MTV’s ‘Made’ holds auditions at Liberty

September 24, 2008

 20 Liberty High School students got their chance to audition for the famous MTV program ‘Made.’ By Chantelle Lusebrink. 

 

20 Liberty High School students got their chance to audition for the famous MTV program ‘Made.’ By Chantelle Lusebrink.

Nearly 20 Liberty High School students got their chance to audition for the famous MTV program “Made” Sept. 18, when it came to the school to shoot preliminary interviews.

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Obituaries

September 24, 2008

 

Roger Bacon

Roger Bacon, a former Issaquah resident and 1966 graduate of Issaquah High School, died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008, at his home in Newark, Calif. He was 60.

A former United States Marine, Roger moved to California in 1970. He worked as a mechanic for United Airlines for 35 years, retiring in 2003. Retirement didn’t sit well with Roger, so he started a new career with the Newark Police Department, running the Newark red light camera program with energy and dedication. Of all of his jobs, this was his favorite.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents Marna and Ray Bacon. 

He is survived by his wife of 28 years Patricia, of Newark; sons Roger Bacon Jr., of Alaska, William Beban, of Plumas Lake, Calif., and Joseph Bacon, of Newark; daughter Kimberley Ziegler, of Alaska; five grandchildren; five siblings; and his first wife, Pamela. 

He will be buried in Russian River Cemetery in Ukiah, Calif.

Kirk Lewis

Kirk Lewis, of Fall City, died Sept. 19, 2008, in Issaquah. He was 49.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008, at the Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church, 36017 S.E. Fish Hatchery Road, Fall City.

Kirk was born Jan. 21, 1959, in Rochester, N.Y., the son of Peter and Marianne Lewis. He was raised in St. Croix, San Diego and Bakersfield, Calif., and graduated from Auburn High School. He married Sheri Pennington on Sept. 4, 1987, in Bellevue.

He worked for the city of Issaquah Public Works Department since 1989. In his leisure time, he enjoyed paragliding, fishing and working in the yard.

Survivors include his loving wife Sheri; son Croix and daughter Taylor; his mother Marianne Lewis, of Kauai, Hawaii; brother Mark Lewis, of Yakima; three sisters, Lisa Freepartner and Kennedy Knapp, both of Kauai, and Kris Anderburg, of Sweden.

The family suggests remembrances to the Kirk Lewis Children’s Education Fund, P.O. Box 2178, North Bend, WA 98045.

Arrangements are by Flintoft’s Funeral Home and Crematory.

Friends are invited to share memories and sign the family’s online guest book at www.flintofts.com.

Liberty gets big road league opener

September 24, 2008

Patriots knock off Mercer Island 35-14

 

 

Marcell Bell, Liberty sophomore running back, reaches out the football to make sure it’s across the goal line for the Patriots’ second touchdown of the game against Mercer Island. Photo by Greg Farrar.

Marcell Bell, Liberty sophomore running back, reaches out the football to make sure it’s across the goal line for the Patriots’ second touchdown of the game against Mercer Island. Photo by Greg Farrar.

Sometimes, things aren’t as they first appear. Such was the case in Liberty’s football game at Mercer Island Sept. 19. 

Following a first quarter in which the Islanders physically dominated the Patriots, one big play completely altered the game’s dynamics. The end result was Liberty’s 35-14 win over Mercer Island, in a game that opened KingCo 3A league play for both teams.  

Mercer Island took the game’s opening kickoff, and initially looked the superior team. Implementing a simple game plan, the Islanders ran right at the Liberty defense, taking 10:23 off the clock as they drove inside the Patriots’ 1-yard line. But in electing Read more

Skyline boys take care of Liberty

September 24, 2008

 

 

Skyline’s Tyler VanGrunsven winds up for a forehand hit. He beat Liberty’s Thomas Lowes 6-0, 6-7 (3-7), 6-2. Photo by Christopher Huber

Skyline’s Tyler VanGrunsven winds up for a forehand hit. He beat Liberty’s Thomas Lowes 6-0, 6-7 (3-7), 6-2. Photo by Christopher Huber

On the first cloudy day in weeks, the Skyline Spartans boys’ tennis team beat the Liberty Patriots with relative ease Thursday. 

When it was all said and done, Skyline earned its fourth victory of the season, winning 7-2. 

Skyline No. 1 singles player, junior Tyler VanGrunsven, overcame a second-set loss to defeat Liberty’s Thomas Lowes 6-0, 6-7 (3-7), 6-2 in a back-and-forth match that went on nearly a half-hour after the rest of the singles matches. 

“I could have moved him around a little better, but in the second set I couldn’t really do that,” VanGrunsven said after the match. 

VanGrunsven won the first set easily and looked poised to shut down Lowes with his tricky serves and enduring hustle. They finished the set ahead of the rest of the field. 

The second, however, was another story. Lowes just needed the first to warm up.  VanGrunsven lost some of his focus and Read more

Spartans blank Lake Washington 55-0

September 24, 2008

 

The Skyline High School football team pummeled the Lake Washington Kangaroos Sept. 19 at Read more

Issaquah blasts Inglemoor 36-7, remains unbeaten in 4A KingCo

September 24, 2008

 

The old maxim is that you’re supposed to take it one game at a time. But with each passing week, as Issaquah and Skyline roll through their schedules, it appears an epic game may Read more

Issaquah resident makes Vandals Hall of Fame

September 24, 2008

 

 

Nancy Dahlquist, now a resident of Issaquah, seen here when playing volleyball for the University of Idaho.

Nancy Dahlquist, now a resident of Issaquah, seen here when playing volleyball for the University of Idaho.

When the envelope arrived at their Issaquah home, it first seized the attention of Nancy Dahlquist’s 10-year old daughter Hope. 

“She came to me right away,” Dahlquist said. “She said, `Mom, this looks like it might be important.’”

That envelope, containing a letter from the University of Idaho, announced the imminent induction of Dahlquist into the school’s athletic Hall of Fame. Nancy’s entire family — husband Scott, daughter Hope, and 8-year old twins Max and Nick — recently made the trip to Moscow, Idaho, for the induction ceremony Sept. 13. 

Nancy Dahlquist starred in volleyball at Idaho from 1990-1993. Back then, she was known as Nancy Wicks. After being named the Big Sky Conference’s 1990 freshman of the year, she went on to become the Big Sky’s most valuable player in both her junior and senior seasons. In her last two years, the Vandals won conference crowns and advanced into the second round of the NCAA Read more

Tennis:

September 24, 2008

Spartans beat Patriots 7-2 

 

On the first cloudy day in weeks, the Skyline Spartans boys’ tennis team beat the Liberty Patriots with relative ease Thursday. 

When it was all said and done, Skyline earned its fourth Read more

Issaquah School District demographics: Growing by cultures and colors

September 23, 2008

Changing student diversity impacts learning, teaching opportunities

As Issaquah’s population has grown with housing additions in the Issaquah Highlands and Talus, the cultures that make up Issaquah have grown with it.

Today there are more than 26,000 people living in Issaquah and the town is home to dozens of different ethnicities from throughout the world.

Nowhere is its growing diversity more noticeable than in the classrooms of the Issaquah School District.

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Back-to-school Q&A

September 23, 2008

When is the first and last day of school?

School starts Sept. 3. Because it’s a Wednesday, schools are on the Learning Improvement Calendar schedule, with middle and high schools beginning later and elementary students starting earlier. School ends June 15. Learn more at www.issaquah.wednet.edu/documents/2008-09SchoolCalendar.pdf.

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