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Walk to School Day a success

Mercer Island celebrated International Walk to School Day last Wednesday, Oct. 8 with all three elementary schools participating.The event, which saw participation from hundreds of… Continue reading

Reporter wins WNPA General Excellence Award

The Mercer Island Reporter took first place in the annual Washington Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspaper Contest. The Reporter won in the 5,000 circulation category for issues printed from April 1, 2007 through March 2008.

How Washington state lawmakers voted on Wall Street bailout

Washington state’s three Republican House members, along with a single Democrat, voted no on the $700 billion bailout of financial markets Monday, Sept. 29.

New Mercer Island Reporter Web site

The online version of the Mercer Island Reporter has joined a new extensive Internet network of local community news operated by the paper's parent company, Sound Publishing.

School briefs

The Mercer Island School District will extend its Math Curriculum and Program Review until Friday, Oct. 10. The review, which includes an online survey at, has been going on for several weeks. The district’s goal is to evaluate the current math program based on newly adopted standards, school district and national assessment data, as well as teacher, parent and student survey information. A committee of administrators, teachers and parents will use the information to evaluate the district’s math program. For more information, contact Michael Schiehser, director of instruction and assessment at

Edward Maloof, community champion, dies at 89

Edward E. Maloof of Mercer Island died Sept. 30 at Swedish Hospital with his family at his side. Through his civic involvement, real estate and teaching careers, Mr. Maloof was a key part of Island life for more than 60 years.

Football team loses to No. 1 team in state | Bellevue bounces Mercer Island 45-10

There were no surprises on Friday when the No. 1 football team in the state, Bellevue, ran away with a 45-10 victory over the Islanders.

Island Pictionary tourney a success

Mercer Island students Ben Angel (age 12, IMS) and Samantha “Sam” Angel (age 14, MIHS) hosted the second annual Pictionary Tournament at the Mercer Island Community Center on Sept. 28.

General election: Oct. 4 is the last day to register online

The clock is ticking for Washington residents who haven’t registered to vote in the Nov. 4 general election.

Mercer Island boys water polo takes second at Newberg tournament

The No. 1-ranked Mercer Island High School men’s water polo team took its 5-0 record to Newberg, Ore., losing only to the host team, 9-6, during the finals of the tournament last weekend. The 20th annual event included the best 16 teams from Oregon and Washington.

Dead crow in Kirkland tests positive for West Nile virus

King County officials announced on Tuesday that a dead crow found in Kirkland on Sept. 15 tested positive for West Nile Virus.

Recycling Center’s birthday

The Island’s volunteer-operated recycling center has reduced its hours of operation this winter and is now only open on weekends, including Friday.