To the Editor

September 30, 2014

Jason Ritchie

Stop the negative campaigning and distortions

I am writing to call on Congressman Dave Reichert’s liberal opponent Jason Ritchie to stop the smear tactics. Following his campaign thus far, Ritchie has towed the party line and done little to differentiate himself from the partisan politicians in D.C. who are exactly what the American people are tired of.

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Plug in to Larry the Cable Guy at Snoqualmie Casino

September 30, 2014

Dan Whitney never misses a Larry the Cable Guy show.

Larry the Cable Guy

Larry the Cable Guy

Larry, the stand-up comedian dressed in a shirt with cutoff sleeves and camouflage Huskers baseball cap who delivers one-liners in a Southern good-ol’ boy accent, makes him laugh from the minute he gets onstage to the minute he leaves.

Whitney knows Larry the Cable Guy well.

He is Larry.

“I think everyone has it figured out that the Cable Guy is a character I’ve created,” Whitney said in a telephone interview from Nebraska. “He’s probably America’s longest running piece of performance art around.”

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Ruth Goldthorpe Hunt

September 30, 2014

Ruth Hunt, 80 of Issaquah, died peacefully at 9:12 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at home with her son Steve by her side.

Ruth Hunt

Ruth Hunt

She was born Jan. 5, 1934, in Iowa City, Iowa, to Beatrice Millmeyer and adopted by Byron and Ursalene Doyle Goldthorpe, of Cuba City, Wisconsin, in February 1934. In 1940, they moved to Washington, where she was to spend the remainder of her life.

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Liberty SRO honored as best in the state

September 30, 2014

Deputy Dave Montalvo has had his fair share of assignments in a 27-year career with the King County Sheriff’s Office.

By Greg Farrar Dave Montalvo, King County Sheriff’s Office deputy and the Liberty High School resource officer for 12 years, patrols the field during a football game last month.

By Greg Farrar
Dave Montalvo, King County Sheriff’s Office deputy and the Liberty High School resource officer for 12 years, patrols the field during a football game last month.

He spent time on the SWAT team; he taught new recruits as a master police officer; he served on motorcycle patrol; and he also worked with a traffic enforcement unit.

But he has truly found his home in the south end of the Issaquah School District where, for the past 12 years, Montalvo has served as the school resource officer at Liberty High, Maywood Middle and surrounding elementary schools.

“This is by far, in my opinion, the best job that anybody can have, because you get to work with the kids and make a difference,” he said.

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Bernita McNabb

September 30, 2014

Bernita McNabb died peacefully with her family by her side on Sept. 16, 2014, at Grace Alzheimer’s Center in Bellevue.

Bernita McNabb

Bernita McNabb

Bernita was born in Seattle, on May 12, 1927, to Ruth Marion (Costello) and Ronald Everett McWain. She spent her childhood in the Leschi neighborhood of Seattle and later moved to Queen Anne. After graduating from Queen Anne High School in 1944, she went on to attend the University of Washington, majoring in journalism. Prior to becoming a mother and homemaker, Bernita worked at the Post Intelligencer newspaper.

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Skyline downs Eastlake in KingCo soccer opener

September 30, 2014

The Eastlake Wolves girls soccer team had a solid nonconference run, going undefeated and outscoring their five opponents, 17-1.

But things got much tougher when Eastlake had to turn its attention to matches that matter, including Class 4A perennial powerhouse Skyline in the KingCo Conference opener.

Skyline got goals from Ke’ala Louie, Candace Hunter and Gabby Hart, and wore down Eastlake with speed at both ends of the field in a 3-1 victory Sept. 25 at Spartan Stadium.

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Richard Bergesen remembered as a kind, caring man who lived his faith

September 30, 2014

Family members of Richard Bergesen are mourning his loss but trying to be thankful for the life he had, his cousin Bruce Whitehurst said.

Richard Bergesen

Richard Bergesen

“He was just a wonderful person who spent his life giving to others, and that’s what he was doing by taking this young man into his home, to give him a better trajectory to get him on his feet again,” Whitehurst said in a phone interview from his home in Goen Allen, Virginia.

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ArtEAST brings visual arts to Salmon Days

September 30, 2014

ArtEAST Art Center wants to get Eastside residents hooked on art through a variety of free activities at this year’s Salmon Days Festival.

Hands-on activities will happen and innovative displays have been set up at the artEAST gallery, 95 Front St. N.

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Helen Marie Knudsen

September 30, 2014

Helen Marie Knudsen, loving mother to Ardelle and Lea, passed away Sunday, Sept. 28, in Issaquah.

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School board holds study session about Tiger Mountain’s future

September 30, 2014

After months of discussion, questions and public criticism, the Issaquah School Board is still trying to decide the long-term fate of Tiger Mountain Community High School.

The board met with several district administrators Sept. 24 in a roundtable-format study session. Much of the two-hour meeting was spent addressing concerns about what happens to students if the district’s plan to close the alternative school next year is approved.

The board held two public hearings on the matter earlier in September, but a timeline for making a decision hasn’t been announced.

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