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Articles from the February 12, 2020 edition

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Kendall Gordon Webley, Jr.: 1941 - 2020

On January 30, 2020, Ken Webley, 78, loving husband, father, grandfather and dear friend, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family. He'd struggled for 2 1/2 years to... — Updated 3/16/2020 Full story


State of the Art Dentistry at 19th Avenue Dental

A broken tooth can be more than just an embarrassment. Having to take time off from work or school for restoration can be a time-consuming process that can interrupt your life and... — Updated 2/12/2020

 By Glen Pickus    Opinion

Seeking the Unaffiliated

It doesn't take a demographer to know that Jews are only a small percentage of the total population of Snohomish County. Though small in number, there are more than enough Jews in... — Updated 2/12/2020


Student rocketeers invited to EdCC's 2020 Aerospace Conference

Rocketeers in middle school, high school, and college are invited to Edmonds Community College’s third annual Washington State Aerospace Collegiate Conference (WASACC) on Saturday, Feb. 15. The free event features a keynote... — Updated 2/12/2020


Students in the News

Isabelle Quinn of Mukilteo Named to UA Deans List Isabelle Alexandra Quinn, of Mukilteo, was named to The University of Alabama Deans List for fall 2019. A total of 12,050 students enrolled during the 2019 fall term at UA were... — Updated 2/12/2020

 By Don Stapleton    Schools

VFW Post 8870 announces Freedom Scholarship

Rose Gilliland, Commander of VFW post #8870, has announced the Post is again offering their Freedom Scholarship to graduating high school seniors. Student qualifications include having at least one sibling, parent, or grandparent w... — Updated 2/12/2020


Around Town | Feb. 12 – Feb. 27

AARP Tax-Aide - Free Tax Preparation and Filing Schedule an appointment at the library any time it is open. Sno-Isle Mariner Library. Age Group: Adults. Free tax preparation and filing by IRS certified volunteers. Targeting... — Updated 2/12/2020

 By Michael Gold    Opinion

The government shutdown | Off Kilter

I don't know if you remember, but our government was shut down for over three weeks last year. Did you notice? I certainly didn't. Let's start with economic analysis: (Assuming... — Updated 2/12/2020

 By Anna Rohrbough    Opinion

More transparency needed at City Hall

I hear you. I want to say thank you to all those who wrote into the council after the mayor's proposal to accept the affordable housing grant passed slimly by 4-3. I heard your... — Updated 2/12/2020


City's 'Action Plan' isn't to develop affordable housing

Recently, the City Council accepted a state grant to develop a Housing Action Plan. We heard from a number of residents at our meeting after the Beacon covered this issue, and I... — Updated 2/12/2020

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

I know you are but what am I | Chuck's World

A million years ago, a coworker told me about her dream. I was mildly curious, if only because we were collegial only, not really friends. And because the dream was about me.... — Updated 2/12/2020


Rosehill student art show opens

The 9th annual exhibit of art and photography from talented students in the visual arts programs of the Mukilteo School District is taking place at Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln, Mukilteo, now through Wednesday, April 29.... — Updated 2/12/2020


Imagine Children's Museum to host Tooth-Apolooza

Imagine Children’s Museum will host Tooth-Apolooza and Free Admission Night from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21. Local dentists will be on hand to perform mini exams. There will also be a variety of activity stations including... — Updated 2/12/2020


Snohomish County Treasurer Sullivan announces transition team leadership

Snohomish County Treasurer Brian Sullivan last week announced the formation of an all-volunteer Transition Team to help provide advice and recommendations for improving the Treasurer’s Office. Since taking office on Jan. 1,... — Updated 2/12/2020


Construction of new Mukilteo fishing pier underway

Marine construction crews began driving piles last week for a new fishing pier just east of the new Mukilteo terminal building. They’re replacing the old fishing pier near Ivar’s with one of roughly the same length. It’s... — Updated 2/12/2020


Forum to highlight physical risks from drug abuse

On March 10, the Mukilteo Police Department will host a community forum to highlight the physical risks associated with drugs and drug abuse. The event will be held at Mukilteo City Hall, 11930 Cyrus Way, from 60-8 p.m. Health... — Updated 2/12/2020


Mukilteo Police Chaplain Pat Ward retires

On Feb. 1, longstanding Mukilteo Police Chaplain Pat Ward retired after more than 16 years of selfless service to the Mukilteo Police Department and the entire Mukilteo Community. There will be a reception on Friday, Feb. 21, at... — Updated 2/12/2020


'Mukilteo Stands Behind You' mental health event slated

The City of Mukilteo's Youth Advisory Committee (MYAC) will host its 3rd annual Mukilteo Stands Behind You at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at Rosehill Community Center. The event aims to promote discussion on how to help those... — Updated 2/12/2020

 By Paul Archipley    News

Karla Lawson puts her stamp on 30 years of 1st class service

For many of us, going to the post office for stamps rates on a scale with a trip to the grocery store for milk. Rather not. Yet, regulars at the Mukilteo post office actually enjoy... — Updated 2/12/2020

 By Paul Archipley    News

'To do' list is long; resources are short

Every year about this time, members of the Mukilteo City Council meet in retreat to discuss their visions for the year ahead. What needs to be done? What should be their... — Updated 2/12/2020

 By David Pan    Sports

Mariner freshman sinks shot, Knights in thriller | Boys basketball

Mariner's Jailin Johnson was struggling from the field. The freshman guard had missed all five of his shot attempts against Kamiak. But with his team trailing 55-54 and about 15 sec... — Updated 2/12/2020

 By Paul Archipley    News

Coyote in a pickle saved by concerned residents

For months, Mukilteans have been commenting on increased coyote activity hereabouts, trading stories about backyard sightings, and warning each other to keep pets and kids safe. Fee... — Updated 2/12/2020


Mariner, Kamiak win titles | Wrestling

Mariner and Kamiak each crowned a champion at the District 1 Sub-Regional wrestling tournaments. Mariner's Joseph Adee won the 145-pound title at the boys tournament Saturday, Feb.... — Updated 2/12/2020

 By David Pan    Sports

Knights slam Marauders | Girls basketball

Just about everything that could go right went right for Kamiak, and everything that could go wrong seemed to go wrong for district rival Mariner. The Knights overwhelmed the... — Updated 2/12/2020


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