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V-ball takes league title

The Mercer Island volleyball team officially clinched the 3A KingCo title on Friday with a 3-0 victory against Juanita High School. It was the team’s second consecutive league championship.

Sewer lake line sent back out for bids | Original bids came in near $30M, double initial engineering estimates

The city is now accepting bids for the second time for its multimillion-dollar sewer lake line project that began in 2002.

Flu shots available

The Washington Department of Health has ordered more than 435,000 doses of flu vaccine this year — a record order. For help finding an immunization clinic, call 1-800-322-2588, or go to

Islander jailed on suspicion of defrauding investors

An Island resident and CEO of a local software company was arrested last Tuesday night at his South-end home on West Mercer Way for allegedly cooking the accounting books and defrauding investors of about $50 million.

Sports brief | Dan Simons earns sixth gold

Dan Simons, a freshman at Mercer Island High School, was the high-point winner at the 2008 Washington Games Age Group Seattle Open held at Colman Pool in Seattle.

Godfred achieves Ironman for fourth time

Senior Rachel Godfred has achieved Ironman status for the fourth year in a row as an Islander girls swimmer.

West Mercer Elementary students cross SE 40th St at Homestead Field during International Walk To School Day last Wednesday

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

West Mercer Elementary students cross SE 40th St at Homestead Field during International Walk To School Day last Wednesday

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.

More than 30 children participated in the Pictionary Tournament at the Community Center at Mercerview last month.

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.

More than 30 children participated in the Pictionary Tournament at the Community Center at Mercerview last month.

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.

Student employee Zach Rowe

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.

Student employee Zach Rowe
Island toddlers
Island toddlers