Threesome headed to state tourney

May 14, 2013

The two-day District 2 Tournament, at the par 72 Coyote Creek at Willows Run golf course May 7, was a success for both Issaquah and Skyline high school golfers.

Going into the 18th hole the second day, Issaquah High School sophomore Mersadie Tallman was leading by one stroke, before a double bogey bumped her final score to 157 for third place and a ticket to the girls golf 4A State Championship.

“It was good. I’m not disappointed, but I would have liked to have done better on the last hole,” Tallman said. “I had a great time, and it was nice out here and I got to miss school.”

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Issaquah backs Bike to Work Day

May 14, 2013

With the month of May designated as National Bike Month, the Cascade Bicycle Club will host its annual Bike to Work Day with the help of the city of Issaquah.

On May 17, the club will set up stations along commuting routes for cyclists. It will include provisions, rest stops and information on the benefits and ease of commuting by bicycle. Thousands annually take to the various bike lanes and trails to forge a new path into a sustainable future.

Issaquah will host its own station for those making their way into and out of the city.

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Liberty bounced early from KingCo softball post season

May 14, 2013

It wasn’t the way the Liberty High School softball team expected the season to end, but after just one game in the KingCo tournament, Mercer Island sent the Patriots home May 9 with a 5-4 loss.

By Christina Corrales-Toy Liza VanCamp, Liberty High School shortstop, slides past the Mercer Island catcher to score the Patriots’ first run of the game.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
Liza VanCamp, Liberty High School shortstop, slides past the Mercer Island catcher to score the Patriots’ first run of the game.

Just two weeks earlier, Liberty defeated Mercer Island, 7-4, but the Patriots failed to match that success during the tournament, showing more of the inconsistency that plagued the team this year.

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Follow the sun to Sun Lakes/Dry Falls

May 14, 2013

WEEKEND WANDERER

Weekend Wanderer set out mid-April for Sun Lakes/Dry Falls State Park, about a 200-mile drive from Issaquah. The clouds hung low over the mountains on Snoqualmie Pass, barely shielding their beauty, like the sheer nightgown of a bashful bride.

Somewhere near Easton, the sun began its struggle with the clouds to dominate the sky. It won east of Ellensburg.

The Soap Lake sculpture ‘Calling the Healing Waters’ is the center piece of the world’s largest human figure sundial.

The Soap Lake sculpture ‘Calling the Healing Waters’ is the center piece of the world’s largest human figure sundial.

Why Sun Lakes/Dry Falls State Park? Start with the name, sun, and add camping, swimming, fishing, golfing, sightseeing and a place to research your kid’s science project on Washington archeology.

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Liberty volunteer honored

May 14, 2013

Melissa Blue, a senior at Liberty High School, was recognized by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program as a top youth volunteer in a ceremony at the school April 24.

Melissa Blue

Melissa Blue

Sponsored by Prudential in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the national program is now in its 18th year. It recognizes middle and high school students for their outstanding community service. Blue is one of six students in Washington and 234 nationwide who were named Distinguished Finalists for their impressive community service activities.

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Police & Fire

May 14, 2013

Subaru robbed

A white Subaru station wagon was broken into April 26 in the 1800 block of 10th Avenue Northwest. An estimated $5,000 was stolen from the vehicle.

 

Personal bubble burst

A woman reported to the police April 27 that she was approached by a contractor working in the 200 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard. The man hugged her and kissed her on the cheek, and it made her uncomfortable.

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It’s not my yard

May 14, 2013

I have a question. Are the deer living in our yards, or we living in theirs? I have a feeling it’s the latter. When we follow their eating habits we have to wonder, is there anything they won’t eat? The answer seems to be, “Very little.” When times are tough, they even eat the bark right off the trees. But here, in suburbia, they mostly go for our prized plants.

We can’t remember everything they like and don’t like, so it’s best to know just the generalities. Here are a few:

Evergreens — Old, tough leaves are not favorites, so evergreens, both broadleaf and conifers, are usually safe. They don’t seem to touch Mahonia, Kinnikinnick, ferns, rhododendrons or azaleas.

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Development Services to close for training

May 14, 2013

Customers should plan ahead for a three-day closure of the City Development Services Department as staff members undergo training.

The department’s office at City Hall Northwest will be closed from May 15-17. Staff will not be available to assist customers during that time.

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Liberty’s doubles team advances to districts

May 14, 2013

The Liberty High School doubles tennis team of Jenny Adams and Kristy Braunston made history at the KingCo tournament.

The duo took second place, good for the No. 2 seed to the district tournament held May 14 and 15 at Lower Woodland Park in Seattle.

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Joan I. Krasser

May 14, 2013

Joan I. Krasser, age 72, of Issaquah, passed away May 12, 2013.

Survivors include her loving husband Dale Krasser, of Issaquah.

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