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Articles from the May 29, 2012 edition

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 By Pam Stevens    Sports    May 29, 2012

Granite’s own Violette curling his way to the top

While our neighbors to the north seem to excel in the sport of Curling at the Olympic games, Seattle’s own Granite Curling Club is quickly becoming known for its tremendous talent including…

 Entertainment    May 29, 2012

King Tut Exhibition Now On View At Pacific Science Center

Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs is now on view at Pacific Science Center, the final U.S. stop of the exhibition, through January 6, 2013. This is the largest King Tut exhibition…

 By Journal Staff    News    May 29, 2012

CWU, LSHS student awarded prestigious Goldwater Scholar

Troy Kilburn Central Washington University junior Troy Kilburn has been named a 2012 Goldwater Scholar in Mathematics, Science and Engineering, one of just six in Washington State. The Lake Stevens…

 By Len Stevens    Sports    May 29, 2012

Viking baseball beats Skyview 6-5; loses to Puyallup

Saturday, May 19 the Vikings beat the Skyview Storm to become one of the final eight teams still alive in the state playoffs. After taking a early lead, Lake had to go into extra innings to get the…

 By Ronnie Mcbrayer    Columns    May 29, 2012

Keeping the Faith:

Before there was a Memorial Day, there was Decoration Day. Developed in the Post-Civil War decades, Decoration Day was exactly that: A day to decorate the graves of fallen soldiers. Over time, and with the sacrifice of so many young men and women in…

 By Journal Staff    News    May 29, 2012

Rotary Club asking for aid to help homeless students and families

The Rotary Club of Lake Stevens and Rotary District 5050 are working together to fund additional services for homeless Lake Stevens School District kids. The Lake Stevens School District is doing their best to meet the needs of these homeless…

 By Journal Staff    News    May 29, 2012

Mini roundabouts to start construction next week on North Davies Rd.

The City of Lake Stevens will be starting the construction of the two mini-roundabouts on North Davies Rd. next week. Striping will begin Monday, June 4 and the roundabout center islands will begin construction on Wednesday, June 6. The entire…

 By Journal Staff    News    May 29, 2012

Local musicians releasing new album

Local folk rock trio, Real Folk. Folk rock trio, Real Folk, released their second album entitled At the Brink on May 12, 2012. Blending musical energy and sweet vocal harmonies with a message that…

 By Journal Staff    News    May 29, 2012

Lake Stevens seniors tour the Flying Heritage collection

Lake Stevens Senior Center seniors on a tour of the FHC museum. Docent Alan Gale, of the Flying Heritage Collection escorted the Lake Stevens Senior Center seniors on a tour of the FHC museum, at…

 By Journal Staff    News    May 29, 2012

Fun, games at Aquafest’s Celebrity Softball game

If you haven’t been to the annual Celebrity Softball game during Aquafest you’re missing out on a great time. This year’s game will be played at the Mt. Pilchuck Elementary School…

 By Pam Stevens    News    May 29, 2012

Lake Stevens police nab bank robber

Lake Stevens Police were called to a bank robbery at Union Bank, 909 Frontage Rd. in Frontier Village on Wednesday, May 23. The call came in around 11 a.m. The robbery suspect is a Lake Stevens man…

 By Pam Stevens    News    May 29, 2012

Lake Stevens CPA has license suspended

The State of Washington Board of Accountancy has recently suspended the CPA credentials for Steven M. Carlson, an accountant who practices in Marysville and resides in Lake Stevens effective April 26, 2012. The Board ordered the suspension based on…

 By Pam Stevens    News    May 29, 2012

L.S.City Council to remove curfew law

In 1997 Lake Stevens adopted a curfew ordinance which stated that no one under the age of 18 was allowed on public streets, highways, alleys, parks, vacant lots or any other public place within the city between the hours of 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. during…

 By Pam Stevens    News    May 29, 2012

L.S. loses another special man, George Thorleifson

Thorleifson in World War 2. The Lake Stevens community has suffered yet another loss with the passing of long-time resident George Thorleifson who died peacefully in his sleep due to complications…

 By Journal Staff    News    May 29, 2012

L.S. First Responders honored at Ashley Pointe

In honor of the First Responders Thank You Day on Saturday, May 19, Ashley Pointe sponsored a reception for Lake Stevens Fire and Police departments on Friday, May 18. Members from both departments…

 By Journal Staff    News    May 29, 2012

Host Families sought for Ironman 70.3 Athletes in July

Lake Stevens will be welcoming Ironman 70.3 World Qualifier Event again this year Saturday, July 15. This annual event brings in up to 1,500 athletes from across our country as well as internationally. Since Lake Stevens has no hotels or motels, the…

 By Journal Staff    News    May 29, 2012

Host families needed in Lake Stevens

Host families are needed for exchange students from around the world. Your home could welcome a student (you choose boy or girl) and they would attend the high school closest to your home for the 2012-2013 school year. Hosting an exchange student…

 By Journal Staff    News    May 29, 2012

County opens Deer Creek gate access on Mtn. Loop Hwy

Snohomish County Public Works’ crews have reopened the Deer Creek gate on Mountain Loop Highway, providing access to the Big Four Ice Caves, Barlow Pass and other recreational opportunities. Crews finished clearing snow and downed trees this…

 Opinions    May 29, 2012

YOUR | LETTERS for May 30, 2012 issue

USDA should not be in the home loan business Dear Editor, I wonder if anyone else noticed the large USDA sign over by Frontier Village. No, it’s not a FHA sign normally seen at new housing developments. It might be possible you missed it, as…

 By Laura Snyder Is A Nationally Syndicated Columnist    Columns    May 29, 2012

Driving Me Bonkers

Love comes in many forms. The love for your spouse is much different than the love for your child, which is different from the love for a pet, which is different from the love of a friend. However, if you put all of them in a burning building and…

 By Don C. Brunell    Opinions    May 29, 2012

Critical information lacking for ecology regulations

When the Environmental Protection Agency was formed in 1970, our environmental problems were easy to see: factories belched black smoke, leaded gasoline fouled our air and water and rivers were so polluted they actually caught fire. Today, 42 years…

 By Sue Ambler    News    May 29, 2012

WDCSC welcomes five new board members

*(Everett, WA) *— Workforce Development Council Snohomish County announces the appointment of five community leaders to its Board of Directors: Charles Elder of Damar Aerosystems, Grace Holland of the International Association of Machinists, Le…

 By Krista Collard Northwest Regional Press Secretary Beyond Coal- Sierra Club    News    May 29, 2012

Seattle CityCouncil Unanimously Passes Resolution Opposing Coal Transport

*Seattle City Council Unanimously Passes Resolution Opposing Coal Transport<> * *Local residents applaud council for making Seattle tenth city to officially raise…

 By Chris Thomas    News    May 29, 2012

Centralia Death Calls New Attention to Child Abuse Prevention

CENTRALIA, Wash. – A high-profile murder case in Lewis County has a 25-year-old man in custody for the horrific death of his girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter just before Memorial Day. It gives new urgency to pending federal legislation focused on…

 By Journal Staff    News    May 29, 2012

Lake Stevens Athletic Club celebrates one year

The Lake Stevens Athletic Club in downtown Lake Stevens, is celebrating their first anniversary with a day of celebration on Saturday, June 2. They will be offering free classes from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m….


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