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Articles from the January 7, 2015 edition

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Bob Champion is 2015 council president | City brief

Mukilteo City Council has appointed Bob Champion to serve as council president in 2015. He ran unopposed. Champion is serving his first term on the council, having been elected in 2013. Lord was...

 

Police adopt family in need for the holidays

Around Christmastime, Mukilteo police didn't just respond to 911 calls – they got to become Santa’s helpers. Typically, the Mukilteo Police Department hosts Shop with a Cop, an event where... Full story

 

Innovative school may have to shut down

The next Albert Einstein could very well attend Bright Avenues School, but we may never know. The new independent K-8 school in south Everett is in danger of shutting down due to low enrollment. The... Full story

 

2014 Year in Review (Part 2)

July Police chief’s interim role extended 3 months Although his six months as interim city administrator are up, Mukilteo’s police chief won’t be headed back to his department – yet. Rex...

 

Kamiak tops Snohomish | Boys prep basketball

In their first game back from Winter Break, the Kamiak boys basketball team earned a league win, beating Snohomish 64-59. Snohomish led 20-14 after the first quarter, but Kamiak outscored the Panthers 18-8 in the second to lead 32-28 at halftime....

 

Mariner bests Mount Vernon | Boys prep basketball

The Mariner boys basketball team earned a league win over Mount Vernon on Tuesday, Jan. 6, beating the Bulldogs 64-40 at home. The Marauders held a 11-7 lead after the first quarter and extended it to 32-17 at halftime. Both teams scored 14 points...

 

Fight conflict with forgiveness | Worship

Whew. Time to breathe. The holidays are now behind us. Is it just me, or does it seem that time speeds up between November and December? Hosting parties, preparing food, shopping and wrapping, and every other item on my To Do list all melded...

 

How Common Core will change school | Mukilteo Schools

In my last column, I referred to all the changes that are happening within the education world, especially in this state. I mentioned the challenge that the state Legislature will begin facing this month in providing adequate funding for education,...

 

Cadet graduates from Washington Youth Academy | School brief

A cadet from Mukilteo recently graduated from the Washington Youth Academy. Cadet Anthony Mankovich was celebrated with his peers during commencement ceremonies on Dec. 20. He was among 144 graduates, who will return to high school to get their... Full story

 

Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of Jan. 7 | Police Beat

Dec. 31 Animal – 900 blk 4th St. An officer responded for a report of a barking dog. The officer heard no barking and the offender was not located. Follow-Up – 10500 blk 47th Pl. W. An officer met with a subject who had possible suspect information... Full story

 

This year, resolve to be yourself | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: This is a letter to Mukilteo: Greetings! I wish you a wonderful new year filled with abundance, joy and treasured moments. May 2015 be your best year yet! As for new year resolutions, I really like the following quote from Aisha... Full story

 

Better boat launch is in Everett | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: If we were to vote on the worst location to have a boat launch, Lighthouse Park would come in first place. I get seasick just watching the boats and canoes bouncing around. Are the waters rough there all the time? No, some days ar...

 

Create a healthy living plan for the New Year (Part 1) | Healthy Living

You’ve been here before… the New Year is creeping up and you are not where you want to be in terms of fitness and health. You have made weight loss/fitness resolutions for X number of years in a row, only to quit long before reaching your goals....

 

Less landscaping, less people | Chuck's World

Bernice Madigan died on Jan. 3, her passing making just a ripple in the news cycle, easy to miss. There were football games, and so on. She had been living on a farm in western Massachusetts for the p...

 

Schedule of community events for week of Jan. 7 | Around Town

Jan. 7 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....

 

Mukilteo awards $10,000 in 2015 community grants

The city has awarded $10,000 in grants to support community projects. The following are the nine community projects awarded 2015 Community Support Grants: • Pianist Alexander Ardakov: $2,000 to bring internationally renowned pianist Alexander...

 

New policy allows city employees to take day off for faith | City brief

The city now allows city employees to take days off for reasons of faith. As required by state law, Mukilteo has established a policy for city employees to receive up to two unpaid holidays per year for reason of faith or conscience, according to...

 

New member appointed to Planning Commission | City brief

The City Council on Jan. 5 confirmed a new member to the city’s Planning Commission. Nick Gottuso was appointed to serve a term set to expire in 2016. He is replacing Cindy Zynda, who resigned. Gottuso is a senior program manager at Microsoft. He h...

 

Man found in Everett with gunshot wound

Police found a man with a gunshot would on Tuesday night in the 2600 block of Lombard Avenue in Everett. Around 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 6, Everett police responded to a report of a shots fired near Lombard Avenue, Everett Sgt. Ryan Dalberg said. Officers...

 

Apply now for Sheriff's Office Citizens Academy

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for the annual Citizen’s Academy. The academy is a free 13-week program for residents of the county to learn more about day-to-day operations of law enforcement. This winter the...

 

Free women’s self-defense workshop offered Jan. 31

The Mukilteo Police Department is sponsoring a free Women’s Self-Defense Workshop at Gracie Jiu Jitsu from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 31. The course is offered to provide women and teens with information on personal safety, with an emphasis on... Full story

 

Mukilteo student named to Dean's List at Arizona State University | School brief

A student from Mukilteo has been named to Dean's List at Arizona State University. Yvana Tran received academic honors from Arizona State by making the university's Dean's List for the fall 2014 semester. Undergraduate students who earn...

 

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