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 By Staff    News    November 5, 2012

PRESS RELEASE: SCHOOL BOARD STUDY SESSION NOVEMBER 14/NOVEMBER 21 MEETING CANCELLED

The Granite Falls School Board of Directors will hold a study session November 14, 6:00 pm in the Administration Center Board Room located at 205 N. Alder Ave, Granite Falls, WA. Agenda: Crossroads High School Accreditation. The November 21, 2012,...

 
 Columns    November 5, 2012

How much do you need to retire?

Dear Savvy Senior, Is there an easy way to figure out how much savings a person needs to retire? I’m 52 years old – about 10 years from when I would like to retire – and I want to see where I stand. Planning Ahead Dear Planning How...

 
 By Journal Staff    Columns    November 5, 2012

HOPE Covenant Church Helps Tidy up LSMS Grounds

On Saturday, October 27, members of the HOPE Covenant Church gathered at Lake Stevens Middle School, armed with garden tools of all kinds, to help improve the school’s campus. Led by Pastor Bill...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    November 5, 2012

Local coffee stands get robbed, suspect caught

Halloween came a little early for a Lake Stevens coffee stand this year when at approximately 10:20 a.m. a man displayed a knife and demanded money from a 26-year-old barista working at the Frontier...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    November 5, 2012

Lake Stevens Family Center’s Friend has helped thousands

Kathleen Friend accepting a certificate of recognition at the 20 year anniversary of the Lake Stevens Family Center in September. Lake Stevens Family Center Director Kathleen Friend began her career...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    November 5, 2012

Ashley Pointe collecting Toys for Tots

The residents of Ashley Pointe are collaborating with the U.S. Marine Corp. Toys for Tots Foundation and are asking Lake Stevens residents to donate Christmas gifts for local families in need. Please bring your new, unwrapped toys to Ashley Pointe,...

 
 By Staff    Lights & Sirens    November 5, 2012

Lights & Sirens - Lake Stevens Police Beat

The police department responded to 489 incidents in the week of October 21, 2012 through October 27, 2012. The following is a brief summary of some of the more notable contacts: Vehicle Theft, 10/21/12, 1900 block of 125th Ave. NE An officer...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Opinions    November 5, 2012

Lessons from Hurricane Sandy

I have to admit that I was fully enthralled with all that was happening on the East coast last week. Switching from news station to news station trying to find out where the fury of the hurricane was...

 
 By Staff    News    November 5, 2012

State Wants Your Thoughts about Recreation in Washington

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office is hosting a series of online public meetings to get people’s thoughts about the future of outdoor recreation in Washington. The online forum will gather the public’s...

 
 By Staff    News    November 5, 2012

McKenna, state AGs call on Congress to reauthorize human trafficking bill

OLYMPIA – Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna Friday joined with 45 other state attorneys general calling on Congress to adopt the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) by the end of the year. Among its important...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    November 5, 2012

G.F. student named Commended Student in National Merit Program

Pooja Sethi Granite Falls High School senior Pooja Sethi has been named as a Commended Student in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program. Sethi placed in the top five percent of more than 1.5 mil...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    November 5, 2012

Residents to prep for floods

With fall and winter rains approaching, Snohomish County residents should make flood preparations for their home and family a priority. Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon has declared Oct. 21-27 “Flood Preparedness Week” as a...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    November 5, 2012

New Pharmacist joins PharmASave

Jacqueline Rogers Jacqueline Rogers has now joined the PharmASave staff in Granite Falls. Rogers grew up in the small, rural town of Culleoka, Tenn. and has lived in Nashville for the past four...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    November 5, 2012

Local doctor transforms casino into Family Care Clinic

Dr. Paul Lund announces the opening of a new medical-dental and community, meeting facility in Lake Stevens. Lund Orthodontics new Lake Stevens location began treating patients on Friday, October 31, 2012 at their new medical-dental facility on...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    November 5, 2012

Library floats along For Granite Falls Railroad Days

The Granite Falls Library and Friends of the Library joined the Railroad Days parade with their first-ever Library parade float. The day also marked the Granite Falls Library Open House and celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Sno-Isle Libraries, a...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    November 5, 2012

IGA bagger competes in Washington Food Industry Association’s “Best Bagger” competition

Brandi Whitaker, of Granite Falls, competed in the Washington Food Industry Association’s “Best Bagger State Championship” held Thursday, October 25 at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center. Brandi works as a courtesy...

 
 By Fred Cruger    Granite Falls    November 5, 2012

A Look Back

The USFS and and Dept of Ecology will start the immense task of digging up contaminated rock from the slopes and flats of Monte Cristo, and burying it to protect the public from the dangers of mining...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    November 5, 2012

Happenings at the G.F. Library

Ready Readers Preschool Storytime: Bedtime & Bathtime Theme Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-along songs and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. For ages 3 to 5 years. Caregiver required....

 
 By Pam Stevens    Granite Falls    November 5, 2012

City council votes to stop negotiations with Sheriff’s Department

Don’t let it be said that citizens of Granite Falls aren’t passionate about their police officers, as a matter-of-fact, over 800 residents signed a petition within a two-week period to...

 
 Granite Falls    November 5, 2012

YOUR|LETTERS for November 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    Granite Falls    November 5, 2012

Why should you vote?

I remember just 28 years ago when I turned 18 and I got to vote in my first Presidential Election, my first election period. Ronald Reagan was the incumbent and was running against former...