June 17, 2015
Harold Rex Smith can boast quite the résumé from his 90 years.
He has served in both the Navy during World War II and the Army afterward. After serving his country, Smith served God, preaching at several churches for the next decade. Then, for the next 20 years, he served young minds as an English teacher.
March 17, 2015
Becky Gordon, a longtime community volunteer, joined the Life Enrichment Options board in January, following two years of leading the Issaquah Outreach committee, an all-volunteer group that helps promote LEO in the greater Issaquah area.
Gordon has been active within the school system, serving as Issaquah Middle School PTSA president, the special needs chairwoman of the Issaquah Council PTSA and an art docent for the Issaquah School District Academy for Community Transition Program.
March 17, 2015
Seth Hartman receives ROTC scholarship to WSU
Seth Hartman, a 2014 graduate of Issaquah High School, has received an Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps scholarship to attend Washington State University.
February 17, 2015
Four years ago, Dennis Broadwell came within about 2,000 vertical feet of the top of the world before making the difficult decision to turn around.
This spring, the Klahanie resident is planning to make a second attempt at summiting Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak at 29,029 feet.
November 26, 2014
Local resident graduates from Army book camp
Army Pvt. Savannah M. Hovda has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
May 21, 2014
Randy Harrison emerged from the Vietnam War unscathed, but with a new appreciation for life
Randy Harrison is fascinated by history.
The well-read, 69-year-old Squak Mountain resident is especially interested in Homer’s “The Iliad.”
“Everybody knows about Achilles, Ajax, Agamemnon and Paris. All the characters you hear about,” Harrison said. “Every now and then, if you read Homer, there’s one guy mentioned, one soldier who did something, not the big characters.
July 16, 2013
Timber Ridge veteran shares his WWII adventures
As the former pilot of a B-17 bomber named “Pandemonium Reigns” during World War II, Robert Ploss has had his fair share of adventures.
The 91-year-old veteran and resident of Timber Ridge recalls his adventures and experiences through life with captivating style, and a knack for storytelling led him to start a monthly newsletter at Timber Ridge, which he calls “The Splinter.” In the newsletter, Ploss shares stories, jokes and poems.