Girl Scouts’ annual cookie sale begins today

February 28, 2009

NEW — 6 a.m. Feb. 28, 2008

Issaquah-area Girl Scouts will be at several local businesses selling eight varieties of cookies for $4 per box through March 15.


For many girls, the Girl Scout cookie program is their first entrepreneurial venture and helps foster a sense of achievement that resonates far into the future. Girl Scout cookies are only sold for three weeks, but the benefits for girls last throughout their entire lives.

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Clark Elementary School Science Fair / Feb. 26, 2009

February 27, 2009

South Cove resident announces council candidacy

February 26, 2009

UPDATED — 11:05 a.m. Feb. 27, 2008

Saying she wants to provide a voice for residents of her South Cove neighborhood, real estate agent Joan Probala announced her candidacy for the City Council today.

In her campaign announcement, Probala said she wants to focus on economic vitality, infrastructure needs and updates to the subarea plan — the growth strategy for key Issaquah neighborhoods.

“I love the city of Issaquah and I want to take it into the future,” she said.

Joan Probala

Joan Probala

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Freshman campus hosts fundraiser Saturday

February 26, 2009

NEW — 6 a.m. Feb. 26, 2008

Students from the Pacific Cascade Freshman Campus are selling concessions at the regional tournament for Destination Imagination from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday.

The tournament is from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the school, 24635 Issaquah–Fall City Road S.E.

All proceeds from the concessions stand will be donated to Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Federal flood aid center will close Saturday

February 25, 2009

NEW — 1:32 p.m. Feb. 25, 2008

A temporary disaster-relief center at City Hall will close Saturday, as federal agencies wind down their response to the January flooding of Issaquah and Tibbetts creeks. The office, a Disaster Recovery Center, is one of several the agencies opened in Washington cities that were hammered by severe winter weather last month.

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Winter 2009 Issaquah Living

February 25, 2009

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Police arrest man they say robbed three banks

February 24, 2009

NEW — 3:10 p.m. Feb. 24, 2008

With the help of employees at a Sammamish Bank of America, police arrested a man last night who they say has robbed three Eastside banks.

The 28-year-old Kirkland man stole an undisclosed amount of money from the Bank of America in the Sammamish Highlands shopping center at about 12:50 p.m. Monday, according to police.

Investigators said they believe the same man robbed banks in Issaquah on Feb. 17 and in Kirkland on Feb. 13.

“He had done all three in pretty quick succession and probably would have done another one if we hadn’t caught him,” said Robbie Burroughs, spokesperson for the FBI’s Seattle office.

 

The Sammamish Highlands Bank of America temporarily shut down its walk-in office Monday after falling victim to a bank robbery. — J.B. Wogan

The Sammamish Highlands Bank of America temporarily shut down its walk-in office Monday after falling victim to a bank robbery. — J.B. Wogan

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Voice of IHS Sports

February 24, 2009

 

budzius-retire-ihs-20090200Wrestlers Ben Tickman, Dalton Baunsgard, Paul Tilton and Kyle Bichich join announcer Marty Budzius,

Diane Hyatt and her husband, coach Kirk Hyatt at a ceremony for Budzius’ retirement. He began

announcing sports at Issaquah High School in 1977. By Don Borin

Local libraries are booming

February 24, 2009

At the far end of a reference aisle  of books (above), a resident uses a computer at the Issaquah Library. Dan Hatch, of Klahanie, reads about how to beef up his résumé, rather than buying the books new at a book store. By David Hayes

At the far end of a reference aisle of books (above), a resident uses a computer at the Issaquah Library. Dan Hatch, of Klahanie, reads about how to beef up his résumé, rather than buying the books new at a book store. By David Hayes

On a recent sunny afternoon, Diana Tam, of Sammamish, was browsing the DVD aisle with her children, Jayci, 17 months, and Malia, 4, on their first trip to the Issaquah Library.

“It’s been a while since I’ve gone to the library,” said the 33-year-old mother. “It’s kinda nice to bring the kids back. Plus, the library’s selection is awesome. It helps when you’ve got to pinch pennies any way to you can these days.” Read more

$70,000 raised for schools

February 24, 2009

Issaquah School District student volunteers raised more than $70,000 Feb. 11 in a phone-a-thon for the Issaquah Schools Foundation.

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