Snohomish

Gil Schwarzmiller, 91, for many years played in the Sauerkraut Band started by his brother 50 years ago. He is the grand marshal of Saturday’s Kla Ha Ya Days parade. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Sauerkraut Band: Music, fun and fermented cabbage since 1968

Celebrating 50 years of making people laugh, the Snohomish band continues to be life of any party.

Gil Schwarzmiller, 91, for many years played in the Sauerkraut Band started by his brother 50 years ago. He is the grand marshal of Saturday’s Kla Ha Ya Days parade. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
A hummingbird sits on a honeysuckle plant in the Simpson’s garden in Snohomish. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Douglas firs surround sanctuary garden on Snohomish tour

Peggy and Richard Simpson’s approach to gardening is laissez-faire, with no elaborate plan.

A hummingbird sits on a honeysuckle plant in the Simpson’s garden in Snohomish. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

One killed, another injured by drivers allegedly on drugs

Two men are suspected of driving under the influence and causing two separate crashes in one day.

In ads, Republicans punish a Democrat for voting their way

State Sen. Steve Hobbs is getting slammed for supporting bills introduced by GOP lawmakers.

Crash closes U.S. 2 near Snohomish; DUI suspected

The driver of one vehicle drifted into the oncoming lane. Another driver was seriously injured.

Snohomish grad finishes Coast Guard Academy

U.S. Coast Guard Ensign Megan Rice has graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy with a bachelor of naval architecture and marine engineering and a… Continue reading

Sydney McKay listens as Shelby Huber gives her tips to improve her shooting during the CMP Air Rifle Marksmanship Camp at Snohomish High School on Thursday. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

At ROTC-sponsored camp, teens learn more than marksmanship

“It’s probably one of the best experiences I’ve had in my life,” one said.

Sydney McKay listens as Shelby Huber gives her tips to improve her shooting during the CMP Air Rifle Marksmanship Camp at Snohomish High School on Thursday. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Old traditions meet new ones at Kla Ha Ya Days in Snohomish

The 105th annual festival is set for July 18-22 at various locations around town.

Technology students back from Atlanta with awards

Students from local clubs were among the top award-winners at the national Technology Student Association conference, held June 22-26 in Atlanta. Alderwood Middle School won… Continue reading

They collected 4,676 bags of trash along 445 miles of road

The team of six Litter Wranglers are back at it this year, responding to trashed county roads.

Tamia Reese reacts during swim safety lessons Thursday afternoon at the Lynnwood Recreation Center. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Here’s where kids can learn an essential life skill — for free

One way to prevent drownings is to teach kids to swim, and a health agency will cover the cost.

Tamia Reese reacts during swim safety lessons Thursday afternoon at the Lynnwood Recreation Center. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
In preparation for the FlowRider Pro/Am competition on Saturday, flowboarder Aiden Fox-Bailey, 15, barrel rolls a bodyboard at the Snohomish Aquatic Center on Thursday, June 28, 2018 in Snohomish, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Surfing competitors invited to go with the flow in Snohomish

Professionals and amateurs can show off their skills this weekend at the Aquatic Center.

In preparation for the FlowRider Pro/Am competition on Saturday, flowboarder Aiden Fox-Bailey, 15, barrel rolls a bodyboard at the Snohomish Aquatic Center on Thursday, June 28, 2018 in Snohomish, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Woman hit by car after argument about man’s ex-girlfriend

The Snohomish accident led to the arrest of the man for investigation of vehicular assault.

Mountain bike riders Mike McGuire, left, Keith Goodnight and Frank Rentko ride by horse riders Janet Berko and Catherine Collins, right, on a trail at Lord Hill Park on Saturday, June 16, 2018 in Snohomish, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Mountain bike riders Mike McGuire, left, Keith Goodnight and Frank Rentko ride by horse riders Janet Berko and Catherine Collins, right, on a trail at Lord Hill Park on Saturday, June 16, 2018 in Snohomish, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Plane overshoots Harvey Field runway, breaks through fence

The plane knocked a stretch of a chainlink fence against a car. No one was hurt.

Foundation awards $180K to graduating Snohomish seniors

The Snohomish Education Foundation awarded 175 scholarships totaling more than $180,000 to 125 graduating seniors from AIM, Snohomish and Glacier Peak high schools. In 2017,… Continue reading

Seattle man, Everett woman identified as US 2 crash victims

Their head-on collision Monday was in a dangerous area that will get concrete barriers next year.

Kiwanis awards scholarships to Snohomish teens

The Kiwanis Club of Snohomish recently recognized its 2018 scholarship recipients. Kiwanis Club of Snohomish Scholarships ($1,500): Angela Bleeker and Ryan Harris, both of Glacier… Continue reading