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Articles from the December 5, 2011 edition

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 By Journal Staff    Sports    December 5, 2011

Lake Stevens’ own Washington Rush team takes first place

1st row: Kylie Foutch. 2nd row: Shaelyn Bach, Alexus Oglesbee, Camille Nielsen, Jessica Stafford, Jordyn Holt, Abigail Hill, Abby Schampier, Madison Long. Not pictured: Olivia Prussman, Coaches: Kim F…

 News    December 5, 2011

GFSD cancels December 21 meeting

The Granite Falls School Board of Directors regular meeting scheduled for December 21, 2011, is cancelled due to winter break….

 By Alan Soler    Sports    December 5, 2011

Lake Stevens wrestling starts the season out right

Eric Soler from Lake dominates Zach Regan from Kamiak. The defending 4A State Champion Lake Stevens High School Wrestling team began their season last Friday evening, Dec. 2 with a double home dual…

 By Journal Staff    Sports    December 5, 2011

Lake Stevens High School Varsity swimmers go to State

Kelsey Fallstrom, Madeline Summers, Lindsay Vanderhoff, Felicity Speirs (alternate Sarah Bartolini in the background). Overall, Lake Stevens High School girls swim team took 12th in state…

 By Mike Anderton    Sports    December 5, 2011

Balanced scoring earns Viking basketball boys victories in first two games

Lake’s boys got off to a good start of the 2011-12 basketball season, winning 63-53 at Liberty in Issaquah on November 29, and by 60-42 over Marysville-Getchell in the home opener last Thursday. Lake, favored in the coaches’ poll to win t…

 By Jim Miller    Columns    December 5, 2011

How Much Do You Need to Retire?

Dear Savvy Senior, Is there an easy way to figure out how much savings a person needs to retire? I’m 52 years old – about 10 years from when I would like to retire – and I want to see where I stand. Planning Ahead Dear Planning How…

 By Ronnie Mcbrayer    Columns    December 5, 2011

Freedom from Fear

In the town of Madison, Florida, you can find the Colin P. Kelly memorial, a striking sculpture of four angels, their wings unfurled in the wind. The memorial was dedicated in 1943 to the name and heroics of a B-17 pilot whose plane was shot down…

 By Bill Walles    Columns    December 5, 2011

The Perfect Gift

I recently had a birthday. The big 4-0 if you must know. It was weird, because I remember a time not too long ago when 40 sounded very old to me. But now that I’m there, it really doesn’t sound very old at all. Part of that might have bee…

 By Journal Staff    Columns    December 5, 2011

Chapel on the Hill celebrates the holidays

Chapel on The Hill has come a long way since its conception.The congregation is an orthodox church that serves the Granite Falls area. It was started in the eighties in a little brown house on Galena Street. In 2004 the congregation moved to a store…

 By Pam Stevens    News    December 5, 2011

Two Lake Stevens banks hit by thieves

Two different M.O.s, with two different suspects and two different banks were robbed within a week of each other in Lake Stevens. Whidbey Island Bank located in Frontier Village at 629 Highway 9 was…

 By Journal Staff    News    December 5, 2011

Sunnycrest to receive flashing lights for safety

Keeping children safe in designated school zones is a top priority. It is commonplace that during arrival and dismissal times, the roads around the schools are shared with bicycles and pedestrians. On top of this, there are school bus movements and…

 By Journal Staff    News    December 5, 2011

Solar panels installed at Lake Stevens High School

The new solar panels on top of the Lake Stevens High School Performing Arts Center. Lake Stevens High School now has new solar panels installed and generating energy. The panels were installed last…

 By Journal Staff    News    December 5, 2011

Santa’s Cause is coming to town

Eli McLemore with Santa. While every boy and girl eagerly awaits Santa’s arrival on Christmas Eve with a sleigh full of goodies, the children at Sunnyside Preschool & Kindergarten looked…

 By Journal Staff    News    December 5, 2011

Santa Float will benefit Lake Stevens Food Bank

Kids love to visit with Santa on the Lions Club’s Santa Float each year. The Kiwanis, Lions and Walgreens are combining forces to raise food for the Lake Stevens Food Bank. Visit Walgreens on…

 By Journal Staff    News    December 5, 2011

Memorial service held for Lake Stevens veteran

Merrell Watkins “Curley” Boyd, Lake Stevens, 2007 A memorial service was held at Ebenezer Lutheran Church on Saturday, December 3, for Merrell Watkins “Curly” Boyd, long-time r…

 By Journal Staff    News    December 5, 2011

L.S. Fire moves forward with strategic initiatives

Lake Stevens Fire Commissioners unanimously approved the updated strategic initiatives at a regularly scheduled board meeting on November 17. Earlier this month Lake Stevens Fire hosted a community meeting as well as a District membership meeting,…

 By Pam Stevens    News    December 5, 2011

Fun-filled day of festivities all over L.S.

Santa Claus came to town along with a lot of Christmas spirit and unique shopping in a day filled with all kinds of activities that helped to get Lake Stevens ready for a great holiday season….

 By Journal Staff    News    December 5, 2011

FCCLA helps connect kids to their community

FCCLA members connect with students in Mrs. Nueman’s class at Highland Elementary. Lake Stevens High School—Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America – FCCLA…

 By Journal Staff    News    December 5, 2011

City considering North Davies mini roundabouts

This is a photo of the mini-roundabout concept on North Davies Rd. Some drivers really like them and some are still getting use to them, but they are likely here to stay: the modern roundabout…

 By Journal Staff    News    December 5, 2011

Ace Hardware collecting Lights for Life for kids with cancer

Greg and Christine Egelstad, the owners of the Lake Stevens Ace Hardware, are working with “Lights For Life-helping kids with Cancer” foundation a 501© non-profit. The Lake Stevens…

 Opinions    December 5, 2011


Flat boat roof covers should be allowed on lake Dear Editor, On November 28 the city council voted 5-2 to make new, flat, boat covers illegal on Lake Stevens while allowing roofs of any other shape. I wholly disagree with this action and wish the…

 By Laura Snyder    Columns    December 5, 2011

Thoughts on Turning 50

I’m not in denial. It’s just that fifty isn’t as scary as it used to be. In retrospect, I am confident that when I turn 60, I will wish I was turning 50 again. People used to say you were “Over the Hill” when you hit…

 By Rep. Hans Dunshee    Opinions    December 5, 2011

Let’s balance the budget while creating jobs

We don’t really have a budget problem —we have a jobs problem. When the economy was good, the budget was fine. So the question is this: How can we balance the budget while creating jobs? Budget cuts don’t create jobs, or fix your…

 By Monika Kristofferson    Columns    December 5, 2011

Get Into the Mind of a Professional Organizer

Being a professional organizer, I will admit that my mind works a little differently than a lot of other people’s minds. Imagine how thrilled I am when I am in a room full of other professional organizers, we totally get each other; everything…


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