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Articles from the January 20, 2016 edition

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Rotary Club recognizes 2 students of the month

Mariner senior’s drive is ‘inspirational’ The South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary Club has named Kortney Danson as its Mariner High School Student of the Month for January. She was recognized for her...

 

White Birds of Winter at NW Stream Center | A&E brief

The white birds of winter are here. Thousands of trumpeter and tundra swans and snow geese have migrated from Alaska and Canada to feed in the farm fields of Washington. The Adopt A Stream Foundation...

 

Racism hasn’t left us yet | Guest View

In all my years at Mariner High School, I have concluded that our Martin Luther King assembly is the one of the most powerful assemblies of the year. However, my first two years, I noticed a...

 

Kiwanis kicks off 14th year with Cocoon House

The Mukilteo Kiwanis Club kicked of its 14th year of serving local youth at Cocoon House on Jan. 10. The service club celebrated its partnership with the Snohomish County nonprofit by having chefs...

 

Drive at QFC benefits victims of Casino Road fire

A Mukilteo-based foundation has launched an effort to help those who lost their homes in the Casino Road fire on New Year's Eve. The WA-GRO Foundation hosted a Casino Road Fire Relief Drive on...

 

Local barber helps build house in Mexico

A local barber is back after a mission to Mexico to build a home for a family in need. Mickey Rounds, owner of Mickey’s Hometown Barbershop, volunteered in Ensenada, Mexico, with Youth With A...

 

Mariner’s MLK assembly has reputation

The students of Mariner High School are living out Martin Luther King’s dream – and they prove it annually. Mariner held its annual Martin Luther King assembly on Jan. 14 in honor of his life and m...

 

Mukilteo runner qualifies for National Junior Olympics | Sports brief

Rowan Greer, 10, a fifth grader at Endeavour Elementary in Mukilteo participated in the Washington State and Regional USATF Cross Country Junior Olympics last November in Pasco. Greer inished 15th out of the top 35 individuals in the 3,000-meter...

 

YMCA program targets overweight youth | Sports brief

The Mukilteo Family YMCA is offering ACT!, a nutrition, activity, and self-improvement program for kids ages 8-11 and their parents. The program runs Feb. 23 to May 17 and meets 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. This is a community-based program for youth... Full story

 
 By David Pan    Sports    January 20, 2016

Mariner beats Cascade, loses to Jackson | Girls basketball

Mariner battled hard until the end but came up just short against Jackson. The Timberwolves outscored the Marauders 31-19 in the second half and emerged with a 48-44 victory in a Wesco 4A girls basketball game Jan. 15 at Mariner High School. “The...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    January 20, 2016

All-around game powers Kamiak over Jackson | Girls basketball

Kamiak put together its most complete game of the season. Three players scored in double figures and the defense kept Jackson in check as the Knights rolled to a 55-42 victory in a Wesco 4A girls basketball game Jan. 13 at Jackson High School. Aliea... Full story

 
 By David Pan    Sports    January 20, 2016

Kamiak ends decade-long drought against Jackson | Boys basketball

If the Kamiak student body section seemed a little more excited than usual after the Knights’ victory over Jackson, it’s understandable. After a back-and-forth game for the first three quarters, Kamiak pulled away from the Timberwolves in the...

 

Schedule of community events for week of Jan. 20 | Around Town

Jan. 20 Try the YMCA Try the Y for free through Jan. 23 at any YMCA of Snohomish County branch with full facility access. Take part in a group exercise class, workout in our weight room, take a few laps in our pool, or enjoy one of many special class...

 

That one little word with super significance | Worship

The word “the” is pretty much the most boring word there is in the English language. A definitive article, it’s not one of the cool kids such as adjectives or even adverbs. “The” is just there, taking up space on the page. About the only...

 

Knights win January Jumper basketball tournament

The Kamiak Knights eighth grade boys basketball team won the Seattle Youth Basketball January Jumper tournament in Kirkland. The team went 4-0, beating Auburn, Excel, Team Blackout and Enumclaw. Pictured are: (back row) coach Terrance King, Jesse...

 

Kamiak names December Students of the Month

The following students were selected by Kamiak High School staff as Students of the Month for December, due to their outstanding academics, school and/or community leadership and activities and/or athletics. They recently enjoyed lunch in their...

 

4 local students make Dean’s List at Eastern university | School brief

Four students from Mukilteo have made the Dean’s List for the fall 2015 quarter at Eastern Washington University. The students are: Bogdan Badau, Austin Brihn, Kyle Buzzelle and Liana Luke. An undergraduate student who earns 12 quality hours and...

 

Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of Jan. 20 | Police Beat

Jan. 13 Suspicious – 44th Ave. W. & 88th Ave. W. An officer was dispatched for a report of a man carrying a briefcase who was yelling at the sky. The subject was not located. Welfare Check – 4400 blk 106th St. S.W. An officer was dispatched to...

 

Take King’s message of hope to Congress | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Excellent idea to have students share they own reflections of what it means to live out Dr. King’s dream [“Mariner to hold MLK assembly Jan. 14,” page 8, Jan. 13.] My favorite quote of Dr. King’s is: “Life’s most... Full story

 

Replace expiring Capital Projects Levy | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: As the newest member to the Mukilteo School Board, I’d like to first thank the community for electing me to represent you and to let you know that I’m working hard to develop my understanding of the details that drive...

 

Vote with me for school district levy | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Educators, families and children in our district are extremely fortunate to live and work in a community that champions its schools. We owe a big part of that to our supportive voters. As the Mukilteo Education Association... Full story

 

Planet Earth is blue | Chuck's World

What happened last week? That’s a serious question, even if I don’t expect an answer. Still, I’m curious. What happened last week, and does it matter? Is it important, or just representative of...

 

Bacon fat causes fire at Beverly Park residence

A two-alarm fire was ignited by bacon fat at a home off Beverly Park Road Sunday night. The resident reported the fire around 9 p.m. at the two-story house in the 13600 block of Beverly Park Road in unincorporated Snohomish County. There were no...

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News    January 20, 2016

Pier demolition one year ahead of schedule

The demolition of the Tank Farm pier is expected to finish a year ahead of schedule. Removal of the old and dilapidated pier is the first of the two-phase Mukilteo Multimodal Project to replace the 60-year-old Mukilteo ferry terminal and relocate it...

 

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