Margaret A. Matthews

March 30, 2010

Margaret A. Matthews, of Issaquah, died at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue on Monday, March 15, 2010. She was 92. Read more

Arts Calendar

March 30, 2010



Wildlife Theatre Bird Show, 1:30 p.m. Fridays through Sundays, Cougar Mountain Zoo, 19525 S.E. 54th St. Call 391-5508 or go to Read more

Volunteer Call

March 30, 2010

Issaquah Citizen Corps: One or two volunteers to assist with keeping the Web site content fresh and up to date by adding new pages, creating calendar events and assisting the board/technical committee with developing new content. Knowledge of HTML and Web site development not necessary. E-mail Gerard Hickey at Read more

Off The Press

March 30, 2010

There’s plenty more news, no foolin’

Sammy, a distant cousin of the Loch Ness monster, was spotted in Lake Sammamish last week.

Apparently, Sammy was annoyed by the noise of some jet skiers, who were definitely spooked when the monster poked its head up through the water. The jet skiers reported the incident to local authorities. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife ruled that since Sammy was out of season, she should be left alone.

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If he builds it, will they come?

March 30, 2010

Fan plans to convert Weyerhaeuser’s mill site into race track

Ultimate Rally LLC General Manager Greg Lund stands at Weyerhaeuser’s old mill site in Snoqualmie, where he and his business partners would like to build a rally car-driving course. Contributed

Rally car aficionado Greg Lund wants to put a little zoom in the Snoqualmie Valley. The Issaquah resident plans to buy Weyerhaeuser’s old mill site, located above Borst Lake in Snoqualmie, and build a rally car-driving course that would open this fall.

Not everyone, especially the neighbors, is happy with Lund’s idea, saying that it would be noisy and harm the environment.

But Lund’s plan, though still in its infancy, might someday rev to life.

Lund, 50, grew up in Issaquah and remembers rally car driving in the Snoqualmie Valley on the tree farm near the mill when he was in his 20s. Rally car driving — a sport in which drivers take their vehicles to challenging, nonpublic areas, like forestry roads — caught his interest. Read more

Who’s News

March 30, 2010

Grand Ridge Brownie Troop sells the most cookies

For the second straight year, Brownie Troop 2735 at Grand Ridge Elementary School sold the most boxes for the GSWW Operation Cookie Drop program. Read more

College News

March 30, 2010

Student receives scholarship

Peter A. Wiggum, a senior at Liberty High School, received a $24,000 Regents Scholarship from the Washington State University Regents Scholar Program for his outstanding academic performance in high school. Read more

Press Editorial

March 30, 2010

City should not own a human services campus

The idea of bringing human service nonprofit agencies together in one location to best serve the clients is not a new idea. It has been tried and proven successful at the Family Resource Center in Redmond. Read more

Take an adventure filled ‘staycation’ this spring break

March 30, 2010

Hall Monitor Maria Schandl Issaquah High School

Are you stuck in Issaquah for spring break? Are your friends and family going on lavish vacations to warm locations? Do not be down; the Issaquah area is full of more adventure than you may realize and houses ideal activities to do over spring break.

Sky High of Bellevue was created with one purpose: to have fun. It is a unique trampoline center. With trampoline-lined floors and walls, you are able to free bounce and do tricks all day without the risk of falling off, which is associated with a regular trampoline. Read more

Mercer Island’s powerhouse boys soccer squad blanks Liberty, 3-0

March 30, 2010

Hayden Meriweather, Liberty senior forward, takes a shot on goal as Max Kearfott of Mercer Island defends in the second period of their March 26 soccer match. The Islanders won, 3-0. — By Greg Farrar

Mercer Island’s powerhouse boys soccer squad blanks Liberty, 3-0

The Liberty High School boys soccer team fell to perennial KingCo Conference power Mercer Island 3-0 March 26. The loss brings Liberty’s record to 3-2 and marks the first at-home loss of the season.

Mercer Island came out with guns blazing to start the game, charging down field and scoring at seven minutes. Mercer Island continued to charge, but Liberty’s defense prevented several shots on goal, thanks to fine defense from players including Jay Haberman and Dean Byron.

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