Issaquah, Garfield high schools are working to ensure safe environment for tonight’s game after racially charged social media messages

March 7, 2014

NEW — 6:25 p.m. March 7, 2014

TACOMA — Issaquah and Garfield have been working together to ensure a safe environment when the schools face each other in tonight’s Class 4A boys semifinal basketball game.

The extra effort comes after racially charged messages appeared on social media following the schools’ matchup Feb. 21.

Garfield’s school resource officer reached out to the WIAA to inform it of the situation. The WIAA decided additional security for tonight’s game is not necessary. Issaquah will have more school administrators on site than usual to provide extra security.

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Issaquah Mayor hosts Q&A breakfast Saturday morning

March 7, 2014

NEW — 6 p.m. March 7, 2014

Issaquah Mayor Fred Butler invites citizens to stop by a no-host Mayor’s Breakfast from 9-10 a.m. March 8 at Caffe Ladro, 1200 10th Ave. N.E., to discuss topics of interest.

Issaquah beats Jackson, 56-44

March 7, 2014

NEW — Noon March 7, 2014

Issaquah jumped out to an early 10-point lead at the end of the first quarter, and the Eagles never looked back after that.

Issaquah (19-6) led by at least six the rest of the way after Brian Watson’s 3-pointer at the end of the first quarter gave the Eagles a 22-12 lead. Watson double-clutched on the shot and got it off just before the buzzer blasted.

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Mary Louise Linville Swanson

March 7, 2014

Mary Louise Linville was born July 30, 1932, in Los Angeles, the daughter of Edwin and Edna Linville. She was raised in Los Angeles and graduated from George Washington High School June 1950.

She married A. Herbert Swanson July 9, 1960. They moved to Mercer Island in 1967, later settling in Issaquah, where they raised their two daughters, Cathleen and Nancy.

Mary Louise Linville Swanson

Mary Louise Linville Swanson

Mary loved being a mother, aunt, grandma and great-grandma. Mary and Herb spent many vacations camping with their two daughters and two nieces. Mary never missed a chance to babysit her grandkids or spend time enjoying their many activities. She loved animals and always had a dear dog.

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City’s free film series returns Saturday with ‘Elephant Walk’

March 7, 2014

NEW – 6 a.m. March 7, 2014

The city of Issaquah’s free Second Saturday Film Series returns March 8 with a showing of the 1954 movie “Elephant Walk,” starring Elizabeth Taylor.

The movie tells the story of colonial tea planter John Wiley, who, upon visiting England at the end of World War II, wins and weds lovely English rose Ruth and takes her home to Elephant Walk, Ceylon, where the local elephants have a grudge against the plantation.

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Raymond Njos

March 6, 2014

Born: Noonan, N.D.
April 5, 1931

Died: March 3, 2014, in Issaquah

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Ray passed away at home, after a hard-fought battle with cancer, surrounded by his family.
He was born and raised in North Dakota. In 1949, the family moved to Issaquah.
After graduating from the University of Utah, he served a three-year tour in the Marine
Corps. He also spent 20 years teaching high school math in the Renton School District, retiring
in 1980.

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AAA offers seniors refresher driving course

March 6, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. March 6, 2014

The AAA Driver Improvement Program is offering its refresher course on defensive driving skills.

The course, operated by American Driving Services, is from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 29 at Timber Ridge at Talus, 100 Timber Ridge Way N.W.

The course gives practical guidance for traffic accident prevention and enhances driver safety and confidence. Successful completion qualifies drivers 55 and older for automobile insurance premium discounts.

The cost is $18 per person.

Pre-registration is advised. Call 206-243-3564 to enroll.

Swedish Hospital Heart Surgeon for a Day / Feb. 26, 2014

March 5, 2014

Let’s Go! March 6- 12

March 5, 2014

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Honorary residency

March 4, 2014

Issaquah residents try their hand at heart surgery

By Greg Farrar Sarah Paulson (far right), of Issaquah, watches as Swedish Hospital echocardiographer David Diedrick displays the ultrasound of a student volunteer’s pumping heart for Paulson and two other participants at the Heart Surgeon for a Day event.

By Greg Farrar
Sarah Paulson (far right), of Issaquah, watches as Swedish Hospital echocardiographer David Diedrick displays the ultrasound of a student volunteer’s pumping heart for Paulson and two other participants at the Heart Surgeon for a Day event.

Some wear their hearts on their sleeves and some want a closer look.

Two Issaquah residents joined 20 people chosen for Swedish Hospital’s Heart Surgeon for a Day event Feb. 26. Swedish invited Olivia Frangos and Sarah Paulson, who completed online applications, to the Seattle Science Foundation for a day of hands-on heart surgeon education.

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