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From the digital history books | Ferry Captain

One photo at a time, Sno-Isle Libraries is putting the region’s history online with its Digitize Our Community History Project. The archive includes photos from the collec- tions of the Snohomish,... Full story


Youth sports news veteran joins Beacon team

Beacon Publishing has named David Pan as its new sports editor. Pan most recently was the editor for Lynnwood Today and MLT News, two community news websites that focused on Lynnwood and Mountlake... Full story


Endeavour honors community’s veterans

Fifth grader Sophia Susanto, on piano, and music teacher Linda Wooding, on flute, perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Endeavour Elementary’s Veterans Day assembly on Nov. 6. This year, 39...


John Lovick: ‘I want to keep my options open now’

What’s next for Snohomish County Executive John Lovick? Lovick, former county sheriff and Mill Creek councilmember, was losing handily to challenger Dave Somers in a bid to retain his seat.... Full story


Superhero benefit is for 9-year-old liver recipient

Monty Huesca is one mighty 9-year-old: His nickname is “The Hulk,” and he has a new liver. He said it’s helped him to recover from liver failure and a transplant surgery by pretending he’s a...


Don’t miss ‘Fluid Traditions’ watercolor exhibit | Art & Appetite

If you haven’t been to the Cascadia Art Museum, you’re missing out. It completely exceeded my expectations. The museum’s mission is to focus attention on Northwest art from the 19th century to t...

 By David Pan    Sports    November 11, 2015

Kamiak's Roe wins state title

All Kamiak’s Taylor Roe wanted to do on Saturday, Nov. 7, was run to the best of her ability at the Class 4A state girls cross country championships. “My best is my best,” Roe said. Win or lose,...


The right motivations of holiday season | Worship

I have a bone to pick with the church, and I am fortunate enough to have the honor of sharing it with you. This time of year, Christian congregations – and all kinds of other charitable organizations – are making their big, end-of-the-year...


Harbour Pointe Middle School Students of the Month | October

The following students from Harbour Pointe Middle School were selected as the October Students of the Month. 6th grade: Eric Bae, Olivia Barton, George Smeby, Sabrina Kim, Mina Ky and Valentina Duran-Ibanez 7th grade: Randall Te, Alice Zhang,...


Local students in leadership positions at Gonzaga | School brief

Several Kamiak High School grads have become leaders at Gonzaga University. Five Kamiak grads are now serving as resident assistants: Conor Garside, Jenelle Sisco, Kevin Bowen, Ricardo Perez and Brittney Friend. In addition, Emma Turgeon, also a...


Local student named to Biola University's Dean's List | School brief

A student from Mukilteo was named to Biola University's Dean's List for academic excellence. Jackson De Vight was one of 1,566 students who were named to the Dean's List for spring 2015. Biola students are placed on the Dean's List... Full story


Odyssey Elementary to show ‘Inside Out’ | School brief

Odyssey Elementary’s PTA is hosting a Movie Night at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13, at the school. The PTA will be showing Pixar’s newest film, “Inside Out” which focuses on five emotions: anger, disgust, fear, sadness and joy. The story... Full story


Dine Out to benefit Olympic View Nov. 19 | School brief

Olympic View Middle School’s PTO is hosting its Dine Out fundraiser to support the school and its students. Take the night off from cooking and join the PTO at Panda Express, at 11610 Evergreen Way in Everett near Wal-Mart on Thursday, Nov. 19,...


Mariner Grad Night to feature laser tag | School brief

Mariner High School’s class of 2016 recently voted on Grad Night activities, and the results are in. Following the graduation ceremony, Grad Night will feature laser tag – complete with a multi-level maze, fog, glow-in-the-dark paint and music....


Mukilteo Elementary honors veterans at assembly | School brief

Mukilteo Elementary recently honored local veterans who served in the military from World War II to today. Its Veterans Day assembly, held Nov. 6, was completely student driven, from the emcees to the performances. The school choir sang several... Full story


School principal offers reading comprehension tips | School brief

The principal of Fairmount Elementary recently shared how to help students with their reading comprehension. Principal Tim Redmond offers the following tips to build reading skills by thinking aloud: “Fluent readers think about what they are...


High schoolers: Volunteer as a ¡La Chispa! mentor | School brief

Are you a high schooler looking to volunteer? Cascadia College is hosting a ¡La Chispa! – or “The Spark!” in Spanish – workshop next week to inspire Latino students in middle school to go to college. High school students are asked to...


Kamiak’s Winterguard to host 3 workshops | School brief

Kamiak High School’s winter colorguard is hosting workshops so that middle school students can try out for the team. The workshops will be held from 5-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, Tuesday, Nov. 17, and Wednesday, Nov. 18, in the Kamiak commons. No...


Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of Nov. 11 | Police Beat

Nov. 4 Narcotics – 11700 blk SR-525 An officer responded to the QFC for a narcotics complaint. The manager reported finding a small, black bag containing a pipe and several small pills. It was booked into evidence for destruction. Collision – 4700... Full story


Schedule of community events for week of Nov. 11 | Around Town

Nov. 11 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.... Full story


Mayor is manipulating city finances | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Mukilteo has operated at a $900,000 deficit during 2015. Are you as surprised as the council was to learn this last week? Mayor Jennifer Gregerson did not tell them. Gregerson presented her 2016 budget letter saying it was...


Preliminary budget yields unhappy surprises | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: The proposed preliminary budget left me a bit taken aback on two matters [“City Council disappointed with mayor’s budget,” page 15, Nov. 4]. The first was the mayor’s letter to us all in which she makes a point to blame... Full story


Our community center is no more | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: During the Nov. 2 City Council meeting, it was announced that Rosehill Community Center received two grants from the Lodging Tax Fund [“Mukilteo awards $290K in 2016 tourism grants,” page 5, Nov. 4]. That included $9,300 for...


$80,630 raised in breast cancer fight | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Thank you to the Red Cup Cafe and the band Blackjack Kerouac for raising breast cancer awareness and funds for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K run in October. Red Cup helped by donating 15 percent of the cafe’s...


Fire department apologized to 911 caller | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I am responding to the complaint published last week concerning the Mukilteo Fire Department [“Woman reprimanded for calling 911 to report fire,” Kudos & Complaints, front page, Nov. 4]. The author of the original email...


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