‘This one’s for you, Denny’

January 27, 2014

NEW — 2:45 p.m. Jan. 27, 2014

Dennis Yarnell

Dennis Yarnell

Newcastle Shell station owner, and avid Seattle Seahawks fan, Elizabeth Widseth knew this football season was going to be special.

She knew it long before Russell Wilson took the first snap of the season; long before the Hawks earned a 13-3 record; and long before the victorious team boarded its plane to New Jersey.

Widseth knew good things were in store for the Hawks, when she looked at the calendar and noticed that the Super Bowl was on Feb. 2, exactly a year after her husband, popular Newcastle Shell owner Dennis Yarnell died. Read more

Renton Technical College earns national honor

January 27, 2014

NEW — 10:15 a.m. Jan. 27, 2014

The Aspen Institute recognized Renton Technical College as one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges.

The honor comes with a chance to compete for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and $1 million in prize funds.

The prize, awarded every two years, is the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among its community colleges.

“The selection of Renton Technical College by the Aspen Institute shines a spotlight on the exceptional work that RTC’s faculty and staff are doing to support student success,” said Steve Hanson, president at Renton Technical College, in a statement. Read more