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May 1, 2012

By Staff

Local students earn Eagle Scout rank

Ian Engelbeck, a senior at Skyline High School, and Douglas Dietzel, a 2011 Skyline graduate and student at Washington State University, have earned the highest honor in Boy Scouting, the rank of Eagle Scout.

Engelbeck has been involved in Scouting since 2000 and joined Troop 636 in 2005. He has been a camp counselor at Camp Parsons on Hood Canal for the past two summers and will work there again this summer. His Eagle Service Project involved planning, supervising and organizing volunteers to build an observation deck at the Evans Creek Preserve in Sammamish.

Dietzel has been involved in Scouting since 1999 and joined Troop 636 in 2004. His Eagle Service Project involved planning, supervising and organizing volunteers to build a shelter at the preschool playground at Faith United Methodist Church.

Both Scouts were honored at a ceremony at Faith United Methodist Church on March 11.

New Issaquah loan officer joins Bank of Washington

Jim Latourelle, of Issaquah, has joined The Bank of Washington as a commercial loan officer at the Issaquah branch, 1250 N.W. Mall St.

Latourelle is a seasoned banker with expertise in the needs of medical professionals. He has more than 11 years of experience in the banking industry.

Before joining The Bank of Washington, he was a regional business development officer with Bank of America.

EFR promotes three firefighters to leadership ranks

Eastside Fire & Rescue recently promoted three firefighters to various leadership ranks. They will be recognized at a formal ceremony at 9 a.m. June 8 at the EFR headquarters office, 175 Newport Way N.W.

Capt. Craig Hooper, who joined the department in 1991, was promoted to battalion chief.

Lt. Jonathan  Parkinson, who joined the department in 1998, was promoted to captain.

Firefighter Daniel DeGidio, who joined the department in 1987, was promoted to lieutenant.

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