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Articles from the October 9, 2012 edition

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 By Journal Staff    News    October 9, 2012

Better Your Business 

The Greater Lake Stevens Chamber of Commerce is co-sponsoring a workshop entitled Better Your Business – Small Business Education on Friday, October 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lake Stevens Fire District Conference Center, 10518 18th...

 
 By Journal Staff    Sports    October 9, 2012

Miller wins his third national ski championship

Lake Stevens local Steve Miller, can be seen whipping around the lake and many probably think it’s some young kid doing jumps and stunts out there, but no, Miller is a 55-year-old who continues...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Sports    October 9, 2012

Cardin rides his way to a cure for EDS

Steve Cardin has EDS, a connective tissue disease otherwise known as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. Cardin explains that there are six types of EDS and he has the hypermobility type, which is characterized...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Sports    October 9, 2012

Vikings clip the wings of Arlington Eagles

Lake Stevens showed Arlington a thing or tow in last Friday’s football game against the Eagles. The Vikings beat the Eagles 45-21 with Lake’s own Austin Otis, a junior, rushing for 135...

 
 By Lisa Finley    Columns    October 9, 2012

The Mask and the Mirror

As small children my brothers and I looked forward to trick or treating. My mom had four masks we used repeatedly: a skeleton, a scarecrow, a lion, and a princess. Being the only girl in the family you can imagine who donned the princess! Year after...

 
 By Journal Staff    Business    October 9, 2012

NW Plus CU opens new branch in L.S.

NW Plus CU is pleased to announce the opening of its newest location in Lake Stevens, Wash. Opened in April of 2012, this branch of NW Plus CU is the first full service credit union branch in Lake Stevens. The new branch is located at 623 Sate Route...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    October 9, 2012

L.S. Fire says goodbye to two team members

Lake Stevens Fire gathers to say goodbye to two team members. Lake Stevens Fire congratulated and said goodbye to two of their team members this month. Alison (Caton) Brooke has moved on from her...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    October 9, 2012

Caregiver support group held weekly at the Lake Stevens Senior Center

It is said that all of us either are a caregiver now, will be a caregiver in the future or will one day receive care ourselves. And most of the care provided is given by unpaid family members who care for spouses, parents, or other family members in...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    October 9, 2012

American Legion starts Riders chapter

Lake Stevens American Legion Post 181 is forming an American Legion Riders chapter. Military veterans who served honorably anywhere during the Congressionally designated wartime eras and have a motorcycle are eligible to join the Riders. The first...

 
 By Journal Staff    Entertainment    October 9, 2012

Free movie nights at Holy Cross Lutheran

Holy Cross Lutheran Church will be hosting a grown-ups night out with a showing of “The Artist”, the 2011 Oscar winning movie for Best Picture, on Friday, October 12 at 7 p.m. Bring a friend and a snack to share. Family friendly movies...

 
 By Lake Stevens Police Beat    Lights & Sirens    October 9, 2012

Lights and Sirens for October 10, 2012 issue

Theft/Vehicle Prowl, 09/24/12, 12200 block of North Lane A female reported that her vehicle had been broken into and items stolen while she was out on the lake. A description of the items taken was given, and the case is currently under...

 
 Opinions    October 9, 2012

YOUR | LETTERS for October 10, 2012

Two-thirds vote for tax increase is unconstitutional Dear Editor, It still surprises me today when intelligent people write and spew the very thing that will destroy their rights and freedoms. Growing up in America and the great public education I...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Opinions    October 9, 2012

Lake Stevens Fire writes a newly updated Strategic Plan

With the ever changing economy and property values consistently on the move, Lake Stevens Fire wanted to take a look at their Strategic Plan, which was originally written in 2005 and updated in 2007....

 
 Opinions    October 9, 2012

Home Grown Teachers

In this series on Home Grown Teachers you will meet all of the teachers in Lake Stevens schools who graduated from Lake Stevens High School and have returned to teach in their home town. This feature...

 
 By Roger Stark, Md    Opinions    October 9, 2012

Limiting lawsuit costs would make health care more affordable

Everyone agrees the rising cost of health care in the United States is unsustainable. Last year Americans spent $2.4 trillion, or nearly 18 percent of our gross domestic product, on health care. Frivolous lawsuits against doctors and hospitals...

 
 By Washington News Service    News    October 9, 2012

College Financial Aid: A Continuing Challenge in WA

OLYMPIA, Wash. - The new school year is underway in Washington, and four-year university students are paying 16 percent more than last academic year for tuition and fees, compared to a national average hike of just over eight percent. State budget cu...

 
 By Steve Strong    News    October 9, 2012

The Lake Stevens Real Estate Report

The big news is the sharp decline of sales in Lake Stevens and Snohomish County for the month of September 2012. The Northwest Multiple Listing Service shows that Lake Stevens had only 49 home sales, a dramatic decrease from the 66 homes sold in...