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 News    August 7, 2013

“Chalk it up!” 2013 results

Adults: 1st Place: Katie Woodard Teens: 1st Place: Alyssa Scott, Rylee Lehtinen, and Gabby Thomas Children: 1st Place: Eli Lindberg For the full results please visit

 By Journal Staff    News    August 7, 2013

Meeting being held to interview police chief applicants

This City of Lake Stevens could have a new police chief soon. They are holding interviews soon along with a public meeting. The Lake Stevens Police Department has been without a police chief since November, when Randy Celori left. Last winter, Lake...

 By Pam Stevens    News    August 7, 2013

Local author and autistic son prepare to climb Mt. Pilchuck

Lake Stevens author Jay Londo is currently working on his 12th novel, eight of which have been published, Londo has also written a screenplay but his focus this summer is training with his...

 By Pam Stevens    News    August 7, 2013

Lake Stevens High School grad returns to life after PTSD with new family, career

Raising chickens and finding the love of his life has been a blessing for Lake Stevens native Timothy LaBossiere who met his wife Brandy in North Carolina after suffering injuries he sustained while...

 By Journal Staff    News    August 7, 2013

Kohl’s awards Lake Stevens girl with scholarship for community service

The Kohl’s Department Stores honors nearly 200 deserving volunteers with $1,000 scholarships toward higher education. Four children from the Seattle-Tacoma area were chosen from more than...

 By Journal Staff    News    August 7, 2013

Firefighters get a thank you poem from local family

After four-year-old Anders LaBossiere’s house burned down in May 2013, he and his family wanted to tell the firefighters and other first responders from the Getchell Fire Department thanks for...

 By Journal Staff    News    August 7, 2013

Blankets and towels needed for domestic violence victims of Snohomish County

Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County is seeking new or very gently used twin blankets and towels for victims of domestic abuse and their children. Items may be dropped off at the New and Again Thrift Shoppe located at 3116 Rucker Ave.,...

 Opinions    August 7, 2013

YOUR LETTERS August 7, 2013

Lake Stevens’ beauty should show civic pride Dear Editor, I am writing in response to your editorial about keeping Lake Stevens clean. I have had the privilege of living in this area for over 20 years. I have often commented to my wife about...

 By Pam Stevens    Opinions    August 7, 2013

Bike riders have as much right to the road as drivers

Each year after IRONMAN has left the majestic beauty of Lake Stevens and the Pacific Northwest it seems there are those who are a bit unhappy with the bike course – I mean drivers, not...

 News    August 7, 2013

New State-Funded Full-day Kindergarten Schools Selected

A total of 269 additional schools in 131 school districts across the state will begin receiving state funding for full-day kindergarten in the next school year. These new schools increase the total number of schools providing state-funded full-day...

 News    August 7, 2013

Quadrathon 2013 results

1stFemale: Sheryl Perales (1:03:40) 1st Male: Josh Fountain (00:59:53) Ironwoman 18 – 29 Kendra Hedges Time 1.13.57 Ironwoman 30 – 45 Megan O’Neill Time 1:20.53 Ironwoman 46 & Over Sheryl Perales Time 1:03.40 Ironman 17 &...

 News    August 7, 2013

Grand Parade awards

1st: Taigon Taekwondo 2nd: LSJAA Cheer 3rd: LS Special Olympics Car 1st: Tracy Anderson BMW Car 2nd: Jim Upton Z Bronco Car 3rd: Snohomish PUD Novelty 1st : Carleton Farms Novelty 2nd: Seattle Outboard Assoc. Floats 1st: Lake Connor Camping Club...

 News    August 7, 2013

Diaper Dash winners

Race #1 – Christian Borden Race #2 – Lucy Aldrich Race #3 – Emmet Collins Race #4 – Rosie Myers Race #5 – Magdalena Marie Norris Race #6 – Alice Zarza Race #7 – Caroline Fischer...

 News    August 7, 2013

Aquafest waterski tournament results

Open Class: 1st Place: Jeff Green Men’s Class I: 1st Place: Scott Hashimoto Men’s Class II: 1st Place: Todd Spradlin Women’s Class II: 1st Place: Dorie Boyles Men’s Class III: 1st Place: Ted Boysen Women’s Class III:...