Elaine Bertha Brockman

July 23, 2013

Elaine Bertha Brockman (Cline), of Issaquah, died July 15 at the age of 98.

Elaine was born Dec. 11, 1914, in Sedro Woolley, the second of two children born to Arthur and Louise Cline.

Elaine Bertha Brockman

Elaine Bertha Brockman

Elaine was raised in Seattle and graduated from Lincoln High School. She met and married her future husband, Charles Clark Brockman, while both were employed by the Seattle Post Intelligencer. They married in 1938 and celebrated their 71st anniversary before Charles’s death.

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Dog bites girl while its owner mountain biked

July 23, 2013

At 8:05 p.m. July 8, police responded to a report of a dog biting an 8-year-old girl in the 2800 block of 275th Avenue Southeast.

When they arrived, they found a vehicle parked with the windows partly rolled down. One dog was inside while another was circling the car. As one officer approached the car, the outside dog charged at him. Another officer Tased the dog. The dog fled and one of the officers chased it.

Firefighters treated the girl, who had a pair of puncture wounds on her calf. The officer heard that the car had been parked there for a while and suspected the owner might be mountain biking at Duthie Hill Park. Police found the owner and two of his friends were there.

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Phyllis Jean Olmstead

July 23, 2013

Phyllis passed away June 28, 2013, in Renton.

Phyllis Jean Olmstead

Phyllis Jean Olmstead

Phyllis was born in Seattle to Maurice Conway and Garland Taylor in 1926. She had a twin brother Phillip. The family moved to Issaquah around 1930. Her father was a seafaring man and not seen around Issaquah very much. Phyllis had five brothers and one sister. Later, Phyllis married Lester Howard. A daughter and son, Linda Leslie and Neal, were born. Phyllis divorced Lester Howard and later married Joseph Chevalier and they had a son, Richard. Phyllis worked at the Red and White Grocery and The Grange Store, both in Issaquah. Later, she worked at The Boeing Co. for many years. Having divorced Joseph Chevalier she married Marvin Olmstead. She moved to Renton in 1968.

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Lakeside Recovery relies on pitching depth for close victories

July 23, 2013

Bradley Hoss, of Lakeside Recovery, digs in at the plate. Hoss, a Skyline High School product, had an RBI double as Lakeside Recovery defeated Chaffey, 2-1, on July 17. By Neil Pierson

Bradley Hoss, of Lakeside Recovery, digs in at the plate. Hoss, a Skyline High School product, had an RBI double as Lakeside Recovery defeated Chaffey, 2-1, on July 17.
By Neil Pierson

Its 2013 record is a gaudy one, but don’t be fooled: The Lakeside Recovery Senior American Legion baseball team has had to win several close contests this season.

Lakeside Recovery stretched its record to 6-2 in one-run games, defeating Chaffey, 2-1, in a nonleague outing at Issaquah High School on July 17. But the team’s biggest win of the campaign might have come a day earlier, when it rallied for a 7-4 triumph in nine innings at Bellingham to capture the Northwest League title.

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Christopher J. Currier

July 23, 2013

Christopher J. Currier, of Issaquah, was born March 11, 1952, in Portland, Ore., to Gaylord and Patricia Currier. He died July 11, 2013, at the age of 61.

Christopher is survived by his brothers Rex and Michael Currier and his sister Debbie Currier.

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En garde

July 23, 2013

Washington Fencing Academy carries on the tradition of centuries-old sport

The sport of fencing is often associated with a certain aristocratic air, possibly perpetuated by film depictions and the sheer history of the pastime.

To those unfamiliar with the sport, fencing is simply the means by which storied characters such as Zorro, or The Three Musketeers, vanquish their enemies.

By Greg Farrar A fencer is backed up to the end of the strip by the offensive attacks of his opponent during épée class at Washington Fencing Academy on Northwest Mall Street in Issaquah.

By Greg Farrar
A fencer is backed up to the end of the strip by the offensive attacks of his opponent during épée class at Washington Fencing Academy on Northwest Mall Street in Issaquah.

Those who are close to the sport understand that it is much more than that. It is a sport of respect, chivalry and craft.

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Wedding – Wood, Di Re

July 23, 2013

Katie Wood and Danny Di Re, both of Issaquah, were married July 26, 2013, at Tibbetts Creek Manor, in Issaquah.

Jon Breda officiated.

Danny Di Re and Katie Wood

Danny Di Re and Katie Wood

The bride is the daughter of Rich and Sue Wood, of Issaquah. Her attendants were Caitlin Morrison, McKenzie Wincewicz, Linda Conaway, Stephanie Wood and Carlee Skeel.

Wood, a 2006 graduate of Issaquah High School, earned a Bachelor of Arts in 2010 from Central Washington University. She is the front office coordinator at Lakeside Milam Recovery Centers.

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First Tee connects golf to life lessons

July 23, 2013

When the physical education teachers working with the greater Seattle chapter of First Tee interact with kids, they are not just handing off golf clubs and sports advice. They dole out life lessons, too, on par with situations that youths encounter in life.

The nationwide First Tee School Golf Program meshes golf and character lessons in the classroom. Since its introduction to the Issaquah School District this past year, it has become a hit in local schools. Fifteen of the district’s physical education teachers participate in the school program, teaching students the First Tee curriculum in a monthlong rotation.

Photos contributed Above, Megan Miller, physical education specialist teaches Creekside Elementary School students to proper form during their courtesy unit. At right, Kira Yoshimura, a first-grader at Creekside Elementary School, lines up her putt during her physical education class in fall 2012.

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Above, Megan Miller, physical education specialist teaches Creekside Elementary School students to proper form during their courtesy unit. At right, Kira Yoshimura, a first-grader at Creekside Elementary School, lines up her putt during her physical education class in fall 2012.

The pioneer behind the program coming to Issaquah schools was Kris Coleman, the physical education specialist at Creekside Elementary School. He first heard about it at a P.E. conference a couple of years ago, and introduced the idea of writing a grant request in one of his monthly meetings with other P.E. teachers in the district.

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Mitchell Undi will play lacrosse for Wingate

July 23, 2013

Mitchell Undi, an Issaquah High School graduate, will play for the Wingate University men’s lacrosse program in North Carolina starting in the 2014 season.

Undi, a defender, helped lead Issaquah to a 19-1 record in 2012. He also played for the Washington state team, which finished 12th nationally in 2012.

Wingate, an NCAA Division II program, will compete for the first time in the South Athletic Conference in 2014. The Bulldogs finished 2-14 last season under first-year coach Michael Lawson.

 

Engagement – Tao, Quinn

July 23, 2013

Robert Quinn, of Issaquah, and Ran Tao, of Beijing, China, recently announced their engagement to be married in 2014 in Issaquah.

Ran Tao and Robert Quinn

Ran Tao and Robert Quinn

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Ying Tao, of Beijing. She is a 2007 graduate of Lomonosov Moscow State University with a degree in psychology.

The future groom’s brother and sister-in-law are Donald and Jieling Quinn. He earned an accounting degree in 1981 from Fairleigh Dickinson University and works at Fusion Software Consulting.

 

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