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Articles from the December 6, 2010 edition

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 By Alan Soler    Sports    December 6, 2010

Viking wrestling fully underway

The wrestling team kicked off the 2010-2011 season on Friday, Dec. 3 with a double dual vs. Kamiak, last year’s Wesco South Champion and Edmonds-Woodway, last year’s Wesco South runner...

 
 By Mike Anderton    Sports    December 6, 2010

Viking boys beat Oak Harbor, Meadowdale to jumpstart current basketball season

Lake Stevens boys opened their basketball season with non-league home court wins over 3A Wesco Oak Harbor and Meadowdale on December 3 and 4. With nine seniors graduated from last season’s...

 
 By Gary Hardaway    Columns    December 6, 2010

Earmarks: Marked for extinction?

A lot of news and commentary these days revolves around “earmarks,” a political practice that affects us all, but may not be understood by all. Wikipedia offers this definition: “In United States politics, an earmark is a...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    December 6, 2010

Safety tips from local fire department

Winter and the holiday season are among us. It’s a time for families and friends to get together. It’s also the time of year where homes are at greater risk for fires. Increased amounts of family cooking, decorating and harsh winter...

 
 By Kelcey Hatch    News    December 6, 2010

Local residents need help to produce feature-length film based in Snohomish County

A group of past and present local students from Snohomish and surrounding counties spent the last year writing and filming their first feature-length film, Rivertown. The group now seeks donations to...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    December 6, 2010

Lake Stevens residents welcome the holidays with Christmas festivities

Christmas hustle and bustle was in full gear in Lake Stevens last Saturday, Dec. 4 as shoppers scurried about Cavelero Mid High School visiting the over 100 hand-crafted vendor booths at the annual...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    December 6, 2010

Affordable ski helmets available at Lake Stevens Fire

Lake Stevens has already experienced the first snow of the year. It’s safe to say that winter is here. Some families may be headed to the mountains this winter to enjoy snow sports such as skiing, snowboarding and tubing. Helmets are essential...

 
 News    December 6, 2010

Local man member of Island Warriors deployed to Afghanistan

Stopping only to say goodbye to loved ones, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, began the more than 7,900 mile-journey to Afghanistan last Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Lance Cpl. Eron Clarke, rifleman, Weapons Company, and the rest of the “Isla...

 
 Lights & Sirens    December 6, 2010

LIGHTS AND SIRENS

DV (domestic violence) Assault 1, 11/21/10, 8400 block 20th Street SE A 31-year-old male was arrested for DV Assault 1. Officers were dispatched to a priority assault complaint and upon arrival the officers contacted a witness who was staying at the...

 
 Opinions    December 6, 2010

Letters to the Editor December

War on Poverty not helping families get ahead Dear Editor, The debate is intense on whether big government is better for our lives or little government and I must bring to everyone’s attention the War on Poverty. The “War on Poverty&rdquo...

 
 By Laura Snyder    Columns    December 6, 2010

The Triple Phooey

My daughter, bless her heart, has an amazing capacity for empathy. Her heart is as big as Jupiter. Too bad she inherited one of my strongest genes: The one that requires her to forget critical pieces of information at crucial times. I have a complex...

 
 By Jeff Switzer, Sr 520 Communications    News    December 6, 2010

WSDOT requests proposals for SR 520 floating bridge

SEATTLE – The clock starts today for three prequalified teams who want to design and build the new SR 520 floating bridge, estimated to cost $600 million to $750 million. The new bridge will replace the existing vulnerable floating bridge with...

 
 By Meghan Soptich Pembroke, Wsdot Communications    News    December 6, 2010

Plan for full closure of SR 522 in Monroe Monday night

MONROE – Drivers on SR 522 in Monroe should plan to take an alternate route or allow for delays on Monday night, Dec. 6. Weather permitting, crews will close both directions of SR 522 at the US 2 interchange from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. while they...

 
 By Chris Thomas    News    December 6, 2010

In-Home Caregivers Plan Last-Ditch Efforts to Reverse State Budget Cuts

OLYMPIA, Wash. - As state lawmakers return to Olympia this week for committee sessions, it's already down to the wire - and down to the bone - for some state services. State agencies in Washington are poised to cut their budgets on Jan. 1, which...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    December 6, 2010

Local singers brighten holidays, help food bank

Everyone from choirs to a pair of friends willing to share their musical talents can brighten the holiday season of others while helping local food banks. The annual Sing from the Heart event will be conducted Dec. 10-12 at all Haggen Food &...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    December 6, 2010

Local ERA hosts homebuyer workshop

ERA Dan Williams Realty Office is hosting a free Washington State Housing Finance Commission Curriculum Workshop in their conference room at 303 91st Avenue NE in Lake Stevens on Friday, Dec, 12 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Please call 425-268-9683 for...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    December 6, 2010

Lake Stevens couple opens new Play It Again Sports in Marysville

With Play It Again Sports® of Marysville now open to buy quality used sports gear at 8628 36th Avenue NE, local families have a place to bring that excess of sports and fitness equipment they seem to outgrow each season or no longer use. A...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    December 6, 2010

Hawkeye’s Pub in L.S. raising funds to support Volunteer Search and Rescue

Hawkeye’s Pub is holding a chili cook-off to help raise funds for Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue. The cook-off will be held on Sunday, Dec. 12 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Chili chefs will enter their creation for a chance to claim...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    December 6, 2010

Granite Falls Market Fresh IGA named Retailer of the Year finalist

The Granite Falls Market Fresh IGA named Retailer of the Year finalist. Granite Falls Market Fresh IGA today announced that it has been named a finalist in the prestigious IGA USA International...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    December 6, 2010

Efficient Organization celebrates fourth year

Efficient Organization celebrates four years in business this December. Owner, Monika Kristofferson, has been honored to be invited into homes and businesses throughout Snohomish County to relieve stress, help people make decisions and create simple...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    December 6, 2010

Downtown Main Street Center has new look and new tenant

You may have noticed fresh new paint popping up at the Main Street Center in downtown Lake Stevens. Just in time for the holiday season, businesses in the center are looking new and improved. The...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    December 6, 2010

Cali-style Mexican food opens in Lake Stevens

Lake Stevens now has their own restaurant where you can enjoy the fresh taste of California-style Mexican food. Papas & Beer, located at 9302 North Davies Road, #A (formerly Alfy’s Pizza) offers a great selection of quesadillas, nachos,...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    December 6, 2010

Reading fluency takes a different approach at G.F. Middle School

Students in Matt Mecko’s seventh grade reading class at Granite Falls Middle School are practicing reading fluency with the help of PVC pipe. Mecko learned of the technique at a workshop he attended over the summer. Even at a whisper, the...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    December 6, 2010

Mountain Way Elementary awarded prestigious honor

Mountain Way Elementary has been named a School of Distinction from the Center for Education Effectiveness (CEE) and Phi Delta Kappa. Only the top five percent of all schools in Washington State earn the award. Sue Mills, CEE’s Executive...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    December 6, 2010

LSHS adopts families with annual food drive

Lake Stevens High School is having it's annul Adopt-A-Family Food Drive from Tuesday, Nov. 30 to Thursday, Dec. 16. Last year, the Adopt-A-Family Food Drive raised nearly 30,000 food items for the Lake Stevens Food Bank and the support of the Lake...

 

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