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Articles from the August 15, 2018 edition

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Pioneer Cemetery: What a view! l Travel Sketcher

Mukilteo Pioneer Cemetery has one of the best views in the city, a beautiful resting place for the early citizens. The plaque reads: "Jacob D. Fowler Born Dec.14, 1837 - Died Aug. 24, 1892 J. D....


No excuse for fake news rhetoric l Guest View

The plight of a grieving orca who continues to carry her dead calf for weeks is reported by the Seattle Times. The Spokane Spokesman-Review lets people know for the first time the Legislature is... Full story


Sponsored Feature: Aldercrest Rehab treats whole patient in hotel-like atmosphere

Medical professionals know that their clinical expertise in treating patients is only part of a formula for a successful road to recovery. Equally important are a variety of services that improve...


Drone seen flying illegally at Paine Field

A drone caused quite the stir at Paine Field last Wednesday, Aug. 8, when surveillance footage caught it flying illegally over the west side of the airport. According to a press release from Paine...


Historical Society honors 2018 Pioneer of the Year

The old adage is “never forget where you came from.” That rings especially true for Sharon (Bridget) Waddell Freeman, the Mukilteo Historical Society’s 2018 Pioneer of the Year, who the...


With no deal on the table, possible teacher strike looms

Another Mukilteo School Board meeting, another packed house full of upset teachers. Continuing the trend in recent months, teachers packed the district office on Monday night, voicing displeasure...


New ferry terminal project delayed yet again

Those waiting for the new ferry terminal in Mukilteo are going to have to wait even longer. According to Washington State Ferries spokesman Ian Sterling, the project recently received five bids for...


It’s a celebration at Night Out!

There was plenty of fun to be had at the 2018 National Night Out in Mukilteo on Tuesday, Aug. 7. This is the 50th year the event has occurred nationwide. Many cultures were on display, showcasing... Full story


Boys and Girls Club offers fall sports | Sports brief

The Mukilteo Boys and Girls Club is accepting registration for fall volleyball, soccer and flag football. Volleyball is for players in grades 3 through high school. The fee is $140 per player. Soccer is for players ages 4 through grade 6. The 4- and...


Local graduates play for Community College soccer teams

A number of Kamiak and Mariner High School graduates are continuing their athletic pursuits at Edmonds and Everett Community Colleges. Kailin Wiley (Kamiak) is joining the Edmonds Community College women’s soccer team. Cody McWilliams (Kamiak) and...


Seizing the dog days l Chuck's World

The days following the heliacal rising of the brightest star in our night sky, Sirius, the Dog Star, have been for millennia thought of as dismal, sometimes dangerous. It’s the most uncomfortable...

 By David Pan    Sports    August 15, 2018

Marauders earn 16 awards at annual cheerleading camp

Like the other teams and athletes that they will be supporting, members of the Mariner High School cheer squad have been busy preparing for the upcoming year. The Marauders attended a camp hosted by Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) last...

 By Ivan Tuttle    Opinion    August 15, 2018

Boys & Girls Club supporter needs help l Guest View

Rod LaFountaine is major supporter with both time and talents for the Mukilteo Boys and Girls Club. Please read the following message and consider helping if you are able. Rod LaFountaine got a massive electrical shock by 480 volts, plus he was...


Letters: Election and severance

Election reflection Thank you to everyone who sent encouraging notes, or took a few moments to visit during the U.S. Senate primary. I was very impressed by Washington voters. Emails were very kind and knowledgeable across parties. Frequent sympathy...

 By Gordy Arlin    General    August 15, 2018

If I knew for sure that I would die next month l Worship

(TIME): Please picture your servant at age 25. I am a happy Christian, in fact I'm on fire with it. In spite of my deep selfishness I've been compelled to be startlingly present to the real reality that every moment of my living experience...


Police Beat: 8/1-8/8

Aug. 1 Busted Officers contacted a male subject. He was arrested on warrants and booked into the Snohomish County Jail. 9100 block of 49th Avenue West. Warning An officer investigated an abandoned vehicle. The officer issued the vehicle a warning.... Full story


It’s almost time to register for school

School is just around the corner. Classes in the Mukilteo School District are scheduled to begin on Wednesday, Sept. 5. Students who are new to the Mukilteo School District must register at the school that serves their residence. If you are... Full story

 By Ellen Chappelle    A&E    August 15, 2018

A sneak peek at the Edmonds Art Studio Tour

Artists in and around Edmonds are preparing to open their studio doors for the 13th annual Edmonds Art Studio Tour Sept. 15-16. The free, annual, self-guided event, sponsored in part by the Edmonds Arts Festival, provides a glimpse into 15 private...


Primary election results in

Results from last week’s primary election are in and it appears all three incumbents for the 21st Legislative District will be moving on to the general election in November. The top two candidates in the primary – results are certified Aug. 21 ...


Wide variety of stylish J. Lawson Designs jewelry featured

Hair Products Galore & Gifts is proud to feature J. Lawson Designs authentic jewelry, which focuses on using sterling silver, semi precious stones, freshwater pearls and Swarovski crystals. Her designs are so easy to wear, simple yet unique. A...


Sunday savings at Harbour Pointe Express Lube

You can enjoy $10 OFF any service, and save up to 33 percent off regular prices at Harbour Pointe Express Lube. Swing on in seven days a week for all your vehicles’ lube, oil, and filter needs. Save time and money by avoiding the dealership.... Full story


Special deal for Boeing employees

Kiss of the Ocean, the newly opened restaurant in Old Town Mukilteo, is offering a special 15 percent off deal for Boeing employees on their first visit. We’re just eight minutes away! Whether you’re dining in or taking out, our menu featuring... Full story


Historic Flight Foundation founder injured in plane crash

John Sessions, the founder of the Historic Flight Foundation at Paine Field, was involved in a crash at a B.C. air show. Sessions was flying a de Havilland Dragon Rapide, a 1930s-era biplane, with... Full story


Thai Waterside offers delicious August specials

Mukilteo’s own Thai Waterside features a special menu for August – Pineapple Fried Rice and Party on the Beach (Stir fried seafood with yellow curry powder). Delicious! Conveniently located in a delightful Victorian home in Old Town, we are open...


Sno-Isle executive director search down to 3 finalists

Three finalists are in the running to be the next executive director of Sno-Isle Libraries. The finalists are: Tess Mayer Mayer is Director, Library Outreach, Programs and Services at the King County Library System (KCLS). Mayer joined KCLS in 2015....


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