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February 7, 2012

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Health and Safety Fair, featuring more than 50 professionals providing free health screenings, is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 11 at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Family physicians and specialists, dentists, chiropractors, nutritionists, fitness professionals and alternative health practitioners will provide screenings, including blood pressure, glucose, spinal checks and others. Free.


The Northwest Driftwood Sculptor Artists’ Exhibit is on display at Bellewood Senior Living Galleria through February. Bellewood is at 3710 Providence Point Drive S.E. Call 391-2880.

Swedish/Issaquah Valentine Open House, featuring a free 90-minute performance by the Sammamish Symphony String Quartet, 6-8 p.m. Feb. 8 in the lobby, 751 N.E. Blakely Drive. Call 313-7913.

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Richard Leander Ingertila

February 7, 2012

Richard Ingertila

Richard Leander Ingertila passed away Jan. 23, 2012, after a 30-year battle with Parkinson’s disease.

He was born July 9, 1930 in North Bend, to Wiljo and Gertrude Ingertila. Upon the death of his mother in 1940, he and his only sister, Jeanne moved from North Bend to Soos Creek Farm to live with their paternal grandmother, Olga Ingertila.

Richard was a parachute jumper in the United States Navy and then went on to hold various positions within the Seattle Police Department for 25 years. He was an active member of the Eagles Club, as well as the Issaquah Valley Senior Center.

He is survived by his loving wife Marie; son Kirk; and grandchildren Brianne and Jennifer.

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Churches’ men’s clothing drive runs through Feb. 26

February 7, 2012

Seattle area streets serve as home to a population of roughly 8,900, according to Jim Rockstad, of Issaquah Christian Church.

Of that total, an estimated 80 percent are men, he said. At the same time, however, about 80 percent of the clothing donated for the homeless is for women and children.

“There is a real need for warm men’s clothing,” Rockstad said.

For the third year in a row, Rockstad is helping organize a winter men’s clothing drive benefiting Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission and the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank.

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Laurel Anne Snedeker

February 7, 2012

Laurel Snedeker

It is with great sorrow that the Snedeker family mourns the loss of our cherished Mother, “Lolly,” who left us Jan. 8, 2012.

A Norwegian beauty born in Minnesota to parents Carl and Doris Stone, joining brother, Jim, she later headed for Carlton College, where she knocked the socks off the man of her dreams, John. They married in 1948, moved to Chicago with two babes in arms (Nancy and Laurie), had a son in the windy city (Mark) and, with another bun in the oven (Carolyn), headed to the Great Northwest in 1952. Here, they further expanded the family with the arrival of Jack and Anne … and four dogs, a mean goose and lots of chickens!

Dad’s transfer took us to California for six years of more adventures and then we returned to God’s country. After surviving the raising of us kids (who blessed her with some super in-laws, 13 awesome grandkids and four precious great-grandkids), she enjoyed her retirement years by dabbling in the travel business, skiing, playing tennis and bridge with her club friends, and traveling the world with Dad.

She lived an amazing and happy life and was so appreciative of her family and friends.

Mom will be treasured for her love, kindness, elegance, wisdom, endless patience and strength, and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Eagles achieve goal of winning wrestling KingCo Conference 4A tournament title

February 7, 2012

 Issaquah High School wrestlers, coaches and team managers howl as they pose for photos after winning the KingCo 4A Tournament team championship Feb. 4. Winning this title with these athletes during wrestling’s 50th anniversary at Issaquah ‘is something I’ll always remember,’ said coach Kirk Hyatt (kneeling second from left).By Greg Farrar

Issaquah High School wrestling coach Kirk Hyatt had a hunch entering this season that his team had championship talent.

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Eagles’ girls team takes second place in Crest

February 7, 2012

Issaquah finished second in the Crest Division Feb. 4, when the Eagles defeated host Newport, 62-40.

The Eagles shot to a 17-7 first quarter lead and steadily pulled away for the victory. Norton scored a game-high 13 points for the Eagles. Aimee Brakken and Mandie Hill each had nine points for Issaquah.

On Feb. 2, Issaquah cruised by Ballard, 60-30, in the Eagles’ home finale.

Issaquah went up by eight points in the first quarter and held a commanding 28-15 halftime advantage. Hill led all players with 11 points. Quincey Gibson and Monica Landdeck each had 10 points.

Issaquah finished league play with a 10-4 record, one game behind first-place Skyline and one game ahead of third-place Eastlake.

The Eagles, 15-5 overall, host Roosevelt at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 in the first round of the KingCo tournament.

Skyline girls basketball team takes KingCo Crest title

February 7, 2012

The Skyline High School girls basketball team captured the KingCo Conference 4A Crest Division title Feb. 3 by breezing past visiting Bothell, 66-17.
Skyline finished league play with an 11-3 record. The Spartans, 14-6 overall, host Garfield at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 in the opening round of the KingCo 4A tournament.

The Spartans, who had been battling Issaquah and Eastlake for the top spot, needed a victory against Bothell to secure the division title. There was little doubt about the outcome when the Spartans raced off to a 25-4 first-quarter lead.

Allie Wyszynski topped Skyline with 12 points. Morgan Farrar, Shelby Kassuba and Megan Wiedeman each had 10 points for the Spartans.

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No. 3 Skyline boys basketball team edges Bothell in OT, 65-61

February 7, 2012

There was a time not so long ago when Lucas Shannon’s Skyline High School basketball coaches almost forbid him from shooting.

Once known as a defensive stopper only, Shannon has ratcheted up his offensive game.

The 6-foot-7 senior had a career-high 27 points, including six in overtime, and added 13 rebounds as third-ranked Skyline beat visiting Bothell, 65-61, Feb. 3 in a KingCo Conference 4A boys basketball game.

“It’s been a long journey here from sixth or seventh grade, when I wasn’t supposed to shoot the ball much,” said Shannon, who will play at Saint Martin’s next year.

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Liberty girls basketball team ends season by beating Mount Si

February 7, 2012

As the four senior members of the Liberty High School girls basketball team suited up for their Feb. 2 game against conference foe Mount Si, they knew it would be their last regular season game on their home court.

After never trailing during the contest, the Patriots clearly wanted to go out with a bang on Senior Night with their 57-46 win over the Wildcats.

Liberty took control of the game early, running up the score to 14-3 at one point during the first quarter. With senior center Aspen Winegar leading with the way with a game-high 17 points — as well as 11 rebounds, one block and two assists — they never looked back.

The co-captain had a standout regular season for the Patriots, averaging 13.1 points, 2.2 assists, 1.4 blocks and 7.1 rebounds per game.

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Challenger Elementary’s Festival of Cultures celebrates diversity

February 7, 2012

Nuoyan Zhang, 6, plays the Chinese instrument known in English as the koto during the Festival of Cultures held recently at Challenger Elementary School Photo by Tom Corrigan

The American table had a bag of food from McDonald’s and a Dorothy doll straight out of the movie version of “The Wizard of Oz.”

A Mexican table featured ethnic toys, including a Spanish Monopoly game. The Japanese table had a lot of visitors, perhaps all wanting to try what turned out to be some surprisingly tasty Spam sushi.

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