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Articles published Tue, Jan 10, 2012

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Parks seek nominations to boating council

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is seeking nominations to its Boating Safety Advisory Council.

Mobile applications offer info, resources for small businesses

A new electronic application that quickly and efficiently finds loans, grants, and other useful small business resources, and its developer Somesh Kumar of Freemont, Calif., won first prize and $5,000 in a nationwide competition sponsored by the U.S.

2011 taxes due by April 17

The Internal Revenue Service opened the 2012 tax filing season by announcing that taxpayers have until April 17 to file their tax returns. The IRS encourages taxpayers to e-file as it is the best way to ensure accurate tax returns and get faster refunds.


G.F. Chamber and Economic Committee hosts ‘Look What’s Local’ business fair

The Granite Falls Shop Local Committee and the Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the first annual “Look What’s Local” Business Fair on Saturday, January 28, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This will be held in the empty office space next to the Granite Falls IGA.


SR 520 bridge, highway to close this weekend for construction

Girders to be installed Jan. 13-16 at two Eastside overpasses


Legislature forced to fund education and meet constitutional duties



Doctor shortage is example why central planning doesn’t work

The U.S. in general, and Washington state in particular, are facing a severe doctor shortage in the next 10 to 15 years. Not only is the population growing, but the baby boomer generation is aging and will require more medical services in the near future.


Final 2011 sunset over Lake Stevens

In case you missed the last sunset in 2011, resident George Hespe agreed to share it with everyone in Lake Stevens. Hespe’s photograph was taken while standing in North Cove Park.

Lake Stevens seniors enjoy a Christmas to remember

Sixty people, including Santa himself arrived at the Lake Stevens Senior Center on Christmas Day, for fantastic food, gift cards, gifts galore and lots of fun and fellowship. This was the sixth annual event and each one gets bigger and better.

Lake Stevens coach injured after domestic dispute

Larry Jones is a much loved football coach here in Lake Stevens and throughout the weekend has had a plethora of parents and kids eager to hear any news regarding the injuries he sustained after he was run down in front of his girlfriend’s home on the 8900 block of 14th St. SE last Friday afternoon.

Sedy sentenced to six years for Stivers death

On July 29, Randy Sedy, 45, chose to drink and drive his 1996 Dodge Ram pick-up through the streets of Marysville, a mistake that cost Meghan Stivers, a Lake Stevens woman, her life and Sedy six years in prison.

Kris Wolf retires from LSHS with 30 years of service

Thanks and congratulations goes to Kris Wolf who retired from Lake Stevens School District at the end of 2011 with 30 years of services.

Family fighting cancer...again

Last year we told you about Sarah Lien, 24, the young newlywed who was battling breast cancer and her mother Barbara Hawkins who had battled with the disease in both 1994 and again in 2008.

Free income tax prep assistance

Appointments are now being scheduled for cost free 2011 Income Tax Return preparation assistance through the Lake Stevens Family Center.


Bible study for kids available at Sanctuary Ministries

On January 15, at 10 a.m. Sanctuary Ministries will launch its new children's ministry program, DiscipleLand, for children age two through grade six.

New Year’s resolutions, try, try again

Well, it’s that time of year. The time to look back on the New Year’s resolutions you made a few short days ago, and see how many of them you’ve kept. It’s an annual ritual, is it not?


Lake Stevens wins Tournament of Champions

Over the holidays the Lake Stevens wrestling team traveled to Lakewood, Cali. to compete in the 21st annual North Torrance Tournament of Champions held on Dec. 29 and 30.

Viking boys beat Edmonds-Woodway, lose to Kamiak

Lake boys split a pair of games in Wesco North basketball action last week, beating Edmonds-Woodway at home and losing to Kamiak on the road.


Former LSHS wrestler White makes instructional DVD

Theo White grew up in the Lake Stevens High School wrestling room and has made a career out of what he learned there. White shares his story as he launches a new instructional DVD set entitled Wrestling for MMA . White tells his story.