Dowd, Raymond

November 16, 2010

James Dowd and Susan Raymond exchanged wedding vows before family and friends on June 12, 2010, at Golden Gardens in Seattle.

Their good friend Tim Nausin, of Seattle, performed the ceremony. Read more

New principal chosen for Apollo Elementary

April 6, 2010

Apollo Elementary School has a new principal who will take the helm this summer.

Susan Mundell will begin working at Apollo in July as Marla Erath goes to begin a new chapter at Newcastle Elementary School.

Issaquah School District Superintendent Steve Rasmussen announced Mundell’s hire in a letter that went to families March 26.

She is “a strong instructional leader who is eager to return to a school community she knows and loves,” he wrote. Read more

City, schools prepared as swine flu arrives in King County

April 30, 2009

UPDATED — 9:15 a.m. May 1, 2009

Ten probable cases of swine flu have been identified in King County, public health officials said today.

Public Health – Seattle & King County spokeswoman Megan Coppersmith outlined seven new probable cases.

The cases include a woman in her 20s, four children ages 8-12, and two other children whose mother was previously reported as a probable case.

The cases announced Wednesday include three Seattle residents: a man in his 20s, a woman in her 30s and a boy who is a student at Madrona K-8.

Officials said the Madrona student is hospitalized and his condition is improving. Seattle School District officials closed Madrona K-8 this morning as a precautionary measure. The other people are not hospitalized and their conditions are improving.

Coppersmith said the infected people reside in King County, but did not have additional details. She said none of the reported cases are serious.

“These symptoms appear to be pretty mild,” she said.

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