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Articles from the November 20, 2013 edition

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 By Pam Stevens    News    November 20, 2013

City to rename street in honor of fallen trooper

At the end of May of this year, Lake Stevens resident and Washington State Trooper Sean O'Connell, 38, was killed while directing traffic after the Skagit Bridge collapse. O'Connell was hit by a box...

 
 News    November 20, 2013

LSPD Sergeant files lawsuit claiming retaliation after filing sexual harassment charges City refuting allegations

On November 4, the City of Lake Stevens received a lawsuit filed by Lake Stevens’ Police Sergeant Julie Jamison. The lawsuit, which was filed in Snohomish County Superior Court, alleges that former Lake Stevens Police Chief Randy Celori and the...

 
 News    November 20, 2013

Lake Stevens woman files civil rights lawsuit against LSPD

A lawsuit was filed in federal court on September 4, 2013 by a Lake Stevens woman, Janet Moreno-Toro, 38, who alleges that her civil rights were violated when four Lake Stevens police officers ““barged through (the) front door to her residence an...

 
 Opinions    November 20, 2013

LSHS gives Veterans a day to remember

Dear Editor, On behalf of The American Legion and other veterans in the Lake Stevens area, I would like to publicly thank Lake Stevens High School for the wonderful Veterans Day assembly that was held for us on November 8. It was obvious that th...

 
 By Jason Mercier    Opinions    November 20, 2013

Support grows for public disclosure constitutional amendment

On October 17, the State Supreme Court created a Grand Canyon sized loophole in Washington’s public records law by granting the Office of Governor (at the request of former Governor Gregoire) an exemption from public disclosure based on a...

 
 News    November 20, 2013

LSEF awards grant to LSSD Early Learning Center

The Lake Stevens Education Foundation awarded its Innovative Learning Grant to the Lake Stevens School District’s Early Learning Center. The grant money will be used for Wordless Books which are a large part of reading. These books help students...

 
 By Mike Anderton    Sports    November 20, 2013

Newport ends Viking football season 62-35

Lake Stevens met a team that could more than match touchdowns with it and thus fell to Newport of Bellevue 62-35 last Friday night at Lake in an opening-round game of the State Football Playoffs....

 
 News    November 20, 2013

Lake Stevens High School to present Peter Pan or The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up

Under the direction of Carrie Gerrard, Lake Stevens High School Theatre Department will present the play Peter Pan or The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up on November 14 through the 23, in the Performing Art...

 
 By Dr. James L. Snyder    Church    November 20, 2013

If you like your Apple fritter, you can eat your Apple fritter

Growing up back in “the day,” most people put a lot of credence on promises and lived by the motto, “A man is as good as his word.” Most agreements were sealed with a handshake. If you said you were going to do something, you did it. Period....

 
 By Lisa Finley    Church    November 20, 2013

Laugh Out Loud

An elderly friend of mine was becoming familiar with the world of texting. Believing LOL stood for “Lots Of Love” you can imagine the response she got from family members who had received a serious message with an LOL ending! There is a LOL...

 
 News    November 20, 2013

Ashley Pointe honors veterans

He stands as straight as is manageable at 87 years of age and stares at the photo of the young man in uniform hanging on what they call the "Wall of Honor." Soon he turns and maneuvers his walker so...

 
 Entertainment    November 20, 2013

Local writes new book The Hero Spell

The magic is back in local author, Josie Malone's newest mainstream western romance from Bookstrand, "The Hero Spell". Extraordinary pony farm manager Audra Dawson does it all, training ponies,...

 
 News    November 20, 2013

Lake Stevens Fire recognizes Paramedic Jim Gilden

Lake Stevens Fire recognized Paramedic Jim Gilden at a recent Recognition Ceremony this month where he received his 20 Year Achievement Certificate. Lake Stevens Fire members gathered to recognize...

 
 Lights & Sirens    November 20, 2013

November 03, 2013 through November 09, 2013

The police department responded to 406 incidents in the week of November 03, 2013 through November 09, 2013. The following is a brief summary of some of the more notable contacts: Assault 4, 11/04/13 2800 block of 117th Ave. N.E. A 27-year-old male...

 
 News    November 20, 2013

Hobbs co-sponsors pair of bills aimed at securing 777x contract

Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, on Thursday signed on to co-sponsor a pair of bills aimed at securing the construction of Boeing's 777x here in Washington.  "This is the first step in what will...

 
 News    November 20, 2013

Local student performs in CWU Nanawatai

Central Washington University's Central Theatre Ensemble presented two productions that are grounded in the struggles in war-torn Afghanistan, told from very different viewpoints, by award-winning...

 
 News    November 20, 2013

L.S. Police Explorers follow examples of community service

A few weeks ago, the Journal published an article about the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints serving the community by cleaning Lundeen Park. The Lake Stevens Police Explorers...

 
 Columns    November 20, 2013

New Access Ramps

This summer the City had removed existing sidewalk access ramps and installed new ramps.  This has raised some questions to why this was performed.    This is part of a federal American with Disability Act (ADA) requirement when certain types of...

 
 Sports    November 20, 2013

Kelliher signs letter of intent for baseball

On Wednesday, November 13, Lake Stevens High School baseball player Brendan Kelliher signed his letter of intent to attend and play baseball at the University of Oregon next year. Kelliher with his...

 
 Sports    November 20, 2013

Cuzzetto signs college letter of acceptance

Lake Stevens High School wrestler Noah Cuzzetto signed his letter of intent to attend St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota next year. Noah Cuzzetto with his parents Michael and Kara...