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Articles from the October 9, 2013 edition

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Paine Field director named Airport Executive of the Year

Paine Field director Dave Waggoner earned high honors from the Northwest Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives – the group named him Airport Executive of the Year at its annual...


Q&A: Round 2 for final Mukilteo mayoral candidates

Incumbent Mayor Joe Marine and Councilmember Jennifer Gregerson are vying for Mukilteo’s top job in the November election. As before the primary, The Beacon asked the candidates to answer a... Full story


Q&A: Mukilteo council candidates talk city issues (Part 1 of 3)

As in past election seasons, The Beacon asked the City Council candidates to answer a questionnaire that focuses on some of the city’s most important issues. Since there are two candidates for each...


School Briefs for week of Oct. 9

Discovery plants fruit trees, veggie garden The wind was blowing and the rain was pouring on Sept. 28, but that didn’t stop students, parents and staff members Discovery Elementary from...


City Briefs for week of Oct. 9

Sunday hours at Rosehill unchanged – for now A City Council vote to change Sunday closing hours at Rosehill Community Center from 11 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. failed 5-1 on Monday. Rosehill’s Sunday... Full story


What Mukilteo candidates’ signs say about them

Just for fun, The Beacon asked Mukilteo designer Ron Hansen to analyze this election season’s political signs for their overall effectiveness and what they may say about the candidates’ political...


Young daughters help save father with CPR

Richard Blalock now knows you don’t have to be big to be a hero. He almost died, but was saved by two small ones. His daughters Lauren, 9, and Jenna, 8, helped his wife Sharon Blalock prevent him... Full story


'The circus has no set schedule...'

Senior Drum Major Lynne Onishi dances with a light-up umbrella in Kamiak Show Band’s finals performance of “Night Circus” during the Music in Motion marching band competition Kamiak hosted at... Full story


Kamiak beats Arlington in five games | Prep volleyball

The Kamiak volleyball team held off Arlington on Tuesday, Oct. 8 in a league match. The Knights won in five games with scores of 26-24, 23-25, 24-26, 25-14 and 15-9. Kamiak’s Alison Cantarano had five aces and 16 digs in the win, while Kat... Full story


Mariner falls to Monroe in three games | Prep volleyball

The Mariner volleyball team lost to Monroe on Tuesday, Oct. 8 in three games. The final scores were 25-20, 25-14, 25-11 for the Bearcats. Anya Golubitskikh had nine kills, nine digs and was a perfect 8-8 serving for the Marauders, while teammate... Full story


Mariner falls 10-0 to Snohomish | Girls prep soccer

The Mariner girls soccer team lost 10-0 to Snohomish on Tuesday, Oct. 10. The Marauders gave up three goals to Quinn Otteson, and two to Ellie Otteson, while Makenna Wheelr, Jessica Dubuque, Taylor Acuff, Jada Edelbrock and Anna Montemor all scored...


Kamiak defeats Arlington 3-1 | Girls prep soccer

The Kamiak girls soccer team beat Arlington on Tuesday, Oct. 10 with a 3-1 final score. Kamiak’s Baylie Lux-Lowry scored two unassisted goals, the first in the 27th minute of the game and second at the 30 minute mark, to live the Knights to a 2-0...


Kamiak beats Snohomish, Glacier Peak during Wesco meet | Girls prep swimming

The Kamiak girls swim team hosted a meet on Tuesday, Oct. 8 against Glacier Peak and Snohomish. The Knights won both, beating Snohomish 114-69 and Glacier Peak 126-60. Kamiak’s Angeline Dovinh won the 50 freestyle in 25.77 seconds, while Laura... Full story


Mariner beats Monroe 83-81 | Girls prep swimming

The Mariner girls swimming team earned a league win over Monroe on Tuesday, Oct. 8. The Marauders won 83-81. Mariner’s (no first names given) Sevigny, Vo, Lucien and Cedeno won the 200 medley relay in 2:27.89. Sevigny also won the 200 freestyle...


Smoke on the trail

I hiked the Oregon section of the Pacific Crest Trail in August. I spent the first week and some 50 miles hiking solo from Ashland, Ore. to Fish Lake Resort. I picked up the first re-supply package that I had mailed myself two weeks earlier, and I...


Elder abuse is topic of Oct. 23 meeting

A sad – and ugly – problem in modern society is the abuse of its older members. Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County, in partnership with Harbour Pointe Retirement Center, is hosting a discussion of elder abuse from 2:30-3:30 p.m.... Full story


Breaking the cycle for teens at Cocoon House

The community is invited to enjoy a dinner, live auction and desserts and, most importantly, an opportunity to help Cocoon House break the cycle of youth homelessness. The 8th Annual Evening in Silk Dinner and Auction is scheduled for 5:30-9 p.m. on...

 By Andy Muntz    Schools    October 9, 2013

School district to hold public meetings about construction proposal

The Mukilteo School District will hold two public meetings to discuss projects that may be included in a construction bond proposal to be presented to voters in February. The meetings will be held at Voyager Middle School, 11711 4th Ave. W. in south... Full story

 By Andy Muntz    Schools    October 9, 2013

A story of student-centered leadership

It had to happen sooner or later, says Sue Idso, fifth grade teacher at Mukilteo Elementary. After all, progress needs space and the land next to the playgrounds at her school was no exception. In spring of 2012, an entire forest that was just past...


Letters for the week of Oct. 9

Facts of Mukilteo development Editor, The Beacon: In response to Elaine Knapp’s letter regarding development in Mukilteo [“Not happy about development,” The Beacon, Letters, page 4, Oct. 2], I would like to offer some facts. The development on...


Wait not over for waterfront access

After attending a council work session a couple of weeks ago and learning the current plan (and I use the term extremely lightly) for development of the waterfront, I’m not expecting much benefit to Mukilteo for probably at least another decade.... Full story

 By Jim Miller    General    October 9, 2013

Help for seniors who are drowning in clutter

Dear Savvy Senior, My 67-year-old mother’s house has become a cluttered mess. Since my father died a few years ago, her house is so disorganized and messy with stuff that it’s becoming a hazard. I think she has a hoarding problem. What can I do?...


October surprises

If we trust the poets on this, and I see no reason we shouldn’t, autumn is the season in which we remember summer. It’s a time for nostalgia, for looking back on warmer and fuzzier times, when...


Community Events for week of Oct. 9

Oct. 9 Toddler Storytime 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Jump and bounce into a magical world of stories, music, and movements that nurture the desire to read in toddlers. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 18 months to 3 years. Caregiver required. Mukilteo...


United Way looking for volunteers for key committees

United Way of Snohomish County is looking for volunteers to serve on several of its committees. United Way is a community impact organization that has served Snohomish County for more than 70 years with a special focus on local health and human... Full story


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