Julie Muhlstein

“A Deadly Wind,” John Dodge’s new book about the Columbus Day Storm, has on its cover a photo of the collapse of the Campbell Hall bell tower at the Oregon College of Education, now Western Oregon University, in Monmouth, Oregon, north of Corvallis. (Oregon State University Press)

Columbus Day Storm revisited in new book, ‘A Deadly Wind’

Author and people here remember Oct. 12, 1962, when a big blow born of a typhoon claimed 46 lives.

“A Deadly Wind,” John Dodge’s new book about the Columbus Day Storm, has on its cover a photo of the collapse of the Campbell Hall bell tower at the Oregon College of Education, now Western Oregon University, in Monmouth, Oregon, north of Corvallis. (Oregon State University Press)
Patti Soper-Roodzant, a longtime employee at Everett’s Safeway on Broadway, died Sept. 12 in a car accident. (Family photo)

I knew her only as ‘Patti,’ the always-smiling grocery checker

Patti Soper-Roodzant, who died in a crash last month, was a tireless bright light at a Safeway in Everett.

Patti Soper-Roodzant, a longtime employee at Everett’s Safeway on Broadway, died Sept. 12 in a car accident. (Family photo)
Everett writer Richard Porter has a new book, “Smokestackers!” The short book is about what he calls the “common folklore” of Everett. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Everett’s tenacity celebrated in new book of real-life tales

Blogger Richard Porter looks to the past, finds stories of characters who exemplify city’s grit.

Everett writer Richard Porter has a new book, “Smokestackers!” The short book is about what he calls the “common folklore” of Everett. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Photographer who spent hours with Ted Bundy awaits TV show

“I was just photographing a person named Ted,” says the Pulitzer Prize-winner, who lives in Everett.

A teen’s anti-bullying message: ‘Weigh it before you say it’

Cruelty in sixth grade stuck with her, but a student from Lake Stevens turned it into a positive.

The Taisey family steps out of their “little house on the water” (left) to walk down the Everett Marina pier to nearby Boxcar Park. From left, they are Joy, 11, Arianna, 10, Caleb, 4, Jacy, Felicity, 7, Ryan and Trusty the dog. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Life’s cozy for family of six in ‘little house on the water’

Now moored at the Everett Marina, they hope to trade their Cruise-A-Home for sailing the world.

The Taisey family steps out of their “little house on the water” (left) to walk down the Everett Marina pier to nearby Boxcar Park. From left, they are Joy, 11, Arianna, 10, Caleb, 4, Jacy, Felicity, 7, Ryan and Trusty the dog. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Ivy Jacobsen, now a Bothell police officer, spoke about being a survivor of sexual abuse at her graduation from Lake Stevens High School in 2014. (Photo by Ian Terry / Herald File)

This Lake Stevens High grad was believed; her abuser is in prison

Vocal victims are brave, but rare. ‘We’re not in a changed world yet.’

Ivy Jacobsen, now a Bothell police officer, spoke about being a survivor of sexual abuse at her graduation from Lake Stevens High School in 2014. (Photo by Ian Terry / Herald File)
Preston Dwoskin, 26, is a former student in the Marysville School District’s 18-21 program, part of special education. He now is employed by the transition program, guiding other students toward work opportunities. Born with profound hearing loss, he has been an advocate for people with disabilities. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Once in special education, now on the job in 18-21 program

Marysville’s Preston Dwoskin works for a transition program that aims to foster job opportunities.

Preston Dwoskin, 26, is a former student in the Marysville School District’s 18-21 program, part of special education. He now is employed by the transition program, guiding other students toward work opportunities. Born with profound hearing loss, he has been an advocate for people with disabilities. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Donna Leifer, 88, (left) and her daughter Melody-Leifer Fitzmaurice, 50, glance up past one of the three chandeliers hanging beneath white fabric canopies that have covered countless weddings over the last 27 years at Marysville’s Leifer Manor. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Leifer Manor, where hundreds married, now Marysville history

It’s retirement time for Donna Leifer, 88. who is closing the outdoor wedding venue.

Donna Leifer, 88, (left) and her daughter Melody-Leifer Fitzmaurice, 50, glance up past one of the three chandeliers hanging beneath white fabric canopies that have covered countless weddings over the last 27 years at Marysville’s Leifer Manor. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
United Way’s Reeves/Sievers founders’ Award was presented to the Rodland family Thursday. Buzz and Carol Rodland also received the award in 2010. (United Way photo)

At United Way breakfast, focus is on helping whole families

The agency hosted a conversation about poverty at its annual awards event.

United Way’s Reeves/Sievers founders’ Award was presented to the Rodland family Thursday. Buzz and Carol Rodland also received the award in 2010. (United Way photo)
Neil Hill, 80, enjoys his daily trek along the Interurban Trail in Lynnwood Monday. A missing link of the trail will open next week. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Link’s no longer missing along Interurban Trail in Lynnwood

With work near South Lynnwood Park complete, public invited to take a stroll or ride on new section.

Neil Hill, 80, enjoys his daily trek along the Interurban Trail in Lynnwood Monday. A missing link of the trail will open next week. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Devin Boyd at Forester Pass in Sequoia National Park. At 13,200 feet it is the highest point on the Pacific Crest Trail. (Photo Devin Boyd)

On Pacific Crest Trail, some days golden, other times down

Before his 21st birthday, he left his Granite Falls home to “get out there” and hike 1,200 miles.

Devin Boyd at Forester Pass in Sequoia National Park. At 13,200 feet it is the highest point on the Pacific Crest Trail. (Photo Devin Boyd)
Ken Gaydos, a longtime police and fire department chaplain in south Snohomish County, leads a procession during the 2006 funeral for Charles “Chuck” Cain, a member of the Edmonds Fire Safety Foundation. Gaydos died Monday. He was 79. (Herald file)

In people’s very worst moments, chaplain Ken Gaydos was there

The Edmonds man started Support 7 and aided police, firefighters and those affected by crises in south county.

Ken Gaydos, a longtime police and fire department chaplain in south Snohomish County, leads a procession during the 2006 funeral for Charles “Chuck” Cain, a member of the Edmonds Fire Safety Foundation. Gaydos died Monday. He was 79. (Herald file)
As they stroll past trophy cases, down hallways connecting Snohomish High School’s athletic facilities, a small group of 1942 graduates appear more than a little impressed Tuesday with the quality and quantity of honors Snohomish High students have accumulated. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

76 years after Snohomish graduation, they’re back in school

Old friends enjoy a tour and lunch at their alma mater, a campus that looks mostly new to them.

As they stroll past trophy cases, down hallways connecting Snohomish High School’s athletic facilities, a small group of 1942 graduates appear more than a little impressed Tuesday with the quality and quantity of honors Snohomish High students have accumulated. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Justin Tinsley’s eyes are filled with the hope of a man whose dream is to act in 100 plays, and the tough reality of battling cancer. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Stage is a passion for local actor fighting real-life foe

Theaters in Edmonds and Everett give their applause to Justin Tinsley, who’s hoping to beat cancer.

Justin Tinsley’s eyes are filled with the hope of a man whose dream is to act in 100 plays, and the tough reality of battling cancer. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Of nearly 2,000 who have committed suicide by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge, Kevin Hines is one of only about 30 who survived. (Photo courtesy Kevin Hines)

He jumped from Golden Gate, lived to bring message of hope

Kevin Hines will share his challenges with mental illness at a fundraising event for Compass Health.

Of nearly 2,000 who have committed suicide by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge, Kevin Hines is one of only about 30 who survived. (Photo courtesy Kevin Hines)

‘They didn’t want to look back’: A fellow POW’s family remembers

Wesley Schierman, who died in 2014, was a prisoner with John McCain in the “Hanoi Hilton.”

Mike and Debbie Warfield (left), who lost their 24-year-old son Spencer to a heroin overdose, listen with others to speakers at “A Night to Remember, A Time to Act.” The event, Thursday night at the courhouse plaza, drew attention to the opioid crisis. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Loved ones lost to drugs, but families keep up their fight

Before International Overdose Awareness Day, a local gathering aims to counter stigma of addiction.

Mike and Debbie Warfield (left), who lost their 24-year-old son Spencer to a heroin overdose, listen with others to speakers at “A Night to Remember, A Time to Act.” The event, Thursday night at the courhouse plaza, drew attention to the opioid crisis. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Arthur Grossman Park? Glacier View? Name isn’t a done deal

The Everett City Council will take its time before settling on a name for a park near the new YMCA.

During the Everett Art Walk on Thursday, Laurie Povey Crawford (right) and Dottie Villesvik look at the large, east-facing stained-glass window with the interior lights turned down at First Presbyterian Church. The stained glass windows were created in 1910 by Povey Brothers Studio, where her great-grandfather, George Povey, worked with his brothers in Portland. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Stained glass windows offer glimpse of history, philanthropy

At Everett Art Walk, people hear from women whose ancestors were responsible for church’s treasures.

During the Everett Art Walk on Thursday, Laurie Povey Crawford (right) and Dottie Villesvik look at the large, east-facing stained-glass window with the interior lights turned down at First Presbyterian Church. The stained glass windows were created in 1910 by Povey Brothers Studio, where her great-grandfather, George Povey, worked with his brothers in Portland. (Dan Bates / The Herald)