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Remembrance from a Korean War veteran for this Memorial Day

Eugene Alfred Turner

LYNNWOOD, Wash., May 25, 2019—In the early 1950s, an 18-year-old Eugene “Gene” Alfred Turner enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. Turner went on to complete an eight-week boot camp at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in San Diego, which he described as “very disciplined” and where he “learned how to stand at attention.” Ultimately, he […]

Community says goodbye to Kona Kitchen owner Elizabeth Mar

by Kirsten Johnson When customers come to Kona Kitchen, they are made to feel at home — a characteristic of the restaurant historically attributed to the late owner Elizabeth Mar. “She was full of life, energetic, smiling and she helped create this sense of community at Kona Kitchen that was a home away from home,” […]

South Everett family remain hopeful after garage fire

south everett fire

By Kirsten Johnson | Lynnwood Times Just before Claire McKinney went to bed Jan. 8, she did one final walk through the family’s south Everett home. She double-checked the front and back yard. She shut the fireplace, closed her bedroom door and retired for the night. Just over an hour later, McKinney was shook awake […]

Interview with new superintendent Gustavo Balderas

Gustavo Balderas

By Kirsten Johnson | Lynnwood Times When Gustavo Balderas takes helm as Edmonds School District’s new superintendent July 1, he said his first step is to listen. “The first few months, I plan to do a lot of listening and learning,” Balderas told the Lynnwood Times. “I want to really learn about the quality of […]

“Roll of the Dice,” a new improv comedy show at Black Box Theatre

By Kirsten Johnson | February 24, 2020. An over-sized, purple dice tumbles down the stairs at Black Box Theatre Feb. 22, landing face up on one word: ecstatic. UP North Players cast member Chris Wong reacts with a grin and begins jumping up and down — emulating a child — as audience members giggle. “Why […]

City of Mukilteo proclaims February as African American History Month

by Kirsten Johnson The city of Mukilteo has issued a proclamation establishing February as African American History Month.  The proclamation states that “freedom can never be taken for granted” and that “African Americans are still trying to claim rights long denied through centuries of struggle.”  The city “calls upon all residents to remember the words […]

Mukilteo School District bond was lone Snohomish County bond to pass

by Kirsten Johnson The Mukilteo School District narrowly passed its $240 million capital bond last week, clearing the way for a number of security upgrades and addition/modification projects districtwide to begin. Unofficial results from the Feb. 11 special election as of Feb. 18 show that the measure earned 60.39 percent approval, or 8955 of 14828 […]

Local Eats & Places to Meet: The Rock Wood Fired Pizza

Lynnwood Times photo by Kirsten Johnson.

Sponsored Feature By KIRSTEN JOHNSON Walk inside The Rock Wood Fired Pizza in Lynnwood, and you just might feel like you’re at a rock n’ roll concert. A Led Zeppelin song plays in the background and the menu features a spread of wood-fired pizzas each named after classic rock songs such as “Yellow Brick Road” […]

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