July 29, 2015
NEW — 5:18 p.m. July 29, 2015
True Martial Arts in Sammamish recently announced four recipients of its 2015 Senior Scholarship awards.
Each student received $700 for college expenses by showing outstanding leadership and attaining high achievements at the studio. They were required to teach other students for at least two years, earn their Black Belt and train consistently.
June 25, 2015
It’s a warm evening at Bellevue High School’s stadium, and a couple dozen players have donned pads, helmets and jerseys to practice tackling and blocking, and running offensive and defensive schemes.
They’re not members of Bellevue High’s nationally renowned program, which has captured 11 of the past 14 state championships. They’re young men who, for various reasons, aren’t playing college football but are looking to attract attention from coaches at that level.
May 9, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. May 9, 2015
Chemical dependency counselor Jerry Blackburn will share how drug use impacts the brain at a May 11 presentation.
In “The Neurological Aspects of Drug Abuse,” Blackburn, a faculty member in Bellevue College’s chemical dependency counseling program, will explain complicated neurological concepts in a way that’s easy to understand.
The presentation, which includes a light dinner, is from 5-6 p.m. May 11 at Issaquah City Hall’s Eagle Room, 130 E. Sunset Way. After the presentation, community members are welcome to stay for the regular meeting of the Issaquah Drug Free Community Coalition.
Email Pat Castillo at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP for the presentation.
February 10, 2015
Four Liberty High School students will officially continue their athletic careers at the next level.
Soccer players Morgan Childs, Kelley Johnson, Michael Duvall, and golfer Dexter Simonds all made their commitments official on signing day Feb. 4.
February 3, 2015
Supporters and skateboard enthusiasts once again are urging the Issaquah City Council to move forward with a large-footprint skate park in Tibbetts Valley Park.
Supporters made their thoughts known at a council meeting in late January.
January 6, 2015
If you tell your best friend you’ll keep something secret, when is it OK to break the promise?
Sofia struggles with the promise and the knowledge that her best friend, Maddi, doesn’t get enough to eat.
Lois Brandt, of Issaquah, wrote a book, “Maddi’s Fridge,” that poses that dilemma.
December 30, 2014
With topics ranging from managing panic attacks to managing eating disorders, a new blog site for Issaquah- and Sammamish-area students already is covering a lot of ground.
“‘Mindfulness’” should have been the 2014 Word of the Year, because I’m seeing it everywhere. There’s even a new magazine called ‘Mindful,’ available on newsstands…”
July 8, 2014
Voters will have four choices for state representative in the 5th Legislative District primary Aug. 5.
The two candidates who receive the most votes will run in the Nov. 4 general election.
Incumbent Republican Chad Magendanz will run again. He touts his expertise on educational issues and his willingness to reach across the aisle as reasons for residents to re-elect him.
July 8, 2014
Brielle Bray, a pitcher for the Bellevue College softball team was selected by opposing coaches as the North Region Pitcher of the Year for 2014.
She also won the award in 2013.
May 20, 2014
Jenny Adams takes second at KingCo tennis tournament
Liberty High School tennis player Jenny Adams is going solo this year.
Almost a year after she took second place in the state’s doubles tournament alongside Kristy Braunston, Adams delved into the 2014 postseason as a singles player.
The switch came with a few nerves, Liberty tennis coach Mike Salokas said, but you wouldn’t know it after Adams earned second place in the KingCo 3A tennis tournament May 15.
“Jenny was a little uncomfortable going into the KingCo tournament,” Salokas said. “Last year, she and Kristy Braunston teamed in doubles and had great success in the postseason.”