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- Dec 24, 2013 at 3:26PM
The holidays are a time to come together and do good to your loved ones, friends and neighbors. So, with the spirit of community in mind, I’d like to offer the following ways you can do good for the people around you, now. Deadlines may apply, so get your do-gooding done before the new year begins and it’s back to business as usual.
- Dec 27, 2013 at 3:59PM
As schools closed down for the holidays, two groups of employees in the Snoqualmie Valley School District were still employed under the terms of expired contracts. Both the Public School Employees (PSE) and the Snoqualmie Valley Administrative Secretaries Association (SVASA) unions have been in negotiations with the district bargaining team off and on since last spring.
- Dec 27, 2013 at 3:46PM
Army National Guard Pvt. Brooke N. Bosch has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship qualification, bayonet combat, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, marches, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, traditions, and core values.
- Dec 27, 2013 at 3:59PM
Goal one is done. Goal two is bigger, but a 12-year-old Snoqualmie boy may have the fast feet to do it. Joe Waskom took a national title on Saturday, Dec. 14, in the 2013 USA Track and Field National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships.
- Dec 27, 2013 at 3:45PM
Everywhere you go, there is usually someone coughing, sneezing or sniffling. Winter is a prime time for cold, flus and other infections. The question is, what can you do to avoid getting sick? Understanding how germs spread can help decrease your risk of infecting yourself or others. Infectious diseases are spread through direct contact or indirect contact with another person, through the air and by contaminated food.
- Dec 27, 2013 at 4:06PM
• Arrangements are complete for a banquet at Si View Hall in North Bend to honor Mr. and Mrs. Harry Morgan Jr. and Mrs. Fred W. Hayes. Morgan, present manager at the Cascade Branch of Weyerhaeuser Company, is leaving January 1 for Tacoma, where he has been promoted to manager of Weyerhaeuser Manufacturing Operations. Hayes is his successor. • In North Bend, library and street improvements will be voted on in a special election in March.
The Sparkle Effect: Everybody learns in first-ever Mount Si developmental cheer partnership | Photo Gallery
- Dec 27, 2013 at 4:21PM
“Mac!” calls Kaitlyn Rogers. “You did a good job today,” the Mount Si freshman tells her cheer teammate. Mac responds with a smile, and a thumbs’ up sign. As she speaks, Rogers is also communicating with the gestures of American Sign Language. Her sign language textbook sits on the table nearby.
- Dec 27, 2013 at 4:09PM
A thief went to the trouble of taking a door off its hinges in order to shoplift... cigarettes? On the morning of Tuesday, Dec. 17, North Bend police were called to a burglary in the 400 block of East North Bend Way. Someone removed the hardware from the front door, then pulled the door out, entered the shop and stole smokes.
- Dec 30, 2013 at 12:05PM
Register now for the 2014 Falls Little League season, now through Friday, Jan. 31. The league is offering a discount to early bird registrations until the end of 2013. Visit www.fallsll.org or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
- Dec 30, 2013 at 12:08PM
Fourteen Snoqualmie Valley student musicians were selected for All-State bands and choirs this year by the Washington Music Educators Association (WMEA). After auditions, six middle school students were chosen to perform in the Junior All-state band and choir, and eight Mount Si High School students were chosen for all-state music groups.
Kicks for a cause: Students at Snoqualmie's DMW Martial Arts get physical in character-building food drive
- Dec 30, 2013 at 12:15PM
Every November, DMW Martial Arts school in Snoqualmie holds its Kickathon fundraiser to help those in need. Chief instructor Dan Cartan said that last month, as part of their character education, DMW students worked hard and blew through a goal of 750,000 kicks. As a school, they performed a total of 895,600 kicks for the week and raised more than $5,000 for local food banks.
- Dec 30, 2013 at 12:16PM
Eastside Fire and Rescue’s board of directors recently approved a new funding model for the emergency services partnership, ending nearly two years of debate on the future of the group. The new funding model takes effect in 2015, for a seven-year period. The changes include many of the updates the city of Sammamish had requested when officials there first announced they were considering withdrawing from the partnership.
- Dec 30, 2013 at 12:09PM
The Snoqualmie Valley School District and the city of Snoqualmie are partnering to add a School Resource Officer (SRO) at Mount Si High School this school year. The hiring process for the officer is now underway.
- Dec 30, 2013 at 12:13PM
There was much rejoicing, merriment and mirth as Teyani Whitman married Johann Sasynuik of Fall City on Friday, Nov. 15, (also the 13th day of the 10th month of the Year of the Yin Water Snake) at the Preston Community Center, Preston.
- Dec 31, 2013 at 12:58PM
Local musician Austin Jenckes broke into the top 10 on TV’s “The Voice,” and he beat out Hollywood star Johnny Depp for the number-one spot on the Valley Record website for the most-read story of 2013.
Mount Si boys hold on for the win in shootout, battle of basics at Cedarcrest | Valley Record Photo Gallery
- Dec 31, 2013 at 1:59PM
It could have gone either way, but at first, it looked like Mount Si’s game. Visiting Cedarcrest on Saturday, Dec. 21, the Wildcat boys varsity squad jumped out to a 17-2 lead, only to watch as Cedarcrest’s shooters fought back with some stellar shots. Senior guard Austin Paxman was good for 20 points, including six three-pointers, and Robert Cha added 11 points, including one field goal of his own. Senior guard Jordan Corpus and center Chad Klingenberg both added four baskets apiece.
Ruling could change city’s sewer fees: Assessments annulled while North Bend addresses ‘housekeeping issue’
- Dec 31, 2013 at 2:09PM
A court ruled in their favor, but the North Bend property owners who successfully appealed their sewer assessments may have won the issue in principle only. The Washington Court of Appeals annulled the city’s sewer assessments on several parcels of land in North Bend’s Utility Local Improvement District #6 (Tanner ULID) in an Oct. 21 opinion, claiming the city erred in changing the sewer system design without adopting a new ordinance. However, it also stated that the annulment would allow the city to reassess those properties.
- Jan 2, 2014 at 9:34AM
The following stories made the news in the Valley 50 and 25 years ago, as found in the Snoqualmie Valley Record archives: • The winner of Mount Si Village’s recent beard- growing contest is Gary Furulie of Snoqualmie. He and his wife, Kathy, won a night’s stay at the Salidh Lodge, plus dinner and breakfast. The couple will use the occasion to celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary in early February.
- Jan 2, 2014 at 9:44AM
At first, you don’t recognize him. Then you realize that the smiling, bearded man in the red cloak and leopard pelt is actually a younger version of North Bend resident Rudy Edwards. The image of a traditionally costumed Edwards is among the mementos of a two-year sojourn that he and wife Connie spent in the African kingdom of Swaziland in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Those memories were reawakened last month, sparked by the death of South African freedom fighter and statesman Nelson Mandela, at 95.
- Jan 2, 2014 at 9:51AM
On Christmas Eve, police were called to a store in the 400 block of East North Bend Way, where a man reportedly rammed a shopping cart into items inside the store. The man apparently lost his temper after entering the store. Employees cornered him, until police arrived and removed the man, banning him from the store for one year.
- Jan 2, 2014 at 9:31AM
Air Force Reserve Airman First Class Danielle Massengill recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Massengill, daughter of Jill and Scott Massengill of North Bend and a 2011 graduate of Mount Si High School, completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies.
- Jan 3, 2014 at 2:36PM
Valley Center Stage is auditioning actors for its upcoming production "Over the River and Through the Woods" by Joe DiPietro, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7. Billed as "a comedy with a lot of heart," the show has a cast that includes: Nick, a young man; Caitlin, a young woman mid to 20's, early 30's; Frank, Nunzio, Emma and Aida, all grandparents in their 60's or 70's.
- Jan 3, 2014 at 2:34PM
Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce starts the new year with a full slate of activities aimed at educating and linking local business professionals. Events range from planning seminars to bar trivia for young professionals.
- Jan 3, 2014 at 3:08PM
Hard-working water guy Fergus McGrath is North Bend's employee of the year
- Jan 3, 2014 at 3:07PM
Snoqualmie Valley residents can start the new year on a green note by recycling their Christmas trees, rather than throwing them in the garbage. From composting to curbside recycling, locals have a number of ways to dispose of Yule trees in less-wasteful ways. In Snoqualmie, Christmas Tree Pick-Up Service is 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4