Mayor, school board candidates to face off on televised forum

October 8, 2013

Mayoral and school board candidates will face the public and each other during a forum sponsored by The Issaquah Press and Issaquah’s Cable TV Commission Oct. 17.

Beginning at 7 p.m., in Council Chambers at 135 E. Sunset Way, mayoral Candidates Fred Butler and Joe Forkner, as well as school board candidates Alison Meryweather and Lisa Callan, will have a three-minute opening statement followed by a round of questions submitted by The Issaquah Press, then a round of public questions, followed by candidates asking a question of their rival.

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Kenneth F. Harmon

October 8, 2013

Ken Harmon, of Sammamish, loving husband to Vonnie and devoted father to Darcy, David, Mike and Denise, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, in Issaquah. He was 79.

A celebration of Ken’s life is pending. Friends are invited to view photos, obtain service details and updates, and share memories in the family’s online guest book at www.flintofts.com.

— Flintoft’s Funeral Home and Crematory, 392-6444

Jeffery S. Bartow

October 8, 2013

Jeffery S. Bartow, 72, of Ellensburg, a retired architect and U.S. Army veteran, died on Sept. 30, 2013, in Ellensburg.

He was born in 1941 in Seattle. Jeff graduated from Franklin High School. He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Washington. He was married for 52 years to Marie-Claude Corroyer.

Jeff was Past Master of Myrtle Lodge No. 108 in Issaquah, and Past Master of Ellensburg Masonic Lodge. He was also Grand Secretary of the Royal Arch Masons of Washington and a member of the Knights Templar.

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Free film series features the classic musical, ‘The Pajama Game’

October 8, 2013

The city of Issaquah Arts Commission and 4Culture’s free Second Saturday Film Series presents the classic movie “The Pajama Game,” at 7 p.m. in the Eagle Room at City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way.

The movie, staring Doris Day and John Raitt, deals with union activities in the garment industry, and features choreography by Bob Fosse.

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Sammamish Arts Fair is Oct. 12-13

October 8, 2013

The seventh annual Sammamish Arts Fair is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 12-13 at Sammamish City Hall and Library, 801 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish.

The free Sammamish Arts Fair features some of the best jury-selected local artists, including 17 from Sammamish.

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Meteorologist hosts seniors luncheon

October 8, 2013

Jeff Renner, of KING 5 news, hosts the second annual Gathering for Seniors at noon Oct. 11 at the Bellevue Hilton to benefit the activities of Eastside Friends of Seniors.

Eastside Friends of Seniors is a nonprofit organization that serves seniors in Issaquah, Sammamish, Bellevue and the Snoqualmie Valley.

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Hear the story of ‘Schaller Bennett, rodeo cowboy’ Oct. 12

October 8, 2013

In the 1920s, people from around the region flocked to Issaquah to attend its rodeo. On Oct. 12, the Issaquah History Museums will host a special program featuring the story of one of its most fascinating rodeo cowboys, Schaller Bennett.

The program starts at 11 a.m. at the Issaquah Train Depot, 78 First Ave. N.E. It is free to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Born near Issaquah in 1897, Bennett grew up in a logging family. Although he worked as a logger on and off for decades, Bennett’s real calling was cowboy, and by 1925 he had relocated to Ellensburg to run his own ranch.

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Weddings: Matusiefsky, Reece

October 8, 2013

Matusiefsky, Reece

Allysa Matusiefsky, of Issaquah, married Travis Reece, also of Issaquah, on July 14, 2013, at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge in Snoqualmie.

Minister Greg Holman officiated.

Allysa Matusiefsky and Travis Reece

Allysa Matusiefsky and Travis Reece

The reception was also held at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge.

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Keith Wayne Lash

October 8, 2013

Keith Wayne Lash, of Sammamish, loving husband to Judy, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, in Bellevue. He was 64.

A celebration of Keith’s life was Oct. 7 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Issaquah.

Friends are invited to view photos and share memories in the family’s online guest book at www.flintofts.com.

— Flintoft’s Funeral Home and Crematory, 392-6444

Issaquah’s depth sinks Liberty

October 8, 2013

By Greg Farrar Jenifer Matsuda, Issaquah High School freshman, who has already qualified for a few state events, places first in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1 minute, 1.22 seconds against Liberty Oct. 3 at the Julius Boehm Pool.

By Greg Farrar
Jenifer Matsuda, Issaquah High School freshman, who has already qualified for a few state events, places first in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1 minute, 1.22 seconds against Liberty Oct. 3 at the Julius Boehm Pool.

A quick glance at the score sheet from the Oct. 3 Liberty versus Issaquah swim meet can be a bit deceiving.

Liberty swimmers took the top spot in eight of the 12 events, yet it was the Eagles who emerged from the competition with a 104-81 win.

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