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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
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.
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.
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.
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 www.surveymonkey.com, 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 Michael_Schiehser@misd.wednet.edu.
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.
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.
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.
The clock is ticking for Washington residents who haven’t registered to vote in the Nov. 4 general election.
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.
King County officials announced on Tuesday that a dead crow found in Kirkland on Sept. 15 tested positive for West Nile Virus.
The Island’s volunteer-operated recycling center has reduced its hours of operation this winter and is now only open on weekends, including Friday.