Memorial scholarship to honor late Edmonds-Woodway High graduate, Warrior wrestler Emily Hood

The Foundation for Edmonds School District is hosting the Emily Hood Memorial Scholarship in honor of the 2020 Edmonds-Woodway High School student who died Feb. 28 from inoperable brain cancer. Described as “a treasured daughter, sister and friend,” Emily was a proud member of the Edmonds-Woodway Warriors girls wrestling team. Despite her diagnosis and prognosis, she…

Lynnwood couple maintains tradition of creating panoramic Easter eggs

This story was updated April 4 to include information on free shipping. Darla Tinker wakes up every morning to quietly drink her coffee and let her dog out, then spends the next 15 hours working tirelessly at what most would consider a lost art. When Tinker was 8 years old, she went to a flea…

Lynnwood painter wins record $2.37 million jackpot on Tulalip Resort Casino slot machine

A Lynnwood man playing the slot machine at Tulalip Resort Casino won the casino’s largest-ever jackpot — nearly $2.4 million — early Sunday morning. Jose Lopez, a self-employed painter, won the $2,369,748.95 payout shortly after midnight on March 20, eclipsing the resort casino’s previous jackpot record of $1,101,976.12. The jackpot is the largest known slot machine…

Fundraiser launched to cover funeral expenses of slain gas station employee

A fundraiser has been launched to cover the funeral expenses for a 60-year-old Snohomish man who was shot to death Sept. 26 at a Chevron gas station at 148th Street Southwest and Highway 99 in unincorporated Lynnwood. According to the account of the incident on the GoFundMe page, the victim — Tejpal Singh — “was opening…

Local teen achieves rank of Eagle Scout

Kyle Joseph Walde, 16, was recently acknowledged during a BSA Court of Honor for achieving his Eagle Scout rank. The son of Robert and Sheile Walde of Edmonds, Kyle is a member of Troop 304, which is chartered by the Rotary Club of Lynnwood. He was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout on Feb. 6,…

Local Girl Scout sells most cookies two years running despite coronavirus

Could you sell 3,572 boxes of cookies in two weeks? What if you had to do that during a pandemic while remaining socially distant? That’s what one local Girl Scout did to retain her title of the top Girl Scouts of Western Washington Cookie Sales-Scout two years in a row. Girl Scouts oversees the largest girl-run business in…

Washington Energy Services VP among nominees for countywide Emerging Leaders award

“Surprised and humbled.” Those are the words from Craig V. Olson — vice president of sales for Lynnwood-based Washington Energy Services — on his nomination for the Emerging Leaders award. Olson is one of 12 Snohomish County people who have been nominated for the annual award, launched by The Herald Business Journal in 2016 to recognize…