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 By Journal Staff    Sports    June 14, 2011

Local students medal at WSKF 2011 Invitational Tournament

Top Row: Austin Temple, Sensei Michael Ferguson, Nick Claymore. Bottom Row: Ryan Sanchez, Mack Temple. Not pictured: Nicolas DeSantiago. Five students from the Everett-based Pacific Karate...

 
 By Lisa Finley    Columns    June 14, 2011

In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God

The Old Testament is the first written covenant God had with mankind. The ancient Israelites were essentially a primitive people, and of course the laws God gave them are different from the laws of the Bible we have today... in the New Testament....

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    June 14, 2011

The importance of a healthy, safe community

What makes a community healthy and safe? If you were one of the hundreds of Lake Stevens residents who visited the annual Health & Safety Fair last Saturday, you had the opportunity to see that th...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    June 14, 2011

The Chicken tradition carries on for three generations

In 1969 ‘The Chicken’ was stolen from atop the roof of the Chicken Drive-In at Frontier Village and started quite a tradition. It has appeared at various high school activities,...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    June 14, 2011

Senator Hobbs sees many legislative victories despite budget challenges

After 135 days of regular and special session, the Legislature adjourned Sine Die Wednesday evening—marking the end of a session largely shaped by a nearly $5 billion revenue shortfall. Despite the fiscal challenges facing the state, Sen....

 
 By Journal Staff    News    June 14, 2011

Rudge traveling to Costa Rica as ambassador

Stella Rudge, a 2011 graduate of Lake Stevens High School has been accepted as a student ambassador to Costa Rica with a national group of students this June through People To People, a program that...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    June 14, 2011

Rep. Mike Hope officially files for office of Snoh. County Executive

State Representative Mike Hope (R-Lake Stevens) officially filed for the office of Snohomish County Executive on Friday. The campaign, which has already attracted state-wide attention, will be one of the most closely watched races in Washington....

 
 By Journal Staff    News    June 14, 2011

Relay for Life Lake Stevens looking for committee members

How was your experience at this year’s Relay for Life event in Lake Stevens? If you were one of the over 800 people who participated in this commuity event which helped to raise over $150,000 for the American Cancer Society, you know what a...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    June 14, 2011

Aquafest Junior Idol tryouts this month

2011 Aquafest Sponsor, Haggens Food and Pharmacy, has generously offered to once again host the 2011 Aquafest Junior Idol contest. Tryouts will be held on three separate days and participants can choose which day they would like to compete. Finals...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    June 14, 2011

Marine law enforcement set to crackdown on impaired boaters

Lake Stevens Police Marine law enforcement officers will participate in the Operation Dry Water and will be out in force June 24-26 looking for boaters whose Blood Alcohol Content exceeds the state limit of 0.08. Operation Dry Water will include...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    June 14, 2011

Lundeen Park is basketball ready

With a generous contribution from Marysville Paving the basketball court at Lundeen Park is ready for the summer season. For years the surface was irregular and cracked, a result of aggressive tree roots pushing up the court’s pavement. Last...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    June 14, 2011

LSSD announces recognition of employees’ service or retirement

On Wednesday, June 8, at the Lake Stevens School Board Meeting, the following employees were honored with a presentation and reception: • Deborah Lowery: Lowery is an SLP at Skyline Elementary. She has 22 years of experience with Lake Stevens Sc...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    June 14, 2011

Lake Stevens woman flown to Harborview after car accident

Sirens and even a helicopter could be heard near downtown Lake Stevens last Sunday, June 5 when a 22-year-old Lake Stevens woman was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center after her car struck a...

 
 News    June 14, 2011

Lake Stevens High School Graduation

For seniors, who proudly chanted their senior cheer when all 466 had processed to their seats, it was the last time they would all be together. While they will always be Vikings, they have all...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    June 14, 2011

House fire destroys home in Lake Stevens

On Friday, June 3 at 6:50 a.m., firefighters were called to a house fire at 113th block of 37th St. SE in the Georgetown Estates subdivision. A 13-year-old boy who lives in the home, was getting...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    June 14, 2011

Hoult earns Eagle Scout rank

Jens-Kristian Hoult, of the Lake Stevens Boy Scout Troop 42, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout. His Eagle Court of Honor was held at Elim Lutheran Church. The eagle project was building a path in the southeast corner of Elim Lutheran to connect the...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    June 14, 2011

Hillcrest students help raise funds for Japan Tsunami victims

Tiana Leatiota, Elyssa Metcalf and Kathryn Orbino present a check to the Red Cross. Three fourth grade students from Hillcrest Elementary School asked their ASB teacher if they could have a...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    June 14, 2011

Granite Falls woman missing after walk with friend

Granite Falls resident, Angela Marie Gilbert, 41, was last seen while taking a walk with a friend on Thursday, June 2. Gilbert and her male friend were walking on private timberland near 21400 block...

 
 Opinions    June 14, 2011

YOUR|LETTERS

One coach’s unfortunate behavior ruins final game Dear Editor, We would like to thank our Little League coaches and organization for a great season. This was our first year as Little League parents and we were impressed with the positive...

 
 By Soundbite Services    News    June 14, 2011

Scientists Confirm that Cell Phone Use Increases Risk for Brain Tumors

LYON, France - Cell phones have revolutionized our communication, but after years of speculation, a new assessment of their risks raises the question, 'At what cost?' On Tuesday, the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on...

 
 By Soundbite Services    News    June 14, 2011

Keeping Water in the River is Good Business

BUENA VISTA, Colo. - Rivers are flowing and that's good news for the recreation business. Record snowpacks have Colorado rafting outfitters giddy with anticipation, while water managers work on ways to keep those rivers running into the future. U.S....

 
 By Bronlea Mishler, Wsdot Communications    News    June 14, 2011

Girder setting marks major milestone for SR 529 Ebey Slough Bridge project

MARYSVILLE – Crews working to replace the aging State Route 529 bridge over the Ebey Slough will reach a major milestone this month when they finish setting the girders that will form the backbone of the new wider, taller bridge. Less than a ye...

 
 By Meghan Soptich Pembroke, Wsdot Communications    News    June 14, 2011

Full closures of westbound US 2 trestle in Everett continue this week

EVERETT – Drivers should plan ahead for full closures of the westbound US 2 trestle on Tuesday, June 14 and Thursday, June 16. Crews will close westbound US 2 between State Route 9 and Interstate 5 at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday while they r...

 
 By Bill Southern Outreach & Public Affairs Director    News    June 14, 2011

Snohomish County Executive Reardon Recognizes Local Special Olympics Washington Athletes

SEATTLE - On June 14 Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon will receive Special Olympics Washington athletes Jill Mayer and Kristie Clark of Everett as two Washington state athletes chosen to compete in the Special Olympics 2011 World Summer...

 
 By Cindy Portmann, Assessor, Linda Hjelle, Chief Deputy Assessor    News    June 14, 2011

2011 Assessed Values Notices in the Mail

EVERETT – New assessment notices will be mailed to residential property owners this week and to commercially zoned property owners the week of June 20th. The new assessed values should reflect...

 

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