August 26, 2015
Billy’s been a busy guy ever since he became the official town dog here. Sally had been the town dog until she passed away on Doc’s porch, and then Billy’s owner died just two weeks after that, so it was something of a natural progression. Sometimes offices are filled without an election.
The high school wood shop boys built Billy a doghouse next to the school crossing, but Billy preferred Aunt Ada’s couch in the cold months and a nice dog depression under an oak tree when it’s warm.
July 31, 2015
NEW — 6 p.m. July 31, 2015
The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs mourned the passing July 13 of World War II veteran Doris Ruth Gross.
“We were truly blessed to have Doris be a part of the WDVA volunteer family for so many years,” Alfie Alvarado-Ramos, director of the WDVA, said in a news release. “Doris served our country during World War II, followed by many years of serving the veterans of Washington state. We were honored to serve her in her final days at the Washington Veterans Home in Retsil.”
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.
May 20, 2015
Simply put, “Cabaret” is one of the best productions I’ve ever seen at Village Theatre.
However, your enjoyment of the musical will directly correlate with your ability to handle an uncomfortable truth.
May 12, 2015
The name Roy Malmassari has been associated with Ford motorcars since before the Edsel.
The 86-year-old native of Hobart hung up his Kelly Blue Book and his dealer license plates for the last time April 30 after being in the car business for almost seven decades. He has been associated with the Ford dealership in Issaquah since 1981.
February 10, 2015
Forget wizards and dragons and, with one exception, aliens and space armadas.
For Game ON! 2015, Feb. 5-8 at the Issaquah Holiday Inn, the name of the games was mostly history.
February 10, 2015
December 23, 2014
“Interstellar” is a dramatic sci-fi film that came into theaters Nov. 7. With human life on Earth on the brink of apocalyptic termination, a team of explorers embarks on an intergalactic mission to find mankind a new home. “Interstellar” combines the virtues of “2001: A Space Odyssey” and “Gravity” into a dramatic, mind-bending adventure among the stars.
Album: ‘V,’ by Maroon 5
“V” is Maroon 5’s fifth and most recent album, showcasing their upbeat style and Adam Levine’s impressive falsettos. “V” spawned hit singles “Maps” and “Animals.” Featuring pulsing rhythms and highly energetic songs, “V” is Maroon 5’s first album since 2012’s “Overexposed.”
Book: ‘Unbroken’ by Laura Hillenbrand
The novel “Unbroken,” which is being released as a movie this Christmas, tells the harrowing true story of survivor Louis Zamperni. Emerging from a troubled youth to become a groundbreaking Olympic runner, Zamperni eventually joins the military only to wind up in a World War II Japanese POW camp. “Unbroken” is the powerful story of one man’s persistence and grit in overcoming impossible odds.
November 11, 2014
One would think that a ceremony to honor a 97-year-old World War II veteran wouldn’t be a laughing matter, but it was filled with it.
The laughter started when Charles Runacres Jr. cut off some planned musical selections less than halfway into the first song, “Anchors Aweigh.”
“I think that’s enough,” Runacres said matter-of-factly, bringing a burst of laughter from his family members who came to the ceremony.
November 11, 2014
A group of Liberty High School Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps students gave up a sunny Saturday to honor a 91-year-old World War II veteran on his birthday.
And they wouldn’t have had it any other way.