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Exiting the front door of the Falls Printing Co. building in Snoqualmie, a young boy pulled a wagon loaded with the latest copies of the Valley Record as his younger brother pushed from behind. Such was the scene on a summer day almost 65 years ago as Johnny and Hi Groshell (sons of then publishers Charlotte and Ed Groshell) delivered that week's edition of the Valley Record. Although many things have changed since Charlotte Paul's 1955 best-selling book "Minding Our Own Business" related life at the Valley Record, much has remained the same for the weekly paper that has covered news in North Bend, Snoqualmie, Preston, Fall City, Carnation, Novelty, Vincent, and Duvall for over 95 years. The paper first began operations in the Tanner district east of North Bend on October 16, 1913, published by B.N. Kennedy. The Record traces its roots back to the North Bend Post, which was later published and distributed as the Snoqualmie Post on the other side of the Upper Valley. The name of the paper evolved slightly over time, from the Snoqualmie Valley Record and North Bend Valley Record to today's Snoqualmie Valley Record. Falls Printing Co. and the Valley Record became separate business operations in 1996, after long-time publishers Scott and the Buchman family sold the newspaper to Karen and Jim McKiernan. However, the newspaper remained in the family; Karen is Scott's daughter. In Dec. 2000, the newspaper was sold to King County Journal Newspapers, owned by the Horvitz family. They published several newspapers, including the King County Journal. In 2006, the company was sold to Black Press of Canada, and a new chapter started for the Valley Record. The current publisher, William Shaw, took the reins of the paper in October of 2008. Shaw is a fourth generation Eastside native. His family were early homesteaders who worked the log and shingle mills in Issaquah, Redmond and the Upper Snoqualmie Valley from 1910 onward. "We loved the area so much, we put down roots throughout the Eastside," he said. "The Snoqualmie Valley is as beautiful and dynamic a place as it is a great community to live, play, work and do business in," Shaw added. "I'm honored and thrilled to be a part of a newspaper that has reflected and communicated the stories of the unique people, events and issues that continue to make the Valley ... such a very special place." The Valley Record is delivered on Wednesdays; you can also pick up a copy of the paper at these locations; Carnation IGA 31722 Eugene St Carnation Ixtapa Restaurant 4522 Tolt Ave Carnation Carnation Post Office 4440 Mckinley Dr Carnation Carnation Library 4804 Tolt Ave Carnation Fall City Market And Deli 4224 Preston/Fall City Rd SE Fall City Fall City Post Office 4225 335th Pl SE Fall City Farm House Market 33521 Redmond/Fall City Rd SE Fall City Fall City Road House 4200 Preston/Fall City Rd SE Fall City North Bend Library 115 E 4th St North Bend Si View Community Center 400 Se Orchard Dr North Bend North Bend Outlet Mall 461 S Fork Ave Sw, #S North Bend Snoridge Senior Apartments 401 Stow Ave S North Bend North Bend Shell And Towing 225 E North Bend Way North Bend Union 76 104 North Bend Way North Bend QFC 460 E Northbend Way North Bend North Bend Post Office 451 E Northbend Way North Bend Twedes Restaurant 137 W Northbend Way North Bend Safeway 460 SW Mt Si Blvd North Bend El Caporal Mexican Restaurant 424 Main St S North Bend Emerald City Smoothie 113 Bendigo Blvd N North Bend Riverbend Cafe 14303 436th Ave SE North Bend Rock Creek Apartments 1525 Rock Creek Ridge Blvd North Bend Country Pride Restaurant 46600 Se North Bend Way North Bend North Bend Visitor's Center 250 Bendigo Blvd S North Bend Rio Bravo 247 E North Bend Way North Bend Red Oak Retirement Homes 650 E North Bend Way North Bend Les Schwab Tires 610 E North Bend Way North Bend Mount Si Senior Center 411 Main Ave S North Bend John L Scott 301 W North Bend Way North Bend Milk Barn 39153 Railroad Ave SE Snoqualmie Union 76 8250 Railroad Ave SE Snoqualmie Snoqualmie Market 7939 Railroad Ave Snoqualmie Snoqualmie Laundry 38845 Railroad Ave Snoqualmie Snqualmie Post Office 8264 Olmstead Ln SE Snoqualmie Gateway Gas and Deli (SHELL) 8030 Douglas Ave SE Snoqualmie SVR Office 8124 Falls Ave SE Snoqualmie Snoqualmie Ridge Iga 7730 Center Blvd Snoqualmie Encompass 1407 Boalch Ave NW Snoqualmie Snoqualmie Valley Hospital 9801 Frontier Ave Snoqualmie Snoqualmie Police Station 34825 Se Douglas St Snoqualmie Snoqualmie Public Hospital 3429 Se Kinsey St Snoqualmie Snoqualmie City Hall 8020 Railroad Ave Se Snoqualmie Snoqualmie Chamber Of Commerce 38767 Se River St Snoqualmie Snoqualmie Hospital Marketing Office 34500 Se 99th St, Bldg 4 Snoqualmie Snoqualmie Valley Ymca 35018 Se Ridge St Snoqualmie Snoqualmie Valley Library 7824 Center Blvd Se Snoqualmie Snoqualmie Storage 35501 SE Douglas St Snoqualmie

 

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William  Shaw Publisher
William Shaw
(425) 888-2311
Shaw is a fourth generation Eastside native. His family were early homesteaders who worked the log and shingle mills in Issaquah, Redmond and the Upper Snoqualmie Valley from 1910 onward. A print media advertising consultant for a number of local community newspapers since 1986, Shaw's main focus has been on the local retail, major, national and real estate advertising categories. He has been special projects manager for Horvitz Newspapers (the former King County Journal) since 2002 and for Sound Publishing since 2006. Locally, Bill volunteers for the Issaquah Sister Cities Commission and is a member of Myrtle Lodge 108 in Issaquah and Lodge Alba 315 in Seattle.
     
Carol  Ladwig Editor
Carol Ladwig
(425) 654-4201
After being a reporter at the Snoqualmie Valley Record for four years, Carol (Andring) Ladwig moved into the editor role in January, 2015. Here, she continues her dedication to community journalism, covering the communities of North Bend, Fall City, Carnation and the Snoqualmie Valley and Riverview School Districts, while entrusting coverage of the city of Snoqualmie, and the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital District to our staff reporter. Ladwig has a lengthy professional history in newspapers, which began with her first job out of college at a weekly newspaper in Minnesota. She’s also worked at a South Dakota daily and at several weekly or monthly publications in the Snoqualmie Valley. Mid-career, she also branched out to add technical writing to her resume, working for 10 years at various software companies before returning to community newspapers. In her career with the Valley Record, Ladwig has received numerous industry awards. She has lived in the Puget Sound area since 1998 and in Duvall since 2000. Her husband, Jason, works in the tech industry.
     
Evan  Pappas Reporter
Evan Pappas
(425) 358-1251
The newest member of the Valley Record team, Evan Pappas is a recent graduate of Central Washington University where he earned a degree in journalism. A Canadian native, Evan moved to the U.S. in 2006 and became a citizen in 2014. With experience working as a news editor for CWU’s “The Observer,” Evan spent six months with the Seattle PI as a news intern before coming to the Valley Record as a staff reporter in July of 2015. As a reporter, Evan has been all over the Valley covering the stories, people, and events that make the Valley so special. His main focus is the city of Snoqualmie, but also covers North Bend, Fall City, and Carnation.
     
Circulation Manager
Slavik Kuropyatnik
(253) 740-0513
The Valley Record is delivered on Wednesdays; you can also pick up a copy of the paper at these locations: Carnation IGA 31722 Eugene St Carnation Ixtapa Restaurant 4522 Tolt Ave Carnation Carnation Post Office 4440 Mckinley Dr Carnation Carnation Library 4804 Tolt Ave Carnation Fall City Market And Deli 4224 Preston/Fall City Rd SE Fall City Fall City Post Office 4225 335th Pl SE Fall City Farm House Market 33521 Redmond/Fall City Rd SE Fall City Fall City Road House 4200 Preston/Fall City Rd SE Fall City North Bend Library 115 E 4th St North Bend Si View Community Center 400 Se Orchard Dr North Bend North Bend Outlet Mall 461 S Fork Ave Sw, #S North Bend Snoridge Senior Apartments 401 Stow Ave S North Bend North Bend Shell And Towing 225 E North Bend Way North Bend Union 76 104 North Bend Way North Bend QFC 460 E Northbend Way North Bend North Bend Post Office 451 E Northbend Way North Bend Twedes Restaurant 137 W Northbend Way North Bend Safeway 460 SW Mt Si Blvd North Bend El Caporal Mexican Restaurant 424 Main St S North Bend Emerald City Smoothie 113 Bendigo Blvd N North Bend Riverbend Cafe 14303 436th Ave SE North Bend Rock Creek Apartments 1525 Rock Creek Ridge Blvd North Bend Country Pride Restaurant 46600 Se North Bend Way North Bend North Bend Visitor's Center 250 Bendigo Blvd S North Bend Rio Bravo 247 E North Bend Way North Bend Red Oak Retirement Homes 650 E North Bend Way North Bend Les Schwab Tires 610 E North Bend Way North Bend Mount Si Senior Center 411 Main Ave S North Bend John L Scott 301 W North Bend Way North Bend Milk Barn 39153 Railroad Ave SE Snoqualmie Union 76 8250 Railroad Ave SE Snoqualmie Snoqualmie Market 7939 Railroad Ave Snoqualmie Snoqualmie Laundry 38845 Railroad Ave Snoqualmie Snqualmie Post Office 8264 Olmstead Ln SE Snoqualmie Gateway Gas and Deli (SHELL) 8030 Douglas Ave SE Snoqualmie SVR Office 8124 Falls Ave SE Snoqualmie Snoqualmie Ridge Iga 7730 Center Blvd Snoqualmie Encompass 1407 Boalch Ave NW Snoqualmie Snoqualmie Valley Hospital 9801 Frontier Ave Snoqualmie Snoqualmie Police Station 34825 Se Douglas St Snoqualmie Snoqualmie Public Hospital 3429 Se Kinsey St Snoqualmie Snoqualmie City Hall 8020 Railroad Ave Se Snoqualmie Snoqualmie Chamber Of Commerce 38767 Se River St Snoqualmie Snoqualmie Hospital Marketing Office 34500 Se 99th St, Bldg 4 Snoqualmie Snoqualmie Valley Ymca 35018 Se Ridge St Snoqualmie Snoqualmie Valley Library 7824 Center Blvd Se Snoqualmie Snoqualmie Storage 35501 SE Douglas St Snoqualmie
     
David  Hamilton Account Executive
David Hamilton
(425) 888-2311

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