Holly Faller (with certificate), a Snohomish County planning department supervisor, was recognized on Jan. 4 for her support of employees who serve in the military. She was nominated by Dave Lente (far right), an Army reservist who works in her office. (Snohomish County)

Holly Faller (with certificate), a Snohomish County planning department supervisor, was recognized on Jan. 4 for her support of employees who serve in the military. She was nominated by Dave Lente (far right), an Army reservist who works in her office. (Snohomish County)

Snohomish County supervisor honored for patriotism

Holly Faller has received a Patriot Award from a Department of Defense program that fosters cooperation between civilian employers and workers who serve in the military. Faller works as a permitting supervisor with the county’s Department of Planning & Development Services. She was nominated by David Lente, a permit technician in her office who’s an Army reserve warrant officer. “She has given me guidance and support whenever I needed it,” Lente said. The Patriot Award is given out by Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.

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Kiwanis Club of Snohomish Students of the Quarter. (Snohomish Education Foundation)

Kiwanis Club of Snohomish Students of the Quarter. (Snohomish Education Foundation)

Kiwanis names students of the quarter

The Kiwanis Club of Snohomish recently recognized Snohomish School District Students of the Quarter at a breakfast. They are Centennial Middle School seventh-grader Isiah Garcia and eighth-grader Miranda Preston; Valley View Middle School seventh-grader Madison Stumpf and eighth-grader Nathan Morello; AIM High School students Chandler Mooney and Joseph Kaylor; Glacier Peak High School freshman Brooke Ojala, sophomore Ryan Krismer, junior Lindsay Ardry and senior Teran Ruprecht; Snohomish High School freshman Anna Kowalchyk, sophomore Aleda Henderson, junior Bianca Bahr and senior Carter Cushing.

Driver/Operator Matt Suhayda plays with a child during a visit in July. (Snohomish County Fire District 7)

Driver/Operator Matt Suhayda plays with a child during a visit in July. (Snohomish County Fire District 7)

District 7 firefighters help burn victims

Over the last year, several members of Snohomish County Fire District 7 have paid visits to the Burn Center at Harborview Medical Center. They’ve brought pizza for the nurses, administration staff, patients and their families. They also have played with the patients and have built teddy bears and delivered them to children, and a few adults, going through burn or trauma injury treatments.

“The firefighters who have visited the Burn Center all come away wanting to visit again,” said Evan Adolf, a battalion chief with Snohomish County Fire District 7.

Adolf, who leads Fire District 7’s Honor Guard, coordinates the visits with Melissa Bearm of the Washington State Council of Firefighters Burn Foundation.

Probationary firefighters on Jan. 17 donated two push car fire engines for the children to play with.

“Every kid needs a fire truck to play with,” said Probationary Firefighter Johnson Brooks.

Fire district members plan to keep visiting the Burn Center.

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