City Council adopts goals, including a transportation funding study

June 25, 2015

The Issaquah City Council has formally approved eight new goals for the future, most noticeably re-allocating $75,000 to cover an administration study of possible funding sources for Issaquah’s proposed $308 million transportation plan.

According to various officials, while they are counting on impact fees paid by developers along with state and federal grants to pick up a large portion of the cost of the plan, Issaquah likely will need to contribute about $96 million of its own. The council has charged Mayor Fred Butler and the rest of the city administration to formulate, by August, some plan to pay for the Issaquah’s portion.

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Issaquah, Liberty, Tiger Mountain Graduations

June 23, 2015

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School surplus sale is June 23

June 19, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. June 19, 2015

The Issaquah School District will hold a sale of surplus computer systems, furniture and equipment from 3-5 p.m. June 23.

The sale will be held at the May Valley Service Center, 16430 S.E. May Valley Road, Renton.

Questions? Call the district Purchasing Office at 837-7071.

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Liberty students get more than $2.3 million in scholarships

June 17, 2015

Liberty High School and the Issaquah School District are grateful for the generosity of the community who contributed in part to more than $2.3 million in scholarships to Liberty’s class of 2015 as reported by students and their parents.

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Patriot Players production wins 5th Avenue Theatre Award

June 17, 2015

The Liberty High School drama program has some new hardware to display.

The Patriot Players’ production of “The Drowsy Chaperone” earned a 5th Avenue Theatre Award for Outstanding Direction.

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School district offers new school survey; take it by Friday

June 16, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. June 16, 2015

The Issaquah School District is in the process of planning the opening of its new, noncomprehensive choice high school in fall 2016.

Officials are seeking input from students, parents, staff and community members to inform the district’s work as it develops the new school’s core values, educational program and physical design.

To develop this input, the district is offering an online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/38XLGZK. The survey will close Friday, June 19.

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Issaquah Women’s Club awards ‘Dream’ scholarships

June 10, 2015

The Issaquah Women’s Club has awarded three $1,000 “Follow Your Dreams” scholarships to graduating senior girls from the Issaquah School District.

These young women have shown dedication to their studies and communities, and a common desire to further their education after high school.

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School board approves gifts to district

June 10, 2015

The Issaquah School Board approved the following gifts of $5,000 or more to the school district:

$5,000 from the Pine Lake Middle School PTSA to help fund Homework Club at Pine Lake Middle School.

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To the Editor — June 4, 2015

June 3, 2015

Thank you

Many people made Relay for Life a success

On May 9, our community took to the track at Issaquah High School for Issaquah’s 2015 Relay For Life. For 20 hours, we celebrated cancer survivors, remembered those no longer with us and learned about how we can continue to fight back against cancer. This year’s Relay For Life was an outstanding event, made possible by everyone involved.

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Eastside Fire & Rescue chaplain Shelley Frey named to local Hall of Fame

June 3, 2015

“You never know where you are going to end up,” said Shelley Frey, one of four chaplains with Eastside Fire & Rescue.

By Greg Farrar Eastside Fire & Rescue chaplain Shelley Frey (right), with the audience in attendance, hears the accolades from mayor Fred Butler as she is presented the city of Issaquah’s Hall of Fame award during the 36th annual Community Awards Banquet May 28.

By Greg Farrar
Eastside Fire & Rescue chaplain Shelley Frey (right), with the audience in attendance, hears the accolades from mayor Fred Butler as she is presented the city of Issaquah’s Hall of Fame award during the 36th annual Community Awards Banquet May 28.

On the day of this interview, May 29, Frey responded with firefighters to the death of a 55-year-old woman on the plateau. The woman happened to be the mother of her daughter-in-law’s best friend, a situation that made her presence even more palpable.

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