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University Book Store to close Mill Creek store

The University Book Store, located in the Mill Creek Town Center, announced on Sept. 5 that the store will not be renewing its lease. A significant rental increase contributed to the decision,... Full story

 

Last stop on the Listening Tour: Jackson High School

New Everett Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Ian Saltzman held three listening tours over the past two weeks, wrapping up the tour with a stop at Jackson High School. The community listening events t...

 

Mill Creek Women's Club welcomes new members

The Mill Creek Women's Club is hosting its Newcomer's Brunch on Sept. 9, 2019 at 10:30 am in the community room of the Country Club Condominiums. Key board members will speak to the prospective new...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    September 6, 2019

Early playoff exit provides added motivation for Wildcats | Football

The Archbishop Murphy football team had a little bit of a bitter taste in its mouth at the end of last season. After three straight state playoff appearances that yielded a 2A title in 2016 and two close semifinal losses in 2015 and 2017, the...

 

Last stop on the Listening Tour: Jackson High School

New Everett Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Ian Saltzman held three listening tours over the past two weeks, wrapping up the tour with a stop at Jackson High School. The community listening events...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    September 6, 2019

New-look Timberwolves bringing energy, enthusiasm | Football

Don’t tell the Jackson football team that this is a rebuilding or transition year. The Timberwolves haven’t lowered their expectations even with the graduation of nine all-league players, including the team’s top running back, three key... Full story

 
 By David Pan    Sports    September 6, 2019

Grizzlies preparing for major changes on offense | Football

It’s the dawn of a new era for Glacier Peak – at least on the offensive side of the football. The graduation of Ayden Ziomas, who took over as the starting quarterback during his freshman season, means the Grizzlies will have a new leader on...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    September 6, 2019

Early playoff exit provides added motivation for Wildcats

The Archbishop Murphy football team had a little bit of a bitter taste in its mouth at the end of last season. After three straight state playoff appearances that yielded a 2A title in 2016 and two...

 

Mill Creek Police Department takes first steps in creating strategic plan

Mill Creek Police Chief Greg Elwin highlighted the importance of a strategic plan for the city’s police department at a City Council meeting on Sept. 3. The strategic plan is a document used to communicate goals within the department while...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    September 6, 2019

New-look Timberwolves bringing energy, enthusiasm

Don't tell the Jackson football team that this is a rebuilding or transition year. The Timberwolves haven't lowered their expectations even with the graduation of nine all-league players, including th...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    September 6, 2019

Grizzlies preparing for major changes on offense

It's the dawn of a new era for Glacier Peak – at least on the offensive side of the football. The graduation of Ayden Ziomas, who took over as the starting quarterback during his freshman season,...

 

Evergreen State Fair collects 33,866 pounds of food on opening day

Opening day of the Evergreen State Fair rounded up 33,866 pounds of canned goods to support food banks across Snohomish County. Aug. 22 became the largest single-day food drive at the Evergreen State Fair, increasing 13% from last year. According to... Full story

 

Mill Creek blood drive supports local cause

Bloodworks Northwest hosted a blood drive at the Mill Creek City Hall North parking lot on Aug. 30. The event was moved from Central Market last minute, however, the next blood drive will be held in their parking lot on Sept. 20. This blood drive is...

 

Mill Creek blood drive supports local cause

Bloodworks Northwest hosted a blood drive at the Mill Creek City Hall North parking lot on Aug. 30. The event was moved from Central Market last minute, however, the next blood drive will be held in their parking lot on Sept. 20. This blood drive is...

 

Editor's Corner

Thoughts and words from Mill Creek's editor....

 

Evergreen State Fair collects 33,866 pounds of food on opening day

Opening day of the Evergreen State Fair rounded up 33,866 pounds of canned goods to support food banks across Snohomish County. Aug. 22 became the largest single-day food drive at the Evergreen State Fair, increasing 13% from last year. According to...

 

Mill Creek Police Department takes first steps in creating strategic plan

Mill Creek Police Chief Greg Elwin highlighted the importance of a strategic plan for the city’s police department at a City Council meeting on Sept. 3.  The strategic plan is a document used to communicate goals within the department while...

 

The Beacon welcomes new editor

Madeline Coats, 22, is the newest editor and reporter for the Mill Creek Beacon. Coats graduated from the University of Washington this past June. She has degrees in journalism and creative writing, as well as a certificate in leadership. The...

 

Overdose awareness events in Snohomish County

Thousands in Snohomish County struggle with opioid use disorder, and too many are lost to overdose. More than 100 people in Snohomish County died of overdoses in 2018. Overdose is preventable and...

 

Updates from the Public Works Department

Mill Creek City Council meetings were not held in August. As a result, staff had more time to complete other priorities. "It's not more or less work, just certainly a different pace," said Meredith...

 

One-year lid lift planned for November ballot

The Board of Fire Commissioners for Snohomish County Fire District 7 approved a resolution asking property owners to return the fire levy from $1.36 to $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed property value. The measure will be on the Nov. 5 general election...

 

MMR vaccine exemption law change applies to public and private schools

The Washington State Legislature passed a bill during the 2019 session that removes the personal and philosophical option to exempt children from the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine required for school and child-care entry. The bill took...

 

University Book Store to close Mill Creek store

The University Book Store, located in the Mill Creek Town Center, announced on Sept. 5 that the store will not be renewing its lease.  A significant rental increase contributed to the decision,...

 

The Beacon welcomes new editor l Editor's Corner

Madeline Coats, 22, is the newest editor and reporter for the Mill Creek Beacon. Coats graduated from the University of Washington this past June. She has degrees in journalism and creative writing, as well as a certificate in leadership. The...

 

Why vegetarians have less heart disease l Doctor's Rx

We know that those with diets higher in plant foods (and lower in animal foods) have a decreased risk of heart attack and stroke (as well as less diabetes and even cancer). The favorite culprit is the high fat and cholesterol content of animal...

 

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