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Articles from the September 11, 2012 edition

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 By Journal Staff    Sports    September 11, 2012

Vikings beat Tomahawks 45-21

After losing to the 3A Glacier Peak football in their first game this season, the Lake Stevens Vikings showed that they are a team to watch out for beating the Marysville-Pilchuck Tomahawks 45-21 at…

 By Bill Walles    Columns    September 11, 2012

Remember the anchor in your life

This past week I had the chance to reflect on some of the times I’ve gone rock climbing. Now, to be fair, I wouldn’t really call myself an expert at it. Remember the scene of Tom Cruise free-climbing in Mission Impossible 2? Yeah,…

 By Journal Staff    News    September 11, 2012

Panther Giving Garden provides important lesson for students as well as benefitting the community

When driving past Mt. Pilchuck Elementary, it is hard to ignore the beautiful garden that is in full bloom. The Panther Giving Garden has been a huge success this past spring and summer. Produce has…

 By Journal Staff    News    September 11, 2012

Let the carpooling begin, but not without some planning!

As summer vacations come to an end and school begins, many families are making carpool arrangements. Keep in mind that automobile collisions continue to be the leading cause of death for children ages 1 through 12. An estimated 85 percent of…

 By Journal Staff    News    September 11, 2012

L.S. Great Race returns

Challenge yourself with the Lake Stevens Great Race on Saturday, September 29, during Oktoberfest weekend. This event is a unique scavenger hunt that takes place in downtown Lake Stevens for various age groups. The first to finish in each age…

 By Journal Staff    News    September 11, 2012

L.S. Fire Public Education takes on new lead

Jennye Cooper Alison Caton On September 14 Public Educator Alison Caton will be leaving Lake Stevens Fire to pursue a career in nursing. “We wish her every success as she takes a new direction…

 By Journal Staff    News    September 11, 2012

Get your child READY! for kindergarten

Will your child be READY! to be successful in Kindergarten? Every year 40 percent of children walk into kindergarten one to three years behind. There is something you can do to make sure your child isn’t one of them! Academic Beginnings for…

 By Pam Stevens    News    September 11, 2012

9/11 Memorial ceremony encourages us to never forget

Robert Marshall and Dan Lorentzen prepare to speak at the 9/11 Memorial last Saturday at the Fire Station. The downtown Lake Stevens Fire Station welcomed the community to a 9/11 Memorial on…

 By Staff    Lights & Sirens    September 11, 2012

Lake Stevens Police Beat for September 12, 2012

The police department responded to 525 incidents in the week of August 26, 2012 through September 1, 2012. The following is a brief summary of some of the more notable contacts: Vehicle Theft, 08/26/12, 2400 block of 104 Ave. SE A 28-year-old male…

 By Staff    Opinions    September 11, 2012

YOUR|LETTERS For September 12, 2012

Crosswalks need to be restriped for school kids Dear Editor, I know that Lake Stevens just spent a lot of money re-striping Lake Stevens but what I don’t understand is why they did not restripe all the sidewalk crossing lanes. As I was taking…

 By Laura Snyder    Columns    September 11, 2012

Fruit Loops

It all started 15 years ago when we planted some fruit trees: A pear tree, an apple tree, and a peach tree. The first few years, the trees simply concentrated on growing. If we got a warty piece of fruit off one of them before our resident squirrel…

 By Erin Mccallum    Opinions    September 11, 2012

Many Legislative races have already been decided – but hot races exist here in the 44th District

Voter turnout in the primary election last month was largely seen as disappointing, with just over 38 percent rather than the 46 percent that was projected. There are several reasons for the apathy, but the most important may be that many of the…

 By Pam Stevens    Opinions    September 11, 2012

Political parties should be abolished

Even after two weeks of political party conventions, speakers on both sides of the aisle have had their say, the media has analyzed and reanalyzed all that was said and folks have expressed themselves all over Facebook, we still have two more months…

 By Staff    News    September 11, 2012

Washington State Awarded $22 Million for Salmon Recovery

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Salmon Recovery Funding Board has received a $22 million federal grant to continue the state’s salmon recovery efforts in Washington. “A healthy Washington state economy is reliant on healthy salmon…

 By United Way Of Snohomish County    News    September 11, 2012

United Way Announces Spirit of Snohomish County Award Winners

2012 Spirit of Snohomish County Award Winners pose with Dennis G. Smith (center), president and CEO of United Way of Snohomish County. (Photo Credit: Neil Parekh/United Way of Snohomish County). Back…

 By Ymca Of Snohomish County    News    September 11, 2012

The Y Encourages Snohomish County Families to Address Healthy Living during Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

The Y Encourages Snohomish County Families to Address Healthy Living during Childhood Obesity Awareness Month The YMCA of Snohomish County offers healthy eating and physical activity tips to help residents live healthier EVERETT, Wash., Sept. 5,…

 By Department Of Social And Health Services    News    September 11, 2012

Skagit County woman fined, will do jail time after pleading guilty to welfare fraud

OLYMPIA – A 37-year-old Mount Vernon woman pleaded guilty to submitting false information to the state Department of Social and Health Services in order to receive public assistance benefits. Between January 2006 and June 2010, Ofelia Manrique…

 By Staff    News    September 11, 2012

Revenue returns unclaimed property to a record number of claimants (again!)

OLYMPIA – September 7, 2012 – You or a relative, friend or coworker may be richer than you think. Just visit to find out. The Department of Revenue is continuing its efforts to reunite residents with their lost…

 By Washington Traffic Safety Commission    News    September 11, 2012

Results of the Drive Hammered, Get Nailed Campaign In Snohomish County Announced Today

Snohomish County, WA – The results are in from the recent Drive Hammered, Get Nailed enforcement campaign conducted from August 17 through September 3. In Snohomish County, 155 motorists were stopped and arrested for driving under the influence of al…

 By Marysville Police Department    News    September 11, 2012

Marysville Police Investigating Early Morning Shooting

Marysville Police investigators are trying to learn the whereabouts of a male subject who they believe may be responsible for the early Sunday morning shooting of a 25 year old Kent man that occurred…

 By Staff    News    September 11, 2012


Even though the summer is quickly coming to an end and both autumn and winter are in direct view, taking a family trip or weekend getaway can still be in the cards for you. One of the most…

 By Staff    News    September 11, 2012

Human Rights Commission seeks input through survey

Snohomish County’s Commission on Human Rights has created a short survey in order to gather input on how the community views human-rights issues in the region. In addition, the commission is hosting an International Human Rights Day observance…

 By Department Of Natural Resources    News    September 11, 2012

Goldmark urges extra caution this weekend as wildfire conditions intensify across Eastern Washington

Winds and extremely dry grasses and brush will heighten the chances of accidental wildfire starts OLYMPIA – Bone dry conditions combined with high winds will boost the potential for wildfire to very high levels starting early Sunday in Washingt…

 By Staff    News    September 11, 2012

Forest Service waives fees on National Public Lands Day

Volunteers provide helping hands for Sept. 29 event WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2012 – The Forest Service is waiving standard amenity fees on Saturday, Sept. 29 in recognition of National Public Lands Day at hundreds of recreation sites nationwide. The foc…

 By Soundbite Services    News    September 11, 2012

Election of 2012: Future of Health Care Hangs in the Balance

The future of health care for all Americans hangs in the balance this election. Nurses on the front lines of care see the positive impact of programs such as Medicare, Medicaid and the benefits and protections offered by the Affordable Care Act….


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