2011 Fall Home Tour

September 30, 2011

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Liberty girls soccer team nips Mercer Island

September 30, 2011

NEW — 11 a.m. Sept. 30, 2011

It was better late than never Thursday for the Liberty High School girls soccer team.

Kali Youngdahl scored a goal in the closing seconds as the Patriots nipped visiting Mercer Island 1-0 in a KingCo Conference 3A/2A thriller.

Kailiana Johnson assisted on Youngdahl’s goal. Liberty goalkeeper Macaire Ament recorded the shutout.

With the victory, Liberty improved its league record to 6-0 and remained in a tie with Interlake for first place. Liberty plays at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at Interlake in a big showdown.

In other league action, Interlake defeated Juanita 4-1; and it was Bellevue 2, Mount Si 1; and Lake Washington 5, Sammamish 0.

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Downtown Issaquah shooting / Sept. 24, 2011

September 29, 2011

Issaquah cross country team races by Ballard

September 29, 2011

NEW — 12:30 p.m. Sept. 29, 2011

The Issaquah High School girls cross country team remained unbeaten Wednesday when the Eagles flew by visiting Ballard 17-44 in a KingCo Conference 4A meet.

Issaquah, 5-0, captured five of the top six places and put eight runners into the top 10.

Freshman Ellie Hendrickson paced the Eagles by finishing first in the 3-mile race in 19 minutes, 24 seconds. It was her first varsity win. Issaquah’s Ellie Clawson and Rachel Osgood tied for second, each finishing in 19:27. Abby Wilson and Emily Winterstein, of Issaquah, were fifth and sixth. Amanda Chalfant, Nikita Sirohi and Abby Irwin went eighth, ninth and 10th respectively for Issaquah.

In the boys meet, Ballard defeated Issaquah 18-41. Tom Howe was Issaquah’s top runner, finishing third in 16:40.

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Issaquah police encountered gunman in days, hours before shooting

September 28, 2011

King County Chief Deputy Steve Strachan points to a picture of the ditch on the east side of Clark Elementary from where Ronald W. Ficker fired at Issaquah police officers Sept. 24. By Greg Farrar

UPDATED — 5:15 p.m. Sept. 28, 2011

Issaquah police officers contacted the Sept. 24 gunman in the days and hours before the lethal shootout at Clark Elementary School, but did not have reason to detain Ronald W. Ficker before the incident.

In the days before the shootout, Ficker told people he had been “communicating with the devil” and said, “Something big is going to happen.”

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The Goddard School Simon Says record attempt / Sept. 23, 2011

September 28, 2011

Issaquah girls soccer team moves into first place

September 28, 2011

NEW — 12:15 p.m. Sept. 28, 2011

Annie Hoffman had a goal and an assist Tuesday as she led the Issaquah High School girls soccer team to a 3-1 victory against visiting Ballard in a KingCo Conference 4A contest in Gary Moore Stadium.

Delany Foreman and Alissa Evans scored Issaquah’s other goals.

The Eagles’ improved their league record to 2-0-1 and moved into a first-place tie with Redmond.

In other action, Skyline downed Inglemoor 4-1. Brooke Bofto, Makenzie Ware, Sydne Tingey and Anna Deweirdt scored Skyline’s goals. The Spartans are 2-0 in league play and 6-0-1 for the season.

In other league games, it was Eastlake 0, Newport 0; Garfield 3, Roosevelt 1; and Redmond 1, Woodinville 0.

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Advocate does not let disability deter support for others

September 27, 2011

Steve Ferreira

There probably aren’t many college students in their early 20s who can very nicely express a personal credo they obviously live by.

But then, at 23, Steve Ferreira isn’t just any college student.

“My wheelchair doesn’t stop me from the passions I want to achieve,” he said.

Those passions range from advocating for persons with disabilities to sports to his studies at Bellevue College.

Adopted from Taiwan at birth along with his twin sister Emily, Ferreira grew up in Renton and is a 2007 graduate of Liberty High School. He has had cerebral palsy for most of his life.

With sports temporarily on hold due to a weight lifting injury, Ferreira’s current passion is a petition to get disabled-athlete sports shown on TV.

He circulates his petition around BC and, although it was available electronically elsewhere, just added it to his personal website. Ferreira said altogether he has about 900 names; 185 have been gathered electronically and Ferreira would love to get more names via the Web, preferably from all across the country.

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Parenting group gains new space in Issaquah Highlands

September 27, 2011

With an office in Blakely Hall on Park Drive in Issaquah, nonprofit, social service group Encompass opened its first brick-and-mortar presence in the city earlier this month.

The new office will serve as a hub for parenting classes, toddler groups and other Issaquah-based services and will be staffed three days a week.

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Harry Franklin ‘Dutch’ Aron Jr.

September 27, 2011

Harry Aron Jr.

Harry Franklin “Dutch” Aron Jr., longtime resident of Issaquah, passed away Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at the age of 75.

Dutch was born April 17, 1936, in Philadelphia. He was one of seven children born to his parents, Harry Sr. and Dorothy Aron, who predecease him.

He married his wife Betty on Nov. 24, 1967, after going on a blind date four months prior. Betty survives Dutch.

He is also survived by his three children: Andrew, of Renton, Jim, of Renton, and Sarah, of Redmond.

Dutch graduated from Issaquah High School in 1954. After spending time in the United States Air Force, Dutch worked as a general contractor for many years. Additionally, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and being around people. He will be missed by many of his friends and family.

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