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Articles from the March 8, 2011 edition

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 By Mike Anderton    Sports    March 8, 2011

Viking girls nab fourth place trophy at State basketball tournament

Lake Steven’s Abigail Molstre drives to the hoop between two Chiawana defenders at the Tacoma dome last Thursday. Chiawana won with a score of 53 to 49 Mission accomplished. The Lake Stevens...

 
 By Lisa Finley    Columns    March 8, 2011

Bridge over troubled water

The Aurora Bridge was built in 1932 and originally called the George Washington Memorial Bridge. Connecting the Fremont area to the Queen Ann neighborhood, it stands 2,956 feet high. Recently additional construction was completed of a eight ft. nine...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    March 8, 2011

The tax-filing clock is ticking down, get free help now

Free professional tax consultants will file your taxes for one-day only, March 18, right here in Lake Stevens. Avoid the tedious paperwork. Take advantage of getting your questions answered. Get the help that could make the difference in getting a...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    March 8, 2011

Strikes for Sherwood bowl-a-thon supports services for people with disabilities

Sherwood Community Services’ annual Strikes for Sherwood bowl-a-thon will be held Sunday, March 20 at Evergreen Lanes in Everett. Join staff and friends of Sherwood to have fun and “bowl with a goal.” The event raises funds for...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    March 8, 2011

New community center built in Navy housing

Take a drive through Constitution Park, the Navy housing neighborhood in Lake Stevens, and you see 141 well-kept homes and a community most families would love to be a part of. Adding to the esteem...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    March 8, 2011

Mayor to serve as Honorary Chair for Relay For Life L.S.

Mayor Vern Little The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Lake Stevens has selected Mayor Vern Little to serve as honorary chair for the upcoming first year, Relay For Life of Lake...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    March 8, 2011

Kindergarten Registration, March 10 at Lake Stevens elementary sites

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 Journal Staff    News    March 8, 2011

House approves more flexible assessments for students with cognitive disabilities

Legislation co-sponsored by Reps. Mike Hope and Hans Dunshee to make assessments for students with cognitive disabilities less time consuming passed the House of Representatives, 97-0. House Bill 1519 would ask the Office of the Superintendent of...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    March 8, 2011

High School writers, artists get recognition

Top row left to right: Anne Elder, Katherine Mahn, Joshua Lund, Alexander “Red” Glaves. Bottom row: Dani Quade, Isabel Kowacz, Ansje Coats,Neva King. Not Pictured: Brianna Klein, Shannah McMahan, Kia Xiong. Lake Stevens High School...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    March 8, 2011

Change your clocks, check your batteries

On Friday, March 11, Lake Stevens Fire will have firefighters at Jay’s Market in downtown Lake Stevens and at Haggen just off Market Place, emergency calls permitting, to remind people to change their clocks and check their batteries. Smoke...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    March 8, 2011

New community center built in Navy housing

Take a drive through Constitution Park, the Navy housing neighborhood in Lake Stevens, and you see 141 well-kept homes and a community most families would love to be a part of. Adding to the esteem...

 
 By Jessica Voelker    Entertainment    March 8, 2011

Olympic Ballet Theatre

When the right opportunity appears - you MOVE, and dance with it! Or so remarked Artistic Director, Helen Wilkins, of her decision to retire after 30 years of managing Olympic Ballet, a flourishing...

 
 By The Lake Stevens Police Department Responded To 685 Incidents In The Week O    Lights & Sirens    March 8, 2011

Lights and Sirens

VUCSA / Evidence Impound, 02/20/11, 10100 block Chapel Hill Rd. A 20-year-old male was stopped at the 10100 block of Chapel Hill after an officer recognized him from a previous contact. The officer asked for another officer to respond as the male...

 
 Opinions    March 8, 2011

YOUR|LETTERS March 9, 2011

Federal government needs to defend all laws Dear Editor, It was announced by Attorney General Holder that the Obama administration will no longer defend the federal law that defines marriage as only between and a man and a woman, so if they choose...

 
 By Don C Brunell    Opinions    March 8, 2011

It’s time to quit kicking the can down the road

Two years ago in a speech to U.S. House Democrats, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer predicted that America was headed for “a fundamental economic reset.” According to Ballmer, for 25 years our economy grew on unrealistically cheap debt. That...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Opinions    March 8, 2011

School bus drivers have a tough job

Watching the video of the Snohomish School bus driver grabbing a six-year-old student by the backpack and dropping her to the ground has made the rounds on local television newscasts of late. The...

 
 News    March 8, 2011

WSDOT’s Moving Washington programs keeping traffic moving

The 2010 National Traffic Scorecard, an annual congestion report published today by INRIX Corporation, shows Seattle as the country’s only major urban area that did not see congestion get worse last year. The INRIX report shows nationwide...

 
 News    March 8, 2011

Striping planned for southbound I-5 in Mountlake Terrace tonight

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE – Weather permitting, crews will close three lanes of southbound I-5 near 236th Street SW tonight to finish striping work. Drivers should plan for delays and allow extra time for their trips. The first lane will close at 7...

 
 News    March 8, 2011

County will present seminar to assist family caregivers

The Aging and Disability Services Division of Snohomish County Human Services will host a presentation on the issues and challenges faced by caregivers. “The Caregiving Journey” will be presented on Wednesday, March 23. Caring for a...

 
 By Vickie Sheehan, Wsdot Communications    News    March 8, 2011

Amtrak Cascades hoping to cash in with new lottery ticket partnership

OLYMPIA – Amtrak Cascades riders have a chance to cash in on their next train trip thanks to a new partnership with Washington’s Lottery. The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), Amtrak and Washington’s Lottery...

 
 By Journa Staff    News    March 8, 2011

PUD names Benjamin Beberness as new Chief Information Officer Press Staff

Snohomish County PUD has named Benjamin Beberness as its new chief information officer. He will start work at the District on February 28, 2011. In the position, Beberness will direct the PUD’s information technology area. His appointment...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    March 8, 2011

Physical Therapy clinic moves to new location

NorthSound Physical Therapy has moved its Lake Stevens location to a newly remodeled clinic at 1819 S. Lake Stevens Road, Ste E. Previously located adjacent to Haggen since 2001, the new location is in the same office park as the Lake Stevens Fire...

 
 News    March 8, 2011

New Arlington Business Opens on Olympic Avenue

Several years ago, Jon Senn (of Arlington) and his family wanted to keep his aging and widowed grandfather at home even though he was unable to handle many of the daily chores of living alone. “Because not much family lived close, my grandfathe...

 
 By Journal Staff    Granite Falls    March 8, 2011

PUD names Benjamin Beberness as new Chief Information Officer

Snohomish County PUD has named Benjamin Beberness as its new chief information officer. He will start work at the District on February 28, 2011. In the position, Beberness will direct the PUD’s information technology area. His appointment...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    March 8, 2011

L.S. Edward Jones sponsors event

Diana Jackson, an Edward Jones financial advisor in Lake Stevens, is sponsoring Investment Perspective Meeting from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, March 25 at 1905 Main Street in downtown Lake Stevens. There will be a special guest speaker from Social...

 

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