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Articles from the April 5, 2010 edition

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 Sports    April 5, 2010

LSHS wrestlers achieve All-American status

Several Lake Stevens High School wrestlers made the trip to Virginia Beach, Virginia to compete in the 2010 NHSCA (National High School Coaches Association) National High School wrestling...

 
 By Sandy Powers    Columns    April 5, 2010

Unsung Heroes

In every neighborhood, in every community, there are unsung heroes. Their journey often begins with a loved one receiving a medical diagnosis, or being a victim of a sudden accident. That moment shatters not only the world of the one receiving the...

 
 By James J. Jackson    Columns    April 5, 2010

Mankind’s futile quest for self-absolution

From time to time, a phrase, title or label will come to mind that seems so bizarre that I convince myself that it is a figment of my imagination, rather than a factoid from my past. It might be a weird song that comes to mind periodically. Often,...

 
 By Kelcey Hatch    Columns    April 5, 2010

Holy Cross Lutheran reaches out to community

The Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Everett’s motto is “Reflecting God’s Love Through a Caring Community,” Pastor Susan Kirlin-Hackett is doing just that. Every fourth Tuesday of the month Holy...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    April 5, 2010

Wash. State’s Superintendent arrested for DUI

After years of dealing with the WASL testing, the citizens of the State of Washington decided to elect someone who would make changes to the state’s testing requirements. Superintendent of Public In...

 
 News    April 5, 2010

LSHS wrestlers achieve All-American status

Several Lake Stevens High School wrestlers made the trip to Virginia Beach, Virginia to compete in the 2010 NHSCA (National High School Coaches Association) National High School wrestling...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    April 5, 2010

Local officer recognized for service, hard work

The Snohomish County DUI and Target Zero Traffic Safety Task Force held its annual awards ceremony on Monday, March 29, recognizing law enforcement, youth, businesses and individuals who contributed...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    April 5, 2010

Lake levels and vegetation growth

The winter of 2009/2010 was exceptionally dryer and warmer than typically observed by the region. The results of the mild winter are expected to affect Lake Stevens in two ways: possibly lower lake levels this summer and higher levels of vegetation a...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    April 5, 2010

Cease to be honored at L.S. Community Park opening

The memorial plaque that is dedicated to Gary Cease. Anyone who has had a child play sports in the Lake Stevens community over the past 20 years has most likely heard the name Gary Cease. Cease’s...

 
 By Michelle Sanders, Communications Manager    Entertainment    April 5, 2010

KIDSTAGE ENSEMBLE BRINGS BEAUTIFUL COLOR TO EVERETT WITH SEUSSICAL, JR.

Everett, Wash. — Village Theatre KIDSTAGE Ensemble produces Seussical, Jr., running April 15-18, 2010 at Everett Performing Arts Center in downtown Everett. There are 47 kids from Oh, the people you will see and the things you will do! From the...

 
 By Mike Clifford    News    April 5, 2010

"Start Walking" Challenge Issued for Washington

SEATTLE - Washingtonians across the state will pack a pair of walking shoes in the workbag for National Start! Walking Day on Wednesday, April 7. The annual American Heart Association (AHA) program aims to get people walking for 30 minutes a day,...

 
 Opinions    April 5, 2010

YOUR | LETTERS-April 7, 2010

Challenging real estate tax assessment a waste of time for all those involved Dear Editor, If you feel the urge to attempt a property tax appeal, I would recommend jousting at a windmill instead. On June 5, 2008 I received a “Change of Value...

 
 By Don C. Brunell    Opinions    April 5, 2010

Intervention and uncertainty stalling economic recovery

Few people know that tucked into the massive new federal health reform law was a federal takeover of the student loan program. Begun in 1965, the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) program was a public-private partnership in which banks provided fe...

 
 By Monika Kristofferson    Columns    April 5, 2010

Clutter

When I go in to people’s homes to help them declutter and get organized, I am there to look at their space with a fresh perspective, new set of eyes and to look for clutter in all the wrong places. Bottom line, pull things out that don’t belong...