County: Historic efforts recognized
The League of Snohomish County Heritage Organizations is inviting individuals and groups to submit nominations for its Malstrom Awards.
The awards recognize heritage projects completed during 2013 in Snohomish County.
The winner will be honored at a Heritage Day luncheon March 1.
The Malstrom Awards recognize outstanding contributions to preserving Snohomish County heritage.
Eligible activities include historic preservation of architecture or cultural sites, historical or genealogical research and collections, exhibits, publications (print and online), video and film, and museum work.
Applications are available at www.snocoheritage.org/malstrom-awards.
The deadline is Feb. 10.
For more information, contact Margaret Riddle, 425-355-7741 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arlington: 67th Aveune lane closed
A section of 67th Avenue NE between 211th Place NE and Lebanon Road (beneath the Highway 9 overpass) will be reduced to one lane with alternating two-way traffic so work crews can put in a curb and sidewalk.
The work began Monday, and will continue through Jan. 20. Flaggers will direct traffic during the daytime and temporary signals will operate overnight and on the weekend.
Everett: Hearing on townhomes
The Everett Planning Commission has scheduled a hearing next week to consider plans to build 100 townhomes near the north shore of Silver Lake.
The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21 on the eighth floor of the Wall Street Building, 2930 Wetmore Ave.
Commissioners are to consider two issues: a land-use plan and a shoreline permit.
Taylor Development of Bellevue recently revived the project, which had stalled under a previous owner.
The current proposal is less dense than an earlier proposal for the 12-acre property. The old plans included two high-rise buildings, 185 condos and shops.
More info: 425-257-8731
Lake Stevens: Street-naming
Plans to rename a Lake Stevens street in honor of fallen Washington State Patrol trooper Sean O’Connell are on hold until this spring.
The city has ordered honorary signs for 83rd Avenue SE, which also will keep its original name and street signs, City Administrator Jan Berg said. An installation ceremony was originally planned once the signs arrived.
Now, after talking with O’Connell’s family, city officials have decided to postpone the ceremony. It may be held closer to the May 31 anniversary date of O’Connell’s death, Berg said.
The renaming idea was brought to the City Council in 2013 by Sam Low, who later won a council seat in the November election.
In December, the Skagit River Bridge also was re-named in honor of the late trooper. O’Connell, 38, died working traffic control after the former bridge collapsed. He lived in the Lake Stevens area.
Mill Creek: 500 children get coats
Nearly 500 Snohomish County children are expected to benefit from a Mill Creek coat drive. Integrated Rehabilitation Group, an outpatient physical therapy group headquartered in Mill Creek, and One Warm Coat sponsored the December drive.
Integrated has 30 clinics in the Pacific Northwest. Each clinic participated in the coat drive.
Clothes For Kids of Snohomish County is to pick up the coats and distribute them to children in need over the next few weeks.
Monroe: School’s hall of fame grows
The man who founded Monroe High School’s hall of fame more than 30 years ago was himself inducted last week.
Denny Coates was selected for his excellence as a teacher, coach, and athletic director from 1970 to 2000, and for his support of Bearcat Athletics, according to a press release.
Coates coached multiple sports, including football, baseball, track, basketball, softball, and wrestling. He was the district athletic director of the year in 1987 and 2000.
Coates also earned several awards from Washington Secondary School Athletic Administrators’ Association.
Also inducted into the hall of fame were Alan Dickson, Kelsey Brennan, Sarah Morton and Chelsey Zimmerman.
Coates served on the selection committee for this group of nominees. The rest of the committee decided to include him as a surprise.
Dickson took the Monroe High girls basketball team to state seven times during his tenure as coach from 1994 to 2007. He was selected Wesco coach of the year in 1995. Dickson also received the KING-TV Coach Who Cares award in 2005.
Brennan, a class of 2008 graduate, went to state with the javelin all four years and became state champion her senior year. She played for New Mexico State and made all Western Athletic Conference’s first team for volleyball and track.
Morton, a class of 2007 graduate, played basketball at the University of Washington. She received the Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention 2009, 2010, and 2011. Morton also played professional ball for the Wolfenbuttel Wildcats in Germany.
Zimmerman, a class of 2004 graduate, played basketball for New Mexico Highlands University and Southern Oregon University. She twice made a National Athletic Interscholastic Association academic team. In 2008, Zimmerman was the Cascade Conference player of the year.
From Herald staff reports