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Our first light keepers l Muk Revisited

When the Mukilteo Lighthouse lamp was first lit on March 1, 1906, keeper Peter N. Christiansen was on site and ready to ensure its steady beacon remained a guiding light for ships entering Possession...

 

OV names Pirates of the Month for March

Olympic View Middle School has named its Pirates of the Month for the month of March. Students are selected by the school’s staff for demonstrating exceptional character in and out of the...

 

Two Endeavour students win top honors in art contest

Two Endeavour Elementary students are state reflections winners. Evelyn Boudon won Outstanding Interpretation (first place in the Intermediate Division) for her photograph, "You Are My Hero, Mom&#...

 

Kamiak students compete in the 2019 Washington State Science and Engineering Fair

Kamiak’s Engineering Design II students were first-time participants in the 62nd annual Washington State Science and Engineering Fair (WSSEF) held in Bremerton, WA on March 29 and 30. Over 460...

 

Tobacco and vape age rising to 21 next year

The legal age to purchase tobacco and vape products is about to rise from 18 to 21 under a bill headed to the governor’s desk after a 33-21 vote by the Washington State Senate Wednesday, March 27....

 

Residents get their way in docket process

The typically empty and quiet Mukilteo City Council chambers were packed with residents who wished to voice their opinions on the city’s 2019 comprehensive plan/zoning docket – primarily on the...

 

Orcas spotted at Lighthouse Park

Mukilteo resident Mary Ann Macomber was spending time at Lighthouse Park last Tuesday when she spotted a few of the J-Pod Orca Whales just off the shore, including a baby Orca. Photos courtesy of...

 

Ammonia Leak in Mukilteo Wednesday morning

The following is a press release from the Mukilteo Fire Department Mukilteo Fire Department units were dispatched early Wednesday morning to a reported fire alarm sounding in a commercial building in...

 
 By Chuck Sigars    General    April 3, 2019

Back to as you were l Chuck’s World

I turned 60 last summer on a glorious day with waves of stomach-churning excitement, which I’ve since decided was food poisoning. It was not a good birthday. That was just salmonella, though. The...

 

Union wants higher taxes despite MSD's $15K per student

For years, through politics, teacher strikes and court cases, we have heard that state lawmakers were underfunding schools. Then, with great fanfare, state leaders came together in 2017 and passed an historic bill that is providing schools the greate...

 

Like the Magi l Worship

Editor’s Note: Father Bill Mobley was a Worship columnist for The Beacon in the early- and mid-1990s until his death in 1996. A few times this year, we will be revisiting his columns. This column ran Jan. 6, 1993. Flannery O’Connor wrote a short...

 

Letters to the Editor

No to Paine Field expansion Editor’s Note: Alaska Airlines has 18 daily flights – both arrivals and departures – while United Airlines has the remaining six. Alaska was originally to have 13 before purchasing five slots from Southwest Airlines...

 

Police Beat: 3/15 - 3/27

March 15 Mini race The caller advised of subjects riding mini bikes. The subjects were not located. 600 block of Front Street. Road rage The caller reported they saw the male driver of one vehicle get out and punch the window of another vehicle that...

 

Making up the snow days l Mukilteo Schools

February was a record breaker! We’ve never had so many school days canceled because of weather. During the past 20 years, most of our school years have gone by with no canceled days or maybe only one. There have been only four years when two or...

 

Sponsored Brief: Lighthouse Opens this Saturday, April 6

Opening ceremony festivities start at 11:30 a.m., including a ribbon cutting to mark the lighthouse's 113th year of continuous operation. The lighthouse will be open through September on Saturdays and Sundays from Noon to 5 p.m. We are one of...

 

Paine Field terminal: A job well done l Travel Sketcher

The terminal at Paine Field is unsurpassed in comfort and warmth. For 25 years I traveled the world, I have seen hundreds of airports, but nothing like ours - well done to all involved. I have two...

 

School Briefs

Mukilteo School District conducting parent survey Mukilteo School District parents are invited each year to take part in a short survey about their child’s school. The survey asks parents a series of questions, such as whether they feel welcome at...

 

Run-A-Muk back on for 2019

The Mukilteo Lighthouse Association announced on Monday that the annual Run-A-Muk 5K/10K will take place this August, after previously being cancelled earlier this year. The run will take place Aug. 24. Follow the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival on...

 

United starts service at Paine Field

United Airlines kicked off their start of commercial air service out of the new Propeller-run airport at Paine Field on Sunday, March 31, with an arriving flight from Denver, and a departure to San Francisco. United joins Alaska Airlines, who began...

 

Mukilteo sales tax rises to 10.5 percent

No, it wasn’t an April Fools’ Day joke – sales tax in Mukilteo went up once again, keeping it the highest in the state. The tax rose by 0.1 percent on Monday, making it 10.5 percent, which is...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    April 3, 2019

Kamiak beats Mariner | Softball

Katelyn Sonnichsen allowed only two hits and struck out 14 to help lead Kamiak to its first league victory of the season. Teammate Kelci Carroll drove in three runs as the Knights defeated district rival Mariner 6-0 in a Wesco 4A softball game...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    April 3, 2019

Kamiak seniors to continue athletic pursuits in college

Eleven Kamiak High School seniors gathered to sign letters of intent to continue their pursuits in college Monday, April 1, at the high school. Family, teammates, friends and coaches gathered in the school’s faculty lounge to celebrate their loved...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    April 3, 2019

Marauders taking same approach under new coach | Boys soccer

Many of the faces on the Mariner boys soccer team have changed, but the team’s game plan remains the same. The Marauders are committed to a fast-paced style of soccer even with lineup that returns only four starters from a year ago. First-year...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    April 3, 2019

Experience bolsters Kamiak’s postseason prospects | Boys soccer

The Kamiak boys soccer team appears to have all the pieces needed to make a strong run in the Wesco 4A. The Knights return a 10-member senior class and a solid junior group that includes honorable mention, all-league goalkeeper Connor Bourne. “The...

 

Mukilteo Fire’s Brian Ouellette returns to the mound

It was a homecoming of sorts for Brian Ouellette. Ouellette has spent most of his life in Mukilteo, attending Mukilteo Elementary, Olympic View Middle School, and graduating from Kamiak High School...

 

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