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Newest Kamiak play debuts this Friday

In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie an international celebrity, and luminous watches the latest rage - until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious disease.... Full story

 

New paramedic joins Mukilteo Fire

Mike Huber, center, along with Mukilteo Mayor Jennifer Gregerson and Mukilteo Fire Chief Chris Alexander shortly after being sworn in to his new role as paramedic for the Mukilteo Fire Department....

 

New leadership for City Council

A week into the New Year, the Mukilteo City Council has new leadership for 2019. Christine Cook, who served as Council Vice President in 2018, was selected to be Council President in 2019. Anna...

 

Previewing 2019 in Mukilteo, part 2

In the last two issues, we’ve recapped some of the biggest stories The Beacon published in 2018. Some stories included funding swaps, focuses on gun violence, salary bargaining for Mukilteo teachers...

 

Council announces legislative priorities for 2019

After state funds were swapped in favor of the Peace Park project in 2018, Mukilteo councilmembers are again looking for state funds for the Japanese Gulch Daylighting project, along with funding for...

 

Eyman’s $30 car tabs will be on November ballot

Editor's Note: Two corrections were made since this was printed to fix errors regarding the lawsuit by the state Attorney General's Office. Both corrections are underlined in the story. Tim...

 

Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club officially open

After more than a decade of planning, financing and, lately, constructing, the Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club officially opened its doors to the public Monday, Jan. 7. Not all of the new facility is...

 

In search of Bobby Sherman l Chuck's World

Quinn Cummings, a humorist and prolific writer of funny stuff on Twitter, noted the other day that she’d been stuck in line at the grocery store behind some lady attempting to write a check for over...

 

Fiscal accountability and transparency before politics l Council Corner

The following Council Corner column is in response to Mukilteo Fire Chief Chris Alexander’s Fire Sirens column, published in last week’s Beacon: I’m pleased that Fire Chief Chris Alexander shared the current concerns and agenda items the Counci...

 

Ferry project updates l Guest View

The Mukilteo Ferry Advisory Committee (FAC) is a three-member committee created by the Washington State Legislature (RCW 47.60.310) appointed by Snohomish County to serve the local Mukilteo community. The Mukilteo FAC shares information from...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    January 9, 2019

Marauders fall to Bulldogs | Girls basketball

Mariner matched Mount Vernon basket for basket for the first eight minutes of last week’s Wesco 4A girls basketball matchup. The Bulldogs led 10-8 before the Marauders went cold from the field. Mount Vernon went on a 13-2 run at the start of the...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    January 9, 2019

Strong start to the New Year for Mariner, Kamiak | Wrestling

Mariner advanced a pair of wrestlers to the finals at the annual Everett Classic wrestling tournament. Rowland Whited finished second in the 170-pound division and R.J. Fry also took second at 152 on Saturday, Jan. 5, at Everett High School....

 

Big Bang Theory l Muk Revisited

About 6 p.m. on Sept. 17, 1930, Mukilteo’s normal tranquility was shattered by two huge blasts. Besides upsetting the normal tranquility, windows in Mukilteo and Everett were shattered, chimneys...

 
 By Gordy Arlin    General    January 9, 2019

If I knew for sure that I would die next month, part 2 l Worship

Editor’s Note: See Part 1 of "If I knew that I would die next month" (published Aug. 15, 2018) at mukilteobeacon.com When I was 25 and loving being a happy quite-on-fire Christian, I needed to rescue my Christian girlfriend from "The...

 

Letters to the Editor

Keep Mukilteo beautiful Dear neighbors, You might have seen me and others picking up garbage as we walk, something I do because I hope it helps keep Mukilteo and our world looking beautiful! I’m always happy when there isn’t garbage and I do... Full story

 

School Briefs

Students shop for free at annual Christmas Many students at Explorer Middle School were excited to shop for free Christmas gifts for their family members at the annual Riviera Christmas Store last month. The store began more than 10 years ago when... Full story

 

Police Beat: 12/26 - 1/2

Dec. 26 OfferUp A subject had questions about a purchase. An officer provided her with options for addressing the matter. 11700 block of the Mukilteo Speedway. Amazon Prime The reporting party (a package delivery driver) called because a female...

 

Muriel “Mim” Loree: 1923 – 2018

Muriel Louise “Mim” Loree passed away December 23, 2018 in her home. She was born in New Jersey and lived there the first half of her life. She was married to the late Ralph Loree, who she met while singing with the Glee Club when he was...

 

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