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Articles from the June 25, 2013 edition

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 By Ronnie Mcbrayer    Columns    June 25, 2013

KEEPING THE FAITH: Some assembly required

Do you know the three most frightening words in the English language? “Some assembly required.” You order something online; a toy or a bicycle for your children. Or you go to a big box store to get a grill or piece of patio furniture….

 By Pam Stevens    News    June 25, 2013

Woman’s body found in home in Lake Stevens, police calling it a suspicious death

Lake Stevens Police officers responded to a suspicious call from a gentleman Monday morning, June 17 around 9 a.m. in a cul-de-sac off of 92nd and 15th St. SE in West Lake Stevens. Phillipa S….

 By Pam Stevens    News    June 25, 2013

Sheriff’s office makes reverse phone calls in hopes of catching a killer

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office sent out almost 4,000 reverse phone calls to residents and businesses in an effort to locate video that may help them solve the murder of Molly Conley, the 15-year-old girl who was shot in a drive-by shooting o…

 By Journal Staff    News    June 25, 2013

PUD electrical system improvements aid reliability and growth coming to Lake Stevens

Snohomish County PUD continues to make a series of improvements to its electrical system this summer. The work ensures it maintains the highest level of reliability for customers and meets the growing needs in its service area. One key project will b…

 News    June 25, 2013

Osburn heading to JRNYLC

Joshua Osburn, age 13 from Lake Stevens, was nominated to represent his school, Lake Stevens Middle School, and our area at the Jr. National Young Leaders Conference (JRNYLC) this year. He will be…

 By Journal Staff    News    June 25, 2013

More Ways to Access the Internet at the Marysville Library, Thanks to Donation of 17 Chromebooks

The Snohomish County Dive Team and Marine Unit responded to a reported drowning of a boy at Lake Roesiger on Sunday, June 23. Units responded to a residence in the 2300 block of S. Lake Roesiger Road after 911 calls reported the boy had failed to…

 By Journal Staff    News    June 25, 2013

Longtime Lake Stevens resident Jean Ann Toyer passes away

Jean Ann Toyer, a longtime resident of Lake Stevens and wife of former Mayor Richard Toyer, passed away unexpectedly on June 18. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend, She was born in…

 By Pam Stevens    News    June 25, 2013

L.S. residents making a difference for Molly

Community marches in hopes of finding a killer and to remember a life lost Hundreds of people from Lake Stevens gathered at the Centennial Trail trailhead on 20th St. NE Monday, June 17 to remember…

 By Journal Staff    News    June 25, 2013

Kids fishing coming to L.S.

It’s Fishing Time! Once again, Greg’s Custom Fishing Rods & Tackle and the Lake Stevens Family Center will team up to put on the annual Kid’s Fishing Wednesdays. This is a free…

 By Journal Staff    News    June 25, 2013

Ironman looking for volunteers

Looking for a way to give back to your community, earn those community service hours or just have fun while helping others? The annual Lake Stevens Ironman is a great place to volunteer your time! This year’s event will take place on Sunday,…

 By Journal Staff    News    June 25, 2013

IRONKIDS Fun Run coming to Lake Stevens as part of IRONMAN 70.3 weekend

Benefitting the Boys & Girls Club of Lake Stevens The inaugural UnitedHealthcare IRONKIDS Lake Stevens Fun Run will take place Saturday, July 20 at 9 a.m. at North Cove Park located at 1812 Main Street for athletes between the ages of 3 and 15….

 By Journal Staff    News    June 25, 2013

Carwash to benefit local boy with SMA

Friends of Jonah Erickson, a four-year-old Lake Stevens boy who suffers from Spinal Muscular Atrophy, or SMA, will be holding a car wash at Les Schwab in Lake Stevens on Saturday, June 29. Their hope is to raise enough funds to help buy Jonah a…

 News    June 25, 2013

Aquafest’s Boat Parade always a great time

Lake Stevens Aquafest, the ONLY lakeside festival in Snohomish County, is proud to host the Aquafest Boat Parade on Saturday, July 27. Starting at 7 p.m., you can cruise in your watercraft of choice behind the Lake Stevens Fire Patrol Boat or be a…

 By Journal Staff    News    June 25, 2013

Albertsons and Kiwanis fourth annual BBQ at L.S. Senior Center

Over a hundred people arrived at the Lake Stevens Senior Center for the fourth annual Albertsons/Kiwanis BBQ on Friday, June 14, Flag Day and the Friday before Father’s Day. All father’s…

 Lights & Sirens    June 25, 2013

Lights and Sirens June, 26 2013

The police department responded to 622 incidents in the week of June 9 through June 15, 2013. The following is a brief summary of some of the more notable contacts: Theft, 6/10/13 400 Block of 102nd Dr. SE A 35-year-old female called to report that h…

 Opinions    June 25, 2013

YOUR LETTERS June 26, 2013

Community made Molly’s March a success Dear Editor, I would like to thank the Lake Stevens community for coming together for the “March for Molly Conley” event on June 17. The turnout, compassionate words and volunteers were…

 By Terry Blankenship    Opinions    June 25, 2013

Diabetics on Medicare face critical deadline, need information

If you have diabetes and are on Medicare, you have an important decision to make in less than one month. You have probably heard that Medicare is changing the system through which you get your diabetes testing supplies. So unlike now, when you can…

 News    June 25, 2013

Fire Marshal urges safety first, fun second on July 4

The Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office urges residents to use caution when discharging fireworks during the Fourth of July fireworks season and encourages residents to be safe first, have fun second. Far more U.S. fires are reported on…

 By Pam Stevens    Opinions    June 25, 2013

L.S. Police, a great group of people

The past month has been an extremely trying one for many of us here in Lake Stevens. With two murders and a drowning it has taken its toll on our community. As I have covered these stories I have found that just writing about these incidents is…

 News    June 25, 2013

More Ways to Access the Internet at the Marysville Library, Thanks to Donation of 17 Chromebooks

Tom Nowak wants to see more people have access to the Internet. So he did something about it. Thanks to Tom, a retired physician from Marysville, there are 17 new Chromebook laptops at the Marysville Library for customers to use in the library. Tom…

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