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Mona Howell: 1931-2015

Mona (Eikrem) Howell passed away peacefully on Dec. 27 at Providence hospital in Everett. She was 84. Mona was born to Eva and Aslak Eikrem on May 13, 1931, in Molde, Norway. She and her mother...

 

Year in Review 2015 (Part 2)

July Burglaries down 18 percent in 2nd quarter A Mukilteo resident arrived home around 8 p.m. on June 22 to find a burglar, his pockets stuffed with her jewelry. He told her he was trying to sneak up...

 

Bob Champion is 2016 council president | City brief

Mukilteo City Council has appointed Bob Champion to serve as council president in 2016. He ran unopposed. Champion is serving his first term on the council, having been elected in 2013. He also...

 

Mukilteo councilmembers sworn in to office | City brief

Christine Cook, Steve Schmalz, Scott Whelpley and Richard Emery are sworn in to office on Jan. 4. The four were recently elected to serve four-year terms on the Mukilteo City Council in council...

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News    January 6, 2016

Aviation nonprofit organization's new name is Institute of Flight

The Future of Flight Foundation, the nonprofit that runs the Future of Flight Aviation Center, the has changed its name to the Institute of Flight. The name of the center will not change. The new...

 

Semi truck tips over while turning onto boulevard

A semi truck jack-knifed while turning from the Mukilteo Speedway onto Harbour Pointe Boulevard on Dec. 30, making the cargo container fall off the trailer. There were no injuries or other vehicles...

 

Schedule of community events for week of Jan. 6 | Around Town

Jan. 6 Networking Group 10:30-11:30 a.m. Want to meet new business owners in Mukilteo? Join the Chamber of Commerce’s weekly Wednesday morning networking group at the Chamber Office. Be prepared to give a 30 second introduction to your business. Br...

 

Nominate the 2016 Reader of the Year

Are you a fan of the Mukilteo Beacon? You could be the next Reader of the Year. Beacon Publishing Inc. will honor one loyal reader of the Mukilteo Beacon and share how reading their hometown newspaper has become a part of his or her weekly routine....

 

Mukilteo awards $10,000 in 2016 community grants

The city has awarded $10,000 in grants to support community projects. The following are the eight community projects awarded 2016 Community Support Grants: STEM Family Night: $2,000 to the Institute of Flight to help with this event to promote the fi...

 

When will the Trust of God, latent in the reality of man, emerge? (Part 6) | Worship

Without ceasing, our good Lord is always waving His arms at us dramatically, trying to get our attention. What must He do to have us finally be enchanted by Him? In the past, tribes and communities without access to or benefit of Holy Writs/Scripture...

 

Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of Jan. 6 | Police Beat

Dec. 30 Nuisance – 8300 blk 53rd Ave. W. Officers responded for the report of a man refusing to leave a restaurant. He had left prior to officers’ arrival, but was apparently upset he could not make a reservation for New Year’s Eve. He was also...

 

A Beacon poll vote in support of a town center | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Build away! Marty Fischer, Mukilteo...

 

A Beacon poll vote against a town center | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Bad idea. Comparing this concept to Mill Creek Town Center is comparing apples to oranges. Mill Creek had ample land to build, and the increase in residents didn't have near the impact it would here. Mukilteo is already...

 

Former Mukilteo Seniors president has passed away | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: One of Mukilteo’s most outstanding citizens has passed. Our dear friend and fellow citizen, Mona Howell, lived in Mukilteo for 50 years. Over the years, she gave much of her time, talent and energy to make our city a special...

 

Kudos to Public Works for park’s new fence | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: The members of the Mukilteo Way Garden Club want to thank the city’s Public Works Department for finding funds within its budget to replace the fence surrounding the Fowler Pear Tree Park at Park Avenue and Mukilteo Lane. The...

 

Vote to renew school district levy | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Six years ago, the voters of the Mukilteo School District overwhelmingly approved a Capital Projects Levy. Those funds were spent to upgrade technology and make necessary building improvements. Now this levy is about to expire,...

 

Year-end numbers for Washington companies | Taking Stock

The combined market value of all Washington companies was $1.074 trillion at year-end 2015. That is a new end-of-year record for Washington. Market value is calculated by multiplying the number of shares by the price of each share. Microsoft was the...

 

The fault in our stars | Chuck's World

Oedipus had it figured out. When presented with the classic riddle by the Sphinx, Oedipus cleverly deduced that the creature who walked on four legs in the morning, two in the afternoon, three in the...

 

Mukilteo: Homes project a cause for concern | City brief

A developer’s proposal to build 112 homes in Frognal Estates on 22.3 acres in the Picnic Point neighborhood has the city concerned with how the project would impact streams, slopes and wetlands. The project, formerly known as Horseman's Trail,...

 

Report: Mukilteo has 4 main transportation needs | City brief

A committee has reported its findings about Mukilteo’s infrastructure needs, namely streets and sidewalks. The Transportation Task Force was formed last year to help advise the city on transportation needs, priorities and funding strategies. Member...

 

No room for over 400 apartments in town center | Kudos & Complaints

We received three kudos for our Kudos and Complaints series after the last one ran in November. Not bad for the New Year. Here is the first of this year’s bimonthly look at the kudos and complaints from around Mukilteo. Every two months, The...

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News    January 6, 2016

NOAA looking to swap Tank Farm property

The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration has proposed that it trade its Tank Farm property with the city to build a new station. The U.S. Air Force transferred 1.1 acres of the property to NOAA so that it can design and construct a...

 

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