Former Skyline standout Kasen Williams signs with Seahawks

June 25, 2015

The Seattle Seahawks signed former University of Washington and Skyline High School standout receiver Kasen Williams on June 12.

Williams impressed the Seahawks during May’s rookie mini-camp, in which he participated as a tryout player. Before that, he had signed as a free agent with the Cincinnati Bengals, but was waived after failing his physical, apparently due to concerns over a foot injury he suffered as a junior at the UW.

By Corky Trewin/Seattle Seahawks Kasen Williams gathers a pass during drills in the Seattle Seahawks minicamp June 18 at their Redmond practice facility.

By Corky Trewin/Seattle Seahawks
Kasen Williams gathers a pass during drills in the Seattle Seahawks minicamp June 18 at their Redmond practice facility.

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Students promote coffee for cancer research fundraiser

March 25, 2015

For nearly three years, Ryan Lentz has tried to get others to embrace a simple concept — do something for others while doing an everyday activity.

There are about 210 million coffee drinkers in the U.S., Lentz said, and he’s aiming to land 50,000 of them as monthly subscribers to Callie’s Coffee, named for his 10-year-old daughter who created the business.

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Fundraiser for accident victim is March 17

March 10, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. March 10, 2015

A fundraiser will be held March 17 for Ryan Concannon, a 2009 Skyline High School graduate who sustained a traumatic brain injury from a bicycle crash in September 2012.

Concannon has been living in a donated home in Issaquah for the past several months, and funds are needed to help him with physical therapy and moving to a permanent home later this year.

The fundraiser will take place at the Team Ryan house, 26615 S.E. 37th St., Issaquah. The event starts at 6 p.m., with a live auction to follow at 7:45 p.m. Registration costs $100, and can be done online at www.hope4ryan.com.

The live auction includes several vacation packages, Seahawks and Mariners tickets, wine baskets and more. There is also an online auction for those who cannot attend the fundraiser.

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Beat the winter blues with winter brews Feb. 27

February 26, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. Feb. 26, 2015

The Beat the Winter Brews Fest is from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at Gilman Village, 317 N.W. Gilman Blvd.

Possibly because of the close loss of the Seattle Seahawks in the Big Game, the winter blues seem to be extra potent this year. Luckily, according to the sponsoring Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce, there is an antidote in the form of beer, wine and spirits in a festive indoor/outdoor setting.

Bring on the nasty weather, promoters say, dress warm and help your friends and neighbors toast the warmer, drier days to come.

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Off The Press — Go all the way or don’t go at all

February 10, 2015

According to Random House Dictionary, the word fan is a noun meaning “an enthusiastic devotee, follower or admirer of a sport, pastime, celebrity, etc.: a baseball fan; a great fan of Charlie Chaplin.”

Kathleen Merrill Press managing editor

Kathleen Merrill
Press managing editor

Its synonyms are supporter, enthusiast, partisan, booster, addict.

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To the Editor

February 10, 2015

Skate park

Amount for budget has always been $350,000

Issaquah City Council members do not debate opinions in the press, but I must correct a statement attributed to my fellow Councilman Joshua Schaer. It is factually incorrect, and may misinform skate park advocates.

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Happier Hawk times

February 3, 2015

By Greg Farrar Ben Hanson (left), a community center recreation leader, and Jared Behl, recreation specialist, arrive with a 12th Man flag, warpaint, Seahawks jerseys and an imitation Lombardi trophy during the city’s big 12saquah rally Jan. 30 on the City Hall steps. Behl, a Green Bay Packers fan, wore Seattle colors, including a tutu, as payment for his lost bet on the NFC championship game. Mayor Fred Butler raised a 12th Man flag at exactly 12:12 p.m.

By Greg Farrar
Ben Hanson (left), a community center recreation leader, and Jared Behl, recreation specialist, arrive with a 12th Man flag, warpaint, Seahawks jerseys and an imitation Lombardi trophy during the city’s big 12saquah rally Jan. 30 on the City Hall steps. Behl, a Green Bay Packers fan, wore Seattle colors, including a tutu, as payment for his lost bet on the NFC championship game. Mayor Fred Butler raised a 12th Man flag at exactly 12:12 p.m.

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Off The Press — Decompression tips for distraught 12s

February 3, 2015

After the James Cameron movie “Titanic” became a big box office smash, one of the popular memes that soon followed was a slogan T-shirt that said “The boat sank. Get over it!”

Greg Farrar Press photographer

Greg Farrar
Press photographer

Today, as Monday gets underway here at the office the day after the Super Bowl and coworkers endlessly debate the pass play at the end, I want to climb on a desk and announce, “It’s just a football game. Get over it!”

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A super rally for 12SAQUAH

January 27, 2015

By Christina Corrales-Toy A group of Issaquah High School students clusters around Sammy the Salmon for picutres as they wear full Seattle Seahawk gear and facepaint Jan. 23 and wave 12th Man flags. The campus declared itself 12saquah High School to celebrate the mayor's proclamation of Feb. 1 as '12saquah Day' when the NFL team meets the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
A group of Issaquah High School students clusters around Sammy the Salmon for pictures as they wear full Seattle Seahawk gear and facepaint Jan. 23 and wave 12th Man flags. The campus declared itself 12saquah High School to celebrate the mayor’s proclamation of Feb. 1 as ’12saquah Day’ when the NFL team meets the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX.

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City Holds 12saquah Rally for Seahawks at 12saquah High School

January 27, 2015

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