February 17, 2015
For Issaquah native Abigail Houck, now 23, the news arrived in the summer following third grade: At the age of 9, she was suffering from acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
And while it seems highly unlikely Houck will ever say being diagnosed with a childhood cancer was a good thing, it certainly has influenced her life.
November 26, 2014
Recovering from a heartbreaking loss isn’t something the Skyline Spartans wanted to do at the Class 4A state soccer tournament, but they did it successfully last weekend.
Skyline got goals from three of its top offensive players — Lindsey Fujiwara, Amanda Johnston and Kelli Sullivan — to earn a 3-1 win over the Gig Harbor Tides in the match for third and fourth places Nov. 22 at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup.
November 26, 2014
Master Chorus Eastside, a community vocal ensemble, invites the public to attend its annual holiday concert, “Christmas in the Northwest,” in December.
The chorus will perform two shows, at 7 p.m. Dec. 6 and at 3 p.m. Dec. 14, at Pine Lake Covenant Church, 1715 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish.
November 18, 2014
Swedish Medical Center’s Issaquah Campus is now one of eight hospitals throughout the state designated to receive and treat potential cases of Ebola.
Hospitals in the state are undergoing preparations for possibly dealing with Ebola cases, according to a Nov. 17 press release from the Washington State Department of Health.
October 28, 2014
Most boys who enter the world of Scouting will make a lot of fond memories and learn many valuable lessons, but fewer than one in 10 will accomplish what Jonathan Chriest is doing this weekend.
At a Nov. 2 Court of Honor ceremony at The Plateau Club, the Skyline High School senior will receive his Eagle Scout rank from the Boy Scouts of America.
The National Eagle Scout Association estimates about 2.25 million boys have attained the honor since 1912, which might seem like a lot until learning that number represents only 5 percent of all Scouts.
October 21, 2014
Air Force Airman First Class Alan D. Hoerst graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
Hoerst completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
October 14, 2014
The Skyline Spartans have been without one of their top offensive players, and while they haven’t been playing their best soccer, they’ve found ways to win.
Lauren Carson scored the first two goals, and Ke’ala Louie added an insurance goal late in the second half as the visiting Spartans broke away for a 3-0 victory over the Redmond Mustangs Oct. 9 in a Class 4A KingCo Conference match.
In wins over Newport and Redmond last week, the Spartans had to find ways to compensate for the loss of senior forward Amanda Johnston, a University of Washington commit who was injured in a Sept. 30 match at Mount Si.
October 14, 2014
The Issaquah School District hired new principals at eight schools for the 2014-15 year, including five newcomers to the district.
Three of the new hires have prior experience in Issaquah, including Donna Hood, who took over as Skyline High School’s principal after serving as an assistant principal at Liberty High School.
Hood said the support she has received from other district leaders has helped her prepare to be a first-time principal.
September 30, 2014
The Eastlake Wolves girls soccer team had a solid nonconference run, going undefeated and outscoring their five opponents, 17-1.
But things got much tougher when Eastlake had to turn its attention to matches that matter, including Class 4A perennial powerhouse Skyline in the KingCo Conference opener.
Skyline got goals from Ke’ala Louie, Candace Hunter and Gabby Hart, and wore down Eastlake with speed at both ends of the field in a 3-1 victory Sept. 25 at Spartan Stadium.
September 23, 2014
On the basement floor of Chris Mendez’s Newcastle home sits a dedicated nook filled to the brim with trophies, medals and plaques.
They represent physical reminders of Mendez’s storied boxing career as a U.S. Military Academy cadet and his accomplishments in the corporate world.
The collection’s newest addition is hard to miss, standing tall among the others, embellished with a bright red boxing glove on top.