Julie Muhlstein

Elizabeth Ruth Wallace on skis in Sun Valley, Idaho, in 1966 with her husband, pharmacist Bryan Wallace. Since her death in 2016, the Elizabeth Ruth Wallace Living Trust has donated millions of dollars to nonprofit groups, parks and other organizations. (Courtesy Cheri Ryan)

Edmonds-area native’s living trust has given away millions

Through her generosity, Elizabeth Ruth “Bette” Wallace’s legacy endures.

Elizabeth Ruth Wallace on skis in Sun Valley, Idaho, in 1966 with her husband, pharmacist Bryan Wallace. Since her death in 2016, the Elizabeth Ruth Wallace Living Trust has donated millions of dollars to nonprofit groups, parks and other organizations. (Courtesy Cheri Ryan)
From left, library historian Lisa Labovitch, Jerry Solie (standing), and history buffs Dave Ramstad and William Vincent (right) enjoy one another’s light conversation while studying images in dozens of scrapbooks and photo albums Tuesday night at the Everett Public Library. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Sleuthing the history and mysteries of a city

Everett Public Library opens its photo albums, scrapbooks to amateur historians

From left, library historian Lisa Labovitch, Jerry Solie (standing), and history buffs Dave Ramstad and William Vincent (right) enjoy one another’s light conversation while studying images in dozens of scrapbooks and photo albums Tuesday night at the Everett Public Library. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Bill Prochnau (right) received an Everett Junior College Distinguished Alumnus Award from then-Herald Publisher Larry Hanson at the college’s Grand Reunion in August 1997. Prochnau, a renowned journalist and author, died March 28 in Washington, D.C. (Photo courtesy Larry O’Donnell)

Bill Prochnau chronicled the world — and threw 2 no-hitters

The Everett native is dead at 80 after a distinguished journalism career in Seattle and D.C.

Bill Prochnau (right) received an Everett Junior College Distinguished Alumnus Award from then-Herald Publisher Larry Hanson at the college’s Grand Reunion in August 1997. Prochnau, a renowned journalist and author, died March 28 in Washington, D.C. (Photo courtesy Larry O’Donnell)

Locals reflect on the 50 years since MLK’s assassination

Recalls state Rep. John Lovick, the former county executive and sheriff: “I just felt that hope was lost.”

Make-A-Wish kid Jayla Kemp, 11, from Fulton, Missouri, celebrates for a moment before she chooses as much as she wishes Wednesday at Funko in Everett. The “Welcome Jayla” sign is for her, and Make-A-Wish Foundation really did make it happen for this preteen who suffers from cystic fibrosis. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Funko opens its doors to Make-A-Wish recipient

Cystic fibrosis patient Jayla Kemp, 11, and her dad share a routine built around Funko fandom.

Make-A-Wish kid Jayla Kemp, 11, from Fulton, Missouri, celebrates for a moment before she chooses as much as she wishes Wednesday at Funko in Everett. The “Welcome Jayla” sign is for her, and Make-A-Wish Foundation really did make it happen for this preteen who suffers from cystic fibrosis. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Capt. Christopher Vanghele, of the Newtown Police Department in Connecticut, spoke Wednesday at a fundraiser for Victim Support Services. He led the initial entry team at Sandy Hook Elementary School after a mass shooter’s attack in 2012. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

A harrowing talk by a Sandy Hook shooting first responder

Newtown, Connecticut, police Capt. Christopher Vanghele addressed Victim Support Services in Everett.

Capt. Christopher Vanghele, of the Newtown Police Department in Connecticut, spoke Wednesday at a fundraiser for Victim Support Services. He led the initial entry team at Sandy Hook Elementary School after a mass shooter’s attack in 2012. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
A group of about 20 people from the Tulalip Tribes, including three mothers of victims of the 2014 Marysville High School shooting, marched Saturday in Washington, D.C., to protest gun violence. Deborah Parker, a former vice chairwoman of the tribal board of directors, is holding up a sign. (Deborah Parker photo)

United at D.C. march by their own tragedy here at home

Students, parents and tribal members joined the massive call for action on gun control.

A group of about 20 people from the Tulalip Tribes, including three mothers of victims of the 2014 Marysville High School shooting, marched Saturday in Washington, D.C., to protest gun violence. Deborah Parker, a former vice chairwoman of the tribal board of directors, is holding up a sign. (Deborah Parker photo)

She was a graceful partner to Everett’s favorite son

Helen Jackson was remembered Saturday as a woman of spirit and sparkle, warmth and commitment.

‘My princess warrior’ made the most of their short marriage

Heather Absher died of cancer a little more than 10 weeks after marrying Jimmy Absher.

Bill Short, 74, and his sister Pat Veale, 73, attended the old Emander School, which was near what’s now I-5 and 128th Street in south Everett. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Woman wants to commemorate a neighborhood long gone

Pat Veale and her siblings grew up in the Emander area of south Everett.

Bill Short, 74, and his sister Pat Veale, 73, attended the old Emander School, which was near what’s now I-5 and 128th Street in south Everett. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Jim and Marcia Hashman during a visit to the Evergreen State Fair in Monroe in 2014. Jim Hashman, who taught music at Mountlake Terrace High School in the 1980s and ’90s, died Jan. 31, after struggling with ALS for several years. (Herald file)

Despite ALS, he lived his life with joy and purpose

Former Mountlake Terrace High School music teacher Jim Hashman died Jan. 31.

Jim and Marcia Hashman during a visit to the Evergreen State Fair in Monroe in 2014. Jim Hashman, who taught music at Mountlake Terrace High School in the 1980s and ’90s, died Jan. 31, after struggling with ALS for several years. (Herald file)

‘Near-transformative experience’ when students see ‘Hamilton’

Teens from Snohomish County were “blown away” by their day at a Seattle theater.

‘Don’t Forget to Open’: What do those readerboards mean?

They honor a deceased father’s special expression of love for his now-grieving daughter.

Curt Shriner looks out from behind the balcony rail in the Historic Everett Theatre, which he has operated since 2014. The 117-year-old theater, owned by his brother, Craig Shriner, is for sale with an asking price of $2,450,000. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

You could be in show business

Historic Everett Theatre and all it offers is for sale for $2.5 million.

Curt Shriner looks out from behind the balcony rail in the Historic Everett Theatre, which he has operated since 2014. The 117-year-old theater, owned by his brother, Craig Shriner, is for sale with an asking price of $2,450,000. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Abby Cooley, the Everett Public Library’s new director, is getting to know the community after taking on the role in November. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Everett library’s new director knew her calling — at age 5

Abby Cooley, now 37, says she is managing “one of the few remaining instruments of democracy.”

Abby Cooley, the Everett Public Library’s new director, is getting to know the community after taking on the role in November. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Meagan Gray, a former Snohomish City Council candidate, is among speakers scheduled for Thursday’s International Women’s Day event at Everett Community College. (Image by Jared M. Burns - www.ja)

International Women’s Day forum will celebrate persistence

Speakers include a former Snohomish City Council candidate who was bullied as a teen.

Meagan Gray, a former Snohomish City Council candidate, is among speakers scheduled for Thursday’s International Women’s Day event at Everett Community College. (Image by Jared M. Burns - www.ja)

‘This is real’: Students to march in Marysville on Saturday

“Something needs to happen now,” says an organizer. She knew a victim of the 2014 shooting at MPHS.

Helen Jackson and her husband, U.S. Sen. Henry M. “Scoop” Jackson, were newlyweds when this photo was taken at the 1962 Evergreen State Fair in Monroe. They were married Dec. 16, 1961. Helen Jackson died Feb. 24 at her home in Everett. Scoop Jackson died in 1983. (Herald archives)

Helen Jackson remembered as ‘gracious, gentle and generous’

The wife of Sen. Henry M. “Scoop” Jackson died Feb. 24 at her home in Everett.

Helen Jackson and her husband, U.S. Sen. Henry M. “Scoop” Jackson, were newlyweds when this photo was taken at the 1962 Evergreen State Fair in Monroe. They were married Dec. 16, 1961. Helen Jackson died Feb. 24 at her home in Everett. Scoop Jackson died in 1983. (Herald archives)

A home of healing for survivors of sexual exploitation

Peoria Home in Everett is modeled after a similar program in Nashville.

Nira Barlow, 16, is a standout in Susannah Hall McAllister’s Everett Figure Skating Class. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Olympics light a competitive fire in local athletes

Skating and ski schools notice a bump in enrollment when the global games are under way.

Nira Barlow, 16, is a standout in Susannah Hall McAllister’s Everett Figure Skating Class. (Dan Bates / The Herald)