Articles from the December 23, 2015 edition

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Student carolers visit local retirement centers | School brief

Students from all three Mukilteo high schools recently visited local retirement centers to spread holiday cheer to the residents who live there. Twenty ACES students sang 15 songs to residents of...


Rotary Club recognizes 3 students of the month

Kamiak senior is a ‘born leader’ The South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary Club has named Abra Lindstrom as its Kamiak High School Student of the Month for December. She was recognized for her accomplishm...


Mukilteo collects record number of shoebox gifts

Thousands of children will soon experience the joy of Christmas, thanks to the Mukilteo community. Residents packed empty shoeboxes with small items like toys, school supplies and hygiene items for... Full story


Boating safety holiday gift ideas from the Coast Guard

The U.S. Coast Guard has compiled a list of boat safety-themed items for the holiday season, putting the real holiday savings in saving the lives of those you love. The Pacific Northwest is known for...


Former Beacon intern headed to Washington, D.C.

A former Mukilteo Beacon intern has an internship this summer at The Washington Post. LaVendrick Smith, a Mariner High School graduate, interned with The Beacon in high school from 2011-2012. He will... Full story


County Council against another Paine Field museum

The Snohomish County Council has voted against a proposed historic aircraft aviation center at Paine Field. The founder of Historic Flight Foundation had proposed a five-building Historic Aviation...


Mukilteo police officer recovering from stroke

A long-time and well-regarded Mukilteo police officer is recovering slowly, but surely, from a debilitating stroke he suffered a month ago. Lance Smith, 50, suffered an embolic stroke Nov. 21 at his B...


Kamiak wrestler ahead of her opponent

Kamiak’s Ally de la Cruz tries to put a headlock on her Monroe opponent during a Wesco 4A dual meet Dec. 16 at Mariner High School. The Bearcats defeated the Knights 45-24, but de la Cruz won a...

 By David Pan    Sports    December 23, 2015

Mariner runs out of gas against Shorewood | Girls basketball

Mariner battled hard against Shorewood but, in the end, the Thunderbirds’ size advantage was too much for the Marauders to overcome. Four players scored in double figures to lead Shorewood to a 61-44 victory over Mariner in a non-conference girls... Full story

 By David Pan    Sports    December 23, 2015

Kamiak's swim veterans, newcomers both performing well

The Kamiak boys swim and diving team headed into the holiday break on an upbeat note after posting a pair of dual meet victories over Mariner and Shorecrest. The Knights easily handled district rival Mariner 128-55 in a Wesco 4A clash Dec. 15 at...

 By David Pan    Sports    December 23, 2015

Kamiak looking to get healthy over the holiday break | Wrestling

The holiday break sure came at the right time for Kamiak’s wrestling team. The Knights were missing four starters from the lineup against Monroe and Lake Stevens during a Wesco 4A double dual meet Dec. 16 at Mariner High School. As a result, both... Full story

 By David Pan    Sports    December 23, 2015

Hard work pays off for Mariner at Lynnwood Classic | Wrestling

The Mariner wrestling team wrapped up a busy week with a strong performance at the Lynnwood Classic. Two Marauders – Levi Weaver (126 pounds) and Cayden Herbert (220) – won championships, and four of their teammates finished fourth or higher at...


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

Dec. 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....


The late service on Christmas Eve | Worship

Some have tears in their eyes, some look as if they are asleep on their feet. Some are wrestling with young children, and some are bent over with hands locked in a white-knuckle grip on the pew in front of them. Aging hips make it difficult to... Full story


Kamiak honors December students of the month

The following students were selected by Kamiak High School staff as Students of the Month for December, due to their outstanding academics, school and/or community leadership and activities and/or athletics. They recently enjoyed lunch in their...


Director wins state education research award | School brief

The Mukilteo School District’s director of assessment and program evaluation has won an award from the state Educational Research Association. Pete Bylsma was recently presented with the Gordon B. Ensign Award by the Washington Educational... Full story


7 Mukilteo teachers earn national certification | School brief

Seven Mukilteo teachers are among 329 teachers statewide to achieve certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. The state of Washington has the largest group of new national board certified teachers in the nation for... Full story


District appoints principal of new elementary | School brief

The current principal of Picnic Point Elementary has been appointed as the first principal of the school district’s new elementary. Lynn Olsen will be the principal of the new Lake Stickney Elementary when it opens for the 2016-17 school year....


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

Dec. 16 Vehicle Prowl – 9600 blk Harbour Pl. An officer responded for a vehicle prowl report. Sometime during the previous night a hotel guest’s work van was broken into. About $2,000 in tools were taken. The hotel has requested extra patrol in... Full story


Sector 3 plans would add to drainage issues | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Tiscareno Associates' plans for apartments at Sector 3, the lot next to the Staybridge Hotel, will not only add more traffic to the Mukilteo Speedway and add more students to our overcrowded schools, it will also be a huge...


Attend Pacific Seafood meeting Jan. 5 | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: In response to the strong community interest in the proposed Pacific Seafood processing plant on 44th Avenue W., the company (not the city) will be hosting another information meeting [“Residents don’t want seafood plant...


Airport transformation would be tragic | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: The problem is that once a commercial terminal comes to Paine Field there is no cap on growth or local control of the impacts [“Paine Field growth is way of future,” Letters, page 4, Dec. 16]. Mr. Hanson, that may be fine for...


How to prepare yourself for winter driving

Winter has hit the passes in full force right before college students are heading home for winter breaks and families are preparing for holiday road trips. If you’re planning to travel over the passes make sure you’re prepared for winter driving...


Celebrate New Year with guided hike Jan. 1

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the community to celebrate the New Year with First Day Hikes taking place at more than two dozen state parks on Jan. 1. In the spirit of the new year, Washingtonians are encouraged to start...


Recycle Christmas trees for free at EvCC | Holiday brief

Everett Community College is recycling Christmas trees for free Jan. 4-29. Trees can be dropped off between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays. Trees must be free of decorations, tinsel and other non-biodegradable materials. No flocked trees will be...


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