Jay Cho hopes to cultivate diversity at Mill Creek Senior Center

Jay Cho didn't know who the people sitting at a table in the Seattle Children's rehabilitation area were, but they would change his life.  It was 2010 and one of Cho's two sons was in the hospital...

New building for Public Works, a $2 million park expansion, and grant money in updated CIP

The Mill Creek City Council made some changes to its Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), notably adding a million-dollar project and canceling two smaller ones from when the plan was originally adopted...

Mill Creek businesses count on holiday sales 

Many Mill Creek businesses rely on holiday shopping to help carry them through historically slower months in the beginning of the new year.  "It's really everything I wait for [during] the rest of...

Mill Creek's favorite courtesy clerk retires – on his 91st birthday

There was a near-constant receiving line as shoppers walked in to say farewell and thank you to 91-year-old Chuck Elvig, who was finally retiring from his courtesy clerk job at Central Market....

Property tax, EMS levies to increase 1% in 2020

The City Council voted to increase both the property tax and EMS levies for Mill Creek residents in 2020 to accommodate for a likely increase in City Hall staff. The council voted 6-1 for the tax increase during its Nov. 26 meeting.  “To avoid...

Police Blotter Nov. 8 - Nov. 15

Nov. 8 Smashed mailbox A driver hit a mailbox at 14200 block of 41st Avenue Southeast. Officers arrested the driver and booked him into the Snohomish County Jail.  Main Street theft Two transient people in their 20s were arrested on multiple...

Know the difference between the flu and common cold this season

Flu season came to Snohomish County early this year and cases began to pick up in mid-November although peak season is usually between January and March.  While other respiratory illnesses like the...

New road to ease 35th Avenue congestion

A Snohomish County Public Works project to widen the roadway between State Route 524 (Maltby Road) and 187 Place Southeast, and connect 196th Street Southeast to 200th Street Southeast. Snohomish...

DARN WRIGHT | A small lit Tannenbaum saved our Christmas

It was our hopeful time of night and everyone was leaving their half-moon shaped, corrugated, galvanized steel, 20 x 48 feet Quonset huts which we called “our hooches” that were a warm 70 degrees Fahrenheit. After making our way to our...

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Passing the $470 million school bond is integral to the future success of our town. The Snohomish School District school buildings are over 40 years old and, while our teachers do the best they can to provide an excellent education to...

School Celebrations in Everett Public Schools

School Celebrations in the Everett School District What a wonderful time of year to express our thankfulness and celebrate the great happenings around us. We have some amazing things going on in our schools in the Mill Creek area. Performance...

Off Kilter | The future of food retailing

A recent story about the Kroger supermarket group (Fred Meyer, QFC, Ralphs, and many others) is quite interesting. About 94% of Kroger revenue comes from food stores, so this announcement is a really big deal. Now when you read through what...

Chuck's World | The detritus of the digital age

I was rummaging through the universal hall closet the other day, which in my case was an actual closet. In your case, it could be something else. You’ve got one, though. It could be an envelope or a storage locker. It might be an attic or a...

Transitional Kindergarten offered by Everett Public Schools in January

Everett Public Schools is offering Transitional Kindergarten for children who are not currently in an early learning program and are scheduled to enter kindergarten in the fall of 2020. The...

School District bonds on 2020 ballot

In Washington state, schools are funded by federal, state and local tax dollars. A bond raises money for capital improvements like property acquisitions and construction and levies are used to pay for programs and services.  Snohomish School...

Wildcats shut out by T-Birds in state quarterfinals | Football

Not a whole lot went right for Archbishop Murphy in its 2A state quarterfinal football playoff game against Tumwater. The Thunderbird defense limited the Wildcats to only 119 yards of total offense,...

Jackson standout Chang captures two state titles | Swimming

Even though this was Mia Chang's third appearance at the 4A State Girls Swimming and Diving Championships, she still had a few butterflies in her stomach as she prepared to compete in the finals of...

Jackson falls to Eastlake in district thriller | Volleyball

Jackson appeared to seize the momentum. Down 2-1, the Timberwolves rallied to take the fourth set from Eastlake to force a fifth and final set in which the winner claimed a berth to the state...

Wolfpack surprises with fifth-place finish at state | Swimming and diving

Junior standout Mia Chang wasn’t the only Jackson swimmer to make a splash at the 4A State Swimming and Diving Championships. Chang, who won two individual state titles in the 200-yard individual...

Book Club Corner: Introducing Mill Creek Library's Fiction Book Group

The Mill Creek Library is a great source for information and many other resources and they sponsor three book groups. Jennifer Keirans is the Book Group Administrator for the Mill Creek Library and...

Local teacher publishes two poetry books in one year

Steve Bertrand first got serious about poetry at the University of Washington in 1978. He started with slam poetry competitions and small contests nationally and internationally. Now, he has published over 27 books. His latest poetry book is filled...

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