12 apply for City Council vacancy
The city of Mill Creek has received 12 applications for the vacant position on the City Council.
The applicants are: Jean Start, Michael Eklund-Grayum, Cyndy Aiello, Rosemary Bennetts, Mel Radford, Jeff Smart, Roy Cats, Chuck Wright, Jack Eckrem, Steven Hypse, Selma Bonham and Mike Todd.
The position is open because of the recent death of John “Jack” Start. Interviews before the City Council are tentatively scheduled for Monday, May 23.
Enterprise food drive under way
The Enterprise Newspapers is having a spring and summer food drive to benefit area food banks for the next week.
People can bring non-perishable food items between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. from now until Friday, May 13 to The Enterprise office, 4303 198th St. SW, Lynnwood.
For more information, call 425-673-6500.
School program is garden club topic
The last meeting for the current year of the Mill Creek Garden Club will take place at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 10 at the Mill Creek Country Club, 15500 Country Club Drive.
The May program features a representative from Mill Creek Elementary School, who will talk about the school’s new horticulture curriculum. Club officers for 2005-06 will also be installed.
Annual dues are $20. Luncheons are $17 for members and $20 for guests. For reservations or more information, contact Pat McClure at 425-316-8510.
Five graduate from state fire academy
Five firefighters hired by Snohomish County Fire District 1 graduated April 22 from the Washington State Fire Academy in North Bend.
Andrew Heller, Derek Roberts, Jennifer Stollwerck, Todd Wigal and Jaret Vosburgh successfully completed a 10-week training program and are now working regular shift assignments.
Vosburgh and Wigal shared valedictorian honors for the class of 30. Wigal received a Bulldog Award, a weekly honor given to the recruit who demonstrated the most determination. Heller was named to the Chief’s Company, a group of four firefighters chosen by instructors.
The department also has two new veteran firefighters. Paul Murphy is assigned to the Martha Lake Fire Station. Murphy was with the Spokane Fire Department two years. Keith Sharp is assigned to the Hilton Lake Fire Station. Sharp joined the Spokane Fire Department two years ago.