Skyline sophomore joins Relay team for her mom

March 25, 2015

Emily and Lori Kargl sat down in an Issaquah coffee shop at the end of April and started rattling off names.

First, a grandmother, and then a soccer coach. Next, a neighbor, followed by a family friend. All of them, acquainted or not, were connected through a shared battle of a debilitating disease.

Contributed Emily (left) and Lori Kargl walk the track at the 2014 Issaquah Relay for Life. The Issaquah mother and daughter are actively involved in the American Cancer Society fundraiser.

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Emily (left) and Lori Kargl walk the track at the 2014 Issaquah Relay for Life. The Issaquah mother and daughter are actively involved in the American Cancer Society fundraiser.

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Students promote coffee for cancer research fundraiser

March 25, 2015

For nearly three years, Ryan Lentz has tried to get others to embrace a simple concept — do something for others while doing an everyday activity.

There are about 210 million coffee drinkers in the U.S., Lentz said, and he’s aiming to land 50,000 of them as monthly subscribers to Callie’s Coffee, named for his 10-year-old daughter who created the business.

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Showing heart: School community supports student with transplant

March 17, 2015

Maddie Sprague is the typical kindergarten student in many ways. She loves art, puzzles, singing and dancing, and make-believe stories. She also loves her three brothers — Warren, Jake and Joe.

Maddie Sprague

Maddie Sprague

“They all squabble, of course, but they’re very close and enjoy being together,” said Jeannie Sprague, their mother.

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Community news — graduates, honors, dean’s list

March 10, 2015

Matthew Trueblood, of Sammamish, earned an undergraduate degree from California Lutheran University in August.

Trueblood graduated with a Bachelor of Science in business administration.

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Eastside Fire & Rescue promotes several employees

March 10, 2015

Amid an inspiring Eastside Pipes and Drums opening, followed by a prayer offered by EFR Chaplain Mike Ryan, and the taking of the Oath of Office led by Deputy Chief Greg Tryon, well-wishers honored several new supervisors.

By Jon Bromberg Jordan Simmonds, Justin Kiske and Jamee Mahoney are all smiles after being called ‘a new generation of leaders’ at a celebration for their recent promotions in Eastside Fire & Rescue.

By Jon Bromberg
Jordan Simmonds, Justin Kiske and Jamee Mahoney are all smiles after being called ‘a new generation of leaders’ at a celebration for their recent promotions in Eastside Fire & Rescue.

In what Fire Chief Lee Soptich cited as “a new generation of leaders” three EFR employees were recognized for recent appointments in the agency.

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Mrs. Issaquah vies for Mrs. Washington America crown

March 3, 2015

Lisa Vanderdasson, Mrs. Issaquah 2015, will compete for the title of Mrs. Washington America, preliminary to the nationally televised Mrs. America & Mrs. World competitions.

Lisa Vanderdasson

Lisa Vanderdasson

The Mrs. Washington America Pageant will be held May 16 in Olympia at the Kenneth Minnaert Center for the Arts.

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Christopher Chen serves as a state Senate page

March 3, 2015

Christopher Chen, a student at The Overlake School, recently spent a week working as a page for the Washington State Senate at the Capitol in Olympia.

Senator Steve Litzow with Page Christopher ChenChen was one of 18 students who served as Senate pages for the opening week of the 2015 legislative session.

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Student elected to national nutrition and dietetics board

March 3, 2015

Regin Gallagher, a junior dietetics student at the University of North Dakota, was recently elected as the incoming student representative to the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics board of directors for 2015-2017.

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Klahanie man prepares for Mount Everest climb

February 17, 2015

Four years ago, Dennis Broadwell came within about 2,000 vertical feet of the top of the world before making the difficult decision to turn around.

Contributed Klahanie resident Dennis Broadwell uses a ladder to cross a crevasse on Mount Everest in 2011. Broadwell is leading another expedition to the world’s highest mountain starting in March.

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Klahanie resident Dennis Broadwell uses a ladder to cross a crevasse on Mount Everest in 2011. Broadwell is leading another expedition to the world’s highest mountain starting in March.

This spring, the Klahanie resident is planning to make a second attempt at summiting Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak at 29,029 feet.

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Scouts’ rite of passage marks big achievement

February 10, 2015

The 15 boys who stood on the stage were mostly solemn, but some of them allowed grins to creep across their faces as they absorbed the magnitude of the moment.

By Neil Pierson Alex Hammingh is adorned with a new scarf and his Arrow of Light award, signifying his transition into Boy Scouts during a Feb. 3 ceremony at Pacific Cascade Middle School.

By Neil Pierson
Alex Hammingh is adorned with a new scarf and his Arrow of Light award, signifying his transition into Boy Scouts during a Feb. 3 ceremony at Pacific Cascade Middle School.

Cub Scout packs across the country hold annual transition ceremonies for 11- and 12-year-olds who’ve fulfilled the requirements to join Boy Scouts. Cub Scout Pack 682, which draws its members from Issaquah and Sammamish, honored its graduating fifth-graders Feb. 3 at Pacific Cascade Middle School.

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