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Eagle Scout collects boxes of cereal for local families

Jared Berks’ Eagle Scout project was to collect 200 boxes of cereal to support the Mill Creek Community Food Bank. So far, however, the 13-year-old has accumulated more than 1,100 donations from friends and relatives across the country.  The...

How does government work in this city?

The government in Mill Creek is unique. Without digging through confusing language in the Municipal Code, it can be complicated to understand proper procedures and policies put in place to enforce...

Mill Creek Celebrates "Service; Past, Present, and Future" for Veterans Day 2019

Mill Creek's annual Veterans Day celebration will honor the past, present, and future of military service. The public can partake in a commemorative ceremony, the parade, and admire the assembly of...

Police Blotter | Oct. 11 - 27

10/11 Local Bonnie and Clyde Officers responded to a felony theft report near the 2000 block of 132nd St SE. A 50-year-old female and 50-year-old male are under investigation for Organized Retail Theft spanning four counties. 10/16 Hit and run by...

Tobacco and Vapor 21 begins Jan. 1

House Bill 1074 goes into effect Jan. 1, making it illegal to sell tobacco and vapor products to anyone under the age of 21.  The Washington State Department of Health reminds the public that HB 1074 aims to protect the youth from lung illness and...

IRG Physical & Hand Therapy kicks off food drive Nov. 1

IRG Physical & Hand Therapy clinics are planning to raise 15,000 pounds of canned or non-perishable food during the month of November to donate to local community food banks.  Collection boxes are located inside each of the clinics, and donations...

Proclamations from Mayor Pam Pruitt

One promotes teaching students to improve financial education from an early age. The next encourages students to be leaders and entrepreneurs in the fields of business, finance, marketing, and...

City Council election results

The General Election results were posted Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. While not all votes have been counted, the Beacon will be updating this website throughout the week as results change. Mill Creek City Council: Pos. 1 Incumbent John Steckler: 53.71%; 1,296...

Editor's Corner | Our time together was short

Well, it was a fun 66 days with Mill Creek. Unfortunately, my time as editor has come to an end as I transition over to the Mukilteo Beacon. This was my first time working with a council-manager type of government and much was learned about the...

Vote for Judge Okoloko, not Anna Alexander

As Director of the Snohomish County Office of Public Defense, I am proud of the work public defenders do for the accused and underprivileged. It is from that place that I concernedly write about representations made by Anna Alexander, candidate for...

Setting the record straight

I was disturbed to read a Oct. 24 letter to the editor regarding Anna Alexander, running for Superior Court Judge against incumbent Judge Edirin Okoloko. Ms. Alexander is portrayed as a champion of victims. I worked in the Snohomish County...

Retain Edirin Okoloko

I support retaining Judge Edirin Okoloko for Superior Court Judge.  I am a retired victim advocate who worked with domestic violence and sexual assault victims, survivors, and family members for 31 years in Snohomish County.  I have had the...

Off Kilter | Starbucks: Who needs them, and other 'status symbols'

OK, I’m prepared to get hammered by you Starbucks devotees. It’s the price of being counter cyclical. Why do I say “who needs them?” Here’s why: I get the Seattle grunge movement. You only have to live in Seattle (for us, 13 years this...

Our Schools | School District Celebrations and Safety

As the new superintendent of Everett Public Schools, I am pleased to have the opportunity to connect with Mill Creek and Bothell families that are so important to our district. I am starting my sixth month and am excited about what I have seen and...

Darn Wright | A doggone good Veteran's Day tale

It was another grayish darkened day as they waited in the soupy muddy, varmint infested four-foot-wide trenches. Their hearts beating faster and faster as they waited for the sergeant’s whistle to blow, telling it was time to go over the...

We support John Steckler

Our family has known John Steckler and his family as a neighbor, fellow cub/boy scout parents, and friends since 2002 after moving into the Parkside neighborhood of Mill Creek. We have observed and sometimes worked alongside John and his wife,...

Chuck's World | Watching for the scary part

I should just take the week off. I don’t know anything about Halloween. Apparently I was sick the day they explained it. I understand the basics. I remember some fun Halloweens as a kid, going trick-or-treating as Zorro, as Superman, as a robot,...

Jackson High students pledge not to vape

The “No Vape Pledge” kicked off on Tuesday, Oct. 22. A freshman student took a stand against the deadly outbreak that has led to over a thousand lung illnesses and more than two dozen deaths nationwide. Earlier this month, freshman Katerina...

Cedar Wood Elementary ranked first place in Puget Sound top 100

The Puget Sound Business Journal has named Cedar Wood Elementary School the best elementary school in the Puget Sound region. “So proud of my staff and students!” Principal Bruce Rhodes said. “Proud to collaborate and lead this great...

Snohomish Education Foundation raises over $263,000 at annual auction

In just one student-focused evening, community members gave $263,000 – all of which will support classroom activities in K-12 schools and add to scholarship funds available for graduating high...

Glacier Peak claims Wesco 4A girls soccer crown | Soccer

The Glacier Peak girls soccer team celebrated its first league title in nine years with a 1-0 victory over Monroe in the final Wesco 4A regular season game Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Monroe High School....

Wolfpack wraps up perfect season | Swimming

The Jackson girls swim team wrapped up a perfect season with a strong performance against Kamiak. The Timberwolves won nine out of the 11 events to defeat the Knights 105-65 Thursday, Oct. 24, at...

Wildcats secure playoff bye with win over Cubs | Football

Archbishop Murphy's hard work paid off with an extra week to rest and prepare for a Bi-District playoff. Senior quarterback Victor Gabalis completed eight of 14 passes for 189 yards and three...

Grizzlies overcome 2-0 deficit to pull out win over Knights | Volleyball

Opponents better watch out for Glacier Peak. The Grizzlies showed they have plenty of resiliency and resolve in overcoming a 2-0 deficit to defeat Kamiak 28-30, 20-25, 25-23, 25-20, 15-13 in a Wesco...

Jackson's Thomas takes district title | Tennis

Jackson's Brady Thomas made the most of his rematch with Glacier Peak's Dario Ristovski. In their first meeting of the year in late September, Ristovski defeated Thomas, who was the runner-up in...

Jackson goes 1-2 at Wesco meet | Cross country

The one-two punch of Brenden Charbeneau and Jordan Hansen proved to be a potent combination for Jackson. Charbeneau and Hansen finished first and second in the Wesco boys cross country championships...

Monroe defeats Glacier Peak | Football

Glacier Peak was just a play or two from a possible upset of Monroe. But the Grizzlies weren’t able to score when they needed to and the Bearcats rolled to a 32-10 victory in a Wesco 4A football game Friday, Oct. 25, at Monroe High School....

Timberwolves tumble to Vikings | Football

At first glance, the numbers of the Jackson/Lake Stevens game might not be encouraging. The top ranked Vikings cruised to a 70-0 victory in a Wesco 4A football game Friday, Oct. 25, at Everett Memorial Stadium. Lake Stevens (6-0 in the league, 8-0...

Women's Club is ready for the giving season

The Mill Creek Women’s Club will host its annual fundraiser for local charities Nov. 20. The fundraiser supports Woodside Elementary School, YWCA Pathways for Women Program and Homeward House, Dawson Place Child Advocacy Center, and Domestic...

Garden Club enjoys nature's grand finale

The vibrant colors of Autumn danced in the breeze, but thankfully the rain held off for another day when 20 Mill Creek Garden Club women ventured north to Gordon Skagit Farms in Mount Vernon. The...

Jackson freshman will play piano concerto with Bellevue Symphony

Jackson High freshman Hyun Yoon will join the Bellevue Symphony for a performance at the Meydenbauer Center Nov. 10. Yoon started playing piano at the age of 5, and has continued for the past eight years. He took a year-long break when...

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