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Articles from the June 13, 2012 edition

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 By Pam Roy    General    June 13, 2012

Landscape Design 101

Is that cute little plant from the nursery so big that it covers the window? Are there unfinished projects here and there in the yard that seemed like a great idea at the time, but just aren’t comin... Full story


Harbour Pointe sends record number of athletes to track meet

Andrey Prikhodko and Tim Beard, of Harbour Pointe Middle School, show their metal in the shot put and discus, respectively, in the Middle School District Finals on June 5. Andrey capped a multi-event...


Local volleyball team wins league championship

The "Sets" volleyball team went undefeated all season, playing in the high school Mukilteo Boys and Girls Club League. The team went on to win its final game on June 10, making them league champions....


Blue Llamas With Hats at Harbour Pointe Retirement

An awards banquet for Mukilteo Boys and Girls Club "Blue Llamas With Hats" volleyball team was held at Harbour Pointe Retirement and Assisted Living Center on Monday, June 4. As the team's sponsor,...


Schools foundation awards 6 scholarships

The Mukilteo Schools Foundation recently awarded six scholarships to graduating seniors from Mariner, Kamiak and ACES high schools. Mariner: Two Mariner High School seniors, Katy Pace and Alexandra...


Alumni association awards $11,000 in scholarships

The Mariner High School Alumni Association awarded 11 $1,000 scholarships on May 31 the to the following 2012 Mariner seniors. The winners were: Oscar U. Alvarado, MHSAA Margaret Kimball Memorial...


'Hulk go to band concert'...

Kamiak High School seniors dressed in costume for the last band concert of the year, Monday June 4. In costume as the Avengers are David Carter, Joe Santiago and Ryan O'Connor.... Full story


Noted orca expert to speak at historical society meeting

Howard Garrett from the Orca Network is the featured speaker at the Mukilteo Historical Society meeting, Thursday, June 14. The meeting will be from 7:15 – 8:10 p.m., in the Fowler Room of the...


'Heart for the kids' -- Keeping his vision alive

The Mariner Marauder Booster Club offers two scholarships every year in honor of a wonderful and committed teacher, athletic trainer, husband, father, son, brother and friend. Brad Agerup and his...


Welcome new Beacon intern

Expect to see a new byline in the Mukilteo Beacon this summer. Kevin Chaney, who just graduated from Mariner High School, is interning as a general reporter for the Beacon until he goes off to college...

 By Kevin Chaney    Sports    June 13, 2012

Kamiak soccer player commits to PLU

Kamiak High School grad Marisa Gonzalez recently signed with Pacific Lutheran University to continue playing soccer at the collegiate level. She’ll play as goalie on the team. She was also invited... Full story


New dentist office caters to city’s youth

A visit to the new pediatric dentist office in Mukilteo is no average visit for children – it’s a jungle safari experience. Dr. Paul Kahlon and his wife, Dr. Sonu Lamba, recently opened Mukilteo... Full story


Master gardeners in the making…

Master gardener Stan Lundgaard and his grandsons Trenton Slocum, 9, and Troy Slocum, 7, plant flowers together at Lighthouse Park on June 2, during the Mass Flower Planting sponsored by the Mukilteo...


Amber alert issued for three Marysville children

ACTIVE: Amber Alert : Kali Drakeford - Marysville, WA06/12/2012 21:03:55 PDT If you have any information please CALL Marysville PD (Snohomish Co.) at 360-363-8300 or 911Victim: Kali L DrakefordName:Kali L DrakefordEye Color:UnknownHair...


County launches new residential energy loan program

Snohomish County has partnered with Puget Sound Cooperative Credit Union (PSCCU) to launch a new Energy Smart loan program for Snohomish County homeowners. By participating in this program, Snohomish County homeowners can get help with energy... Full story


Police Beat for week of June 13

June 5 Warrant Service –10500 blk 47th Pl. W. A subject came to the station to ask a question about a citation he had received some time ago from another agency. A record check revealed a confirmed warrant for him out of South Snohomish County.... Full story


Kamiak grad a silver level ice skater

U.S. Figure Skating has awarded Kamiak's Aimee Young a certificate in recognition of Silver Level Achievement for Synchronized Team Ice Skating. There are four categories of recognition based on competition and test achievements in all disciplines...


Voyager elects new ASB officers

Voyager Middle School held its election for ASB officers for the 2012-2013 school year on June 6. Shayla Forbes-Luong was elected student body president, Marissa McCann will be the vice president, Mina Nguyen is the treasurer, Elianna Moce was...


‘Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ’

Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is the first principle of the gospel. It is a spiritual gift and is necessary for our salvation. An ancient prophet declared “Salvation cometh to none, except it be through repentance and faith on the Lord Jesus...


Selling a home for more than asking price

This spring the overall real estate market has morphed from “languishing” into an environment that is generating multiple offers. This quick turn-about includes Mukilteo, Edmonds and greater Puget Sound over the last three months. (Not that... Full story


Free summer food program for children

The Mukilteo School District is sponsoring the Simplified Summer Food Program for Children. Meals will be available at no charge to attending children 18 years of age and younger. Meals will be provided at the sites listed below at the following... Full story


Letters for the week of June 13

Proud to be a Marauder Dear Editor, I'm a Marauder. I'm proud to be one. That school gave me strength and courage. Never was I a thug or a lowlife, I was a normal student going to school and loved going there [“I’m a Mariner Marauder, not a... Full story


The good, the bad and the ugly

Spring is always a great time to be in Mukilteo. Open Mic at the Red Cup on Wednesdays between 6-8 p.m. and the Farmers Market at Lighthouse Park between 3-7 p.m. are in full swing and always enjoyable for everyone. Mukilteo's waterfront is a... Full story

 By Chuck Sigars    General    June 13, 2012

Hearing voices

A piece of dried pasta flipped out of the boiling water, really an elegant flip, high in the air, reminding me that the Summer Olympics are coming. It stuck the landing, too, only the tiniest bounce...


School board OKs record budget

With nary a comment, the Mukilteo School District board of education unanimously approved a $147.3 million budget Monday. Covering 2012-13, it is the school district’s largest budget ever. However, the growth in the budget merely coincides with...


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