Issaquah school board earns distinction honors

March 12, 2013

The Issaquah School Board has been named a Board of Distinction by the Washington State School Directors’ Association.

The association’s Boards of Distinction awards honor school boards that demonstrate effective use of the Washington School Board Standards. The standards, developed and adopted by the association in 2009, promote researched-based governance practices that lead to high levels of student and district achievement. This year, nine districts with more than 9,000 students earned the honor.

Award applicants submit an essay and supporting evidence to demonstrate how they are putting the standards into practice. In 2012, applicants addressed the following:

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Obliteride hosts bike ride to fund cancer research

March 12, 2013

In August, it will be time to take off the training wheels and obliterate cancer.

That is the mission of the first ever Obliteride, a weekendlong celebration that culminates with a bike ride of varying routes that will pass through Issaquah in their quest to fund cancer research.

“Obliteride is a communitywide event that everyone can participate in by riding, volunteering or cheering on participants as they roll through your community,” Obliteride Executive Director Amy Lavin said in a statement.

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Anne Walker

March 12, 2013

Anne Carolyn Whitehead Walker, formerly of Upper Preston, passed away at home on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, after a seven-year battle with cancer.

Anne was born in Maryland, spent her early childhood in California and was a longtime resident of Washington state, graduating from Stadium High School in Tacoma.

Anne worked in insurance and advertising agencies in the Seattle area, and also was a member of the Suncadia Resort staff. Anne’s family is especially grateful to Suncadia for its extraordinary support during Anne’s illness.

Anne Walker

Anne Walker

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Police & Fire

March 12, 2013

Happy Valentine’s Day, baby

Nearly $400 worth of liquor was stolen from QFC at about 8:45 p.m. Feb. 14. Police reviewed surveillance tape that showed a man and woman walking into the store, concealing multiple bottles under their coats and exiting the store and driving away. The man is described as black, having dreadlocks with cornrows, a goatee, a black hooded windbreaker, gray colored sweatpants and basketball-style shoes. The female is described as white, wearing a dark colored coat and jeans, and carrying a large purse. The male left the scene in a white Pontiac Grand-Am while the female drove away in a black Honda Accord.

 

Drug possession

A 21-year-old Issaquah man was arrested on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia and providing false statements in the 300 block of Southeast Darst Street on Feb. 18.

 

Cards stolen

More than $2,000 worth of collector cards were reported stolen Feb. 14 from a residence in the 100 block of East Sunset Way.

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Edith Louise Gunning

March 12, 2013

Edith Louise Gunning, 94, of Seattle, died Feb. 20, 2013.

Wife for 54 years to John T. Gunning, her children and their spouses are Rick and Carol Gunning Blunt; Douglas and Barbara Gunning Crim; George and Patricia Gunning Simmons; John C. and Kim Gunning.

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Carol Elizabeth Kabat Baumann

March 12, 2013

Carol Elizabeth Kabat Baumann, devoted wife, loving sister, mom and grandma, faithful friend, passed away on March 3, 2013.

With her big smile and genuine interest in everyone she met, Carol fully engaged in life. Born in Livermore, Calif., in 1932, to Robert and Lillian Larson, Carol grew up in Salinas, Calif., along with her brother Bob Larson.

Carol Elizabeth Kabat Baumann

Carol Elizabeth Kabat Baumann

Carol studied at San Jose State University, and then earned her master’s degree at Eastern Washington University. Carol received many outstanding achievement awards during her lifetime and was president of 12 different organizations — not all at the same time!

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Water and sewer district hosts public hearing

March 12, 2013

The Board of Commissioners of Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District hosts a public hearing at 6 p.m. March 18 at the district office, 1510 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish.

The purpose of the public hearing is to receive public comment on, and discuss proposed district water and sewer revenue adjustments.

Learn more at www.sammplat.wa.org.

 

Bridge projects receive more than $3.5 million

March 12, 2013

The state Department of Transportation recently awarded more than $3.5 million to Issaquah and King County to replace aging bridges.

The projects — a plan to replace the Northwest Dogwood Street bridge in downtown Issaquah and a plan to redo a bridge across 15 Mile Creek at the base of Tiger Mountain — received a portion of $130 million in federal funds to repair or replace aging bridges.

Replacing the Northwest Dogwood Street bridge across Issaquah Creek is a long-held goal among city officials, but a lack of funding prevented the project from proceeding in the past. The city project is in line to receive $2,254,400 in federal funds.

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Engagement

March 12, 2013

Price, Macartney

Katie Price and Scott Macartney, both of Kirkland, recently announced their engagement to be married Sept. 1, 2013, at the Jarvis Family home in Sammamish.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Jill and Bill Price, of Sammamish. She is a 1999 graduate of Skyline High School and a 2003 graduate of the University of Washington. Katie works as a consulting manager at Bridge Partners Consulting.

The future groom is the son of Laurie and John Macartney, of Redmond. He is a 1996 graduate of Redmond High School. He earned a degree in 2006 from Dartmouth University in 2006. He is the CEO of World Cup Dreams Foundation.

 

Eagles are all about the new in 2013

March 12, 2013

By Sebastian Moraga Amelia Cunningham fires the ball home during drills at Issaquah High School’s softball practice. The Eagles have a new coach in Ron Hatlen and a new attitude this season, players said.

By Sebastian Moraga
Amelia Cunningham fires the ball home during drills at Issaquah High School’s softball practice. The Eagles have a new coach in Ron Hatlen and a new attitude this season, players said.

For this year’s Issaquah High School squad, the word is new.

New year, new coach and a new chance to leave last year’s campaign behind.

Last year’s squad lacked enthusiasm, senior catcher Heather Benjamin said. This year is different, she added.

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