North County Update

Arlington: Another state lottery winner

Robert Gates of Arlington won $70,000 playing Hit 5, a draw game from Washington’s Lottery. He bought his ticket on Christmas Day at the 7-Eleven store on Smokey Point Boulevard in Arlington.

Gates is a truck driver. He is Arlington’s second jackpot winner in the past two months. In November, Kristopher Johnson won $6.5 million playing Lotto.

Darrington: Library has vacation activities for students

Winter break activities for school-age kids are offered at Darrington Library, 1005 Cascade St.

At 2 p.m. today, children and their families can join their friends for an afternoon of games. At 2 p.m. Thursday, a program called Beads and Beading is scheduled.

Granite Falls: City Council plans talks on police chief’s contract

The Granite Falls City Council is scheduled to consider an amendment to Police Chief Tony Domish’s contract tonight. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 206 S. Granite Ave.

City council members have been discussing an extension of Domish’s four-year contract, which would otherwise expire in June.

The council is also scheduled to discuss changes to the city’s 2010 budget.

More info: 360-691-6441.

Deadline nears for nominees to school district hall of fame

Nomination forms are available on the Granite Falls School District Web site for new members to the high school’s alumni hall of fame.

The hall of fame was established in 1994 to honor graduates who were active in school activities and have gone on to become positive role models.

Nominations are due Jan. 15 and should be sent to Debbie Lindahl, 1401 100th St. NE, Granite Falls, WA 98252.

Forms are available at or by calling the high school at 360-691-7713.

One woman and one man will be honored at a varsity basketball game Feb. 5.

Marysville: City offers discount drug card

Starting today, Marysville is offering a discount card that gives city residents an average of 20 percent savings on prescription drugs.

The city has access to the discount through its membership in the National League of Cities.

The card is free to all Marysville residents, regardless of age, income or existing health insurance. This includes people without health insurance or a traditional benefits plan and those with prescriptions not covered by insurance.

The card may be used at participating pharmacies. The program is administered by CVS Caremark.

More info: or 360-363-8000.

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