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Kamiak honors December Students of the Month

The following students were selected by Kamiak High School staff as Students of the Month for December 2014, due to their outstanding academics, school and/or community leadership and activities...


Kiwanis recognizes ‘conscientious’ Kamiak sophomore

The Kiwanis Club of Mukilteo has named Kamiak High School’s Devonna Abilo as its January Student of the Month. Devonna, a sophomore, is the ASB secretary for the Class of 2017, as well as a member...


Healthy Living

Catherine Bongiorno is a nutritional therapist, personal trainer and group exercise instructor. She owns Lift To Lose Fitness & Nutrition, Mukilteo, helping people of all ages lose weight, build...


Family dentist of 38 years rooted in Old Town

Stephen Grindall wasn’t yet a dentist when he took root in Mukilteo 67 years ago. His parents, Denny and Jeanne Grindall, of Seattle, bought a cabin on Naketa Beach in 1947, sight unseen. His mother...


Mukilteo shows its Super Bowl spirit

The 12th man flag flies high at Mukilteo's Lighthouse Park on Sunday evening, after the Seahawks beat the Green Bay Packers in overtime to earn a spot in Super Bowl XLIX. The Hawks will take on... Full story


Police department hires officer from Detroit | City brief

The Mukilteo Police Department recently welcomed a new police officer. Myron Travis was sworn in as an officer by Mayor Jennifer Gregerson on Jan. 20. He was hired by Police Chief Rex Caldwell. “I... Full story


Youth helping Mariner girls basketball grow on the court

There are just two seniors this season on the Mariner girls basketball team, backed up by a slew of underclassmen. Youth, while exciting for the program, means the Marauders have spent the season...


Mariner tops Lake Stevens | Boys prep basketball

The Mariner boys basketball team traveled to Lake Stevens on Tuesday, Jan. 20 for a league win over the Vikings. The Marauders won 56-48. Mariner led 15-2 after the first quarter and extended the lead to 32-17 at halftime. in the second half, Lake... Full story


Monroe outlasts Kamiak in double OT | Boys prep basketball

The Kamiak boys basketball team faced their second double overtime game of the season on Tuesday, Jan. 20, but this time the Knights lost, falling 70-68 to Monroe. Monroe led 12-11 after the first quarter, before extending the lead to 29-20 at... Full story


GPS or no, you are not lost to God | Worship

Recently, my wife was working for the day in Snohomish and ended up having to drive home in the dark. This was one of those nights where the fog was so thick that she could barely see the road in front of her car. She carefully inched along Highway...


College financial aid workshops Jan. 24, 26 at EvCC

Get help applying for financial aid for college at workshops Jan. 24 in Everett and Jan. 26 in Monroe. Everett Community College is hosting College Goal Washington, a free program that helps participants fill out the free application for Federal... Full story


More than 300 volunteer for MLK Day

Students from Mariner High School were among over 300 volunteers who made this year’s MLK Day a “day on” and not a “day off” in honor of Dr. King’s legacy. The students, who are also part of the YMCA of Snohomish County’s Minority... Full story


Energy efficiency saves district $2.4 million | School brief

The Mukilteo School District’s energy conservation efforts have so far saved more than $2.4 million over the last five years. The district’s director of facilities, Keith Stefanson, recently reported that total savings is the equivalent of the...


9 students named to Eastern Dean’s List | School brief

Nine students from Mukilteo have made the Fall 2014 dean’s list at Eastern Washington University. Those students are: Donnie Belk Austin Brihn Kyle Buzzelle Eric Corbaley Jakin Fung Chardalise Madrigal Sydney Pfeifer de Leon Eric Swanson Chandler... Full story


Mukilteo student makes Gonzaga President’s List | School brief

A student from Mukilteo has been named to the President's List at Gonzaga University. Emma Leedy has earned placement on the Gonzaga University President's List for fall semester 2014. Students must earn a 3.7 to 4.0 grade-point average to...


Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of Jan. 21 | Police Beat

Jan. 14 Disturbance – 8400 blk SR-525 Officers responded to a disturbance. An employee accused a man of shoplifting the previous week and he demanded payment. The man’s brother-in-law reported that the he was schizophrenic and off his...


Coach taught importance of community service | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: This is an open letter to the Everett School Board: In my four years at Cascade High School, I have had the great honor to receive coaching and community service opportunities by the legendary Steve Bertrand. Bertrand, a resident...


Cascade coach deserves a second chance | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: The following is a letter to the Everett School District urging for the reinstatement of cross country coach Steve Bertrand, a long time Mukilteo resident and community leader. He was not offered a renewal of his contract with Cas...


School district’s transgender policy unreasonable | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: On Nov. 24, the Mukilteo School Board voted on a measure (Policy 3211-4) to clarify policy on transgender student treatment in the district. An article discussing the general nature of the policy was published in The Beacon...


Healthy Living column is a great addition | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: As an online reader of The Beacon, I just want to say what a great addition Catherine Bongiorno is to the publication. She's an excellent writer who is able to draw from her personal experiences regarding both what works and...


Keep new Healthy Living column | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Just a quick note. I certainly hope you continue the Healthy Living column by Catherine Bongiorno [“Create a healthy living plan for the New Year,” page 5, Jan. 7]. Catherine’s style of writing is great! It’s very...


Put park-and-ride near Staybridge Suites | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: A park-and-ride is absolutely needed, and it should not be located along the waterfront [“Park-and-ride to get another $2.7 million,” front page, Jan. 14]. It's not what our waterfront needs. There is the space near the... Full story


Create a healthy living plan for the New Year (Part 3) | Healthy Living

We spend years, sometimes decades putting on weight, and we want it gone by next Tuesday. Diets pitching fast weight loss are everywhere and their promises are profoundly seductive, never mind that much of the lost weight is merely water. Also left...

 By Tom Lowery    Opinion    January 21, 2015

Mukilteo still needs a youth club | Great Futures Start Here

For the past few years, I have had the privilege of being on the board of the committee to raise money for the new Boys & Girls Club of Mukilteo, co-chaired by Bill Rucker and Brian Sullivan. There is an outdated misconception in Mukilteo about t... Full story


Like it or not | Chuck's World

If you’re like me, when your wife is having a meal at one of your favorite Italian restaurants, and sends you a text message asking if you’d like her to bring you home a pizza, you will say yes....


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