Julie Muhlstein

Staff who’ll be overseeing kids at Camp Killoqua this summer sing a song Thursday thanking donors to a capital campaign that raised almost $2.2 million for local Camp Fire programs. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

‘A jewel,’ Camp Killoqua spruced up by $2.1 million in gifts

Donors visit lodge to celebrate end of a capital campaign that will help more kids enjoy Camp Fire.

 

On last day with kids, special ed teacher says they’re a gift

Monroe High School’s Susan Dow spent more than four decades helping her students find their niche.

 

Wobble, a 27-year-old bison whose home was a pasture between Ebey Slough and Sunnyside Boulevard, died of natural causes on May 29. Born prematurely, he lived his whole life on Paul and Ruth Brandal’s 70-acre property. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Lone bison died where he lived, a Sunnyside Blvd. pasture

He was a landmark. Wobble grew from 26-pound preemie into 1,800-pound beast where a herd once roamed.

 

Now retired, Arthur Skodal (center) pays a visit to his sons, who now head Skotdal Real Estate. With him, in their glassy 12th-floor headquarters in the Key Bank Tower, are Craig Skodal (left) and Andy Skodal. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

‘Can’t ask for a better dad’: Men tell stories of four fathers

A judge, a farmer, real estate firm owners and a coffee company head talk of following in footsteps.

Now retired, Arthur Skodal (center) pays a visit to his sons, who now head Skotdal Real Estate. With him, in their glassy 12th-floor headquarters in the Key Bank Tower, are Craig Skodal (left) and Andy Skodal. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Stephanie Griffith (second from left), a longtime teacher at Maltby Elementary School, died of cancer in May 2018. Pictured here, in 2006, are friends from Spokane’s Ferris High School class of 1972, (from left) Kristy Hopkins Kunkle, Stephanie Griffith, Julie Muhlstein and Linda Jovanovich.

Graduates: Cherish your friendships. I treasure mine.

Stephanie Griffith, who taught kindergarten in Monroe, was beloved by students and Spokane girlfriends.

Stephanie Griffith (second from left), a longtime teacher at Maltby Elementary School, died of cancer in May 2018. Pictured here, in 2006, are friends from Spokane’s Ferris High School class of 1972, (from left) Kristy Hopkins Kunkle, Stephanie Griffith, Julie Muhlstein and Linda Jovanovich.
Keynote speaker Greg Lewis addresses WorkSource Youth Center graduates and guests Monday night at EvCC’s Henry M. Jackson Conference Center. Lewis used his football experience to illustrate how to handle obstacles by changing one’s game plan. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

‘You did it’: WorkSource grads encouraged to take next step

Matthew Colson, who was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Marysville, was honored at the GED ceremony.

Keynote speaker Greg Lewis addresses WorkSource Youth Center graduates and guests Monday night at EvCC’s Henry M. Jackson Conference Center. Lewis used his football experience to illustrate how to handle obstacles by changing one’s game plan. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Veteran from Marysville will speak out against gun violence

Ray Miller to focus on vets’ suicides at Sunday rally in Seattle that’s part of Wear Orange Weekend.

Crowds were out Sunday at the Everett Farmers Market despite a new $2 parking fee imposed by the Port of Everett. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

$2 to park at Everett Farmers Market, and new site is coming

More paid parking could be in the future as the Port of Everett’s waterfront projects are completed.

Crowds were out Sunday at the Everett Farmers Market despite a new $2 parking fee imposed by the Port of Everett. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
John Hinchcliffe, who served with the 1st Infantry Division on D-Day, is buried at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent. Some of his ashes were scattered at Omaha Beach in France. (Contributed Photo)

A D-Day hero has passed, but his family keeps memory alive

John Hinchcliffe, of Lake Stevens, was part of the first wave to storm Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944.

John Hinchcliffe, who served with the 1st Infantry Division on D-Day, is buried at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent. Some of his ashes were scattered at Omaha Beach in France. (Contributed Photo)
Dr. Suzanne Poppema’s horse, Lochinvar takes a treat from her hand, Friday at a Snohomish riding facility where she keeps him and rides him regularly. Poppema, 71, was an abortion provider before retiring five years ago. She has been a long-time advocate for womens’ access to abortion. She is worried about rights currently threatened. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Then and now, Edmonds doctor a defender of abortion rights

Some states’ strict laws worry Dr. Suzanne Poppema, who performed the procedure for 20-plus years.

Dr. Suzanne Poppema’s horse, Lochinvar takes a treat from her hand, Friday at a Snohomish riding facility where she keeps him and rides him regularly. Poppema, 71, was an abortion provider before retiring five years ago. She has been a long-time advocate for womens’ access to abortion. She is worried about rights currently threatened. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

‘We Are Culture’ brings food, fun and frank talk to Mukilteo

High school students in the Leadership Launch program organized the event to break down barriers.

Marine Corps veteran Michael Reagan, creator of the Fallen Heroes Project, presents a folded American flag to Yee Hang Vang Tuesday in honor of Vang’s uncle, Say Chao Thao, who served in the CIA’s secret army in Laos during the Vietnam War. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Honors for Hmong man who served with CIA secret army in Laos

Vietnam veterans and Gold Star parents attended an unofficial ceremony at the Hero’s Cafe in Lynnwood.

Marine Corps veteran Michael Reagan, creator of the Fallen Heroes Project, presents a folded American flag to Yee Hang Vang Tuesday in honor of Vang’s uncle, Say Chao Thao, who served in the CIA’s secret army in Laos during the Vietnam War. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Pete Cameron, general manager of Evergreen Funeral Home and Cemetery watches over View Crest Abbey Mausoleum, where some of his ancestors are entombed. The interior, with skylights and vast marble surfaces, is stunning. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

A soldier’s kin tell his story — and that of abbey mausoleum

Ownership is unclear for the final resting place of many Everett notables. Some died in World War II.

Pete Cameron, general manager of Evergreen Funeral Home and Cemetery watches over View Crest Abbey Mausoleum, where some of his ancestors are entombed. The interior, with skylights and vast marble surfaces, is stunning. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Troy Rimstad’s replica 1934 Ford three-window coupe will be part of Cruzin’ to Colby, the annual celebration of vintage and specialty cars this weekend in downtown Everett. Rimstad’s street rod has a history — it once belonged to his friend’s dad. He remembers riding in it at car shows years ago. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Showy and special, street rod is ready for Cruzin’ to Colby

New at this weekend’s 20th annual event will be a beer garden and a display of vintage hydroplanes.

Troy Rimstad’s replica 1934 Ford three-window coupe will be part of Cruzin’ to Colby, the annual celebration of vintage and specialty cars this weekend in downtown Everett. Rimstad’s street rod has a history — it once belonged to his friend’s dad. He remembers riding in it at car shows years ago. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Emotions ran high Monday night as Don and Jan Jensen presented Joseph Hofman with a lovingly adorned lei and the Brett Akio Jensen Scholarship for $10,000. The Rotary Club of Everett presented more than $227,000 in scholarships to college-bound seniors.. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Everett Rotary’s gift to scholars: nearly a quarter-million

“We saw something special,” the club president tells high school seniors at annual scholarship event.

Emotions ran high Monday night as Don and Jan Jensen presented Joseph Hofman with a lovingly adorned lei and the Brett Akio Jensen Scholarship for $10,000. The Rotary Club of Everett presented more than $227,000 in scholarships to college-bound seniors.. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
E.J. Silva, 57, foreground, and Clinton Jones, 69, both of Marysville, relax in lawn chairs and enjoy a little fishing Wednesday at the South Lake of Gissberg Twin Lakes county park, which is open year-round to all legal anglers. A $5 parking fee will be required there June 15 through Labor Day. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

$5 parking fee coming to Gissberg, Twin Rivers county parks

“Clean, safe and open” is the goal, but anglers and other visitors are unhappy about the new cost.

E.J. Silva, 57, foreground, and Clinton Jones, 69, both of Marysville, relax in lawn chairs and enjoy a little fishing Wednesday at the South Lake of Gissberg Twin Lakes county park, which is open year-round to all legal anglers. A $5 parking fee will be required there June 15 through Labor Day. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

At 90, Zonta Club of Everett keeps on changing women’s lives

Part of an international organization, the group awards scholarships and helps locally and globally.

At 85, some challenges come every day. On a particularly tough day, Everett’s Patricia Browning says she met “angels” who helped her through. One was a young man who changed her tire and graciously refused payment. Browning, who lost her daughter Peggy Strain (in photo on table) to cancer Friday, remains a believer in goodness. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

On a dark day, 85-year-old’s spirits were lifted by ‘angels’

A flat tire was fixed, a kind word was said. She recounts kind acts as her daughter neared death.

At 85, some challenges come every day. On a particularly tough day, Everett’s Patricia Browning says she met “angels” who helped her through. One was a young man who changed her tire and graciously refused payment. Browning, who lost her daughter Peggy Strain (in photo on table) to cancer Friday, remains a believer in goodness. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Dianna and husband Mike Biringer’s charming 1910 farmhouse on Spencer Island will soon be history, but the “Strawberry Lady” is still in the berry business. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

‘Strawberry Lady’ will miss life and home on Spencer Island

Biringer Farm still grows berries in Arlington as port project prepares to return old site to marsh.

Dianna and husband Mike Biringer’s charming 1910 farmhouse on Spencer Island will soon be history, but the “Strawberry Lady” is still in the berry business. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

‘A place to turn for solace’ when addiction kills a loved one

The GRASP support group — Grief Recovery After Substance Passing — is starting a chapter in Snohomish County.