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Five Jackson High School athletes sign collegiate letters of intent

On Wednesday morning, February 5, 2014, five Jackson High School athletes signed National Letters of Intent to attend college this fall.

On Wednesday morning, February 5, 2014, the following five Jackson High School athletes participated in a ceremony that included National Letters of Intent to attend college this fall:

  • Mary Charleson, Cross Country and Track, Seattle Pacific University (WA)
  • Jessica Rawlins, Cross Country and Track, Seattle Pacific University (WA)
  • Matthew Reinikka, Men's Soccer, Davidson College (NC)
  • Trevante' Robinson, Football, Sierra College (CA)
  • Nicholas White, Football, Dartmouth College (NH)

Smoke alarms alert couple to Meadowdale house fire

A couple and their three dogs safely escaped after smoke alarms alerted them to a fire in their home in the Meadowdale area of unincorporated Snohomish County on Monday, February 4, 2014.

A couple and their three dogs safely escaped after smoke alarms alerted them to a fire in their home in the Meadowdale area of unincorporated Snohomish County on Monday, February 3, 2014.

The fire in the 4800 block of 164th St. SW was reported by the homeowners at about 11:40 pm. They told firefighters the smoke alarms woke them up. Firefighters could see smoke and flames in the attached garage when they arrived.

Don’t let a DUI ruin the excitement of a Seahawks Super Bowl win

Troopers will be out in force in Snohomish, Skagit, Island, and Whatcom counties looking to remove impaired drivers from the roadways. Don’t ruin the thrill of the Hawks run at a championship by getting arrested for DUI.

The Seattle Seahawks play the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday, February 2nd (depending on the weather)! 

Even though the game is being played clear across the country, there will be plenty of excitement around Washington.  The Washington State Patrol (WSP) would like to remind both the die-hard Hawks fans as well as those fair-weather football fans to enjoy the game and have a blast doing so; but also to plan ahead for travel before and after the game.

Stage 1 burn bans lifted for Pierce and Snohomish Counties

Effective 10:00 am, January 27, 2014,
 burn bans lifted for Pierce and Snohomish Counties. The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is lifting the Stage 1 air quality burn bans for Pierce and Snohomish counties.

Effective 10:00 am, January 27, 2014,
 burn bans are lifted for Pierce and Snohomish Counties.

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is lifting the Stage 1 air quality burn bans for Pierce and Snohomish counties.

The Clean Air Agency appreciates the public's cooperation with the burn ban and encourages people to check current air quality and burn ban status before they burn. Conditions can change quickly this time of year.

Gateway Middle School robotics team advances to Washington State semi-finals

On Saturday, January 18, 2014, Gateway Middle School’s robotics team placed sixth in the FIRST Lego League competition. As a result, they are advancing to the state semi-finals, Sunday, February 9th at Henry M. Jackson High School.

The Gateway Lego Guardians get ready for the next competition on February 9th.

On Saturday, January 18, 2014, Gateway Middle School’s robotics team placed sixth in the FIRST Lego League competition. As a result, they are advancing to the state semi-finals, Sunday, February 9th at Henry M. Jackson High School, hosted by Jackson’s own Jack in the Bot robotics team.

Seven apply for Everett School Board position appointment

When the deadline closed at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 23, 2014, seven Everett School District residents had submitted application materials for Everett Public Schools Board of Directors Position 4. They are Zach Anders, Michelle Black, Daniel Mills, Traci Mitchell, Arletha Northrop, Kristine Petereit, and Rodman Reynolds.

School board to review application materials on Friday, January 24th.

When the deadline closed at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 23, 2014, seven Everett School District residents had submitted application materials for Everett Public Schools Board of Directors Position 4. They are Zach Anders, Michelle Black, Daniel Mills, Traci Mitchell, Arletha Northrop, Kristine Petereit, and Rodman Reynolds.  Position 4 became available in early January when former board member Jessica Olson announced her resignation.

Mill Creek Food Bank looking for part-time lead volunteer

The Mill Creek Food bank is looking for someone with some spare time who wants to give back to the community. Bill Kraut of Volunteers of America at 360 593-2873.

The Mill Creek Food bank is looking for someone with some spare time who wants to give back to the community.

The successful lead volunteer will work 12 to 15 hours a week to schedule other volunteers, help with food distribution, and create month end reports. Interested parties should contact Bill Kraut of Volunteers of America at 360 593-2873.

Barbara Athanas, Rotary Club of Mill Creek’s Food Bank representative, believes the community’s need for the food bank is great, “Our numbers continue to grow each and every week; and as the food stamp program shrinks, our lines will grow. We are always looking for monetary donations to help cover our monthly expenses and, of course, food donations and drives are what keep us alive.”

“Anyone interested in helping can please leave a message on the food bank phone at 425 582-5154 or contact Bill Kraut.”

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