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Articles from the July 3, 2012 edition

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 Sports    July 3, 2012

Sugar and Spike win championship

The Sugar and Spike volleyball team, consisting of local third and fourth graders took first place in the Lake Stevens Boys & Girls Club spring tournament after completing an undefeated season....

 
 By Journal Staff    News    July 3, 2012

LSHS yearbook shares photos online

If you don’t go to Lake Stevens High School but would like to share in their high school memories for the year, you can now find photos online. The staff at “The Rune”, LSHS’s yearbook, has a website where anyone can visit...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    July 3, 2012

Lake Stevens School District to hold summer lunch program

Starting on Monday, June 25 and running through Friday, August 3 the Lake Stevens School District will be offering free lunch at Hillcrest Elementary School, weekdays from 12 noon to 12:30 p.m. Any child or teen ages 1 to 18 can receive a free meal...

 
 By Jim Miller    Columns    July 3, 2012

What types of vaccinations are recommended for seniors? I know about flu shots, but what else is recommended and what’s covered by Medicare?

Dear Sally, Most people think that vaccinations are just for kids, but adults, especially seniors, need their shots too. Here’s a breakdown of what vaccines the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends for adults age 50 and...

 
 By William Walles    Columns    July 3, 2012

Road tested

My wife and I just bought a new car. Well, new to us, at least. That was some of the debate, in fact, during the whole “joyous” car buying process: Should we buy new or used? There are advantages to both, of course, and as this...

 
 By Lisa Finley    Columns    July 3, 2012

Never say never

I recently saw a license plate on a Dodge Caravan with the bold letters: NEVER. Drawing closer the message read: I will NEVER drive a minivan. As a middle-aged mom, having succumbed to owning one myself, I had to smile, fully able to relate. One...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    July 3, 2012

On again, off again – again: SR 9/SR 92 intersection closure delayed due to weather

The construction on SR 9/SR 92 was called on account of rain – again. WSDOT has been trying for a couple weeks to close down the SR 9/SR92 intersection so they can widen and restripe it for extra lanes, but the weather hasn’t cooperated....

 
 By Journal Staff    News    July 3, 2012

Mini roundabouts installed near Frontier Village

Two mini roundabouts on North Davies Rd. have been installed and motorists appear to be adjusting to them quickly. It has been observed that some large vehicles do not realize that the center island...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    July 3, 2012

An Aquafest favorite: Firefighters’ Pancake Breakfast

Lake Stevens Fire joins in on the Aquafest festivities with their Annual Firefighters’ Pancake Breakfast downtown Lake Stevens. It’s all the pancakes you can eat, with ham and eggs on the...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    July 3, 2012

Local Kid’s Summer Fishing starting up soon

Summer fishing at North Cove Park Dock. Greg’s Custom Fishing Rods and The Lake Stevens Family Center will team up again this year to present the Summer Kid’s Fishing Program at Lake...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    July 3, 2012

Lake Stevens Historical Society to honor Jim Mitchell

The Lake Stevens Historical Society will be holding their annual meeting on Tuesday, July 10 at 7 p.m. at the Lake Stevens School District Educational Services Center located at 12309 22nd St. NE....

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    July 3, 2012

Lake Stevens alum Mitch Canham turns his passion for baseball into a service for others

Growing up, there were some nights when Mitch Canham didn’t even know where he’d be sleeping but that didn’t keep Canham from reaching for the stars and obtaining his goal to be a...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    July 3, 2012

Ironman 70.3 coming to town

The seventh Ironman 70.3 Lake Stevens event is bringing almost 1,200 bicyclists and runners to Lake Stevens – Granite Falls area roads on July 15. Check Snohomish County’s web page for...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    July 3, 2012

Impaired driving campaign crosses borders for safety

To kick off a multi-state impaired driving enforcement campaign, Snohomish County law enforcement agencies will conduct emphasis patrols this weekend. While the summer is a time for vacations, both from work and from school, it also often is a time...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    July 3, 2012

Ballot drop box now downtown

Snohomish County installed a new drop off ballot box on Thursday, June 28 at the parking area just west of the City’s boat launch. Primary election ballots will be mailed out July 19. Primary ballots need to be returned no later than midnight...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    July 3, 2012

Algae blooms being observed in Lake Stevens

An aerial view of the algae blooms on Lake Stevens. The City of Lake Stevens and Snohomish County Surface Water Management (SWM) have been monitoring a series of algae blooms occurring this spring on...

 
 Lights & Sirens    July 3, 2012

Lights & Sirens-July 4, 2012

Assault 4° Domestic Violence (DV)/Malicious Mischief, 06/17/12, 1800 block of 94th Dr. SE A 51 year-old male was arrested for Assault 4° DV and Malicious Mischief. Officers responded when a 43 year-old female reported that the male was physic...

 
 Opinions    July 3, 2012

YOUR | LETTERS for July 4, 2012

LSHS pool is a huge asset to community Dear Editor, During these times of constrained personal, local and state budgets there are a lot of wants, and even needs, that get prioritized off the feasible list. While a case can be made, given our fickle...

 
 By Roger Stark    Opinions    July 3, 2012

Health care: Who uses the money?

Liberals and conservatives agree the rapidly increasing cost of health care is unsustainable in the U.S. Last year the country spent $2.4 trillion, comprising 18 percent of our economy or gross domestic product. Although the rate of increase has...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Opinions    July 3, 2012

Remember and enjoy this Fourth of July

The Fourth of July brings to mind barbeques with family and friends, fireworks and best of all the celebration of the birth of our country. Of course, in Western Washington, it is also the day before...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    July 3, 2012

Aquafest to receive funds from local business

Starting in July, NW Auto Recyclers, will begin a recycling program to help support Aquafest. Community members are invited to donate recyclable metals at the NW Auto Recyclers drop off location at 2317 N. Machias Rd. in Lake Stevens. Recyclable...