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North Bend resident celebrates 90th birthday

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 10:25AM

April 14 was just another day for North Bend resident Catherine "Kay" Kohlruss, who celebrated her 90th birthday this past Friday.

Preston park will beat darkness and rain soon

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 10:25AM

East King County kids from communities such as Preston, Carnation, North Bend, Snoqualmie and Issaquah will now have their own sports park for baseball and soccer.

Local non-profit hosts fund-raiser for schools

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 10:25AM

When former professional football player Hugh Millen and his wife Michele were deciding where to move once they had children, they spent a lot of time thinking about school districts.

Annual kid's fishing derby set for May

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 10:25AM

Mount Si Fish and Game Club will be holding its annual Kid's Trout Derby on May 6th, beginning at daylight. Weighing starts at 10 a.m.

Team hopes to visit Memphis; Switzerland

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 10:25AM

They range in age from 4 to 60, from preschool through retirement, and they all have one thing in common: They can ride a one-wheeled bicycle really well.

Getting buzzed for a boy with cancer

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 10:25AM

Jerry Main, owner of the Main Barber Shop in Snoqualmie, held a fund-raiser recently by giving free hair cuts. The April 8 event was in honor of Cody Thrasher-Ehly, 9, of Snoqualmie. Thrasher-Ehly is currently hospitalized at Seattle's Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center. In February, he was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma, a rare bone cancer, and he completed his first round of chemotherapy in March. Main is cutting Thrasher-Ehly's aunt Helen Galstad's hair. Galstad was one of several people who volunteered to have their hair cut to raise awareness and funds for the Children's Hospital Cancer Unit. Fund-raising donations are still being accepted; make cash donations to any Sno Falls Credit Union in Cody Thrasher-Ehly's name. All funds will go to the cancer unit at the hospital. For more information call, Cindy Pedersen at (425) 256-2245.

A huge "loss"

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 10:25AM

North Bend QFC employee Randy Fleming shows off the size-54 jeans he used to wear before his 116-pound weight loss. Now weighing in at 242 pounds and wearing a size 40, the former boxer said his goal is to hit 230 pounds. Fleming begin his efforts in November 2005, after he was hospitalized in October. Working with a personal trainer and adhering to a strict diet, Fleming continues to watch his calorie intake and exercises daily.

Local business owners heat up over water rates

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 10:25AM

For the city leaders of North Bend, growth means more water and sewer services are needed and to pay for that rate, increases are necessary, said city officials.

WASL experience better than expected

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 10:25AM

In the midst of all the controversy that has surrounded the Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL) each spring since its implementation in the late 1990s, fourth grade Opstad Elementary School student Natalie Korssjoen had a quiet revelation.

Kindergartner reaches goal of $5k

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 10:25AM

On April 4, 5-year-old Julia Crumb met her goal.
The Snoqualmie Elementary School kindergartner raised $5,000, enough to purchase an "ark" of animals through the global nonprofit organization Heifer International.

Getting by with a little help from new friends

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 10:25AM

A few years ago, snow fell inside the home of North Bend resident Josh Johnson.

Different roundabout design, more choices

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 10:25AM

Plans for a teardrop shaped roundabout, scheduled for construction at the intersection of Interstate 90 and state Route 202, has been dropped.

Mount Si grad returns from Middle East

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 10:25AM

Carnation resident Marc Vilsmeyer, typically a reserved man, cannot watch a particular U.S. Army commercial without getting emotional.

Local violinist plays for dedication

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 10:25AM

n celebration and memory of Valley adventurers, Brendon Haggerty, 22, played two songs on his violin Saturday before an audience of about 75 people. He was one of several local musicians and Snoqualmie Tribe drummers who played during the dedication ceremony. The gathering was held at the Olson Home along a bend in the South Fork of the Snoqualmie River. A hand carved wooden park bench and kiosk were being dedicated in memory of Jeff (Jennifer) Olson and Ken Olson. Jennifer died while mountain climbing in the Sierra Mountains in California in 1982. Ken Olson died while ice skating on a remote wilderness lake in Alaska.

Murals grace new fire hall

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 10:24AM

Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson, left, presents Dick Burhans with a plaque honoring him for the murals he painted, which now grace the Snoqualmie Ridge fire station meeting room where city council meetings are held. Burhans painted the murals for the original council chambers in what is now the Planning Department offices. Matt Stone built new frames for the installation after the original paintings were cleaned up and re-stretched by Burhans. A well known artist, Burhans has served on many city committees and is most noted for his efforts to preserve Mount Si from development and dealing with city flooding issues. He and his wife Sally live at the foot of Mount Si.

A partnership between rider and horse

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 10:24AM

About a year ago, experienced equestrian Jen Smith decided to take lessons through the Northwest Natural Horsemanship Center at Patterson Creek Farm in Fall City.

Hospital not happy with Valley Medical direction

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 10:24AM

Snoqualmie Valley Hospital officials said, if the Valley Medical Centers district expansion measure passes on May 16, medical services will be impacted in the Valley, but not critically.

Coyotes make their presence known in the Valley

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 10:24AM

When Patrick Day was in first grade, he saw something that will stay in his mind forever.

Stockton resigns North Bend post

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 10:24AM

After 10 years at North Bend City Hall, Larry Stockton, North Bend city services director, is resigning, effective June 2.

Valley man publishes account about his life in the 1920s through '40s

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 10:24AM

At age 84, Snoqualmie resident Ralph Riley just published his first book, a memoir about his life in the 1920s through the 1940s called "Riley's Journey."

Pillar in business community to close

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 10:24AM

As a child growing up in Santa Barbara, Calif., Valley local Sue Beauvais wanted to be a teacher, but stage fright got in her way.

Fuel price hikes impact schools and government

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 10:24AM

Sky-rocketing fuel costs are pinching local school and government budgets, forcing adjustments in future spending and services.

Acker hears a bee-eautiful buzz

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 10:24AM

About seven years ago, Gary Acker tasted fresh, unprocessed honey for the first time when a client gave him a quart of raw honey from his hives in Carnation.

Valley mother parents to different needs'

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 10:24AM

In winter 2004, Leslie Moon picked up her son Trevor, then 3 years old, from an early intervention program for those with special needs.

After sailing the world, Todd returns to author voyage-adventure book

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 10:24AM

In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue, and in 1993 Richard Todd sailed the same route, too.

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