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Articles from the January 22, 2020 edition

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 By David Pan    Sports    January 22, 2020

Knights down Marauders | Girls basketball

Kamiak was looking for a jump-start in the second half. After not practicing for three days due to the snow, the Knights seemed a little off during the first two quarters against Mariner, despite...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    January 22, 2020

Mariner holds off Kamiak | Boys basketball

Mariner overcame a sluggish first half with tough defense and key free throws to edge district rival Kamiak. The Marauders erased a 6-point halftime deficit by outscoring the Knights 18-7 in the third...

 

Cultural differences add to an adventure, just not always in a good way

When you are on the freewheelin' road, everyday life is different from our Edmonds world. It's not wrong or right, just different. For the first time since we took off traveling, we are living in a to...

 
 By Beth Bond    News    January 22, 2020

On writing the 'Thank You' note

So the packages have all been opened, wrapping thrown away, and decorations are stored. All that's left is the pine needles on the floor to remind us of Christmas. Even the holiday parties and "open...

 

Snowmageddon 2.0, round one?

Three full days without school, one late start, and then MLK Day on Monday-the students of Mukilteo are thriving. Kids flocked to 92nd Street Park, Harbour Pointe Golf Course, Mukilteo Elementary,...

 

'A Knight in Vienna'

Time to dust off the tuxedos and break out those dancing shoes. The Kamiak Orchestra will present its annual A Knight in Vienna Ball on Saturday, Jan. 25. The all-ages benefit ball will be held in the Kamiak High School Commons from 6-9 p.m. “So ma...

 
 By John McAlpine    News    January 22, 2020

Feeling guilty? Do some good!

“Every man is guilty of all the good he didn’t do.” — Voltaire You can do some good this way: Help a Neighbor- There is no fancy or cute way for me to describe this volunteer job. It is something we all have to do. The thing is, some of us...

 

Mayor's salary avoids reduction; city administrator to join executive leadership

The mayor’s salary in Mukilteo is $70,800 a year, as recently confirmed by a council vote in December. A city administrator will earn somewhere between $125,000 and $150,000 each year – beginning very, very soon. Mayor Jennifer Gregerson...

 

Letter to the Editor | Response to convoluted budgeting process for the fire department

Recently I made public comments at the Mukilteo City Council meeting and in the Mukilteo Beacon that outlined the cost overruns, under-budgeting, and nonpublic management of the city’s fire department (FD), specifically with regards to overtime (OT...

 

Medicinal mushrooms of the Northwest

A recent documentary by Louie Shwartzberg titled “Fantastic Fungi” explores the magical world of mushrooms. Current science reveals the intricate role fungi play in the forest ecosystem — with their extensive underground mycelial networks....

 

Wild canines causing trouble across town

Pointed ears, slender muzzle, drooping bushy tail...Is it a German Shepherd or a coyote? The coyote is a medium-sized member of the canine family, which includes dogs, wolves, and foxes. These...

 

Case of novel coronavirus confirmed in Snohomish County resident

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) confirmed a case of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in a Snohomish County resident yesterday. While the risk to the general public is low, DOH is working with the Centers for Disease Control and...

 

Irish dancer qualifies for championship in Dublin

Eli Munoz, 11, competed at the Western Regional Irish Dancing Championships in Denver, Colorado this past November and earned a coveted qualifying spot to represent the Western Region of the United...

 

Full STEAM ahead

Elementary students get smarter each year. They can computer code, build robots, and engineer moving parts. STEAM is taking over the minds of adolescents everywhere. STEAM stands for science,...

 
 By Mike Gold    Opinion    January 22, 2020

Off Kilter | Buying a car in this market

Sounds simple doesn’t it? From time to time, we all need to buy a car. This subject has become so complex that it really isn’t that simple. First decision: buy or lease? The manufacturers have des...

 

Chuck's World | Is someone going to get that?

Not to be Captain Obvious here, but the world has changed, and we’ve changed with it. OK. I would accept Lt. Commander Obvious. Assessing change in real time is usually like watching paint dry,...

 

Upcoming arts events in Mukilteo

Is your New Years resolution to be more active in the community? Well, the community is active. Check out Rosehill Community Center for a wide array of artistic expression in coming weeks. Kamiak Jazz Big Band Dance: Kamiak High School Jazz Bands...

 

Letter to the Editor | What about the water at Explorer Middle School?

I’m writing in response to recent social media posts from a Mukilteo School District parent(s) and not something you’ve published, but I wanted to share my opinion with your readership. The posts were concerning discolored water samples taken...

 

Letter to the Editor | Grateful for safe roads in the snow

I want to give a huge thank you to all of those involved in clearing and sanding the roads and making them safe for drivers and kids in Mukilteo! They were out there working tirelessly all night and the hills looked great today. I drove out of...

 

Letter to the Editor | Operation Christmas Child applauds Mukilteo residents for generosity

I am writing to thank Mukilteo residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season. Because of the generosity of donors in Mukilteo and across the United States, Operation Christmas Child, a project of...

 

Letter to the Editor | Thank you, public works!

A big thank you to Marty and the team at the Mukilteo Public Works Department who cleared the end of my driveway from piled-up snow. This older senior is most grateful. Virginia Stempf Mukilteo...

 

Letter to the Editor | Critique of She Kills Monsters

I want to start off by saying I am fully supportive of performing arts programs in our schools and community. Having been a member of orchestra at all levels going through school in the Mukilteo School District has helped me grow and find an outlet f...

 

Worship | If I knew for sure that I was going to die next month, part 6

Editor's Note: See parts 1-5 of "If I knew for sure..." at mukilteobeacon.com. They were published on Aug. 15, 2018, Jan. 9, 2019, May 29, Aug. 7, and Nov. 6. Hello patient friends! Without your grace to me, I'm sunk. I promise to wrap this up...

 

Exemplary students from Olympic View

Four students from Olympic View Middle School were chosen as Pirates of the Month for the month of December. Students are selected by OV staff for demonstrating exceptional character in and out of...

 

Rotary selects two impressive ACES students

Regina Lewis -- December 2019 Regina Lewis is ACES High School's December Student of the Month for South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary. Regina is an active and high achieving student. She is on the school...

 

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