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Teams from seven local retirement homes gathered in their uniforms in the cafeteria of Renton Senior Activity Center Monday for a rousing baseball tournament. But although they were playing indoors, there wasn’t any danger of broken windows. It was beanbag baseball, so instead of bats and balls, the seniors tossed beanbags at a plywood target painted with a picture of a catcher.
Senior Services’ Transportation Program, which provides an essential service to senior citizens by arranging transportation to medical appointments, needs more volunteer drivers.
The King County Council has approved the nine members of a committee that will review procedures and costs of building and land-use permit fees charged by the County. The Technical Advisory Committee was created in November 2007 to make the county’s land-use permitting rules more transparent and fair. The county’s land-use agency, the Department of Development and Environmental Services, is based in Renton.
Grover Shegrud of Lynnwood couldn't stay away Thursday from a home he designed and built for his family in 1966. In December, the family held what likely was their last Christmas in the house. It was. On Thursday, the Renton Fire Department burned it to the ground.
Knotweed is a highly invasive plant that takes over riverside habitats. That’s why King County is working with landowners and agencies to weed it out. With help from state and federal funding, the cooperation and support of many landowners and public land managers the King County Noxious Weed Program is leading an effort to control this fast-spreading weed.
Harborview Medical Center has opened its new inpatient building, named in honor of the late Norm Maleng, the King County prosecutor for almost 30 years.
The City of Renton recently appointed Iwen Wang as the new Finance and Information Services department administrator.
This year’s senior class is the first required to pass the reading and writing portions of the Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL) in order to graduate.
About 300 emergency preparedness kits were assembled last Thursday by about 140 volunteers at an event sponsored by the Highlands Community Association. The kits will go to senior citizens and the disabled in Renton so they have a better chance of surviving an disaster or other emergency. The original goal was to assemble about 200 kits.
Barbara “Barb” O’Keefe, 85, of Renton, died May 24, 2008, in Renton. She was born April 16, 1923, in Burlington, Iowa.
Starting Monday, crews will begin installing the new culvert that will carry Thunder Hills Creek underneath Interstate 405 near Benson Road in Renton.Last December’s rain… Continue reading
More than 100 Italian families celebrated their ancestry at Renton’s Philip Arnold Park Saturday. The gathering included food and music — both Italian, of course.
Sangeeta Naidu-Prasad’s father was her best friend. She and Permal Naidu went shopping and fishing and attended air shows together.
Susan Richards was recently named executive director for Communities In Schools of Washington State. Richards will leave her post at Communities In Schools of Renton, where she has served as executive director for 14 years.
• Lindbergh High School senior Stephen Root has been awarded the Washington Association of Diversified Occupations Teachers scholarship and the Renton Educational Support Professionals scholarship. Root will study engineering at Washington State University.
McKnight Middle School eighth-grader Samuel Shank has been named one of Washington state’s brightest scholars by the Washington Search for Young Scholars program, sponsored by the University of Washington (UW).
Renton student Kaia Bjarke was recently honored at a statewide awards ceremony for gifted children held by The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth.
The final construction project funded by a Renton School District 2003 bond will kick off on the last day of school, this Friday.
The Renton Fire and Emergency Services Department is conducting a special training exercise for firefighters next week, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, that will include… Continue reading