At a Sept. 19 meeting, Mountlake Terrace staff (from left) Dustin DeKoekkoek and Ken Courtmanch thank Eagle Scout candidates Dustyn Stelter and Reagan Tedrow for their work at Evergreen Playfield. (Contributed photo)

At a Sept. 19 meeting, Mountlake Terrace staff (from left) Dustin DeKoekkoek and Ken Courtmanch thank Eagle Scout candidates Dustyn Stelter and Reagan Tedrow for their work at Evergreen Playfield. (Contributed photo)

Applause (Sept. 30, 2016)

Mountlake Terrace honors Eagle Scout candidates

The Mountlake Terrace City Council recognized two Eagle Scout candidates at its Sept. 19 meeting for projects completed at Evergreen Playfield.

Dustyn Stelter installed a new stone retaining wall to replace an old wooden wall.

Reagan Tedrow installed a new set of bleachers at the soccer field and a new bench near the tennis courts.

Emergency crews honored with Phoenix Award

The Marysville Fire District on Sept. 21 presented eight staff with the Phoenix Award for their roles in a responding to a call for an unresponsive man earlier this year.

The Phoenix Award honors those whose extraordinary actions contribute to the saving of a life wherein the patient is able to return to the standard or quality of life previously enjoyed.

Honored were Marysville Fire District Capt. Basil Bailey and firefighters Josh Olsen and Chad Solbakken; Lake Stevens Fire Capt. Keith Terry, firefighter-paramedics Brandon Mauer and Eric Jones, and firefighter Josh Duncan; and SNOPAC dispatcher Kate Dotson.

Jay Byram, whose life was saved, and his wife Jill, who delivered CPR until emergency crews arrived, were on hand for the award presentation.

Stantec employees clean up park

More than 60 employees from Stantec’s Lynnwood office came out to Lynnwood’s Wilcox Park for a volunteer work party on Sept. 21. Volunteers thinned brush, removed invasive plants, and did other general maintenance work at the 40-acre park.

Egg artists raise money for hospice care

The Egg Artist Guild of Washington recently presented a check for $1,355 to Providence Hospice and Home Care of Snohomish County. The money was raised by selling raffle tickets for a chance to win an decorated egg worth at least $150. The prized eggs are donated by guild members each year at the state Decorated Egg Show, held the second weekend of July each year at the Holiday Inn Downtown Everett.

To submit news for Applause, email

Talk to us

More in Local News

An example of the Malicious Women Co. products (left) vs. the Malicious Mermaid's products (right). (U.S. District Court in Florida)
Judge: Cheeky candle copycat must pay Snohomish company over $800K

The owner of the Malicious Women Co. doesn’t expect to receive any money from the Malicious Mermaid, a Florida-based copycat.

A grave marker for Blaze the horse. (Photo provided)
After Darrington woman’s horse died, she didn’t know what to do

Sidney Montooth boarded her horse Blaze. When he died, she was “a wreck” — and at a loss as to what to do with his remains.

A fatal accident the afternoon of Dec. 18 near Clinton ended with one of the cars involved bursting into flames. The driver of the fully engulfed car was outside of the vehicle by the time first responders arrived at the scene. (Whidbey News-Times/Submitted photo)
Driver sentenced in 2021 crash that killed Everett couple

Danielle Cruz, formerly of Lynnwood, gets 17½ years in prison. She was impaired by drugs when she caused the crash that killed Sharon Gamble and Kenneth Weikle.

A person walks out of the Everett Clinic on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The Everett Clinic changing name to parent company Optum in 2024

The parent company says the name change will not affect quality of care for patients in Snohomish County.

Tirhas Tesfatsion (GoFundMe) 20210727
Lynnwood settles for $1.7 million after 2021 suicide at city jail

Jail staff reportedly committed 16 safety check violations before they found Tirhas Tesfatsion, 47, unresponsive in her cell.

A semi-truck rolled over blocking all traffic lanes Thursday morning on I-5 north just south of Arlington on Sept. 21, 2023. (Washington State Patrol)
Overturned trailer spills fish onto I-5 near Arlington, closing lanes

The crash blocked all lanes, forcing drivers going north during rush hour to use the left shoulder.

The Marysville Municipal Jail is pictured Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023, in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Marysville weighs mandatory jail time for repeated ‘public disorder’

The “three strikes” proposal sets a minimum sentence of 30 days in jail for crimes like public drug use and trespassing.

Everett police on patrol heard gunshots near 26th Street and Lombard Avenue and closed off multiple roads as they investigated on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023. (Everett Police Department)
3 teens arrested after gunfire in downtown Everett

No one was injured. Police heard gunfire in the area of 26th Street and Lombard Avenue.

It’s time to celebrate and say thanks

Local journalism — and community support — will be the stars of Behind the News Stories on Oct. 24 in Edmonds.

Most Read