To the Editor

January 6, 2015

Traffic

Build a good plan; find reliable, equitable funding source

I am in agreement with The Issaquah Press that I would hope a helpful plan for traffic would result if we are going to spend a large amount of money for this project. In addition, councilman Joshua Schaer’s concern about the reliability of grant money is a legitimate concern.

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Home Country — There are different types of sledding

January 6, 2015

The whole thing began right after the first good snow this year.

Slim Randles

Slim Randles

Herb Collins was looking out his window at the point on his small farm where Lewis Creek cuts through a rather steep hill. Neighborhood kids were sledding up there and trying to avoid rocks and one gnarly tree that stuck out. He also noticed that if the kids were successful in avoiding death and destruction, they came to an immediate and violent halt at a submerged log next to the creek.

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Correction

January 6, 2015

Only Klahanie-area residents voted on the Klahanie annexation, not all Issaquah residents.

The info was incorrect in The Press’ Dec. 31 editorial.

Editorial — Time to set goals, resolutions for 2015

December 31, 2014

It’s the time of year when people make resolutions, to decide to do better, be better.

We at The Issaquah Press have decided to make some resolutions on behalf of the city and its residents. We hope you will adopt them and keep them.

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To the Editor — Special thanks to our many letter writers in 2014

December 31, 2014

We’d like to take a moment to salute those people who took the time to write a letter to the editor in 2014.

Their written voice provokes, challenges, encourages and thereby builds a stronger community for us all.

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Home Country — Choose your words carefully

December 31, 2014

“I can’t stand winter,” said Herb Collins, who had dropped in at the Mule Barn’s philosophy counter for a quick cup. “There’s nothing to do.”

Slim Randles

Slim Randles

“Get out and enjoy it,” Doc suggested. “Go skiing. Go ice fishing. Build a snowman. Do something. Then you’ll feel better.”

“I don’t think your advice will take,” Dud said. “Herb seems to be intransigent on this one.”

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Editorial — Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

December 23, 2014

In 1897, Dr. Philip O’Hanlon was asked by his then-8-year-old daughter Virginia whether Santa Claus really existed. O’Hanlon suggested she write to The Sun, a prominent New York City newspaper at the time.

Virginia’s letter became the introduction to an editorial in The Sun, and is reprinted here. Merry Christmas one and all!

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Off The Press — Santa needs help making wishes come true

December 23, 2014

Santa Claus and I see an Eastside seldom noticed by most — the economically challenged families holding their children on our laps and listening to their Christmas wishes.

Sherry Grindeland SnoValley Star editor

Sherry Grindeland
SnoValley Star editor

I am Mrs. Claus at Bellevue’s Crossroads Community Center annual holiday party.

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To the Editor

December 23, 2014

Christmas

The true spirit of the holiday is love

I’m a Hallmark Christmas movie fanatic. There’s nothing better after a long work week than coming home, curling up with a cup of hot chocolate and watching a movie about love and sacrifice. Last weekend, I felt as if I was in one of those movies.

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Home Country — Give to others this holiday season

December 23, 2014

Windy had sent off for a doo-dad for his small kitchen, and that’s why he checked the mailbox.

Slim Randles

Slim Randles

If you’re Alphonse “Windy” Wilson, and you’re long-in-the-tooth and single, you find yourself not checking the mailbox very often unless there’s a reason. It saves the disappointment of finding it empty, you see.

But there was something in there today.

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