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[ Two arrested for bur L [dle. linked to other mo, i numerous recent north county thefts were arres " y - |--,~ me process of burglarizing Bill's Superette market in downtown Arl- I i eant Richard Butner was patroling in the alley behind the market at Police Chief John Rickard, when he noticed a car parked by the door which was open. Butoer arrested a 23-year-old man inside the took into custody a 29-year-old woman in the car. The woman had a Wtt~'out to have been stolen from Walsh-Platt Motors in Everett. are from Everett. | was booked in the county jail on,a_ burglary charge, while the woman I o, She ,. l iL t tf_ raamdnC e%%rdv'e been numerous thefts from various north | Jt including overtaken from Weller's Chalet at Island Cross- yqous daylight theft at Bill's Superotte. | tion is continuing into linking Friday's suspects to these other me chief. I k: tnpl mented Butner on the arrest and pointed out that.the.sergeant gr kt" deal of his time, including off-duty hours, investigating these I with l al business ple in an effort to for--tall further Funds nl Gary Evans ,wning victim The grandparents of 13-year-old Gary Evans of Silver Lake who almost drowned August 15th in the Stillaguamish River are continuing to ask for public donations to help defray the costs of the youth's hospitalization. Mr. and Mrs. John Klein note that a relief fund has been established at the Arlington branch of Seattle-First National Bank in the name of the "Gary Evans Benefit Fund" and con- tributions would be greatly ap- preciated. Gary's father is currently unem- ployed due to his former employer going out of business and the family has no insurance. Gary has been in the Intensive Care Unit at Cascade Valley Hospital since his near drowning. And while his con- dition has improved a litde, he is likely to remain in the hospital for some time. nor t 1 for river rescue Au n youths were,honored last week with the presentation of L"s Citizenship Awards for their efforts in saving the life of a 13-year- ~i~ahUost drowned August 15th at the Hailer Bridge Park on the river. "Whaa, Don Ellis and Brad Rengen were honored by the Arlington their regular meeting net next wee l~Arlington Chamber of Commerce Installation Banquet is scheduled $'.~l~daY, September 21 at the Everett Pacific Hotel. The social hour ,~p'ta, Dinner is at 7:30 p.m. l~PUblisher of the Everett Herald and president of the Everett ~.~ :~merce is the guest speaker. ~.. Per couple and are available through the chamber office or from ! | "~lber members. ' I Tre, sludge p[oject "[aPproval leered :hlsweek I I.~'.L~g ounty Metro Council is expected to make a final decision this Ib~tt AP~...~ sewage sludge fertilization project at the Pilchuck Tree sub-committee of the couneit last week voted unanimously in and also recommended an appropriation of ,000 for the con- Storage pond for the sludge. ,~ .... . for some 70 or the tree farm s Arm. ng to no lhG Sludge over the next year If the experiment is successful, a total that tract could eventually sprayed. ) It on a qualified endorsement from a citizen's advisory committee l e draw opposition from residents nearest the site which is located it uend of 99th Ave. Sill . _ :~" _b53-9194. "~ .... : ll quarter. For more ~S: 659-1S44. "~:~~dP cial - coffee lOc per --,~:,,-~ ~ oeez or pork sano ames at 11 45 a ev [~' ' The ' g : .m. cry Tuesday; also ~_, Steak House, Ar- ::i~'Lh~al Office: 514 N. Mc- .--Fun and Games, Monday ultes, 7:00 p.m. rars, 1 - 3 p.m. Monday Legion Hall, Arllngton. -:~ai Call for appointment, ,. bl;7 .......... 4ret G lh~t rooming, 419 N. onday Friday, ~":'~435-4424 r~,:~Onday~l,.' Mon~ thru Friday; i, ~ings, 231 W. !~f ears, trucks and tractors. ,, *r~ T~ Salon Tuesda , weo- ~ ~, "UrSday.' Open Y nights. Need women bowlers for day & ull e leagues. Melady Lanes, 420 N. Olympic. Perfection Cleaners - Full service cleaners, including wedding gown boxing and alterations. 403 N. Olympic, Arlington, 435-5695. Sherry's Country Style, appointment only. 25015 -47th Ave. NE, phone 435-8466. Arlington Food Bank desperately needs two used refrigerators to replace their "broken" ones. Call 435-5413 or 435-4063. in ! is issue Volume 95, Number 4; Wednesday, Voters in next Tuesday's primary elec- tion will face a meager local ballot with only the partisan county races on tap, plus Just a couple of contested non- partisan local races in selected areas. Non-partisan races with only two or just one candidate will only appear on the general election ballot. Nearby races for two slots in the Silvana Fire District and one position on the Lakewood School District promise some interest in those areas, while the Darrington's mayor's job is being sought by five candidates. The Lake Gondwin Fire District (No. 20) is also seeking to ~-'raise their levy lid. Arlington city voters will have no local races to vote on. Instead, they will only get to choose among four Democrats and one Republican running for county ex- ecutive, and partake in a contest between incumbent Republican County Coun- cilwoman Shirley Bartholomew and her Democratic challenger Rita Malhany. In the latter race, beth candidates will ap- pear again on the November ballot regardless of the Tuesday's outcome. In the county executive race incum- bent Democrat Willis Tucker of Snohomish is being challenged by fellow Democrats Court Sheehan of Everett, Paul Roberts of Bothell and John (Hugo Frye) Patric of Snohomish. Only Sheehan is given a respectable chance in the race. Outgoing Snohomish City Coun- cilman Larry Countryman has no opposi- tion on the Republican side. Sllvana For the first time in its 23-year history Sllvana's Fire Protection District No. 19 is facing a relatively quiet upheaval, reflecting beth population growth in the area and differing financial philosophies. Two of the three fire commissioner spots are on the ballot with three can- " didates vicing for each seat. For position number one, 12-year incumbent Roy Strotz faces retiring Arlington School Board Director Walter Beals and firefighter and Everett businessman Tim Allen. For position number two, Orville Gulhangen, a charter member of the commission, faces former fire chief George Laffin and firefighter and Cascade Valley Hospital Emergency Medical Technician Richard Southern. The basic issues appear to be how fast to move on improving the fire depart- ment, including a possible new fire sta- It certain wasn't the best summer to grow a garden in the Arlington area, but gardeners are a determined group, over- coming hail in May and winter in July to produce a bountiful crop for home cow sumption. The three win.e, of the first Arlingtm Times/Arlington Garden Club "Victory Garden Contest" are excellent examples of the quality commonly found amongst Northwest gardem and gardeners. First prize goes to Mary Roberts of Smokey Point who earns $100 in gift cer- tificates ($50 each) from Arlingtm Feed and Farm Supply and Lost Dutchman Nursery in Bryant. Second prise, a ~$ check from the garden club, goes to Vern Tengue of Arlington. And third place goes to Vlck/Gray of Oso. Judging the contest were Roberta Lothian of the garden dub and 11mes editor Frederick Bird. Mrs. Roberts has been gardening lor three years, but her methodical and in- dustrious approach to the subject hexes her relative novice status. A thorough researcher, she said, "I listen to what everybody says and then do what I feel best. And I stick to what is s ul." She combines several techniques to keep costs and labor to a minimum. All the vegetables and flowers in her garden are raised from seed in her homemade greenhouse. The garden layout is entire- ly in raised beds for ease of access. And she fertilizes exclusively with commer- cial chicken manure which she pur- ehasos by the dump truck load. "I swear by raised beds," she sald. Her beds currently de M have permanent wooden sides because she is still ex- perimenting with exactly what size she wants. The beds are now about four by five feet. September 14, 1983 a Arlington. Snohomish County, Washington 98223 a u tion in the Happy Valley area, and the "openness" of district commission meetings. Incumbent Roy Strotz, an Island Cross- ing dairyman, said he favors a pay-as- you-go approach to equipment im- provements and defends the fiscally con- servative history of the commission as being responsive to the needs of tax- payers: "I want to try to update our equipment with the funds we receive each year and not have to have any special levies," he said. Strotz said it is too sooa to consider placing a new fire station in Happy Valley because currently there is only one flreflghter who lives in that area who is available to respond to calls during the day. "Why should we spend the money for a flrehall and have no one to man it," he said. Strotz also Mended the commission's record in purchasing gear for the firefighters, noting that there is a substantial order currently in the works. "And we're an open commission," he said. "Anybody who wants to know anything about the district just has to come to our meetings." Finishing up eight years on the school board, Walt Beais said he felt his ex- perience could well serve the fire district. "Though I lean'toward a new fire sta- tion and an aid car," he said, "I wouldn't make any decisions until I get in. I would have to ask each faction what they need and look at our financial statements. Decisions will have to be made on a priority basis." Beais is in bmdnoes with his parents in Silvana Cold Storage. Tim Allen has been a Silvana firefighter for almost a year and has liv- ed in the emnmunity for five years. He is a vice president for accounting with Snohomish County Physicians in Everett. He is also president of a small credR union, both responsibilities he said qualify him for service as a fire commis- sioner. Allen said he was motivated to run by a "lack of action" from the current com- missioners and lists his priorities for the fire department as: l. bunker gear (fireproof pants); 2. a new aid car to replace the "old statinnwagon currently in use; and & the Happy Valley fire sta- tion. "Most of the firefighters don't have fireproof pants, just jeans," he said, "andLthat's dangerous." He said the need for the fire station is great because of potential delays caused by train traffic and icy hills in winter. He suggested tapping the fire district's reserve funds for the bunker gear and that federal block grants be sought for the aid car. The cost of the new fire sta- tion, he said, could be substantially lowered with donated land and voluntary labor. Incumbent Commissioner (position no. 2) Orville Gulhaugen has served the district since it was founded 23 years ago. Gulhaugen said the commissioners have always been a fiscally conservative group. "We've never had a bond issue or a special levy since we started," he said. "We do need more equipment," he said. "We know they need things. We just can't expect to buy it all at once." Gulhaugen said the district has a reserve account of about $30,000 which is set aside for new equipment. He said the district has already this year spent most (Please turn to page 2) UNUSUAL VISITOR: The Don Klein farm on Highway 9 north of Arlington was treated to a week-long visit from an albino black swift. Slightly larger than an average swauow, the Swift was a beautiful and dramatic sight darting over Klein's fields and in amongst his cows. The pure white bird easily stood out among the hundreds of swallows on the farm who all ap- peared to be feasting on crane flies. Albino birds are not unknown, but are very rare and always a joy to see. Pu 'e white albinos are ex- tremely unusual. And as is common in nature, the white (black) swift was always observed to be harassed by the other birds. -- Photos by Bird, naturally. I I II II I a Tht ch/cken manure, bought from mer," she said. local "chicken ranches" contains very Roberta Lothian of the garden dub few weeds, thus eliminating much of the said she was "extremely impressed" constant upkeep most gardeners face. "I with Mrs. Roberts' garden, particularly doubt I spent six hours weedi all sum- with the tremendous yield she is getting from the raised beds. Mrs. Lothian also stressed the quality of her flowers, the careful attention to color patterns, which highlight the (Pleases turn to page 3) THE FIRST WINNER in the Arlington Times/Arlington Garden Club "Victory Garden Contest is Mary Roberts of Smokey Point. Mrs. Robert's garden is an outstanding example of diligent and enthusiastic gardening. The keys to her success, she said, are detailed record keeping, raised beds and weed-free commercial chicken manure.