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 By David Pan    Sports    February 5, 2020

Kamiak clinches league title with win over Jackson | Boys swimming and diving

Kamiak's Vlad Gilszmer and his teammates were firing on all cylinders during their showdown with arch-rival Jackson. Gilszmer showed off his versatility by qualifying for state in his eighth...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    February 5, 2020

Knights rely on pressure defense to defeat Bruins | Boys basketball

Kamiak took a 29-23 halftime lead against Cascade but was far from satisfied with its performance in the first half. The Knights upped their defensive intensity in the third quarter and that helped...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    February 5, 2020

Kamiak downs Cascade | Girls basketball

Kamiak started the week out with a convincing victory over Cascade, and then struggled against the top two teams in the league. Senior Brooke Erlandsen scored a game-high 11 points and the Knights'...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    February 5, 2020

Mariner looking for players to be more aggressive on offense | Girls basketball

Mariner has some good moments against Jackson. The Marauders hung in against the Timberwolves for much of the first half before the Wolfpack pulled away for a 55-17 victory in a Wesco 4A girls...

 

Proposed school bond improves community for all, supporters say

While Mukilteo School District voters have always been supportive of their schools – levies virtually always pass – bond measures are never a shoo-in. That's because bonds, such as the proposed...

 

Windstorm rattles Mukilteo

Windows rattled, branches crashed on rooftops and trees fell on roadways Friday when a fierce windstorm, accompanied by sideways rain, blew through the region. Meteorologists reported a wind gust of 5...

 

Armed 2nd Amendment supporters rallied in resistance at Capitol

For Mukilteo residents still hurting from a mass shooting in 2016 that killed three young people and injured a fourth, the scene in Olympia on Jan. 17 stirred up strong feelings. Roughly 100 gun...

 

Report focuses on county's 1st coronavirus victim

A collaborative report has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, co-authored by representatives from Snohomish Health District, Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Washington...

 

Limited Commuter Service on Presidents Day

Community Transit will operate all local, DART paratransit and Swift service within Snohomish County on regular weekday schedule on Presidents Day, Feb. 17. Commuter service to Seattle and the University District will be limited to specific routes....

 

Liias bill would require healthier kid beverages

Liias bill would require healthier kid beverages State Sen. Marko Liias (D-Lynnwood), who represents Mukilteo in the 21st Legislative District, is making a case for a bill that would require restaurants to offer healthier drink options for any...

 

Learn how to help during disaster

Learn how to help during a disaster in a three-day Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) course offered by South County Fire this spring. Following a major disaster, firefighters and other first responders may not be able to meet the heavy demand...

 

Taxpayers eligible for identity protection PIN from IRS

The Internal Revenue Service this week announced it was expanding its voluntary Identity Protection PIN program to taxpayers in 20 locations, a step toward making the program nationwide. The IP PIN is a six-digit number that adds a layer of...

 

TheTravelsketcher

The regal pheasant reminds me of my childhood in Oregon, wandering the fields and trails with my father, later with my sons. It is good to connect our children with nature, for they are the ones who...

 

Brennan's Store anchored early Mukilteo

In the early 1900s, Mukilteo kids looking for penny candy or adults looking for tobacco products could always find what they wanted at Brennan's Store. John Brennan had located his confectionery...

 

Paine Field Expansion - SOC Meeting Update

I attended the Save Our Communities (SOC) annual meeting on Jan. 26 at City Hall. I would have rather put my jammies on and watched the Grammy’s, but the Paine Field Airport expansion is close to my heart. For one I live just under the flight path...

 

A simple gift in a troubling time

I said goodbye to two old friends last week, although it was hardly sad, and not really goodbye anyway. A favorite television show ended, for one thing. I watched the finale and appreciated the...

 

Mukilteo native Johnathan Reed achieves academic distinction

Mukilteo native Johnathan Reed, a graduate of Archbishop Thomas J. Murphy High School, earned academic distinction for the most recent semester at Whitman College. This recognition is given to students who have completed a minimum of 12 credits,...

 

Congratulations Kamiak Students of the Month for January 2020

The following students were selected by Kamiak staff as Students of the Month for January 2020, due to their outstanding academics, school and/or community leadership and activities and/or athletics....

 

District is committed to student success

What does it take to help every student be successful? Our mission statement, printed on the board room wall and on our publications, states the district is “committed to success for every student.” Our staff work diligently on how to deliver on...

 

New musical, 'Hansel & Gretl & Heidi & Günter', receives world premiere at Village Theatre

A wickedly funny new sequel on the classic Grimms’ fairy tale, Hansel & Gretl & Heidi & Günter, will make its world premiere at Village Theatre this spring. The smart and riotous new musical features a book by Hannah Kohl, lyrics by Daniel Maté,...

 

Cascade Symphony hosts Children's Concert

The Cascade Symphony Orchestra will host its annual children's concert, performing "Paddington Bear's First Concert," at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA), 410 4th...

 

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