Lindsay Krell, daughter of Scott and Denise Krell of Mill Creek, has been awarded the Dickenson Fellowship Award of $1,500 from Seattle Pacific University, where she is a second-year nursing student.

March of Dimes walk participants honored

The March of Dimes recently honored teams and individual walkers who participated in the WalkAmerica event in Everett in May. More than 700 walkers joined the effort and more than $160,000 was raised for March of Dimes research and programs that benefit premature babies.

Top individual fundraisers were Kathleen Lefcourt, Robert Lefcourt, Nancy Lefcourt, Katie Rohs, Pam Van Gerpen, Dawn Joao, Kathy Hope, Emily Mang, Merwyn Banks and Tanya Hansen. Top family teams were Maddie’s Movers, Tess and Sam, and Walk with Grace.

The largest teams came from Providence Everett Medical Center, Contour Aerospace and Walk with Grace. The top fundraising teams were employees from Kmart, Providence Everett Medical Center and Kindercare.

District 4 volunteers ready to fight fires

Snohomish County Fire District 4 in Snohomish and North County Fire and Emergency Medical Services of Stanwood have 20 new volunteer firefighters. The joint training program, a cost-saver for both departments, has trained more than 65 personnel in three years.

Recent training graduates are Alex Head, Jeff Sims, Luke McPherson, Kenny Canady, Thomas Kantak, Elise Brock-Anderson, Kirk Gomez, Matt Uplinger, Emmett Woolley, Gabe Moss, David Gillespie, Daniel Morsk, Chris Clark, Brandon Schmitt, Jeff Stewart, Ronnie Morton, Rob Smith, Craig Petersen, Terry Green and Joel Zielie.

For more information about the program, call 360-568-2141.

Knights of Columbus name new officers

The Knights of Columbus, Council 763 of Everett, has named its new officers for the 2006-2007 year. They are Steven Johnson, grand knight; Tony Enders, deputy grand knight; Edward Himebaugh, financial secretary; Marvin Johnston, chancellor; David Leferink, recorder; Leonard Rochon, treasurer; Ronald Forgey, advocate; Raymond Felderhoff, warden; Stanley Jozefczyk, Gene Brown, Chris Bly, trustees; Michael Endart, inside guard; and Neil Keefe, outside guard.

Stefansson wins Ocean Bowl award

Emily Stefansson has won a 2006 National Ocean Sciences Bowl Scholarship from the Consortium of Oceanographic Research and Education in Washington, D.C. She won the honor for her continued high academic achievement in the marine sciences field.

The award, given annually to four scholars from across the country, is an extension of the National Ocean Scholar Program designed to support students who plan to study marine and coastal science in college. Recipients receive a two-year award of $6,000. Stefansson, who will begin her studies this fall at Western Washington University, recently graduated from Woodinville High School.

Everett-Port Gardner Rotary picks president

Bill Weiand, 44, vice president of the private banking group at Frontier Bank in Everett, was recently installed as president of the 2006-2007 Everett-Port Gardner Rotary Club. The club meets at 7:15 a.m. Wednesdays, Everett Golf and Country Club, 1500 52nd St. SE.

Weiand earned his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Washington. A Mukilteo resident, Weiand also is active as a volunteer for the Mukilteo YMCA and Camp Fire USA.

Chamber, college name top student

Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce and Cascadia Community College have joined together for the first time to honor a student of the month.

Sarah Leonard, July’s top student, graduated from Bothell High School. She has tutored children in Thailand, is currently involved with AmeriCorps and is on the president’s list for academic achievement at Cascadia.

After completing an associate’s degree at Cascadia, Leonard plans to study global studies at the Bothell campus of the University of Washington.

District 26 firefighters complete training

Six new volunteers with SnohomishCounty Fire District 26 have completed training in basic structural fire fighting. The training included two days at the state fire training academy in North Bend. Jacob Howard, Chris Christiansen, Brittanie Switzer, Chris Carrigan, Bobbie Low and Brandon Vargas are the new firefighters. Fire District 26, which covers 36 square miles surrounding Gold Bar, is a staffed volunteer fire department.

Hall leads regional Elks association

At its recent national convention, the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks installed Ann C. Hall of Everett Elks Lodge 479 as the new leader of the North District of the Washington State Elks Association.

Independence Day parade winners listed

Winners in the Everett Jaycees Community Fourth of July Parade included Pirates of Treasure Island, the Biringer Farms trolley, the Sons of Norway float with Queen Alyssa Arnestad, American Towing, Christian Motorcyclists Association, Sky Valley Antique Tractor Club, Everett Area Chamber of Commerce’s patriotic float, Everett First Baptist Church’s Fun in the Sun float, March of Dimes, Voyager Middle School marching band, Tacoma Scots Pipe Band, Everett Cadets Drill Team, Clan Heather Dancers, Everett High School NJROTC, Southeast Family YMCA Cheer Camp, Furry Tails of Everett Animal Shelter, Pinehurst and Beverly Park Neighborhood Trolley.

Supporters and sponsors of the parade included Gen-X Signs, Ariel Screenprinting, Awards of Praise, Gala Carriage Co., Bickford Ford, city of Everett, Everett Parks Department, Everett Police Department, Naval Air Station Whidbey Operations Department and the Washington Jaycees.

Brier student is grand marshal for SeaScare

Megan Resler, who recently completed the eighth grade at Brier Terrace Middle School, will be the grand marshal at this year’s Brier SeaScare Porch Light Parade for kids on Aug. 9.

During the school year Megan was named a semi-finalist in a national art contest with her 246-pound cow “Luseal,” depicting the great Chicago fire. The cow will also appear in the parade.

The Brier Parks Board puts on the annual nautical-theme festival. The parade, sponsored by Brier Realty, encourages children to dress as pirates, scary sea creatures, mermaids and other characters. Also part of the all-night event is a salmon derby, Scottish pipe band and an outdoor showing of the movie “King Kong.” For more information, go online to

Sand sculpting winners announced

The Edmonds Parks and Recreation Department has named the winners of its Golden Bucket Award for best sand castles and other creations. Recent rain didn’t stop 85 kids and adults from showing up at Edmonds Marina Beach for the contest, which had two categories, “Most Original” and “Castle with Drawbridge and Moat.”

Winners in the most original category were Dylan, Rory and Mike O’Day of Brier; Laura Lander, Amara Burt and Vinnie Garcha of Edmonds; and Caroline Phillips, Lauren Farrar and Josie Tilbury, also of Edmonds.

The sandcastle category awards went to the Edmonds Boys &Girls Club group of Chase DeAlba, Matias Rivarola, Matias Jimenez, Zach Hilton and Ian Tro, as well as Kaia Barnes-Smith and Allie Ver Valen of Edmonds and Lacey Lober of Lake Forest Park.

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