Police & Fire

November 12, 2013

Sleeping it off

A police officer contacted a man asleep in his car in the 21700 block of Southeast Eighth Street at 9:21 a.m. Nov. 1. The man said he had smoked marijuana the night before and didn’t think it was safe to drive, so he’d slept in the car. The officer advised him that sleeping in the car disturbs local residents, and warned him of the dangers of driving under the influence.

 

Reckless driving

At about 12:18 a.m. Nov. 1, a police officer using radar determined a car was going 70 mph in a 25 mph zone. The driver slowed down but continued to drive away, and ran a stop sign before eventually pulling into a random driveway on East Main Street. After the officer contacted the driver, he found he had an invalid driver’s license.

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Issaquah, Sammamish make NerdWallet’s top 10 list for job seekers

November 12, 2013

The website NerdWallet has placed Issaquah and Sammamish in its top 10 best places for job seekers in Washington state. Issaquah came in second, while Sammamish was No. 5.

NerdWallet.com is a personal finance and credit card comparison website launched in March 2010. The site writes recommendations on credit cards, personal finance options, discounts and gas prices.

For its list of best places of job seekers, it looked at the following criteria:

High-wire drill

November 12, 2013

Firefighter Mike O’Brien is safely lowered to the ground after successfully connecting a child training mannequin to his rope system during a high angle rope rescue drill Oct. 29 on the 97-foot tall Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District water tower on 228th Avenue Southeast in Sammamish.

By Jon Bromberg

By Jon Bromberg

Two teachers are finalists for presidential award

November 12, 2013

Danielle Maletta has many students who have left her classroom and put their knowledge in mathematics to use in college engineering programs, but those upper-echelon students aren’t typically who fuel her desire for teaching.

“What I’m really passionate about are the kids who are struggling learners in mathematics,” said Maletta, who is in her sixth year at Eastside Catholic School.

By Neil Pierson Skyline High School’s Gretel von Bargen has been recognized as one of Washington’s top science teachers by a group of content experts and colleagues.

By Neil Pierson
Skyline High School’s Gretel von Bargen has been recognized as one of Washington’s top science teachers by a group of content experts and colleagues.

“Really, my goal for them is SAT success, college math placement success, and being able to take college-level math, not necessarily that they become a math major or a physics major. My goal is to get them to the next level, and if along the way I can get them to see connections, and get them to see that math is exciting and illuminating, then I’ve won.”

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Local orthodontist joins Smile for a Lifetime

November 12, 2013

Offers scholarship to deserving youth

Dr. Christian Manley’s orthodontist clinics have recently partnered with Smile for a Lifetime to help bring dental care to youths in need — and they need youths to help.

Manley serves the Issaquah and Sammamish area with orthodontic care from his two clinics. It was at a professional meeting that he learned about the international nonprofit S4L, dedicated to helping children show off confident smiles.

S4L was founded in 2008 to bring orthodontic care to those who are in need and cannot afford it. Its 137 chapters offer clients a scholarship that covers the cost of orthodontia for children and teens ages 11-18.

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State’s eighth-graders put their math, science chops on display

November 12, 2013

Two assessment tests from 2011 show Washington’s eighth-graders performing better than many states and countries when it comes to learning math and science skills.

The results, announced Oct. 24, had Washington eighth-graders placing 18th in the country in math and 21st in science on the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study.

Compared to other countries, including the U.S., Washington ranked higher, placing eighth in math and ninth in science.

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Opening the archives

November 12, 2013

The Issaquah History Museums take requests regarding what people would like to see in the Digital Collection. Roughly quarterly, volunteers have a data-entry day and prep a bunch of records for upload. If there is a particular name, place or item you’d like to see more images of on the website, email Erica Maniez at erica.maniez@issaquahhistory.org. If you have a photo or subject you would like to see in this feature, email editor@isspress.com.

2007.22.54/ 2010.004.001 Everybody’s Doin’ It, 1910 Postcard format of two young women (left) and two young men posed on a half-moon cut-out under an Issaquah pennant. On the moon’s chin is printed, ‘Everybody’s Doing It.’ Looks like a school dance or school event photo. Both young men are wearing dark suits with light shirts and ties that match the shirts and have fedoras over fairly short haircuts. The photos were with others found on eBay.

2007.22.54/ 2010.004.001
Everybody’s Doin’ It, 1910
Postcard format of two young women posed on a half-moon cut-out under an Issaquah pennant. On the moon’s chin is printed, ‘Everybody’s Doing It.’ Looks like a school dance or school event photo.  The photos were with others found on eBay.

Who’s News

November 12, 2013

Brianna Werre wins Miss Photogenic honor

Brianna Werre, of Renton, competed in the Miss Washington USA Pageant on Oct. 19 with 74 other women from across the state.

Werre, a 2007 graduate of Liberty High School and a first-time competitor, won Miss Photogenic. She graduated from Washington State University in 2011 and works as a national account coordinator at Insight Global in Bellevue.

 

College News

November 12, 2013

Emily Adams completes summer internship

Emily Adams, of Issaquah, participated in a summer internship with The Beat Within in San Francisco.

The program provides writing workshops to incarcerated teenagers and publishes their writings in a biweekly magazine.

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Gilman Village celebrates 40 years with Wine Walk

November 12, 2013

Issaquah’s Gilman Village will celebrate its 40th anniversary in style.

The city landmark hosts the Gilman Village Wine Walk from 6-9 p.m. Nov. 21. Participants can taste products from small local wineries while visiting shops and restaurants in the village. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the event.

The Issaquah community has already begun to get excited about the event, sponsored by the Downtown Issaquah Association.

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