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Articles from the August 30, 2010 edition

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 By Kevin Hulten    Sports    August 30, 2010

Viking Football 2010: Lake reloads...rebuilds

Someone plugged in the popcorn maker, and the stadium went black. It was hardly a dark age for Lake Stevens Viking football at the home playoff game four years ago – more of a dark night, and...

 
 By Lisa Finley    Columns    August 30, 2010

Stuck or steadfast

There’s a reason why guck and muck and stuck rhyme. They all share the common element of yuck. Have you ever met someone stuck in their ways? I was labeled that the other day when my husband and sons were planning on painting my kitchen and I...

 
 By Journal Staff    Columns    August 30, 2010

Kiwanis holding food drive for pets, people

On Saturday, Sept. 11, Lake Stevens Kiwanis will be holding a pet food and canned food drive which will benefit families and their pets right here in Lake Stevens. All donations will be given to the Lake Stevens Food Bank. Stop by Jay’s...

 
 By Journal Staff    Columns    August 30, 2010

Host families needed in L.S.

International high school exchange students are coming to study in the Lake Stevens area during the 2010-11 school year. These students will integrate themselves into a Lake Stevens area family with the goal of experiencing American culture as an...

 
 By Rebecca Johnson    Granite Falls    August 30, 2010

Community should be treated with respect when visiting public places

I took my kids to the park today. We rode our bikes around the lake and had a wonderful time. That is until we ran into two twenty something’s. We rode past and one o them said the ‘f word’, I turned and looked at him and he sarcast...

 
 Entertainment    August 30, 2010

The Full Monty is set to rock at Village Theatre

Directed by New Yorker, Jerry Dixon Issaquah and Everett, WA – Village Theatre is thrilled to be producing the feel-good musical comedy, THE FULL MONTY. This production will have one preview performance in Issaquah on Wednesday, September 15,...

 
 Opinions    August 30, 2010

YOUR | LETTERS

Lake Stevens loses a friend Dear Editor, On Thursday, August 19, 2010 and unbeknownst to many, Lake Stevens lost one of its most treasured possessions. Dave Balbirona was a loving husband, devoted father, and good friend. He pursued life and enjoyed...

 
 By Laura Snyder    Columns    August 30, 2010

Metal Box of Magnets

Nothing tells the story of your family more accurately than your refrigerator. Not what’s inside your refrigerator necessarily, although that would certainly tell a story, but it’s what is hanging all over the outside of it that really...

 
 By Don C Brunell    Opinions    August 30, 2010

Jobless benefits a vicious cycle for employers

Finding a job is the best substitute for an unemployment check, but as more and more Americans exhaust their jobless benefits, employment opportunities remain sparse. In July, the state unemployment rate was 8.6 percent, down from 9.5 percent a year...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    August 30, 2010

Granite Falls Library presents backpacks to kids

On Wednesday, Aug. 18, The Friends of The Granite Falls Library presented Josiah Mace, 10, and Chloe Rockwell, 9, with backpacks full of school supplies for their upcoming school year. This is the...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    August 30, 2010

Granite Falls begins school September 8

School begins Wednesday, Sept. 8 for Granite Falls’ students in grades one through nine. Students in grades 10-12 will begin school Thursday, Sept. 9 to allow for freshman students to participate in the LINK orientation on Sept. 8. Crossroads...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    August 30, 2010

Most adults in Snohomish County do not smoke

Snohomish County’s adult smoking rate in 2009 held steady at 15.3 percent, the same as reported in 2007. Washington has the third lowest smoking rate in the nation. “Fewer people smoking means fewer people inviting chronic illness and...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    August 30, 2010

Mayor planning business conference in October

Granite Falls Mayor Saleem Haroon is in the process of planning a business conference for all Granite Falls businesses. The conference will be held sometime near the end of October. Details will follow. Horoon hopes that all local business owners...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Granite Falls    August 30, 2010

Local man publishes book of art and photography

Granite Falls resident Bruce Barnbaum will soon have his photography textbook, “The Art of Photography, an Approach to Personal Expression” re-published with a few new chapters and...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Granite Falls    August 30, 2010

Granite Falls School District levy fails at polls

The Granite Falls School District Board of Directors ran a two-year supplemental levy on the August 17 ballot, but the levy failed with 55 percent of voters marking “no” on their forms....

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    August 30, 2010

Granite Falls mourns the loss of one of their own

Lindsey (Sannon) Berry. Photo courtesy of her myspace page. Twenty-year-old Lindsey (Sannon) Berry was killed in a tragic one car accident in Hardin, Mont., just east of Billings on Sunday, July 25...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    August 30, 2010

Granite Falls High School junior wins Evergreen State Fair essay contest

Sara Rood, a junior at Granite Falls High School won the third prize in the high school division for her essay in the 2010 Living Evergreen essay contast ant Evergreen State Fair. Rood is the fourth...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Granite Falls    August 30, 2010

Councilmember Robyn Ross resigns from City Council

After over four years as a member of the Granite Falls City Council, councilmember Robyn Ross submitted her resignation to Mayor Haroon Saleem and the city council on August 17. Ross listed changing...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Granite Falls    August 30, 2010

American Legion Post 181 holding memorial service on September 11

American Legion Post 181 presenting the colors at a local high school football game. American Legion Post 181 will be holding a special ceremony and display in Lake Stevens on Saturday, September 11...

 
 Granite Falls    August 30, 2010

Military troops are hamstrung

Dear Editor, General Stanley McChrystal was replaced by General David Petraeus because of insubordination expressed by General McChrystal’s staff to a Rolling Stone reporter. Although extremely poor judgment was exhibited by McChrystal and his...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Granite Falls    August 30, 2010

Support your local Day of Service and Remembrance

It is almost impossible to believe that we are coming upon the ninth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States of America. On September 11, 2001, almost 3,000 people were killed when...