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 News    October 31, 2013

Highway and construction updates

*SR 9 16-hour closure this weekend* Another big milestone will be reached this weekend on the SR 9 widening project [ http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/SR9/212thse_176thse/26_SR9and180thIntersectionClosure.htm ], but drivers should be prepared for a...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    October 31, 2013

Smiley inducted into Hall of Fame

At Friday’s football game against Snohomish, former Viking Joe Smiley was presented a plaque as he was inducted into the Viking Hall of Fame. Smiley’s good friend, Seahawks Assistant...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    October 31, 2013

Rain garden training: A business opportunity for landscape designers and installers in Snohomish County

Landscape designers, installers and maintenance technicians are invited to take advantage of a two-day training on Nov. 6 and 7 in Everett. This professional-level training will focus on rain gardens and other low-impact development practices...

 
 By Dr. James L. Snyder    News    October 31, 2013

OUT TO PASTOR | Is it a fragrance or a stench?

This past week I had to go to the mall. I know, I should know better but I thought I could sneak in, get what I needed and sneak out again. So much for my thoughts. I wanted to purchase several tie chains for my neckties and searched every jewelry...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    October 31, 2013

Local band needs your help

Lake Stevens area band “Whiskey Libido” has entered two of their acoustic songs, “Name To Her Face” and “Wasted Time”, in Guitar Center’s Singer Songwriter’s Contest. If the band is selected as the...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    October 31, 2013

Lake Stevens brothers win 2013 Washington State BMX Championships

Lake Stevens brothers, Lain Pesek and Talan Hemans, won the 2013 Washington State BMX Championship series concluding on September 29 at River Valley BMX track in Sumner, WA. They were each awarded...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    October 31, 2013

Kids make money trick-or-treating

Dr. Jason Bourne announced that he will bring back the successful candy buy back program, for the 10th year starting on November 4, 2013. With this year’s Halloween Candy Buy-Back Program, Dr Bourne is paying $4 for each pound of Halloween...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    October 31, 2013

Halloween Family Fun downtown

Get ready for a Boo-Tacular night of fun and Trick-or-Treating with the local merchants and members of our community! Main Street will be closed down to all traffic from 5-9 p.m., October 31 so the kids can take over downtown. Meet at the Boys and...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    October 31, 2013

Change your clocks, check your batteries and practice your plan

It’s that time of year again, when the daylight hours start to get shorter. Sunday, November 3 at 2 a.m. is the official time in which your clocks will need to “fall back” an hour. Lake Stevens Fire will be at Haggen and...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    October 31, 2013

Be prepared to vote on initiatives

Below are explanations provided by Washington Policy Center of two initiatives that will be on your ballot, which you should have received. Initiative Measure No. 517 would change Washington’s Initiative and Referendum process. This initiative...

 
 Opinions    October 31, 2013

Town Hall meeting was informative

Dear Editor, I would like to thank city councilman Kim Daughtry and his wife for making time for a community question and answer time. Surprisingly, I was the only person to show up. We had a great discussion about the long-term vision for Lake...

 
 Opinions    October 31, 2013

L.S. needs to be a place for strong values, education

Dear Editor, I am so grateful to live in the great neighborhood of Lake Stevens and I hope that our town becomes the most educational town to live and to raise our children. I believe that education must be based upon proper principles and schools mu...

 
 Opinions    October 31, 2013

Unions, employers and Obamacare

Unionized grocery workers voted to authorize a strike against four major grocery store chains in the Puget Sound area. Executives at the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 21, with 30,000 members, were dissatisfied with company proposals for...

 
 By Mike Anderton    News    October 31, 2013

L.S. beat Snohomish 48-11 to win Wesco 4A North football crown

Same song, different verse. Last year Lake Stevens and Monroe tied for the Wesco 4A North championship but Monroe got the number one seed to advance to the overall Wesco championship game. This year,...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    October 31, 2013

L.S. eighth grader needs help to beat cancer

Most eighth graders’ days are filled with school, Facebook and friends but for 13-year-old Tristan Reese, his days are filled with cancer treatments, IVs and feeling down right crappy. On...

 
 By Contributed Photo    News    October 31, 2013

Local cheerleaders cheer in the fight against breast cancer

The girls of the Junior White Cheerleaders here in Lake Stevens were at Lundeen Park last week using their special pink poms to cheer against breast cancer. The girls include, from left to right:...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    October 31, 2013

LS Fire asks you to be Halloween safe

Halloween is a fun and exciting time of the year for children, but they can be susceptible to injury on this night. To ensure trick-or-treaters stay safe, Lake Stevens Fire (LSF) and Safe Kids...

 
 By Contributed Photo    News    October 31, 2013

LSHS alum Nelson playing great football at CWU

Lake Stevens High School’s own Jake Nelson has been redshirting as a Central Washington Wildcat on the football field this season. Midway through the season, Nelson, a freshman quarterback, is...