Around the County: Lake Stevens road to close for work

Crews plan to close E. Soper Hill Road where it intersects Highway 9 from 6 a.m. Tuesday to 7 a.m. Wednesday to finish work on underground storm drains.

A half-mile stretch of Soper Hill Road will be closed during the work. Nearby residents will have access to their homes during the closures. A short and clearly-marked detour route will guide drivers around the closure.

The work is part of the widening of Highway 9 between Lundeen Parkway and Highway 92. For more information, go to

Mukilteo: Meetings set for annexation

The city has scheduled three open houses about its annexation proposal. Two of the open houses will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Tuesday and Oct. 12. Another open house this week is scheduled for 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall, 11930 Cyrus Way. City voters Nov. 2 will have the opportunity to weigh-in on annexation in an advisory ballot.

More info: 425-263-8000.

Everett: Teacher of year honored

The Everett School Board plans to honor Jo Anne Buiteweg this afternoon at its meeting.

Buiteweg was named the region’s teacher of the year in June. The Everett School District belongs to a five-county region including 34 other districts.

Buiteweg, an English teacher at Sequoia High School, started working for the district in 1990. As the region’s teacher of the year, she can travel the state, sharing her expertise on education and advocating for issues she holds near and dear.

The board meets at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Educational Service Center, 4730 Colby Ave.

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Victims of drunken driving to be honored

A ceremony to honor victims killed by drunk drivers in Snohomish County is set for 1 p.m. Wednesday, at McCollum Park, 600 128th St., Everett

Executive Aaron Reardon and members of the Snohomish County DUI and Target Zero Task Force will unveil 13 tiles for DUI victims being commemorated on a DUI Victims Memorial Wall.

The Snohomish County DUI Victims Memorial Wall is the first of its kind in the state.

The initial unveiling of 45 tiles took place July 19, 2001. With this year’s additions of 13 names, the front of the wall will include 125 Snohomish County DUI victims.

“Families would rather have their loved ones alive and well than a marker on a memorial wall,” Reardon said. “However, until these senseless and avoidable tragedies stop, we must continue drawing awareness to them.”

The names on this year’s tiles are Bradley Agerup, Melissa Agerup, Douglas C. Allen, Sheena Blair, Jeanette M. Cline Manske, Janelle Cooper, Kurt Gessner, Joshua Haggerton, Marco Lopez-Silva, Elisa Kaye Older, Martin A. Ramirez, Hilda Woods and Thomas Woods.

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