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Articles from the May 3, 2013 edition

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 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    May 3, 2013

WSU students make Honor Roll

Washington State University’s President’s Honor Roll for the 2013 fall semester include the following students from Granite Falls: Barbano, Jaci Ann; Dennis, Timothy John; Turner, Sarah Marie. The President’s Honor Roll recognizes...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    May 3, 2013

Pearson happy with Senate budget proposal that supports education without raising taxes

Sen. Kirk Pearson is impressed by the operating-budget proposal released today by Senate budget leaders. Pearson, R-Monroe, said he’s excited that budget writers managed to write a spending plan that invests in basic and higher education while...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Granite Falls    May 3, 2013

Americans’ true colors always come through in a tragedy

It’s been a couple of weeks since the horrific bombings at the 117th annual Boston Marathon that killed three and wounded dozens of others and my mind still continues to wander to the pictures...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    May 3, 2013

Pearson applauds passage of Senate budget that adds millions into park system

Sen. Kirk Pearson, R-Monroe, was pleased by tonight’s passage of Senate Bill 5034, the Senate budget proposal. He noted the $16.4 million it allocates for state parks is $16.4 million more than the parks were expected to receive in the next...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    May 3, 2013

LSHS Annual Spring Plant Sale

Lake Stevens High School is holding its annual Spring Plant Sale presented by the Horticulture/FFA Students at LSHS. Available for purchase: hanging baskets, bedding plants, vegetables, and herbs....

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    May 3, 2013

Karen Blacker retires: Community invited to open house

The community is invited to attend an open house reception, May 10, 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in honor of Karen Blacker’s retirement from the Granite Falls School District. The event will be held at the Granite Falls Senior Center located at 302...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    May 3, 2013

Ironman looking for volunteers

Looking for a way to give back to your community, earn those community service hours or just have fun while helping others? The annual Lake Stevens Ironman is a great place to volunteer your time! This year’s event will take place on Sunday,...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    May 3, 2013

GFHS student receives EWU scholarship

Kelsey Salsgiver has been awarded a Presidential Scholarship for $3,000 for the 2013-14 academic year at Eastern Washington University. Salsgiver will graduate from Granite Falls High School in June. She was a member of choir during her freshman and...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    May 3, 2013

G.F. Library’s May happenings

Furry Friend and a Book Read with our furry friend, Spring, a yellow Labrador who is a trained Delta Society Pet Partner Therapy Team canine. This dog is a non-judgmental listener for school-age readers. Dog trainer is Christina Bunn. Tuesday, May 7...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    May 3, 2013

County, Housing Hope continue nonprofit series

Snohomish County and Housing Hope will continue their ongoing series of classes designed to help nonprofits fight through leaner, more challenging economic times. Called “social enterprise,” one direction is to develop...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    May 3, 2013

City needs Children's Memorial names

The City of Granite Falls is soliciting citizens for names to be added to the Children’s Memorial Stone, a monument established to memorialize Granite Falls school aged children. Please submit names of children between the ages of 6 and 18...

 
 By Contributed    Granite Falls    May 3, 2013

Cat population being controlled in Granite Falls

This past February Granite Falls was given some very good news—it appears we have become leaders in the field of humane treatment of free roaming cats. How has this happened? Through TNR...

 
 By Kelcey Hatch    Granite Falls    May 3, 2013

Bill Iffrig tells his story of the Boston Marathon bombings

Since the Boston Marathon bombings on Monday, April 15 Lake Stevens resident and marathon runner Bill Iffrig has been very popular. A photo of 78-year-old Iffrig on the ground seconds after the explos...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    May 3, 2013

American Cancer Society seeks volunteers, Relay For Life teams in G.F.

The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers and teams for the first Relay For Life® in Granite Falls. The world’s largest grassroots fundraising movement, Relay For Life mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate...

 
 Granite Falls    May 3, 2013

YOUR LETTERS MAY 2013

Looking for stories about Sergeant Major Zachary Dear Editor, Sergeant Major Reid Zachary is retiring after 19 years of teaching JROTC at Snohomish High School. Many students have gone through the program at SHS in this time, including students from...

 
 By Brandy George    Granite Falls    May 3, 2013

Improving the capacity to prevent suicide

There are numerous topics that do not receive as much open discussion as they warrant. One of those topics is suicide. To many, suicide is a taboo subject and stigmatized, with the word suicide rarely, if ever, being said aloud. Simply put, that...