College News

February 12, 2013

Local students graduate

  • Lyndon Kidwell of Renton, graduated from Missouri University of Science and Technology, in Rolla, Mo., during commencement ceremonies held Dec. 14, 2012. Kidwell earned a Master of Science degree in systems engineering.
  • Kelle Agassiz, a 2009 graduate of Issaquah High School, graduated from the University of Idaho with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and a minor in communications in December 2012. She was also named to the fall 2012 semester dean’s list. To qualify, students must complete 12 or more credits and earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

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Would you like some cereal with that sugar?

February 12, 2013

Walking down the aisles of your neighborhood grocery store, one might notice all of the colorful, child-friendly boxes of cereal that advertise free toys or fun puzzles to solve. Next to them, one may find less exciting boxes that are labeled with “whole grains” or “a great source of fiber” — but those are boring, right?

Compared to the always appealing Froot Loops, Apple Jacks, Cocoa Puffs and many more, most people — children and teenagers especially — do not take the time to think of the consequences that may follow their sugar rush.

Breakfast is meant to be a nutritious meal to start one’s day off on the right foot. But what use is it when the cereal that you eat is literally just a spoon full of sugar? Sure, these sugary cereals may look more appetizing, but studies have shown that eating a bowl of commercial cereal is the equivalent of eating candy for breakfast. That cannot be healthy.

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Edwin M. Smithers

February 12, 2013

Edwin M. Smithers

Edwin M. Smithers, of Sammamish, passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at home. He was 87.

Ed was born May 13, 1925, in Kalispell, Mont. He was raised in Kalispell and graduated from Flathead County High School in 1943. Following high school, Ed entered the United States Navy and served in World War II. After the war, he began his tenure with the United States Coast Guard.

Edwin M. Smithers

Edwin M. Smithers

On July 13, 1945, Ed married Joan Alicia Bondeson in Kalispell. His service in the Coast Guard had them living in many parts of the country. In 1972, they settled in Sammamish, and in 1974, he retired from the Coast Guard as a lieutenant commander. After retiring from the Coast Guard, Ed held several other jobs, one of which was working on Jetfoil production at The Boeing Co.

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Birth: Ace Edward Nierenberg

February 12, 2013

Ace Edward Nierenberg

Jason and Hayat Nierenberg welcomed son Ace Edward to their Sammamish home on Jan. 22, 2013.

Ace Edward Nierenberg

Ace Edward Nierenberg

Ace was born at Swedish/Issaquah, weighing 7 pounds, 7 ounces and measuring 20 inches. Read more

Engagement: Meyer, McInerney

February 12, 2013

Amy Meyer and Tanner McInerney are very happy to announce their engagement to be married in 2014.

The bride-to-be, the daughter of Don and Julie Meyer, of Issaquah, is a 2005 graduate of Issaquah High School. She earned a degree in environmental education in 2009 from Western Washington University. She is employed at EnviroIssues in Seattle.

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Tanner McInerney and Amy Meyer

The future groom, the son of Michael and Karen McInerney, of Langley, is a 2005 graduate of South Whidbey High School. He earned a degree in cultural anthropology in 2009, also at Western Washington University. He is self-employed at Tanner McInerney Construction, in Langley.

 

Who’s News

February 12, 2013

Students win chance to play with orchestra

During the Sammamish Symphony Orchestra’s annual Youth Concerto Competition Jan. 26, the following local students were the top three finishers, earning a guest solo with the orchestra June 9:

  • First place — Olivia Marckx, of Bellevue, cello
  • Second place — Amelia Sie, of Bellevue, violin
  • Third place — Karissa Zadinsky, of Issaquah, cello

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Spartans roar into postseason with 76-44 win over Bothell

February 12, 2013

By Lillian O’Rorke Haley Smith, Skyline High School senior, drives the ball down the court during the Feb. 6 KingCo playoff game against Bothell.

By Lillian O’Rorke
Haley Smith, Skyline High School senior, drives the ball down the court during the Feb. 6 KingCo playoff game against Bothell.

The postseason started with a bang for the Skyline High School girls basketball team Feb. 6 when it blasted Bothell, 76-44, in the first round of the KingCo 4A Championships.

Seeded No. 1 in the Crown division, the Skyline Spartans came out with a strong defense. Senior guards Rachel Shim and Lacey Nicholson were glued to two of the Bothell Cougars top scorers, Randi Dixon and Erin Burns, and together with their teammates held the Cougars’ offense to only two points during regular play in the first quarter.

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Local athletes sign with colleges

February 12, 2013

Two Issaquah and four Liberty high school seniors will officially take their athletic talents to the collegiate level, signing letters of intent to play for universities across the country.

Liberty soccer players Nicolle Marlow, Kailiana Johnson, Katie Noonan and Kiana Hafferty made their college commitments official in a special signing day ceremony at the school Feb. 6. The Patriots soccer team placed fourth in state this year.

Both Marlow and Johnson will play for Washington State University, while Noonan will play for Southeastern Louisiana University and Hafferty will suit up for Seattle Pacific University.

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Issaquah grad signs with Seattle Reign FC

February 12, 2013

Former Issaquah High School and University of Washington soccer standout Kate Deines will once again get the opportunity to play in front of the hometown crowd after it was announced that she has signed with Seattle Reign FC.

The club is a part of the new eight-team National Women’s Soccer League set to begin play in spring 2013. The team will play its home matches at Starfire Sports Stadium in Tukwila.

“I can’t begin to describe how excited I am to play professionally in Seattle, before my family and friends,” Deines said in a statement posted on the team’s Facebook page. “The support in this city is awesome, and now to have a professional team in Seattle, I can’t even imagine the atmosphere for our home matches.”

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Kip Brown wins heat at world championships

February 12, 2013

The familiar red, yellow and blue of the Miss Red Dot hydroplane was not present at the 2013 Oryx Cup UIM World Championship in Doha, Qatar, but that doesn’t mean that local crew, Our Gang Racing, wasn’t properly represented at the event.

Our Gang Racing, including driver Kip Brown, of Preston, competed as the 95 Spirit of Qatar team, donning the white-and-maroon colors of the Qatari flag.

Brown captured his first ever heat win for the Spirit of Qatar team, delighting the home crowd with a convincing performance, on Feb. 9.

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