Seahawks honor teacher

October 21, 2014

By Greg Farrar Melissa Norman (holding check), a ninth-year special education teacher at Maywood Middle School, was surprised in front of her students and honored by the Seattle Seahawks and Bellevue-based Symetra Financial Corporation in September as a ‘Symetra Hero in the Classroom,’ one of just 16 K-12 teachers across the Puget Sound area chosen during the 2014 National Football League regular season. Norman received a $1,000 donation for classroom books and supplies, tickets to a Seahawks home game including a pre-game visit on the field, and a jersey and football. With Norman were (from left) Jane Harris, assistant principal; Jason Morse, principal; Shaun Angell, Seahawks corporate partnership manager; and Candace Bailey, Symetra customer service representative.

By Greg Farrar
Melissa Norman (holding check), a ninth-year special education teacher at Maywood Middle School, was surprised in front of her students and honored by the Seattle Seahawks and Bellevue-based Symetra Financial Corporation in September as a ‘Symetra Hero in the Classroom,’ one of just 16 K-12 teachers across the Puget Sound area chosen during the 2014 National Football League regular season. Norman received a $1,000 donation for classroom books and supplies, tickets to a Seahawks home game including a pre-game visit on the field, and a jersey and football. With Norman were (from left) Jane Harris, assistant principal; Jason Morse, principal; Shaun Angell, Seahawks corporate partnership manager; and Candace Bailey, Symetra customer service representative.

Planning commission hosts public hearing

October 21, 2014

The Issaquah Planning Policy Commission will hold a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23 in Council Chambers, 135 E. Sunset Way, regarding proposed transportation concurrency amendments for 2014.

Proposed land use code amendments may change as a result of the public review process.

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Tickets go on sale for ‘Mary Poppins’

October 21, 2014

Tickets are now available for Village Theatre’s production “Mary Poppins.”

Based on the timeless books of P.L. Travers and complete with all the beloved songs from the Academy Award-winning Disney film, “Mary Poppins” tells the tale of the flying nanny.

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Press general manager named WNPA trustee

October 21, 2014

During the annual Washington Newspaper Publishers Association convention in Chelan earlier this month, Issaquah Press Inc. General Manager Joe Heslet was appointed to serve as a trustee on the association’s board of directors.

Heslet was appointed to a three-year term, which begins this month.

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Police & Fire

October 21, 2014

Car break-ins

A checkbook was taken Oct. 3 from a 2000 Honda Civic in the 700 block of Front Street South. A $377 check from the stolen checkbook was later cashed.

A gym bag with swimming gear was stolen Oct. 6 from a 2006 Toyota Corolla in the 300 block of Northwest Pebble Lane.

A vehicle was broken into Oct. 7 in the 500 block of Mountain Park Boulevard Southwest. The loss was valued at $125 from a stolen power cord and damaged window.

A 2015 Chrysler 200LTD was broken into Oct. 7 in the 900 block of Sunrise Place Southwest. The loss was valued at $1,059 from a stolen gun, backpack, headphones and books.

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Final Cougar Mountain Trail Run is Sunday

October 21, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Oct. 21, 2014

The final event in the 2014 Cougar Mountain Trail Run series is Oct. 26.

Runners can choose to participate in one of three distances: 50 kilometers (31.2 miles), 20 miles or 8 miles. All races start at 8 a.m. and begin at the Sky Country Trailhead off 166th Way Southeast.

Co-produced by Northwest Trail Runs and the Seattle Running Club, the race benefits King County Parks, with more than $126,000 raised since its inception.

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UPDATE: Police find burglar near Fall City

October 17, 2014

NEW — 8:50 p.m. Oct. 17, 2014

Shayne C. Kennedy

Shayne C. Kennedy

Almost six hours after the King County Sheriff’s Office asked the public to help them track down a prowler near an unincorporated area of Sammamish, police report that the suspect was arrested near Fall City Oct. 17.

There was probable cause to arrest Shayne C. Kennedy for possession of stolen property, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office. Kennedy is described as a white male, 41 years old, 6 feet tall and approximately 190 pounds. He has long reddish blond hair, often pulled back in a ponytail.

Police specifically mentioned the Duthie Hill Park area and the 30000 block of Southeast Issaquah-Fall City Road as areas he had roamed.

A neighbor called 911 after seeing the male that fit the description and deputies and a K-9 unit responded and found Kennedy in the woods. He was taken into custody at 5:40 p.m.

Help police find burglar near Sammamish

October 17, 2014

NEW — 2:45 p.m. Oct. 17, 2014

The King County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to be on the lookout for a prowler in an unincorporated area near Sammamish.

Shayne C. Kennedy

Shayne C. Kennedy

There is probable cause to arrest Shayne C. Kennedy for possession of stolen property, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office. Kennedy is described as a white male, 41 years old, 6 feet tall and approximately 190 pounds. He has long reddish blond hair, often pulled back in a ponytail.

Police specifically mentioned the Duthie Hill Park area and the 30000 block of Southeast Issaquah-Fall City Road as areas he has roamed.

Police said he is a transient and has committed most of his crimes and other suspected crimes between the hours of 8:30 and 11:30 p.m. He was last seen wearing a bulky water-resistant outfit and a backpack. His M.O. is to take items from unlocked garages or outbuildings.

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Issaquah doctor named favorite pediatrician in Parents magazine

October 17, 2014

NEW – 12:08 p.m. Oct. 17, 2014

Dr. Rebecca Partridge, of Issaquah, has been named one of Parents magazine’s “favorite pediatricians” in 2014, as nominated by Parents readers.

This year, Parents received more than 2,100 nominations of story after story about doctors who enrich their community, help parents stay calm and always put their young patients first.

Each of the seven contest winners received $1,000 to donate to a child-focused charity, and the parent who nominated each winner received a $500 gift card to Walmart, courtesy of Desitin.

Register now to vote in Nov. 4 election

October 16, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Oct. 16, 2014

People need to be registered by Oct. 27 to vote in the Nov. 4 general election in King County.

To register, you have a choice of going to Renton or Seattle.

The King County Elections Office, 919 S.W. Grady Way, Renton, is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Seattle Voter Registration Annex is open from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays. It’s in the King County Administration Building, 500 Fourth Ave., Room 440, Seattle.

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