McNugget memorial plaque, scrapbook closer to fruition

May 27, 2015

A community movement to honor resident rooster McNugget with a permanent memorial is inching closer to reality.

By Greg Farrar McNugget, an escaped Issaquah Grange Supply roster, would frequently perch in the tree in the Staples parking lot where he made his home.

By Greg Farrar
McNugget, an escaped Issaquah Grange Supply roster, would frequently perch in the tree in the Staples parking lot where he made his home.

The campaign, launched by The Issaquah Press shortly after news spread of McNugget’s death, is almost halfway to its $3,000 goal.

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To the Editor — May 21, 2015

May 20, 2015

Teachers

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.)

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Mourners remember McNugget

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.

By Greg Farrar Local residents come for refreshments and conversation May 8 in a celebration of life near McNugget’s former home at the Your Espresso stand on Front Street as it becomes a shrine celebrating the independent and long-lived rooster.

By Greg Farrar
Local residents come for refreshments and conversation May 8 in a celebration of life near McNugget’s former home at the Your Espresso stand on Front Street as it becomes a shrine celebrating the independent and long-lived rooster.

Amidst national protests and global natural disasters, Issaquah residents gathered Friday to remember a dead rooster.

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Editorial — People care about the little things

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?

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Community mourns beloved rooster McNugget

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.

By Greg Farrar A sculpted image of a rooster from Bernard Garbuskuk, of Boehm’s Candies, stands as a permanent gift beside McNugget’s former home, which was transformed by mourners into a memorial at the Your Espresso stand in the 600 block of Front Street North.

By Greg Farrar
A sculpted image of a rooster from Bernard Garbuskuk, of Boehm’s Candies, stands as a permanent gift beside McNugget’s former home, which was transformed by mourners into a memorial at the Your Espresso stand in the 600 block of Front Street North.

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Memorial for McNugget is May 8

May 1, 2015

NEW — 1:15 p.m. May 1, 2015

By Michael Johnson Beloved resident rooster McNugget was killed in dog attack Tuesday night.

By Michael Johnson
Beloved resident rooster McNugget was killed in dog attack Tuesday night.

The official memorial for Issaquah icon McNugget is set for Friday, May 8. Read more

Help The Issaquah Press remember McNugget

April 30, 2015

NEW — 6:50 p.m. April 30, 2015

By Michael Johnson Beloved resident rooster McNugget was killed in dog attack Tuesday night.

By Michael Johnson
Beloved resident rooster McNugget was killed in dog attack Tuesday night.

Help The Issaquah Press in remembering the city’s beloved unofficial mascot rooster McNugget. Read more

Beloved rooster McNugget killed in dog attack

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.

By David Hayes McNugget the rooster, the center of controversy in a dispute to move him to a warmer climate, gets some sun in the Staples parking lot in 2009 on Front Street North in downtown Issaquah.

By David Hayes
McNugget the rooster gets some sun in the Staples parking lot on Front Street North in downtown Issaquah in 2009.

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Gunners FC opens its season May 17

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.

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Reign of the roaming rooster

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.

Mike Siegel/The Seattle Times Katheryn Parker, as she leaves Staples, admires McNugget the rooster, which has been wandering the parking lot for 11 years.

Mike Siegel/The Seattle Times
Katheryn Parker, as she leaves Staples, admires McNugget the rooster, which has been wandering the parking lot for 11 years.

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.

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