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Tonsillectomy improves boy’s sleep, grades, sports

This time last year, 12-year-old Robert Heimerman’s grades and sports playing abilities were hovering around average. He got mostly Cs and ran in the back of the pack during football. Now he is getting mostly As, and has added basketball, baseball and track to his repertoire.

Don’t let alcohol stand in way of graduates’ future

Thousands of mortar boards will be tossed into the air across Washington this June; a time-honored sign that our high school seniors have finally graduated.

Jack Edmonds

Buhner, Nelson donate time for Costco Children’s fundraiser

Their old team might be in the dumps, but that didn’t stop former Mariners Jeff Nelson and Jay Buhner from smiling as they signed autographs at a Children’s Hospital fundraising event at the Issaquah Costco last week.

Jack Edmonds
Sean Kinnear checks out some crystals through the lens of a microscope as Cale Smith looks on during a recent science fair at Margaret Mead Elementary School in Sammamish. Both students are first-graders.
Sean Kinnear checks out some crystals through the lens of a microscope as Cale Smith looks on during a recent science fair at Margaret Mead Elementary School in Sammamish. Both students are first-graders.

Tastin’ n Racin’ coming to Lake Sammamish State Park

Hydroplanes, hot rods and hogs will converge next weekend at the Tastin’ n Racin’ festival at Lake Sammamish State Park.

Issaquah senior Andy Salmeri drills a home run over the left field fence Friday morning against Kennewick.

Eagles end season on winning note, take third at Safeco

They may have wanted more, but when it was said and done the Issaquah baseball team was all smiles Saturday after defeating Meadowdale 7-2 for third place in the class 3A state tournament at Safeco Field.

Issaquah senior Andy Salmeri drills a home run over the left field fence Friday morning against Kennewick.
Eastlake senior shortstop Katie Bunger snags a line drive Saturday afternoon against Shadle Park.

Eastlake fastpitch snags first state championship

The challenge might have seemed insurmountable to some, but not the Eastlake fastpitch team.

Eastlake senior shortstop Katie Bunger snags a line drive Saturday afternoon against Shadle Park.
Artist Debbie Young stops for a photo in front of her statue “Confluence” which she spoke about at the Sammamish City Hall on Tuesday.
Artist Debbie Young stops for a photo in front of her statue “Confluence” which she spoke about at the Sammamish City Hall on Tuesday.
Eastlake’s Kimi Pohlman connects with a pitch last Friday against Redmond. Pohlman was 3-for-4 with two RBI.

Eastlake battles back from adversity, finds its ‘Ubuntu’

If there was ever a time the Eastlake fastpitch team needed to live by its motto “Ubuntu” — a South African word representing unity — it was last Friday.

Eastlake’s Kimi Pohlman connects with a pitch last Friday against Redmond. Pohlman was 3-for-4 with two RBI.
Marliss Amiea as Aida.

Village Theatre’s Aida is a must see for everyone

W ow, that girl can sing.

Marliss Amiea as Aida.
If tended properly
If tended properly
Skyline’s Edgar Esquivel attempts to maneuver the ball around a group of Bainbridge defenders Saturday night.

Bainbridge spoils Skyline’s impressive run at state tournament

More often than not, victory goes to the aggressor.

Skyline’s Edgar Esquivel attempts to maneuver the ball around a group of Bainbridge defenders Saturday night.

Health isn’t just a personal choice

A recent study underscores the fact that good health isn’t just a matter of personal choice for Americans.

Above: The class acts out the salmon life cycle. At left

Kids get clued in about salmon at ‘sleuth’ day

Youngsters from around the Eastside converged at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery this week for a morning of “fishy” fun during the “Salmon Sleuths” program.

Above: The class acts out the salmon life cycle. At left
At center

McAuliffe students perform ‘Emperor’s New Clothes’

The emperor got new clothes last weekend at McAuliffe Elementary School, when 49 fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders performed in a musical as part of the nonprofit Studio East ArtReach Program. The play was sponsored by the McAuliffe PTA, and attended by nearly 800 people over two days.

At center
Ron Thiele

PTA names ‘Educator of the Year’

The districtwide Issaquah PTSA Council announced last week that Executive Director of Elementary and Middle Schools Ron Thiele is this year’s Outstanding Educator.

Ron Thiele

A 19-year-old Kirkland man was arrested on the evening

A 19-year-old Kirkland man was arrested on the evening of May 2 in the 23100 block of Northeast Eighth Street on suspicion of reckless driving, consumption of alcohol by a minor and driving while intoxicated, a report said. The officer wrote that he was waiting at a stoplight one car behind the suspect, and when the light turned green, the vehicle sped away.

Fans reach out and take pictures with their cell phones during the Barcelona performance at the ‘Loose Change to Loosen Chains’ fund-raiser concert last week at Issaquah High School.

Nearly $10,000 raised to ‘loosen chains’

They rocked, they rolled, they raised money.

Fans reach out and take pictures with their cell phones during the Barcelona performance at the ‘Loose Change to Loosen Chains’ fund-raiser concert last week at Issaquah High School.
Make Mother’s Day a special time to spend with mom in the garden.

It’s not hard to find the perfect plant for mom

The second week of May is a celebration of Mother’s Day, so now is the time to see if you are being a good parent to your plants. They need food, water and your love and protection, but all gardeners must understand that plants in a garden also need discipline.

Make Mother’s Day a special time to spend with mom in the garden.
Marci Knutsen of Museo stands next to a work prepared by students and instructors for an auction tonight. See story
Marci Knutsen of Museo stands next to a work prepared by students and instructors for an auction tonight. See story