Walter Wood Seil

November 4, 2008

Walter Wood Seil, a lifelong resident of Issaquah, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008, at Snoqualmie Valley Hospital. He was 88. Read more

Wanda F. Pascoe

November 4, 2008

Wanda F. Pascoe, of Issaquah, died Nov. 1, 2008, at Evergreen Hospice in Kirkland. She was 80. Read more

Lester Allen Price Sr.

November 4, 2008

Lester Allen Price Sr. died Oct. 31, 2008, surrounded by loved ones. He was 76

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Muriel C. Harris

November 4, 2008

Muriel C. Harris, of Issaquah, died Oct. 28, 2008, at the Issaquah Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was 91. Read more

Richard L. Strissel

November 4, 2008

Richard L. Strissel, passed away Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, in Issaquah. He was 71 years old. Read more

Gordon W. Adams

November 4, 2008

Gordon W. Adams, of Hoquiam, formerly of Issaquah, died in Hoquiam Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008. He was 96. Read more

History Museums seeks new building

November 4, 2008

Dream is for 15,000-square- foot home

 

Chuck Cerar, a volunteer and docent for the museum, makes repairs to the 1948 Ford Model 8-N tractor in the Auto Freight Building at First Avenue Southeast and Southeast Bush Street. Photo by Greg Farrar.

Chuck Cerar, a volunteer and docent for the museum, makes repairs to the 1948 Ford Model 8-N tractor in the Auto Freight Building at First Avenue Southeast and Southeast Bush Street. Photo by Greg Farrar.

 

In the old Gilman Town Hall on Southeast Andrews Street, a display of historical artifacts greets visitors to the home of the Issaquah History Museums. The objects impart a sense of old Issaquah, but behind them, cramped offices and inadequate storage space are an all-too-contemporary fact of life for museum staff. Read more

No property tax increase for 2009

November 4, 2008

NEW — 11:39 a.m. Nov. 4, 2008

In these tough economic times, the City Council feels your pain. On Nov. 3, council members decided to spare you more of it by declining to raise property taxes.

During better economic conditions, the council routinely raises property taxes by 1 percent each year. But this year, council members unanimously reversed course, saying this is not the time to further squeeze the citizens.

That 1 percent is the maximum increase allowed by state law without a public vote. The amount of money it would raise is small —about $62,000 in 2009 — but over time, the revenue helps pay down the city’s debt, Deputy Finance Director Trisha Draycott told the council.

While that is helpful to the city, the council did not find it a compelling enough argument for a tax increase.

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Veterans Day celebrated

November 4, 2008

The Issaquah Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3436 hosts a Veterans Day Service at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 at Veterans Memorial Field. City Council member Eileen Barber will accept the VFW’s gift to the city of 11 new U.S. flags to fly atop the flagpoles in Issaquah.

This is the VFW’s fourth year of the project. Issaquah High School’s Naval Junior ROTC Honor Guard will fire a 21-gun salute.

Magendanz fills school board slot

November 4, 2008

Chad Magendanz

School board members selected Chad Magendanz to fill their vacant District 4 position Oct. 28.

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