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Articles from the March 30, 2016 edition

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Fire department hires a Kamiak grad | City brief

The Mukilteo Fire Department has welcomed a new firefighter. Brian Ouellette, a Kamiak High School grad, was sworn in as an officer by Mayor Jennifer Gregerson on March 21. He was hired by Fire Chief...


Police department hires officer from Texas | City brief

The Mukilteo Police Department has welcomed a new police officer. Glen Koen was sworn in as an officer by Mayor Jennifer Gregerson on March 21. He was hired by Police Chief Chuck Macklin. Koen was...


Students write musical that teaches others to be leaders

Forget Batman and Superman – students at Endeavour Elementary have redefined what it means to be a superhero. Fifth graders helped write the musical “What is Your Super Power?” with music...


Dance crew performs with Justin Bieber on world tour

Six local kids won the chance to dance with Justin Bieber in concert at Key Arena during the first stop of his world tour. The Bratz – a Mukilteo-based hip hop crew of 10- to 13-year-olds – joined... Full story


He’s 'eggs-ploring' his options before the hunt

Minutes before Mukilteo’s Easter Egg Hunt on March 26, Thomas Tran explores an egg-dotted ball field at Mukilteo Elementary. The Mukilteo Firefighters Association event is held every year on the...


EvCC gallery showcases digital film, design and sculpture

Digital mutations in film, design and moving sculpture are the focus of the DiPho | DiPhy exhibit April 4-29 at Everett Community College’s Russell Day Gallery. The exhibit showcases the work of fou...


Kamiak honors students of the month for March

The following students were selected by Kamiak High School staff as Students of the Month for March, due to their outstanding academics, school and/or community leadership and activities and/or... Full story


Mariner beats Marysville-Getchell for first win of year | Baseball

Dylan Young was 2-for-3 with a double and two runs to lead Mariner to a 7-3 victory over Marysville Getchell in a non-conference baseball game March 28 at Marysville Getchell High School. Teammate Alex Angelos scored two runs for the Marauders, who...


Kamiak takes down Chargers | Baseball

Chris Lambert hit a walk-off two-run double in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift Kamiak to a 5-4 victory over Marysville Getchell in a non-conference baseball game March 25 at Kamiak High School. Ty Crosby hit a home run, and Jared Greenfield...


Keele's hat trick leads Kamiak to win | Lacrosse

Tyler Keele’s hat trick helped power Kamiak to its fourth win of the spring with a 15-1 boys prep lacrosse defeat of Snohomish March 25 at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo. The senior attackman, who attends Mariner, finished with three goals and two...

 By David Pan    Schools    March 30, 2016

Kamiak girls should be league contenders | Track and field

The Kamiak girls track and field team is poised to have another successful season. The Knights were somewhat of a surprise last year, going undefeated in the regular dual- and tri-team meets and finishing second to Snohomish in the Wesco 4A...

 By David Pan    Sports    March 30, 2016

Young talent boosts Mariner | Track and field

The Mariner track and field team is in full rebuilding mode. Marauders coach Dave McFadden was reviewing the list of athletes and looking to see each of their personal bests prior to the season-opening meet against Kamiak and Mountlake Terrace March...

 By David Pan    Sports    March 30, 2016

Kamiak’s triple throwing threat aims to peak at end of season

Tim Beard is a man of many talents. The Kamiak senior easily won the discus and shot put during the Knights’ first regular season track and field meet against Mariner and Mountlake Terrace March 24 at Goddard Stadium. Beard’s throw of 46 feet,... Full story


Schedule of community events for week of March 30 | Around Town

March 30 Defensive Driving 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The AAA Driver Improvement Program is offering its refresher course on defensive driving skills. Receive practical guidance for traffic accident prevention, enhances driver safety and confidence. Successful...


Ministry feeds hungry kids in school district | Worship

Our church, Pointe of Grace, is located in an affluent area, but there are families living here that are “food insecure,” meaning they can’t provide nutritious meals for their members on a reliable basis. Some students on the free lunch... Full story


Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of March 30 | Police Beat

March 23 Suspicious – Possession Way & Harbour Reach Dr. A passer-by reported there was a red ’89 Toyota Camry parked over the curb, grass strip and on the sidewalk facing the wrong way. The registered owner was contacted in Burien and stated...


Mukilteo Library closed for Easter, right? | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I agree with the letter to the editor in last week’s Beacon regarding the sign at the Sno-Isle Libraries: “All Sno-Isle Libraries will be closed Sunday, March 27, due to traditionally low traffic on this day.” I was shocked... Full story


Community should oversee Paine Field assets | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: This year, Snohomish County is reviewing its charter, which can be considered our county constitution. Voters elected 15 people to the Charter Review Commission, and we have been meeting since January. Next month, on April 6, we...


Break ties with Propeller before it's too late | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Brett Smith, the CEO of Propeller Airports and Allegiant Airlines business partner, is holding Paulding County, Ga., hostage right now [“Alaska Air ‘keenly interested’ in Paine,” front page, March 16]. He has defaulted on... Full story


Girls inspire us all to take lifesaving action | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: In these modern times of so many feeling powerless, it is inspirational to see two 12-year -olds raise over $10,000 for the battle against childhood cancer [“Girls go bald to fight childhood cancer,” front page, March 23]. It...


Yoga instructor to hold food drive for her birthday

A yoga instructor at Quality Fitness will be hosting a food drive throughout April to benefit the Mukilteo Food Bank. This is Dayna Baker’s eighth annual drive to be held from April 1-30 at the Mukilteo fitness studio. Baker has taught yoga at Qual...

 By Kim Voetberg    Opinion    March 30, 2016

Age is just a number, right? | Chamber Corner

Age may be just a number, but if you’re talking about wine, craft brew or distilled spirit, then age does indeed matter. The Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce will host the first Cheers! Mukilteo event from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, on the Strato... Full story

 By Chuck Sigars    General    March 30, 2016

Under the influence – and over it | Chuck's World

I think it was the Easter Sunday incident that sealed it for me. I was down in Renton, a city I know fairly well, but in a neighborhood that’s unfamiliar. I was attending a surprise birthday party...


Members reappointed to Planning Commission | City brief

The City Council on March 21 confirmed two new members for the city’s Planning Commission. Nick Gottuso and Jerry Bush were reappointed to serve a term set to expire in 2022. Gottuso had served on the commission for six years; Bush for three...

 By Sara Bruestle    News    March 30, 2016

Sounder train platform finished – but no trains yet

The long wait for the second Sounder train platform to open at the Mukilteo station just got a little longer. Service on the new platform at the Mukilteo Sounder Station was scheduled to start Monday, but it was canceled because of a mudslide near Mu...


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