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Memorial Service

November 5, 2013 by Virginia Crumb (Register to contact)

This is Robert, Virginia's husband. I'm sad to announce that Virginia ("Ginger") died of heart disease on August 28.

A memorial service for her will be held at 11 AM on Saturday 11/23, at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, on Mercer Island. All are welcome to attend.

Please forward this notice to anyone you know who might have known Ginger. Thank you.

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Mercer Island Boy Scout Smashes Goal In Eyeglasses Drive  Mercer Island, WA Patch

Mercer Island Scout Smashes Goal - Mercer Island, WA - Daniel Hankes wanted to collect about 100 pairs of eyeglasses for an Eagle Scout project. He ended ...

Mercer Island High School condemns 'Nazi gestures' by students

Mercer Island school officials are investigating social media postings showing high school students 'engaged in inappropriate anti-Semitic conduct.'

Mercer Island HS Ranked Top 10 In Washington  Mercer Island, WA Patch

WA Schools On Elite US News List - Mercer Island, WA - The annual U.S. News & World Report best high school rankings are out. See where schools in your ...

Mercer Island High School's KMIH 88.9 students host 'Day of Unity'  Mercer Island Reporter

The radio station hosts 'Day of Unity' broadcast in wake of insensitive photo.

MIHS seniors shine throughout high school  Mercer Island Reporter

Seniors Grace Z. Zhang and Max Tanzer will be graduating June 11.

Photo circulating of Mercer Island teens giving Nazi salute  Seattle PI

The Mercer Island School District has condemned the actions of two Mercer Island High School students who were photographed giving a Nazi salute.

Mercer Island marching band aids Puerto Rico hurricane recovery

When Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria, the Mercer Island High School marching band stepped up to help a fellow band in need.

Mercer Island HS Marching Band is returning to the Rose Parade

The Mercer Island High School Marching Band is one of the largest in Washington State, with over 300 students. They have participated in London's New Year's ...

Reminder: Mercer Island Boy Scout Needs Your Eyeglasses  Mercer Island, WA Patch

Mercer Island Boy Scout Holding Eyeglass Drive - Mercer Island, WA - The project helps 17-year-old Daniel Hankes earn his Eagle Scout rank, and will benefit ...

Four MIHS alumni to be honored with Pathfinder Awards  Mercer Island Reporter

The awards will be presented at the Breakfast of Champions on April 30.

Mercer Island students help Puerto Rico band get to Rose Parade

Students in the Mercer Island High School band fundraised thousands of dollars to help a band in Puerto Rico that was devastated by a hurricane get to the ...

BETH (ELIZABETH) SCHERZO  Mercer Island Reporter

Beth Scherzo was born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey on August 21, 1966. She passed away with her parents, sister and sons at her bedside at home in Bellevue, ...

Mercer Island School District welcomes new administrators  Mercer Island Reporter

There will be new leadership at the high school, two elementary schools and in the district office.

Mercer Island band travels to Pasadena for Rose Parade  Q13 News Seattle

PASADENA, Calif. -- The Huskies weren't the only ones representing Western Washington in Pasadena this week. The Mercer Island High School Marching ...

MIHS ceramics students host first annual Empty Bowls fundraiser  Mercer Island Reporter

The volunteer community dinner raised over $2000 for the Bread of Life Mission.

This teenage refugee found a new start on Mercer Island

Mohamed Imran fled Myanmar to escape the Rohingya Genocide.

Mercer Island HS Ranked Among Best In WA: U.S. News  Mercer Island, WA Patch

Washington Has 3 U.S. News Best Schools - Mercer Island, WA - U.S. News & World Report released its annual list of best high schools in the country. See how ...

MIHS journalism students sweep up awards at WJEA conference  Mercer Island Reporter

'The Islander' receives awards at WJEA, including adviser of the year.

'Racially insensitive' yearbook photo sparks outrage among MIHS parents  Mercer Island Reporter

Black Student Union president angered that a “white group of people can justify for a black community…and has been question on what is and is not racist.”

MIHS Eagle Scout leads drive to collect eyeglasses for people in need  Mercer Island Reporter

Daniel Hankes is leading a drive to collect eyeglasses to be processed and distributed by the Northwest Lions Club Eyeglasses Recycling Center.

Mercer Island celebrates Women's History Month  Mercer Island Reporter

March is Women's History Month, and Mercer Island celebrated with a proclamation last week, in addition to highlighting groups of female city leaders — Mercer ...

21 graduations set for Kent’s ShoWare Center in June  Kent Reporter

Kentwood, Kentlake, Kentridge, Kent-Meridian on June 15.

MIHS band marches with Puerto Rican band in Tournament of Roses parade  Mercer Island Reporter

MIHS band and BEG band march together in Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif. for New Years.

MI students intern with StandWithUs  Mercer Island Reporter

Israel education nonprofit hopes to educate and combat anti-Semitism and extremism.

Students honored for work on Mercer Island High School's radio station  Mercer Island Reporter

Golden Microphone Awards were given to thirteen student staff of KMIH 889 The Bridge.

President Obama's mom honored at Mercer Island High School

In Above the Fold, Steve Bunin goes under a ferry in Blaine & highlights his alma mater, Mercer Island High School, which honored two graduates - a new ...

Examining hate crimes on the Eastside  Redmond Reporter

The Anti-Defamation League has been tracking hate-fueled crimes and incidents to paint a picture of trends in communities.

HORACE RAND GINN  Mercer Island Reporter

December 4, 1942 - January 27, 2019.

More love: Mercer Island communities join together to share, heal  Mercer Island Reporter

Impacted Jewish cohorts and other gather following more anti-semetic incidents.

Mercer Island High School evacuated after bomb threat; Friday classes canceled  Mercer Island Reporter

All after-school activities and athletics for Dec. 14 and Dec. 15 were also canceled.

Mercer Island High School graduates 328, including 7 valedictorians  Mercer Island Reporter

In its 60th commencement exercises on June 8 at KeyArena, Mercer Island High School ushered 328 graduating seniors into the “real world.”

NATHAN JANOS JONES  Mercer Island Reporter

Nathan Janos Jones, passed away on December 10, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 40 years old.

Mercer Island Schools Foundation fundraiser brings in more than $500000  Mercer Island Reporter

With the help of parents, community representatives, school district staff and alumni, the Mercer Island Schools Foundation raised $500105 at their annual ...

Box CEO and Mercer Island High School friends turned tech dabbling into 'once-in-a-lifetime opportunity'  Seattle Times

Aaron Levie and three friends from Mercer Island High School grew the data storage company Box to more than 1600 employees and customers including ...

Redmond Students Get National Merit Corporate Scholarships  Redmond, WA Patch

Puget Sound Teens Get National Merit Scholarhips - Redmond, WA - See the students from across Puget Sound, including Redmond, who earned scholarships ...

Mercer Island graduating seniors reunite with kindergarten teacher  Mercer Island Reporter

The 2018 graduating class of Mercer Island High School is newsworthy for many reasons. But for former kindergarten teacher Marilyn O'Neill, this group of ...

Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng honors her and President Barack Obama's mother with a scholarship benefitting Seattle students

SEATTLE — Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng, half-sister of President Barack Obama, was recently in Seattle attending a series of events which will benefit girls graduating ...

Mercer Island High School broadcasters receive national awards  Mercer Island Reporter

KMIH 889 The Bridge, the Mercer Island High School student radio station, received eight Golden Microphone awards at the 77th Annual Intercollegiate ...

Mercer Island High School senior is AP-perfect  Mercer Island Reporter

Mercer Island High School teacher Kim Schjelderup said that 95 percent of her students receive a 5 on their Advanced Placement (AP) calculus tests. But an ...

Mercer Island High School seniors awarded community scholarships  Mercer Island Reporter

The 41st annual Mercer Island Community Scholarship Program awards ceremony was held May 23 at Mercer Island High School.

More Snow Coming To Seattle Area, Forecasts Show  Seattle, WA Patch

More Snow Coming To Puget Sound: Forecast - Seattle, WA - See the latest snow forecasts for the rest of the week, school closures for Tuesday, and Patch ...

Mercer Island National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists Announced

Local National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist - Mercer Island, WA - A number of Mercer Island students are semifinalists for National Merit Scholarships, which ...

Mercer Island schools, police discuss implications after bomb threat, evacuation at IMS  Mercer Island Reporter

Students at Islander Middle School were evacuated last week after a bomb threat was reported.

Phone-a-Thon goes all in for Mercer Island kids | Island Forum  Mercer Island Reporter

Ask any global leader, star athlete, trailblazing scientist or successful entrepreneur how they achieved their success, and without a doubt, their answer will ...

Person of Interest: Teddy Fischer, the Mercer Island High School Student Who Scored an Interview with Defense Secretary James Mattis

You saw a photo in the Washington Post with Defense Secretary James Mattis's phone number scrawled on a Post-it note. So you decided to contact him for an ...

Four MIHS students achieve perfect scores in AP Macroeconomics  Mercer Island Reporter

Mercer Island High School is the only school in the world to have four students achieve this.

2 Mercer Island High School Students Win Congressional Award

2 Mercer Island High School Students Win... - Mercer Island, WA - The Mercer Island High School students won Congressional Awards for community *service* ...

Nick Wold appointed as associate principal of MIHS | School briefs  Mercer Island Reporter

Nick Wold appointed as associate principal of Mercer Island High School.

Seattle Squeeze Part 2: Metro Buses Leave Transit Tunnel Forever  Seattle, WA Patch

Seattle Squeeze Part 2: The Buspocalypse - Seattle, WA - Commuters - including drivers - in every city in the region will be affected when buses leave the ...

Mercer Island community hosts 'homecoming' for baseball team  Mercer Island Reporter

The MIHS team can finally play on its home field after the re-opening of Island Crest Park.

Lake Washington High Schools Ranked Best In Nation: U.S. News  Redmond, WA Patch

Washington Has 3 U.S. News Best Schools - Redmond, WA - U.S. News & World Report released its annual list of best high schools in the country. See how ...

Previous Two MIHS sophomores organize coding competition  Mercer Island Reporter

Mercer Island High School sophomores Alan Bi and Chris Elliott independently organized the school's first coding competition on April 1, bringing more than 100 ...

Bellevue Schools Ranked Among Best In Nation: U.S. News  Bellevue, WA Patch

Washington Has 3 U.S. News Best Schools - Bellevue, WA - U.S. News & World Report released its annual list of best high schools in the country. See how ...

MIHS Robotics Club wins regional competition  Mercer Island Reporter

The Mercer Island High School Robotics club was part of the winning alliance at the recent Auburn regional event, qualifying them for districts to be held at ...

Mercer Island School Breaks A Gymnasium Record

MERCER ISLAND, WA - The local school district is reporting that a Mercer Island middle school has broken a record: for the first time, all of the students were ...

Mercer Island inventor's fidget gadget is changing lives

A Mercer Island man who has struggled with attention deficit disorder has created his own fidget toy, aimed at people who may be too distracted by the popular ...

District honors retiring employees for service to Mercer Island  Mercer Island Reporter

The Mercer Island School District honored its 2016-17 retirees at a celebration May 31 in the Mercer Island High School library.

Washington’s National Merit Scholarship semifinalists named; Seattle’s Lakeside tops list  The Seattle Times

Washington's semifinalists, along with 16000 others across the nation, had the highest scores on the 2017 PSAT taken by 1.6 million high school juniors last ...

Local Students Get Congressional Awards From Rep. Adam Smith

Students Get Congressional Medals From Rep. Smith - Mercer Island, WA - Ten students from Mercer Island and Bellevue were given the medals at an event in ...

Islanders enjoy wine, music and more at Art Uncorked  Mercer Island Reporter

One of Mercer Island's signature events returned for its fifth year on Sept. 7.

MIHS selects new associate principal  Mercer Island Reporter

Jenny Foster will join the MIHS administration on July 1.

Body Of Mercer Island Teen Who Died Glissading Recovered

Body Of Teen Who Died Glissading Recovered - Mercer Island, WA - Benjamin Gore, 19, died in a glissading accident June 3 in the Cascades, according to the ...

Mercer Island Rotary announces December students of the month  Mercer Island Reporter

Mercer Island High School seniors Kayla Varney and Sam Rosenstein were the Mercer Island Rotary Club's students of the month for December. MIHS teacher ...

Mercer Island students place at international DECA competition  Mercer Island Reporter

Four members of the Mercer Island High School DECA team placed in the recent International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Anaheim, Calif.

MIHS Band food drive collects over 6 tons of items  Mercer Island Reporter

Mercer Island High School Band students collected more than six tons, or 12300 pounds of food, and donations on behalf of the Mercer Island Youth and Family ...

Mercer Island Teen Who Died In Cascades Hiking Accident Identified

Mercer Island Teen Dead In Hiking Accident - Mercer Island, WA - The 19-year-old from Mercer Island died after a glissading accident north of Cle Elum over the ...

Mercer Island student gets perfect score on 2 AP tests

Adam Tucker did something his teacher has never seen before in her 20+ career at Mercer Island High School.

Washington's best public high schools ranked  KOMO News

SEATTLE – With classes starting up again in less than a month, what better way to ring in the school year than knowing what the best public high schools are in ...

Meet the candidates for Mercer Island School Board Position 4  Mercer Island Reporter

Deborah Schneider Lurie, Diana Lein and Linhui Hao — the three candidates in the Aug. 1 primary election for Mercer Island School Board, Director Position 4 ...

Mercer Island Resident Sheryl Whitney Appointed to Harborview Medical Center Board of Trustees  King County

The Metropolitan King County Council unanimously approved Councilmember Claudia Balducci's motion to appoint former Deputy King County Executive and ...

Mercer Island grad launches business to pay for Mount Everest summit  Mercer Island Reporter

Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world and can cost as much as $90000 to climb.

Mercer Island teen rocks AND runs the airwaves

SEATTLE -- There's a local radio station that's garnering fans from across the country, just under a week since it re-launched. KMIH 88.9 FM The Bridge features ...

CHRISTOPHER J. NORTON  Mercer Island Reporter

Christopher J. Norton of Bellevue, WA passed away at 5pm on May 3, 2018 after a ten year battle with multiple myeloma.

Jeff Zenisek, former CWU football coach, accepts position as head coach for Ellensburg football  Daily Record-News

Jeff Zenisek is a familiar name in Ellensburg. A former football player at Central Washington University in the early 1980s who later returned as a coach and ...

Mercer Island HS sports talk phenom disappointed about Edgar tally

Max Tanzer, has an outlet for venting. He has his own sports talk show on Mercer Island High School's award-winning FM radio station.

Mercer Island Rotary announces January students of the month  Mercer Island Reporter

Arwa Mokdad and Jamling Sherpa recognized for leadership.

Student and STEM-focused members retire from Mercer Island School Board  Mercer Island Reporter

Adair Dingle and Dave Myerson served for a combined 20 years.

Seattle Holiday Events Calendar 2018  Seattle Weekly

Make the most of the season with 100+ regional festivals, concerts, stage shows, and more.

PAIGE PHYLLIS KING  Mercer Island Reporter

Paige passed away February 8, 2017 of heart failure. She was born at Stanford University Hospital, Palo Alto, CA. Although from a young age, spent the ...

Memorial service for Will Taylor is Saturday  Mercer Island Reporter

William David Taylor, 21, of Mercer Island, died March 4 in Santa Clara.

‘Hometown Hero’ fights cancer with community support  Bothell-Kenmore Reporter

Kirk Robinson's Facebook feed is full of uplifting *content*: photos of his firefighting career, videos of his two boys skateboarding and boating, inspirational news ...

Mercer Island proclaims March as Women's History Month  Mercer Island Reporter

The proclamation also recognizes International Women's Day on March 8.

Mercer Island biotechnology students earn awards at Student Bio Expo  Mercer Island Reporter

Mercer Island High School biotechnology students earned several awards for their outstanding entries in the Student Bio Expo sponsored by the Northwest ...

Teens in Fred Hutch program aspire to be scientists, doctors  The Daily Herald

Snohomish County students are among the 32 admitted to the Pathway Research Explorer Program.

Mercer Island School Board swears in new members, reorganizes for 2018  Mercer Island Reporter

Board says goodbye to Dave Myerson, Adair Dingle and hello to Brian Giannini Upton, Deborah Lurie.

Local band in the Rose Bowl Parade

In Above the Fold, Steve Bunin profiles a political scandal in Kent and his alma mater, Mercer Island High School, whose band will play in the Rose Bowl parade ...

Next Renowned Dance for PD program comes to Mercer Island  Mercer Island Reporter

For people with Parkinson's disease (PD), the effort to initiate movement can be difficult, even “superhuman,” said Islander Marsha Karr.


June 7, 1927 - September 24, 2017.

MADELINE “MADDY” SANBORN  Mercer Island Reporter

Madeline “Maddy” Marie Sanborn, age 30, of Mercer Island, passed away suddenly on February 15, 2017.

King County Green Schools Program recognizes 83 schools, two districts for resource conservation  King County

The King County Green Schools Program helps schools and school districts engage students and employees in learning about and practicing resource ...

No E. coli found in Mercer Island today, but boil-water advisory remains  Q13 FOX

MERCER ISLAND -- The latest test results on Mercer Island water turned up negative for bacteria, city officials said Friday, but an expansive boil water advisory ...

Retiring superintendent Gary Plano leaves lasting legacy in Mercer Island  Mercer Island Reporter

Mercer Island schools have changed a lot in the 10-year tenure of Superintendent Dr. Gary Plano. While addressing issues in a rapidly growing and increasingly ...

Community investors to purchase, preserve Mercer Island's historic Roanoke Inn  Mercer Island Reporter

The Roanoke Inn, a community institution on Mercer Island for more than 102 years, will be preserved for years to come under a new ownership structure.

Best High Schools In Washington 2017: U.S. News And World Report

Best High Schools In Washington 2017 - Seattle, WA - The annual list is out and 54 Washington state schools rank among the best in the U.S. Find out which ...

4 Washington high schools rank among top 150 in U.S.

Four Washington state high schools have been ranked among the top 150 high schools in the country according to US News & World Report.

Island student honored for collecting toys in memory of friend with cancer  Mercer Island Reporter

Incoming Mercer Island High School freshman Tegan Yuasa, a member of the Seattle Buddhist Church Troop 252 in Seattle, was honored June 11 as a Boy ...

Mercer Island teams qualify for Destination Imagination global finals  Mercer Island Reporter

Three Mercer Island teams have qualified for the global Destination Imagination event with their first place results in the state competition held this month in East ...

JAMEY RAYMOND HIBBERT  Mercer Island Reporter

Jamey Raymond Hibbert passed away September 3, 2016 holding the hands of her four sons on Mercer Island. She was born October 1, 1959 in Seattle, ...

Mercer Island revises Island Crest Park project; will turf north outfield  Mercer Island Reporter

After bids for a project to install new turf and lights on the south field at Island Crest Park came in much higher than expected, the Mercer Island City Council ...

Mayor proclaims April 22 Earth Day in Mercer Island  Mercer Island Reporter

Island residents are invited to the April 14 sustainability fair to celebrate.

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