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August 4, 2009

History Museums hosts fourth annual Train Show

History Museums hosts fourth annual Train Show

Zach Prouty and his grandmother Marilyn Batura enjoy one of the many model trains on display. ‘Zach loves trains, especially Thomas the Train,’ Batura said. The event at the Train Depot Museum educates individuals about the history of trains in Issaquah.

Arts calendar

August 4, 2009

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Issaquah Train Depot Museum, 50 Rainier Blvd. N., summer evening hours 4-8 p.m., live music 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays, 392-3500 Read more

Church hosts community campfires

August 4, 2009

From 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday until Aug. 19, Our Savior Lutheran Church is hosting an Issaquah community campfire. Read more

Walter John Haig

August 4, 2009

Walter Haig

Walter Haig

Walter John Haig, of Issaquah, died at his home July 24, 2009. He was 89. Read more

Black Sox win state tourney

August 4, 2009

David McIlvaine, of the Black Sox 15U Mickey Mantle Baseball Club (left), steals home during the state tournament July 22 in Marysville. Contributed

David McIlvaine, of the Black Sox 15U Mickey Mantle Baseball Club (left), steals home during the state tournament July 22 in Marysville. Contributed

The Black Sox 15U Baseball Club team, bound for the Mickey Mantle World Series, won the 15U Cascade Mickey Mantle State Tournament July 22 by defeating the Premier Tigers 8-3 in the championship game at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.

Winning pitcher Konrads Leitis threw a complete game, holding the Tigers to four hits. John Armour drove in two runs for the Black Sox.

En route to the championship game, the Black Sox defeated the Seattle Rainiers 14-3, Marysville 10-6, Premier Tigers 8-5 and Shockwave 7-6. In the first game for the title, the Premier Tigers defeated the Black Sox 18-9.

In the victory against the Rainiers, winning pitcher Izak Styskal struck out six batters. Matt Gunn, Michael Stewart, David McIlvaine and Armour each had two RBIs. Read more

Off the Press

August 4, 2009

All this talk of weather has me hot under the collar

Adam Eschbach Press Intern

Adam Eschbach Press Intern

What a year of weather we’ve had so far. Record snow, record rain and now we have record heat.

It’s official; we are obsessed with records no matter how miserable things have to get to reach them. And I understand the obsession completely. If we have nothing to show for it, what’s the point of being inconvenienced with weeks of snow, flooded streets and homes, and now, temperatures that make your blood boil. Is it not enough that glaciers are melting but we have to as well?

But hey, this heat I’m spewing is because I’m a local. I like it here, not just because of the great schools, beautiful scenery and a local economy that’s in better condition than most of the country and has yet to collapse, with the major exception of WAMU, but also because our weather rarely surprises me. Read more

Sukovaty, Naef

August 4, 2009


Brooke Sukovaty and Alan Naef

Brooke Sukovaty and Alan Naef

Brooke Sukovaty, of Issaquah, and Alan Naef, of Bremerton, announce their engagement. The couple plans to marry Oct. 17 at Salish Lodge, Snoqualmie Falls. Read more

Seafair Hydro champ Kip Brown: ‘Racing went reasonably well’

August 4, 2009

As many hydroplane races are, Seafair was an up-and-down weekend, in terms of racing success, said local hydroplane driver Kip Brown. Read more

The last fishing trip

August 4, 2009

Dallas Cross

Dallas Cross

Before my father passed away at age 100, we took a nostalgic trip to Idaho to visit some of the places we had fished over a half-century earlier. We planned to include the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River and Williams Lake, and stop at Silver Creek and the Wood River on our return.

I picked him up before a long drive the next day. He had his fly rod and suitcase ready to go. As we crossed the narrow panhandle of Idaho, Dad confessed that a couple of days earlier, he had fallen and cracked his tailbone. This explained why he brought an inflatable doughnut to sit on. We arrived the next day at Last Chance, Idaho.

In the morning, we set out to drift the Box Canyon stretch, a branch of the Henry’s Fork that originates at the dam-controlled outlet of Henry’s Lake. Sitting on the doughnut in the guide’s drift boat, Dad could still skillfully cast the dry, hopper fly with a bead-head, prince nymph, plying the bottom beneath it. Unfortunately, the keepers of the dam reduced the flow right after we launched and the trout we were seeking dived under the moss beds. Read more

Soccer club re-signs 20-year lease with Lake Sammamish State Park

August 4, 2009

The Issaquah Soccer Club has re-signed a 20-year lease with Lake Sammamish State Park. The lease will allow the club to use all nine of the soccer fields there. Read more

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