Heritage Corner:

In honor of the upcoming Strawberry Festival (June 28-29 at Crossroads Park), all of the Heritage Corners this month will be devoted to the Festival’s history.

  • Jun 20, 2008

Five graduate from Gonzaga

Five area students have graduated from Gonzaga University in Spokane.

  • Jun 20, 2008

Forty-eight graduate from Forest Ridge

Forty-eight students graduated from Forest Ridge Convent of the Sacred Heart on Tuesday, June 10 at St. Madeleine Sophie Church in Bellevue.

  • Jun 20, 2008

48 graduate from International School

Forty-eight students graduated from Bellevue’s International School on Monday, June 16. The event was held in the school’s gymnasium.

  • Jun 20, 2008

In Service

Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Jeffrey R. Northey, son of Robert Northey of Bellevue, recently graduated from the United States Naval Academy and was commissioned as an officer in the United States Marine Corps.

  • Jun 20, 2008

Two on Montana State honor roll

John Davies and Keith Smith, both of Bellevue, have been named to the 2008 spring semester honor roll at Montana State University.

  • Jun 20, 2008

Police Blotter

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  • Jun 20, 2008

St. Louise students help home fire victims

The St. Louise School 7th and 8th Grade Leadership Class presented a “gift from the heart” to parishioners and former school parents, John and Shelia Croasdill last week.

  • Jun 20, 2008

Six indicted for mortgage fraud

Six people, including a Bellevue man, were indicted by a Federal Grand Jury in Seattle on Wednesday for Conspiracy and Wire Fraud in connection with an estimated $8.5 million mortgage fraud scheme conducted in 2004 and 2005. Those indicted include a lawyer (since disbarred), a former bank loan officer and a mortgage broker, as well as the owner of shell companies involved in “flipping” dozens of properties as part of the fraud.

  • Jun 20, 2008

Metro signing up vanpoolers

Bus ridership isn’t the only transportation option setting records in King County these days. Metro Transit is also seeing a big jump in vanpool and vanshare participation.

  • Jun 20, 2008

Bellevue found fully responsive to public records requests

A recent audit of public records requests of Washington’s 30 largest cities, counties and state agencies found Bellevue to be fully responsive and already performing in a manner consistent with many recommended best practices.

  • Jun 20, 2008

Senator shows kids how to Move It

Legislators representing Western Washington once again took the steps needed to win the Move It walking challenge presented by Regence Blueshield. Bellevue Sen. Rodney Tom (48th District) walked away with the bronze medal, taking third place for logging 315,201 steps over a six-week period.

Car burns on Evergreen Point Road

A rental car, apparently lost in the area, was traveling northbound in the 3600 block of Evergreen Point Road when it veered off the roadway and struck a large rock, Medina police report. The accident occurred at about 2:20 a.m. on Thursday, June 19.

  • Jun 20, 2008

Two join park board

The City Council appointed two new members to the city’s Parks and Community Services Board.

  • Jun 20, 2008

Four make history as they graduate from BCC

Four graduates of the nation’s first degree program for students with developmental disabilities made history June 13 during the Bellevue Community College commencement ceremony.

Meeting set on 520 bridge progress

The Washington State Department of Transportation will share the latest plans for the SR 520 bridge replacement with the public at an open house next week in Bellevue.

  • Jun 19, 2008

What King County’s budget crisis means to us

Last week, the King County Executive, along with the Sheriff, Prosecuting Attorney, and judges from around the county, revealed that King County is facing a budget crisis of great magnitude. This year alone, we may have to cut $20 million from the $660 million general fund. An additional deficit between $40 million and $70 million is predicted in 2009.

  • Jun 18, 2008

Governor honors Bellevue-based manager for outstanding leadership

A Washington state employee in Bellevue is among 26 state government managers honored for their leadership skills this year by Gov. Chris Gregoire.

  • Jun 17, 2008

Seattle suicide prevention walk set for June 21-22

Jasmine Hentz’ aunt never talked about it. Yet she had been sick for a long time and nobody knew - until Hentz’ family found her aunt’s journals after she died. After pouring through her writings, Hentz discovered that her aunt had been depressed and needed help. “She slowly committed suicide with alcohol,” Hentz said, adding that her aunt died of liver failure. “Life was just very hard for her and my family didn’t know.” The Bellevue resident, who struggles with depression herself, hopes her participation in the national “Out of the Darkness” overnight walk this weekend will help others ask for help without shame when they need it.

  • Jun 17, 2008