Reporter Staff

Six Mercer Island students selected as Presidential Scholar candidates

The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars and the U.S. Department of Education have selected five current and one former Mercer Island High School students as candidates for the Presidential Scholars program.

Mercer Island band students excel at Eastshore solo and ensemble contest

It was a banner day full of outstanding performances for Mercer Island band students at the Eastshore Music League’s Solo and Ensemble Contest at Bellevue College.

West Mercer presents ‘Beauty and the Beast Jr.’

West Mercer Elementary will present “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” at 7 p.m. Feb. 4-5 in the West Mercer gym.

MIPD tracks down mail thieves

Two suspects who allegedly stole a car and mail were arrested with the help of Bellevue K9 units.

No injuries in structure fire on 88th Avenue

Home was safely evacuated after fire caused by electrical failure.

Consulting firm endorses MICA operating plan

The plan projects an annual revenue of $543,000 and expenses of $866,000.

United Way free tax sites open at 24 King County sites

United Way tax preparation is free for anyone making under $62,000 and will run through April 21.

Cartoon of the Week | Kicking the Can

Frank Shiers Jr.'s editorial comic, week of Jan. 27, 2016.

New doctor joins Mercer Island Pediatrics

Ten-year Island resident to work with five other board-certified pediatricians.

Island business community to weigh in on Town Center changes

Next Chamber lunch on Feb. 4 will feature a panel of economic and design experts.

Mercer Island topples Liberty | Prep wrestling

The Mercer Island wrestling team defeated the Liberty Patriots 45-36 Thursday, Jan. 21 at Liberty High School. With the win, the Islanders improved their 2A/3A KingCo league record to 5-0.

MISD board special meeting, retreat next week | School briefs

The Mercer Island school board will hold a linkage session with board members from the Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Mercer Island at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26 in the Mercer Island School District administrative building’s board room.

Nominate an alum for Pathfinder award | School news

District seeking nominations for new alumni award; late start may pose need for bus drivers; school district to ban hoverboards.

Cartoon of the Week | Temporarily Out

Frank Shiers Jr.'s editorial comic, week of Jan. 20, 2016.

Town Center hearing set for tomorrow, Jan. 20

Public will have a chance to weigh in at upcoming meetings.

Islanders in the news

Rob Spitzer named president of King County Library board; Wendy Spektor elected president of dental fraternity; Paul Allen purchases another Island home.

Local author shares writing tips with Island students

Children's author and illustrator Paul Owen Lewis gave presentations on writing books at each of Mercer Island's elementary schools.

Community Calendar | MIPA Preschool Fair this Saturday

Community events happening around Mercer Island in the coming week and beyond.

Free Throws for MS this Saturday at SJCC | Community briefs

Islander David Schiller will hold his fourth annual fundraiser for multiple sclerosis awareness.

Mercer Island improves to 4-0 in KingCo | Prep wrestling

Islanders win double-dual meet against Lake Washington, Sammamish.