It is a dismal set of circumstances, one we have heard more than once over the past 20 years. Between April and June of 1994, approximately 800,000 people were killed in the Rwanda genocide, in just 100 days. But a group of Island families doesn’t want people to forget.
The Mizzou Alumni Association (MAA) honored 14 outstanding faculty and alumni on Friday, Nov. 11, at its 44th annual Faculty-Alumni Awards ceremony. Betty Houchin Winfield, Curators’ Professor in the Missouri (MU) School of Journalism, was recognized with the 52nd annual Distinguished Faculty Award.
The Mercer Island City Council is considering passing an ordinance that would fine families for hosting underage drinking here on the Island. If passed, the possible fine for a first offense would be $250. We want to know what you think about this.
Patricia Blix, who has been appointed as interim principal of Mercer Island High School, effective Nov. 4, will meet with high school parents on Nov. 17 at 9:30 a.m., during a PTSA coffee in the library presentation room.
Performances of Youth Theatre Northwest’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’ end Nov. 20. Tickets may be purchased by calling the box office at (206) 232-4145, ext. 109, or online by visiting www.youththeatre.org.
Islander Debbie Bertlin is the newest Mercer Island City Councilmember. Bertlin becomes the second woman on the present Council and the ninth woman to serve on the Council since its inception in 1960.
A woman tried to get 300 tabs of Methadone with a fraudulent prescription at the North end Rite Aid pharmacy at 8:30 p.m., Nov. 2. Two witnesses were present. Store surveillance and the forged prescription were saved for evidence.