Eagles avenge only conference loss of season to Spartans, 68-35

February 10, 2015

The Issaquah High School boys basketball team won’t finish this season with an undefeated record in conference play because of a January home loss to Skyline.

By Greg Farrar Scott Kellum (left), Issaquah High School junior guard, scores two of his 13 points as Skyline junior forward Braden Ahlemeyer defends in the third quarter during their Feb. 5 basketball game.

By Greg Farrar
Scott Kellum (left), Issaquah High School junior guard, scores two of his 13 points as Skyline junior forward Braden Ahlemeyer defends in the third quarter during their Feb. 5 basketball game.

Few people wearing purple and gold will remember that, however, after Issaquah avenged the loss with a dominating, 68-35 victory at Skyline on Feb. 5.

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Schools foundation receives $10,000 grant from the UPS Foundation

February 10, 2015

The Issaquah Schools Foundation has received a $10,000 grant from The UPS Foundation.

The grant will enhance the Start Strong and VOICE Mentor programs, both of which support struggling students, “at hope” students and students from under-represented populations.

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Sound Transit unveils trip-planning app

February 10, 2015

Sound Transit recently launched a free, regional smartphone app to help Puget Sound-area commuters plan their transit trips.

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Governor visits issaquah

February 10, 2015

By Greg Farrar Gov. Jay Inslee talks environmental science with Anna Craig, an Eastlake High School junior, Feb. 4 in the computer lab at the YWCA Family Village Issaquah.

By Greg Farrar
Gov. Jay Inslee talks environmental science with Anna Craig, an Eastlake High School junior, Feb. 4 in the computer lab at the YWCA Family Village Issaquah.

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Agnes H. Fredeen

February 10, 2015

Oct. 5, 1916 – Jan. 31, 2015

Agnes Fredeen

Agnes Fredeen

Agnes was born 98 years ago to Fred and Mary Erickson in their family home in High Point, Washington. After the death of her mother at age 26 during childbirth, she was reared by her father Fred and grandmother, Agnes Stephenson. Father Fred passed away at age 46.

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Public invited to hear leaders discuss future of the Eastside

February 10, 2015

NEW — 4 p.m. Feb. 10, 2015

Community members in formal and informal leadership positions throughout the region will gather at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue on Feb. 12 to explore ways to work together for a thriving Eastside future.

Registrants include a diverse set of stakeholders from the business, nonprofit and public sectors who care about and are actively involved in arts and culture, basic needs, education, environment, health and wellness, economy, and neighborhoods and community building.

The luncheon is open to the public. It is from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Meydenbauer Center, N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue.
Registration opens at 11:15 a.m. The $50 cost includes lunch. Register at www.leadershipeastside.com or at the door.

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FISH seeks new executive director, apply by Feb. 18

February 10, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. Feb. 10, 2015

The board of directors of the Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery is seeking an executive director to replace Jane Kuechle, who is retiring.

Applications for this part-time position must be in by the end of day Feb. 18. Read the full job description at www.issaquahfish.org.

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Daily lane closures on Issaquah-Hobart Road start Monday morning

February 8, 2015

NEW — 1:30 p.m. Feb. 8, 2015

Two lanes on Issaquah-Hobart Road Southeast will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily starting Monday, Feb. 9.

The lane closure will be between Southeast 132nd Way and Southeast 104th Street at the southern city limits of Issaquah and last the week, with the possibility of work wrapping up early. Flaggers will alternate traffic, and traffic will move slowly and cause travel delays.

The lane restrictions are needed for a contractor to complete guardrail work. Travelers are advised to drive slowly, pay attention to signs and flaggers, and exercise caution in work zones.

Hear Press columnist’s children’s book on podcast Feb. 11

February 8, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. Feb. 8, 2015

Fans of Issaquah Press columnist Slim Randles can listen to “Ol’ Jimmy Dollar” on KSJE-FM at 9 a.m. Feb. 11, on “Write On! Four Corners.”

The podcast will be here.

“Ol’ Jimmy Dollar” is Randles’ first children’s book.

An award-winning author and syndicated columnist from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Randles is known for his adult books, but this kids’ story has been rolling around in his brain for years.

Ol' Jimmy Dollar-cover

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Daddy Daughter Dance is Feb. 10

February 7, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. Feb. 7, 2015

Calling all daddy-daughter elementary school duos!

Share a fun evening of dancing and bonding from 6-8:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at Liberty High School Commons, 16655 S.E. 136th St., Renton.

Come dressed to impress. Pictures will be available for purchase at the event sponsored by the Liberty High School class of 2018.

Learn more by contacting Steve Darnell at 837-4846 or darnells@issaquah.wednet.edu.

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