Police arrest Issaquah home-invasion robber

November 18, 2014

The victims’ description of their alleged attacker helped lead to the arrest of a suspect in connection with a home invasion Nov. 9, Issaquah Police Cmdr. Bob Porter said.

The initial incident happened at about 9:30 p.m. in the 400 block of Newport Way Northwest. Bellevue police arrested the suspect at about 4:15 p.m. Nov. 10.

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Joan Campbell

November 18, 2014

10/16/1947 – 11/5/2014

Joan Campbell

Joan Campbell

Joan Ann Campbell passed away peacefully after a 4 ½-year battle with cancer on Nov. 5, 2014, at Swedish Hospital in Seattle, surrounded, loved and supported by her family.

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Merry Christmas Issaquah helps replace losses

November 18, 2014

Cynthia Jackson lost all of her belongings when a pipe burst in her Bellevue home, flooding her bathroom and forcing the single mom to pick up the pieces.

The strife didn’t end there, though. A mold problem made her family sick, so she had no choice but to uproot her life from Bellevue to Issaquah.

“We had to abandon ship and leave everything behind, and I ended up in an apartment in Issaquah with nothing,” she said.

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Off The Press — Holiday season should remind what’s important

November 18, 2014

Two years ago, my soon-to-be-wife and I spent Thanksgiving in Spokane with my father, and we shared an experience that I’ll remember for the rest of my life.

Neil Pierson Press reporter

Neil Pierson
Press reporter

My dad and I both earned our degrees from Washington State University, and naturally we’re both big fans of Cougar football. His roots with the football program stretch much deeper than mine — as a small boy, he accepted the challenge of some fraternity brothers and carried a live duck onto the field during a game against Oregon. Or so the legend goes.

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Tom and Betty Gentsch

November 18, 2014

Tom and Betty Gentsch passed away in Issaquah on July 21 and Sept. 11, respectively.

Betty and Tom Gentsch

Betty and Tom Gentsch

A celebration of their lives will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at Saint Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Bellevue.

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Practically Perfect — Village Theatre’s ‘Mary Poppins’ is a visual, technical tour de force

November 18, 2014

Village Theatre knows spectacle.

By Mark Kitaoka/Village Theatre The cast of ‘Mary Poppins’ use letters to help spell out the mouthful that is the song ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.’

By Mark Kitaoka/Village Theatre
The cast of ‘Mary Poppins’ use letters to help spell out the mouthful that is the song ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.’

Once again, the Issaquah company has unveiled a visually stunning production in its latest musical, “Mary Poppins.” Every aspect proved to be a feast for the eyes and ears, as Village Theatre spared no expense to bring the magic of the Disney production to the stage.

Installation of a flight system to help a nanny fly? Check. Countless, colorful costume changes? Check. Magical props that prove to have a life of their own? Check. Impressive choreography helping bring memorable Disney classic songs to life? Check.

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Wilma Ingrid Hill

November 18, 2014

Wilma Ingrid Hill, a lifelong resident of Issaquah, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, at home. She was 97.

Wilma Hill

Wilma Hill

Wilma was born April 28, 1917 in Issaquah, to Matt and Eliina Nikko. She was raised in Issaquah and graduated from Issaquah High School in 1935. Following high school, she furthered her education and obtained her business certificate.

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Volunteers sought for holiday light-hanging party Nov. 22

November 18, 2014

Help light up downtown and some key spots around downtown (and get a free lunch) at the annual holiday light-hanging party beginning at 10 a.m. Nov. 22.

The event, sponsored by the Downtown Issaquah Association, starts at the Hailstone Feed Store, 232 Front St. N.

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Guest Column — All are welcome at community hall lunches

November 18, 2014

On Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. at the Issaquah Community Hall, I’m known as “the coffee guy.” I stand near the door as 50 or more people come through for a shared lunch provided by a circle of people of which I’m part, offering my “best in Issaquah,” home-roasted brew.

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High schools revive ‘Almost, Maine’ that almost wasn’t

November 18, 2014

They say there is no such thing as bad publicity.

By David Hayes Junior Joey Askew (left) and sophomore Lindsey Guajardo rehearse a scene from Issaquah High School’s Performing Arts Department’s production of ‘Almost, Maine.’

By David Hayes
Junior Joey Askew (left) and sophomore Lindsey Guajardo rehearse a scene from Issaquah High School’s Performing Arts Department’s production of ‘Almost, Maine.’

Issaquah High School has joined the bandwagon of other secondary drama programs across the United States that are producing the hot property “Almost, Maine.”

The play by John Cariani features several short vignettes about ordinary people finding relationships in unexpected places of one small town.

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