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Articles from the September 23, 2015 edition

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Gulch runners pick up garbage, search for sash at event | School brief

The Cascade High School cross-country team met at the Mukilteo lighthouse before a traditional gulch run on Sept. 19. For more than 20 years, the cross-country team has been running in Japanese...

 

Liias named Transportation Champion for bipartisan leadership

Sen. Marko Liias, D-Mukilteo, has been named a Transportation Champion by the Association of Washington Cities. One of several legislators who were honored Sept. 14 by the association, Liias was chose...

 

10 win Lighthouse Festival parade awards | MukFest

This year’s Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival parade contest had 10 award winners. The Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival Association released the results Sept. 16. Two judges scored each parade entry on...

 

Dentist office honors veterans for Freedom Day

Dr. Nhi Pham likes to say thank you for her freedom with free fillings. Her dentist office was one of five in Washington state to host an event to say thank you to veterans on the nation’s biggest...

 

New Mukilteo guild spreading ‘smiles for miles’

Two Mukilteo high schoolers are doing what they can to spread smiles at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Hannah Greenough and Michelle Toom, of Mukilteo, founded the newest Seattle Children’s... Full story

 

Incumbent endorses opponent in school board race

As unorthodox as it may be, a Mukilteo incumbent is endorsing his opponent in the upcoming election. In the Mukilteo School District race, incumbent Ron Johnson has withdrawn and now endorses... Full story

 

Mariner earns first win over Cleveland | Girls prep soccer

The Mariner girls soccer team won their first game of the season on Tuesday, Sept. 22, beating non-conference opponent Cleveland at home. The final score wear 5-2 for the Marauders. Kendyl Hedberg scored two goals for Mariner during the win, with...

 

Kamiak beats Mariner in three | Prep volleyball

The Kamiak volleyball team beat district rival Mariner in three games on Tuesday, Sept. 22. The Knights won 3-0 (25-8, 25-9, 25-21). Mariner's Errin Hendrickson had seven kills and four digs during the loss, while teammate Auji Stringfellow had...

 

Mariner loses meet to Shorecrest | Girls prep swimming

The Mariner girls swimming team traveled to Shoreline on Tuesday, Sept. 22 for a meet against Shorecrest. The Marauders lost 136-38. Brianna Lucien won the 200 freestyle race in 2:01.18 and won the 500 freestyle event in 5:26.77. Contact Megan...

 

Schedule of community events for week of Sept. 23 | Around Town

Sept. 23 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....

 

Make love your first priority | Worship

This summer, as the U.S. Supreme Court was ruling on the legal status of same-sex marriages, the national Episcopal Church in the USA met for its triennial General Convention. At this convention, delegates and bishops approved liturgies for blessing...

 

Vendors needed for district’s craft fair | School brief

Help the Mukilteo School District F.U.N. Committee raise money for student scholarships by participating as a vendor in the 22nd annual Mukilteo School District Craft Fair, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7, at Mariner...

 

Get your child ready for kindergarten | School brief

There is still room available in afternoon classes at the Early Childhood Education Assistance Program (ECEAP), a preschool program that is hosted by the Mukilteo School District. If your child turned 3 or 4 years old by Aug. 31 and you meet income...

 

Most Mukilteo grads go to college, survey says | School brief

Nearly 60 percent of the students graduating from Mukilteo high schools attend either a four-year or two-year college, according to a recent survey. The study, prepared by BERC Group, used National Student Clearinghouse data to track college...

 

Tickets to foundation breakfast on sale | School brief

National best-selling author Deb Caletti will be the featured speaker at the Mukilteo Schools Foundation’s annual breakfast, to be held on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the Future of Flight Aviation Center at Paine Field. The author of young adult...

 

46th annual luau fundraiser is Oct. 3 | School brief

The Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club will host its 46th annual Luau & Silent Auction from 6 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Oct. 3, at the youth club on Second Street. Tickets are $30. The luau features a salmon dinner, live and silent auctions, danc...

 

Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of Sept. 23 | Police Beat

Sept. 16 Suspicious – 5000 blk 84th St. S.W. Officers were dispatched to a report of two suspicious white teenage boys at the backside of the complex near the dumpsters. The boys were reportedly just hanging out near the dumpsters, but the...

 

Beer garden boasts 4,000 attendees | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: The Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce enjoys participating in the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival each year. With the cooperation of the weather and the help of around 80 volunteers, the chamber was able to provide live music, dancing...

 

Editor, The Beacon: Yes, Mr. Nickerson… in many ways I am that neighbor [“We don’t need ‘gotcha’ politics here,” Letters, page 4, Sept. 23]. When a neighbor on 53rd Avenue W. was running a $1 million heroin operation out of his house, I...

 

We don’t need ‘gotcha’ politics here | Letter

This is an open letter to Mukilteo voters: I am deeply concerned that Jon Boyce is being considered as a final candidate for Mukilteo City Council in the upcoming elections. Unlike in national or state politics, I, like many voters try to put partisa...

 

Kudos for Mukilteo paramedic help | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: On Sept. 10, a severe two-car collision occurred on Whidbey, causing a complete blockage of the road and access to our hospital in Coupeville. In addition to the critical injuries there, several of those waiting in line on the... Full story

 

Meeting transportation needs of Snohomish County | Guest View

Snohomish County is one of the nation’s fast-growing counties. The Puget Sound Regional Council forecasts the county’s population will increase another 240,000 people by 2040 – that’s about 10,000 people a year. The future is looking crowded.... Full story

 

Five red grapes | Chuck's World

There are these juggling balls. I’m not sure where they came from, but they were in my daughter’s house, and so I did what came naturally. Anyone can juggle, you know. The trick is to give...

 

Snohomish County receives clean audit report

The Washington State Auditor’s Office gave Snohomish County an “unqualified opinion” – the best possible result a jurisdiction can receive – in its audit of the county’s 2014 financial statements and federal grants compliance. The auditor... Full story

 

County names interim executive, finance directors

Snohomish County Executive John Lovick appointed former Lynnwood city manager Loren Sand to serve as interim executive director on Sept. 22, filling Deputy Executive Lenda Crawford’s former position. Crawford replaced Deputy Executive Mark Ericks,...

 

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