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The Year In Review

ARLINGTON — Residents of Arlington will remember 2012 for a variety of reasons. Here are some of the stories that appeared on the pages of The Arlington Times in 2012. January 4 Arlington’s annual Santa Run for 2011 ended on Dec. 16, with approximately 6,500 pounds of food and almost $900 in cash collected for the Arlington Community Food Bank. The Arlington Santa Run is a 22-yearold community tradition that runs for a number of nights in December to bring Santa and a bit of holiday cheer to the otherwise dark and dreary nights, all the while collecting food and monetary donations for the Arlington Community Food Bank. January 11 “It’s wonderful to see so many people here on a night when we’re not talking about the budget,” newly sworn-in Arlington Mayor Barbara Tolbert said at the Jan. 3 Arlington City Council meeting. “This is your Council.” While incumbent Council members Steve Baker, Dick Butner, Marilyn Oertle and Chris Raezer once again recited their oaths of office,

which fellow Council member Debora Nelson had already delivered for the first time on Nov. 21 of last year, the Council’s first meeting of the New Year also marked the first swearingsin of Council members Ken Klein and Randy Tendering, as well as Tolbert herself. January 18 Arlington Pharmacy General Manager Cory Duskin has inspired a piece of legislation, sponsored by state Rep. Kirk Pearson, that they both hope will help provide less expensive and more attentive health care for pharmacy patients throughout the state. Many people have never heard of Pharmacy Benefit Managers, but according to Duskin and Pearson, the PBMs’ decisions can impact the quality of prescription drugs and pharmacy services that pharmacy customers receive, as well as the prices they pay for them. Both Pearson and Duskin expressed concerns about the fact that PBMs are the only health care profession that’s unregulated within Washington state, and pointed to the 23 other states that have adopted legislation similar to House Bill 2303,

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The American Legion Post 76 of Arlington led the Memorial Day Parade on May 28, 2012. which was introduced on the floor Jan. 11 with Republican Pearson as its primary sponsor and two Democratic representatives cosponsoring it. January 25 The three-day weekend for Martin

Luther King Jr. Day turned into a full week’s worth of snow-days for many Arlington residents, but even as the snow finally stopped falling and SEE 2012, PAGE 7

Food Bank clients treated to song, soup BY KIRK BOXLEITNER kboxleitner@marysvilleglobe.com

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From left, Arlington High School DECA students Caleb Byrum, Shane Kerschner and Erick Simpson sort food into Christmas meal baskets at the Arlington Community Food Bank on Dec. 21.

ARLINGTON — The Arlington Community Food Bank was literally singing with holiday cheer on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. Richard Daniels’ guitar-strumming and crooning lent a festive musical accompaniment to volunteers from the Lifeway Foursquare Church and the Rocket Alley Bar & Grill serving meals to Food Bank clients while they waited in line outside to pick up their Christmas meal baskets inside. “We’re already here outside the Food Bank on the last Tuesday of every month, but this is a unique day for us,” said Pastor Chad Blood of the Lifeway Foursquare Church.

“We must have served several hundred bowls of soup.” Blood sees the number of Arlington residents who need to rely upon resources such as the Food Bank during the holidays as evidence that people aren’t doing enough to help each other out throughout the rest of the year. “We should recognize that Christmas is about the responsibility of giving of ourselves,” Blood said. “We need to make a concentrated effort to take care of people. Our church doesn’t ask people to go through a door. Instead, we go to where people are at. I love that this season refocuses our priorities on where they need to be, but SEE Food, PAGE 2

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Eagle Festival calls for eagle photos, nature art and nature poems ARLINGTON — The Arlington-Stillaguamish Eagle Festival is proud to announce the return of the Eagle Photography Contest and Nature Art Show, presented by the Arlington Arts Council and the city of Arlington, as part of the Eagle Festival itself on Friday, Feb. 1, and Saturday, Feb. 2. Photos submitted for

the Eagle Photography Contest will be featured in the Nature Art Show, which also includes nature art in all media. Along with a $100 cash prize, the winning eagle photograph may also be displayed on the city’s website, featured in the city newsletter or used in other ways to promote the city and future Eagle Festivals. The contest is open to all

photographers of all skill levels who are Snohomish County and Camano Island residents. The Arts Council is also seeking other nature art to be displayed at the Nature Art Show during the Eagle Festival. Artists are encouraged to submit up to three pieces of art depicting nature. Adults who win the Best in Show award will

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shortly before Thanksgiving and finished gathering on Friday, Dec. 14. “We had a lot more freshman involvement this year, since this is the largest freshman class we’ve had in a while,” said Erick Simpson, himself a freshman DECA student. “They say kids can’t do much, but we can still help, and this is the proof.” Sue Keezer of the Arlington Community Food Bank added that an unexpected last-minute donation of 1,000 pounds of ham from the employees of the Angel of the Winds Casino allowed the Food Bank to meet its meat needs for all 350 of its Christmas meal baskets, which she doubts the Food Bank would have been able to fill otherwise. “We’re glad to have such a giving community that’s so supportive of others in need,” Keezer said. “Especially since the need is even greater this year.”

Steve Saunders, left, and Jamie Stupey of the Rocket Alley Bar & Grill serve up soup to Arlington Community Food Bank clients while they wait outside to collect their Christmas meal baskets on Dec. 21.

from 5-8 p.m. on Feb. 1, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 2, at Magnolia Hall, located at 225 E. Third St. in downtown Arlington. The annual Nature Poetry Contest is presented by FogDog Gallery and the Friends of the Arlington Library. The contest is open to all residents of Snohomish County, and there are two divisions; adults, and youth

17 years and younger. The subject of the poems will be nature-related, and eagle poems are encouraged. FogDog is sponsoring first prizes of $50 each for youth and adults. To enter the contests, please download application forms and additional information at http://arlingtonwa.gov/eaglefest, or call 360-403-3448.

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too many people are hurting and in need for this not to be important to us every day beyond Christmas.” Steve Saunders, owner of the Rocket Alley Bar & Grill, joked “my face turned purple” when he was asked if he could make soup for 500 people, but he soon realized that “I’d just been waiting for someone to ask me to help the Food Bank all along. Arlington’s been great to me, so I think I’ll be a fixture at these events.” The Arlington High School DECA students were singled out for praise by Food Bank volunteers for beating the total donations generated by this year’s “Santa Run,” since the Arlington firefighters collected approximately 5,800 pounds of food, while the AHS DECA students delivered an estimated 6,500 pounds of food on Dec. 21, that they’d begun taking in

receive $100, while youth 17 years and younger who win the Best in Show award will receive $50. A ribbon will be presented to the People’s Choice winner. The fee to enter is $5 per piece, with a limit of one eagle photo per person. The show is open to all, with no admission fees, and opens with an Artist Reception and Wine Tasting


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People Helping Horses agrees to changes made by Attorney General’s Office kboxleitner@marysvilleglobe.com

ARLINGTON — The former executive director of People Helping Horses in Arlington has recently settled with the Washington State Attorney General’s Office after an investigation into the Snohomish County horse rescue’s management, and following the installation of new controls on the organization’s fundraising and financial practices, but the non-profit’s ousted leader still takes issue with the allegations levied against her. A December 2011 tip from a concerned citizen led the Attorney General’s Office to look into People Helping Horses, which had raised more than $1 million the previous year, and its executive director at the time, Gretchen Salstrom. The Attorney General’s Office reported finding multiple violations of the state’s

Consumer Protection Act, which bars misleading and deceptive business practices, as well as violations of the Charitable Solicitations Act, which governs the fundraising practices of non-profits. “Gretchen Salstrom was helping herself to money intended to help horses,” said Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna, whose office accused Salstrom of misusing charitable funds. “She used the group’s money to pay for her own horse and dog-breeding business, and used the non-profit’s credit and debit cards for questionable travel and entertainment expenses.” “Once we discovered the inappropriate use of funds, we took action to correct the situation,” said Sue Moore, a member of the People Helping Horses Board of Directors. “The two newest Board members sought legal counsel to assure all actions were within the law. This is

disappointing since it was not in alignment with our mission statement and not what the organization was created to do. It’s very, very sad.” In a settlement sent for filing on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, People Helping Horses has agreed to use solicited funds for the specific animals and programs mentioned in its appeals, and to audit its finances, while Salstrom has been barred from leading a Washington state non-profit for 10 years as part of her settlement with the Attorney General’s Office. “In fundraising appeals, People Helping Horses said they offered a therapeutic riding program for kids with health challenges, even though they had terminated the program,” said state Assistant Attorney General Sarah Shifley, who handled the case. “They claimed they partnered with other horse education programs and schools. They said they

Life Skills Leadership class takes a trip to Olympia

BY KIRK BOXLEITNER kboxleitner@marysvilleglobe.com

MARYSVILLE — Thanks to a recently completed campaign of fundraising throughout the community, the students of the Life Skills Leadership class at Marysville-Pilchuck High School will be heading off to Olympia in the New Year. Jim Strickland, the teacher of the Life Skills class at M-PHS, explained that the purpose of the one-day trip — from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30 — is to give the students an opportunity to tour through Washington state’s capitol and meet with several of the state’s legislators. “Students will get firsthand experience advocating for the rights of citizens with disabilities,” Strickland said. “They will also have a chance to make their voices heard on other issues of concern to youth and our community.” For many of the Life Skills students, this trip will be their first time inside the state Legislature, but for 21-year-old Preston Dwoskin, who officially

received his high school diploma in 2012, those hallowed halls are familiar ground. “When students have never been there before, they learn so much from interacting with their legislators,” said Dwoskin, who’s visited Olympia as part of the Arc of Snohomish County’s leadership development program and spoken to the media about how proposed budgets could impact people with disabilities, like himself. “It’s one

checked up on horses after they were adopted from their shelter. None of that was true.” Among other agreements in the settlement, a consent decree in Snohomish County Superior Court, People Helping Horses will: n Not make misrepresentations to donors or potential donors. n Hold donations in segregated accounts and apply such funds for purposes stated in fundraising appeals. n Create and maintain records documenting the amount of restricted donations that it receives and how donations are used. n Implement financial controls, including prohibiting staff members from using the organization’s financial resources for personal use. n Obtain a financial audit by a certified public accountant every three years and provide it, upon request, to the Attorney General’s Office. n Provide management training to its executive director and any other exec-

utive-level employees. n Comply with all registration requirements of the Secretary of State’s Charity Program before soliciting and accepting donations. n Not enter into any contract, lease or other business agreement with Salstrom. n Not retain Salstrom in any capacity or place her on its Board of Directors. While People Helping Horses is liable for $50,000 in penalties, which are suspended as long as the organization follows the details of the settlement, Salstrom will pay $5,000 in attorney’s fees and faces penalties of $25,000 per violation if she fails to follow the injunctive portions of a separate settlement entered with her individually. For her part, Salstrom argued that more previous Board members of People Helping Horses should have been contacted by the Attorney General’s Office, “since all those funds were agreed upon by them,” and pinned the source of the initial complaints on “a dis-

gruntled employee who rallied the troops” against her. “The current Board members assured me that they’d keep the organization going, but they said it would just be easiest for the organization if I was gone from the public eye,” Salstrom said. “So I didn’t fight it. I just settled. There will always be people who don’t like me, but I stand 100 percent behind the work I did. We were audited every year by a CPA, and neither the CPA nor our original attorney found anything that concerned them. What a sad end to this organization’s great work.” “We often use the old saying ‘buyer beware’ when it comes to businesses,” McKenna said. “But this settlement shows that the giver ought to beware, too.” Before giving to a nonprofit, McKenna recommends checking the Secretary of State’s Charities website, at www.secstate.wa.gov/charities, in order to learn more about how specific charities spend their money.

thing to know who your legislators are and where their offices are located, but it means so much more when you see what kind of impact you can have just by talking to them. If we as people with disabilities don’t tell our stories, our legislators won’t know what pieces of the picture they’re missing.” Strickland thanked the community for supplying the $725 fee to pay for the trip’s only expense — bus transportation through Chinook Charter Services.

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Preston Dwoskin looks forward to seeing other students of the Life Skills Leadership class at Marysville-Pilchuck High School take a trip to the Washington state capitol in the New Year.

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It prioritizes funding by ment — the work of tribes, environsome concerns to stop development Baptist vene Jan. 14 in Olympia using the FIRST dollars of the mental groups, the timber industry of the new rate dead in its tracks. for a scheduled 105state operating budget for K-12 and state government — brought Tribes across the state have day legislative session, the eyes of education. It then funds K-12 protection to fish and wildlife habitat rejected Ecology’s proposed new the state Supreme Court will be education in a separate budget on private timberlands while also The Smokey Point Church Of Christ roundtable approach to revise the REP. 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On Jan. 5, 2012, priority before any other state In the meantime, tribes have begun government, business, environmensolution: fund education first! the court ruled in McCleary v. programs or operations” as talks with the U.S. Environmental tal groups and others to find a way K-12 education is funded in the other State of Washington that lawmakmandated by the state Supreme Protection Agency to help address forward in developing and implestate’s operating budget and must CoMMunity the problem. ers have failed to meet the state’s Court. menting a more truthful fish concompete for appropriations in The state says that 6.5 grams sumption rate. We all want a strong constitutional and paramount The Fund Education First that same budget from other state daily — roughly a single 8-ounce economy, but not at the expense of duty to “amply provide for the plan offered to the task force by operations, such as corrections, serving per month — is how much human health or the environment on education of all Washington chilour House Republican memhigher education, social services, fish and shellfish that we all eat. which we all depend. dren as the state’s first and highest bers would also meet the court health care, natural resources and That standard has been in place I urge our new governor and priority before any other state promandates and requirements of general government. Many years for more than 20 years. Oregon’s other elected officials to provide the grams or operations.” the House bills. 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Marysville Strawberry Concert Band hopes music lovers will hear ‘How Sweet It Is’ kboxleitner@marysvilleglobe.com

MARYSVILLE — After capping off 2012 with a pair of wellattended and well-received performances, the Marysville Strawberry Concert Band is taking a break for the winter holidays, but when they resume their Wednesday practice sessions from 6-8 p.m. at Totem Middle School on Jan. 9, the band’s conductors and instrumentalists hope to see a few more faces showing up to play. “Our concerts went really well,” said Nathan Sackman, who conducts the band with Peter Joseph, of the Friday shows on Nov. 30, at the Marysville Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Dec. 7, at Cedarcrest Middle School. “The band played well, and we got a very good showing. More people turned out than I had expected. From now on, it’s just practicing for the spring.” As the Marysville Strawberry Concert Band enters its second year, one of its biggest stumbling blocks remains the number of musicians in the band itself. It’s sent out fliers calling for wide varieties of clarinet, saxophone, horn and drum players, among other instrument chairs that Sackman and Joseph would like to see filled for future concerts, to make it a

proper 50-piece band. “We could just use a lot more percussionists in general,” Sackman said. “I’d like some more trombone players. When we’re absent a tuba player, the whole band’s sound just seems flat without it.” Sackman reassured nervous musicians that any and all experience levels are more than welcomed into the band. “We’ll always take anyone without auditions,” said Sackman, who invited both high school and college-level musicians, as well as those who are older and long out of practice. “It’s like riding a bike.” Julie Tapusoa temporarily lost the ability to play the flute after the removal of her wisdom teeth left her with nerve damage that numbed parts of her mouth and face, but she’s recovered well enough in the years since not only to play the flute at her church for special Christmas concerts, but also to teach others how to play the instrument. “My opportunities to play for these last several years have not been challenging to my skills, but they have provided me continued chances to perform and keep myself playing at some level,” Tapusoa said. “I moved to Marysville in 2004 and wished it had a community band. When

I learned that a band had been formed [in 2012], I didn’t hesitate to join.” In 1959, Anna Kruse picked up a bassoon for the first time at the age of 9. For the next four years, she and her sisters competed in concert and marching band contests across the Midwest, and in high school, she continued playing in the marching band, the symphonic band and the pit orchestra for musicals. Although she decided not to pursue music as an adult career because “my talents were limited,” she began to reflect on how music had influenced her life when her own children started school. “I love being part of an ensemble of musicians of all ages and skill levels, who play for the simple love of making music each week and sharing it with others,” said Kruse, now a teacher at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, and formerly a member of the long-since-defunct Marysville City Band. “Every week I get to go back a little in time and be a band kid again — so long as no one asks me to march.” Melanie Shelton is a senior at M-PHS, but she started playing the trumpet in fifth grade. High school has seen her take part in a wind ensemble, a competitive

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The Marysville Strawberry Concert Band, which resumes its practices at Totem Middle School on Jan. 9, has more empty seats than they’d like for a 50-piece band. marching band, a pep band and a parade marching band for all four years, so when she found out that Sackman and Joseph were starting up a new band, she asked herself, “Why not?” “I gave it a try and was not disappointed,” Shelton said. “Mr. Joseph and Mr. Sackman are great teachers, and I have loved learning from them. I have also really enjoyed the music and the other community members. I am excited to see how much this band

grows in the future.” The Marysville Strawberry Concert Band wishes to thank Marysville Cleaners and Marysville Vacuum & Sewing for their support, and invites musicians who are interested in playing traditional concert music, show tunes, marches, selections from musicals and big band numbers to call Tapusoa at 425-344-1791, or email Sackman at nathansackman@msvl.k12.wa.us.

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where Miller had recovered the bird in the first place. March 28 Even after a build season that was shortened by a full week due to the first snowstorm of the year, the Arlington High School Robotics Club did better in the FIRST Robotics Competition at Qwest Field in Seattle this year than they’ve done since starting up in 2008. April 4 Arlington Mayor Barbara Tolbert and Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring not only delivered speeches and cut a ceremonial ribbon to commission the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Marysville on Sunday, April 1, but they also dedicated it by making some noise in a more boisterous way. April 11 In the midst of what state health officials have deemed an epidemic of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, Marysville and Arlington are leading the way in reported cases of the illness in Snohomish County this year and local health agencies aren’t taking this lying down. On Wednesday, April 4, the Cascade Valley Hospital served as the site for half a dozen nurses from the Medical Reserve Corps to administer free “Tdap” shots for four hours. “Tdap” is so named because a single shot prevents tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis, a.k.a. whooping cough. April 18 Close to three dozen volunteers gathered at Legion Park on Saturday, April 14, to help install a rain garden by the new restroom and visitor information facility on Centennial Trail. April 25 With both of the Lakewood School District’s levies in the April 17 special election passing as of that evening’s reported results, district Superintendent Dr. Dennis Haddock expressed cautious optimism about the fates of funding for school programs and operations, as well as capital projects and technology.

May 9 When the Olympic Theatre was built in 1939, the standard in showing motion pictures was 35 mm film. In the decades to follow, technology changed but film remained the same — until now. This year, major movie studios plan to cease production of film reels as they switch to digital, but equipping a theater with digital projectors is a costly endeavor and small theaters everywhere are feeling the pressure, including the Olympic Theatre, because switching to digital could cost owner Norma Pappas up to $100,000. May 16 The Arlington Cocoon House, a local emergency housing facility for teens in need, received picnic tables, a new vegetable garden and a barbecue just in time for summer, as part of the Keller Williams Realty’s annual RED Day event on May 10. RED Day stands for “Renew, Energize and Donate” and aims to be an annual show of commitment to local communities by Keller Williams associates who donate their time to help the cause. May 23 Those dropping by the Smokey Point Safeway store on Saturday, May 19, may have noticed an influx of workers buzzing around the place. That’s because the Arlington High School DECA Club was taking over the store for the day in order to learn the skills of running a business and to also raise money for a nonprofit organization, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. May 30

The crowd at several Arlington Memorial Day ceremonies gathered in the hundreds despite an unusually heavy rainfall on Memorial Day, May 28. Locals gathered on the sidewalks of Olympic Avenue — appropriately decorated with American flags on each lightpost — to watch the parade and to pay respects to fallen soldiers. Following the parade, spectators gathered at the Arlington Cemetery at 11 a.m. to honor those who gave their lives in combat. June 6 On May 19, the Regency Care Center became home to a much younger crowd than they usually serve. The four baby chickens in their new coop were only five days old at the time, and they won’t start laying eggs until this fall or winter, but in the short time since their arrival the new occupants have already endeared themselves to many of the seniors staying there. June 13 While overcast skies put a slight damper on this year’s attendance, the 13th annual Show ‘N’ Shine car show on Saturday, June 9, still drew hundreds of automobiles and onlookers to Olympic Avenue to help support Arlington’s local businesses and community service organizations. June 20 For the second year in a row, the graduating seniors of Arlington High School were heralded by dark skies and a cold downpour, as the AHS Class of 2012 donned complimentary rain ponchos for their outdoor commencement ceremony in the John C. Larson Stadium on Tuesday,

June 12. June 27 More than 1,000 people donned all shades of purple and circled the track at Arlington High School’s John C. Larson stadium for the third annual Relay for Life of Arlington on June 23-24. The relay, a nationwide American Cancer Society event, aims to raise funds for cancer research. Arlington’s Relay for Life raised a total of $249,933 this year, after an initial tally, although additional donations are expected to trickle in for the next couple of months. July 4 “The first time we heard of it, we both wondered, ‘What the heck is a Sound Garden?’” said Jeff Swanson, who nonetheless found himself helping his 14-year-old son, Trey, install the first piece of the Arlington Arts Council’s planned Sound Garden in Legion Park this summer. Trey Swanson was looking for an Eagle Scout project when he contacted city of Arlington Recreation Coordinator Sarah Lopez to see what he could do for the community this summer, but the Sound Garden has been on the Arlington Arts Council’s books for quite a while before that. July 11 Even before the fireworks show in the skies above the Arlington Boys & Girls Club that evening, this year’s Fourth of July celebrations in Arlington had one lucky couple seeing stars. The Grand Parade on Olympic Avenue drew 75 entries from throughout Snohomish County and beyond, with the See 2012, PAGE 15

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thanks to The Point Church the thrift store has somewhere they can hang their hat, along with all of their other clothes, for a full year in the meantime. February 29 In spite of the evening’s cold, wet weather, the Arlington Chapter of Dollars For Scholars raised only $73 less through their Feb. 21 fundraiser at Boston’s Gourmet Pizza Restaurant in Lakewood than the Everett Silvertips collected at that location during their “Tip a Tip” event the following night. “We didn’t actually have a goal, but I was kind of hoping for more,” Arlington Dollars For Scholars Chapter President Sandie Cooper said of the group’s first such fundraiser at Boston’s, which raised $300. March 14 A bill that passed the state House on March 6 before moving to the Senate promises to have profound impacts on a very specialized line of businesses in Marysville, Arlington and beyond. House Bill 2565 would require rollyour-own cigarette retailers — such as Marysville Tobacco Joe’s and Arlington Tobacco Express — to become certified and pay an annual certification fee of $100, as well as to purchase tax stamps to enforce the collection of taxes on tobacco products. March 21 Although the Sarvey Wildlife Center is located in Arlington, its all-volunteer staff is willing to go the extra mile, and then some, to help rehabilitate wild animals. That’s how Sarvey Wildlife Center rescue technician William Miller found himself plunging through icy cold waters on Dec. 22 of last year to catch a bald eagle whose twice-broken wing had left it emaciated and unable to do much more than low-level gliding. On Saturday, March 17, the work and resources of Miller and his fellow Sarvey Wildlife Center volunteers paid off when they were able to release that same eagle into the skies of Burien, at the Ed Munro Seahurst Park, near

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A look back at some of the Arlington and Lakewood sports stories of 2012 BY LAUREN SALCEDO lsalcedo@arlingtontimes.com

Arlington and Lakewood high schools consistently produce quality athletes out of their varsity programs. Both schools had state qualifying runners, wrestlers, golfers, football players and more. Here is a look back at some of the sports stories from 2012.

Arlington’s young runners make it to state

For most high school athletes, the opportunity to compete at the state level is a just a dream. For Arlington’s Emma Janousek and Cassidy Rude, it’s already come true. Freshman cross country runner Janousek and sophomore runner Rude, competed in the WIAA State Cross Country Championships on Saturday, Nov. 3, which was surprising even for themselves. “It kind of came as a shock at first but we got used to it,” said Rude and Janousek agreed. “When we started the season, state was a team goal and I was like, ‘Yeah right! There’s no way,’” she joked. “I had no idea.” There were turning points during this season that made each girl recognize their skill. “For me it was the Hole in the Wall Invitational at Lakewood,” said Rude. “I ran a 19:36, which was my personal record for the time.” For Janousek, she ran her personal best a few days later at the Bellevue Invitational. “The Bellevue Invitational was my PR at the time, but even before that I was surprising myself,” she said. Both runners beat their personal bests at the Bi-District Championships, also at Lakewood on Oct. 27, where they qualified for the state championships. Janousek finished in 10th place at 19:07.7 and Rude finishing in 15th place with a time of 19:10.1. At the state meet, Rude finished in 48th place with a time of 19:27.6, while Janousek took 70th place with a time of 19:51.3. But since they have a few years to keep getting better, they aren’t done dreaming of the next state championship.

Cougars advance to state for second year

For two years in a row, the Lakewood High School Cougar’s football team advanced to the state

playoffs, including 2012 when they finished their season with only two losses. The Cougars pulled out a victory on Friday, Nov. 2, as they faced Sedro-Woolley at Lake Stevens High School, and managed to clinch a close 21-14 victory over the Cubs and advance to state first round. Despite the close call, the Cougars still made some great plays, with running back Donovan Evans rushing more than 160 yards during the game and scoring two of their three touchdowns. Quarterback Justin Peterson scored a touchdown in the first quarter as well and threw a 63-yard pass to Evans for the first touchdown of the night. “We are the first team in Lakewood history to go to state in back to back seasons,” said head coach Dan Teeter. “I’m proud of them for how they’ve played.” Lakewood faced Capital on Saturday, Nov. 10 and lost a close 47-36 game as well as their chances of making it to quarterfinals. Luckily, the Cougars show skill and promise for the upcoming season, with junior quarterback Justin Peterson returning, as well as star running back Donovan Evans. Peterson was voted as the AllCascade Conference quarterback. Evans was honored as All-Cascade Conference first team running back and Brandon Stott was voted in as wide receiver. David Otte and Dylan Donohue were honored on the first team offensive line. Peterson was also named as the first team defensive back and Eric Murray made it as linebacker and Donahue was voted in on the defensive line. Randy Anaya made it to All-Cascade Conference specialists as a first team kicker.

Eagles head to state playoffs

For the third year in a row, the Eagles managed to top the Stanwood Spartans on Friday, Sept. 14, in an outstanding 60-0 victory. It was only the start of a successful season for Arlington, who finished with a 5-6 record overall. They pulled out a 35-21 victory over Mariner High School on Oct. 26, granting them a chance to compete in the first round of state playoffs against Kentwood on Friday, Nov. 2. The Eagles managed another victory against Kentwood, this time 21-14. They continued on to face Camas on Saturday, Nov. 10, but suffered a

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Lakewood’s running back Donovan Evans runs for a touchdown during a Sept. 14 game against Blaine, in which the Cougars won 22-20. 62-6 loss. Arlington’s quarterback Skylor Elgarico took the Wesco 4A North first team honor, along with teammate John Decker as running back and John Gettman on the offensive line. Elgarico also made it to the first team as a defensive back, while teammate Nathan Kehler was voted on as linebacker. Arlington’s Jayden Jira made it the second team as a wide receiver as well as a defensive back and Jared Lindberg was voted onto the second team offensive line. Matt Markezinis made it to the second team defensive line. The Eagles took second team specialists honors with Jared Alskog as kicker and AJ Passalacqua as punter. Deeshawn Benjamin was given an honorable mention.

Lakewood’s Peterson takes first place at state track meet

Justin Peterson is a multi-sport athlete at Lakewood High School, who dominates on the football field, basketball court and the track. The WIAA State Track and Field meet resulted in a big win for Peterson, who took first place in the triple jump and second place in the high jump. “He worked very hard and was very diligent about his training,” said LHS Head Coach Jeff Sowards. The meet took place over May 24-26 at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.

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Arlington’s Trent Sarver competes against Stanwood in one of the first matches of the 2012 season. Peterson, a junior, was the one local athlete who took a first place championship at the meet. “This is my third year working with Justin,” said Monica Rooney, also an LHS Head Coach, who is in charge of training jumps and sprints. “He is a really hard worker and a talented athlete. His skill has

progressed since he was a freshman.” Peterson was named an AllCascade Conference first team track and field pick for the high jump and the triple jump. Teammate Connor O’Kinsella was See YEAR, PAGE 9


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YeAR FROM PAGE 8 named to the All-Cascade Conference first team for javelin.

Eagles tennis tops regionals

The Arlington boys tennis team competed in the Wesco 4A North Division Tournament at Mount Vernon High School on Wednesday, Oct. 17, and advanced three players to the District 1 Tournament. “We had three players that qualified for districts,” said head coach Sean Cunningham. “Trent Sarver finished third in regionals at singles. He is 4A North all-league as a result.” Sarver defeated Lake Stevens’ Grant Schultz in the division tournament. One Arlington doubles team also advanced to districts. “Austin Brunkhorst and Alex Robertson finished fourth in regionals at doubles,” said Cunningham. “They also advanced to districts at Jackson.” Sarver, Brunkhorst and Robertson were defeated at districts, but Sarver, a junior, made it as a Wesco 4A North singles tennis first team player.

championships and had a successful year with the Eagles as one of the best high school golfers in the state. He was No. 1 in his division, Wesco 4A North, for points and No. 2 in all of Wesco 4A. Allen also took third place in the 31st Annual Bill Egbers Memorial Tournament on May 4, shooting 145 over 36 holes — just two strokes short of tying for first place. “That was a great accomplishment for me,” said Allen of the tournament. This spring will be his senior year as a high school golfer and he has some big goals. “I obviously want to make it to the All-Wesco First Team, I’ve made it every year so far,” he said. “This year I won districts for high school and WJGA, which was a huge accomplishment. My goal for next year is to win districts again and make it first in state.”

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Eagles junior quarterback Austin Wells drops back to pass during the first quarter of the season opener against the Tomahawks at Quil Ceda Stadium.

Arlington’s Allen wins Inspirational Golfer award

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Arlington’s Cassidy Rude, left, and Emma Janousek both competed at the state cross country championships.

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Anthony Allen competes during the Washington Junior Golf Association state championship tournament.

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Arlington High School golfer Anthony Allen began competing in the sport as an 8-year-old in the Washington Junior Golf Association, and almost 10 years later, on Aug. 8, he played his final tournament for the program. Allen competed in the Pacific Northwest Golf Association Junior Boys Championship, and although he lost in the final match, he ended his summer series on a high note. “Joan Teats was the founder of the WJGA, and every year they give out the Joan Teats Inspirational Golfer award,” said Tony Allen, Anthony’s father. “This year they gave it to him.” The award was of particular significance to Allen as this year marked his final year playing for the program, as well as the year that Teats passed away. “It really meant a lot to me,” said Allen. “The award is for being inspirational and I like to be looked up to. I always try to be helpful to the younger kids and volunteer time toward the program.” Allen finished in 10th place at the WJGA state

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ARLINGTON — Dr. Kristine McDuffy, superintendent of the Arlington School District, will be presenting the fifth annual “State of the District” address on Thursday, Jan. 31, at 6 p.m. in the Linda M. Byrnes Performing Arts Center, located at 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd. in Arlington. McDuffy will provide a report on the state of the district in relation to student learning, the district’s budget, facili-

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Mission Pipe Band coming down from Canada for its 25th year in the annual event, but it was local firefighter Erik Gustafson who stole the show, when he hopped out of his fire engine to surprise his girlfriend, Jacklyn King, by calling her out from the crowds lining the street to propose to her on the spot. July 18 Attendance was lighter than in previous years, and the weather presented a number of problems for event attendees and organizers alike, but the Arlington FlyIn still drew sizable crowds of both spectators and aviators to the Arlington Municipal Airport from July 11-15. July 25 School was out for summer, but that didn’t stop students from teaching other students from July 18-20 in the computer-aided design and wood-shop building behind Arlington High School. Four students and 11 student mentors from the AHS NeoBots Team worked with 39 students from all the elementary and middle schools in the Arlington School District, plus one student from Marysville and another from Sedro-Woolley, to teach them the essentials of robotics, and to promote science, technology, engineering and math topics in the process. August 1 The 65th year of the Silvana Fair on Saturday, July 28, was the first in more than 40 years to be held without longtime Fair Board President Roy Strotz, but Board Vice President Lynn Pattison doesn’t see the annual event slowing down anytime soon. “The Silvana Fair was bigger than ever this year,” said Pattison, who estimated that the fairgrounds behind the Viking Hall in Silvana drew about 3,000 attendees. August 8 Construction is underway at the Arlington Municipal Airport on a north-south road to alleviate traffic congestion

in Smokey Point and to provide an avenue to potential new business in the area. Jim Kelly, public works director for the city of Arlington, explained that the first phase of construction on what will become Airport Boulevard should be complete by the end of September, with an eye toward starting the second phase early next year, so that the road can be open during the summer of 2013. August 15 An estimated 1,200 attendees turned out for the Friday, Aug. 10, concert of the 23rd annual Stillaguamish Festival of the River, and Stillaguamish Tribal Chair Shawn Yanity believes the Festival’s three days at the River Meadows County Park this year more than kept pace with last year’s Festival. August 22 The Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Association is still kicking up its heels after 100 years, celebrating its centennial reunion and “Pioneer Picnic” on Sunday, Aug. 19, in the Pioneer Hall. The annual picnic is a tradition now maintained by the second- and third-generation descendants of the original pioneer families who first gathered in a grove of trees on the Schloman farm for the event. August 29 The community members who met at the Local Scoop Restaurant to “Save the Olympic Theatre” on Tuesday, Aug. 21, were able to agree on one thing; they have much more work ahead of them to do before they can proceed. “I would love for someone to finally take over the theater,” said Pappas, who’s run the Olympic for nearly 36 years. “I’ve tried to train people, but it hasn’t worked out. I’m there every single day for each showing, and it’s exhausting. I’m ready to retire.” September 5 Firefighters from Marysville, Getchell, Tulalip Bay, Arlington, Arlington Heights, Silvana and Lakewood were among

people, victims of human trafficking, on Saturday, Oct. 13, as her silent auction and spaghetti dinner fundraiser for “Not For Sale” kicked off at the Arlington First Baptist Church. October 24 After serving on the Lakewood School District Board of Directors since Dec. 5, 2001, Board member Ken Christiansen is resigning this year. Christiansen submitted a letter of resignation at the Oct. 17 Board meeting, and his resignation takes effect Dec. 19. October 31 The Saturday before Halloween was once again jam-packed with festive events on Olympic Avenue and beyond, as Arlington celebrated its Hometown Halloween all day on Oct. 27. November 7 The northernmost end of the Centennial Trail in Snohomish County was officially opened nearly 30 years after the Pathfinders Task Force first met to turn an abandoned railroad line into a community trail system that now spans 30 miles. November 14 Matthew Sheppard was 12 years old and had only four more days left in the school year, but that night, he was clinically dead for four minutes. On June 15 of this year, Matthew was sent to the office after telling his teacher that he was experi-

general property taxes, by the allowable 1 percent in 2013, during their regular meeting on Nov. 19. December 5 Olympic Avenue was packed with spectators on Saturday, Dec. 1, as the city of Arlington hosted its annual Hometown Holidays parade and celebration downtown. Hometown Holidays boasted holiday music, Victorian singers belting out Christmas carols, an old-fashioned bake sale and, of course, a parade featuring Santa Claus himself. The event also included the Carbajal family blood drive as well as the second annual Handmade Holiday craft market, hosted by the Arlington Farmers Market. December 12 Post Middle School and the Arlington Community Food Bank have added up the collection totals of the school’s holiday collection drive for the Food Bank. In one school week, Post Middle School students and staff members collected 1,534.5 pounds of food and $1,036 in cash for the Arlington Community Food Bank, with Post Middle School ASB Advisor and Leadership teacher Robin Foster crediting these totals to the Leadership students’ emphasis on the purpose for the collection drive, rather than on the competition to collect.

encing head pain, which led to a 911 call when his hand went numb. Within half an hour, by the time he reached Cascade Valley Hospital, he was paralyzed from the neck down. While being transported to Harborview Medical Center for an MRI, he stopped breathing, and after his arrival, he died for four minutes at midnight. November 21 Gary Ray, the pastor of the Oso Community Chapel who started the Trafton Community Co-Op with his daughter Randi, sees both organizations as serving the needs of large numbers of people who, if only due to where they live, would otherwise go woefully underserved. Perhaps nowhere is this more evident than in the Oso Community Chapel’s food distribution program. On Friday, Nov. 16, the week before Thanksgiving, this need was especially apparent in the increase of turnout from an average of 30 families, on the third Friday of every month, to 40 families checked in less than half an hour after the doors of the Oso Community Chapel had officially opened for that day’s food distribution. November 28 After a public hearing on Nov. 5 and further discussion during a workshop meeting on Nov. 13, the Arlington City Council voted unanimously to increase the city’s

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those representing 14 fire districts at a special meeting on Thursday, Aug. 30, to discuss the future of fire and emergency medical services in Arlington and North Snohomish County as a whole. September 12 Thousands of students, parents and staff returned to school campuses across Arlington on Sept. 5 and Sept. 6 for the first day of classes for the school year. A total of 5,576 students began classes last week at Arlington’s four elementary schools, two middle schools and two high schools. September 19 The Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Hall and Museum welcomed visitors to celebrate the return of their annual “Pioneer Days” on Saturday, Sept. 15. While the handson activities and artifacts drew attendees of all ages, what amused many parents and grandparents was how quickly their kids and grandkids took part in interactive demonstrations that the older folks had performed as chores when they were children themselves. September 26 Former Arlington Mayor Margaret Larson was treated to more than a few memories of her years of service with the Arlington School District and the city as the awardee of this year’s Lifetime Achievement breakfast ceremony at the Stillaguamish Senior Center on Wednesday, Sept. 19. October 3 “Look at all of them,” Chris Ray said, as her own children and at least a dozen others descended upon the playground sets outside of the former Trafton School house. “It’s almost like old times.” Old times were the focus of the Trafton Community Co-Op’s celebration on Saturday, Sept. 29, as they commemorated the former Trafton School house’s centennial this year. October 10 For thousands of Americans, the month of October means donning pink shirts, pink shoes, pink ribbons and more as part of their effort to support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In Snohomish County, that includes the thousands who have been diagnosed with the life-threatening illness. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 254,650 new cases of invasive breast cancer were diagnosed among women in the United States in 2009 — the same year that Caryn Brown, wife of Arlington High School basketball coach Nick Brown, was diagnosed. October 17 Shelby Carr wasn’t even 18 yet when the culmination of years worth of research and organization finally paid off on behalf of some of the world’s most endangered

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