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Articles from the December 28, 2011 edition

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 By Alan Soler    Sports    December 28, 2011

Wrestlers keep their at home winning streak

The Vikings 17-year at home winning streak remains intact as the Lake Stevens wrestlers defeat this year’s top rated and defending Oregon 6A State Champion, Roseburg Indians 33-33, winning on...

 
 By Mike Anderton    Sports    December 28, 2011

Viking girls beat Marysville-Pilchuck 69-41, remain undefeated

It’s no secret that Lake, after finishing fourth at State last season and returning some very talented players, is aiming to do even better this season. So far so good. Randy Edens’ Vikings won at Marysville-Pilchuck by 69-41 last...

 
 By Mike Anderton    Sports    December 28, 2011

Viking boys beat Marysville, Evergreen (White Center)

Viking boys basketball team won both of its games last week, 58-45 over Marysville-Pilchuck and 58-50 against Evergreen of Seattle (White Center). The games, played at Lake Stevens, featured wildly divergent third quarters. Lake outscored...

 
 By Journal Staff    Columns    December 28, 2011

Donations needed at Sanctuary Ministries

Sanctuary Care Ministries is looking for donations of gently used clothing, shoes and bedding for men, women and children as their stock is in short supply. Every week 45-65 people visit the Care Center at Sanctuary Ministries "shopping"...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    December 28, 2011

Lake Stevens Chamber honors many in community

“Love of community, hard work and dedication to making Lake Stevens a great place to live,” describe each of the honorees at December’s luncheon held by The Greater Lake Stevens...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    December 28, 2011

L.S. King earns Eagle Scout award

New Eagle Scout Gaeble King. Lake Stevens’ own Gaeble King earned the distinguished honor of earning his Eagle Scout rank through the Boy Scouts of America program. King is a member of Troop...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    December 28, 2011

Kids take $10 and turn into $460

Fifth graders in Becky Fuentes’ class at Highland Elementary School participated in “The Great Money Challenge III” put on by the Imagine Children’s Museum. They were given...

 
 Opinions    December 28, 2011

YOUR|LETTERS for December 28th issue

Sweet stories of love and service in Lake Stevens Dear Editor, The Spirit of Holiday Giving has meaning far beyond the feeling one gets by giving a tangible item to another person and yet so many will never really experience, first hand, its true...

 
 By Don C. Brunell    Opinions    December 28, 2011

Stories of hope shine all around us

With a bad economy, political bickering in our nation’s capital and daily news coverage of raucous protests here at home, it may seem harder to get into the Christmas spirit this year. But if you look closely, you will see countless examples of...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Opinions    December 28, 2011

A new year brings on new resolutions

Why does it take the turn of the calendar to get us to make new goals and to get motivated for a better year than the last? Starting fresh becomes almost obsessive for some, especially those of us...

 
 By Chris Thomas-washington News Service    News    December 28, 2011

Yes, Virginia, Reindeer Emit Methane Gas...

SEATTLE - Santa works hard to make Christmas magical for boys and girls around the globe, but new research shows his operation could be more environmentally friendly with some fine-tuning because it's leaving a huge carbon footprint. During his...

 
 By Chris Thomas    News    December 28, 2011

State Employees' 2012 Wish List: More Revenue, Fewer Layoffs

OLYMPIA, Wash. - There are 8,500 fewer state employees in Washington than when the recession began - and in the State Parks Department, 160 more are scheduled to get pink slips to help close an $11 million budget gap in that agency. However, Tim Welc...

 
 By Chris Thomas-washington News Service    News    December 28, 2011

Lawsuit Seeks to Curb Development in WA Floodplains

SEATTLE - The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is asking a judge to stop the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) from making flood insurance available to developers building in floodplains in the Puget Sound area. In an injunction request...

 
 By Washington State Department Of Transportation - News    News    December 28, 2011

Expert panel wrapping up review on Viaduct project financing

SEATTLE – An expert review panel assessing the Washington State Department of Transportation’s finance plan for replacing the State Route 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct will release its findings and recommendations to the state Legislature in...

 
 By Washington State Department Of Transportation - News    News    December 28, 2011

Bellingham to become first link for electric road trips

Bellingham to become first link for electric road trips WSDOT breaks ground on the first stop of West Coast Green Highway BELLINGHAM – The Washington State Department of Transportation and Bellingham Mayor Dan Pike invite the media to document...