Did you miss your news last week? Here’s a selection of the week’s top news items from across Snohomish County as they appeared in The Herald. For the full stories, go to www.heraldnet.com.
Sunday, Oct. 8
Gang activity on rise in county: Snohomish County sheriff’s detective Steve Haley spotted them right away.
They all were dressed in white, bandanas pulled low on their foreheads. The teenage boys swaggered into the Evergreen State Fair in Monroe.
They were looking for attention.
Sheriff’s deputies warned the teens they could attract the wrong kind of attention.
Someone – a real gang member – might take them seriously. Their idea of fun could get them hurt.
Monday, Oct. 9
City settles lawsuit for $500,000: The city of Everett has decided to spend $500,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by the family of a Tulalip man who died after a November 2002 struggle with Everett police.
The settlement spares the family of Mylo Harvey, 19, the ordeal of a federal civil rights trial, and it should send a message to Everett police that they need to change their approach to arrests involving people who are acting irrationally, Jim Lobsenz, a Seattle attorney representing the young man’s family, said Friday.
Tuesday, Oct. 10
Nuke test worries immigrants: Korean immigrants in Snohomish County and throughout the area Monday condemned a reported nuclear weapons test by North Korea, calling for careful, stern actions from the United States and neighboring nations of the secretive country.
“For (North Korean leader Kim Jong Il) to test against all the warnings, this is appalling,” said state Sen. Paull Shin, D-Mukilteo.
Wednesday, Oct. 11
Granite Falls has state’s top teacher: An energetic Granite Falls music teacher was named the state’s Teacher of the Year on Tuesday.
Andrea Peterson, who has taught vocal and instrumental music for 10 years, learned about the honor at a ceremony in Seattle. State Superintendent Terry Bergeson made the surprise announcement.
“I’m sort of shell-shocked,” Peterson said. “It’s an amazing honor.”
Thursday, Oct. 12
Golf courses struggle; Everett may raise fees: Everett’s Walter E. Hall Golf Course is one of Washington’s most heavily played courses, yet it has lost money every year for the past six years.
Legion Memorial Park, Everett’s other city-owned golf course, also has ended every season in the red during the same period.
“It’s just expensive to maintain and probably more than it should be,” said Paul Kaftanski, Everett’s new parks director.
Friday, Oct. 13
FBI profilers join hunt for killer: Snohomish County homicide detectives have some of the answers.
They know where, when and how Mary Cooper and Susanna Stodden were shot to death July 11 as they hiked along the Pinnacle Lake Trail.
But they don’t know why the mother and daughter were killed.
Answering that question hopefully will lead to whoever pulled the trigger, Snohomish County Sheriff Rick Bart said Thursday.
Saturday, Oct. 14
Vandals hit church: The church on the hill in Silvana is more than a place for parishioners to worship God on a sunny Sunday morning.
Some of their grandparents were married there and a few of their great-grandparents are buried in the cemetery next to the church.
Built in 1890 by a small congregation of mainly Scandinavian settlers, the church is a tied to Silvana’s past.