Teens send national ‘you matter’ suicide prevention message

September 3, 2015

NEW — 10:42 a.m. Sept. 3, 2015

According to the Washington State Department of Health, between two and three youths ages 15-24 commit suicide every week in Washington state.

“The last three years have been some of the hardest years of my ministry when we saw several young people take their lives,” Nick Pringle, pastor of student ministries at Pine Lake Covenant Church for nearly 10 years, says in a Facebook video. “Each year in America, there are over 1 million attempts of suicide, and that’s too many.”

For the second year, teens from Issaquah and Sammamish will join the national movement for National Suicide Prevention Day on Sept. 10 and wear “You Matter” T-shirts to school that day.

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Off The Press — Your contest photos are an inspiration

September 3, 2015

Hi readers! Here is a heads-up to look forward to the work of some great photographers — your very own friends and neighbors — next week in your hometown weekly newspaper. You are going to be blown away!

Greg Farrar Press photographer

Greg Farrar
Press photographer

I’ve already had an advance peek on account of it was my job to sort and collate the entries, but let me just say how envious I am of the skill and the special moments captured by all of you who have once again entered our annual Issaquah and Sammamish Amateur Photo Contest.

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Engagement — DeVere-Houghton

September 3, 2015

Rebecca DeVere, of Sammamish, and Jeffrey Houghton, also of Sammamish, are engaged to be married July 30, 2016, at Tiger Mountain Orchards on Tiger Mountain in Issaquah.

Rebecca DeVere and Jeffrey Houghton

Rebecca DeVere and Jeffrey Houghton

DeVere, the daughter of Porter and Amy DeVere, of Sammamish, graduated from Issaquah High School in 2007. Houghton, the son of Craig and Cathy Houghton, of Issaquah, graduated from Issaquah High School in 2005.

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College News — graduates, scholarships, deans’ lists

September 3, 2015

Graduates

The following students graduated Aug. 17 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison: William Voinot-Baron, of Sammamish, Master of Arts, anthropology; Christopher Vair, Master of Engineering

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Skyline moves another home game due to construction

September 3, 2015

NEW — 10:09 a.m. Sept. 3, 2015

The Skyline High School football team will have to move another home game due to construction on its new stadium stands.

The school announced Aug. 29 that the Spartans will play their Sept. 18 game against Mount Si at Eastlake High School.

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Angels in wait: Issaquah High School program helps students in need

August 27, 2015

NEW — 3:25 p.m. Aug. 27, 2015

It can be unsettling for a high-school student who can’t afford functional clothing, prom attire or the fees to participate in certain classes, clubs and sports.

Issaquah High School began addressing those issues three years ago when its PTSA formed an Angel Program that collects a wide range of items and distributes them anonymously to students and families.

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School zone speed cameras to be turned back on Sept. 1

August 26, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 26, 2015

The speed cameras along Second Avenue Southeast will be reactivated Sept. 1.

The cameras operate from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. during school days. The cameras monitor both directions of traffic along Second Avenue near Clark Elementary, Issaquah High, Issaquah Middle and Tiger Mountain Community High schools.

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Fall Football Practice

August 24, 2015

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Life Enrichment Options adds Allison Yocum to board of directors

August 20, 2015

NEW — 10 a.m. Aug. 20, 2015

Life Enrichment Options recently appointed Allison Yocum to its board of directors.

Yocum is a licensed pediatric physical therapist and owner of Waypoint Pediatric Therapies in Issaquah.

Allison Yocum

Allison Yocum

She has been working with children and young adults with disabilities and their families for more than 20 years and brings to LEO a passion for providing community-based fitness and physical activity opportunities for people of all ages with disabilities. Read more

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Construction forces venue change for Skyline football

August 17, 2015

NEW – 10:35 a.m., Aug. 17, 2015

Construction of the new home grandstands at Skyline High School’s stadium won’t be complete in time for the start of the football season, so the Spartans will open on the road instead. Read more

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