Liberty playoff bound; Hazen looks to ’09

November 4, 2008

Isaiah Fullerton-Talley (20), Hazen sophomore defensive back, gets a facemask grab in the second quarter from Liberty senior running back Joseph Yea, in their Oct. 10 football game. Photo by Greg FarrarIsaiah Fullerton-Talley (20), Hazen sophomore defensive back, gets a facemask grab in the second quarter from Liberty senior running back Joseph Yea, in their Oct. 10 football game. Photo by Greg Farrar

Six weeks ago, Hazen was atop the Seamount League standings with a perfect 3-0 record, while Liberty was unbeaten in KingCo 3A action with Read more

Runner goes the added distance in ultramarathons

November 4, 2008

Seng-Lai ‘Thomas’ Tan is all smiles as he competes in the Sept. 28 Vermont 50-mile Ultra Run.Seng-Lai ‘Thomas’ Tan is all smiles as he competes in the Sept. 28 Vermont 50-mile Ultra Run.

Three years ago, Seng-Lai “Thomas” Tan hated running. He’d jog a short distance, run out of breath and call it quits. But there is no quit in him today.

The Newcastle resident has run the New York and Boston marathons. If running 26 miles was not enough, Tan is now competing in ultramarathons of 50 miles.

On Sept. 28, he competed in the Vermont 50-mile Ultra Run. The course is challenging, alternating between gravel, dirt roads and a nearly 9,000-foot vertical climb.

If that were not enough, Tan was stung three times Read more

Diamond Awards to honor top citizens

November 4, 2008

Diamond Award recipients from last year were (front, from left) Brenda Engleman, Julia Morasch and Robin Wood; (middle, from left) Garry Kampen, Julie Varon and Ben Varon; and (back, from left) Kevin Merchant and Alex Bell.   Diamond Award recipients from last year were (front, from left) Brenda Engleman, Julia Morasch and Robin Wood; (middle, from left) Garry Kampen, Julie Varon and Ben Varon; and (back, from left) Kevin Merchant and Alex Bell.

A record number of nominees were received for this year’s Diamond Awards, sponsored by the Newcastle Chamber of Commerce. The ceremony is from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Nov. 12 in the St. Andrews

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Letters to the editor

November 4, 2008

Kudos to candidate forum sponsors

More than 100 people from Newcastle were treated to coffee and muffins, a fall view and a lineup of regional, state and national candidates including a congressman and former governor. 

Chamber members Becky Hill, Nick Sooy and Rob Read more

Calendar

November 4, 2008

Classes 

The Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn offers dance classes at 11820 150th Ave. S.E., Renton. Go to www.learn2dance4fun.com. 

Walk for Life is a free, ongoing program to exercise safely Read more

Officer honored with award

November 4, 2008

Jerry Gilley intervened in domestic violence incident 

Jerry ‘Jay’ Gilley (right), Newcastle police officer, looks at his Norm Maleng Outstanding Law Enforcement Award with Newcastle police chief Melinda Irvine (middle) and police chaplain Pat Tosch Oct. 3 after the Seattle City Hall Plaza ceremony. Photo by Greg Farrar.

Jerry ‘Jay’ Gilley (right), Newcastle police officer, looks at his Norm Maleng Outstanding Law Enforcement Award with Newcastle police chief Melinda Irvine (middle) and police chaplain Pat Tosch Oct. 3 after the Seattle City Hall Plaza ceremony. Photo by Greg Farrar.

A simple clerical error, a misspelled name, caused a Newcastle woman to Read more

Tax hikes could fix budget shortfall

November 4, 2008

Laying off a building department employee, leaving an unfilled position vacant, and possibly implementing a 4 percent utility tax or a property tax levy lid

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Renton man charged with theft of 138 campaign yard signs

November 4, 2008

Prosecutors are recommending misdemeanor charges be filed against a 43-year-old Renton man for stealing 138 campaign yard signs, King County Sheriff’s Office Spokesman

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City discusses sports park options at meeting

November 4, 2008

Plans for a new sports park in Newcastle show fields for soccer, softball and lacrosse or baseball.   

 

 

 

Plans for a new sports park in Newcastle show fields for soccer, softball and lacrosse or baseball.

Soccer, lacrosse and softball enthusiasts will have several fields to play on in the proposed regional sports park in southwest Newcastle.

Landscape architect Ed MacLeod gave a presentation of the preferred site design among four alternatives at an Oct. 6 meeting at City Hall. Each featured a smaller grass field in the southwest corner of the park and two synthetic turf fields. Alternative D was selected, because it maximized the number of athletic fields. The two synthetic turf fields could be configured to

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Schools foundation raises $323,000

November 4, 2008

Community members donated $323,000 to the Issaquah Schools Foundation at its

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