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Parents up in arms over unified Islander booster club proposal

  • Jan 27, 2009 at 4:49PM

A number of parents gathered to discuss the proposal of a unified Mercer Island High School booster club on Jan. 15, with Title IX education equity consultant Linda Mangle leading the discussion. Yet Mangle did not get far in her presentation before parents jumped in to challenge her point.

Mercer Island Rotary run registration is open now

  • Jan 27, 2009 at 4:48PM

Registration is now open for the annual Mercer Island Rotary Run Half Marathon, to benefit colon cancer research and early detection.

District rethinks need for leased space

  • Jan 27, 2009 at 4:48PM

Superintendent Gary Plano has reconsidered his “preliminary indication” that the School District would need to recapture the North Mercer campus, thereby evicting Pixie Hill Preschool and Little Acorn Day School from the premises. As of Jan. 20, the MISD superintendent maintains that “there is a very strong likelihood — over 90 percent — that we will no longer need the North Mercer space.”

More chances to hear about Sound Transit East Link EIS

  • Jan 27, 2009 at 4:48PM

Islanders who were unable to attend the Sound Transit open house on Jan. 27 on Mercer Island have a couple more chances to find out more about the project.

TV’s soon to be ex-bachelor will stay on Eastside

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 12:47PM

Jason Mesnick has been asked about heartache before.

On the Crest of Comedy | MIHS grads bring Island school into New York limelight

  • Jan 13, 2009 at 2:19PM

Mercer Island High School graduates Alex Ricciardi and Adam Goodman have brought a piece of their past to the big screen.

Mercer Island girls beat Mount Si 70-60

  • Jan 21, 2009 at 9:00PM updated Jan 22, 2009 at 2:02PM

Mercer Island: Reliable power to south end could require slashing a few trees

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 11:00AM updated Jan 22, 2009 at 12:04PM

The Mercer Island City Council will once again discuss a Puget Sound Energy (PSE) plan to bury electricity distribution lines along S.E. 68th Street, thereby reducing the length of power outages on the South end.

Mercer Island Community Calendar | Jan. 21

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 1:00PM updated Jan 21, 2009 at 4:26PM

Island Books Readings: “Peace Corpse,” Charles B. Neff, 7 p.m., Jan. 21. “Edges of Bounty: Adventures in the Edible Valley,” William Emery and Scott Squire: 7 p.m., Jan. 28. 3014 78th Ave. S.E. 232-6920.

Mercer Island wrestling remains unbeaten in league

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 11:00AM updated Jan 21, 2009 at 9:18AM

The Mercer Island wrestling team will have a big meet on Jan. 29 when they take on Inglemoor and Woodinville at Bothell High School. The meet could determine the regular season 3A KingCo champion, but all involved have to get there undefeated — including the Islanders.

Youth comes alive for boys against Liberty

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 4:09PM

The learning curve for the Mercer Island boys basketball team this season has been sharp. Only three players had varsity experience entering this season and even their minutes were limited last year. But the rise of the underclassmen and the leadership provided by those with experience has led the Islanders to a 4-1 in-league record, and the team is still in the race for the KingCo title. That education for the young players continued on Friday when Mercer Island beat Liberty, 58-38, to take sole possession of second place in the division.

Climbing the Seven Summits | A.C. Sherpa sets his sights on humanitarian aid

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 4:07PM

Summiting the world’s highest mountains on each of the seven continents is more than just another goal for Ang Chhiring Sherpa, of Mercer Island. It is the means to his greatest ambition: helping his native Nepalese people, one-third of whom live below the poverty line.

Six vie for King County elections director job

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 3:46PM

Six candidates for King County elections director squared off in a debate on Thursday, vying for the right to head a department historically plagued by mistakes.

2001 MIHS grad Austin is Navy pilot

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 3:45PM

Michael Austin, a 2001 Mercer Island High School graduate, recently completed Navy pilot training and earned his wings of gold on Dec. 19, 2008.

Islander girls kick Patriots with Shin | Sophomore scores 14 third-quarter points, four consecutive three-pointers

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 3:26PM

Mercer Island sophomore Jae Shin has been known to get the hot hand on the basketball court. But the fact that she didn’t melt the basketball during the third quarter of the Islanders’ 65-58 victory against Liberty might have been the most shocking part of the night.

Unfinished Idaho ski resort offers prime terrain

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 2:14PM

While many in our state were recently consumed with watching the rain fall and the rivers flood, I was able to escape for a few days to the mountains of Idaho. Now, when I tell you that, I’ll bet you are thinking my destination was Sun Valley or maybe Schweitzer, but only if you guessed Tamarack and Brundage would you be correct.

Safety and sledding

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 1:53PM

In response to the article titled “Sledders and plow conflict,” Dec. 31, 2008. First of all, we are all thankful that the 6-year-old was not injured — this must have been a scary experience for this child.

Excellent band deserves a new look

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 1:52PM

Anytime you find excellence in your community, it should be celebrated and supported. For years, the music program in the Mercer Island schools has been a model of what a school music program should be.

Holiday Greetings

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 1:51PM

I have just reviewed the Dec. 24, 2008 edition of your paper. I have always appreciated the forum that you provide for the city’s youngsters to display their artwork and “get published.”

Editorial | Having our (final) say

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 1:51PM

Islanders have just two more chances to have their say about light rail coming to I-90, Mercer Island and beyond. The first is to comment on the Sound Transit East Link Draft Environmental Impact Statement released last month. The Draft EIS is to inform the public and decision-makers about the project’s benefits and impacts prior to identifying a preferred alternative for the multi-billion dollar project. It is available in hard copy at the library, on line or by calling for a free CD, mailed without charge to your home (go to We say, pour a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, load it up on your computer and take a look. Comments are due by Feb. 25.

School briefs

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 1:43PM

Two make-up snow days have been scheduled for Friday, March 13, and Friday, May 22. These were previously noted on the Mercer Island School District calendar as “built-in snow days.” Both Fridays will now become regular school days. In total, Island students were out of school for three days due to the recent snow storm. But because the school calendar is a mandatory subject of bargaining, the district will discuss with the MIEA how to make up the third school closure day.

IMS wrestling takes titles | Completes season undefeated, eight individual champs

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 1:40PM

The IMS Gators completed a perfect season at 7-0 by defeating Maywood, 81-18, on Jan. 9, and Beaver Lake, 54-39, on Jan. 7. The wins gave Islander Middle School the 2009 Foothills League Title. The team went on to take the Foothills tournament title, with eight individual champions.

This Week on Mercer Island

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 1:39PM

The Sound Transit East Link Draft EIS provides information on the proposed development of light rail service for the Eastside. The draft is available for review and comments are being accepted through Feb. 25. Sound Transit will also hold a public hearing in Mercer Island on Tuesday, Jan. 27, with an open house from 4 to 7 p.m., the public hearing starts at 5 p.m. at the Community Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street.

News briefs

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 1:36PM

The Municipal League of King County has rated Sherril Huff and David Irons as “outstanding” candidates for the position of King County elections director.

Take a break from the dreary, gray days of winter and

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 12:47PM

Take a break from the dreary, gray days of winter and sail away to Jamaica with the Mercer Island High School production of “Wild Oats of the Caribbean.”

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