Elementary economics

May 6, 2014

Apollo students learn real-life lessons in Rocket City

About a dozen little heads peered out from a row of oversized cardboard boxes, directing their attention toward a classroom door at Apollo Elementary School.

Moments later, a line of third-graders from a visiting class entered the room, and the quiet anticipation was quickly replaced with the busy wheeling and dealing of a marketplace.

By Christina Corrales-Toy Jenna Silvestri, of Newcastle, gives a customer change, after recording a sale in the simulated town of Rocket City at Apollo Elementary School.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
Jenna Silvestri, of Newcastle, gives a customer change, after recording a sale in the simulated town of Rocket City at Apollo Elementary School.

Such is life in Rocket City, a bustling simulated town, marked by cardboard shops and led by an elected student mayor in Lauren Molnar’s third-grade class.

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Issaquah’s unique heritage is on display for History Month

May 6, 2014

“Every community has its own weird, wild and wonderful stories, and Issaquah is no exception,” according to Erica Maniez, director of Issaquah History Museums.

This is the fourth year the museums will spotlight Issaquah’s unique heritage throughout the month of May for Local History Month.

The organization operates two museums people can visit, Gilman Town Hall, 165 S.E. Andrews St., and the Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. N.E.

Town Hall has exhibits on display that show the history of the town; the Depot Museum highlights the role the railroad played in the town’s development.

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Opening the archives

May 6, 2014

The Issaquah History Museums take requests regarding what people would like to see in the Digital Collection. Roughly quarterly, volunteers have a data-entry day and prep a bunch of records for upload. If there is a particular name, place or item you’d like to see more images of on the website, email Erica Maniez at erica.maniez@issaquahhistory.org. If you have a photo or subject you would like to see in this feature, email editor@isspress.com.

2009.006.080.062  Three of a Kind Three smiling guys, enjoying the sunshine, wearing three-piece suits and driving caps, are ‘Petch, Art Anderson, Sellers.’ The photo is from Ferol Tibbetts’ album dated 1911-1921.

2009.006.080.062
Three of a Kind
Three smiling guys, enjoying the sunshine, wearing three-piece suits and driving caps, are ‘Petch, Art Anderson, Sellers.’ The photo is from Ferol Tibbetts’ album dated 1911-1921.

Gro Marie Foss

May 6, 2014

Gro Marie Foss passed away peacefully at Spiritwood at Pine Lake Adult Living Facility on April 27, 2014.

Marie, as she was known here in the United States, was born in Norway on Feb. 19, 1915, to Daniel and Ragnhild Frydenlund. She attended public schools in Norway and graduated with a degree in business from high school in Oslo.

She met and married Gunvald Foss. They had three children, Ingeleiv J. Stovner (Ronald), Asgjerd V. Jacobson and Richard B. Foss. The family lived in Gansdalen, Norway, until 1951, when they emigrated to the U.S. and settled in Washington state.

Gro Marie Foss

Gro Marie Foss

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Elizabeth Fuller Wilder

May 6, 2014

Elizabeth “Betty” Fuller Wilder passed away from complications of pancreatic cancer on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the age of 91.

Born in Hood River, Ore., on July 17, 1922, to Charles and Lois (Coshow) Fuller, Betty was the youngest of four children with two sisters Frances and Harriet and a brother Bob. She attended elementary and high school in Hood River, and then began her studies at Oregon State University in Corvallis. She was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority, which became a lifelong affiliation.

Elizabeth Fuller Wilder

Elizabeth Fuller Wilder

Betty took a leave of absence during her senior year to help care for her brother Bob when he was diagnosed with cancer. In April of 1943, her sister Harriet died during childbirth. Betty moved to Eugene to help her brother-in-law Bill Smullin with her 10-year-old niece Shirley and newborn nephew David, creating a bond that lasts through today.

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Michael Glenn Fish

May 6, 2014

Michael Glenn Fish, of Odessa, passed away March 31, 2014.

Michael is survived by his daughter Natalie, son Scott, sister Janice, brother Jim and soon to be son-in-law Cameron.

There will be a funeral service at Our Lady of Fatima in Moses Lake on May 9 at 11 a.m.

Sydney Schultz powers Issaquah to win over Ballard

May 6, 2014

By Greg Farrar Winter Ridgeway, Issaquah High School junior, pitches April 30 during a tough third inning against Ballard. Ridgeway hit an RBI and pitched a complete game in the 5-3 win.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
Winter Ridgeway, Issaquah High School junior, pitches April 30 during a tough third inning against Ballard. Ridgeway hit an RBI and pitched a complete game in the 5-3 win.

Issaquah High School sophomore Sydney Schultz’s first-inning homerun trot ended with a rather emphatic stomp on home plate.

Just a half-inning earlier, the Eagles watched as umpires erased a Ballard home run, after the hitter failed to touch home plate on her way back to the dugout.

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Churches host day of service

May 6, 2014

Sammamish Hills Lutheran and Pine Lake Covenant churches will engage hundreds of volunteers to roll up their sleeves and work at numerous Eastside nonprofits for the Community Day of Service on May 10.

Event organizers expect more than 600 volunteers will lend a helping hand at about 40 organizations, including local ones such as the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank, Eastside Baby Corner and Providence Marianwood.

This is the third year Sammamish Hills Lutheran Church has led the communitywide initiative, and the first time Pine Lake Covenant Church is involved.

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Ruth Gardner

May 6, 2014

Ruth Gardner, former civil engineer, mother to Susan and Virginia, wife of the late Gerald Gardner, passed away on April 26, 2014, at Timber Ridge, Issaquah. Contributions: the Troy/Gardner Award, Berry College, Mt. Berry, GA 30149, or charity of choice. Letters: P.O. Box 5083, Rome, GA 30162.

Play at the plate

May 6, 2014


Maddy O’Connor, Liberty High School catcher, tags out Mount Si’s Emily Webb at home during the third inning of their May 2 fastpitch game. The Patriots lost to their division rival, 6-8, one day after an 8-4 win in a rainout make-up game.

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