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 By Journal Staff    Sports    August 7, 2012

Local teens win bracket at Hoop Fest

Zavier Hagen, Todd Aker, Spencer Searles, and Griffin Lee won their bracket in the ninth grade division at Hoop Fest 2012 which was held in Spokane on June 30 and July 1. The Fantastic Four were...

 
 By Journal Staff    Sports    August 7, 2012

Lake Softball takes fourth at state

The Lake Stevens Junior Softball All Star Team. Congratulations to the Lake Stevens Junior Softball All Star team for making history for Lake Stevens in their Washington Junior Softball State...

 
 By Jan White    Columns    August 7, 2012

Olympian finished his race and won the ultimate prize

The 2012 Summer Olympics has begun in London, England. It was expected that four billion people worldwide will watch some of the Games of the 30th Olympiad. According to the official Olympic website (www.London2012.com), some 10,500 Olympic athletes...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    August 7, 2012

Time for an annual eye exam

Start the school year right with a visit to your neighborhood optical store for your child’s visual health. Good vision is essential for educational progress in growing children. A child who is unable to see print or view a blackboard can...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    August 7, 2012

SR 9/SR 92 intersection closure officially rescheduled

Guy F. Atkinson Construction crews working for WSDOT will close the SR 9/SR 92 intersection from (10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, to 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 12,) to pave, install guardrail, stripe and turn on a traffic signal. Detour routes will direct...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    August 7, 2012

NW Auto Recycling pays for Cavelero activity bus

NW Auto Recyclers of Lake Stevens initiated a year-round recycling program that benefits Lake Stevens School District. The first two months of collection has generated $2,175.18 which has been donated to the school district. The dollars generated...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    August 7, 2012

LSHS ball fields to be fenced

The Lake Stevens School District has recently accepted a bid for a fencing project at Lake Stevens High School. Fencing of the school’s baseball and fast-pitch ball fields will be taking place during the months of August and September. The...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    August 7, 2012

Lake Stevens sub-area plans ready for approval

Imagine being able to buy a new couch, do all of your kids’ back-to-school shopping and stop for a bite to eat without having to leave Lake Stevens. A “one stop shopping” trip, if...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    August 7, 2012

Fundraiser to help save the dolphins in Japan

Rachel Greenhalgh went to high school right here in North Snohomish County and is now asking for help from her neighbors to save the dolphins in Japan. Greenhalgh will be traveling to Taiji, Japan in January on her quest to stop the sale and...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    August 7, 2012

Family Center holding Babysitting class

The Lake Stevens Family Center will be holding a Babysitting Class for the youth ages 12 and up. The class will be held on Saturday, August 18 at the Chapel Hill Fire Station from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The class will go over the basics of what it takes...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    August 7, 2012

Aquafest brings out areas best wakeboarders

Wakeboard GROM 13 & Under: 1.Riley Koon 2. Tyler Owen 3.Deagon Johson GROM Ladies: 1. Taytum VonMelville 2. Haley Bolen NOVICE: 1.Sky Swords 2.Jordan Lee 3.Brady Wikstrom INTERMEDIATE: 1.Randall...

 
 By Journal Staff    Lights & Sirens    August 7, 2012

Lights & Sirens for August 8, 2012

The police department responded to 636 incidents in the week of July 22, 2012 through July 28, 2012. The following is a brief summary of some of the more notable contacts: Reckless Endangerment/Discharge Firearm 07/22/12, 2500 block of 103rd Dr. SE...

 
 Opinions    August 7, 2012

YOUR|LETTERS for August 8, 2012

Banning guns will not stop the violence Dear Editor, The shootings in Aurora, Colo. have sparked debate again on gun control, the meaning behind the second amendment, and how to lessen gun violence in the United States. Limiting gun rights does not...

 
 News    August 7, 2012

Aquafest Results for wakeboard & waterski

Wakeboard GROM 13 & Under: 1.Riley Koon 2. Tyler Owen 3.Deagon Johson GROM Ladies: 1. Taytum VonMelville 2. Haley Bolen NOVICE: 1.Sky Swords 2.Jordan Lee 3.Brady Wikstrom INTERMEDIATE: 1.Randall...

 
 By Chris Cargill    Opinions    August 7, 2012

Something’s fishy with new rules written by unseen bureaucrats

Thinking about having fish for dinner tonight? How about some fish for breakfast, lunch and dinner tomorrow? And the next day? And the day after that. The Washington State Department of Ecology wants to assume that you do. For the purpose of tighteni...

 
 By Steve Strong    News    August 7, 2012

The Lake Stevens Real Estate Report

The big news for Lake Stevens, the county and beyond is how much construction is going on. We are seeing a multitude of big dump trucks with trailers carrying rock and dirt everywhere. Not to mention all those lumber trucks loaded down with house...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    August 7, 2012

Local interior design business to hold seminar

Kelly DuByne of Distinctive Interior Designs and Monika Kristofferson of Efficient Organization will be hosting a free seminar “Declutter & Decorate, Live in your home, Love your home” on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    August 7, 2012

Council on Aging seeks new members

The Snohomish County Council on Aging is recruiting new members for terms beginning January 2013. Snohomish County residents who are interested in the needs and issues facing older persons and younger persons with disabilities should consider...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    August 7, 2012

Anne Clarke named Group Sales Manager

Anne Clarke has joined the Snohomish County Tourism Bureau as Group Sales Manager, responsible for promoting Snohomish County’s convention facilities to meeting and event planners. Clarke is a seasoned sales and event operations professional...

 
 News    August 7, 2012

DIAPER DASH

A video of the annual Aquafest Diaper Dash can be seen at www.youtube.com in a video by Dave Fraser entitled “Little Miss Winner.”...