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 By Sara Bruestle    News

From the archives/Weekend read: Scooter club takes the slow ride home

Editor's note: The Beacon is republishing stories we think will be of interest to readers. This feature is on a group of men, who rode their Scooters across America, ending up in... — Updated 6/30/2020

 By Sara Bruestle    News

From the archives: Mary Lambert surprises Mariner with concert

Editor's note: The Beacon is republishing stories we think will be of interest to readers. This feature is on Mary Lambert's appearance at Mariner High School. The story, written... — Updated 6/26/2020

 By Sara Bruestle    News

From the archives: South African family traveling world stops in Mukilteo

Editor's note: The Beacon is republishing stories we think will be of interest to readers. This feature is on the Bell family from South Africa and their experience visiting... — Updated 6/15/2020

 By Sara Bruestle    News

From the archives: Local dentist helps restore smiles in Haiti

Editor's note: The Beacon is republishing stories we think will be of interest to readers. This feature is on Dr. Nhi Pham and her experience volunteering in Haiti. The story,... — Updated 6/10/2020

 By Sara Bruestle    News

From the Archives: Eagle Scout builds benches for Kamiak bands

The Beacon is republishing stories we think will be of interest to readers. Here's is one on Ethan Walters, who built benches for Kamiak's bands, as part of his Eagle Scout... — Updated 5/27/2020

 By Sara Bruestle    News

Mukilteo recognizes employees of the quarter

Mukilteo has named Colt Davis and Brian Wirt as the employees of the third quarter. Davis, a police sergeant, is Supervisor of the Quarter and Wirt, surface water technician, is... — Updated 11/23/2016

 By Sara Bruestle    Features

Holiday tour showcases grand homes, chef tastings

One of the houses on the Assistance League’s Homes for the Holidays tour this year will feature close to 50 snowmen decorations. The Assistance League of Everett will host its... — Updated 11/23/2016

 By Sara Bruestle    A&E

Mukilteo 8-year-old to play Dickens’ Tiny Tim

Eight-year-old Keagan Estes has the honor of uttering what is arguably the most famous line in “A Christmas Carol.” Keagan, of Mukilteo, will play Tiny Tim, the sickly boy who... — Updated 11/23/2016

 By Sara Bruestle    News

500 more parking spaces needed

A study has found that Mukilteo needs 500 more parking spaces on the waterfront. There isn’t enough parking to meet demands at Lighthouse Park, as well as at the nearby train station, ferry terminal and businesses all year... — Updated 11/23/2016 Full story

 By Sara Bruestle    Features

At-risk youth celebrate Day of the Dead

At the altars were old photographs, sugar skulls, candles, colorful flowers, traditional breads and other memorabilia to remember the dead. Snohomish County’s Denney Juvenile... — Updated 11/16/2016

 By Sara Bruestle    A&E

New holiday festival to feature decorated trees

A new kind of festival is about to showcase Mukilteo’s goodwill with a shining display of decorated Christmas trees. Mukilteo’s first-ever Festival of Trees is a contest and... — Updated 11/16/2016

 By Sara Bruestle    News

Local engineers sell 1st shelter to survive tsunami

When most are selling their homes out of fear, Jeanne Johnson just bought a house in Long Beach’s tsunami hazard zone. The Pacific County beach faces two types of such hazards:... — Updated 11/16/2016 Full story

 By Sara Bruestle    Schools

Mariner area to get its own library soon

Sno-Isle Libraries will soon open a new library near Mariner High School. A “demonstration library” is scheduled to open next year in a 3,600-square-foot retail space at 520... — Updated 11/16/2016 Full story

 By Sara Bruestle    Features

Former Marine to students: You can be like a veteran

Myron Travis has a lesson for elementary students on Veterans Day: You can be just like a veteran. A Marine Corps veteran, Travis spoke to students at Endeavour Elementary’s Veter... — Updated 11/9/2016

 By Sara Bruestle    News

Large truck damages ferry dock’s control box

Mukilteo ferry service was shut down Saturday morning after a large truck damaged a control box at the dock. The terminal was closed at about 8 a.m. A maintenance crew managed to... — Updated 11/9/2016

 By Sara Bruestle    News

12 Mukilteo staffers to get pay raises

A dozen non-union city employees will receive a total of $30,000 in raises next year. The higher salaries were included in the 2017 budget the Mukilteo City Council approved on Nov. 7 with a 5-1 vote. While the mayor’s preliminar... — Updated 11/9/2016 Full story

 By Sara Bruestle    Features

Author writes novels based on historical facts

Nancy Horan is the author of two New York Times bestsellers that are favorites of book clubs throughout the nation. Horan, author of “Loving Frank” and “Under the Wide and... — Updated 11/2/2016 Full story

 By Sara Bruestle    Features

Officers surprise 5-year-old with visit to birthday party | Kudos & Complaints

We received a follow-up accolade from the mom who asked if a Mukilteo police officer could visit her son’s birthday party for our Kudos and Complaints series after the last one ra... — Updated 11/2/2016 Full story

 By Sara Bruestle    News

Kamiak student aces AP computer science exam

A Kamiak High School junior has earned a perfect score on the AP computer science exam. Joey Schafer, son of Scott and Katie Schafer, is one of only 10 students in the world to... — Updated 11/2/2016

 By Sara Bruestle    News

5th Street signal redesign in the works

It’s arguably the most dangerous signalized intersection in Mukilteo. The 5th Street signal for northbound vehicles along the Mukilteo Speedway has two lights for two lanes, one... — Updated 11/2/2016

 By Sara Bruestle    Features

Local church to host prayer vigil on election night

As the ballots are counted Tuesday, many might find themselves turning to prayer. St. Hilda St. Patrick Episcopal Church near Mukilteo is ready to help. The church is holding an election night vigil – including prayers, litanies... — Updated 11/2/2016

 By Sara Bruestle    Schools

Award-winning author inspires love for reading at Mariner

When Matt de la Peña visited Mariner High School, he met the characters in his books. The author of six young adult novels and two picture books, de la Peña spoke to students at... — Updated 10/19/2016 Full story

 By Sara Bruestle    News

Mayor dismisses Public Works director of 3 years

After three years as Mukilteo’s Public Works director, Rob McGaughey has been let go. McGaughey replaced Larry Waters, who retired in 2013 after serving as head of the Public... — Updated 10/19/2016


Man gets 3 years for abusing 5-week-old son

A Mukilteo man has been sentenced to three years in prison for abusing his newborn son. Andre Ash, 35, was convicted of second-degree child abuse for assaulting his 5-week-old son. Ash shook his son and broke many of the baby’s... — Updated 10/19/2016

 By Sara Bruestle    Features

Eagle Scout delivers supplies to schoolchildren in Africa

Carson Leavitt was inspired by an African safari to start working toward his Eagle Scout rank when he was in the eighth grade. Carson, now a junior at Kamiak High School, completed... — Updated 10/12/2016


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