Full house for education finance meeting

October 28, 2008

Issaquah School District board members and officials hosted a meeting regarding education finance Oct. 23. Read more

Skyline grad working for Obama campaign

October 28, 2008

Lindsay Scola, a 2001 Skyline graduate, works on the advance team for presidential candidate Barack Obama.  Contributed

Lindsay Scola, a 2001 Skyline graduate, works on the advance team for presidential candidate Barack Obama. Contributed

Skyline High School graduate Lindsay Scola was in town last weekend for the first time in quite a while.

She’s not famous, but she does work for two famous people. Scola was in the Seattle area to set up a rally for Democratic vice-presidential candidate Joe Biden, who visited Cheney Stadium in Tacoma on Oct. 19.

Scola, from the Skyline class of 2001, has been living out of her suitcase while working for the Barack Obama presidential campaign since March 2007. From the Iowa caucuses to Obama’s trip to Israel, Scola has spent nearly two years of her life hopping city-to-city to set up events for the campaign.

“The best part is really getting to see the people that come to his events,” she said. “I get to see that in a different city or a different state every couple of days.” Read more

The doctor is out

October 28, 2008

Veterinary practice bids farewell after three decades

 Dr. David Hildreth (left) examines Lucky Buddy, an 8-month-old golden retriever mix, a day after his neutering. The stray was screened earlier at the Central Washington Humane Society in Yakima, and brought in by Three Rivers Rescue of Snoqualmie founder Kim Howard when the shelter ran out of space.By Greg Farrar

Dr. David Hildreth (left) examines Lucky Buddy, an 8-month-old golden retriever mix, a day after his neutering. The stray was screened earlier at the Central Washington Humane Society in Yakima, and brought in by Three Rivers Rescue of Snoqualmie founder Kim Howard when the shelter ran out of space.By Greg Farrar

Horses, cows and goats. Dogs and cats. Even the occasional exotic animal. All are patients of Dr. David Hildreth, of the Lake Sammamish Veterinary Hospital, who’s been managing and practicing at the clinic in Issaquah for 34 years. Read more

Recalling 103 years of memories

October 28, 2008

     

  Billie Smith, an Áegis of Issaquah resident, describes the sound of singing with the friends of her youth, while recalling memories of her nearly 103-year life.Photo by Greg Farrar. Billie Smith, an Áegis of Issaquah resident, describes the sound of singing with the friends of her youth, while recalling memories of her nearly 103-year life. Photo by Greg Farrar.

On Nov. 4, Billie Smith will reach a milestone many of us never will: That’s the day she turns 103 years old.

Billie, an Áegis of Issaquah resident, has lived in the city since 1999. The other residents in her building — in their 70s and 80s — call her Mom.

And although her hearing is starting to give her trouble, as she describes it, she has great recall of memories from her lifetime and a great sense of humor.

The former music teacher also has a clear and sweet voice when she sings, something she loves to do.

She can’t give you dates anymore, which frustrates her. She reaches with her hand, as if she could pull the detail she’s trying to recall out of the air. Read more

Garden club delivers 1/3 ton of donations to food bank

October 28, 2008

Cate Mueller (left) photographs Issaquah Garden Club members Oct. 22 for their club newsletter with their donation to the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank. Joan Fields, Gail Holmstrom, Dianne Tanner and Karen Lee pose with food bank director Cherie Meier with their 663 pounds of food. Photo by  Greg FarrarCate Mueller (left) photographs Issaquah Garden Club members Oct. 22 for their club newsletter with their donation to the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank. Joan Fields, Gail Holmstrom, Dianne Tanner and Karen Lee pose with food bank director Cherie Meier with their 663 pounds of food. Photo by Greg Farrar 

For the past 80 years, members of the Issaquah Garden Club have found a cause to help segments within the community. This year, they’ve discovered the number in need growing due to the economic downturn. Read more

City budget waits on revenue forecast

October 28, 2008

The City Council discussed the 2009 budget for several hours Oct. 22 and 23, but members said they have just been looking at small items so far.
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Bellevue claims KingCo 3A title with 24-7 defeat of Liberty

October 28, 2008

Richard Crespo, Liberty senior wide receiver, is pursued to the Bellevue 17-yard line by Bellevue junior linebacker Nick Moyer after escaping other tackles for a first down on the Patriots’ final drive of the game. Photo By Greg Farrar

Richard Crespo, Liberty senior wide receiver, is pursued to the Bellevue 17-yard line by Bellevue junior linebacker Nick Moyer after escaping other tackles for a first down on the Patriots’ final drive of the game. By Greg Farrar

Bellevue capitalized on Liberty’s turnovers in downing the Patriots 24-7 Oct. 24 at Bellevue Memorial Stadium.

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Skyline finishes undefeated

October 28, 2008

The outcome of the final game on Skyline High School’s regular season schedule was like most this season: The Spartans’ impenetrable defense rendered its opponent’s offense mostly ineffective.

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Liberty runners finish well at 3A championships

October 28, 2008

Liberty High School’s Riley Mackey finished the 5,000 meter race in 18:20, good enough to place 10th at the 3A KingCo championships and to qualify for the Sea-King District 2 meet Oct. 30. Photo by Ryan Piersol   

 

 

 

Liberty High School’s Riley Mackey finished the 5,000 meter race in 18:20, good enough to place 10th at the 3A KingCo championships and to qualify for the Sea-King District 2 meet Oct. 30. Photo by Ryan Piersol

 
Even if Eric Bice needed another six seconds, he still beat an archrival and put his name near the top of the leaderboard.

On this day, two out of three wasn’t bad.

Bice, a Liberty High School junior, put forth a strong showing at the KingCo 3A cross country championships Oct. 23 at Lake Sammamish State Park. He clocked a 16:05, not only his best time of the season in the 5,000 meters, but also good enough for second place.

The only runner ahead of him was Mercer Island’s Evan Sadler, who won the race with a 15:59. That’s wasn’t so bad, considering Michael Williams, of Bellevue — a rival, who Bice had split with in two races this season — was behind Bice in third place.

“I wanted to finish either first or second here today,” Bice said. “The last time I raced Michael Williams, he got me Read more

Learning the ‘Power of One’ can help stop harassment

October 28, 2008

Marianne Mandrusiak (left) and Kate McKnight, actors with ‘Power of One,’ dress Challenger student Hanna Meyer as a superhero during the assembly to teach an end to bullying. By Chantelle Lusebrin

Marianne Mandrusiak (left) and Kate McKnight, actors with ‘Power of One,’ dress Challenger student Hanna Meyer as a superhero during the assembly to teach an end to bullying. By Chantelle Lusebrin

 

Bullies have no place in school, especially at Challenger Elementary School, where the entire student body signed a contract to prevent bullying Oct. 21. Read more

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