May 27, 2015
A community movement to honor resident rooster McNugget with a permanent memorial is inching closer to reality.
The campaign, launched by The Issaquah Press shortly after news spread of McNugget’s death, is almost halfway to its $3,000 goal.
May 20, 2015
Strike doesn’t set a good example for students
When teachers go on strike, they doing so against state law (RCW 41.56.120). (Nothing contained in this chapter shall permit any public employee the right to strike or refuse to preform his or her official duties.)
May 12, 2015
If there was any evidence that Issaquah is still a close-knit, small-town-feel community, despite the city’s constant growth and development, it was on display in a Staples parking lot May 8.
Amidst national protests and global natural disasters, Issaquah residents gathered Friday to remember a dead rooster.
May 5, 2015
In the past 10 years at The Issaquah Press, one topic has received the most website comments, the most letters to the editor and the most phone calls.
The police shootout with a gunman at Clark Elementary School? Elections? Annexations? Plastic bag ban? Growth? Development? Traffic?
May 5, 2015
Hearts are heavy and tears are flowing in Issaquah, where the community’s beloved resident rooster McNugget was killed April 28.
Shannon Taylor was walking home the evening of April 27 when she saw a dog run toward the Staples parking lot, where McNugget lived. Minutes later, the dog ran back, this time with the rooster in its mouth.
Taylor tried chasing after the dog, but wasn’t successful. Neighbors later found the rooster’s body and plan to respectfully bury it in an undisclosed location.
“It all just happened so fast,” Taylor said.
May 1, 2015
NEW — 1:15 p.m. May 1, 2015
The official memorial for Issaquah icon McNugget is set for Friday, May 8. Read more
April 30, 2015
NEW — 6:50 p.m. April 30, 2015
Help The Issaquah Press in remembering the city’s beloved unofficial mascot rooster McNugget. Read more
April 29, 2015
NEW — 10:20 a.m. April 29, 2015
Issaquah’s resident rooster McNugget was killed Tuesday evening after witnesses say a local dog escaped from home.
Michelle Schneider, owner of the Your Espresso stand in the Staples parking lot where McNugget lived, said a neighbor saw it all happen.
“She just saw the dog run off with the rooster in his mouth,” she said.
May 13, 2014
The Issaquah-based Puget Sound Gunners FC soccer team will open its season with a May 17 matchup against the Portland Timbers U-23.
The team, led by head coach and Issaquah resident Jimmy Ball, features athletes from across the Northwest region and beyond, including Issaquah High School graduate Michael Roberts.
Players from the University of Washington, Seattle University, Seattle Pacific University and Western Washington University will suit up for the Gunners.
July 9, 2013
One tough old bird rules an Issaquah parking lot
He’s not exactly a wild creature, but he’s too independent to be considered a farm animal or a pet.
He’s a free-range kind of guy.
Since the bantam rooster known as McNugget first showed up in a downtown Issaquah parking lot 11 years ago, he’s stuck around and brought smiles to shoppers and passers-by.
Michelle Schneider, owner of the Your Espresso stand on Front Street North, said she was terrified when the black-feathered bird suddenly appeared one day at her window.