Articles from the April 25, 2018 edition

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Happy Earth Day!

Volunteers from Kamiak’s Key Club and the Kiwanis Club of Mukilteo spent a few hours of their day helping out at the Mukilteo Community Garden on Saturday, April 21. Photo courtesy of Lynette...


Chris Hopkins' work selected for exhibition by Norman Rockwell Museum

In early 2017, the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, sent out a call to artists to create works that would reimagine President Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms - speech, worship,... Full story


Harbour Pointe student wins mountain bike awards

Caden Gray, a 6th grader at Harbour Pointe Middle School, won first place and swept the category three middle school division of the West Side Mountain Bike Series. The mountain bike race series...


Former U.S. Rep. Al Swift dies at age 82

Former U.S. Rep. Al Swift passed away last Friday, April 20, at 82, of natural causes in Alexandria, Virginia. Swift was an Emmy award-winning broadcaster before trying his hand in politics. Swift, a... Full story


Why Ivar’s Mukilteo Landing closed last week

If you were looking to dine at Ivar’s Mukilteo Landing last Wednesday, April 18, you discovered the restaurant was closed, but were unsure why. Last Thursday, the Snohomish Health District... Full story


Volunteers spend Earth Day helping in Japanese Gulch

On the 39th annual Earth Day weekend, community volunteers from Kamiak High School helped restore the trailhead to Japanese Gulch. The Mukilteo Youth Advisory Committee had their fourth annual Japanes... Full story


‘Here’s the game plan’

Members of the Rangers, a Mukilteo Little League team in the farm division (9-year-old age group), get a pep talk from their coaches before hitting the field for defense. The Rangers played the... Full story

 By Chuck Sigars    General    April 25, 2018

You be the judge l Chuck's World

I read an article last week in which the writer used the word “alas,” which I realized is sort of a canary in my personal mineshaft. I tend to roll my eyes and make assumptions when I see someone... Full story


Just some random thoughts l Editor's Note

Usually when I write things like this I have a concrete theme or topic, but this time, I have a few things I’d like to talk about. None of them have any correlation, so this should be fun. To start...


Letters: Parks, thanks, and liveable wages

Thoughts on park discussion Thank you for covering the discussion concerning the motion for a new park (April 18 Mukilteo Beacon, “Proposal to build new city park fails”). Frankly, I was surprised to see any councilmember propose that the city sp... Full story


Police Beat: 4/13-4/19

April 13 Never seen a dog before? An officer responded for a report of a suspicious animal. The animal was a dog and there were no problems. 10400 block of 64th Place West. Vehicle Prowl The caller advised that his vehicle was prowled. 12500 block... Full story


Seahawks’ mascot, Blitz, to visit Columbia Elementary

On Wednesday, May 2nd, Columbia Elementary is welcoming Seattle Seahawks mascot, Blitz, and a Sea Gal to celebrate the success their students have accomplished through the Fuel Up to Play 60 (FUTP60) program. FUTP60 is a national in-school program...


School Briefs

$1,500 Kamiak Community Scholarship Application due May 1 The Olympus Terrace Garden Club is offering a $1,500 scholarship to a Kamiak High School senior who demonstrates academic goals, participation in high school or community activities, and...


Plain, brown, and wonderfully special

Yes! Another mystery-bird identified. When we moved here from Minnesota nine years ago, I had to learn the look and names of a whole new list of birds from the songs I heard. I’ve made quite a bit of progress, but there are still some that have...

 By David Pan    Sports    April 25, 2018

Marauders focus on improving their defense play | Softball

Mariner continues to make progress though that progress isn’t necessarily showing up on the scoreboard. Jackson, Lake Stevens and Monroe showed why they are the top three teams in the league by winning by scores of 30-0, 14-0 and 10-0 in Wesco 4A...


Town hall on gun violence is tomorrow

Students at Mukilteo schools have made it abundantly clear they hope for more conversations about school safety and gun violence. The students have staged walkouts and organized rallies, and have...

 By David Pan    Sports    April 25, 2018

Knights keep battling during a tough week of losses | Baseball

Kamiak played with a lot of heart in a game that appeared to be out of hand. The Knights trailed Glacier Peak 10-1 after three innings in a Wesco 4A baseball contest. With the possibility of a shortened game due to the 10-run mercy rule, Kamiak... Full story

 By David Pan    Sports    April 25, 2018

Kamiak’s Cooke prepares perfect recipe against Mariner | Boys soccer

Kamiak’s Cade Cooke showed that two heads are better than one. Or rather two headers. Cooke headed in a pair of goals to help lead the Knights to a 3-1 victory over district rival Mariner in a Wesco 4A boys soccer game Tuesday, April 17, at...

 By David Pan    Sports    April 25, 2018

Strong performance for Knights at Eason Invite | Track and field

The Kamiak girls track and field team showed that it can hang with the best in the state. The Knights finished second overall behind Issaquah at the 30th annual Larry Eason Invitational Saturday, April 21, at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Snohomish....


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