Opening the archives

April 22, 2014

An ongoing look at memorable images from Issaquah’s past

 

87.040.001  Gibson Hall, under construction, circa 1948 A group of men work on Gibson Hall during its construction. On the roof, left to right, are Frank Castagno (auto freight), Ed K. Erickson, Clifford Johnson (elementary school principal) and Joe Santa (Ed’s brother-in-law at the time). On the ground, left to right, are Ed Merritt, Bert Dahl (high school president), Mike Shain (real estate), Hec La Chance (Highway 10 Lumber), Clyde Matters (president of Hastings College), Tony Walen (food center), Tim or Jim Brooks (Fox Movie Tone Pictures), unknown, Pod Stonebridge (construction co-owner) and Dick Erickson (local writer).

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Gibson Hall, under construction, circa 1948
A group of men work on Gibson Hall during its construction. On the roof, left to right, are Frank Castagno (auto freight), Ed K. Erickson, Clifford Johnson (elementary school principal) and Joe Santa (Ed’s brother-in-law at the time). On the ground, left to right, are Ed Merritt, Bert Dahl (high school president), Mike Shain (real estate), Hec La Chance (Highway 10 Lumber), Clyde Matters (president of Hastings College), Tony Walen (food center), Tim or Jim Brooks (Fox Movie Tone Pictures), unknown, Pod Stonebridge (construction co-owner) and Dick Erickson (local writer).

The Issaquah History Museums take requests regarding what people would like to see in the Digital Collection. Roughly quarterly, volunteers have a data-entry day and prep a bunch of records for upload. If there is a particular name, place or item you’d like to see more images of on the website, email Erica Maniez at erica.maniez@issaquahhistory.org. If you have a photo or subject you would like to see in this feature, email editor@isspress.com.

 

Issaquah Christian Church members enjoy new facilities

April 2, 2013

After more than 30 years in the same building, Issaquah Christian Church members are enjoying their new facility — on the same property — that is now large enough to hold the growing congregation.

The church, founded in 1970, originally held services at Gibson Hall on Newport Way. In 1980, the church moved to its current location at 10328 Issaquah-Hobart Road and remained in the same building until it completed its new building in October 2011.

By Greg Farrar Pastor Brad Bromling poses in the 300-seat Issaquah Christian Church sanctuary, with the tall cross at the window’s interior that was made by member David Gallagher, of Hobart, with an exterior cross created by member Larry McNeely, of Enumclaw.

By Greg Farrar
Pastor Brad Bromling poses in the 300-seat Issaquah Christian Church sanctuary, with the tall cross at the window’s interior that was made by member David Gallagher, of Hobart, with an exterior cross created by member Larry McNeely, of Enumclaw.

“We had looked forward to it for about 10 years, so now we have a sense of accomplishment,” senior pastor Brad Bromling said. “It makes things possible that have not been possible in the past.”

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2012-13 Business Directory

August 6, 2012

Open publication – Free publishing

Issaquah Farmers Market returns for 22nd season April 21

April 17, 2012

The Issaquah Farmers Market at Pickering Farm attracts large crowds of visitors and patrons on a warm August Saturday in 2011. By Greg Farrar

The historic Pickering Farm emerges from a seasonal slumber soon as the popular Issaquah Farmers Market returns.

The market debuts for the season April 21. The return is a sign springtime is inching closer to summertime.

The farmers market runs every Saturday, rain or shine, from April to October. The market features seasonal produce, crafts, food vendors, and demonstrations or entertainment each week.

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Kiwanis Young Professionals offer PC clinic

February 28, 2012

Run down? Fighting a virus? Are things taking longer to process? If your computer’s maladies seem to outnumber yours even during cold and flu season, the Issaquah Kiwanis Young Professionals Club offers a PC Clinic on March 4 at Gibson Hall, 105 Newport Way S.W.

Computers can be dropped off from 10 a.m. to noon and picked up between noon and 2 p.m.

The Kiwanis Young Professionals will run hardware diagnostics, scrub computers of viruses and spyware, do performance fine- tuning, and offer advice and tips. All services are free, but donations will be gladly accepted to support Kiwanis’ local community service.

Community members need only bring their computer and power cord. The Young Professionals will have monitors, keyboards, mice and peripherals to plug in and do testing.

If you believe your computer is beyond help, the Kiwanis also will offer free recycling for old computers, laptops and monitors. They will not accept keyboards, mice, copiers, scanners or printers.

Kiwanians offer help for stricken computers

March 29, 2011

Forget the Geek Squad. Bring ailing PCs to downtown Issaquah for some TLC.

Members of the Issaquah Kiwanis Young Professionals plan a free computer clinic April 2. The session runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gibson Hall, 105 Newport Way S.W.

Members can run hardware diagnostics, scrub machines of viruses and spyware, and conduct some performance tuning. The team can also offer advice and tips on buying a computer.

People should bring only computers and power cords to the clinic. The club has monitors, keyboards and more to plug in for testing.

The computer help is free, but club members accept donations. Funds raised during the event support the group’s community service programs.

The group is also offering free recycling for computers, laptops and monitors at the event.

The clinic is part of a worldwide day of service for Kiwanians. Members of the local club plan to scan documents for the Issaquah History Museums, remove invasive plants from parks and collect items for Eastside Baby Corner.

Issaquah Kiwanis Young Professionals formed more than a year ago as a spin-off of the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah.

Kiwanis Young Professionals offer free PC help Sunday

January 7, 2011

NEW — 6 a.m. Jan. 7, 2011

Bring ailing PCs to Gibson Hall in downtown Issaquah for some TLC.

Issaquah Kiwanis Young Professionals host a free computer help desk Sunday. The session runs from 1-4 p.m. at Gibson Hall, 105 Newport Way S.W.

Members plan to run hardware diagnostics, scrub machines of viruses and spyware, and conduct some performance tuning. The team can also offer advice on buying a computer.

The computer help is free, but club members accept donations.

Issaquah Kiwanis Young Professionals formed a year ago as a spin-off of the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah. The club’s founding members range in age from early 20s to a decade beyond, and work in various professions, including communications, financial advising and real estate development.

Issaquah Creek menaces homes, floods streets

December 14, 2010

City emergency responders turn attention to mudslides in aftermath

The rain-swollen East Fork of Issaquah Creek spills into a parking lot at Northeast Crescent Drive and Front Street North on Dec. 12. By Megan Ching

Rainfall gorged Issaquah Creek and menaced homes, businesses and roads Dec. 12, as a late-fall storm reminded emergency officials and residents to plan for a rain-soaked winter.

The deluge turned the creek into a roiling broth the color of chocolate milk and led to flooding on roads and in Issaquah neighborhoods. Read more

Issaquah Creek swells as residents face floodwaters in neighborhoods and on roads

December 12, 2010

Issaquah Creek swells near a building along Northwest Gilman Boulevard as rain continues to fall Sunday. By Heather Blume

NEW — 2:30 p.m. Dec. 12, 2010

Forecasters expect heavy rainfall to continue through Sunday night.

The deluge has turned Issaquah Creek into a roiling broth the color of chocolate milk and led to flooding on roads and in Issaquah neighborhoods.

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Who’s News

October 12, 2010

Top Kiwanis international official visits Issaquah club

President of Kiwanis Club International, Sylvester Neal, was recently in Issaquah for the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah weekly luncheon.

Kiwanis International is a global organization of members of every age who are dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time.

Kiwanis clubs, located in 80 nations, help their communities in countless ways. Service is at the heart of every Kiwanis Club, no matter where in the world it’s located. Members stage nearly 150,000 service projects and raise nearly $107 million every year for communities, families and projects.

The Kiwanis Club of Issaquah has been serving our community since 1929. The club provides financial support to dozens of eastside nonprofits, and sponsors additional service clubs such as Key Clubs for high school students and the Aktion Club for disabled adults.

Anyone is welcome to attend the club’s weekly luncheon at Gibson Hall, 105 Newport Way S.W. in Issaquah each Wednesday at noon. Learn more at www.issaquah.kiwanis.org.

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