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Arlington Washington Man Seriously Injured In Plane Crash Near LaCrosse

An Arlington Washington man suffered serious injuries in a plane crash near LaCrosse. The Whitman County Sheriff’s Office reports that the single engine plane crashed near an airstrip on State Route 26 Friday afternoon. 65-year-old Kevin Kennedy was flying from Arlington to Colfax when he lost power. Kennedy suffered serious injuries and was flown to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. He was the only person on board the plane.
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Washington Man Hospitalized with Serious Injuries Following Single Engine Plane Crash in Whitman County

LACROSSE, WA - A 65-year-old Washington man was hospitalized with serious injuries following a single engine plane crash Friday afternoon in Whitman County. The Whitman County Sheriff's Office, Washington State Patrol and local emergency crews from the Lacrosse area responded to the scene at approximately 2:00 p.m. Friday afternoon. The crash was reportedly in proximity of a small airstrip near milepost 104 on State Route 26 in Whitman County.
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Pilot seriously injured in plane crash near Lacrosse

A single engine plane crashed Friday afternoon near a small airstrip on SR 26 near MP 104, said Whitman County Sheriff Brett Myers in a press release. His office along with Washington State Patrol and local emergency crews from the Lacrosse area responded. Initial reports indicated Kevin Kennedy, 65 years...
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Pilot of La Crosse plane crash is identified

Kevin Kennedy, a 65-year-old pilot from Arlington, was identified as the person who crashed a single-engine plane on Washington State Route 26. Kennedy was flying from Arlington to Colfax on July 1 when his plane lost power. Kennedy crashed on a small airstrip near Mile Point 104 and sustained serious injuries, according to a press release from Whitman County Sheriff Brett Myers.

Update on Davies Beach Scheduled Dock Replacement

The City of Lake Stevens will close the Davies Beach boat launch for up to one month to replace the aged floating docks, starting in August. Under the approved Hydraulics Permit, as issued by the Department of Fish and Wildlife, the city can only work in the lake between July 16 and September 15 to minimize impacts to fish. The city will need to close portions of the parking lot as well for project staging during this time. The city will work to keep the beach and pier open. If any closures of these areas become necessary for construction and public safety, the city will provide updates as soon as possible.

Deputies investigating fatal motorcycle crash in Lake Stevens

LAKE STEVENS, Wash. — An investigation is underway after a motorcyclist was killed in a collision involving another vehicle on Monday night, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. Around 10 p.m., deputies responded to reports of the collision in the 13600 block of 84th Street Northeast. The...

Lake Stevens City Council Considers Sales Tax for November’s Ballot

When the City of Lake Stevens surveyed residents about their sidewalks, streets, and pathways, over 900 people took part. Residents ranked the thoroughfares in order of priority for upgrades to improve safety and relieve traffic congestion. Capital projects like these are expensive, but current costs of materials and construction mean that municipal governments must think creatively and proactively.

Historical body gives another thumbs up to W-L marker

A revised plaque highlighting the nearly century-long provenance of Washington-Liberty – née “Washington-Lee” – High School has again received thumbs up from the Arlington government’s Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board (HALRB). The body on June 15 agreed unanimously – and, apparently, with finality...

New Janicki Industries building coming to Hamilton

HAMILTON — Janicki Industries, one of Skagit County’s largest employers, is set to break ground on a new manufacturing facility in Hamilton. The $40 million, 186,280-square-foot building should be completed by June 2023, Janicki Industries President John Janicki said. He said he could not disclose what will be...

Instant Reaction: Hatchett Slows In-State Bleeding

It seemed like former Washington head coach Jimmy Lake tried to build a dam around the state—with a chain link fence. 5-star DE Jayden Wayne, 4-stars QB Gabarri Johnson, DB Jasiah Wagoner, RB Jayden Limar, all should have been layups. Especially, Limar who told me that he felt that...

A Message From the Mayor and City Council

The entire Lake Stevens community is devastated by the tragic incident that occurred at the Davies Beach recreational area on Sunday, June 26. We send our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of the individual who passed. Our thoughts remain with the two surviving children who are being treated at a Seattle hospital.

Kindness Proclamation

At the June 28th City Council meeting, the Mayor read a proclamation into the record declaring the City of Lake Stevens as a Community of Kindness. The City encourages all city officials, employees, residents, businesses, and organizations to actively identify ways to increase and celebrate acts of kindness in our community and the positive role that it plays in our communal happiness and health. Acts of kindness can be performed by any person in the city regardless of age, origin, education, gender, religious beliefs, lifestyle, or abilities, for the good around them.

Career Center grads to many paths to singular destination

It already had been a momentous month of June for Akram Bikoni. He had attended his first prom and, that very same day, became an American citizen. And on June 14, Bikoni joined fellow members of the Class of 2022 at the Arlington Career Center in graduation ceremonies held at Washington-Liberty High School.