Marysville

Four people lost their housing early Sunday morning after a fire damaged three units at a mobile home park in Marysville. (Marysville Fire District)

Marysville mobile home park fire displaces four residents

They escaped injury when fire spread among three mobile homes early Sunday.

Four people lost their housing early Sunday morning after a fire damaged three units at a mobile home park in Marysville. (Marysville Fire District)
Jason Thompson (Marysville School District)

Marysville schools chief out on medical leave; interim named

Superintendent Jason Thompson exited March 19. Meanwhile, a school board position may soon open.

Jason Thompson (Marysville School District)

Police probe racial threats made to Marysville classmates

The Snohomish County chapter of the NAACP urges the incident be investigated as a hate crime.

Douglas Roulstone pins a World War II Victory Medal on Bob Peterson, a 93-year-old Navy veteran, with his daughters Cheri Peterson (left) and Susie Schmidt Sunday afternoon at the VFW in Everett on March 14, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

‘We could be no prouder’ as veteran gets WWII Victory Medal

“Bob Peterson Day” was declared in Marysville as the 93-year-old Navy vet was honored.

Douglas Roulstone pins a World War II Victory Medal on Bob Peterson, a 93-year-old Navy veteran, with his daughters Cheri Peterson (left) and Susie Schmidt Sunday afternoon at the VFW in Everett on March 14, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Longtime Marysville teacher accused of sex abuse in 1980s

A former student, now 49, alleges Kurt Hollstein began grooming her in eighth grade. He is now on leave.

Blake Lewis, 7, at Bush Point where he threw a message in a bottle out to sea. Ruth Smethers later picked it up in Port Townsend. Photo provided by Jessie Lewis

Marysville woman finds message in bottle and its young sender

The 7-year-old sent the message from Whidbey Island. The woman found it while visiting Port Townsend.

Blake Lewis, 7, at Bush Point where he threw a message in a bottle out to sea. Ruth Smethers later picked it up in Port Townsend. Photo provided by Jessie Lewis
DeJohn Ward (in cellphone photo) died by suicide in 2015 at age 19. His parents, Steve and Sabrie Taylor, shown here in 2016, are starting a Love Don’t Judge scholarship in his memory for Marysville Pilchuck High School students. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

$2,000 MPHS scholarship memorializes a teen suicide victim

The parents of DeJohn Ward, who died in 2015, have been helping kids through their “Love Don’t Judge” effort.

DeJohn Ward (in cellphone photo) died by suicide in 2015 at age 19. His parents, Steve and Sabrie Taylor, shown here in 2016, are starting a Love Don’t Judge scholarship in his memory for Marysville Pilchuck High School students. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Chaotic, wrong-way, 100 mph I-5 chase ends with no injuries

The lengthy pursuit went from Arlington to Everett to Lynnwood. Sparks flew as the suspect drove on shredded tires.

The view from the balcony of the stage and open floor space in the renovated Marysville Opera House. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Like a sign of normalcy, Marysville Opera House opens again

A year after it closed, the historic building is once again available to rent, with a new sprinkler system.

The view from the balcony of the stage and open floor space in the renovated Marysville Opera House. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Drug possession is illegal again, so far only in Marysville

After the state Supreme Court ruled a state statute unconstitutional, Marysville made its own law.

Jim Lawless

Chief Lawless resigns in Edmonds to take a job in Marysville

He had been with the department for more than 25 years, serving as interim chief since December 2019.

Jim Lawless
Carole G. Barton, teacher and author of 'The Friendship Adventure'  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Snohomish woman’s new book fulfills a promise to her mother

“The Friendship Adventure” teaches children about working together and problem-solving.

Carole G. Barton, teacher and author of 'The Friendship Adventure'  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Every city may get a tax break used by Arlington, Marysville

It’s helped bring businesses to the two cities, so lawmakers want to make it available statewide.

A Marysville Pilchuck football player sports a spear on his helmet as the Tomahawks took on Snohomish in the Wesco 3A Championship Friday evening at Quil Ceda Stadium on November 1, 2019. School district leaders may soon need to consider dropping Marysville Pilchuck High School’s mascot, the Tomahawks. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Should Marysville Pilchuck High drop the name ‘Tomahawks’?

A state bill would ban Native American mascots and symbols from schools — unless there is tribal permission.

A Marysville Pilchuck football player sports a spear on his helmet as the Tomahawks took on Snohomish in the Wesco 3A Championship Friday evening at Quil Ceda Stadium on November 1, 2019. School district leaders may soon need to consider dropping Marysville Pilchuck High School’s mascot, the Tomahawks. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Maryville Getchell High School students Madison Dawson, left, Kaden Vongsa and Jenasis Lee, who made a presentation to their school board discussing mental health, lack of resources and personal stories of their peers mental health struggles. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Students plead for better mental health support from schools

Three Marysville Getchell seniors want more counselors and improved training for staff.

Maryville Getchell High School students Madison Dawson, left, Kaden Vongsa and Jenasis Lee, who made a presentation to their school board discussing mental health, lack of resources and personal stories of their peers mental health struggles. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Parked tractor-trailers line the side of 40th Avenue NE on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021 in Marysville, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Worker wonders why dead end Marysville road is rough and rutty

A stretch of 40th Avenue NE is mostly used for heavy trucking and isn’t in line for repairs soon.

Parked tractor-trailers line the side of 40th Avenue NE on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021 in Marysville, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Marysville to pair police officers and mental health workers

Clinicians will respond with officers to mental health calls. The pilot program runs through June.

Three people and a dog escaped without injuries a house fire Sunday afternoon, but a pet turtle died. (Marysville Fire District)

Three people and dog escape Marysville house fire

The flames caused a partial collapse of the roof and killed a pet turtle.

Three people and a dog escaped without injuries a house fire Sunday afternoon, but a pet turtle died. (Marysville Fire District)
Aaron Perkins, who was trained in the HopeWorks program, is now a maintenance technician for Housing Hope. Here, he waves at one of the children in the Tomorrow's Hope day care while replacing outdoor light fixtures on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

As HopeWorks turns 10, a worker shares his success story

Once homeless, Aaron Perkins found housing, skills and a way out of poverty through the agency’s training.

Aaron Perkins, who was trained in the HopeWorks program, is now a maintenance technician for Housing Hope. Here, he waves at one of the children in the Tomorrow's Hope day care while replacing outdoor light fixtures on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Marysville nursing home cited for ‘squalid’ conditions

A state review paints a bleak picture of the facility around the time of a major coronavirus outbreak.

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