Julie Muhlstein

Helen Jackson and her husband, U.S. Sen. Henry M. “Scoop” Jackson, were newlyweds when this photo was taken at the 1962 Evergreen State Fair in Monroe. They were married Dec. 16, 1961. Helen Jackson died Feb. 24 at her home in Everett. Scoop Jackson died in 1983. (Herald archives)

Helen Jackson remembered as ‘gracious, gentle and generous’

The wife of Sen. Henry M. “Scoop” Jackson died Feb. 24 at her home in Everett.

Helen Jackson and her husband, U.S. Sen. Henry M. “Scoop” Jackson, were newlyweds when this photo was taken at the 1962 Evergreen State Fair in Monroe. They were married Dec. 16, 1961. Helen Jackson died Feb. 24 at her home in Everett. Scoop Jackson died in 1983. (Herald archives)

A home of healing for survivors of sexual exploitation

Peoria Home in Everett is modeled after a similar program in Nashville.

Nira Barlow, 16, is a standout in Susannah Hall McAllister’s Everett Figure Skating Class. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Olympics light a competitive fire in local athletes

Skating and ski schools notice a bump in enrollment when the global games are under way.

Nira Barlow, 16, is a standout in Susannah Hall McAllister’s Everett Figure Skating Class. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Andy Stephens visits the Everett Marina last year in early March, the place from which he departed on a solo round-the-world sailing trip July 12, 2016. Stephens was home in Everett while his sailboat’s transmission was being repaired. His 30-foot boat, the Cascadia, was in the Philippines. He later resumed his voyage, but is now living in Tokyo. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Everett sailor’s global voyage gives way to a love of Japan

His wanderlust had faded by the time he reached his halfway point at Kuala Lumpur.

Andy Stephens visits the Everett Marina last year in early March, the place from which he departed on a solo round-the-world sailing trip July 12, 2016. Stephens was home in Everett while his sailboat’s transmission was being repaired. His 30-foot boat, the Cascadia, was in the Philippines. He later resumed his voyage, but is now living in Tokyo. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Everett Community College Student Life’s diversity and engagement coordinator Katina Brown explains some of the props she made, including this one with the Florida school shooting victims’ photographs and names, for display Wednesday and Thursday in Parks Cafe. Brown and Student Life social justice and current events coordinator Cameron Calder hope to collect donations to help those affected by Florida’s tragic shooting as well as pay respect to the victims. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

After tragedy, Everett students support Florida students

EvCC will host a 2-day event to pay respects and offer donations to victims of Parkland shooting.

Everett Community College Student Life’s diversity and engagement coordinator Katina Brown explains some of the props she made, including this one with the Florida school shooting victims’ photographs and names, for display Wednesday and Thursday in Parks Cafe. Brown and Student Life social justice and current events coordinator Cameron Calder hope to collect donations to help those affected by Florida’s tragic shooting as well as pay respect to the victims. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

She’s true blue (and gold) to her school

Everett High senior Danielle Scanes is opening a spirit gear thrift store called The Vintage Seagull.

While husband Don listens, Sylvia Irvine, of Lake Stevens, recounts some of the sweetest moments with children the couple fostered over the past 33 years. In that time, they had about 250 kids in their home and not all of them were so sweet. Sylvia has written a book about what they experienced and the emotions of their foster children through the years. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

These foster parents have touched 250 lives over 32 years

From the heartwarming to the harrowing, Sylvia and Don Irvine of Lake Stevens have seen it all.

While husband Don listens, Sylvia Irvine, of Lake Stevens, recounts some of the sweetest moments with children the couple fostered over the past 33 years. In that time, they had about 250 kids in their home and not all of them were so sweet. Sylvia has written a book about what they experienced and the emotions of their foster children through the years. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Longtime civic activist Jackie Minchew to be recognized

He’s an Everett “meeting junkie” who has led the Lowell Neighborhood Association.

At a funeral Mass for Sister Barbara Geib at St. Mary of the Valley Catholic Church in Monroe Thursday, the Rev. Phillip Bloom officiates as police, firefighters, nuns from Geib’s religious order and others listen and take part. Geib, a parish sister at the church, was Monroe’s first police chaplain. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

She was guardian to the guardians, a friend to all

Sister Barbara Geib, a pillar of Monroe Catholic parish and chaplain to first responders, dies at 85.

At a funeral Mass for Sister Barbara Geib at St. Mary of the Valley Catholic Church in Monroe Thursday, the Rev. Phillip Bloom officiates as police, firefighters, nuns from Geib’s religious order and others listen and take part. Geib, a parish sister at the church, was Monroe’s first police chaplain. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Frank McCord, former head of Everett’s Cascade Bank and CEO of Cascade Financial Corp., died Saturday, at age 87. (Family Photo)

‘Generous, kind, creative’: Banker Frank McCord dies at 87

His 32 years of civic contributions and community involvement in Everett actually were a second act.

Frank McCord, former head of Everett’s Cascade Bank and CEO of Cascade Financial Corp., died Saturday, at age 87. (Family Photo)
On her 90th birthday Monday, Doris Goertz of Lake Stevens and her daughter, Rachel O’Brien, read some pretty hilarious notes as they go through some of the 186 or so letters and cards Goertz recieved after O’Brien recruited friends to send them snail mail instead of email. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

She’s got mail — lots and lots of actual snail mail

For her mom’s 90th birthday, Rachel O’Brien recruited friends to send actual cards through the mail.

On her 90th birthday Monday, Doris Goertz of Lake Stevens and her daughter, Rachel O’Brien, read some pretty hilarious notes as they go through some of the 186 or so letters and cards Goertz recieved after O’Brien recruited friends to send them snail mail instead of email. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Just outside Stanwood’s American Legion Post 92 Thursday, Navy veteran and Post Chaplain Phil Lewis, 85, talks about major work needed on the building, which is only a few years younger than he is. Post Cmdr. Gina Seegert might appear to be suffering from a little sticker shock, considering they need to raise $90,000. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Veterans who help veterans need help of their own

Stanwood American Legion Post No. 92 is raising money to fix a rotting beam.

Just outside Stanwood’s American Legion Post 92 Thursday, Navy veteran and Post Chaplain Phil Lewis, 85, talks about major work needed on the building, which is only a few years younger than he is. Post Cmdr. Gina Seegert might appear to be suffering from a little sticker shock, considering they need to raise $90,000. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Dennis and Karen Vinar (left and right) with their daughter, Jean Voxland. The couple gave their newborn daughter up for adoption when they were teenagers in 1961. Decades later, the former high school sweethearts were married in Everett in 2015. They have written a book about being reunited and finding their daughter. (Courtesy Karen and Dennis Vinar)

Teen parents, then separate lives — and now a family reunited

These former sweethearts married in later life, then found the daughter they gave up for adoption.

Dennis and Karen Vinar (left and right) with their daughter, Jean Voxland. The couple gave their newborn daughter up for adoption when they were teenagers in 1961. Decades later, the former high school sweethearts were married in Everett in 2015. They have written a book about being reunited and finding their daughter. (Courtesy Karen and Dennis Vinar)
Hunter Standley, 6, scoots backward into a cozy cubbyhole in Wee Fit’s sensory room while holding an artificial aquarium. Hunter, who has autism, is with his mom, Breanna Standley, 25, and his grandmother, Barbara Bambrick, 63. They are all from Tulalip. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Family sets feast for the senses

Wee Fit is a new sensory play space in Everett for children on the autism spectrum.

Hunter Standley, 6, scoots backward into a cozy cubbyhole in Wee Fit’s sensory room while holding an artificial aquarium. Hunter, who has autism, is with his mom, Breanna Standley, 25, and his grandmother, Barbara Bambrick, 63. They are all from Tulalip. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Everett’s Donna Witte at the Seattle Women’s March last year. Witte plans to join the Seattle Women’s March 2.0 on Saturday. (Courtesy Donna Witte)

Everett events part of national ‘March to Impeach’

“The main thing that draws me out is the realization I have been taking this democracy for granted.”

Everett’s Donna Witte at the Seattle Women’s March last year. Witte plans to join the Seattle Women’s March 2.0 on Saturday. (Courtesy Donna Witte)
Katharine Graham, then CEO and chairwoman of the board of The Washington Post Co., looks over a copy of The Daily Herald with Larry Hanson, then The Herald’s publisher, during her visit to Everett on Sept. 20, 1984. The Washington Post Co. owned The Herald from 1978 until 2013. (Herald archives)

Everett’s brush with Katharine Graham, leader of ‘The Post’

Retired Herald publisher Larry Hanson recalls The Washington Post publisher’s visits.

Katharine Graham, then CEO and chairwoman of the board of The Washington Post Co., looks over a copy of The Daily Herald with Larry Hanson, then The Herald’s publisher, during her visit to Everett on Sept. 20, 1984. The Washington Post Co. owned The Herald from 1978 until 2013. (Herald archives)
Madison Young, 16, (foreground) works with other students, following the lead of instructor Andrew Faulkner in a hip hop dance class at Northwest Dance & Acro at Smokey Point in Arlington Thursday night. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Photographer captures pirouettes in the nation’s parks

Among Jonathan Givens’ subjects in his new book is Madison Young, a Marysville Pilchuck sophomore.

Madison Young, 16, (foreground) works with other students, following the lead of instructor Andrew Faulkner in a hip hop dance class at Northwest Dance & Acro at Smokey Point in Arlington Thursday night. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Police and social service workers search under an Everett overpass during the 2015 Point in Time survey. This year’s one-day count, which estimates the number of homeless people and works to provide services, is scheduled for Jan. 23 across Snohomish County. (Mark Mulligan / Herald file photo)

County’s annual survey of homelessness planned Jan. 23

The numbers are key to securing funding to help the area’s most vulnerable people.

Police and social service workers search under an Everett overpass during the 2015 Point in Time survey. This year’s one-day count, which estimates the number of homeless people and works to provide services, is scheduled for Jan. 23 across Snohomish County. (Mark Mulligan / Herald file photo)
DanVo’nique Bletson-Reed sings with the MLK Celebration Choir during the 2012 Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration in Everett. The Marysville woman will again be part of the choir at the 2018 Greater Everett Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration 3 p.m. Sunday at Everett’s Bethany Christian Assembly. (Herald file)

Keeping the dream alive at events through the weekend

Spencer Haywood is among those scheduled to speak in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

DanVo’nique Bletson-Reed sings with the MLK Celebration Choir during the 2012 Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration in Everett. The Marysville woman will again be part of the choir at the 2018 Greater Everett Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration 3 p.m. Sunday at Everett’s Bethany Christian Assembly. (Herald file)
Nick Spicher, a new program innovation manager at Everett’s Imagine Children’s Museum, talks with Ezra Tamas, 5, Wednesday, while the youngster builds things with educational toys called brackitz. Ezra, who will turn 6 in a few days, goes to the museum nearly every week with his mom, Estera Tamas. Spicher has become a media sensation after appearing on “Jeopardy!” (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Nick Spicher, a new program innovation manager at Everett’s Imagine Children’s Museum, talks with Ezra Tamas, 5, Wednesday, while the youngster builds things with educational toys called brackitz. Ezra, who will turn 6 in a few days, goes to the museum nearly every week with his mom, Estera Tamas. Spicher has become a media sensation after appearing on “Jeopardy!” (Dan Bates / The Herald)