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South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary Club Students of the Month

The South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary Club has named Mariner High School’s Makayla Pettis as its Student of the Month for November 2017, Mariner High School’s Reggie Bright as its Student of the... Full story


Khan attends labor council in Olympia

Riaz Khan, president of the Islamic Center of Mukilteo, attended the Washington State Labor Council conference as a delegate for the 21st Legislative District. The meeting was in Olympia and took... Full story


Welcome to the centenarian club, Mattie

The odds of living to be 100 are not very high. According to the U.S. Census Special Report on Centenarians, there were 53,364 centenarians in the United States in 2010, or about 1.73 per 10,000...


Kamiak Students of the Month, February 2018

Kamiak staff selected the following students as Students of the Month for February 2018, due to their outstanding academics, school and/or community leadership and activities and/or athletics. Bottom...


Emotional testimonials take stage at Y event

From hard-luck beginnings to unexpected tragedies, a bevy of speakers shared testimonials last week in front of a packed house at Rosehill Community Center on how the Mukilteo YMCA has improved their...


Going global: Mariner teacher speaks in China

If you’ve done something for over 30 years, there’s a chance you’re pretty good at it. When you’re nominated to speak on your skills and experiences across the world, it’s almost a...

 By David Pan    Sports    February 14, 2018

Kamiak’s de la Cruz, Cantini win regional championships | Girls wrestling

Even when she’s not at her best, Kamiak’s Ally de la Cruz is tops in her weight class. The 4A state defending champion recorded back-to-back pins and then scored an 8-1 decision over Lakewood’s...


Come be a docent at the Mukilteo Lighthouse!

The Mukilteo Historical Society is seeking fun people to join our society and represent us with guests from every corner of the globe. If you love romance, history and people, you belong here! Training is required either March 3 or March 10 at 10... Full story


Why is my gas furnace blowing cold air?

Three common issues that may cause this: 1) Thermostat fan is set to ON Turn your thermostat fan setting to AUTO. Now your furnace will only blow warm air. 2) Furnace overheated Your filter may be so dirty it’s reducing the air flow. The dirty air... Full story


Walking through the shadows of the uncanny valley l Chuck's World

The word “ken” is not so much a word as an old Anglo-Saxon root that referred to knowledge. “That is beyond my ken” is something you could say if you’re in unknown intellectual territory....


Painful paper memories l Editor's Note

I’ve been working at the Mukilteo Beacon for a little over four months now. If you were to take a picture of my desk before Oct. 9, my first day, and compare it to now, you wouldn’t notice much...


Letters: Slides, test scores, cookies, and more

Mukilteo slides Last March (almost a year ago), loose soil and debris from the city of Mukilteo right of way slid onto 61st Place West, undermining soil on my property and resulting in the closure of that street. Since then, city employees, acting...


How open are we to the changes that matter the most l Worship

When I was younger I remember thinking that learning key concepts, approaches, and even strategies, was part of how I grew and matured. These days, as I get older, I really don’t like the idea of continuing to learn “stuff.” The idea of...


School Briefs

PIZZA SUPPORTS KAMIAK COLORGUARD No lunch or dinner plans on Thursday Feb. 15? No problem! Visit MOD Pizza in Mukilteo anytime between 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and tell them you are there to support Kamiak Colorguard. Be sure to bring a flyer with you... Full story


Speedway fire causes traffic delays

Last Thursday, Feb. 8, a fire at Mike’s Performance auto repair shop near Mukilteo Speedway and Beverly Park Road caused traffic delays for roughly three hours. According to Leslie Hynes, a public information officer for South Snohomish County Fire...


Police Beat: 2/2-2/10

Feb 2 Golden retriever? An officer responded for a dog running loose. The owner retrieved the dog. 10900 block of 53rd Avenue West. Package theft Officers responded for a package theft. The suspect was arrested and booked into the Snohomish County Ja... Full story


VFW Post 8870 announces Freedom Scholarship

Mike Denton, Commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post #8870, has announced the post will, once again, offer their Freedom Scholarship. The scholarships will be awarded to two graduating seniors who reside within the Edmonds School District...


WSF hosting informative drop-in session

Washington State Ferries (WSF) will be hosting a drop-in session to give citizens information about the ferry terminal project. The session will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 21 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave....


Free mini dental exams at Imagine’s Tooth-Apolooza

Imagine Children’s Museum is hosting a free admission night and its Tooth-Apolooza on Friday, Feb. 16 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. ABOUT TOOTH-APOLOOZA During the free admission night, Imagine Children’s Museum is hosting its 10th annual Tooth-Apolooza pr... Full story


Kamiak crowned district champs | Boys swimming and diving

Kamiak set two meet records en route to a victory at the 4A District boys swimming and diving championships Saturday, Feb. 10, at Snohomish Aquatics Center. The Knights’ 200 medley relay team of Vlad Gilszmer, Walter Limm, Maxwell Fang and Brian...

 By David Pan    Sports    February 14, 2018

Knights drop 4A district tournament opener | Girls basketball

Kamiak’s late season offensive struggles continued in its 4A District 1 girls basketball tournament opener. The Knights connected on only 1 of 12 3-point attempts and shot in the 20-percent range overall from the field in a 59-49 loss to Monroe Thu...


Aces High School student arrested for planning school shooting

Officers from the Everett Police Department arrested an 18-year-old Aces High School student yesterday after it was discovered by the student's grandmother that he was planning a school shooting. The grandmother quickly notified the police of... Full story

 By David Pan    Sports    February 14, 2018

Poise helps Kamiak defeat Monroe, advance to district finals | Boys basketball

Kamiak’s veteran poise paid off against Monroe. After taking a 17-point lead into halftime, the Knights saw the Bearcats rally and eventually cut the advantage to 5 points in the third quarter. But Kamiak made the plays down the stretch to defeat...

 By David Pan    Sports    February 14, 2018

Mariner senior headed to the Dome | Boys wrestling

Mariner’s Joshua Giron is headed to the big show. After attending the state wrestling championships for years as a spectator and supportive teammate, Giron punched his ticket as a competitor by winning a 4A regional title Saturday, Feb. 10, at Cave... Full story

 By David Pan    Sports    February 14, 2018

Marauders score huge district tournament victory | Girls basketball

Mariner rode a rollercoaster of emotions during the first week of the 4A District 1 girls basketball tournament. The Marauders opened on a high with a 56-38 victory over Jackson in a first round game Thursday, Feb. 8, at Jackson High School and then...


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