Traffic on Interstate 90 westbound through Issaquah in the mornings is typically pretty sludgy.
As they arrive home today, their bodies will be tired and worn, their hearts full and their minds already thinking ahead to next year.
The 38-member mission group from Issaquah Christian Church have spent the past week building a needy family a new home in Mexico. Almost immediately they will switch over to selling fireworks to help pay for next year’s trip.
The Issaquah School Board voted unanimously last week to approve the sale of $60 million worth of general obligation bonds after a morning of “Bonds and Breakfast,” as they called it.
The Insight School of Washington graduation ceremony last week began like any other — the graduates glided to their seats to “Pomp and Circumstance” while family and friends snapped candids furiously. But for many of the class, instead of hugging fellow seniors goodbye after the ceremony, they were meeting one another for the first time.
Principal Paula Phelps and student speakers described the Issaquah High School class of 2008 as a compassionate, considerate and generous group. They were challenged in countless ways and met those challenges brilliantly, the speakers said during graduation at Safeco Field in Seattle.
Issaquah’s alternative school, Tiger Mountain Community High School, celebrated its graduation a little differently from their district counterparts.
Every family experiences painful losses. Beloved pets and family members die. So do hopes and marriages. Tragedies and accidents happen, unfortunately.
As parents, we may not be able to protect our children from crisis or loss, but we can react in a way that prevents it from tearing the family apart. What matters isn’t whether you have a crisis, but how you handle it.
A rundown of community happenings in the Issaquah-Sammamish area.
As maroon and green caps exploded skyward at the 50-yard line of Qwest Field on June 12, the career of 409 Eastlake high school seniors came to an end.
Liberty was the only area public school whose students decorated their caps for graduation.
“Liberty is founded on being unique,” senior Joshua Trager said. “We are different than Skyline and Issaquah. Our similarities make us good, our differences make us better. … Live not like the person in the blue gown but like the school that stayed out of the crowd.”
Apparently criminals start their work weeks on Monday, too — three cars were stolen in the Issaquah-Sammamish area on June 16. Those and a few other incident reports from the Issaquah Police Department make up this week’s police blotter.
That and more in this week’s selections from Sammamish Police Department incident reports.
The first weekend of the King County Sheriff’s Office “Party Patrol” emphasis was a success, with 143 people arrested or cited on a variety of charges, officials said.
For the most part, the city of Sammamish is on the right track.
Sammamish boy earns Eagle Scout rank; history museums call for new volunteers; PRKC hosts ‘Walk the Line’ tour for County Council; Issaquah resident organizes fundraiser climb; motorcycle event planned for July 20
Five graduates of Skyline High School’s Class of 2008 were awarded scholarships by the Rotary Club of Sammamish at the senior breakfast held recently at Skyline High School.
Proposed cutbacks to King County’s budget to make up for a nearly $70 million shortfall in 2009 will likely cause a ripple effect throughout the county as court services, sheriff’s deputies and prosecuting attorneys will likely be cut.
In the past two weeks, community members throughout the Eastside have rallied around the family of Jonathan Stevenson, a 17-year-old who was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident.