Stanwood

Diedre Twitty, her boyfriend Jordon Vargas and son Jensen Vargas on bed with Funko Pop! characters at their Stanwood home. Oldest Son Jager Twitty in his room with favorite Funkos on display. Rare Darth Vader mini Funko, Dieter’s complete Hulk set and five prototypes in a shoebox under mini figures of various superheroes. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

These ‘Funatics’ have 1,000 Funko toys in their collection

It started with two. Diedre Twitty just had to have a couple of “The Walking Dead” Funko Pop! figures.

Diedre Twitty, her boyfriend Jordon Vargas and son Jensen Vargas on bed with Funko Pop! characters at their Stanwood home. Oldest Son Jager Twitty in his room with favorite Funkos on display. Rare Darth Vader mini Funko, Dieter’s complete Hulk set and five prototypes in a shoebox under mini figures of various superheroes. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Getting to know Snohomish County? Here are 19 scenic drives

There’s a lot beyond that worn-out stretch of I-5. We compiled this list of essential routes.

Darlene Strotz wraps a three-book set about the history of Stanwood, as Korene Thomas lends a finger. They’ve used this week to organize, label and catalog items for the Silvana Fair Board Auction on Saturday. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Cinnamon twists sell for $700 at this Silvana auction

The money raised goes to young people who compete in 4-H at the fair. Doors open at 5 p.m. Saturday.

Darlene Strotz wraps a three-book set about the history of Stanwood, as Korene Thomas lends a finger. They’ve used this week to organize, label and catalog items for the Silvana Fair Board Auction on Saturday. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

County looks to revive idled Kayak Point Golf Course

A call for business plans this fall yielded no realistic ideas for the Stanwood-area links.

Chris Pratt won an award, and it wasn’t for acting

The actor with a farm in the San Juan Islands brags about his fleece win at Stanwood’s Fiberpalooza.

Learn how to fold origami like a pro at the Stanwood Library

1. Origami fun. If you’re tired of the coloring book fad, maybe it’s time to try out origami. The Japanese art of folding paper dates… Continue reading

Civil Air Patrol officer allegedly sex-trafficked babysitter

A report from the King County Sheriff’s Office says Mark Norton, 45, used Craigslist to find customers.

Temple Grandin knows a thing or two about handling animals

Hear the animal behavior expert speak at the Country Living Expo Cattlemen’s Winterschool on Jan. 26.

Man taken to Harborview after crash east of Stanwood

The crash occurred around 64th Avenue NW and Highway 532; two others were treated at the scene.

A stunning show of Snohomish County Council bipartisanship

The council has appointed a Republican vice chairman. But not every Democrat is on board.

3 pedestrians have died on I-5 in recent months

Mental health issues or intoxication are sometimes factors when people try to cross the freeway.

VW emissions settlement paying for bus-fleet upgrades

The worldwide scandal involved an array of vehicles from the German carmaker.

Man dies after being struck by car while walking on I-5

Alejandro Lopez-Gallardo, 30, was struck by a car near Stanwood on New Year’s Eve.

Junior Jacob Platt likes the learning environment at the Lincoln Hill High School in Stanwood. “I have never met teachers like these ones before. They’re so smart. I’ve had personal one-on-one conversations with them. … It doesn’t feel like a school over here,” he says. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Lincoln Hill junior loves learning, is ‘pumped’ for college

Jacob Platt, 17, said his biggest inspiration in life is his mother, who raised four kids by herself.

Junior Jacob Platt likes the learning environment at the Lincoln Hill High School in Stanwood. “I have never met teachers like these ones before. They’re so smart. I’ve had personal one-on-one conversations with them. … It doesn’t feel like a school over here,” he says. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Man hit by cars, killed trying to cross I-5 near Stanwood

A 35-year-old Stanwood man died Sunday after being hit by several vehicles.

A new era for swimmers, boaters is launched at Wenberg Park

The popular park is now fully open after major construction cut off access for much of boating season.

Mother found ‘healing’ in work with the disabled community

Kinder Smoots runs Eagle Wings disAbility Ministries. The nonprofit serves more than 2,200 people.

Free clinic provides ‘healing and hope for the hurting’

The only free medical care between Seattle and Canada is at Safe Harbor Clinic in Stanwood.

The fire department is a second home for Stanwood junior

Jessie Bartlett plans to become a third-generation firefighter.

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