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The history of Mukilteo Historical Society l Muk Revisited

A small group of dedicated Mukilteo residents drew up Bylaws for the new Mukilteo Historical Society (MHS) in 1965 as a step towards incorporation in 1966. In 1967, letters were written to Senators...

 

Happy anniversary, Tricia! l Travel Sketcher

Today, Dec. 5, 2018, marks 31 years of travel with the best travel buddy anyone could ask for, Tricia. We were married in 1987, along the way we have had many wonderful adventures and we are... Full story

 

Congratulations Olympic View Students of the Month

Olympic View Middle School has named their Students of the Month for November. Their theme for the month was honesty. Students were chosen by OV staff for demonstrating exceptional character. Front...

 

Mayor Gregerson to run for Snohomish County Council

Mukilteo’s mayor is looking to succeed a former Mukilteo mayor. On Thursday, Nov. 29, Mukilteo Mayor Jennifer Gregerson announced her candidacy for Snohomish County Council for District 2, which...

 

2019 budget approval delayed 2 weeks

The city’s 2019 budget approval has again been delayed and will be pushed back until the Dec. 17 meeting, as it did not garner enough votes for approval. The Mukilteo City Council needs to have a... Full story

 
 By Brian Soergel    News    December 5, 2018

Strom Peterson proposes ban on plastic bags statewide

State Rep. Strom Peterson (D-Mukilteo), who led a successful effort to ban most plastic bags from retail stores in Edmonds nine years ago, now has a larger goal in mind: to ban them statewide. Last... Full story

 

Sights from Saturday's tree lighting

Enjoy some photos from the Mukilteo Tree Lighting ceremony that took place at Rosehill Community Center this past Saturday! All photos by Beacon intern Abby Dente....

 

Kamiak, Mariner drop season openers | Girls basketball

Kamiak got off to a slow start against Lynnwood and couldn’t recover. The Royals took a 22-10 lead after the first quarter and rolled to a 62-42 victory over the Knights in a non-conference girls basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Lynnwood High...

 

Kamiak senior Chung captures title at Edmonds Invitational | Wrestling

Kamiak’s Richard Chung surprised himself with a first-place finish at the Edmonds Invitational. Chung edged Edmonds-Woodway’s Baylor Denkinger 4-3 in overtime to claim the 113-pound title Saturday, Dec. 1, at Edmonds-Woodway High School. “I...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    December 5, 2018

Marauders optimistic about prospects for upcoming season | Boys basketball

The Mariner boys basketball team appears to have turned the corner. After difficult back-to-back seasons in which they finished at the bottom of the league standings, the Marauders look to be a team on the upswing. Mariner opened the season with an...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    December 5, 2018

Young Knights preparing for major growing pains | Boys basketball

It could be a little bit of bumpy ride for Kamiak’s boys basketball team – at least for the first couple weeks of the regular season. The Knights are facing a significant turnover with their roster, following the graduation of seven seniors, who... Full story

 

No more parking lots on the waterfront! l Our View

I recently enjoyed a short vacation in Newport Beach, California, where my wife and I rented an apartment on the Balboa Peninsula, a block from the ocean. Walking to the beach one day, I noticed one of the homes on the boardwalk was for sale.... Full story

 

Finding the hole in the story l Chuck's World

I was trying to find a way to leave my father out of this. It wasn’t personal; I was just trying to simplify the story, but then I noticed the date. My dad was born on Dec. 7 and died on Dec. 11....

 

Torah teachings about climate change l Worship

The Torah’s continued relevancy in the modern world amazes me. While I’m not claiming the Torah’s compilation of wisdom from 3,000 years ago anticipates global warming, I am saying it does offer ethical rules and values applicable to solving...

 

Opening doors for all Mukilteo students l Mukilteo Schools

In last month’s column, I wrote about the development of our equity policy and why we felt it was important to undertake an effort that ensures a high level of success for all students. I told you how diverse our school district has become, both...

 

Endeavour Elementary PTA to recognize students for outstanding works of art

Later today,Endeavour Elementary School PTA will host an awards ceremony at Endeavour to honor students for their imagination, creativity and interpretation of the theme “Heroes Around Me” in the 2018-2019 National PTA Reflections program. This...

 

Council approves contract for outside legal services

The Mukilteo City Council’s ongoing investigation into alleged misappropriate spending by Mayor Jennifer Gregerson took another step on Dec. 3 as they approved a contract with Kenyon Disend, PLLC....

 

Changes to Mukilteo waterfront coming in the new year

On Monday, Washington State Ferries selected IMCO Construction as the general contractor for the next stage of construction in the Mukilteo Multimodal Ferry Terminal Project. Valued at $49.7 million, this work will include the passenger building,...

 

3rd Children’s Memorial Service at Pointe of Grace is Sunday

Pointe of Grace Lutheran Church will be taking part in its third annual Compassionate Friends Worldwide candle lighting service on Dec. 9. “Candles are lit around the globe by the parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, sibling or friend of any child...

 

Tim Eyman files for bankruptcy

Mukilteo resident Tim Eyman, the well-known conservative political activist, has filed for bankruptcy, citing his lengthy, ongoing battle with State Attorney General Bob Ferguson. Eyman is perhaps...

 

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