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Snohomish County Fire District 7 donates gifts to 15 local families

Firefighters and staff at Snohomish County Fire District 7 helped support fifteen local families this holiday season.

Firefighters and staff at Snohomish County Fire District 7 helped support fifteen local families this holiday season. Each of Fire District 7’s fire stations adopted two to three families in need; buying them holiday gifts they wouldn’t otherwise be able to give their children.

Firefighters and their families came together to wrap the gifts and took a quick break for a photo with just a few of the presents. Left to right: Lieutenant Jeff Larsen, Firefighter Erik Emerson, Firefighter Matt Ball, Fire Chief Gary Meek and Lieutenant Joe Basta.

Jackson High School Jazz Ensemble perform at Mill Creek Women's Club Luncheon

Members and guests of the Mill Creek Women's Club were treated on Wednesday, December 19th, to a glorious program of holiday music from the Jackson High School Jazz Ensemble.

Members and guests of the Mill Creek Women's Club were treated on Wednesday, December 19th, to a glorious program of holiday music from the Jackson High School Jazz Ensemble under the expert direction of Lesley Moffatt, a jazz pianist and trombone player herself.

The Jazz Ensemble is comprised of 9th - 12th grade students who passed a rigorous audition process for selection into this talented group. All of the members are currently enrolled in either a wind or percussion ensemble.

YWCA receives donation from Mill Creek Women's Club

Representatives from the YWCA were presented with a check for $18,098 from members of the Mill Creek Women's Club at their Christmas luncheon on December 19, 2012.

Representatives from the YWCA were presented with a check for $18,098 from members of the Mill Creek Women's Club at their Christmas luncheon on December 19, 2012. Included in this check was a $1,000 donation from Mill Creek Rotary.

The YWCA representatives who attended the luncheon were: Chief Executive Officer - Sue Sherbrooke, Snohomish Regional Director - Mary Ann Dillon and Community Affairs for Snohomish County - Luanne Kunz.

High school boys basketball: Jackson 87, Kamiak 47

The Jackson High School boys basketball team defeated Kamiak High School 87-47 at Jackson High School on Thursday, December 20, 2012.

"Both teams came into the Wesco South 4A matchup undefeated in league play, but instead of a close contest for first place, the game quickly turned into a rout," reports David Krueger from the Everett Herald.

High school girls basketball: Jackson 63, Kamiak 46

The Jackson High School girls basketball team defeated Kamiak High School 63-46 at Kamiak High School on Thursday, December 20, 2012.

"Playing without star guard Kelli Kingma, Jackson got performances from Sierra Anderson and Faithaleen Lopez-Flores to defeat Lynnwood 63-46 in a Wesco 4A South game," reports the Everett Herald.

"Kingma's absence on Thursday night was due to a torn meniscus, according to Timberwolves head coach Jeannie Boyer."

Mill Creek withdraws from Regional Fire Authority

The Mill Creek City Council voted 7-0 to withdraw from the South Snohomish County Regional Fire Authority planning committee at the December 11, 2012 City Council meeting.

The Mill Creek City Council voted 7-0 to withdraw from the South Snohomish County Regional Fire Authority Planning Committee at the December 11, 2012 City Council meeting.

The City Council made this decision because as a member of the proposed Regional Fire Authority, Mill Creek would end up paying approximately $500,000 more per year for the same amount of service the City is now receiving from Fire District 7 according to the South Snohomish County Regional Fire Authority Planning Committee’s most recent financial analysis.

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.

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