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Articles from the December 11, 2012 edition

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 By Journal Staff    News    December 11, 2012

Risk Watch continues throughout 2012-13 school year

EvCC nursing students teach L.S. children about choking prevention. Lake Stevens Fire will continue its Risk Watch education in elementary schools within Lake Steven Fire District boundaries...

 
 By Journal Staff    Sports    December 11, 2012

Vikings Black team wins NSJFL

Lake Stevens very own Vikings-Black Senior (12-13 year olds) football team brought home the trophy winning the North Sound Junior Football League championship in a final game against Snohomish on Nove...

 
 By Rory Douglas    Sports    December 11, 2012

Lake Stevens wrestling improves to 5-0

In the second week of competition, the Lake Stevens High School wrestling team notched three more dual-meet wins—and a special honor for one of its coaches. At the Lake Stevens double dual on...

 
 By Mike Anderton    Sports    December 11, 2012

Brooke Pahukoa’s 40 points makes Viking basketball history

If you attended Lake’s girls basketball non-league home game versus Marysville-Pilchuck on December 5 you witnessed Viking history being made. Even before the opening tip-off of Lake’s 86-40 win began, it was already a special night for...

 
 By Ronnie Mcbrayer    Columns    December 11, 2012

Keeping the Faith: There’s no substitute for the real thing

There is an old story told about St. Augustine and a little boy on a beach. Augustine was writing a book on the Trinity and was walking along the seashore, deep in thought. Augustine noticed the little boy pouring seawater into a hole that had been...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    December 11, 2012

Theater group needs help

Ludus Youth Theater Group was recently established here in Lake Stevens and is asking for some help in getting the first production off the ground. They would like to perform Disney’s 30-minute musical adaptation of “The Jungle...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    December 11, 2012

Seniors need holiday help

Santa visiting seniors last year. Seven years ago the tradition of a Christmas Day Party started at the Lake Stevens Senior Center. Over the years a planning committee prepares for fantastic food,...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    December 11, 2012

Nowlan earns Eagle award

Zackary R. Nowlan Zackary R. Nowlan, Age 15, son of Drayson and Birgitte Nowlan of Marysville, has been awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. His accomplishment was celebrated in a Court of Honor Sunday,...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    December 11, 2012

LS Fire encourages you to stay safe this winter

Winter and the holiday season are officially around the corner. For some people, this means that there will be more time shared with family and friends. During the winter months, home fires are more prevalent than in summer and spring seasons. This...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    December 11, 2012

Kiwanis honor Walgreens, offers photos with Santa

Linda Sandeford, Tracy Ellis, Karen Wolfe and Ron McEntire. The Lake Stevens Kiwanis Club presented a plaque to Tracy Ellis, Manager at the Lake Stevens Walgreens at their evening meeting on November...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    December 11, 2012

Grandma, granddaughter become angels by making pillows

Laurie Glass and her eight-year-old granddaughter Hannah George working on angel pillows. Laurie Glass and her eight-year-old granddaughter Hannah Georg are making memories not only for themselves...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    December 11, 2012

Fatal hit and run on Machias Road

On Tuesday, Dec. 4 Snohomish County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the corner of Machias and Dubuque Roads where a woman’s body was discovered at approximately 5:15 p.m. The body appear...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    December 11, 2012

City keeping an eye on water level

The water level reading of the lake is at 212.33 (212 feet 4 inches) as of last week and the lake has been at uncontrolled outfall flow since early October (all weir boards are removed). Per the FEMA 2011 Flood Hazard Area Elevation, the flood...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    December 11, 2012

City Council tells public no Sheriff’s contract

Concerns over the City of Lake Stevens considering contracting with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office for their police services can be put to rest after city council members ensured the...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    December 11, 2012

Special Christmas for Military families

Children of local military families decorated cookies at the third annual Military Christmas party at LSHS....

 
 By Staff    Lights & Sirens    December 11, 2012

Lights and Sirens for December 12, 2012

Theft/Minor in Possession (MIP), 11/24/12, 700 blk of SR 9 Two 17 year-old males were cited for Theft and MIP. An officer was dispatched to a shoplifting complaint involving two males who had just stolen some liquor. Both males were located with the...

 
 By Staff    Opinions    December 11, 2012

YOUR | LETTERS FOR DECEMBER 12, 2012

Dickens Fair a huge success Dear Editor, The 26th Annual Dickens Fair was a busy community day at Cavelero Mid High. Over 100 vendors, many dressed in Dickens era clothing, sold their handcrafted items while choirs and bands from the...

 
 By Don C. Brunell    Opinions    December 11, 2012

All students need solid grounding in math, science

In “the good old days,” schools emphasized “reading, writing and arithmetic” taught to the tune of the hickory stick. But today, we seem to have created a two-tiered education philosophy. College-bound students are encouraged...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    December 11, 2012

WorkSource Snohomish County hosts Community Resource Fair January 18

Unless Congress acts, the federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program will expire at the end of December, effectively cutting off over 45,000 people from unemployment benefits statewide. In response, WorkSource Snohomish County is...

 
 By Steve Strong, Broker    News    December 11, 2012

The Lake Stevens Real Estate Report

Santa has visited Lake Stevens! Residential home sales continue to surge. The Northwest Multiple Listing Service reports 65 closed sales, down just five from the previous month with 70 closed sales. September had 58 closed sales. The momentum can be...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    December 11, 2012

Office party warnings from NFIB

The holiday party season is here and the Small Business Legal Center at the National Federation of Independent Business is advising its members to keep celebrations safe by watching out for two problem areas—intoxication and harassment....