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​​The Beacon's general election guide: Q&A with the candidates

Five seats on the Mill Creek City Council are up for grabs in the Nov. 2 general election. Councilmember John Steckler is running unopposed for re-election for Position 1.... — Updated 10/15/2021

A birdseye view of fall

Neighborhood trees begin to turn a tint of orange on Mill Creek Blvd, near Mill Creek Town... — Updated 10/15/2021

Linda Chittim leaves legacy of a rich and loving life

Wife, mother, grandmother, mentor, friend. Linda Chittim imbued each of those titles with care and love during a full life. That rich legacy came to a close on Monday, Oct. 4, at... — Updated 10/15/2021

Police Beat | Oct. 1 to Oct. 7

Oct. 1 Burglary The Mill Creek K9 Unit assisted the Everett Police Department with a burglary in the 11000 block of 19th Ave SE. Burglary The Mill Creek K9 Unit assisted the... — Updated 10/15/2021

Vehicle Prowls have been on the increase

Mill Creek Police have seen a significant increase in vehicle prowls in recent weeks. Prowlers will frequently try door handles on vehicles to see if they are unlocked, and will... — Updated 10/15/2021

Beacon journalists win six awards at WNPA conference

Beacon Publishing took home six awards last week in the 2021 Better Newspaper Contest at the annual Washington Newspaper Publishers Association convention, which was held online.... — Updated 10/15/2021

Mill Creek City Council takes additional actions to fill police department vacancies

During its regular meeting Oct. 5, the Mill Creek City Council approved additional actions aimed at promptly filling vacancies in the police ranks with experienced officers. The... — Updated 10/15/2021

Secure Document Shredding Event Back Again; Oct. 23

Mill Creek Kiwanis Club, Peoples Bank, and the City of Mill Creek are hosting a document shredding event Saturday, Oct. 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at City Hall North located at... — Updated 10/15/2021

Nov. 2 General Election ballots mailed this week

This week, Snohomish County Elections will mail ballots to 495,000 registered voters for the Nov. 2 General Election. On Sep. 17, 8,000 ballots were sent to military and overseas... — Updated 10/15/2021

AAUW Seattle, Edmonds SnoKing host Native American program

American Association of University Women Seattle and Edmonds SnoKing present American Democracy’s Indigenous Roots and Future at 10:30 a.m., Nov. 13 via Zoom. Join storyteller Fern Renville of the Humanities Washington Speakers... — Updated 10/15/2021

Teaching critical race opinions or conjectures | Darn Wright

1984 opened our minds to the fact that “In the wrong hands – in Big Brother’s hands – all the control over our history, our past, makes it much easier to correct not only... — Updated 10/15/2021

Simple and inexpensive final farewells | Saavy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, My husband and I are looking for the simplest and least expensive way to dispose of our bodies when we die. We hate the idea of wasting a lot of money on... — Updated 10/15/2021

Editorial cartoon for week of Oct. 15

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Everything about Hawaii is comforting, even the food | Arts & Appetite

We in the Pacific Northwest are lucky to be as close as we are to Hawaii. It may be six hours away, but when you are talking about taking in the beauty and gratification of being... — Updated 10/15/2021

'We need to keep Stephanie Vignal on our city council' | Letters to the Editor

Stephanie Vignal eats, sleeps, and breathes the Mill Creek City Council on which she serves as Mayor Pro Tem. I frequently see her on my dog walking routes, either out for her... — Updated 10/15/2021

'Benjamin Briles gets my vote, and I believe he deserves yours' | Letters to the Editor

As a 36-year resident of Mill Creek, I urge voters to retain Benjamin Briles to the Mill Creek City Council on Tuesday, Nov. 2. I met Benjamin eight years ago when he moved in next... — Updated 10/15/2021

Finding history in Easton | History Files

Teresa A Anderson and I have been continuing to follow her father's travel journal from May 29, 1922. Herbert Anderson and Elias Gillette had driven from Queen Anne to Leavenworth... — Updated 10/15/2021

Sigars: So long to a writer's writer | Guest View

Some years ago – never mind how long precisely – having little or no money in my purse … wait, that’s another story. The one I want to relate today concerns one of my other favorite writers. It was some years ago that I... — Updated 10/15/2021

Where have the letters gone? | Ok Boomer, Ok Zoomer

Publisher Paul Archipley and Mill Creek Editor Christopher Kim are at opposite ends of the generational gap. Archipley is a Baby Boomer; Kim is a member of Generation Z. But they... — Updated 10/8/2021

Mill Creek Women's Club begins

The Mill Creek Women's Club met for the first time in over a year on Sept. 15, at the Hilton Garden Inn. This is our 38th year. The COVID-19 protocol was strictly followed, and it... — Updated 10/8/2021

Washington Art Education Association honors North Middle School art teacher

Each year, the Washington Art Education Association (WAEA) looks to honor outstanding art educators and art supporters in the state. This year, Cynthia Gaub was named the... — Updated 10/15/2021

Adjusting to a new reality

Editor's note: This is the second in a two-part series on three school districts in the coronavirus age: Edmonds, Mukilteo, and Everett. The 2020-21 school year – it was a long,... — Updated 10/8/2021

Jackson and Everett High school students named National Merit semifinalists

Four Everett Public Schools seniors have been named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. Ryan Cho, Alan Fu, and Kiran Hubbard of Henry M. Jackson High School, and Everett... — Updated 10/8/2021

New tuition-free program now enrolling students

Edmonds College is partnering with local governments and agencies to fill a critical labor shortage and provide skills training. This fall, a new tuition-free construction trades... — Updated 10/8/2021

Blake Coleman – Cross Country

Archbishop Murphy Cross Country athlete (SR) Blake Coleman is currently the captain of the 2021 Archbishop Murphy cross country team. He leads the team in every way from being the... — Updated 10/19/2021

Bailey Board – Cross Country

Congratulations to Jackson High School girls Cross Country runner, Bailey Board for her outstanding work this season. Bailey is a 10th grader and is running in her second varsity... — Updated 10/19/2021

Michael Fant – Football

Michael, a senior, has been playing football since he was 8 years old, including the past 3 seasons with the Glacier Peak varsity squad. Michael plays inside linebacker for the... — Updated 10/19/2021

Glacier Peak cruises to victory, Jackson falls

Glacier Peak bounced back from its first loss of the season with a decisive 49-20 victory over Mariner in a Wesco 4A football game Friday, Oct. 1 at Goddard Stadium. Quarterback... — Updated 10/8/2021

Cole & Sean Balen – Boys Tennis

Our athletes of the week are #1 and #2 boys tennis singles Cole & Sean Balen. They have records of 5-2 so far this season. Both are 3-sport athletes maintaining 3.9 GPAs with... — Updated 10/19/2021

Logan Johns – Cross Country

Jackson High School would like to recognize Cross Country runner, Logan Johns. Logan, a senior, is one of this year's team captains and has been a member of the Timberwolves squad... — Updated 10/19/2021

Kenjiro Nomura exhibit at Cascadia

Cascadia Art Museum presents the first solo exhibition of the work of Kenjiro Nomura (1896-1956) in over 60 years along with an accompanying publication. The exhibit is Oct. 21-... — Updated 10/15/2021

Adopt a Stream Foundation presents Killer Whale Tales

The Adopt a Stream Foundation presents the Killer Whale Tales program at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 30, at the Northwest Stream Center's Chinook room at McCollum Park, 600 128th St.... — Updated 10/15/2021

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