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The Year In Review


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MARYSVILLE — Residents of Marysville will remember 2013 for a variety of reasons. Here are some of the stories that appeared on the pages of The Marysville Globe in 2013.


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The beginning of the new year brought with it the announcement that after leading the Marysville School District for the past nine years, and serving more than 40 years in education, Larry Nyland would be retiring as the school district’s superintendent at the end of the school year. “We’ve completed the bond issue from 2006, plus some bonus projects. Our graduation rates have increased. Our schools have turned a corner, so what do they need next? It’s similar to what they needed when I came in, which was someone with a lot of energy for building community and partnerships. A big part of me still wants that to be me, but I need a little bit more balance in my life,” Nyland said Jan. 3 when making the announcement. Also in January, Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring reflected on a year of transitions and partnerships during his Jan. 25 State of the City address for 2013, at the same time that he pledged that the city would continue to meet its citizens’ needs through disciplined methods. Nehring credited cautious budgeting with allowing the city to reach a 10 percent emergency reserve mark, and noted that other savings are already being reinvested in muchneeded infrastructure improvements, from equipment and vehicle replacements to signals, streets and sidewalks. He praised the Tulalip Tribes for their financial support of these projects, as well as the 156th Street overcrossing that was completed in time for “Black Friday” shopping last November, just as he lauded the city’s citizens for participating so fully in Marysville’s “Clean Sweep.”



Kamille Norton was appointed

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From left, Marysville Strawberry Festival Senior Royalty Prince Derek Groves, Princess Franqui Rojas, Queen Madison Doty and Prince Israel Lopez are all smiles after their crowning on March 23, 2013. to serve in the Position 7 seat on the Marysville City Council during the Council’s Feb. 25 meeting, after she and eight other candidates for the position were interviewed by the existing six Council members that same evening. During the Feb. 11 City Council meeting, at which Norton and her fellow Council candidates introduced themselves to the Council and the members of the general public in attendance, she described herself as “a mom who cares about her community and her children,” with passions for “liberties and sound fiscal policy.”

March The ongoing replacement of the State Route 529 Ebey Slough Bridge has seen some significant milestones since the winter of 2012, and if the weather permits, March 8-11 will

mark yet another key step toward the completion of the nearly three-year construction project. “We’ve completely demolished the existing bridge structure, well below the ground line, to the point that no remnants are visible,” said Joe Rooney, chief inspector for the project with the Washington State Department of Transportation. “Once that was complete, we were able to build the approach fills on the west side of the new bridge, which put us in place to pave the full width, not including the final overlay we’ll be doing in April.” A delegation of Marysville city officials recently went to Washington, D.C., to try and enlist federal legislators’ support for local projects. Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring and City Council members Donna Wright, Jeff Seibert, Michael Stevens and Rob Toyer met with U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell

and the staff of U.S. Sen. Patty Murray during the annual National League of Cities Congressional Conference, which took place this year March 9-13. The Marysville Strawberry Festival saw a few firsts during its crowning ceremony for this year’s court on March 23. While this year’s Strawberry Festival can’t claim to have the first four-member Senior Royalty Court, it is the first with two Senior Princes, as well as the first to have a tie between two of the candidates. According to Strawberry Festival officials, the tie was due to an honest tabulation error which resulted in Queen Madison Doty and Princes Derek Groves and Israel Lopez being joined by Princess Franqui Rojas after the official crowning ceremony in the Marysville-Pilchuck High School SEE 2013, PAGE 2

Marysville Globe, January 04, 2014  
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January 04, 2014 edition of the Marysville Globe