Irma Ricci Cavanaugh

March 9, 2010

rma Cavanaugh

Irma Ricci Cavanaugh, of Issaquah, died March 1, 2010. She was 89. Read more

Former city biologist seeks conservation district seat

March 9, 2010

Kirk Prindle

Kirk Prindle, a former Issaquah city employee known for efforts to protect the dwindling Lake Sammamish kokanee salmon, seeks to re-enter the public sector next week with a King Conservation District post.

Voters in Issaquah and across most of King County will elect a new member to the conservation district board March 16. The district promotes sustainable use of natural resources, and provides information and voluntary technical-assistance programs to landowners.

Prindle seeks to join the five-member board tasked with running the district and awarding dozens of grants to Issaquah and other cities to fund environmental projects. Read more

Spartans’ season of firsts ends in eighth place at state

March 9, 2010

Cooper Pelluer (11), Skyline senior forward, and senior forward Corey Hutsen double-team Mead’s Taylor Farnsworth during the second quarter of the Spartans’ battle for fifth and eighth place in the state 4A tournament at the Tacoma Dome. By Don Borin

The 2009-2010 season was a season of firsts for the Skyline High School boys basketball team. Skyline brought home its first tournament trophy — Barlow Trails Classic — won its first 4A KingCo Conference championship and placed at the state tournament for the first time.

And after placing eighth in state, the Spartans will get to hang their first banner on the wall in the gym, coach J. Jay Davis said.

Skyline went 2-2 in the state 4A tournament in the Tacoma Dome March 3-6 to finish its most successful season in the school’s 13-year history.

“Twenty-two wins and placing at state, it’s obviously the best season in school history and we’re very proud of that,” Davis said. “Our goal was just to build the best program we can.”

As is every team’s dream that enters the state tournament, Skyline had aimed at the state title. But the prospect was cut short when the Spartans lost its first-round game to eventual runner-up Jackson, 45-43. Read more

Eagles take sixth at state tourney

March 9, 2010

Mackenzie Schiltz, Issaquah junior guard, drives with a steal from Garfield’s Shaunice Robinson (right) during the third quarter in the 3A state tournament battle for third and sixth place March 6 at the Tacoma Dome. Issaquah was defeated by the Lady Bulldogs, 71-54. By Greg Farrar

The Issaquah High School girls basketball team overcame a variety of adversity throughout the season, especially in the final weeks of the season. When the season finally concluded March 6 in the 4A state tournament, the Eagles had many reasons to be proud of their accomplishments.

Issaquah took sixth place in the tournament last week in the Tacoma Dome to finish out the season with a 23-6 record. The Eagles had to win four loser-out games just to reach state.

In the Eagles’ final game, they lost to 4A KingCo Conference rival Garfield 71-54 for third place. Prior to that game, Issaquah defeated Lewis & Clark, of Spokane, 51-49 and Lake Stevens 67-47 before falling to eventual state champion Auburn Riverside 58-40 in the semifinals.

“I’m proud of the girls. Great effort and a heck of a run,” Issaquah coach Kathy Gibson said. Read more

Students link computers to causes

March 9, 2010

Middle school multimedia program raises community awareness

Pine Lake seventh-grader Danielle Backman and eighth-grader Hope Chapman work on their awareness video Feb. 24 in the PLMS computer lab. By Christopher Huber

Pine Lake Middle School eighth-graders Kyle Feuerberg and Henry Jarvis threw a Super Bowl party for 25 homeless men for their multimedia elective class.

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County Council takes steps to improve construction oversight

March 9, 2010

King County Council members took steps last week to increase oversight of major construction projects and accountability for government spending. Read more

City, Costco may study road improvements

March 9, 2010

The city and the largest employer in Issaquah could someday team up to improve road access to Costco headquarters. Read more

Dawn Marie Appel

March 9, 2010

Dawn Marie Appel was surrounded by family and friends as she died peacefully, ending her battle with cancer March 1, 2010 in Bellevue. She was 46. Read more

Through donating, students take part in global community

March 9, 2010

Hall Monitor Eric Bice Liberty High School

These past few months have taught me something very important about the students at Liberty High School. They have taught me that despite the worst economic recession of our lifetimes, we have been able to step up and contribute our hard-earned money toward Haitian relief efforts.

Haiti was devastated by an earthquake and represents a country in dire need of our monetary support. This is important, because there is no greater need for children to give than toward Haiti, and as of recently, Chile. Read more

Goans, Geib

March 9, 2010

Tara Goans and Kyle Geib

Tara Goans, of Issaquah, and Kyle Geib, of Renton, recently announced their engagement to be married March 12, 2010. Read more

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