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Articles from the May 8, 2019 edition

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Kamiak lacrosse qualifies for playoffs

The Kamiak lacrosse team is headed to the playoffs for the first time since 2016. A 20-4 victory over Archbishop Murphy on Tuesday, April 30, secured the playoff berth for the... — Updated 5/8/2019


Kamiak Students of the Month for May

The following students were selected by Kamiak staff as Students of the Month for May 2019, due to their outstanding academics, school and/or community leadership and activities... — Updated 5/8/2019

 By David Pan    Sports

Knights’ postseason run cut short by Inglemoor, fatigue | Boys soccer

In the end, missed opportunities turned out to be extremely costly for Kamiak. Playing their third game in as many days, the Knights saw their season come to a disappointing end wit... — Updated 5/8/2019


April OV Pirates of the Month

Olympic View Middle School has named its Pirates of the Month for April. Students are selected by OV staff for demonstrating exceptional character in and out of the classroom.... — Updated 5/8/2019


Kamiak successful at state solo and ensemble contest

Kamiak sure has some talented musicians. The school’s barbershop groups and soloists, as well as members of the school’s band and orchestra all had tremendous success at the... — Updated 5/8/2019


Great view from Rosehill

Sometimes on a day as gorgeous as Monday, you need to get out and see the water. Here, we see one ferry come in to dock while one heads to Clinton. This photo was taken from the... — Updated 5/8/2019


Electroimpact signs over lot to Boys & Girls Club

Electroimpact owner Peter Zieve has given another big donation to the Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club. Last week, Zieve signed papers to give the club the exclusive use of one of... — Updated 5/8/2019

 By Brandon Gustafson    News

Some type of change in city government appears very likely

The way the city of Mukilteo’s government has operated both recently, as well as since its incorporation 72 years ago today, may very soon change based on City Council... — Updated 5/8/2019


Steve Bertrand’s latest book covers history of neighboring Everett

Mukilteo resident Steve Bertrand is back at it again. Bertrand, well-known in the area for his poetry and history books, as well as being a longtime track and field coach at... — Updated 5/8/2019


Sun’s out, Mukilteans out

Mukilteo residents took advantage of the sun and warmth on Monday, spending quality time at Lighthouse Park. Temperatures were in the mid- to high-60s on Monday, as well as... — Updated 5/8/2019

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

Pass on the password, please l Chuck’s World

It occurred to me a few years ago that if I’d known, as a little boy, that in the future I’d use so many passwords every day, I would have imagined a much cooler life. I’d be... — Updated 5/8/2019


Knights, Marauders head to Wesco 4A track and field championships

Look for Kamiak’s Tracey Hatch to be among the contenders in the sprints at this week’s Wesco 4A track and field championships. The senior standout currently has the league’s second fastest time in the girls 200-meter race... — Updated 5/8/2019

 By David Pan    Sports

Kamiak ousted from Wes-King District tourney by Issaquah | Baseball

Kamiak hung with Issaquah for the first four innings of a loser-out Wes-King 4A District baseball playoff game. The Eagles then broke a scoreless tie with six runs in the final two innings to defeat the Knights 6-0 Thursday, May... — Updated 5/8/2019 Full story

 By Michael Gold    Opinion

Becoming our grandparents isn’t for chickens; and we need the eggs l Off Kilter

Michael Gold, a self-described “gadfly” who lived on the East Coast before moving to Mill Creek, then the Picnic Point area, is a serial entrepreneur who combines his East... — Updated 5/8/2019

 By David Pan    Sports

Mariner edges Kamiak in thriller, earns No. 2 seed | Boys soccer

Mariner goalkeeper Ebou Barrow played a hunch. Teammate Edgar Guzman had just scored in the first round of a shootout against Kamiak and Barrow had a feeling where the first shot from Knights was headed. “People go to the right... — Updated 5/8/2019

 By Michael Gold    Opinion

Growing into curmudgeon hood l Off Kilter

As kids, we all knew an older person who lived in the neighborhood and would scream loudly whenever your ball wound up on their front lawn: “Get off my lawn!” That, to me, is th... — Updated 5/8/2019 Full story


Wildlife and pets pay the price for using poison to control rats/mice l Guest View

Editor’s Note: Kimberly Brinkley is a Mukilteo resident who lives in Old Town. She emailed The Beacon saying she has seen neighbors placing rat poison boxes outside their homes, unaware of potential hazards to other animals,... — Updated 5/8/2019 Full story


Rational and irrational fears: What’s the difference?

Rational and irrational fears. How do you know the difference between the two? From August of 1980 to April of 1988 I was a computer programmer in the United States Army. I was responsible in part for creating the Y2K bug that was... — Updated 5/8/2019 Full story


Letter to the Editor

Open letter to electeds Dear Mayor Gregerson and City Council, Last month I had the privilege of addressing the council on the agenda item related to securing a much-needed senior center for our community. I would like to request... — Updated 5/8/2019

 By Aziz Junejo    Opinion

Ramadan provides a deeper, more meaningful relationship with our creator

For Muslims around the world, the holy month of Ramadan began Monday, a month-long ritual of fasting, offering Muslims the opportunity to increase one’s spirituality and appreciat... — Updated 5/8/2019


Police Beat: 4/26 - 4/30

April 26 Way out there A Michigan PD requested a phone call in regards to an abandoned van with Washington plates. It was determined the van belonged to a business that no longer existed in Mukilteo. Michigan PD advised the van... — Updated 5/8/2019


School Briefs

Future Chef event showcases Mexican cuisine Colorful flair and a lot of delicious food were showcased recently at the 11th annual Future Chef competition. Eighteen future chefs prepared a variety of creative and tasty Mexican... — Updated 5/8/2019 Full story

 By Brandon Gustafson    News

Apparent mechanical error ends with car next to railroad tracks

A large police and fire presence below the SR 525 bridge last Thursday led to some questions. The main one: What the heck happened? All that was then known was that a car was below the bridge either on or next to the railroad... — Updated 5/8/2019


Council Briefs

Legal counsel letter being drafted Councilmember Steve Schmalz made a motion for Council President Christine Cook to work with City Council’s outside legal counsel to finalize and issue a letter to Mukilteo citizens about the... — Updated 5/8/2019


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