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Articles from the March 5, 2014 edition

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 By Pam Stevens    Granite Falls    March 5, 2014

G.F. welcomes its new police chief

Begins its new contract with Snohomish County Sheriff's Office March 1 was the official start date of the new Granite Falls Police Department after the city signed a contract with the Snohomish County...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    March 5, 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    March 5, 2014

Highland Elementary students show off their leadership skills to local leaders

Walking into Highland Elementary School will make anyone feel like they're special because when you walk through those doors students greet you with a handshake and a warm smile. On Thursday,...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    March 5, 2014

Suspect shot by home-owner's friend during Lake Stevens robbery Second suspect apprehended

Two men attempted to rob a homeowner and his friend at gunpoint at the 7000 block of 126th Dr. NE in Lake Stevens on Tuesday, February 25. At approximately 6 p.m. that evening two suspects entered...

 
 By Dr. Roger Stark    Opinions    March 5, 2014

Keeping your health insurance if you like it

Background The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires that after January 1, 2014, all health insurance policies must contain 10 benefit mandates as determined by federal regulators. Because of this rule, 16 million people nationally and 290,000 in...

 
 Opinions    March 5, 2014

Marijuana yes, helping homeless, no?

Dear Editor, It seems our trusty leaders have failed to lead again. In a society where we are trying to set good examples for our kids to, “say no” to drugs, it seems the City of Lake Stevens feels it is more important to let people grow...

 
 Opinions    March 5, 2014

Education is important for all children

Dear Editor, Rick Short is correct, “School levies are important for students and learning.”  (‘School levies important for students and learning’ by Rick Short, Letter in the February 2014 edition of the Granite Falls Press)  Thanks to...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    March 5, 2014

20th Street SE road closures

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.  Due to this construction, the section of 20th Street SE, between 83rd and 91st Avenue SE, will be...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    March 5, 2014

Lake Stevens Rotary holding annual fundraiser

The Lake Stevens Rotary Club is holding their third annual Wine, Beer and Silent Auction on Friday, April 11 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Port of Everett Waterfront Center, Blue Heron Room located at 1205 Craftsman Way, Everett. The admission charge...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    March 5, 2014

Local kids entertain residents at Ashley Pointe

Ashley Pointe residents were all smiles on Friday, February 28 when preschoolers from Kids Way Preschool shared their time and talents with them. The kids, ages three to five years old, sang three...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    March 5, 2014

Change your clocks, check your batteries and practice your escape plan

Sunday, March 9 at 2 a.m. is the official time in which your clocks will need to "spring forward" an hour. Many people choose to set them forward Saturday evening before going to bed. Lake Stevens...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    March 5, 2014

Lake Stevens Fire welcomes new part-time firefighters

Lake Stevens Fire recently welcomed 11 part-time firefighter members. Part-time firefighters are required to be Firefighter 1 certified, EMT certified, and must pass both physical capacity and...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    March 5, 2014

Sewer District awards construction work to Shoreline

The Lake Stevens Sewer District announces they have awarded the Southwest Interceptor project to Shoreline Construction who was the low bidder on this project. Shoreline Construction will be installing sanitary sewer pipe within 20th Street SE...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    March 5, 2014

Book signing for local author, Mindy Hardwick

Lake Stevens author, Mindy Hardwick, is pleased to announce the publication of her latest book, Romance for All Seasons. This anthology of six sweet, contemporary novellas will delight your heart at...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Granite Falls    March 5, 2014

Three wrestlers place at Mat Classic State Tournament in Tacoma

Wrestlers from all over Washington hit the mats at the Tacoma Dome on the weekend of February 21-22 including seven wrestlers from Granite Falls High School. First, however, they had to make it...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Granite Falls    March 5, 2014

A simple solution to end homelessness?

It seems that homelessness has made its way to all sorts of places, even Lake Stevens for that matter. While we don't have a huge homeless population, and I mean those who are actually sleeping on...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    March 5, 2014

Granite's Got Talent! is Back!

The Granite Falls Education Foundation is hosting its second annual “Granite’s Got Talent” talent show. Sign-up NOW for the March 8 event! Auditions will be held in the next couple of weeks.  Students, staff, parents.... any community members...

 
 By Dr. Roger Stark    Granite Falls    March 5, 2014

Keeping your health insurance if you like it

Background The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires that after January 1, 2014, all health insurance policies must contain 10 benefit mandates as determined by federal regulators. Because of this rule, 16 million people nationally and 290,000 in...

 
 Granite Falls    March 5, 2014

Superintendent thanks community for supporting kids and schools

Dear Editor, Once again the Granite Falls School District Community voted to support our children and schools.  I greatly appreciate the positive response we received in the last election.  Proposition 1 replaced the expiring School Program and...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    March 5, 2014

Grandview Village offering events

On March 6 at 2 p.m. Grandview will be hosting an Exercise and Balance seminar presented by Melanie, from Marysville Care Center. On March 7 at 1 p.m. the Sno-Isle Mobile Library will be stopping by for a visit. On March 24 at 2 p.m. the Neptune...

 
 By Fred Cruger    Granite Falls    March 5, 2014

Feeling cranky? Maybe it's the weather, or maybe not . . .

I had a few days last month when I realized that "everything that could go wrong, would go wrong", including the weather. When my boss called and asked "How's it going?", I remained just sane enough t...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    March 5, 2014

Random acts of kindness go a long way

Eighth grade student, Lauren Cruger, like other students across the U.S. has experienced the recipient side of bullying.  Cruger indicated she's been teased while being a student in the Granite...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    March 5, 2014

Library offerings for March

Here are some fun and exciting programs coming to the Granite Falls Library in March: Furry Friends & a Book Read aloud to loving canine listeners who help children strengthen reading skills. Spring, a Labrador Retriever, is a trained Pet...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Granite Falls    March 5, 2014

School district to offer free full day kindergarten

The Granite Falls School District will be offering full-day kindergarten beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. The district will be holding two informational open houses later in the month where...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    March 5, 2014

Green competed in oratorical contest

Junior Dansil Green represented Granite Falls High School at the Oratorical Contest semi-finals sponsored on Saturday, Feb. 1 in Moses Lake. The contest, also known as A Constitutional Speech...

 

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