Who’s News

January 25, 2011

Issaquah resident wins on Wheel of Fortune

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Matt Molen, of Issaquah, won $4,000 during his appearance on “Wheel of Fortune” Jan. 10.

Molen, a marketing professional for a board game company, tried out for the show at Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma.

Issaquah Curves wins decorating contest

Curves of Issaquah won first place in the DownTown Issaquah Association’s sixth annual Deck the Halls DownTown decorating contest. Flying Pie Pizzeria won second place and Buddha Belly placed third.

Issaquah gets Aktion Club

Aktion Club

The charter installation of the Issaquah Aktion Club, formed by Chris Brandt, of Issaquah’s AtWork! facility was Dec. 15. It was the first such club in the Northwest. Frank Morehouse, Kiwanis Pacific Northwest governor, emceed the event and Sylvester Neal, the president of Kiwanis International, attended to congratulate the club and its efforts.

EFR honors Issaquah Swedish

Eastside Fire & Rescue recently presented its Friends of EFR award to Swedish Hospital in Issaquah for the good work provided by way of inoculating the EFR work force.

The Friends of EFR award recognizes extraordinary service by community members and organizations that have been instrumental in helping EFR accomplish the agency mission.

Winning on the wheel

February 23, 2009

Issaquah man banks big on game show

Steve Pelikan (above) wears a ‘Wheel of Fortune’ T-shirt at the house party he and Victoria gave for friends for the broadcast of the taped TV show. At left, Victoria Pelikan, husband Steve and his mother Sharon Pelikan (from left) share the stage on the pretaped ‘Wheel of Fortune’ program as his total winnings are broadcast on the Pelikan family TV.By Greg Farrar

Steve Pelikan (above) wears a ‘Wheel of Fortune’ T-shirt at the house party he and Victoria gave for friends for the broadcast of the taped TV show. At left, Victoria Pelikan, husband Steve and his mother Sharon Pelikan (from left) share the stage on the pretaped ‘Wheel of Fortune’ program as his total winnings are broadcast on the Pelikan family TV.By Greg Farrar

The centerpiece on “Wheel of Fortune” — the famous disk decked out like a pack of Fruit Stripe gum and divided into wedges for cash and prizes — is a two-ton behemoth. So, when it was time for Issaquah resident Steve Pelikan to spin the wheel last month, he was told by stagehands, “Pull as hard as you can and then push as hard as you can.” Read more

Way of the wheel

February 9, 2009

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Steve Pelikan, a technical analyst and writer from Issaquah, stands beside “Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak. Pelikan is a contestant on the episode that will air Feb. 16 on KOMO-TV, channel 4. Contributed