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Olympic View names Pirates of the Month for January

Olympic View Middle School has named its Pirates of the Month for January. Students are selected by the OV staff for demonstrating exceptional character in and out of the classroom. January’s theme...

 

Kamiak Cheer takes second in state championships

On Saturday, Feb. 2, the Kamiak cheer team performed their “Game Day” routine to a packed gym at Battle Ground High School near Vancouver, Washington. The cheer team worked hard to improve their...

 

Logging at Frognal property again an issue

The drama over construction in Picnic Point took yet another turn late last week as an apparent “full clearing” at the planned Frognal Estates property has taken place, much to the dismay of the...

 

Gotta love Diamond Knot l Travel Sketcher

Many years ago there was a bus barn across the street from what is the Mukilteo Ferry Dock. Today, it houses Diamond Knot Brewpub. Good food, and friendly staff, along with local brews. It is a place...

 

State House bill may double fines for texting while driving in school zones

Since April 2016, the Mukilteo Police Department has issued 29 tickets for texting while driving. Of those, three occurred in school zones – one near Olympic View Middle School and two in Harbour...

 

No 2019 Run-A-Muk or festival parade

The lead up to the 54th annual Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival, as well as the festival itself, will look significantly different this year as the Run-A-Muk 5K/10K and the Lighthouse Festival parade...

 

Chinese New Year celebration takes over Rosehill

Happy Lunar New Year, everybody! The official Chinese New Year, celebrated by more than 1 billion people around the world, occurred yesterday, Feb. 5, as we have gone from the year of the dog to the...

 

Empowering Women

SharonAnn Hamilton, MBA, CFP®, MSFS is founder of Freedom Quest Academy, working with clients who seek financial freedom and joyful living. She blogs about Families, Business, Money, Retirement,...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    February 6, 2019

Knights’ pressure defense shuts down Marauders | Girls basketball

Kamiak won back-to-back games for the first time this season. The Knights jumped on Monroe early to prevail 45-28 to secure the Wesco 4A’s fifth and final berth to this week’s Wes-King District girls basketball tournament. Kamiak followed up...

 

Continuing the vision l Worship

Temple Beth Or’s creation story starts in a hot tub in Victoria, British Columbia, in the early 1980s when two of our founders attended a medical conference. The two young physicians, just starting their own families, agreed there was a need for a...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    February 6, 2019

Kamiak’s Holland wins title | Wrestling

Guage Holland practiced patience. The Kamiak senior was facing Monroe’s Taylor Ivy, an opponent he’s never wrestled before, in the 152-pound finals at the 4A Sub-Regional tournament. Holland fell behind 2-0 in the first period after Ivy recorded...

 

Facing the hard truths l Chuck's World

People write to me about fascinating things. Or mostly they’re fascinating. Some people are just angry a lot. Sometimes I get emails that are specifically for the Beacon newspapers, which is to say...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    February 6, 2019

Mariner upends Kamiak to snap three-game losing streak | Boys basketball

Mariner desperately needed a victory. The Marauders had dropped three straight games coming into a key Wesco 4A boys basketball game against district rival Kamiak, who were right behind them in the standings. Junior Diego Septimo-Ruiz answered the...

 

What do we want Mukilteo to be? l Our View

As we reported in last week’s paper, the Mukilteo Farmers Market will be taking the summer off. In talking to one of the market’s board members, we learned that money wasn’t the issue. It was a lack of community support in terms of volunteers....

 

Beliefs prevail over state law l Council Corner

The following column is the opinion of Council Vice President Anna Rohrbough and may not represent the opinions of her fellow Mukilteo City Councilmembers. In the exit interview presenting the auditor’s draft it was reported that since the current...

 

Letters to the Editor

The silence Editor's Note: According to the Frognal developers and Snohomish County, the permits are up to date for what work they've done at the site. Read "Logging at Frognal property again an issue." For days, a group of citizens...

 

Police Beat: 1/25 - 1/30

Jan. 25 It’s all good An officer responded for a welfare check of a female. The female was contacted and no assistance was needed. 4400 block of Harbour Pointe Boulevard Southwest. Where’d you go? An officer responded for a report of two...

 

A thank you to our school board members

With about 2,500 employees and an annual operating budget of about $250 million, the Mukilteo School District is a large organization. In fact, out of the 295 school districts in the state of Washington, we are the 22nd largest with an enrollment of...

 

Registration for 2019-20 kindergarten classes begins March 4

Do you have a child who will attend kindergarten in the Mukilteo School District next fall? It’s time to get them registered! Registration for kindergarten classes in the 2019-20 school year will get underway on Monday, March 4. Parents wanting to...

 

Kamiak dance takes home three trophies

The Kamiak Dulcineas had another successful weekend at the Eastlake Competition Saturday, Feb. 2. The team won trophies in all three categories: first in Dance, second in Kick, and second in Pom. The dance routine is a dedication, titled, "For...

 

Snow day in Mukilteo

While millions across the world witnessed the New England Patriots capture their sixth Super Bowl, Mukilteo got bombarded with snow in a way we haven’t seen in a long time. Some parts of town...

 

How can you harness your panic?

Dear SharonAnn, I am now single, 52 years old, and have operated my own business for 15 years. Ideally, I’d like to sell my business in about 10 years and be free to explore the world. I want to volunteer at an orphanage in Tanzania, observe...

 

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