Articles from the April 11, 2018 edition

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Mariner student awarded scholarship to study in Germany

Mariner High School’s Kayla Osborn has been awarded a scholarship for the 2018-19 academic year and will join a group of 50 American high school students sponsored by ASSE International Student Exch...

 

Forum on safety coming soon l Council Corner

A town hall discussion will be held on April 26 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Rosehill Community Center (304 Lincoln Ave.) to discuss gun violence prevention and school safety. As I watched in shock as t... Full story

 

Kamiak student uses music to get through medical issues

Overcoming obstacles is nothing new to Kamiak senior Nathan Campos. Campos has had a hip bone disease since he was in the fifth grade, and has spent a lot of time on the surgery table as a result. ... Full story

 

Packs For Kids is April 28

Packs For Kids is a local non-profit 501(c)3 that meets the needs of hungry school children in the Mukilteo School District. This program is an effort to ensure families have access to nutritious...

 

A Spring Break intro to engineering

Lots of kids spend their Spring Breaks out of town with their families. With the weather lately, who can really blame them? For most, Spring Break is a time to relax and not worry about schoolwork or...

 

Marko Liias announces re-election bid for state Senate

State Senator Marko Liias announced his re-election campaign to the Washington State Senate on Tuesday, April 10. Liias, who represents Mukilteo as senator for the 21st Legislative District, was...

 

Down she goes

Mukilteo’s famous Art Building was tore down last Friday, April 6. Various local artists had shared the building for the last few years. The building was originally built in 1980 and had been... Full story

 
 By Chuck Sigars    General    April 11, 2018

No country for old men l Chuck's World

Three newspaper columnists walk into a Starbucks. You haven't heard this one. In retrospect, it should have had some poignancy attached, although it ended up just being fun. Three of us have...

 

What is a Regional Fire Authority (RFA)? l Fire Sirens

Those attending or listening to Mukilteo City Council meetings may hear the term “RFA” and references to the Mukilteo Fire Department. Here is some basic information on what an RFA is so you will be more informed. In August 2017, the voters in Ly... Full story

 

Time sure flies, doesn’t it? l Editor's Note

Well, it’s official. It’s been half a year since I started here at the Beacon. This past Monday, April 9, was the six-month anniversary of my first day on the job as the editor of this newspaper....

 

What is the library to you? l Guest View

I’m sure we view libraries in a gazillion ways (yes, that’s actually a word), but I think a few predominate. The library is a place of comfort, peace, and safety. Many people experience a relaxing sense of contentment the minute they walk in the...

 

Police Beat: 3/30-4/5

March 30 Package theft The reporting party advised that a delivered package was stolen. 5300 block of Harbour Pointe Boulevard. Warrant arrest Officers responded for a report of suspicious subjects. One of the subjects was found to have a warrant...

 

Each year, the YMCA of Snohomish County, through its six branch operations and Big Brothers Big Sisters affiliate, conducts its Annual Campaign to raise funds that strengthen the foundation of community through youth development, healthy living, and...

 

Special Election ballots mailed

Ballots for the April 24 Special Election were mailed to 380,000 registered voters in Snohomish County. The Sno-Isle Library District is asking voters to consider funding measures. The Sno-Isle Library District includes all portions of Snohomish Coun... Full story

 

Crisis expert shares knowledge with Mukilteo

With school shootings and other violent crimes dominating headlines across the country, many Mukilteo parents and residents have voiced concerns about dealing with traumatic events. Mukilteo had its...

 

Kamiak lacrosse | At a glance

Coach: Bryan McClure, second year Next game: April 17, at Glacier Peak High School. Top returning players: seniors Joe Prikhodko (goalie), Ben Barton (midfield) Top newcomers: Junior Jaimin Moore (defense); sophomore: Tyrell Waverly (midfield);...

 

Kamiak swimmer earns academic honors

Kamiak swimmer Claire McCallick was selected to the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association of America’s All America Team. More than 340,000 athletes are involved in aquatics at the high school level in over 16,432 programs....

 
 By David Pan    Sports    April 11, 2018

Knights softball team makes donations to police, fire departments

Thanks to the generosity of the Mukilteo community, the Kamiak softball team was able to make donations to the Mukilteo Fire and Police Departments. As part of their fundraising for field maintenance and a new scoreboard, the Knights’ players have...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    April 11, 2018

Kamiak defeats Mariner | Girls tennis

Kamiak won its third straight Wesco 4A girls tennis match with a 5-1 decision over district rival Mariner Monday, April 2, at Mariner High School. The Knights improved to 3-1 in the league and 5-1 overall. Coach Heidi Bloemker noted that Kamiak is...

 

Marauders looking to get back to winning ways | Baseball

After opening the season with three wins in five games, Mariner has struggled against its league rivals. The Marauders have dropped their first two series to first place Monroe and Lake Stevens. The Bearcats dispatched Mariner 14-4 and 13-1 and the... Full story

 
 By David Pan    Sports    April 11, 2018

Kamiak’s West stepping down as boys basketball coach

Family comes first for Cory West. So after 10 years as head coach of the Kamiak boys basketball team, West submitted his resignation last week. West said that he has contemplated stepping down to spend more time with his family ever since the birth...

 

Do Carpenter Ants really eat my house?

Carpenter Ants do not actually eat wood, however they do excavate nesting tunnels that destroy the structural wood of your home, resulting in the need for expensive repairs. Any large black ants crawling around the outside of your house could be a...

 

Ductless Air Conditioning vs. Central Air Conditioning

Central air conditioning uses ducts to deliver the air equally to each room of your home. If you already have forced hot air installed, central air conditioning can often use the same ducts. A central air conditioner is usually installed outdoors;...

 

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