Second student death shakes high school

April 6, 2009

School counselors reported to Issaquah High School March 31 after school officials were notified that Kevin Conroy Tork, a 15-year-old sophomore, had died in Seattle.

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To The Editor

April 6, 2009

Free concert

Thanks to the city for hosting a great performance by the chamber orchestra Read more

Off The Press

April 6, 2009

Jim Feehan Press Reporter

Jim Feehan Press Reporter

Rock icon still going strong after 50 years

Living well is the best revenge.

George Herbert, a 17th century English poet, is credited with the famous quote, but the same could be said for rock stars in their 60s and 70s. Read more

Annual math assessment graduation requirement amended

April 6, 2009

Students who earn two math credits after 10th grade no longer have to take a state math exam each year prior to graduation.

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Roll call

April 6, 2009

olympia-state-logo-20090100SSB 5136, which passed the House 62-35, provides that homeowner associations may not prohibit a solar energy panel on an owner’s property as long as it meets applicable health and safety standards and requirements imposed by state and local permitting authorities. It passed the Senate 45-0. Read more

Homeless pets need good foster parents

April 6, 2009

Kathy Mulej holds her latest foster cat, Kalli, who was pregnant at the time. Kalli gave birth to three kittens March 14. By Jeff Richards

Kathy Mulej holds her latest foster cat, Kalli, who was pregnant at the time. Kalli gave birth to three kittens March 14. By Jeff Richards

Cats are typically at their most adorable and most playful when they’re still small, fluffy newborn kittens. But inevitably, they grow up.

 Sammamish resident Kathy Mulej has found a way to keep her home almost perpetually filled with kittens for the past 15 years, by becoming a foster parent for the Seattle Humane Society.

“We get them when they’re fun,” she said. “When they get big enough to really get into trouble and start scratching up things, then they find another home.” Read more

Farmers market will sprout April 11

April 6, 2009

Alex Williams (left) thanks fellow Preston neighbor Jay Hirst for coming by his Preston Hill Bakery vendor tent last year at the Issaquah Farmers Market. FILE

Alex Williams (left) thanks fellow Preston neighbor Jay Hirst for coming by his Preston Hill Bakery vendor tent last year at the Issaquah Farmers Market. FILE

On 140 acres near Wapato, farmer Rick Haas grows fruit — including apples, peaches and plums — and vegetables bound for farmers markets in Western Washington. When the Issaquah Farmers Market opens for the season April 11, Haas will offer his homegrown wares at Pickering Barn. 

The market and other ventures across the region benefited in recent years as consumers stepped up efforts to buy local produce, market vendors said. 

“There is a demand, a big push on right now, to buy fresh and buy local,” Market Manager Dave Sao said. Read more

Bus drivers roundup fourth at national rodeo

April 6, 2009

Alaine Tibbetts and Donna ‘Scooter’ Patterson negotiate the obstacle course during their prize-winning turn at the national Bus Driver Roadeo Competition. Contributed

Alaine Tibbetts and Donna ‘Scooter’ Patterson negotiate the obstacle course during their prize-winning turn at the national Bus Driver Roadeo Competition. Contributed

Fighting bitter cold and freezing temperatures in Indianapolis, a local pair of school bus drivers took fourth place at the national Special Needs School Bus Safety Competition in Indianapolis Feb. 28.

“We froze our butts off,” said driver Donna “Scooter” Patterson. “It was 15 to 19 degrees and there were little stupid snowflakes, and we had to drive in it.”

“It was fun,” said driver Alaine Tibbetts. “But it was awesomely cold.” Read more

Egg hunt here

April 6, 2009

 

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The Sammamish Family YMCA Eggstravaganza is from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. April 11 at 4221 228th Ave. S.E. There will be face painting, games, pictures with the Easter Bunny and an egg hunt. Call 391-4840. File

Community calendar

April 6, 2009

Easter

The Issaquah Highlands annual Easter egg hunt is from 10 a.m. – noon April 11 at Village Green and Blakely Hall. There will be a bounce house, giant slide, petting zoo, children’s games, Easter egg hunts, live music and more. Go to www.ihwebsite.com. Read more

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