Beaver Lake Middle School student attacked

October 17, 2008

NEW — 3:22 p.m. October 17, 2008

Despite reports of a student being attacked Wednesday in the Beaver Lake Estates neighborhood, police “believe that there is not any danger to anyone else in the public,” said Sgt. Robert Baxter of the Sammamish Police. Read more

Two arrested in armed robbery of convenience store

October 17, 2008

NEW — 11:35 a.m. October 17, 2008

Two local men have been arrested in connection with the armed robbery of an Issaquah convenience store. Read more

Dognapping ends in joyful reunion

October 16, 2008

NEW — 4:58 p.m. October 16

Cookie is held by her owner, Mark, at the Issaquah Police Department. Photo by David Hayes

Cookie is held by her owner, Mark, at the Issaquah Police Department. Photo by David Hayes

 

The hallways at the Issaquah Police Department were a little noisy today with the excited sounds of a yipping dog. Employees were willing to tolerate the distraction, however. It’s not often a stolen dog is reunited with its owner. Read more

County budget cuts scare citizens, officials

October 15, 2008

At their first community meeting to discuss the $93.4 million shortfall in the 2009 King County budget, members of the King County Council came face to face with citizens’ concerns, worries and outright fear. Read more

Animal safety key at school and at home

October 15, 2008

A bobcat kitten, first mistaken for a neighbor’s cat, sits Sept. 26 on a birdfeeder in a Newcastle backyard. Photo by Janet Craig

A bobcat kitten, first mistaken for a neighbor’s cat, sits Sept. 26 on a birdfeeder in a Newcastle backyard. Photo by Janet CraigWith students walking to and from schools and their bus stops this time of year, it’s important to remember that other critters are all around.

With more than 25,000 square miles of open forested lands, Issaquah is home to many furry creatures, including black bears, bobcats, cougars, coyotes, deer, opossum and raccoons.

While not all of them pose a threat to students, it’s important to talk to your child about animal safety, said Sara Niegowski, communications director for the district.

“Students need to learn to be safe coming and going from school, and when they are at their homes in general,” she said.

In the past three years, Issaquah schools have seen their fair share of wildlife on playgrounds, rummaging through trash bins or making their way across campuses to find shelter in nearby woods.

In 2006, there were several sightings of a bear roaming near Endeavour Elementary School. Last fall, Clark Elementary, Issaquah Middle and Issaquah High schools all sent out alerts about bear sightings. A bear was also spotted at Issaquah Creek, looking for salmon.

And last fall, officials at Beaver Lake Middle School sent an e-mail warning to families when a cougar was spotted in a wooded area west of the school’s campus.

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Patriots humble Highlanders, 65-0

October 15, 2008

Chandler Jenkins (right), Liberty sophomore running back, battles to get by Hazen sophomore defensive back Isaiah Fullerton-Talley, on a long first-quarter run that set up a Patriot field goal, for a 10-0 lead en route to a 65-0 shutout. By Jim Feehan

Chandler Jenkins (right), Liberty sophomore running back, battles to get by Hazen sophomore defensive back Isaiah Fullerton-Talley, on a long first-quarter run that set up a Patriot field goal, for a 10-0 lead en route to a 65-0 shutout. By Jim Feehan

 

The Liberty High School Patriots scored early and often in their rout of Hazen High School, 65-0. Sophomore Marcel Bell returned the opening kickoff 75 yards for a touchdown as

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Spartans still own the plateau

October 15, 2008

Skyline remains unbeaten with 42-0 win over Eastlake

 

Jeffery Grotjahn (2), of Eastlake, commits pass interference against Skyline sophomore wide receiver Kasen Williams (3) in first-quarter action. Photo by Jim Simpkins/www.crimsonphotography.com

Jeffery Grotjahn (2), of Eastlake, commits pass interference against Skyline sophomore wide receiver Kasen Williams (3) in first-quarter action. Photo by Jim Simpkins/www.crimsonphotography.com

It’s difficult to come back in a game that begins with your opponent scoring its first two touchdowns seven seconds apart and ends with your team committing six turnovers. That’s what happened for the Eastlake Wolves Oct. 10 against the Skyline Spartans in the third annual Battle of the Plateau.

Skyline tallied yet another shutout in its 42-0 romp of the neighboring Wolves at Skyline Stadium. The team improved to 6-0 overall in front of a capacity crowd, which spilled into the extra bleachers brought in at the south end zone.

Skyline, which has only allowed two points in the last four games, showed just how fierce it is on both sides of the ball. 

Eastlake, now 3-3 overall, was anticipated to be the Spartans’ biggest test yet, but faltered early and often, on offense and special teams.

Eastlake began the game with a promising drive from its own 14 to the Skyline 45-yard line. The Spartans pressed well, though, breaking up a Drake Furcini pass attempt on Read more

Worship Directory

October 15, 2008

First Church of Christ Scientist

10:30 Sunday Service and Sunday School
9806 238th Way SE, Issaquah
425-392-8140

Our Savior Lutheran Church

8:30 & 11:00 Sunday Worship
745 Front Street South, Issaquah
425-392-4169
www.oslcissaquah.org

Eastgate Congregational United Church of Christ

10:30 Sunday Service
15318 SE Newport Way
425-746-2411
www.eastgateUCC.org

St. Michaels and all Angels Episcopal Church

8:00 & 10:30 Sunday Service
325 SE Darst Street in Downtown Issaquah
425-392-3215

www.stmichaels-issaquah.org/index.html


Eagles kick Knights to the curb, 3-0

October 15, 2008

 

By Derek Johnson

 

On a crisp and clear October evening, Issaquah High School’s soccer team made a good showing. Led by scores from Margaret Rauch, Lindsay Stoll and Kristen “Bobo” Maris, the Eagles downed the Newport Knights 3-0 at Issaquah Stadium Oct. 7.

The victory improved Issaquah’s record to 4-1-1 in KingCo 4A and 6-2-2 overall. The loss left Newport at 3-2-0, 5-4-1.

In the game’s opening minutes, Eagle coach Tom Bunnell was animated while communicating with his squad. At one point, several players from both teams were bunched in front of Newport’s Read more

Spread the news — Baconnaise is delicious

October 15, 2008

Makers of BaconSalt invent new product

Dave Lefkow, of Issaquah, spreads his new product, Baconnaise, on fresh bread baked at QFC, where his product will be available Oct. 30. Photo by David Hayes.

Dave Lefkow, of Issaquah, spreads his new product, Baconnaise, on fresh bread baked at QFC, where his product will be available Oct. 30. By David Hayes.

Dave Lefkow and his business partner Justin Esch are sitting upon a proverbial goldmine.

They know what they’ve already extracted could keep them financially secure for years to come. But the duo isn’t ready to sit back on their laurels without first seeing just how deep this untapped mine goes.

Lefkow, of Issaquah, and Esch, of Seattle, hit upon the universal truth last year that everything tastes better with bacon. Since the launch of their product, J&D’s BaconSalt, the four flavors of their condiment have gone global and started a cultural phenomenon.

Now, the pair is ready to launch phase two. Come Oct. 30, they evolve from sprinkle to spread — introducing Baconnaise.

“We get a lot of customer e-mails with a lot of crazy suggestions for new ways to come up with bacon flavors, like lip balm,” Lefkow said. “Spreadable bacon was one such suggestion.”

So, the two talked to friends in the food industry to determine the feasibility of a bacon-flavored mayonnaise.

“It had to be true-bacon flavored,” Lefkow said. “I didn’t want ‘mayocan.’”

So, the product went to research and development. And Lefkow said he figures he had nothing but bacon and mayonnaise for breakfast for the next six months.

“I’d literally, every day, have a bite of real bacon, then a taste of the Baconnaise to see if they’d gotten it just right yet,” Lefkow said. “My cholesterol must have gone through the roof and I must have gained 10 pounds.”

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