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Awards and Prizes

1D wins big at AMAs; Dion pays tribute to Paris victims

One Direction might have debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard charts behind Justin Bieber, but they won the top award at Sunday’s American Music Awards.“This is a testament to how incredible our fans are,” Louis Tomlinson said onstage at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Date: 11/22/2015 | Entertainment


First Veterans Day parade a successMill Creek celebrated its inaugural Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 11. "Events like this one only come together with the coordination of many different people, organizations and groups," said...

Date: 11/20/2015 | Local News

In Uniform

Active DutyNaval Air Station Whidbey Island on Nov. 5 received a Secretary of the Navy Energy and Water Management Platinum Award. The Platinum Award came with $5,000 to further energy efficiency or quality of life improvements.

Date: 11/20/2015 | Local News

Medal honors two from state with integrity

There are names better known nationally among this year's recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, announced earlier this week by the White House, but...

Date: 11/20/2015 | Editorials

Record number of Mister Ugly entries

HARARE, Zimbabwe — The man who reigns as Zimbabwe’s Mister Ugly has tough competition in this year’s pageant, with organizers saying they received a record number of entries for this beauty contest with a twist.

Date: 11/13/2015 | Nation & World


Rotary hands over the keys to 1957 BelairEach year for the past 20 years, Everett Port Gardner Rotary has sold and raffled off tickets to win a "sweet ride" classic Chevy. This year's vehicle, a 1957 fully restored Chevy Belair, went...

Date: 11/13/2015 | Local News

World Series of Poker champ to be crowned, win $7.6 million

LAS VEGAS — The World Series of Poker main event returns Sunday offering a $7.6 million prize to the victor and it appears to be 24-year-old Joe McKeehen’s to lose.

Date: 11/07/2015 | Nation & World


Girl Scouts welcome baby girlGirl Scouts Troop 53243 presented a gift basket to the family of the first baby girl born at Everett's Providence Medical Center on Oct. 31.Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low was born Oct. 31. To...

Date: 11/06/2015 | Local News


Car show drives in $13K for cancer researchThe Wheels on the Waterfront Classic Charity Car Show, held Sept. 12 at the Port of Everett Marina, raised $13,750 on behalf of Providence General Foundation's Cancer Patient Assistance Fund.

Date: 10/30/2015 | Local News

He's quickest on the draw

‘Tank’ Dorman, 11, recently won a Fastest Gun Alive championship

Date: 10/30/2015 | Julie Muhlstein

This doctor’s a sweetheart: Work at nursing homes wins him Hanson award

Dr. Mark Valentine doesn’t exactly make house calls, but his visits to care facilities deliver more than medical expertise.

Date: 10/16/2015 | Julie Muhlstein

Inslee honors dog who protected trapped friend

OLYMPIA — A dog credited with standing guard for nearly a week to protect another dog that had fallen in a cistern was deemed “Washingtonian of the Day” Thursday by Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee.

Date: 10/16/2015 | Northwest


Conservation workers carry home awardsThe Snohomish Conservation District recently received the 2015 Northwest Area District of the Year award from the Washington State Conservation Commission. The local district was selected from 10 member...

Date: 10/16/2015 | Local News

Still making a difference

Snohomish Kiwanis Club receives recognition from national group

Date: 10/16/2015 | Local News

Coates, Yanagihara are among National Book Award finalists

NEW YORK — Ta-Nehisi Coates’ best-selling “Between the World and Me” and Hanya Yanagihara’s sleeper hit “A Little Life” are among the works on the shortlist for the National Book Awards.

Date: 10/15/2015 | Nation & World

James wins Booker Prize for fiction

LONDON — Marlon James became the first Jamaican winner of the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction Tuesday with a vivid, violent, exuberant and expletive-laden novel based on the attempted assassination of Bob Marley.Michael Wood, chairman of the judging panel, said...

Date: 10/15/2015 | Life

Uplifting voices

KSER celebrates those who make an impact

Date: 10/14/2015 | Julie Muhlstein


Fishing derby for the blind hauls in the funThe Everett Central Lions Club held its annual Salmon Derby For The Blind on Sept. 27. Volunteer captains and crew members assisted 42 blind and visually impaired participants. Nearly all of them caught...

Date: 10/09/2015 | Local News

Nobel literature prize winner transcends easy categories

MINSK, Belarus — With a reporter’s eye and an artist’s heart, Svetlana Alexievich writes of the catastrophes, upheaval and personal woes that have afflicted the Soviet Union and the troubled countries that succeeded it. Her writings, characterized by plain language and detail so visceral it’s...

Date: 10/08/2015 | Nation & World

A winning transformation

Everett couple created show-stopper from mess of a yard

Date: 10/08/2015 | Home and Garden


Helping hands at Mill Creek food bankAdvent Lutheran Church members on Sept. 26 helped out the Volunteers of America Mill Creek Food Bank, helping to deep-clean the facility and then sort and stock the shelves with 680 pounds of...

Date: 10/02/2015 | Local News


Foundation laid for new YMCAConstruction has officially begun on the new Stanwood-Camano Family YMCA, located at 7213 267th St. NW in Stanwood.Efforts to bring a YMCA...

Date: 09/25/2015 | Local News

Five honored United Way for their “Spirit” of giving

TULALIP — People who have volunteered countless hours and given generously to help others were to be recognized Thursday as United Way presented its annual Spirit of Snohomish County awards.State...

Date: 09/24/2015 | Local News

Big Emmy wins for Davis, Hamm, ‘Thrones,’ ‘Transparent’ ‘Veep’

LOS ANGELES — Long-standing barriers fell at Sunday’s Emmy Awards as Viola Davis became the first non-white actress to claim top drama acting honors, Jon Hamm finally won for “Mad Men,” and “Game of Thrones” overcame Emmy anti-fantasy resistance to claim the top drama award.

Date: 09/21/2015 | Entertainment


Church members take part in day of serviceHundreds of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints congregations on Sept. 12 fanned out for a Day of Service in their local neighborhoods.Volunteers painted a fence by a...

Date: 09/18/2015 | Local News

Miss Georgia Betty Cantrell wins Miss America pageant

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Miss Georgia Betty Cantrell is the new Miss America.

Date: 09/13/2015 | Nation & World


Elks provide school libraries with booksFour Everett School District elementary libraries started school with new books this year. Last spring, four librarians were asked to submit their wish lists to the Everett Elks Lodge. Elks members purchased...

Date: 09/11/2015 | Local News


Bredereck to helm new Y in StanwoodMary Bredereck has been named the new branch executive director of the Stanwood-Camano YMCA, a branch of the YMCA of Snohomish County.Bredereck has been with the YMCA...

Date: 09/04/2015 | Local News

'A good life, a good valley'

Family recognized for operating same small farm for 127 years

Date: 09/04/2015 | Local News

United Way honors Everett volunteer with Roger Bouck Award

This summer’s last AquaSox home game was Sunday, but one baseball memory will linger into fall for Steve Ahern.

Date: 09/02/2015 | Local News

Taylor wins, Miley flashes and Kanye rants

Taylor Swift won video of the year, Miley Cyrus briefly flashed one of her breasts and Kanye West ranted at the MTV Video Music Awards.After Swift won the top prize for "Bad Blood," Cyrus was backstage speaking and hiding behind a curtain, but one of her breasts...

Date: 08/31/2015 | Life

Evergreen State Fair Judging results

4H Best of Breeds — Best of Show Silkie Tavish, Kara Anderson, Arlington; Reserve Best In Show, American, (Gizzmo) Chaz Fieldson, Bothell; Abyssinian, (Loki) Chaz Fieldson, Bothell; American, (Gizzmo) Chaz, Fieldson, Bothell; Peruvian, (Merlin) Mary Johnson,...

Date: 08/31/2015 | Local News

School winners

Everett grad earns Lions service awardEverett Central Lions Club's 2015 Community Service Award was presented to Cooper James, a recent graduate from Everett High School who has spent hundreds of hours helping others in the...

Date: 08/31/2015 | Local News

Hogging the limelight

Evergreen State Fair honors Granite Falls couple

Date: 08/30/2015 | Local News


Buses stuffed for more than 1,700 kidsThe Everett Public Schools Foundation's Stuff the Bus for Kids campaign brought in thousands of school supplies and hundreds of backpack donations. Office staff at Everett School District schools will now be...

Date: 08/28/2015 | Local News

Japan considers cheaper gifts to recognize 100-year-olds

Being very old in Japan comes with perks — namely, a commemorative silver sake cup, given to each person who reaches 100.

Date: 08/22/2015 | Nation & World

Corduroy, world’s oldest living cat, loves cheese

It’s the weekend and we deserve cat news. Here it is:Say hello to Corduroy. He lives in Oregon with Ashley Reed Okura, and, at 26 years old, he’s the oldest documented living cat in the world, Guinness World Records officials confirmed this week.

Date: 08/15/2015 | Nation & World


Communities celebrate Night OutMany Snohomish County communities enjoyed National Night Out on Aug. 4. National Night Out is designed to generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs.

Date: 08/14/2015 | Local News


Always a Cougar: Ruck honored for 60 years of devotionJim Ruck, retired engineer and production manager and active community volunteer, was honored July 26 with the Washington State University Alumni Association, or WSUAA, Alumni Achievement Award...

Date: 08/07/2015 | Local News


Eagles donate thousandsThe Whidbey Island Eagles (Fraternal Order Of Eagles, Aerie 3418) of Freeland has raised thousands of dollars this year for local charities through raffles, a plant sale and other efforts.Proceeds from food sales...

Date: 07/31/2015 | Local News


Kla Ha Ya Days parade winnersKla Ha Ya Days was held July 15-19 in Snohomish. Parade winners were chosen in two categories.Drill: Gunslingers (Best in Show), Ballard Eagles (first place), North Queens Drill...

Date: 07/24/2015 | Local News

A better place to be

Mary Toews recognized for her work in sharing arts with youth

Date: 07/23/2015 | Local News


Bikers ride in with donation for food bankThe Star Touring and Riding Association Chapter 428 of Monroe raised $1,159.37 at its June 27 Poker Ride. All proceeds went to the Sky Valley Food Bank.The

Date: 07/17/2015 | Local News

A belated Bronze Star

89-year-old World War II vet surprised at picnic

Date: 07/15/2015 | Local News


Marysville teen named Dairy AmbassadorNicole Buell, of Marysville, representing Snohomish County, is the 2015-16 Washington State Dairy Ambassador. Buell was one of eight finalists at the 60th annual Washington State Dairy Ambassador contest...

Date: 07/10/2015 | Local News


NAACP bestows annual honorsThe awards presented in May at the Snohomish County NAACP National Day of Honor 2015 were: Armed Services Award, Rachel Jeanpierre, U.S. NavyVeteran of the Year, Herbie Martin

Date: 07/03/2015 | Local News


Volunteers honored for lives of serviceThe Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, sponsored by Catholic Community Services, held its annual Recognition Event on June 11, thanking 175 volunteers from across Snohomish County.

Date: 06/26/2015 | Local News


Scouts honored for rescuing womanBoy Scouts Adam Sirkis, Jordan Mielbrecht, Cameron Stout and Matt Mueller were awarded the National Medal of Merit at the Mount Baker Council...

Date: 06/19/2015 | Local News


Jam, anyone?Members of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 in Snohomish County collected nearly 1,400 pounds of peanut butter during a recent drive coordinated by the Snohomish County Central Labor Council and Snohomish County United Way.

Date: 06/12/2015 | Local News


Marysville Rotary awards scholarshipsThe Marysville Rotary Education Foundation on May 20 awarded $98,500 in scholarships and grants to local high school seniors. Awards were given to 42 students and ranged from $1,000 to $10,000, based on...

Date: 06/05/2015 | Local News


Shopping spree helps teens prep for collegeIn addition to studying hard, kids heading for college — some the first in their family to attend — have many needs, from computers and printers to pots, pans and bedding.Working with Fred...

Date: 05/29/2015 | Local News

Iconic filmmaker John Waters to receive honorary degree

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Iconic filmmaker John Waters says he was surprised to be offered an honorary degree from a prestigious Rhode Island art school. After all, he was thrown out of every school he ever went to.

Date: 05/25/2015 | Nation & World


Volunteers help wipe out graffitiThe Lynnwood Police Department Community Health and Safety Section's new Graffiti Removal Unit recently focused its efforts on a neighborhood that had been overrun by graffiti. Volunteers hailed from the police...

Date: 05/15/2015 | Local News

JBLM Green Beret honored for valor in combat in Afghanistan

TACOMA — A Green Beret was awarded the third-highest medal for valor in combat at Joint Base Lewis-McChord for his role in turning back an attack on his base in Afghanistan in 2013.The News Tribune of Tacoma reported that Sgt. 1st Class Earl Plumlee was awarded a Silver Star by the Army.

Date: 05/12/2015 | Northwest

Oregon band wins Essentially Ellington competition

NEW YORK — The American Music Program of Portland, Oregon, has won Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington high school jazz band competition after an emotional performance honoring its ailing director.

Date: 05/10/2015 | Northwest

Pasco school nurse named Washington school employee of the year

OLYMPIA — A Pasco school nurse has been named Washington state classified school employee of the year.Vickie Wright is the school nurse at Mark Twain Elementary. When she was hired by the Pasco School District 35 years ago, she was the only school nurse in the district.

Date: 05/08/2015 | Northwest


Local Sikhs recognized for volunteer workVolunteers from the Bothell-based Sikh Center of Seattle were honored April 15 by the GEO Group's Northwest Detention Center, a privately owned detention facility in Tacoma...

Date: 05/08/2015 | Local News

Everett repair shop plans another car giveaway

EVERETT — Mike and Vicki Doherty have a car to give away and are looking for a worthy recipient.This is the second year that the Dohertys, who own M&N Absolute Auto Repair in Everett, have done so.

Date: 05/06/2015 | Local News


Edmonds cyclist named commuting championRobert Stiles, of Edmonds, was named the "Curb the Congestion Champion of the Year" at Community Transit's annual Choice Connections Awards ceremony held April 23.For...

Date: 05/01/2015 | Local News

Darrington mayor receives national award for leadership

DARRINGTON — The mayor here is preparing for a White House visit to accept a national award for leadership after the deadly Oso mudslide.Meanwhile, a Darrington-Arlington partnership aimed at enlivening local business development has won the towns $50,000 and a spot in...

Date: 04/30/2015 | Local News

Man honored by state for moving historic chalet

CARLSBORG — Jeff Monroe, owner of Monroe House Moving, Inc., will receive an award for moving a historic chalet 68 feet away from the eroding edge of a river in a remote wilderness area.

Date: 04/29/2015 | Northwest

Singer Jamie Barton wins the ‘Heisman Trophy’ of music

NEW YORK— The prize dubbed the Heisman Trophy for singers is going to a Georgia native with an earth-shattering voice— and an earthy style.

Date: 04/26/2015 | Entertainment


Kiwanis fixes fence for Cocoon HouseMembers of the Kiwanis Club of Arlington gathered April 11 for a One Day service event. Club members made much-needed repairs on portions of a fence surrounding a Cocoon House property. The rain...

Date: 04/24/2015 | Local News


Dairy Ambassador candidates namedThe 2015 Snohomish County Dairy Ambassador coronation will be held April 18 at the Holiday Inn in Everett. The event will honor outgoing Ambassador Olivia Russel, of Stanwood, as six young women vie to take her...

Date: 04/17/2015 | Local News


Kiwanis celebrate another egg huntThe Lake Stevens Kiwanis club held its annual Easter egg hunt on April 5 at Highland Elementary School, continuing a 30-year tradition.Warm weather brought out lots of kids and their grandparents,...

Date: 04/10/2015 | Local News

Honored Edmonds man gives cherished memories to families of the fallen

Until several weeks ago, Michael Reagan had never heard of Citizen Honors, awards presented by the Congressional Medal of...

Date: 03/29/2015 | Local News


Acts of kindness for Down Syndrome DayThe Down Syndrome Association of Snohomish County celebrated World Down Syndrome Day on March 21 with random acts of kindness across the area."By spreading kindness in our county, we're...

Date: 03/27/2015 | Local News


Scout builds deck for nature trailNathan Egtvedt-Smith, of Everett, earned his Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout Award on Dec. 4. Egtvedt-Smith is a member of Mill Creek Troop 120, sponsored by Advent Lutheran Church.For his Eagle...

Date: 03/20/2015 | Local News

Eagles' practice pays off

Arlington bests Murphy and Monroe in scholastic competition

Date: 03/18/2015 | Local News

Herald's coverage of mudslide named finalist in Scripps Howard Awards

The Daily Herald's breaking news coverage of the first days of last year's deadly Oso mudslide was named a finalist in the 2014 Scripps Howard Awards.Top honors went to the staff of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for their coverage of...

Date: 03/17/2015 | Local News


EdCC alumna among show's design winnersA team that included Edmonds Community College horticulture alumna Lisa Bauer was awarded the Founders Cup (best in show) and a gold medal for its display garden at the 2015 Northwest Flower and Garden...

Date: 03/13/2015 | Local News


Cub Scouts honored by VFWVeterans of Foreign Wars Post 1040 awarded the Scouting Spirit and Leadership Award to Webelos Cub Scouts Dirk Smith and Justin Hecox at the Boy Scouts of America Cub Scout Pack 331 Blue...

Date: 03/06/2015 | Local News


Pokémon player named Regional ChampionAfter a weekend of head-to-head Pokémon video game battles, Conan Thompson, of Bothell, was named Pokémon Winter Regional Champion at the 2015 Pokémon Winter Regional Championships,...

Date: 02/27/2015 | Local News

The classroom is her element

Sultan science teacher’s work earns national recognition

Date: 02/27/2015 | Local News

Angell, Alexie and Eggers among new arts academy members

NEW YORK — At age 94, Roger Angell keeps collecting honors.

Date: 02/26/2015 | Life


Mukilteo school staff recognized for talentsTory Kartchner, a math teacher at Mariner High School, and Laurie Gossett, an administrative assistant in the Mukilteo School District office, were the winners of the first-semester...

Date: 02/20/2015 | Local News

Red carpet turns serious actresses into mere fashion plates

Lupita Nyong'o picked up an Oscar last year for her searing portrayal of a scarred captive in "12 Years a Slave." But many in the Academy Awards audience — just reminded of the misery depicted in a film clip — must have felt a bit mixed up when the woman they...

Date: 02/19/2015 | Opinion Columnists


Garden Club plants seeds of goodThe Everett Garden Club has been busy lately. Members recently donated $1,000 each to Discovery Elementary and View Ridge Elementary for their school garden programs.The...

Date: 02/13/2015 | Local News

Sam Smith wins 4 Grammys; Beck takes home album of the year

LOS ANGELES — Sam Smith was the king of the Grammys, taking home three of the top four awards, including song and record of the year for "Stay With Me," and best new artist, while Beck won album of the year.

Date: 02/08/2015 | Entertainment

Chris Pratt roasted

Lake Stevens grad is Harvard's Hasty Pudding winner

Date: 02/06/2015 | Entertainment


Rotary volunteers lend hand at food bankThere's sustenance available at the Volunteers of America Food Bank on Broadway in Everett. But it doesn't reach those in need until it's packaged and prepared.That was the job Jan. 17, when 11 Rotary volunteers,...

Date: 02/06/2015 | Local News

Medal of Valor could go to cities affected by mudslide

OLYMPIA — The Senate acted Friday to make it possible to award one of the state's highest honors to the communities of Arlington, Oso and Darrington for heroism their residents demonstrated in response to the deadly mudslide last March.On a 47-0 vote, the Senate passed...

Date: 01/31/2015 | Local News


Lions Clubs book carnival a successVolunteers from Everett Central, North Everett, South Everett and the new Everett Branch of Seattle Bituin Lions Clubs organized a free Lions Book Carnival at Everett's Imagine Children's...

Date: 01/30/2015 | Local News

Pharrell, Sam Smith, John Legend To Perform At Grammys

The Recording Academy announced Wednesday that Usher and Miranda Lambert also will take the stage at the Feb. 8 show in Los Angeles. Common and John Legend will perform their Golden Globe-winning, Oscar-nominated song, “Glory,” from the movie “Selma.”

Date: 01/28/2015 | Entertainment

Fourth memorial run to honor slain correctional officer Jayme Biendl

MONROE — When several hundred people gather Sunday for the annual Jayme Biendl memorial run, a few could be weighed down.And that's the way they want it.Sgt. Troy Brightbill of the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office and Sgt.

Date: 01/24/2015 | Local News

$800K in scholarships, so far

Monroe High's Chloe Cook expects she’ll still need a job

Date: 01/24/2015 | Local News


Arlington teen serves as a page in OlympiaSamuel Neunzig, a student at Arlington High School, recently spent a week working as a page for the Washington State Senate at the Capitol in Olympia. Neunzig was one of 18 students who served as Senate...

Date: 01/23/2015 | Local News


Hansen graduates from FBI trainingMountlake Terrace Police Cmdr. Doug Hansen graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, on Dec. 19 and received his certificate from FBI Director James Comey.Hansen has 33 years of...

Date: 01/16/2015 | Local News


Oso run raises more than $2,300The Oso United Christmas Run, held Dec. 6 on the Arlington Airport trail, saw 128 people cross the finish line and raised $2,317 for the Oso community. The Arlington Runners Club raised $39,059 in...

Date: 01/09/2015 | Local News


Girl Scouts collect 1,407 pounds of foodMountlake Terrace Girl Scouts Troop 41923 held a food drive before Thanksgiving outside Rogers Market and collected 1,407 pounds of food for the Concern for Neighbors Food Bank. The troop has been holding a...

Date: 12/12/2014 | Local News

Real Heroes

Red Cross honors ordinary people who saved others

Date: 12/11/2014 | Local News

Pressure performers

'Real Heroes' honored for quick actions in times of crisis

Date: 12/11/2014 | Local News


Volunteers lend hands, wheels to Stuff the BusThe Volunteers of America's Stuff A Buscharity food and toy drive continues weekends through Dec. 14. Among the volunteers on Nov. 29 was 7-year-old Allen Vernon, of...

Date: 12/05/2014 | Local News

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