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Officials respond to confusion over racist statements Local officials receive angry messages after racist statement from a city council candidate in Marysville, Mich.

realize that the candidate was in a different Marysville. “We got between 12 and 20 contacts on Friday,” said Connie Mennie, communications administrator for By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com the city of Marysville. “And the majority of Local Marysville officials those were people were dehave had to correct some fensive of Marysville, asking confusion after a city coun- us if we knew about us and cil candidate from Marys- how it made us look bad,” she said. ville, Mich., A few peomade racist ple sent emails comments on directly to the Aug. 22. We thought it city’s current On that was important to city council. day Jean Cra“We got a mer, who was proactively get out couple of what running for there and clarify I would call hate city council the situation. mail directed to in Marysville, Connie Mennie our elected offiMich., but has cials,” said Mensince dropped nie. out of the race, To add to the was at a canconfusion MSN didates forum and said “keep Marysville a News mistakenly had a white community, as much photo of Marysville, Wash., as possible. White, serious- in their story. “We contacted MSN, ly, in other words, no forwhich was the outlet that ineign born.” The comments received correctly put a photo of our some attention in various Marysville on their story



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Anti-racism rally held in Arlington By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com After recent shootings across the nation and world inspired by racism, Arlington residents and officials came together for a ‘No Place for Hate’ rally on Aug. 28. Arlington United Church organized the event. “It’s a small thing, but as our bishop says, ‘do something,’” said Deena Jones, pastor at the church. Jones said the event started as a response to the recent El Paso and Dayton shootings. The El Paso shooting left 22 dead and the shooter’s manifesto pointed toward white nationalist and antiimmigrant motives. Jones said that since then there have been more threats and that racism isn’t limited to just those shooters. “The threats to people's lives is very real, so this is no time to mince our words. It’s time for us in the majority culture to admit that we’ve been lulled into thinking that racism is a thing of the past,” she said. “Our brothers and sisters of color are under no such illusion, and have been waiting with long suffering and patience for us to see the


Arlington United Church pastor Deena Jones leads a group along Olympic Avenue as part of a “No Place for Hate” rally on Aug. 28. truth.” About 40 locals gathered for the event and marched from Arlington United Church to Legion Park to listen to community members encourage a broader conversation on racism in the community. “Our government, our community, our country, cannot endure permanently when it is full of hate. We need to instead strengthen

MPD's Chief Smith retires By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com

After 12 and a half years leading the Marysville Police Department, Police Chief Rick Smith announced he would be retiring from the role at the end of August. “I’m going to miss the people, the outstanding leadership of this city … the camaraderie I have with many and the time spent with everyone,” said Smith. Jeff Goldman, who was previously the assistant chief for the Marysville Police Department, will serve as interim chief. “He has been with the department for a number of years,” said Connie Mennie, communications administrator for the city of Marysville. “He has the continuity and longrange vision to help the city during this transition process,” she said. Marysville officials have not yet decided how the search for the city’s next police chief will be conducted.

our communities,” said Arlington City Council member Mike Hopson. “Love and kindness are the most effective answer to hate,” wrote Arlington Mayor Barbara Tolbert in a statement read at the rally. Arlington Police Chief Jonathan Ventura said that local police officers receive implicit and explicit bias training and take incidents in the city seriously.

“Arlington is a great place, but I will be honest with you, we have had incidents in the past that have had to do with racism and things of that nature,” he said. “Thankfully, the incidence rate is very low in Arlington, but that doesn’t mean we can rest on our laurels.” Jessica Ronhaar, execu-

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Marysville Police Chief Rick Smith, center, with the city’s Chief Executive Officer Gloria Hirashima, left, and Mayor Jon Nehring at Smith’s retirement party on Aug. 28. “We are currently putting together a hiring process for the next chief,” said Mennie. Mennie said that Smith has accomplished a lot in his time with the city though.

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many in groups that have been marginalized. “My immediate family saw the destruction of addiction and alcoholism. Like many others in our community, childhood trauma impacted my childhood years,” he said. “I am resilient, but not of all of us are so lucky,” he added. Diversity helps improve a community, said Nelson. “Our community is so much richer because of our neighbors. Our gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender kids and neighbors. Our Jewish, AfricanAmerican and Latinx [the genderneutral word for Latino/Latina] kids and neighbors. Our Native American kids and neighbors,” he said. Nelson encourages everyone to “get involved in the conversation and lean in to conversations about equity for all.” He is helping to organize a multi-

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tive director of Stilly Valley Youth Dynamics, also said that she tries to instill inclusivity in the children she works with. “An awakening I had a couple of years ago is that sometimes we are in a different place than different people,” she said. “We help our students to see that as well, that no matter gender or race or whatever they are, they are well cared for.” Will Nelson, director of equity and student success at the Arlington School District and a member of the Blackfeet Tribe, said that historical oppression still has long-lasting effects for many. “That oppression continues today as Native Americans struggle to hold onto traditional values and culture,” he said. Generational trauma has affected



Avery Shabot makes a sign for the “No Place for Hate” rally on Aug. 28.

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and asked them to remove it, which did take a couple hours but did eventually happen,” said Mennie. Local Marysville officials went to social media to correct the record. “We thought it was important to proactively get out there and clarify the situation,” said Mennie. Although she added that the city did not want to sensationalize the event or

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imply that Cramer’s statements are representative of the other Marysville. “We would not characterize Marysville, Mich., as racist,” said Mennie. “The reaction of one individual doesn't reflect on a whole community." Mennie said she is glad that much of the confusion about the event is now over. “This was an unfortunate incident and we are glad that it hasn’t become an ongoing issue,” she said. “Our Marysville is inclusive and we embrace all the people who live here,” she said. Marysville, Wash., has a Diversity Advisory Committee that was started a few years ago to promote various cultures in the community. Mayor Jon Nehring helped provide some support for the committee and attends meetings sometimes, but Mennie said it is largely a community-led initiative. “It was really some community members that wanted to come together and the city did what they could to accommodate them,” she said. The committee accomplished their goals over the first few years and now meets on an ad-hoc basis when members feel there is a need for a new project. Mennie said that the city continues to support and accommodate the committee.

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District Day helps prepare APS staff for school year Nearly 700 Arlington Public Schools employees attended District Day at the Byrnes Performing Arts Center on Aug. 27. District Day is held annually before the start of the school year so employees can engage in professional development and team-building activities. This year, the keynote speaker was Gerry Brooks, a Kentucky principal who produces comedic, schoolrelated videos on YouTube. “My goal is to not only provide encouragement to school staff but also make this the funniest professional development session they attend,” said Brooks. “I want the staff to leave my session with two or three things that will help them in the upcoming school year.”

Brooks showed several of his videos to staff. He also provided them with ideas on how to cultivate a positive climate and culture in their schools and classrooms. He said the most important thing is for staff members to get to know their students. Following the keynote, staff attended a lunch and then engaged in additional professional development activities. During the day, Chrys Sweeting, Arlington Public Schools Superintendent, shared how excited she was to work with such great staff members and the impact each has on students. “Together, we are better and every one of us can make a difference in the life of a student,” said Sweeting.

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Lakewood girls return to the pitch By Andrew Hines sports@northcountyoutlook.com


Arlington’s junior quarterback Cole Cramer drops back for the play-action pass during team offense at Arlington High School on Aug. 29.

Eagles look to repeat success By Andrew Hines sports@northcountyoutlook.com The Arlington football team is back on the gridiron and looking to come back even stronger this season. Last year the Eagles finished as one of the top three teams in the division with a record of 4-2, and an overall record of 7-3. After closing out the regular season on a four-game win streak, Arlington lost to the Bethel Braves, 5015, in the first game of the postseason. There will be a lot of changes this season as the Eagles graduated 16 seniors including most of their receiving corps, entire backfield and First Team All-League Quarterback Anthony Whitis. “Right now we’re just focusing on conditioning and getting everyone back in shape for the season. The most important thing right now is to keep things simple and give our playmakers space to do what they do. We’re just seeing how we grow right now but it’s a promising start,” said Arlington Head Coach Greg Dailer. One of the biggest constants for the Arlington offense this season will be their offensive line as they return key seniors in Josh Harbeck, Addison Edwards and William Shoemaker. Harbeck is back for his third straight year as the starting center, while Edwards is back starting his second year on the line. Shoemaker is coming off a strong junior

season finishing as a Second Team All-League lineman. With the majority of the offensive positions graduating, there will be a lot of pressure on new starters to step up into those spots. Chase Petersen, senior receiver, will be a big piece as he is the Eagles' only skill position player that earned Second Team All-League honors last season. As for the new starting quarterback, there is currently a battle between two options, junior Cole Cramer and sophomore Trent Nobach. The defense will be built around last season's leading tacklers Michael Tsoukalas and Quintin Yon-Wagner. Tsoukalas, junior linebacker, finished last season with 92 tackles, two sacks and a fumble recovery from the middle of the defense. YonWagner, sophomore linebacker, had an incredible freshman campaign with 104 tackles, seven tacklesfor-loss, one interception and a spot on the Second Team All-League team. “Before the season gets underway, we just want to get our young talent up to speed and increase their knowledge base. At this point it’s all about the fundamentals, because once those are solid we can work in the more advanced parts of our playbook as we go,” said Coach Dailer. If you want to come out and support the Eagles, their first home game will be against the Mariner Marauders on Friday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m.


Eagles’ Coach Judd Hunter talks to the defense during team defense practice at Arlington High School on Aug. 29.

After their second straight year making it into the playoffs, the Lakewood girls soccer team is getting ready to make a run this season. The Cougars finished near the middle of the pack last season with a 5-8-0 division record, 5-9-3 overall. After making it into the 2A District Playoffs, their season was ended soon after with a 2-1 loss to SedroWoolley in the first round. Over the offseason, Lakewood graduated almost half of their varsity, losing seven seniors. “They’re picking up on the concepts early and they’re all eager to learn. It’s starting a bit clunky but that’s what the learning process is when it comes to anything you do. We’ll continue to learn and get better, and when the matches come, we’ll be ready to rock and roll,” said Lakewood Head Coach Nick Anderson. This season, Lakewood will be bringing back four seniors from their varsity roster including Cama Much, Jaylene PriebeGarcia, Jessica Groven


Cougars’ sophomore defender Kiana Oos, left, tries to clear the ball while sophomore forward Jasmine Graham, right, fights for possession at Lakewood High School on Aug. 30. and Haley Schoenbachler. Much, mid, and PriebeGarcia, defender, will come into the year as the team captains and will be the acting coaches out on the field. Defenders Groven and Schoenbachler will round out the experienced Lakewood defense and provide a strong wall for the offense to play in front of. The Cougars have a lot of youth on their roster as they enter the year with a starter from each high school grade

level. On the offensive end, they will be relying on their trio of junior mid Charlie English, junior forward Iliana Ramirez and sophomore forward Jasmine Graham. With their athleticism and speed, Lakewood will look to take advantage of the space that opposing defenses give them. “My first couple of years here were all about culture. Last year, we were able to work on fundamental schemes, working as a unit

and some counter attacks. But this year, we are working through a long playbook and they know exactly what is expected of them when they’re out here,” said Coach Anderson. If you want to check out the new team, their first action at home will be the Lakewood Jamboree on Thursday, Sept. 5, starting at 5:30 p.m. They will be competing against the Cascade Bruins and Mountlake Terrace Hawks.

Arlington girls soccer will look to experienced players for leadership By Andrew Hines sports@northcountyoutlook.com The Arlington girls soccer team is back on the field and getting ready for another strong season. During last year's regular season the Eagles finished near the middle of the pack with a division record of 6-7-1 and an overall record of 9-10-1. They had a strong postseason run as they went 2-2 in the 3A District Playoffs and were one match away from competing in the State Tournament. Arlington is looking to come back with more experience this season as they only lost two seniors off of their varsity roster. “The girls worked pretty hard throughout the summer, playing out here at the school and in their own club teams. They’ve come back better, stronger, and you can tell they are just understanding everything at a higher level,” said Arlington Head Coach Nathan Davis. This season the Eagles will come in with a strong group of upperclassmen including six seniors and six juniors from last year’s varsity roster. On the defensive end, Arlington will be led by Grace Bynum, Alexis Baldwin and Lexi Miller-Wood. Bynum, senior defender, is coming into the season as the Eagles’ team captain and will be one of the vocal leaders on the field. Baldwin, junior center-back, will be looked at as the center of the Eagles' defense on her first year at the varsity level. Miller-Wood, sophomore goalkeeper, had five shutout victories


Grace Bynum, Eagles’ senior defender, attacks the defense during two-on-two drills at Arlington High School on Aug. 29. as a freshman and will look to organize a strong Arlington defense. For their offense, the Eagles will rely on their junior duo of Jordan Bartlow and Jersey Heiss. Bartlow, mid, will be looked at to take over for last year’s starter Hannah Hiester and control the offense. Heiss, forward, comes into the season as Arlington’s best scoring option and is expected to add to the scoreboard all year. “We have some strong and experi-

enced attacking players coming back that can put the ball in the net, and they press hard. On the other side, we’re still developing our team defense because I feel like we gave up too many goals last season. We’re just getting back on the same page right now and we’ll be ready,” said Coach Davis. Your first opportunity to come out and support the Eagles at home will be against the Mount Vernon Bulldogs on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 7:30 p.m.


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Local artists will display work at Art in Legion Park ___ “ By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com

Paintings, photography and other art will be on display at Legion Park during the annual Art in Legion Park on Sept. 14 and 15. The free event from the Arlington Arts Council allows local and area artists to display their work and meet community members. Artists will be there from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 14, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 15. “We have about 30 artists doing a wide variety of media,” said Sarah Arney, president of the Arlington Arts Council. That includes many different types of media, including pottery, glass, gourds, painting and photography, said Arney. “We consider this a showcase for Arlingtonarea artists,” she said. Although there are some artists that come from a little further away, most of them at the event are pretty local, said Arney.

Art in Legion Park is one of the events that helps the council promote local painters and photographers. “One of our missions is to promote opportunities for local artists and this is one of the ways we do that,” said Arney. Legion Park, which is next to Olympic Avenue, is also a nice location to get for the day and look at some art, said Arney. “It’s just a fun place to showcase some art downtown, especially now that there is a stage there,” she said. “This is just a neat chance to see what our local artists are making and how they see the world,” she said. The council also recently completed a photography contest and the winners will be announced at noon on Sept. 14. “We’re going to display the winners of the Trees of the Valley contest there,” said Arney. For families, there will be some kids activities sponsored by the arts coun-

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cil as well. “There will be face painting and other projects for them to do,” said Arney. Another project that attendees can participate in at the event involves some benches that the council is working on currently. “We’ve got a couple of benches that we’re going to bring out and let people paint with us that will be installed soon in Smokey Point,” said Arney. Live music will be provided throughout the weekend as well. On Sept. 14, David Lee


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Parents who want to understand more about their teenagers should learn something in a six-part parenting series at the Marysville Library. Starting Tuesday, Sept. 10, and continuing every other Tuesday through Nov. 19, the Marysville Together Coalition, Friends of the Marysville Library and the Snohomish Health District will offer “What Parents Need to Know: Issues Affect-

ing Marysville Youth.” The series was developed with information from the 2018 Healthy Youth Survey conducted in Marysville. Classes include a light meal at 5:30 p.m. followed by a presentation starting at 6 p.m. Marysville Together Coalition coordinator Greg Kanehen said class titles were developed through conversations with Marysville librarians Laura Henley and Laura Edgerton and the


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Smith said that the department needed restructuring when he got to the city. “We were moving from being reactive to being a proactive department,” he said. Part of that was implementing a NITE team to take a more active approach in policing. “The creation of the NITE team has had very long-standing positives,” said Lamoureux. The first years of Smith’s tenure brought a lot of challenges as well, as Marysville increased in size due to a major annexation. “We had to deal with crime rising during recession times and also 20,000 people who were getting added into the city,” he said. “And that was a time

when we were not able to add any more police officers, but I’m very proud at how the department came together.” Beginning in the early 2010s Smith also began to see crime increase because of the opioid crisis. “We’ve really started hammering down on what we need to do to reduce that crime,” which has seen a downward trend for a few years now, said Smith. He also oversaw a lot of the response to the 2014 Marysville-Pilchuck High School shooting, and said that both he and fellow officers were greatly affected by that incident. “In 2014, there is a lot of trauma associated with horrific events. You carry that with you always,” he said. Smith said he will miss the camaraderie with his fellow officers and the staff of the city. “He worked with everyone at the city to get us all on the same team. He wasn’t just working with our department, but all the staff,” said Lamoureux. Now that he is leaving the role, Smith said he looks forward to spending more time with family. “My wife has said that the city has become my second wife,” he joked. “I’ll no longer have to deal with that call that comes in at 2 a.m. or 3 a.m. in the morning that takes me away,” he said. After household projects and traveling Smith may find other roles he wants to serve in as well. “I will look into what I want to do, possibly in the private sector or on my own,” he said. He wanted to thank the community for their support though the years. “I appreciate the community for the trust, respect and compassion they had in me and their efforts to work with us,” he said.

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Marysville will host family High Tide Ride By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com The city of Marysville and local bicycling organizations will host a “High Tide Ride” on Sept. 21. The event will provide free guided family bicycle

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you can get families outside and active. The more events like that you have, the better,” said Dave Hall, athletic supervisor with Marysville’s Parks, Culture and Recreation Department. The event is also meant to bring more people out to the Ebey Trail which goes along the recently restored Qwuloolt Estuary. The estuary is next to the Ebey Slough and was formerly farmland before being restored in 2015. The trail goes along the estuary area and helps locals see nature returning to the area. “I hope it will bring a lot more awareness to the trail,” said Hall. “It really is kind of a hidden gem in the city right now." Marysville has never tried an event like this, although they will have help from co-sponsors. The BIKES Club of Snohomish County and Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop are supporting the event and have put on similar family bike rides in other parts of the county. “They did a ride on the Centennial Trail in Arlington earlier this spring,” said Hall, who said he saw lots of


The High Tide Ride will provide free family bicycle rides along the Ebey Trail on Sept. 21. families have fun there. “That sort of prompted us to say ‘hey, lets bring one of those bike rides out to our Ebey Trail,’” he said. Hall added he hopes to encourage families to become active with the event. “I’m looking forward to getting families out there on the trail and doing something they might not typically do,” he said.

The BIKES Club of Snohomish County will also be providing free bicycle safety checks as part of the event. “You can bring your bike and they will get it a quick once-over to make sure it’s safe,” said Hall. There is no pre-registration required, but Hall said it would be helpful for anyone planning to come to RSVP at his email at dhall@

marysvillewa.gov by Sept. 19. “If they just want to send me an e-mail that will be helpful,” he said, as it would help the BIKES Club know how many guided rides to provide and how much snacks and refreshments to bring out. Hall said that if the event is successful it could become an annual event.

Legal Notices LEGAL NOTICE SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR SNOHOMISH COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: RICHARD DENIS BRANNAN, Deceased, NO. 19-4-0152931, PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS, RCW 11.40.030 The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1) (c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and RCW 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: August 28, 2019. Personal Representative: Denis Keith Brannan Attorney for Personal Representative: Bradley E. Neunzig, WSBA #5598 Address for Mailing or Service: P.O. Box 188, 103 North Street, Arlington, WA 98223 Court of probate proceedings and cause number: Snohomish County Superior Court, Cause No. 19-4-01529-31

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Tulalip Tribes, School District and city excited for new school year

Marysville School District It is an honor and privilege to serve the students and families of our Marysville and Tulalip community. On behalf of the Superintendent, Board of Directors, our District and School(s) staff, we are excited for the new school year. Our goal is to provide an exceptional experience for our students and families. One where all feel welcome, treated with dignity and respect, in environments where students are engaged in their learning, feel safe, and cared for by staff. We can do this together by building trusting relationships, mutual respect, and delivering exceptional customer service to all we serve. Our school district is working hard to improve academic outcomes for students and much work has been underway to align instructional programs, purchase new curriculum, and provide professional development training for our staff to strengthen our programs. In addition, thanks to our voters’ approval of the 2018 Capital Levy, we are completing much-needed upgrades to our aging schools. Thank you for supporting our schools and the Marysville and Tulalip community. Strong schools make for even stronger

communities and we embrace the responsibility with you by our side to produce students who are prepared for all the world has to offer. Get connected with us on our District and school websites; www.msd25.org, follow us on Facebook (MarysvilleSD), Twitter (msd25), Instagram (msvlsd25) and Vimeo (MSD25 TV). Tulalip Tribes September is such a great time to finish up summer projects, get ready for the holidays coming up, and to reflect on the year’s achievements. The Tulalip Tribes recently gave tribal youth students, ages three to high school, over 1,200 backpacks! A huge thanks to Costco Wholesale who helped out by donating 420 backpacks from the Lynnwood Costco Business Center. Tulalip wants to welcome back all students and is excited for another year of collaborating with local partners, such as Marysville School District and the City of Marysville for upcoming projects, holidays, and community events. Visit our website for more information at www. tulaliptribes-nsn.gov. City of Marysville While city government is not directly involved in our public school system, city leaders work with the community to support our

students, families, teachers and administration. In late August, Mayor Jon Nehring joined a school bus tour for 40 teachers new to the Marysville community. “I salute all of these new teachers for choosing such an important career,” Mayor Nehring said, “and am grateful they chose to begin this career here in our community.” The city also offers support to students and families in other ways. For example, we partner with the community on the backto-school supplies drive, offering city facilities as drop-off barrel locations. Plenty of city employees also donate school supplies on their own as well. And in one of this summer’s biggest volunteer successes, the Marysville Police records division raised more than $3,000 in its annual yard sale to benefit the Marysville Community Food Bank’s “Food for Thought” backpack program. Through this donation alone, 600 local school children in need will be able to bring home enough food for a weekend’s meals and snacks. This monthly column is jointly prepared by the Tulalip Tribes, City of Marysville and Marysville School District about topics of interest to the Marysville Tulalip community.

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Communities plan 9/11 ceremonies By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com Local city and fire officials plan to host various Patriot Day ceremonies to recognize 9/11 and invite community members to remember the day with them. Marysville Marysville’s Sept. 11 ceremony will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Marysville Public Library at 6120 Grove St. The Marysville Fire District and the city of Marysville will put on the event. “The Mayor will give the keynote speech as usual,” said Martin McFalls, Marysville Fire District fire chief. There will also be a bugle playing Taps and an honor guard presentation, he said. For local officials, the day is also remembered as beloved Marysville Fire District veteran Jeff Thornton passed away due to cancer on the same day. “For us, 9/11 nationwide and worldwide was a tragedy, but it’s a little bit more personal for us,” said McFalls.


“There’s always going to be that personal connection here in Marysville,” he said. McFalls invites the community to come out and said he appreciates the local residents that help to remember 9/11. “There are some years we’re not sure because of the day it lands on, but people always come out,” he said. Arlington Arlington will host a ceremony at 7 p.m. at their downtown Station 46 at 137 N. Macleod Ave. “This is an annual event we do each year,” said Arlington Fire Chief Dave Kraski. “It’s kind of crazy to think that the kids graduating today may not have even be alive for 9/11. We just want to keep the memory alive,” he said. The event is “nothing extravagant” he said, and usually takes about 20 minutes. Arlington Police Chief Jonathan Ventura and Kraski plan to talk about 9/11 at the event and they are hoping to be able to have a singer for the National Anthem.

Arlington’s ceremony is at their 9/11 memorial. “We are one of the lucky recipients of a piece of steel of the tower from the debris,” said Kraski. “We feel it is an obligation to continue to honor that,” he said. North County Fire & EMS North County Fire & EMS, which covers the area northeast of Arlington city limits to Stanwood, will hold an event throughout the day. At dawn, staff members will line Highway 532 with 343 American flags in honor of the firefighters who lost their lives on 9/11. Afterward, at 10 a.m., fire engines will do a slow procession to the main station at 8117 267th St. NW, in Stanwood, where a ceremony will be held.

An open house will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a lunch of hot dogs. Station tours are also available and there will be a bouncy house for children. “We are trying to maintain the legacy of the memory of that day,” said Don Bartlett, assistant chief of operations at North County Fire & EMS. “We do not want to forget what we lost and what it meant to our country,” he said. This is the first time they have held an event like this, but they may continue in the future. “This is also a reminder that there are a lot of stressors and pressures that can come with these types of jobs and we want to provide recognition and gratitude for that,” said Bartlett.


Marysville Fire District captain Matt Campbell rings the ceremonial bell at last year’s annual 9/11 ceremony put on by the local fire district.


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Chores that will reap huge benefits in spring If you are grow longer and like me, you the temperatures are probably grow colder, but sick and tired helping this process along — with of dragging some supplemenhoses all over tal water and a the garden, By Steve Smith bit of food — mowing the lawn and pulling weeds. will go a long way to getUnderstandably, there is ting it healthy again and a tendency for us to slack ready for winter. Don’t put off on these chores as fall this chore off. Aerate, deapproaches, but letting the thatch, reseed or start all garden go to seed is never over, but get it done this a good idea when it comes month. Working on your to weeds, either in the lawn lawn now will make a huge or in the flower beds. Keep difference come spring. PERENNIALS: You your nose to the grind stone and you will be glad can still find lots of late blooming perennials in you did come spring. LAWNS: Don’t wait for stock and it’s a great time Mother Nature to resurrect to fill in those few holes your lawn. It will natu- that are left in the garden. rally wake up as the nights Perennials planted in the

fall will take off like rockets come spring. BULBS: This is the month that spring blooming bulbs arrive at the garden center. Tulips, daffodils, crocus, hyacinths, and many other minor perennial bulbs are all available to plant now. Not sure about bulbs? Try attending a local class such as the one we are offering on Saturday, Sept. 29. VEGGIES: As you harvest your summer veggies, work some more compost and fertilizer into the soil (don’t forget to try out that Azomite I talked about earlier this year), and replant with some fall crops. The Botanical Interest Seeds company

offers 10 varieties of veggies that will mature from seed within 60 days, or you can also plant transplants which will mature even sooner. If you are not going to plant a fall garden, at least spread a layer of compost over the soil to keep the weeds down. CONTAINERS: While summer containers can still look pretty darn good (assuming you have taken good care of them), it’s not too early to change them out into something that will last through the winter. There is a huge palette of plant material that is appropriate for late summer planting into containers — herbs, grasses, evergreen perennials, and small co-

nifers are all finding their way into beautiful winter containers. Think of using foliage and texture rather than just flowers and don’t forget to stuff a few bulbs underneath the plants while you are at it. Containers planted in September will look fabulous all the way into April or May. PLANTING: Fall is for planting, so get your hardscaping done and get those plants in the ground before Old Man Winter arrives. You will see a huge growth spurt come spring and be miles ahead of waiting until March or April to plant. WEED CONTROL: I subscribe to the philosophy that if my ground is

covered with plants there will be no room for weeds. For the most part this technique works pretty well. I am also a big fan of applying a one to two inch layer of compost in the fall, which will cover any weed seeds that are just waiting to germinate. Follow these methods and come spring you will have very few weeds to deal with. I know this all sounds like work, but the time you invest now will save you much more come spring. Happy fall gardening.

Steve Smith is the owner of Sunnyside Nursery in Marysville and can be reached at info@sunnysidenursery.net.

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