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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
- Jan 3, 2014 at 3:06PM
Air Force Airman Jared N. Basham graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Basham earned distinction as an honor graduate. He is the son of Charles Basham of Oroville, Calif., and Sheryl Elliott of North Bend, Wash.
- Jan 6, 2014 at 10:38AM
Two Mount Si wrestlers defeated all comers in their classes in the Best of the West tournament, held Friday and Saturday, Dec. 20 and 21, at Pasco High School. Eli Clure pinned two opponents and won a majority decision over a third before beating West Salem's Jeb Powell in the 120-pound class for the championship.
- Jan 6, 2014 at 10:34AM
Lynn Dean Acton of North Bend died Tuesday, Dec. 24. He was born March 15, 1940, in Snohomish, Wash., graduated from Sultan High School, and worked as an auto mechanic at Loveland Chevrolet in North Bend for 33 years.
- Jan 6, 2014 at 10:24AM
Friends of Youth has recently added two new members, Joan McBride and Vincent Hayes to its Board of Directors. McBride just ended her term as Mayor of Kirkland in December. She was a founding member of the Eastside Human Services Forum and is a former Friends of Youth employee. Hayes, a Renton resident, is a graduate of Friends of Youth’s Griffin Home program who went on to earn a master’s degree in social work.
- Jan 6, 2014 at 10:44AM
The Sno-Valley Indoor Playground hosts its annual Snoqualmie Valley Preschool Education and Enrichment Fair, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Mount Si High School Commons. The free event introduces Valley families to preschools, enrichment programs, day care facilities, and other services for children from birth to five years old.
- Jan 7, 2014 at 3:06PM
Words cannot express the overwhelming gratitude we feel for the hundreds of people who reached out with love, support, help and wrapped their arms around our family, and Ron Swanson’s entire family (following his death).
- Jan 7, 2014 at 3:14PM
At next week’s Snoqualmie City Council meeting, the council will consider a proposal to hire a Canadian design firm for a new riverwalk master plan. The city would pay Brent Harley and Associates about $60,000 to create a detailed plan for shoreline access, restoration and enhancement along the Snoqualmie River.
- Jan 7, 2014 at 3:09PM
Mount Si alum and North Bend native Nikki Stanton, now playing soccer at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Conn., has achieved a major college honor. Stanton was named to the National Soccer Coaches Associate of America All-Northeast Region First Team, announced by the organization in December.
Snoqualmie Valley Hospital politics heat up over board seat, future; Supporters, staff say mission must continue
- Jan 7, 2014 at 3:19PM
Both critics and supporters of Public Hospital District 4 are watching its board closely this winter, as the district’s commission transitions to a new era and brings on a new board member. The Snoqualmie City Hall meeting room was filled to occupancy on Thursday, Jan. 2, as more than 100 employees, patients and concerned citizens weighed in on the politics surrounding the change of seats on the commission.
Down under, right here: Mount Si boys basketball team meets scrappy Australian touring team, on and off the court
- Jan 8, 2014 at 3:42PM
Basketball players from two different countries hung out together, learned about each other, and then played a game and left it all on the court. The Mount Si boys varsity team came away with a lopsided win on the scoreboard last Friday afternoon, Jan. 3. But points weren’t really the point in the Wildcats’ exhibition match against NPire, an Australian team that drew boys together from cities down under, mainly Melbourne and Canberra.