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Articles from the May 9, 2018 edition

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 By David Pan    Sports    May 9, 2018

Young pitchers help Knights overpower Marauders | Softball

Kamiak was able to take a peek into the future during its game against district rival Mariner. Two of the Knights’ younger pitchers saw action in Kamiak’s 15-3 victory in a Wesco 4A softball game... Full story


Successful food drive

The Columbia Elementary School Cub Scout Pack 189 handed over 1,247 pounds of food over to the Mukilteo Food Bank on April 24 as a part of their Scouting for Food Annual drive. Photo courtesy of... Full story


Congratulations to Kamiak Students of the Month for May

The following students were selected by Kamiak staff as Students of the Month for May 2018, due to their outstanding academics, school and/or community leadership and activities and/or athletics.... Full story

 News    May 9, 2018

ICOM hosts peace rally

The Islamic Center of Mukilteo (ICOM) sponsored their second annual peace rally in Mukilteo on Saturday, May 5. According to ICOM President Riaz Khan, there was a good turn out. “Many residents...


We are the champions, my friends

This past weekend, the Kamiak Ultimate Frisbee Team won the division’s championship at the Spring Reign Tournament held in Burlington. This is the largest mixed youth Ultimate Frisbee tournament in... Full story

 By Brandon Gustafson    News    May 9, 2018

EMS levy going to ballot

The Mukilteo City Council unanimously approved putting a measure on the Aug. 7 Primary ballot, which would raise the current Emergency Medical Services (EMS) levy rate from 39 cents per $1,000 of... Full story


Teachers file grievance over salary contract

Teachers in the Mukilteo School District are upset about their salaries. Following the Washington State Supreme Court’s 2012 McCleary decision, school districts throughout Washington will receive ad... Full story

 By Brandon Gustafson    News    May 9, 2018

Mukilteo man running for U.S. Senate

Mukilteo’s own Tim Owen is running for the U.S. Senate this year. Owen, 54, works as an estimator at Boeing and is running for the seat Sen. Maria Cantwell currently holds. Owen was born in... Full story


Kamiak’s ‘Spamalot’ delivers plenty of laughs

Kamiak’s Fine Arts program has done it again. The 2018 Spring Musical is “Spamalot,” a Broadway show that was “lovingly ripped off” from the movie “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” In t...

 By David Pan    Sports    May 9, 2018

Kamiak closes out tough season | Lacrosse

A season that started with much promise ended on a somewhat disappointing note. The Knights wrapped up the season with a 7-6 loss to Monroe on Friday, May 4, at Monroe High School. Kamiak missed the playoffs, finishing with a 2-9 record in the Wesco...


Knights fall to Grizzlies | Boys soccer

Kamiak’s Joshua Pang passes the ball to a teammate against Glacier Peak during a 6-2 loss in the final regular season game Thursday, May 3, at Kamiak High School. The Knights then rebounded to defeat Jackson 4-1 in a loser-out 4A District boys... Full story

 By David Pan    Sports    May 9, 2018

Gibb leaving Mariner for rival Jackson | Girls basketball

After 11 years as the head coach of the Mariner girls basketball team, Corey Gibb is ready to take on a new challenge. Gibb was named the new girls basketball coach at Jackson High School, which is located about two miles east of Mariner. “It was... Full story


Kamiak girls rise up at Shoreline/Mukilteo meet | Track and field

Kamiak and Mariner tuned up for this week’s Wesco 4A track and field championships with strong performances at the Shoreline/Mukiteo meet. The Knights used seven first-place finishes to win the girls competition Thursday, May 3, at Shoreline... Full story


There’s no business like this business l Chuck's World

People know all about you. Right? They must, after all these years. They know if you’re out together and you happen to spy a bookstore, it’s going to be a couple of hours. Or a bike shop, or a classic-car fair, popping up in a vacant lot that... Full story


‘Cool Girls in Aerospace’ l Mayor's Message

Encouraging women to pursue careers in aerospace isn’t just about preparing the future of the workforce. The fact is that jobs in science, technology, engineering and math - also called “STEM” - pay 33 percent more on average than non-STEM...


What a ride l Editor's Note

If this is indeed the end, then oh, what a ride it has been. Ten All Star appearances, three Silver Sluggers, 10 Gold Gloves, an MVP award, an All Star Game MVP Award, the Rookie of the Year Award in...


Letters: Seniors, food drive, and minimum wage

Update on senior issues It has now been several months since I last wrote you. In this time, little progress has been made in advancement of senior issues. It seems as though the rhetoric around support for a future Senior Center is just that, “rhe...


Police Beat: 4/28-5/3

April 28 Not falling for that one The reporting party received a scam phone call from someone stating they were from a utility company and the service would be turned off without a payment at the location. The reporting party did not fall for the... Full story


Mukilteo Way Garden Club Horticultural Scholarship

The Mukilteo Way Garden Club is accepting applications for its 2018-19 Horticultural Scholarship. The club raises funds for the $1,000 scholarship from the biennial Mukilteo Garden and Quilt Tour and other club activities and has awarded...


School Briefs

Mariner Wind Ensemble receives gold medal scores Students in the Mariner Wind Ensemble recently performed and received gold scores in the Worldstrides Onstage – Elite Performance Series, the 25th annual Festival of Gold Concert, which was held at th...

 News    May 9, 2018

Sno-Isle levy certified

The Sno-Isle Libraries operations levy is officially approved. Canvassing boards in Snohomish and Island counties each met on Friday, May 4, and certified the April 24 election results. The measure passed with a combined 50.46 percent yes votes to... Full story


South County Fire seeking fire support volunteers

South County Fire is seeking Fire Support Volunteers to provide public education and fire support services to communities of south Snohomish County. Fire Support Volunteers serve in a nonemergency role, assisting with safety education, community... Full story

 News    May 9, 2018

Annual Hope Run/Walk is May 12

The 9th Annual Inspiring Hope Run/Walk & Kids Dash will take place on Saturday, May 12th beginning at 9 a.m. at Kamiak High School. This breast cancer fundraiser features both a 5K and 10K route that travels around the Harbour Pointe Golf Course... Full story


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