A royally good time

July 22, 2014

Issaquah couple’s trip to the outback mirrors William and Kate’s itinerary

Issaquah residents Mary Lorna and Walt Meade have returned from a 31-day tour of Australia and New Zealand, following an itinerary almost identical to that of the royal couple William and Kate.

No strangers to international adventure, Walt and Mary Lorna found themselves with a month sabbatical and a list of potential destinations.

“We thought to ourselves, what is the furthest we could possibly go,” Mary Lorna said. “We’ve done Italy, Paris, London, and with Egypt and Africa posing safety concerns, we settled on Australia.”

Contributed Walt and Mary Lorna Meade visit with the kangaroos of Kangaroos Island, Australia.

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Walt and Mary Lorna Meade visit with the kangaroos of Kangaroos Island, Australia.

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Issaquah grad heads to Cambodia with the Peace Corps

July 22, 2014

Scan through any English dictionary, or take the modern route and type it into Google, and the definition of idealism is along these lines: “the attitude of a person who believes that it is possible to live according to very high standards of behavior and honesty.”

Described mainly as a theory, idealism in practice is far easier said than done. But some people find it easier than others. Take Chelsea Stone, 23, for example.

After graduating from Gonzaga University in Spokane in 2012 with a degree in biology, the 2009 graduate of Issaquah High School continued her education at Drexel University in Philadelphia, receiving her master’s degree in public health, with specialties in biostatistics and epidemiology.

A lot of big words and hard work, but how does that make her an idealist?

Contributed As part of her master's thesis for Drexel University, Chelsea Stone worked in the Haitian community, gathering research regarding pediatric asthma.

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As part of her master’s thesis for Drexel University, Chelsea Stone worked in the Haitian community, gathering research regarding pediatric asthma.

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Opening the archives

July 22, 2014

2002.041.010 Edna Anderson  Edna Prue Anderson was elected Miss Spirit of ’76. She was born in 1889 and died in 1980.

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Edna Prue Anderson was elected Miss Spirit of ’76. She was born in 1889 and died in 1980.

Kathy Torgerson nominated for Inspire Positive Aging Award

July 22, 2014

Kathy Torgerson, of Issaquah, was one of 15 King County residents nominated for Senior Services’ Inspire Positive Aging Award.

While the award went to McCoy Khammany Sengsi, of West Seattle, Torgerson was honored for her nearly 30 years as volunteer Meals on Wheels coordinator at the Issaquah Senior Center.

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Anne Servello named Elks district deputy

July 22, 2014

As members of the Elks-USA from across the nation gathered July 13-17 in New Orleans, Anne Servello, of Renton, was named District Deputy to the Elks National President for the lodges in the Central District of the Washington State Elks Association.

More than 7,000 members and guests were present at the order’s 150th Elks National Convention.

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Local students get Alpha Rho scholarships

July 22, 2014

The Alpha Rho chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa has awarded its annual scholarships of $1,000 to Skyline High School senior Madison Laycock and Issaquah High School senior Cassidy Crickmore to help them further their education.

Alpha Delta Kappa is an international honorary organization of women educators dedicated to educational excellence, altruism and world understanding.

Man behind the murals gets his day

July 15, 2014

Oregon-based muralist Larry Kangas wasn’t born in Issaquah and he didn’t live in the city for any significant amount of time.

But his stamp on the Eastside suburb is so visible that Mayor Fred Butler officially declared July 19 Larry Kangas Day in Issaquah.

Kangas is the artist behind the murals found at points across the city. He died of cancer Nov. 25, 2013, but his memory lives on in the more than 1,000 works he crafted in the Pacific Northwest, including six in Issaquah.

By Norb Ziegler Larry Kangas paints the side panels of the aquarium exhibit at the Issaquah Salmon History on Aug. 20, 2013.

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Larry Kangas paints the side panels of the aquarium exhibit at the Issaquah Salmon History on Aug. 20, 2013.

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Girl Scouts donate stained-glass mosaic to YWCA Family Village Issaquah

July 15, 2014

The members of Girl Scouts of Western Washington Troop 50614 demonstrated their commitment to making the community a better place with a piece of permanent artwork donated to the YWCA Family Village Issaquah.

The troop worked with residents of Family Village Issaquah to create a mosaic out of recycled stained glass as part of their Girl Scout Silver Award project. Entitled “The Four Seasons Tree of Life,” the 10-by-4-foot artwork was designed by Sammamish mosaic artist Cheryl Smith.

‘The Four Seasons Tree of Life’ mosaic was donated to  YWCA Family Village Issaquah by Sammamish artist Cheryl Smith.

‘The Four Seasons Tree of Life’ mosaic was donated to YWCA Family Village Issaquah by Sammamish artist Cheryl Smith.

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Opening the archives

July 15, 2014

72.021.014.064I 1919 Model Ford truck on showroom display, circa 1940s  Two trucks on display in dealer’s showroom, most likely Hepler Ford. The second truck is much newer and may have been one of the new 1948 models that were revealed at Hepler’s in another series of photographs.

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1919 Model Ford truck on showroom display, circa 1940s
Two trucks on display in dealer’s showroom, most likely Hepler Ford. The second truck is much newer and may have been one of the new 1948 models that were revealed at Hepler’s in another series of photographs.

Arthur Jepsky retires from U.S. Army Reserve

July 15, 2014

U.S. Army Reserve Col. Arthur S. Jepsky has retired from the Army Reserve after serving honorably for 32 years.

Jepsky was last serving as Assistant Chief of Staff for Support Operations with 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), McGarity U.S. Army Reserve Center, Pa.

Contributed Col. Arthur S. Jepsky, retiring after 32 years of service, receives the Legion of Merit in a Celebration of Service ceremony.

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Col. Arthur S. Jepsky, retiring after 32 years of service, receives the Legion of Merit in a Celebration of Service ceremony.

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