October 28, 2010
NEW — 8 a.m. Oct. 28, 2010
About half of Liberty High School students opted to stay home Wednesday — the day a threat had been made against the school.
About 550 students of the 1,166-member student body were absent Wednesday. On a regular school day, between 5 and 10 percent of students are absent.
The unease stemmed from a written threat a school custodian found in a boys’ restroom June 23, after school had let out for the summer.
The writer threatened to bring a gun to school Oct. 27 “and shoot everybody,” police said in describing the pencil-written message.
October 27, 2010
NEW — 6 a.m. Oct. 26, 2010
The Golf Club at Newcastle, 15500 Six Penny Lane, will host the city’s annual town hall meeting from 7-9 p.m. Thursday in the Saint Andrews Ballroom. It will be free to attend.
Citizens are invited to attend and discuss city issues, as the town hall will include an open-microphone question and answer period as well as electronic polling.
October 26, 2010
NEW — 1:30 p.m. Oct. 26, 2010
Members of the Newcastle group Friends Embracing the Canine Heart will meet with a Parks Commission subcommittee at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the City Hall conference room. The meeting is open to the public.
At the meeting, the subcommittee will talk with F.E.T.C.H. about its goals and possible contributions to an off-leash dog park in Newcastle. The subcommittee consists of Chair Andrew Shelton, Vice Chair Koleen Morris, Commissioner Craig Belcher and Commission Craig Petersen.
October 26, 2010
NEW — 10:20 a.m. Oct. 26, 2010
The parents and friends of a missing Maywood Middle School student have asked community members to help bring her home.
Her parents believe Riley Bunch, 12, ran away from her Renton Highlands home Monday. In a postings on Facebook, the family said Riley did not get on her school bus or attend school. The school notified them Riley did not attend.