Who’s News

May 1, 2012

Local students earn Eagle Scout rank

Ian Engelbeck, a senior at Skyline High School, and Douglas Dietzel, a 2011 Skyline graduate and student at Washington State University, have earned the highest honor in Boy Scouting, the rank of Eagle Scout.

Engelbeck has been involved in Scouting since 2000 and joined Troop 636 in 2005. He has been a camp counselor at Camp Parsons on Hood Canal for the past two summers and will work there again this summer. His Eagle Service Project involved planning, supervising and organizing volunteers to build an observation deck at the Evans Creek Preserve in Sammamish.

Dietzel has been involved in Scouting since 1999 and joined Troop 636 in 2004. His Eagle Service Project involved planning, supervising and organizing volunteers to build a shelter at the preschool playground at Faith United Methodist Church.

Both Scouts were honored at a ceremony at Faith United Methodist Church on March 11.

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Who’s News

April 24, 2012

Issaquah resident honored

Lisa Whatle

Lisa Whatley, of Issaquah, was recently awarded the Nancy Danoff, MD, Spirit of Service Award at the Breastfeeding Coalition of Washington’s annual awards presentation in Lacey.

The award recognizes individuals who promote, protect and support breastfeeding as a vital part of the health and development of children and families.

Whatley is a registered nurse and International Board Certified lactation consultant at Evergreen Healthcare, in Kirkland, and is also a private practice lactation consultant providing home visits in the community.

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Police hunt for robber after local bank heist

July 26, 2011

A man walked into Sterling Savings Bank at about 2:10 p.m. July 22 and left with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to the Issaquah Police Department.

Sgt. Bob Porter said an initial search for the suspect — a search that included the use of a K-9 unit from another jurisdiction — proved unsuccessful. Officials were unable to gain much information as to what direction the man headed after leaving the bank or what type of vehicle he may have been driving.

“He just basically walked out of the bank and into that big parking lot,” Porter said, referring to the large retail parking area outside the bank at 705 N.W. Gilman Blvd.

The suspect was described as a white male in his late 20s or early 30s. He is about 5 feet, 10 inches tall with what Porter described as shorter brown hair that did not reach his collar. He was wearing a white baseball cap, white T-shirt and blue jeans. He also was carrying a dark-colored backpack.

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Issaquah Sterling Savings Bank robbed Friday

July 22, 2011

NEW — 5:15 p.m. July 22, 2011

A man walked into Sterling Savings Bank at about 2:10 p.m. Friday and left with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to Issaquah police.

Issaquah Police Sgt. Bob Porter said an initial search for the suspect — a search that included the use of a K-9 unit from another jurisdiction — proved unsuccessful.  Officials were unable to gain much information as to what direction the man headed after leaving the bank or what type of vehicle he may have been driving.

“He just basically walked out of the bank and into that big parking lot,” Porter said, referring to the large retail parking area outside the bank at 705 N.W. Gilman Blvd.

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Small Business Administration to present Issaquah seminar

June 7, 2011

NEW — 8 a.m. June 7, 2011

Businesspeople can attend a June 8 seminar from the U.S. Small Business Administration in Issaquah.

Participants can learn about the loans available to small businesses, and how Small Business Association programs can help businesses grow.

Businesspeople can learn about how to acquire another business or franchise, how to finance purchases of equipment or machinery, finance business expansion, and how to refinance and consolidate debt. The agency is the largest source of long-term small business financing in the nation.

Mark Costello, from the Small Business Administration’s Seattle district office, is presenting the seminar. The Bank of Washington, 1250 N.W. Mall St., is the host. The seminar is 5:30-6:30 p.m.

The Bank of Washington also operates branches in Edmonds, Everett, Mukilteo and Redmond.

Bank robbery suspect arrested

February 16, 2010

Seattle Police arrested a man suspected in the Feb. 4 robbery of The Bank of Washington branch in Issaquah. Read more