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Mill Creek insurance agency conducts successful 2012 toys for tots campaign

The Wingert Insurance Agency in Mill Creek collected more than 400 donations during a South Snohomish County Toys For Tots drive conducted from November 28th to December 12th.

The Wingert Insurance Agency in Mill Creek collected more than 400 donations during a South Snohomish County Toys For Tots drive conducted from November 28th to December 12th. Assisting the Wingert Insurance Agency with toy delivery was Brien Ford of Everett, which loaned them a 2013 Escape for toy transport.

New Washington State Patrol badge commemorates 100th Trooper Basic Training Class

Washington State Troopers have been authorized to wear a specially designed badge to commemorate the historic graduation of the 100th Trooper Basic Training Class.

Troopers of the Washington State Patrol will likely look different to you.  Starting today, December 14, 2012, troopers have been authorized to wear a specially designed badge to commemorate the historic graduation of the 100th Trooper Basic Training Class.

The thirty-seven trooper cadets graduating today at the Washington State Capitol Rotunda will also be wearing the new badge.

These graduates completed of 1,000 hours of training in order to graduate. Historically, only about four to six percent of applicants make the grade to become a Washington State Patrol Trooper.

Mill Creek City Council approves police dog unit

The Mill Creek City Council approved the necessary funds to implement Mill Creek’s new police dog unit at the December 4, 2012, City Council meeting.

The Mill Creek City Council approved Mill Creek’s 2013-2014 budget at the December 4th City Council meeting. Included in this budget are the necessary funds to implement Mill Creek’s new K-9 unit.

During the October 9th City Council meeting Mill Creek Police Chief Bob Crannell said that although adding a police dog to his department has come up over the past few years it hasn’t been justified until now. Chief Crannell said that the need for a K-9 unit has increased to 62 calls in the last 14 months.

Mill Creek makes progress in reducing the projected 2013-2014 budget deficit

In the last month, Mill Creek residents and the Mill Creek City Council passed two separate measures to reduce the City’s projected 2013-2014 budget deficit by increasing tax revenue.

In the last month, Mill Creek residents and the Mill Creek City Council passed two separate measures to reduce the City’s projected 2013-2014 budget deficit by increasing tax revenue.

By passing Mill Creek Resolution 1 by 67% “approved” votes in November 6th’s General Election, Mill Creek residents increased the sales tax in the City by 0.1%. This should provide $260,000 in increased sales tax revenue for the City over the next two years. This tax revenue can only be spent on police and/or fire protection services.

Just Between Friends Toy Sale and Holiday Bazaar - Gold Creek Community Church in Mill Creek.

The Just Between Friends organization is holding a toy sale and holiday bazaar at Gold Creek Community Church on December 7th and 8th, 2012.

Just Between Friends Toy Sale and Holiday Bazaar is happening this weekend at Gold Creek Community Church in Mill Creek.

Just Between Friends is not a retail store, but rather a savings extravaganza shopping event that happens a few times a year in Snohomish County.

Everett School District’s lighting upgrades already show payback

The Snohomish County PUD recently awarded the Everett School District about $95,000 in rebates for installing energy saving electrical upgrades this summer.

The Snohomish County PUD recently awarded the Everett School District about $95,000 in rebates for installing energy saving electrical upgrades this summer. These upgrades are also expected to save $42,000 in energy costs per year.

Heatherwood Middle School now has more energy efficient lighting. Parking lot lights at Jackson High, Evergreen and Gateway middle schools and four district elementary schools are brighter and also more energy efficient – thanks to upgrade projects completed in the summer of 2012.

Mill Creek Women's Club auction raises over $17,000 for YWCA Pathways for Women

For the fifth consecutive year Mill Creek Women's Club November program featured a live and silent auction to benefit YWCA “Pathways for Women.”

For the fifth consecutive year the Mill Creek Women's Club November program featured a live and silent auction to benefit YWCA “Pathways for Women.”

Members of the club and local merchants generously donated well over 100 items for the live and silent auction. A kindle, artwork, jewelry, wine and home décor were just a few of the items donated. Club member, Sue Kincaid offered a condo in Maui for 5 nights, there was a 2 hour house cleaning by Molly Maid, a YWCA Gift Certificate for a family membership for a year , a beautiful hand made quilt by Club President Susan Mayer and home made soups and desserts for every month of the year. Club member Mary Kay Voss once again did an excellent and entertaining job as emcee for the event.

Grand opening for Mill Creek Qdoba on Monday, November 26th

Mill Creek Qdoba Mexican Grill grand opening on November 26, 2012.

The wait is almost over. Under construction for almost a year, the new Mill Creek Qdoba Mexican Grill will have their grand opening on Monday, November 26th at 10:30 AM.

To celebrate the grand opening, the first 100 guests will receive a free entree. The grand opening celebration will continue through the week with the following guest benefits:

  • Monday, November 26th – Friday, November 30th – All guests will receive a Qdoba Rewards Card with any purchase, loaded with a free entree to be used on a future visit.
  • Saturday, December 1st – The first 15 people to make a purchase at the Mill Creek Qdoba will win Free Burritos for a Year (52 free entrees)! There will also be a visit from Movin’ 92.5’s Party Crew, who will be there from noon to 2 PM with lots of prizes and other giveaways for guests!
  • Sunday, December 2nd - The first 15 people to make a purchase at Qdoba will win Free Burritos for a Year (52 free entrees)! Kids also eat free all day with a paying adult and Kimmy the Clown will be face painting and balloon twisting from noon – 3 PM.

Mill Creek Central Market Bomb Threat

Bomb threat at Mill Creek Central Market

According to Mill Creek Police Department Information Officer Ian Durkee, “Mill Creek Police officers responded to the report of a bomb threat at the Central Market grocery store in the 15600 block of Main Street on Friday, November 17, 2012 at 7:40 PM.”

“A Central Market employee called 911 because they had received a phone call from a person who said there was a bomb inside the store.”

“Officers arrived and assisted with evacuating the store. No injuries were reported during the evacuation.”

2012 Mill Creek Jazz Festival

2012 Mill Creek Jazz Festival

On Saturday, November 17, 2012, the Jackson High School instrumental music department will host the 12th annual Mill Creek Jazz Festival.

Twenty-five high school and middle school jazz bands as well as the Western Washington University jazz ensemble will be performing throughout the day.

Over 650 students and thousands of parents and community members come to Jackson for this event each year.

Ken Armstrong accepts Mill Creek City Manager position

Ken Armstrong accepts Mill Creek City Manager Position.

Mill Creek’s four-month search for a new City Manager is finished. Ken Armstrong has accepted the City’s offer and will begin his new job the first week of December according to Acting City Manager, Tom Gathmann.

“Ken’s first official day is Monday, December 3rd,” said Gathmann. “But, if I get a chance to speak to him personally, I’ll encourage him to bring his family to the City on Saturday, December 1st to participate in the Santa parade and other special events in the Town Center.”

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