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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.

Mercer Island High School News From Around The Web

WHS Boasts Highest College Enrollment Rate in State for 2015

August 16, 2017 by Waitsburgtimes (subscription)

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg High School earned a well-deserved nod of recognition in an Aug. 10 article in The Seattle Times. The article, titled 'Fewer Washington students who go to college need to take remedial courses,' says that the state's highest ...

LaFontaine named new regional publisher of Mercer Island Reporter

August 15, 2017 by Mercer Island Reporter (subscription)

Mercer Island Reporter (subscription)Bringing his longtime passion for community journalism and digital savvy, Eric LaFontaine was recently named the new regional publisher of Sound Publishing's Eastside news group, which includes the Mercer Island Reporter. The group also ... A Richland ...


August 14, 2017 by Mercer Island Reporter (subscription)

Mercer Island Reporter (subscription)... 88, long time resident of Mercer Island, Washington passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Covenant Shores Retirement Community. Dick was born March 9, 1929 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to F. LeRoy and Edythe Martin. As a junior in high school, ...


August 11, 2017 by Mercer Island Reporter (subscription)

Mercer Island Reporter (subscription)Gerry graduated from Fife High School in 1939. She had ... Gerry was married thirty eight years to Ed Fletcher of Mercer Island. ... A graveside service w​ill be held at the Sumner Cemetery at noon on August 17th at 12324 Valley Ave E, Puyallup, WA 98372.

There's good history, and not-so-good history

August 11, 2017 by Newsday

NewsdayIn June, Teddy Fischer, a reporter for a high school newspaper in Mercer Island, Washington, scored an interview with Defense Secretary James Mattis. During that interview, Mattis remarked that, no matter what you want to do, “I don't think you can go ...

Nick Wold appointed as associate principal of MIHS | School briefs

August 9, 2017 by Mercer Island Reporter (subscription)

Mercer Island Reporter (subscription)Nick Wold has been appointed as associate principal and athletic director at Mercer Island High School. Wold comes to ... The Mercer Island School District has received a clean inspection of its buses from the Washington State Patrol. “After reviewing ...

Mercer Island Rated One Of Top 10 Districts In Washington State

August 7, 2017 by

Patch.comThe 2018 rankings released this month rank elementary, middle and high schools as well as school districts. According to Niche, Bellevue is the best school district in the state, followed closely by Eastside rivals Lake Washington, Mercer Island, and ...


August 4, 2017 by Mercer Island Reporter (subscription)

Mercer Island Reporter (subscription)After a brief stint in the army and a couple of years in law school, he settled into the insurance business, traveling all over Washington state, living in Spokane for a short time before returning to Mercer Island with his family to reside in a home ...

Dialed In: Your Lacrosse Fix for Friday, Aug. 4

August 4, 2017 by US Lacrosse Magazine

US Lacrosse MagazineGood morning. Here's the latest from around the lacrosse world: 1. The Mercer Island Lacrosse Club made some history, becoming the first team from the U.S. to play in Russia. Our Matt Hamilton checks in from Saint Petersburg, Russia, where the ...

The power of 12 | On Faith

August 3, 2017 by Mercer Island Reporter (subscription)

Mercer Island Reporter (subscription)It was 12 years ago this month our family moved to Mercer Island from Chicagoland. As I reflect on this 12th anniversary, I've realized the positive ... The predictable sunshine of north central Washington was not the only thing that warmed my young ...

Islander's interview with defense secretary goes viral

August 2, 2017 by Mercer Island Reporter (subscription)

Mercer Island Reporter (subscription)After interviewing U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Memorial Day, two student reporters from Mercer Island High School's Islander newspaper have experienced life on the other side of the journalism industry. They've been featured by more than a ...

Mercer Island Lacrosse Club in Russia

July 28, 2017 by

KING5.comPlayers with the Mercer Island Lacrosse Club are in Russia to promote the game and to take part in friendly exhibition games with a number of clubs. The team of high school players was invited by the Russian Lacrosse Federation and organized by some ...

Mercer Island lacrosse team traveling to Russia to bring game to a country largely unfamiliar with it

July 27, 2017 by The Seattle Times

The Seattle TimesThe 10 players from Mercer Island's lacrosse team who will be going on the trip to Russia. Back row (left to right): Leif Gullstad, Derrick Hicks, Will St. Mary, Tyler Robinson, Donnie Howard. Front row (left to right): Max Thilen, Max Jantos, David ...

College Crosse Prospectus: Former Harvard Defenseman Transfers To Johns Hopkins

July 27, 2017 by College Crosse (blog)

College Crosse (blog)When Mercer Island arrives in Russia, it will be welcomed by the Russian Lacrosse Federation, which also has grown steadily since 2007. That's when the Moscow Rebels club team was founded by American coach David Diamonon and the St. Petersburg ...

Mercer Island (Wash.) Boys Embark on Historic Trip to Russia

July 26, 2017 by US Lacrosse Magazine

US Lacrosse MagazineLed by Islanders varsity boys' coach Ian O'Hearn, who serves as the program director, Mercer Island has become one of the most popular areas for lacrosse in Washington. O'Hearn, who took the reins of the high school team in 2002 and became the state's ...

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