Articles from the August 12, 2015 edition

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Night out against crime | Photos

This year’s National Night Out was celebrated locally at the Mukilteo Family YMCA and at neighborhood block parties throughout the city on Tuesday, Aug. 4. The event is designed to heighten crime... Full story


Association wants to build senior center in gulch

The Mukilteo Seniors Association is a growing organization in need of a home. Mukilteo’s seniors have been without a place to call their own since the old Rosehill Community Center was demolished. T...


Vietnam vet reunion makes stop in Mukilteo

Bob and Myong Mueller attended their first Vietnam veteran’s reunion of the 35th/538 land clearing team last year in Minnesota – and before they had even left, they had already volunteered to host... Full story

 By Sara Bruestle    News    August 12, 2015

Emery, Boyce to face off in City Council race

Richard Emery and Jon Boyce will face off in the November election for Mukilteo City Council Position 6. Emery has a strong lead in the primary with 58.79 percent of the votes in the City Council...

 By Sara Bruestle    News    August 12, 2015

Tank Farm pier removal underway

Demolition of an old pier on the Tank Farm started last week to make way for a new Mukilteo ferry landing. The first of nearly 4,000 pilings that make up the Tank Farm pier was removed around noon on...


Passionate following for ultimate frisbee in Mukilteo

Chris Erickson began playing ultimate frisbee in the 1970s with his swim teammates as a way to get away from the pool and get some exercise. Almost 40 years later, Erickson has yet to give up the...


Washington Rush U09 wins Rush Cup

A local boys soccer team, Washington Rush U09, recently won the Rush Cup tournament. The event, held in Burlington, Wash., July 31-Aug. 2, featured Rush teams from around the area. T he local team... Full story


When will the Trust of God, latent in the reality of man, emerge? (Part 4)

Read Parts 1, 2 and 3 of "When will the Trust of God, latent in the reality of man, emerge?" at -Ed. We are here to know God and to worship God, which is to 1) Seek and discover what it is that God calls us to do, and...


Mukilteo student wins 3 scholarships from Western | School brief

A student from Mukilteo has won three scholarships from Western Washington University. Luke William Dahlberg, who is a freshman at WWU, received $5,575 from the Ada and Don Walter Endowment Fund, a $1,075 Brass Performance Scholarship Endowment and...


Schedule of community events for week of Aug. 12 | Around Town

Aug. 12 Networking Group 10:30-11:30 a.m. Want to meet new business owners in Mukilteo? Join the Chamber of Commerce’s weekly Wednesday morning networking group at the Chamber Office. Be prepared to give a 30 second introduction to your business....


Aramak helps Clothes For Kids get ready for back to school | School brief

Aramark recently laundered more than 750 gently-used coats for Clothes For Kids. The company, which provides food service, facilities and uniform services to hospitals, universities, school districts and stadiums, wanted to help the nonprofit...


It's almost time to register for school

School is just around the corner. The first day of school in the Mukilteo School District is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 2. Students who are new to the Mukilteo School District must register at the school that serves their residence. If you are... Full story


School board adopts 2015-16 district budget | Board report

During its meeting on Aug. 10, the Mukilteo School Board did the following: Adopted the school district’s operating budgets for the 2015-16 school year. The General Fund operating budget projects total revenues of about $180.9 million, compared wit...


Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of Aug. 12 | Police Beat

Aug. 5 Malicious Mischief – 5000 blk 70th Pl. S.W. A caller reported that at 3:45 a.m. someone threw rocks and toilet paper at his residence. One of the rocks broke a back window. Vehicle Recovery – 9500 blk 49th Ave. W. A caller reported that her...


Tisdel’s campaign embellishes his resume | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I suppose elections are all about posturing, inflating one's resume and casting aspersions on your opponent. Well, the most recent political mailer sanctioned by Greg Tisdel, candidate for a Snohomish County Council seat,...


Group working hard on Japanese Gulch plans | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: This open letter is to the supporters of the Japanese Gulch Group and community members to thank them for their continued support and to share a brief status report. In 2007, a small group of people undertook the focused task of... Full story


Firefighter benevolent fund raises over $3,000 | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: The Mukilteo Firefighter’s Benevolent Fund would like to extend a big thank you to everyone that came and supported the Diamond Knot Beach House Blonde ale launch event! Through this event, we were able to fundraise over...


Anecdotes inspired by latest Editor’s Note | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Your column on the AP Stylebook reminded me of two of my own anecdotes [“The AP Stylebook is my bible,” Aug. 5, page 4]: 1. When our journalism class at Northeastern University was introduced to the AP Stylebook in the early... Full story


Christians interpret the Bible in different ways | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Fenton Rees' letter to the editor [“Pastor misses main point of the Bible,” Aug. 5, page 4] in response to pastor David Parks’ column in the Worship section about his personal relationship with the Bible is a great examp... Full story


Pet store owner gives from the heart | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Sometimes when bad things happen, the best part of people is what can be seen through the rubble and the dust. After the fires in Saratoga Reach were extinguished, the owner of the two rescued dogs made a visit to Mukilteo’s...


A mayor’s take on summer school | Mayor's Message

With school starting in just three weeks, it seems like a good time to reflect on what I’ve done over this summer vacation. I’ve been fortunate to take a handful of trips to some exciting places:...


Box springs eternal | Chuck's World

My son is an arachnophobe, and he’s not alone. As with others, his reaction to spiders is irrational, extreme and very real. Lots of people don’t care much for spiders, particularly if they find...


Moody's, Standard & Poor's affirm county's bond rating | County brief

Moody's, as well as Standard & Poor's recently affirmed Snohomish County's bond rating and stable outlook. "This is great news for Snohomish County," said County Executive John Lovick in a press release. "Our strong local... Full story

 By Sara Bruestle    News    August 12, 2015

Neighbors rally to support victims of Harbour Pointe fire

Neighbors have rallied to help the families who were displaced by a fire that burned two homes in Harbour Pointe last week. Two were injured in the two-alarm fire that was reported around 2:30 p.m. Aug. 5 in the 5600 block of 110th Place S.W. in Muki...


Nonprofit helps kids play music for life

No student in the Mukilteo School District should be turned away from band or orchestra just because his or her family can’t afford an instrument. That’s the stand – no pun intended – Mukilteo Music4Life has taken since it formed a year ago. Th...


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