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Civil savior — Scout spearheads Civil War gravestone restoration project

Nearly 112 years after his death, Civil War infantryman Allan Day has gotten a new gravestone, thanks to a local Boy Scout project.

Day, born in October 1831, died Nov. 7, 1902, in Issaquah. He served in Co. K, 43rd Wisconsin Infantry in the Civil War. His stone over the years had turned a dark gray, and his information was illegible.

That has happened to most of the 18 gravestones of known Civil War veterans buried in Issaquah’s Hillside Cemetery. All of them need to be replaced.

By Kathleen R. Merrill Above, Boy Scouts (from left to right) Jerry Lin, Adam Bussey, Lucas Dolliver, James Adkins, Joel Ruegsegger, René Loredo (of Flintoft’s Funeral Home) and Garrett Pomeroy kneel to work on replacing Civil War veteran Allan Day’s gravestone at Hillside Cemetery.

By Kathleen R. Merrill
Above, Boy Scouts (from left to right) Jerry Lin, Adam Bussey, Lucas Dolliver, James Adkins, Joel Ruegsegger, René Loredo (of Flintoft’s Funeral Home) and Garrett Pomeroy kneel to work on replacing Civil War veteran Allan Day’s gravestone at Hillside Cemetery.

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Sports

Patriots stay perfect

Four weeks into the high school football season, only one Issaquah School District team remains undefeated — and it’s likely not the team you expected.

By Greg Farrar Drew Hall (44), Liberty High School senior running back, powers between Lake Washington senior safety Elijah Singstad (23) and senior defensive back Riley Simonson for a 28-yard touchdown run at the end of the second quarter for a 21-0 lead on the way to the Patriots’ Sept. 26 victory.

By Greg Farrar
Drew Hall (44), Liberty High School senior running back, powers between Lake Washington senior safety Elijah Singstad (23) and senior defensive back Riley Simonson for a 28-yard touchdown run at the end of the second quarter for a 21-0 lead on the way to the Patriots’ Sept. 26 victory.

The Liberty Patriots improved to 4-0 after a 28-0 road victory over the Lake Washington Kangs on Sept. 26, following wins against Lakewood, Hazen and Interlake.

“It’s amazing. It’s everything I wanted of my senior year,” Liberty running back and linebacker Drew Hall said of the Patriots’ start. “But we still need to keep in mind that it’s 1-0 every week, and we’re on to our next opponent.”

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Schools

Liberty SRO honored as best in the state

Deputy Dave Montalvo has had his fair share of assignments in a 27-year career with the King County Sheriff’s Office.

By Greg Farrar Dave Montalvo, King County Sheriff’s Office deputy and the Liberty High School resource officer for 12 years, patrols the field during a football game last month.

By Greg Farrar
Dave Montalvo, King County Sheriff’s Office deputy and the Liberty High School resource officer for 12 years, patrols the field during a football game last month.

He spent time on the SWAT team; he taught new recruits as a master police officer; he served on motorcycle patrol; and he also worked with a traffic enforcement unit.

But he has truly found his home in the south end of the Issaquah School District where, for the past 12 years, Montalvo has served as the school resource officer at Liberty High, Maywood Middle and surrounding elementary schools.

“This is by far, in my opinion, the best job that anybody can have, because you get to work with the kids and make a difference,” he said.

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