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Articles from the May 21, 2013 edition

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 By Ronnie Mcbrayer    Columns    May 21, 2013

KEEPING THE FAITH: School’s out

Curtain climbers. yard monkeys. cherubs. whippersnappers. ankle biters. urchins. I don’t know what you call them, but our children have been turned loose on the world. School is out for summer (at least it ends this week here where I live). By...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    May 21, 2013

Year one Alum treatment to L.S.

The City of Lake Stevens has contracted with AquaTechnex to perform an alum treatment to Lake Stevens to address phosphorus pollution in the lake. The alum removes phosphorus from the water and holds it in the lake bottom to help prevent algae...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    May 21, 2013

Volleyball is returning to Aquafest in 2013

The Puget Sound Region of USA Volleyball and Lake Volleyball Club will be hosting a 2v2 grass volleyball tournament for juniors and adults as part of the 2013 Aquafest Celebrations. The competition will be part of the Puget Sound Region Outdoor...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    May 21, 2013

Solemsaas makes UNR cheer team

Carah Solemsaas, LSHS Class of 2013 and member of the LSHS cheer team is now a member of the 2013-2014 University of Nevada Reno (UNR) Wolfpack Cheer Team. UNR ranked as one of the US Newsweek Top...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    May 21, 2013

Rush Girls U14 Nike team wins Washington State Champions

The weekend of May 4 the Washington Rush Girls U14 Nike team won the Virginia Mason US Youth Soccer Washington State Championship. This amazing group of 16 young women, which consists of several team...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    May 21, 2013

Progress earns Hillcrest recognition by the state

Hillcrest Elementary School was one of 381 schools that received a 2012 Washington Achievement Award. Hillcrest earned the award for closing the achievement gap and high progress amongst its low income students. The Washington Achievement Award is...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    May 21, 2013

LSPD looking for suspect in Whidbey Island Bank robbery

The Lake Stevens Police Department needs your help in identifying the man in the photos who is the suspect in the April 26 Whidbey Island Bank robbery. The man is described as a white male...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    May 21, 2013

LSF receives grant to train a paramedic

Lake Stevens Fire recently received a grant from the Medic One Foundation that will fund the entire tuition for one student to attend Harborview’s Paramedic Training Program this fall. This is...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    May 21, 2013

Locals say thanks to military on Armed Forces Day

Dozens of Lake Stevens’ residents joined with American Legion Post 181 and the Women’s Auxiliary on Saturday, May 18 in celebration of Armed Forces Day. The group gathered at the War...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    May 21, 2013

Local Mariners say thanks to Mom

On Saturday, May 11, the day before Mother’s Day, local baseball team the Mariners, wanted to do something special for their moms. So for starters they had three simple words on their sleeves,...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    May 21, 2013

Local Cub Scouts advance in scouting program

Lake Stevens Cub Scout Pack 42 held their 2013 Advancement Ceremony the week of April 30. The troop is sponsored by American Legion Post 181 and range in age from first to fifth gr...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    May 21, 2013

Lions announce Lion of the Year

Elliott Cheap was selected as the 2013 Lion of the Year for the Lake Stevens Lions Club during a recognition ceremony on May 7. Cheap also keeps busy serving as an usher at his church, The Knights of...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    May 21, 2013

Lake VBC U15 Blue represents the Puget Sound Region of USA

Lake VBC’s 15 Blue team has won the club’s first ever bid to the USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championship Tournament taking place June 27 through July 5 in Dallas, Texas....

 
 By Journal Staff    News    May 21, 2013

Lake Stevens Representative Haley Downey is vying for the title of Miss Washington’s Outstanding Teen

Haley Downey, of Lake Stevens, will be among twenty-five of the state’s most talented, bright and beautiful young women, ages 13 to 17, in Burien, Washington to compete in the Miss...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    May 21, 2013

Lake Stevens 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 Journal Staff    News    May 21, 2013

Lake Stevens Family Center looking for garden volunteers

The Lake Stevens Family Center is looking for volunteers to help brighten up their space by planting and helping to maintain a few plants around the property. If you’re interested in working in the garden, please contact the Lake Stevens...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    May 21, 2013

L.S. man threatened to use grenade in standoff in Everett

In what many neighbors would define as some very tense hours last Friday, May 17, Lake Stevens resident Jason M. Riley, 40, was finally apprehended around 10 p.m. after an eight hour standoff with...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Opinions    May 21, 2013

How one treats animals is a sign to who they really are

I love animals, especially dogs. I have two of my own and if I didn’t have my husband to “control” me, I would probably have several. I just want to save every dog I see that needs...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    May 21, 2013

L.S. High School to hold annual Summer Soccer Camp

Lake Stevens High School’s Soccer team will be holding their annual Summer Camp for students of all ages. Registration is going on now. For students going into grades 9 and 10 the camp will be held Monday through Thursday, June 3-6 at Cavelero...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    May 21, 2013

In pursuit of unbuckled and distracted drivers

Ever wonder why Washington has one of the highest seat belt use rates in the country? It is due, in large part, to the highly visible “Click It or Ticket” campaign which includes publicity, extra enforcement, and signage. In June 2002,...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    May 21, 2013

FCCLA students traveling to nationals

Eight Lake Stevens’ students will be traveling to Nashville, Tennessee this July to compete in the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America National Leadership Conference. These...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    May 21, 2013

Community visits Mt. Pilchuck and Cavelero to see learning in action

Six community members participated in tours of Mt. Pilchuck Elementary School and Cavelero Mid-High School, led by Dr. Amy Beth Cook and Principals Chris Larson and Mike Snow. At each school,...

 
 By Senator Steve Hobbs    Opinions    May 21, 2013

Voting my conscience and for my district’s beliefs

Lake Stevens is more than a place I live. It’s a community my family and I are proud to call home. I went to kindergarten here and graduated from Lake Stevens High School. Following my active duty stint in the Army, I returned to Lake Stevens...