Opening Day Prize

April 28, 2009

 

 

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Thomas Goulet, 5, is thrilled with his trout on the first day of fishing season April 25 at Pine Lake Park’s new fishing dock, as his dad Randy, who grew up in Sammamish, looks on. By Greg Farrar

It’s fun being the lone ray of sunshine in gloomy times

April 28, 2009

Hall Monitor Ryan Cain Liberty High School

Hall Monitor Ryan Cain Liberty High School

The taste remained in my mouth well into my final class, reminding me of a lunch well spent. A Grand Slam had never tasted so good, proof to the adage that free food tastes best.

Everyone bemoans the economy’s downturn. I would like to be that infuriatingly persistent ray of sunshine, the one that taunts children mercilessly, no matter how hard it’s raining. Many major corporations have been doing their part to give back to their customers; and I’ll be the first to tell you as a high school student — I love it.

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Eastlake wins epic battle over Skyline in girls tennis

April 28, 2009

Alisa VanGrunsven, a Skyline freshman, returns a volley from Eastlake’s Chelsa Tsuji in their tennis match. By Christopher Hube

Alisa VanGrunsven, a Skyline freshman, returns a volley from Eastlake’s Chelsa Tsuji in their tennis match. By Christopher Hube

It came down to the battle of the Kristins in girls tennis April 23 at Eastlake High School. 

The three-set No. 3 singles match between Skyline’s Kristin Klein and Eastlake’s Kristin Dorr lasted more than two and a half hours and was the deciding match in what would be a 7-2 Eastlake victory. Read more

Local author transfers main character to Issaquah

April 28, 2009

 

Sibella Giorello, whose newest novel ‘The Rivers Run Dry’ takes place in Issaquah, poses in front of the welcome sign to downtown. By David Hayes

Sibella Giorello, whose newest novel ‘The Rivers Run Dry’ takes place in Issaquah, poses in front of the welcome sign to downtown. By David Hayes

Many fictional thrillers promise a main character who promises to leave no stone unturned while trying to solve the mystery. Author Sibella Giorello has crafted a main character whose job is to literally turn over stones at a crime scene — forensic geologist Raleigh Harmon. Read more

Press Editorial

April 28, 2009

Transportation plan is good communication tool

The city’s six-year Transportation Improvement Plan is a curious document. And given the interest in traffic problems here, you’d think citizens would be lining up to speak their opinion of it at a public hearing May 4. Read more

Issaquah caps week by outdueling Woodinville in 10 innings, 1-0

April 28, 2009

Mikenzie Voves, Issaquah pitcher, comes off the field with happy teammates after striking out 12, allowing five hits and shaking off a line shot from a batter, in a marathon 10-inning performance April 24 against Woodinville. By Greg Farrar

Mikenzie Voves, Issaquah pitcher, comes off the field with happy teammates after striking out 12, allowing five hits and shaking off a line shot from a batter, in a marathon 10-inning performance April 24 against Woodinville. By Greg Farrar

Pitching duels and slugfests made it an interesting week for Issaquah High School’s fastpitch softball team.

The Eagles, who won four games, capped their week with a dramatic 1-0 victory in 10 innings April 24 at home against Woodinville. Both teams entered the contest leading their respective 4A KingCo Conference Divisions.

Kelly Richards’ single in the bottom of the 10th scored the winning run as Issaquah remained on top of the Crest Division with a 6-1 record.

It was a defensive battle until the 10th, when the international tiebreaker rule was used to determine the winner. Under the rule, teams begin the inning with a runner on second base. Woodinville, tied with Lake Washington High School for the Crown Division lead, got runners on first and second, but was unable to score in the top of the 10th. Read more

Digging through the archives

April 28, 2009

Inventory team sorts through hundreds of museum artifacts

Leslie Fried (left) and Kim Owens, graduate students of the UW Museology Master's Degree Program, label and catalog artifacts from Issaquah's early history. By Greg Farrar

Leslie Fried (left) and Kim Owens, graduate students of the UW Museology Master's Degree Program, label and catalog artifacts from Issaquah's early history. By Greg Farrar

The Issaquah History Museums last month organized a blitz inventory of the Auto Freight Building, where part of the museum collection is stored.

The goal of the inventory project, aside from general housekeeping, was to identify and pack up pertinent artifacts in preparation for a move. The Issaquah History Museums hope to find alternate storage for these items at some point in the next five years. The Auto Freight Building is not climate controlled, and not conducive to preserving artifacts.

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Roll call

April 28, 2009

olympia-state-logo-200901002SHB 1286, which passed the Senate 44-1, prohibits political advertising or electioneering communications that make a statement constituting libel or defamation. SHB 1286 previously passed the House 92-2 and will be delivered to the governor for signature. Read more

History’s record crafted into quilt

April 28, 2009

his quilt by Alice Paschal was raffled off in 1983. Contributed

his quilt by Alice Paschal was raffled off in 1983. Contributed

In summer 1983, 22 local quilters appliquéd and embroidered quilt blocks meant to represent aspects of the Issaquah community. Once pieced, the quilt would be raffled off during Salmon Days. Proceeds would go to Community Enterprises of Issaquah, to support its work with the developmentally disabled.

 
Community Enterprises of Issaquah was founded in 1977 as a community rehabilitation program. Its intent was and is to provide opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities. Read more

Nominate outstanding citizens for Hall of Fame

April 28, 2009

Community leaders and city officials will bestow the annual Issaquah Community Awards next month. Read more

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