Three candidates compete for 9th District council seat

July 30, 2013

Ballots for the August primary are due Aug. 6 and the only local King County Council seat up for election represents District 9.

Reagan Dunn seeks his third four-year term in the large district that spans Bellevue, Newcastle, Renton and surrounds Issaquah to the south. He is a former federal prosecutor and attorney in civil practice.

According to his statement in the county voters’ pamphlet, he has “worked to keep county government’s spending in check and your taxes low while working hard to protect our environment and public health services.” Additionally, he said he focused on prioritizing government spending so critical emergency services and road maintenance are properly funded.

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Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park welcome new members

July 30, 2013

Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park welcome charter members to the newly formed organization.

Those who join the Friends before Aug. 1 will be invited to a special event at the park the evening of Sept. 12 and will receive a framed charter member certificate.

The group already has 45 paid memberships from people interested in helping preserve, restore and enhance the park in accordance with the park’s 2007 master plan. Suggestions for other improvements may also be pursued.

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VFW offers scholarships

July 30, 2013

The Veterans of Foreign Wars offers scholarship programs in the Issaquah School District to all levels of education.

The VFW Department of Washington rewards the Youth Essay Program for grades three to five, while the other two scholarships, Patriot’s Pen for grades six to eight and Voice of Democracy for grades nine to 12, include competition on the national level.

Scholarships for those up to grade eight take the form of savings bonds. High school scholarships, including awards of up to $30,000 for the national first-place winner, go directly to the recipient’s American university, college, vocational or technical school.

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Editorial

July 30, 2013

Vote yes on county parks levy

As it’s had to do since 2002, the King County Parks Department is asking for money to help support parks maintenance and the acquisition of new parkland.

Voters should vote approve the property tax levy.

The county no longer funds parks from its general fund budget. It still pays for essentials like transportation, public safety, health, law enforcement, courts and sewers. Parks, however, are largely on their own.

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Engagement – Williamson, Hutton

July 30, 2013

Williamson, Hutton

Kathleen Williamson and Peter Hutton, both of Sammamish, announce their engagement to be married Sept. 14, 2013, at the Monte Villa Farmhouse, in Bothell.

Kathleen Williamson and Peter Hutton

Kathleen Williamson and Peter Hutton

The future groom, the son of Paul and Nancy Hutton, of Issaquah, is a 2003 graduate of Skyline High School. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in business management from Washington State University.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Gerald and Jacqueline Williamson, of Saginaw, Mich. She received a Doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Michigan.

 

Teens, enter digital media contest for hiking safety awareness

July 30, 2013

Safe Kids Snohomish County, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Service and the Washington Trails Association have created “Teens on Trail,” a contest to promote hiking safety.

Teens from throughout the state have the chance to win a backpack filled with the 10 hiking essentials, including a map, compass and thorough first aid kit. The entry for the contest can be a photo, video, sound clip or animation about teenagers and hiking safety.

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Who’s News

July 30, 2013

Women’s club gets new officers

Mariann Crane has been elected president of the Issaquah Women’s Club for 2013-14. Other officers include Luanne Caylor, first vice president; Marj Snyder, second vice president; Wilma Taylor, secretary; and Cecilia Gambill, treasurer.

Contributed New Issaquah Women’s Club officers are (from left) Luanne Caylor, first vice president; Cecilia Gambill, treasurer; Mariann Crane, president; Wilma Taylor, secretary; and Marj Snyder, second vice president.

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New Issaquah Women’s Club officers are (from left) Luanne Caylor, first vice president; Cecilia Gambill, treasurer; Mariann Crane, president; Wilma Taylor, secretary; and Marj Snyder, second vice president.

Connie Fletcher, former member of the Issaquah School Board and a member of the Washington State Board of Education, was the speaker at the installation.

The Issaquah Women’s Club gives to local charities and supports the Follow Your Dream scholarship for graduating high school senior girls.

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College News

July 30, 2013

Local students named to deans’ lists

  • Emma O’Melia, of Issaquah, has been named to second honors on the dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester at Clark University in Worcester, Mass.
  • Clare Pfeifer, daughter of Jerome and Cindy Pfeifer, of Issaquah, has been named to the 2013 dean’s list at Lawrence University, in Appleton, Wis. Pfeifer is a 2010 graduate of Liberty High School.
  • Nicholas Ryder, of Issaquah, was named to the dean’s list at Tufts University Boston.

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Off The Press

July 30, 2013

Kings on their thrones should be so blessed

This little tale has a touching beginning and a sad middle, but a very happy ending and a hero at the finish, so I hope you’ll make it to the end.

There once was an old metal office chair, made in the 1930s, surplused from The Boeing Co. with a metal company serial number on it, which made its way at some point to The Issaquah Press. A number of people who loved this little community paper used it over the years, and it eventually was used by Myrtle Winslow, the newspaper accountant, for more than 20 years until she retired in 1989.

Greg Farrar Press photographer

Greg Farrar
Press photographer

In 1996, 17 years ago this month, the paper hired a full-time photographer. That, by the way, was me! I was given a desk, but it didn’t have any particular chair. Between the several unused ones to choose from, was this old green metal antique that made a lot of creaky noises and had sort of fake cracked green leather upholstery on the seat, back and armrests.

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Police & Fire

July 30, 2013

Egging

Police responded when a homeowner in the 1800 block of 216th Avenue Southeast reported someone had egged his car. The man had gotten the vehicle’s license plate number. The homeowner had tried to stop the car, but it swerved around him. He wanted the incident reported in case of possible retaliation. An officer advised him to wash the car so the eggs would not do any damage.

 

Vandalism

Someone made a 2-foot scratch in the front left fender of a vehicle at the Madison Apartments between 6:30 and 9 p.m. July 7.

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