Edward Jones named Most Valuable Employer for Military

July 2, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. July 2, 2014

Financial services firm Edward Jones was named a 2014 Most Valuable Employer for Military by CivilianJobs.com, recognizing the firm’s deep commitment to recruiting, training and retaining military veterans as financial advisers.

Edward Jones recently celebrated the two-year anniversary of its FORCES program, a training and compensation package designed to make the transition to a financial services career more attractive to military veterans.

Since its launch, the firm has hired 931 military veterans as financial advisers.

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Editorial

May 27, 2014

Many people came out to celebrate and remember veterans at ceremonies across the area on Memorial Day.

But the men and women who served or died in military service to their country should be remembered and honored all year.

Members of our military are still fighting and dying in remote areas all around the world.

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Honor veterans Monday at Memorial Day ceremony

May 25, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. May 25, 2014

This year’s annual Memorial Day ceremony is 10 a.m. May 26 at Hillside Cemetery.

The speaker will be Cmdr. Dave Waggoner. The service will last about 45 minutes, and there will be refreshments after.

The Liberty High School Junior Naval ROTC will do the honor guard and color guard duties. Boy Scout Troop #709 and Cub Scout Pack #639 will also be in attendance to help with programs.

If it rains, the event will be moved to the Issaquah Senior Center, 75 N.E. Creek Way.

Local students nominated for Emmy Awards

May 22, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. May 22, 2014

Music videos are a form of storytelling, and four Skyline High School students decided to weave a story of their own around a well-known song.

Students Damian Banki, Jeremy Millar, Langston Nichols and Andrea Gomez acted in, filmed and edited a three-minute, 46-second video set to the background of Coldplay’s “Paradise.”

Their work was recently nominated for a student Emmy Award by the Northwest chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Their adaptation of “Paradise” is one of six nominations in the music video category, and they’ll have a chance to win the award at the 51st annual Northwest Regional Emmy Awards on June 7 in Seattle.

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Off The Press

May 20, 2014

Thanks to the village for honoring veterans

Kathleen Merrill Press managing editor

Kathleen Merrill
Press managing editor

They say it takes a village to raise a child. Well, I can tell you it also takes a village to put out the annual Lest We Forget section honoring our annual veterans.

This year’s section is the fifth one we’ve done, and it’s bigger and better than ever.

We were able to write stories about three local World War II veterans and two Vietnam veterans, the most stories we’ve ever done for the section.

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Remember veterans at annual Memorial Day ceremony May 26

May 20, 2014

This year’s annual Memorial Day ceremony is 10 a.m. May 26 at Hillside Cemetery.

The speaker will be Cmdr. Dave Waggoner.

Liberty High School Junior Naval ROTC will do the honor guard and color guard duties.

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Send veterans photos, story ideas for Memorial Day section

March 27, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. March 27, 2014

The Issaquah Press is proud to announce it will print its fifth annual veterans section — Lest We Forget — in the May 21 paper, in time for Memorial Day.

Veterans, we want your photos and information, whether you served in a war or during peacetime. If someone in your family was a veteran, but he or she has passed away, we still want to include him or her.

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Dentist gives veterans reason to smile: free dental care

February 11, 2014

Where to begin talking about what Rory Dunn has been through since he was wounded that day in Fallujah? His best friend, who bled out next to him? His traumatic brain injury that has altered his personality? His forehead held together by a plastic prosthetic?

It’s hard to know where to begin, so Issaquah’s Dr. Theresa Cheng concerns herself with what she knows best as a dentist: his teeth.

By Chris Joseph Taylor/Seattle Times  Dr. Theresa Cheng, a periodontist, prepares to perform surgery.

By Chris Joseph Taylor/Seattle Times
Dr. Theresa Cheng, a periodontist, prepares to perform surgery.

In the nine years since his unarmored Humvee in Iraq was hit by explosives on his 22nd birthday, Dunn has been making a long, hard recovery. His mother, Cynthia Lefever, has been by his side the whole time — sleeping next to her then-comatose son at Walter Reed Army National Military Medical Center and later traveling the country to advocate for veteran care.

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Flyboy folklore

December 10, 2013

B-25 gunner Ed McKee kept the skies clear on WWII European bombing missions

In 1937, Ed McKee was a sophomore in high school, with not enough spending money in his pockets to spread around his hometown of Albany, Ore.

By David Hayes Ed McKee, 91, talks about mates from his air squadron during World War II from the office in his Timber Ridge apartment in Talus.

By David Hayes
Ed McKee, 91, talks about mates from his air squadron during World War II from the office in his Timber Ridge apartment in Talus.

Just seven years later, how he chose to augment his income would eventually take him over the skies of Europe on bombing raids of Axis targets.

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Lest We Forget – Thank You

May 15, 2013

Thanks so much for helping us honor our local veterans. We know they appreciate it!

Look for this year’s Lest We Forget Section in the May 21 issue of the Issaquah Press.

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