March 6, 2012
Time flies when making a lifetime of memories
Mr. Hune was a very insightful teacher. In my ninth-grade yearbook he wrote “to a future newspaper reporter.”
How did he know?
I do not believe Mr. Hune, who taught the newspaper class at my junior high school, realized I would later venture into an enjoyable career that would last 40 years.
Forty years — sometimes it does not seem I just started yesterday. In 1972, when my career started, “The Godfather” was playing at most cinemas. Regular gasoline cost just 36 cents a gallon and postage stamps were only 10 cents. Three Dog Night and Moody Blues were some of the hit bands.
And on a sunny June afternoon in 1972 I graduated from Western Washington University. I had no time for the congratulations from two aunts who came to the graduation ceremony, because I had to go to work. I had recently been hired by the Bellingham Metropolitan, a new, enterprising, weekly newspaper that expected to challenge the established Bellingham Herald for the reading audience. My assignment was to write a story about the graduation. With diploma in hand, I raced to the office to write my first professional story on a Royal typewriter.
February 7, 2012
Courtney Phillips is member of Colgate University honor society
Courtney Phillips, a member of the Colgate University Class of 2014, has been inducted into the Colgate chapter of Phi Eta Sigma, the national scholastic honorary society that recognizes the outstanding academic achievement of first-year students.
Phillips received the distinction by earning a grade point average of at least 3.5 during the 2010-2011 academic year.
Phillips, a graduate of The Overlake School in Bellevue, is the daughter of Gerald and Robin Phillips, of Sammamish.
January 31, 2012
Local student graduates from Purdue
Kristin Krieg, a 2007 graduate of Skyline High School, graduated from Purdue University in December, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering.
Krieg is employed by The Boeing Co. in the Research and Technology Division, in Seattle.
December 20, 2011
Emily Enholm, of Kirkland, and Martin Fruge’, of Issaquah, were married Sept. 18, 2011, at the Lake Union Café in Seattle. A reception followed.
The bride is the daughter of Cherie Enholm, of Kirkland, and Chris Enholm, of Renton. The matron of honor was Ellen Holmes-Brandis and the maid of honor was Kelsey Perrin. The bridesmaids were Emese Palotas, Kristen Perrin and Nicole LeClech.
The groom is the son of Dwight and Linda Fruge’, of Issaquah. The best man was Chris Ebbert and the groomsmen were Matt Fruge’, Adam Fruge’, Taylor Jones and Mitch Montgomery.
The couple enjoyed a 10-day honeymoon in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
Emily is a 2008 graduate of Western Washington University. She is employed by Nordstrom corporate, in Seattle, as an expense analyst.
Martin graduated from Renton Technical College in 2001. He is employed by Horizon Ford, in Seattle, as a diesel specialist.
November 22, 2011
Western Washington University senior forward Emily Frankland, a Skyline High School graduate, was selected to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference women’s soccer all-star second team.
Whitman College sophomore Junpei Tsuji earned All-Northwest Conference honorable mention. Tsuji, a midfielder, started 18 of 19 games this fall.
The Issaquah High School graduate scored three goals and handed out three assists.
November 16, 2011
NEW — 12:05 p.m. Nov. 16, 2011
Former Skyline High School star Jake Heaps, who lost the starting quarterback job at Brigham Young University a few weeks ago, came off the bench Nov. 12 and led the Cougars to a 42-7 victory against Idaho.
Heaps, replacing injured Riley Nelson in the first quarter, completed 15 of 20 passes for 185 yards and two touchdowns. Nelson was forced to the sidelines because of a chest injury.
In the first quarter Heaps directed a nine-play, 78-yard scoring drive by hitting three of three passes.
Heaps will start Saturday in a home game against New Mexico State. This will be his first start since Sept. 30 against Utah State. He started the first five games before Nelson was given the No. 1 job.
November 8, 2011
NEW — 11:50 a.m. Nov. 8, 2011
Kate Deines and Kristin Maris, former standout soccer players for Issaquah High School, both have earned academic honors this fall for their respective college teams.
Deines, a senior midfielder for the University of Washington, was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII second team. Deines has a 3.73 grade point average and is a communications major.
Maris, a sophomore at Western Washington University, was named to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference academic all-star team. She has a 3.78 grade point average and is a physical education major.
On Oct. 29 Maris scored both Western goals as the Vikings defeated Western Oregon 2-0. She also had a goal when the Vikings defeated Saint Martin’s 2-0 Oct. 27.
October 14, 2011
NEW — 4 p.m. Oct. 14, 2011
It took a while for the Issaquah High School volleyball team to get the knack of winning but the Eagles captured their second straight match Thursday by defeating host Eastlake 3-1.
Issaquah dropped the first set 25-19 but bounced back to win 25-18, 25-10, 25-18.
Sam Rogers led the Eagles with 21 kills and 10 digs. Lindsey Ferguson contributed 21 digs and Mckenzie Bostic had 42 assists. Kirsten Fischer gave the Eagles a strong game up front with 14 kills and Leanne Scott had 10 digs.
The victory was the second of the week and of the season for Issaquah, which is 2-5 in KingCo Conference 4A competition and 2-7 for the season. Eastlake dropped to 3-4 in league play and 4-6 overall.
October 4, 2011
Issaquah student graduates from Miami University of Ohio
Taylor Wolfe, of Issaquah, was among 684 students from Miami University of Ohio, in Oxford, Ohio, who graduated in the summer term.
Wolfe received a master’s degree in business administration.
October 4, 2011
“For the first time in my life, I had support and was actually seen,” Skyline High School graduate M’Kayla said. Read more