stressed, overwhelmed, frustrated,...

 
 News    February 26, 2014

March 15 AAA drive class

CONSUMER NEWS March 2014 CALENDAR ADVISORY Bellevue, Wash.--The AAA Driver Improvement Program is offering its refresher course on defensive driving skills. The course gives practical guidance for traffic accident prevention and enhances driver...

 
 News    February 26, 2014

Faulty traffic signals may lead to new law for motorcyclists

Faulty traffic signals may lead to new law for motorcyclists By Rebecca Gourley WNPA Olympia News Service OLYMPIA—Riding a motorcycle around on a warm Northwest day is a relaxing pastime, unless you get stuck at a traffic light that just won't...

 
 Entertainment    February 26, 2014

5th Ave/ACT Collaborate on Little Shop

Collaboration between ACT – A Contemporary Theatre and The 5th Avenue Theatre Continues to Grow with Little Shop of Horrors Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman; Music by Alan Menken; Based on the film...

 
 News    February 26, 2014

SnoPUD - Don't hit an underground line....Plan for digging projects!

February 27, 2014 Call for Locations of Underground Utility Lines Spring Ahead! PUD Reminds You to Plan for Outdoor Projects Everett, WA – With nicer weather just around the corner, many of us will be tackling outdoor projects. Snohomish County...

 
 Education    February 26, 2014

RELEASE: Number of Homeless Students Tops 30,000

Number of Homeless Students Tops 30,000 McKinney-Vento law ensures free education even if student has no home OLYMPIA — For the sixth year in a row, the number of homeless students in Washington state has increased. Numbers released recently by...

 
 News    February 26, 2014

Health & Beauty Fair media release

3rd annual Health & Beauty Fair for Women of Color, March 15 Come to the Snohomish Health District for a FREE day of personal care, dynamic speakers, prizes, health screenings, refreshments, roundtable discussion, and much more. National Women and Gi...

 
 News    February 26, 2014

Free Tax Preparation offered at 6 Goodwill Job Training Centers throughout our region

Free Tax Preparation offered at 6 Goodwill Job Training Centers throughout our region – It is tax season again! Did you know that you might be able to get free help preparing your taxes? Free servic...

 
 Entertainment    February 26, 2014

PNB Invitation: PINOCCHIO

Carved from a piece of pine by a woodcarver named Geppetto in a small Italian village, Pinocchio was created as a wooden puppet, but dreamt of becoming a real boy. And that’s when the adventure starts! PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET presents March 16 –...

 
 News    February 26, 2014

How did state lawmakers vote this week? 2-28-14

WashingtonVotes.org "How did my state lawmakers vote in Olympia?" Readers of the Lake Stevens Journal & Granite Falls Press would like to know. WashingtonVotes.org provides a free weekly roll call service to media outlets as long as the legislature...

 

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