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Olympic View student serves as Legislative page

Tony Alvarez, a student at Olympic View Middle School, served as a page recently in the Washington state House of Representatives. He was sponsored by his aunt, state Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self... Full story


Outdoor classroom certified as backyard wildlife sanctuary

Mukilteo Elementary’s outdoor classroom has been certified as a backyard wildlife sanctuary. After two years working to create a space for wildlife at the edge of the school’s playground, the Wash...


YMCA sponsors 55th annual Community Prayer Breakfast

The YMCA of Snohomish County is hosting the annual Snohomish County Prayer Breakfast. The breakfast will be held from 6:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on Good Friday, April 3, at the Edward D. Hansen...


Verdant: Community health a top priority

With its new facility, the Verdant Community Wellness Center, the Verdant Health Commission is making strides toward achieving its goal – to make south Snohomish County the healthiest community in... Full story


First-year dancers to compete at world festival

A Mukilteo Elementary fifth grader will represent the United States at the international Blackpool Junior Dance Festival in England this April. Lyubov Morgan, of Mukilteo, and her partner, Gabriel Whi...


Together we can shift the world: A call to action

We at Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County (DVS) have been truly touched by the incredible eight-week focus on domestic abuse in Beacon Publishing’s community newspapers. It reminds us of...

 By Brian Soergel    News    March 25, 2015

J.A. Jance has book signing in Mill Creek

Best-selling mystery writer J.A. Jance is an Arizona kind of person, but she has a soft spot for Seattle – and Snohomish County. Among her 15 Washington state stops this month is a book signing... Full story


JoAn Cannon: 1930-2015

A lifetime resident of Mukilteo, JoAn Cannon passed away March 2, 2015, at the age of 84. JoAn was born in Mukilteo on April 29, 1930. JoAn attended Rosehill School and graduated from Everett High... Full story


Lawrence ‘Larry’ Edwin Ames: 1927-2015

Larry Ames was born in Northport, Wash. on March 21, 1927, into the loving family of Walter and Elfrieda Ames. He grew up in his parent's home with his five siblings, and they shared a happy...


New fire engines help firefighters work smarter

Wait until you see them in action: The fire department has two new fire trucks. The Mukilteo Fire Department will put its new-and-improved fire engines – for which safety and speed are of utmost...


The unshakable foundation of Jesus Christ | Worship

A wonderful Easter season again is upon us. I reflect on the love the Savior has for each of us. My thoughts today are focused on Jesus Christ as our Savior and our Redeemer. I would like to address two key thoughts about the Lord Jesus Christ: the a... Full story


An update on school district improvement projects

The construction bond measure that was approved by voters last year will provide the funds to make a number of facility improvements throughout the school district. The following is an update on each of the Mukilteo School District’s construction... Full story


Shop at Amazon to benefit Mukilteo Schools Foundation | School brief

The Mukilteo Schools Foundation is smiling. Why? Because it’s now part of the AmazonSmile program. You can easily support the foundation every time you shop at Amazon. Simply log onto and choose Mukilteo Schools Foundation... Full story


6th grader a delegate of Children’s Congress | School brief

A student at Olympic View Middle School was recently chosen to be a delegate to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Children’s Congress. Jackson Cole, sixth grader at Olympic View, will go to the Children’s Congress session held in...


2 students qualify for Library of Congress contest | School brief

Two students at Olympic View Middle School have qualified as semifinalists in the Library of Congress Letters about Literature contest. Cole Blacksmith and Charlie Soukup, from Mari Atkinson’s language arts class, are among 79 semifinalists from...


Explorer students win big at history competition | School brief

Students from Explorer Middle School won big at the National History Day Regional Competition held recently at Western Washington University in Bellingham. Explorer students won six first place awards in the junior division. The big winners were... Full story


Horizon principal honored for contributions | School brief

The principal of Horizon Elementary was selected by the Elementary School Principals Association of Washington as a regional distinguished principal. Leslie Clauson was one of 16 principals throughout the state to receive the honor. She was selected...

 By Megan Managan    Sports    March 25, 2015

Kamiak wins league match over Jackson, Mariner | Boys prep golf

The Kamiak boys golf team earned a league win on Tuesday, March 24, beating Jackson, Monroe and Mariner. The teams, playing nine holes at Walter Hall Golf Course, with a par of 36, finished with Kamiak earning first place with a team score of 208,...


Students taking new state assessments | School brief

The taking of state assessments is now underway, and is scheduled to continue almost daily in one or more Mukilteo schools through June 3. Along the way, third through eighth grade students as well as 11th graders and some 10th graders, will be...


Student enrollment leveled off, but to increase in future

Although enrollment growth in Mukilteo schools leveled off this year, the long-range forecast is for the number of students to increase in the years ahead, according to a consultant. Dr. Les Kendrick, who was hired by the district to analyze trends... Full story


Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of March 25 | Police Beat

March 18 DUI – Harbour Reach Dr. & Harbour Pointe Blvd. S.W. Officers were dispatched to a report of a vehicle that lost control and struck a tree. The driver was subsequently arrested for DUI. He refused the breath test and was released to a...

 By Megan Managan    Sports    March 25, 2015

Kamiak beats Lake Stevens | Boys prep soccer

The Kamiak boys soccer team earned a league win over Lake Stevens on Tuesday, March 24, beating the Vikings 3-1 at home. Eric Koegler scored twice in the first half for the Knights, earning Kamiak a 2-0 lead at halftime. Lake Stevens scored in the... Full story


Strategic vision for community center too late | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Mayor Jennifer Gregerson said a strategic vision is needed for our community center in her latest Mayor’s Message [page 4, March 11]. She will appoint an advisory board to guide its operation. The Rosehill Community Center...


Residents want to picnic, not play basketball | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Most Mukilteo families I meet do not like the idea of a basketball court on Mukilteo’s waterfront. They prefer a lawn, especially for picnics, and quite a majority have requested native grass for “Boules, "or English lawn...


Stuffed bear comforted grandson in crisis | Letter

After reading the Kudos & Complaints in the March 18 edition of The Beacon, I felt the need to comment [“Wildlife habitat torn down to build houses,” front page]. First, I would like to commend the students of Olympic View Middle School for...


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