Kathy Torgerson nominated for Inspire Positive Aging Award

July 22, 2014

Kathy Torgerson, of Issaquah, was one of 15 King County residents nominated for Senior Services’ Inspire Positive Aging Award.

While the award went to McCoy Khammany Sengsi, of West Seattle, Torgerson was honored for her nearly 30 years as volunteer Meals on Wheels coordinator at the Issaquah Senior Center.

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Anne Servello named Elks district deputy

July 22, 2014

As members of the Elks-USA from across the nation gathered July 13-17 in New Orleans, Anne Servello, of Renton, was named District Deputy to the Elks National President for the lodges in the Central District of the Washington State Elks Association.

More than 7,000 members and guests were present at the order’s 150th Elks National Convention.

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Local students get Alpha Rho scholarships

July 22, 2014

The Alpha Rho chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa has awarded its annual scholarships of $1,000 to Skyline High School senior Madison Laycock and Issaquah High School senior Cassidy Crickmore to help them further their education.

Alpha Delta Kappa is an international honorary organization of women educators dedicated to educational excellence, altruism and world understanding.

Man behind the murals gets his day

July 15, 2014

Oregon-based muralist Larry Kangas wasn’t born in Issaquah and he didn’t live in the city for any significant amount of time.

But his stamp on the Eastside suburb is so visible that Mayor Fred Butler officially declared July 19 Larry Kangas Day in Issaquah.

Kangas is the artist behind the murals found at points across the city. He died of cancer Nov. 25, 2013, but his memory lives on in the more than 1,000 works he crafted in the Pacific Northwest, including six in Issaquah.

By Norb Ziegler Larry Kangas paints the side panels of the aquarium exhibit at the Issaquah Salmon History on Aug. 20, 2013.

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Larry Kangas paints the side panels of the aquarium exhibit at the Issaquah Salmon History on Aug. 20, 2013.

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Girl Scouts donate stained-glass mosaic to YWCA Family Village Issaquah

July 15, 2014

The members of Girl Scouts of Western Washington Troop 50614 demonstrated their commitment to making the community a better place with a piece of permanent artwork donated to the YWCA Family Village Issaquah.

The troop worked with residents of Family Village Issaquah to create a mosaic out of recycled stained glass as part of their Girl Scout Silver Award project. Entitled “The Four Seasons Tree of Life,” the 10-by-4-foot artwork was designed by Sammamish mosaic artist Cheryl Smith.

‘The Four Seasons Tree of Life’ mosaic was donated to  YWCA Family Village Issaquah by Sammamish artist Cheryl Smith.

‘The Four Seasons Tree of Life’ mosaic was donated to YWCA Family Village Issaquah by Sammamish artist Cheryl Smith.

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Opening the archives

July 15, 2014

72.021.014.064I 1919 Model Ford truck on showroom display, circa 1940s  Two trucks on display in dealer’s showroom, most likely Hepler Ford. The second truck is much newer and may have been one of the new 1948 models that were revealed at Hepler’s in another series of photographs.

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1919 Model Ford truck on showroom display, circa 1940s
Two trucks on display in dealer’s showroom, most likely Hepler Ford. The second truck is much newer and may have been one of the new 1948 models that were revealed at Hepler’s in another series of photographs.

Arthur Jepsky retires from U.S. Army Reserve

July 15, 2014

U.S. Army Reserve Col. Arthur S. Jepsky has retired from the Army Reserve after serving honorably for 32 years.

Jepsky was last serving as Assistant Chief of Staff for Support Operations with 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), McGarity U.S. Army Reserve Center, Pa.

Contributed Col. Arthur S. Jepsky, retiring after 32 years of service, receives the Legion of Merit in a Celebration of Service ceremony.

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Col. Arthur S. Jepsky, retiring after 32 years of service, receives the Legion of Merit in a Celebration of Service ceremony.

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Issaquah Women’s Club gives $5,000 to local organizations

July 15, 2014

The Issaquah Women’s Club gathered June 5 to distribute over $5,000 in donations to local organizations.

The recipients were the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank, Echo Glen to support its canine program, Life Enrichment Options, Issaquah Parks & Recreation Department, Issaquah Community Services and Eastside Baby Corner.

Contributed An Echo Glen student works with Oreo, a dog in its canine program. The organization recently received funds from the Issaquah Women’s Club.

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An Echo Glen student works with Oreo, a dog in its canine program. The organization recently received funds from the Issaquah Women’s Club.

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Students graduate from Oregon State University

July 15, 2014

Oregon State University, in Corvallis, Ore., announced its graduates for spring 2014 including:

Issaquah: Joseph Camporeale, Bachelor of Science in merchandising management; Carly Cassidy, Bachelor of Science in human development and family sciences; Jillian Clark, Master of Arts in English; Thomas Day, Master of Science in chemistry; and Caitlin Eddy, Bachelor of Science in public health.

Newcastle: Jocelyn McNeil, Bachelor of Science in economics.

Preston: Megan Smith, Bachelor of Science in human development and family sciences.

Sammamish: Eli Elder, Bachelor of Science in computer science; Kyla Krueger, Bachelor of Science in human development and family sciences; Melisa Magnuson, Bachelor of Science in merchandising management; Erik McClure, Bachelor of Science in construction engineering management; and Ashley McLaughlin, Bachelor of Science in merchandising management.

 

Local students graduate

July 15, 2014

Elizabeth Dike, of Issaquah, has earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

Anees Daud, of Issaquah, earned her Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Vermont, in Burlington, Vt., on May 18.

Timothy Kriewall, of Issaquah, graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran College, in Milwaukee, with a Bachelor of Science in physics, mathematics and computer science.

Samuel Cunard, of Issaquah, received a Bachelor of Science in business and economics from Lehigh University, in Bethlehem, Penn.

Three local residents graduated from Tulane University, in New Orleans, this spring: Kyrstin Mallon Andrews, of Issaquah, graduated from the School of Liberal Arts with a Master of Arts; Ariel Jacoby, of Issaquah, graduated from the School of Liberal Arts with a Bachelor of Arts; and Kirsten Lacist, of Newcastle, graduated from the School of Liberal Arts with a Bachelor of Arts.

Minju Lee of Issaquah, received a Bachelor of Science in pharmaceutical and healthcare studies from University of the Sciences, in Philadelphia.

 

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