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Articles from the November 7, 2018 edition

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Icons of Mukilteo l Travel Sketcher

Ivar’s, a Seattle area classic, and the Mukilteo-Clinton Ferry, part of the Washington State Ferry system, unique in our country, sketched from Arnies Restaurant. We are so blessed to live in this... Full story


Early Mukilteo hotels l Muk Revisited

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, visitors to Mukilteo had several choices of where they could stay that are no longer present here. The first of these was Fowler’s Hotel, which once stood on... Full story


Congratulations Olympic View Students of the Month October 2018

Olympic View Middle School has announced their Students of the Month for October. The theme for October was “Respect.” Students are chosen by the Olympic View staff for demonstrating exceptional... Full story


New Mukilteo ferry terminal building takes shape on the waterfront

The stage is set, the foundation laid. The outlines of the new Mukilteo ferry terminal building are finally visible on the Mukilteo waterfront, one-third of a mile east of the current building.... Full story


Potentially largest custom gas fireplace ever built

Travis Industries may have made history recently as they completed work on a 66-foot DaVinci custom gas fireplace. To Travis Industries' knowledge, it is the largest gas fireplace ever built. The...


Brother of Anna Bui files wrongful death suit

A second wrongful death suit has been filed against Allen Ivanov and his parents, this time by the brother of Anna Bui. Also mentioned in the suit are Cabela’s, and the Bratvolds, owners of the... Full story


Annual craft fair brings out large crowd

The Mukilteo School District held their 25th Annual Mukilteo School District Craft Fair at Mariner High Saturday, Nov. 3. More than 130 crafters were on scene, covering the entirety of Mariner’s... Full story


Leave the bottle, take the ballot l Chuck’s World

Every week, I write this column, fold it up, shove it into a bottle, and toss that bottle as far as I can into Puget Sound. And every week, some guy in a uniform writes me a citation for littering. He...


Thank you and farewell from the Japanese Gulch Group l Guest View

With hearts full of gratitude, the Japanese Gulch Group wishes to thank you for years of support and faith that together we could, and did, make a difference! Now it’s time to say goodbye because our nonprofit has accomplished its mission and is... Full story


Two hummingbirds and a leafless tree l Worship

One day last week I was sitting at my kitchen table enjoying my morning coffee. It was one of those November mornings where a hot cup of coffee with pumpkin spice flavoring was satisfying not only for how it tastes and for how its aroma filled the... Full story


Letters: Paine Field, fake news, Girl Scouts, and city spending

Mukilteo getting the short end The public hearing, held last Monday night at the Lynnwood Convention Center, for the Paine Field Supplemental Draft EA was yet another farce intended to give citizens the idea that our concerns mattered. The people... Full story


Police Beat: 10/27-11/1

Oct. 27 Lost and found An officer received found personal property. It was placed into evidence. 10500 block of 47th Place West. Vehicle prowl An officer responded for a vehicle prowl. The case is under investigation. 11700 block of the Mukilteo... Full story


Addressing equity is a long-term team effort l Mukilteo Schools

The Mukilteo School District has become a richly diverse place over the past several years. Our school district is vastly different than it was when I arrived in 2000. We truly are educating students from around the globe, with students who speak a...


MOU signing delayed

Two weeks ago, former Mukilteo Mayor Emory Cole wrote a Guest View column for the Mukilteo Beacon regarding a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the South Whidbey Port District (SWPD), Port of Everett, and the Tulalip Tribes to allow SWPD to... Full story


Knights place second at districts | Girls swimming

Kamiak’s Elli Straume and Ava Collinge each won two individual events at the 4A District girls swimming and diving championships. Straume claimed the 200- and 500-yard freestyles, while Collinge captured the 100 butterfly and the 200 individual...

 By David Pan    Sports    November 7, 2018

Kamiak goes 1-1 to open district play | Volleyball

After losing a lead and dropping the first set in its district opener, Kamiak refocused. The Knights bounced back to defeated Skyline 24-26, 25-16, 25-16, 25-15 in a Wes-King 4A volleyball tournament match Saturday, Nov. 3, at Lake Stevens High Schoo... Full story

 By David Pan    Sports    November 7, 2018

Kamiak girls finish strong at state championships | Cross country

As two Kamiak veterans closed out their high school careers, a new face emerged at the state girls cross country championships. Freshman Emma Arceo finished seventh at the 4A meet Saturday, Nov. 3, at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco. Seniors Alicia...


Lotmore and his supporters to Liias: Return the money

As the election season wound down, Mario Lotmore, the Republican candidate for the 21st Legislative District state Senator position in Tuesday’s general election, staged an event outside Mukilteo... Full story


City accepts state grant for Peace Park

Editor’s Note: This story pertains to a business item at the Oct. 29 Mukilteo City Council special meeting. There was not enough space to run it in last week’s paper, but as the Peace Park has...


City reaches agreement with fire union

The Mukilteo City Council approved a new collective bargaining agreement between the city and the local fire union on Monday, but only after lengthy discussion on the CBA and other fire department... Full story


WSF’s long-range plan released

Washington State Ferries recently released its 2040 long-range plan, an update from 2009, which addresses increased ridership, among other issues, under the WSF umbrella. With the new Mukilteo ferry...


Mariner’s fall play, ‘The Will and The Spirit,’ starts this week

Mariner High School drama students are excited to present their fall production of “The Will and The Spirit,” by David Meyer. In this ghostly tale, Neal Downer doesn’t believe in ghosts and is forced to stay the night in a dilapidated mansion... Full story


Mukilteo woman’s book is released

Susie Crosby, a Mukilteo resident, has released her book, “Just One Word: 90 Devotions to Invite Jesus In,” with the goal of helping Christians who don’t have much time in their busy schedule. Her book is aimed towards readers who are finding...


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