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35 teachers get layoff notices as Marysville braces for loss of levies

Athletics and security staff are also in danger, as district leaders look to trim $13.5 million from next year’s budget.

 

Liberty Elementary School. (Marysville School District)

Marysville School Board proposes parental consent to join LGBTQ clubs

The policy could force kids to out themselves, which could put them in danger in their homes, according to the ACLU.

 

Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring is this year's winner of the Henry M. Jackson Award given by Economic Alliance Snohomish County. Photographed in Marysville, Washington on April 25, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Jon Nehring: Longtime Marysville mayor who’s nurtured growth

He’s helped steer the city’s transformation and is winner of the Jackson Award by Economic Alliance Snohomish County.

 

Ferne Violet Berg Ullestad holds hands of her family members while she sits are her table during her 100 year birthday celebration on Saturday, April 30, 2022 in Marysville, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Marysville centenarian known by many for loving ‘unconditionally’

Ferne Ullestad turned 100 in April. She said over the years, Marysville has stayed the same at its core.

Ferne Violet Berg Ullestad holds hands of her family members while she sits are her table during her 100 year birthday celebration on Saturday, April 30, 2022 in Marysville, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
A “Community Donation Center” at a Value Village in Spokane. TVI, Inc., the Bellevue-based corporation that owns Value Village, has 14 stores across Washington. (Young Kwak/InvestigateWest)

State high court to hear fraud case concerning Value Village

The state says the for-profit thrift store chain violated consumer protection laws. The company disagrees.

A “Community Donation Center” at a Value Village in Spokane. TVI, Inc., the Bellevue-based corporation that owns Value Village, has 14 stores across Washington. (Young Kwak/InvestigateWest)
Clockwise from top left: Mill Creek Fire Station 76 (Mill Creek Fire Department); Liberty Elementary School (Marysville School District); Sultan schools Superintendent Dan Chaplik (right) and mechanic Dan Erdman in the bus barn (Olivia Vanni / The Herald); Cascade Elementary School (Marysville School District); Lakewood High School locker room (Olivia Vanni / The Herald); Granite Falls High School (Granite Falls School District).

School levies failing in Marysville, Stanwood-Camano, Lakewood

Granite Falls and Sultan were passing their levies. And in Mill Creek, voters approved joining South County Fire.

Clockwise from top left: Mill Creek Fire Station 76 (Mill Creek Fire Department); Liberty Elementary School (Marysville School District); Sultan schools Superintendent Dan Chaplik (right) and mechanic Dan Erdman in the bus barn (Olivia Vanni / The Herald); Cascade Elementary School (Marysville School District); Lakewood High School locker room (Olivia Vanni / The Herald); Granite Falls High School (Granite Falls School District).
Andrew Albert measures the density of his fertilizer using a specialized scale Friday, April 22, 2022, at his farm in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Record inflation puts crunch on Snohomish County farms

Fertilizer prices doubled. Global wheat supply is under threat due to war. Gas, too. And that may add up to smaller yields.

Andrew Albert measures the density of his fertilizer using a specialized scale Friday, April 22, 2022, at his farm in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
An artistic rendering of Sunnyside Village Cohousing in Marysville. (Sunnyside Village Cohousing)

‘Cohousing’ group plans community of 32 cottages in Marysville

It will have an organic garden, a common house and a vision for tight-knit community. Residents would buy their own homes.

An artistic rendering of Sunnyside Village Cohousing in Marysville. (Sunnyside Village Cohousing)
Branden McKinnon (Family photo)

Settlement reached in gun-storage suit over Marysville boy’s death

The lawsuit alleged the 12-year-old got his mother’s loaded gun from a kitchen drawer and shot himself.

Branden McKinnon (Family photo)
Liberty Elementary School. (Marysville School District)

$16M in cuts loom if Marysville school funding measures fail

Two levies saw support of less than 45% of voters in February. Now, with proposed taxes decreased, the district is asking again.

Liberty Elementary School. (Marysville School District)
The I-5, Highway 529 and the BNSF railroad bridges cross over Union Slough as the main roadways for north and southbound traffic between Everett and Marysville. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

I-5 HOV lane, Highway 529 interchange work to start this year

WSDOT awarded the $123.1 million project’s design-build contract to Guy F. Atkinson Construction.

The I-5, Highway 529 and the BNSF railroad bridges cross over Union Slough as the main roadways for north and southbound traffic between Everett and Marysville. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Oosterwyk’s Dutch Bakery's hot cross buns, filled with green and red cherries, currants and raisins are from Gerard Oosterwyk's signature recipe, according to his daughter and current owner Marja Oosterwyk. The bakery has been family-owned and run for 67 years and will celebrate its 101-year anniversary this summer. (Taylor Goebel / The Herald)

Holiday eating: Hot cross buns, matzo bark, meaty Easter pie

Here are some recipes and baked goods to mark Good Friday, Easter and Passover.

Oosterwyk’s Dutch Bakery's hot cross buns, filled with green and red cherries, currants and raisins are from Gerard Oosterwyk's signature recipe, according to his daughter and current owner Marja Oosterwyk. The bakery has been family-owned and run for 67 years and will celebrate its 101-year anniversary this summer. (Taylor Goebel / The Herald)
Employees at the Starbucks store at Lakewood Crossing in Marysville held a strike for several days last weekend. (Contributed)

After 3-day strike, Marysville Starbucks workers move to unionize

They walked out last week, saying they were short-staffed. “It all happened really fast,” one barista said.

Employees at the Starbucks store at Lakewood Crossing in Marysville held a strike for several days last weekend. (Contributed)
Firefighters douse flames and smoke coming from a house in the 5300 block of 88th Street NE Tuesday morning in Marysville. (Marysville Fire Department) 20220412

Family, pets escape house fire in Marysville

Two adults, a child and two pets got out unharmed from fire in the 5300 block of 88th Street NE.

Firefighters douse flames and smoke coming from a house in the 5300 block of 88th Street NE Tuesday morning in Marysville. (Marysville Fire Department) 20220412
Real Estate consultants and twin sisters Leslie Davis and Lyndsay Lamb staging in the newly renovated downstairs family room in the Thaut House, as seen on "Unsellable Houses." (HGTV)

Snohomish sisters shine in new season of ‘Unsellable Houses’

The 13 new episodes show that with elbow grease and ingenuity, nothing is unsellable in this wild market.

Real Estate consultants and twin sisters Leslie Davis and Lyndsay Lamb staging in the newly renovated downstairs family room in the Thaut House, as seen on "Unsellable Houses." (HGTV)
Strawberry Fields Athletic Complex. (City of Marysville)

Makeover of Marysville athletic complex will mean less mud

The city will convert one soccer field to synthetic turf as part of a $1.7 million upgrade of Strawberry Fields.

Strawberry Fields Athletic Complex. (City of Marysville)
Election

Voters to act on school funding measures, fire district annexation

Granite Falls, Marysville, Stanwood and Sultan all suffered levy defeats in February. They’ll try again April 26.

Election
Everett Municipal Court plans to host a pilot program to give people charged with misdemeanors who have substance use disorder an alternative to the criminal process. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

New Everett, Marysville court program to offer treatment over jail

After drug possession was downgraded to a misdemeanor, it will aim to get people more help and less punishment.

Everett Municipal Court plans to host a pilot program to give people charged with misdemeanors who have substance use disorder an alternative to the criminal process. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Eric Krueger, 46, who was convicted of his role in a 1997 double homicide in Marysville and originally sentenced to life in prison, speaks in court during his resentencing Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at the Snohomish County Courthouse in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Court ruling leads to a shorter sentence for 1997 murders

Eric Krueger, then 20, was sentenced to life. But youth must now be a factor in determining prison time.

Eric Krueger, 46, who was convicted of his role in a 1997 double homicide in Marysville and originally sentenced to life in prison, speaks in court during his resentencing Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at the Snohomish County Courthouse in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
The Trestle’s junction with I-5 is under evaluation (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

With money secured, study underway for I-5, U.S. 2 interchange options

The Everett City Council approved a $2 million contract to find alternative designs for the highly trafficked spot.

The Trestle’s junction with I-5 is under evaluation (Kevin Clark / The Herald)