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The Passing of Wesley Kent-class of 1955

January 18, 2018 by Joe Peluso (Register to contact)

Wesley Kent passed away in Demming NM on Jan 14th.


July 22, 2014 by Marilyn Ruona (Register to contact)

Hey, how's about adding my August 31 birthday to your list. Feels strange not to see it there with the other August dates.

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Last tour & celebration of Highline High School will be Saturday, May 18  The B-Town Blog

All Highline High School alumni and community members are invited for a last tour and celebration of the old school from 1 – 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 18.

Pirate grad comes through BIG for Highline High School Alumni Foundation  The B-Town Blog

Highline High School Alumni Michael Walsh has made a gigantic financial pledge to the school's Alumni Foundation – $100000 per year for five years ...

Highline High School's 'Solidarity Days' event will be Friday, May 3  The B-Town Blog

In an all-day 'Solidarity Days' event on Friday, May 3, all Highline High School students, staff, and community members will be coming together to share their ...

With teens in gangs, it takes schools, community to intervene early  Q13 News Seattle

BURIEN, Wash. -- This week's tragic drive-by shooting that killed an innocent woman at her office is bringing attention to the number of teenagers involved in ...

After tech evaluation, looks like Highline High’s front façade cannot be saved  The B-Town Blog

Highline Public Schools on Monday (Sept. 25) announced that – after a full evaluation – the technical team has concluded that the front façade/north wall of.

Site plans for Highline High temporary school grounds released by District  The B-Town Blog

North Hill Elementary families and neighbors learned more about the plan for Highline High School to move temporarily to their neighborhood at a Nov. 16.

Teens arrested in connection with fatal drive-by shooting in Burien identified through school surveillance footage  The Seattle Times

Two 17-year-old gang members appeared in juvenile court Friday, where a judge found probable cause that they were involved in the death of 51-year-old ...

Deadline to give feedback on Highline High School redesign is Wednesday, Nov. 1  The B-Town Blog

This event has passed. Event: Deadline to give feedback on Highline High School redesign is Wednesday, Nov. 1; Date: November 1, 2017; Category: ...

Walk the halls of the old Des Moines Elementary one last time on Sat., June 1  The Waterland Blog

All are invited to a farewell Open House on Saturday, June 1 for the current Des Moines Elementary building, which has been a school since 1925, Highline ...

‘This is extremely tragic’: Woman killed by stray bullet while working in chiropractic office in Burien  Q13 News Seattle

A 51-year-old woman was killed by a stray bullet at a chiropractic office in Burien, according to the King County Sheriff's office. Four suspects are at large.

Calls for regional gang unit follow shooting death of Burien grandmother  KOMO News

BURIEN, Wash. -- A third suspect was arrested in the apparent gang-related shooting that killed a Burien grandmother, hit by a stray bullet. Investigators believe ...

Highline School District’s new boundaries could affect students, parents  Q13 News Seattle

KING COUNTY -- Voters approved a bond in November so the Highline School District could make some much-needed improvements, including additional ...

SKANSKA Subcontractor & Vendor Outreach meeting is Monday, Dec. 17  The B-Town Blog

Join SKANSKA project teams this coming Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 at the Renton Community Center at 11:30 a.m. to learn about several exciting upcoming ...

Highline Schools Foundation's Gold Star Fundraising Breakfast will be April 19  The B-Town Blog

The Highline Schools Foundation's 2019 Gold Star Fundraising Breakfast will be held on Friday, April 19, 2019, from 7:30 – 9 a.m. at the Seattle Airport Marriott.

Former Highline teacher says school suspension policy wrong  SeaTac Blog

By Jack Mayne. Former Highline High School teacher Jasmine Kettler has forcefully condemned the “out of school suspension policy” that has been cited by ...

OBIT: Longtime Burien resident Gary William Low has passed away  The B-Town Blog

Gary William Low 1949 – 2018 Gary William Low, 69, passed away unexpectedly while enjoying his lifelong hobby at Auburn Golf Course on November 16, ...

Second 17-year-old charged with murder in drive-by shooting that killed woman in Burien office  The Seattle Times

Adnel Kenjar, 17, has been charged as an adult with second-degree murder in connection with the Sept. 19 death of Gabriela Reyes Dominguez as she worked ...

Highline Public Schools meetings on School Safety start March 22  The B-Town Blog

In response to recent incidents of school violence, Highline Public Schools is initiating a conversation with the community around school safety, and will be.

OBIT: Longtime Burien businessman Jim Hughes has passed; memorial Dec. 22  The B-Town Blog

James (Jim) Richard Hughes 1948 ~ 2018 Jim Hughes, 70, of Burien, WA passed away on November 21, 2018 from cardiac arrest. Jim was born in Chicago on ...

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Pirates boys soccer wins exciting playoff game  The B-Town Blog

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Now in her third year(!) with more great work is our youngest-ever Contributor – 12-year old Isabel Herbruger – Local Girl Scout, 4-H member, ...

Highline High School Alumni Foundation awards $60,000 in scholarships  The B-Town Blog

Last Sunday (June 8) at the Burien Library, the Highline High School Alumni Foundation hosted its eighth annual reception for outstanding Highline High ...

Students walkout Friday marking Columbine anniversary

Students at dozens of Western Washington schools joined nationwide walkouts Friday to mark the 19th year since the Columbine High School massacre, ...

Highline High's Class Of 1970's 40th Reunion Is Saturday, Sept. 18th  The B-Town Blog

Highline High School's Class of 1970 is holding its 40th reunion on Saturday, Sept. 18th beginning at 5:30pm at Azteca Restaurant in Burien, and they want all.

Murder charge filed in fatal Burien drive-by; 3rd teen arrested  Seattle PI

A 16-year-old boy was charged with murder Monday for his alleged part in a Sept. 19 drive-by shooting that accidentally killed a woman working in a Burien ...

Next Community Conversation on School Safety will be Thursday, April 19  The B-Town Blog

In response to recent incidents of violence in our schools and communities, Highline Public Schools is holding conversations with the community around safety.

School, students look to ease tension after gay pride painting covered by pro-Trump images  Q13 FOX

BURIEN, Wash. – A high school tradition turned into tension at a South King County high school. As they do at the end of every school year, Highline High ...

Highline High National Honor Society’s Leukemia & Lymphoma fundraiser open  The B-Town Blog

Highline High School's National Honor Society is holding its fourth annual coin drive for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. "Our group is hosting this drive.

Highline Public Schools breaks ground for new Middle School in SeaTac : SeaTac Blog | Local News, Events, Arts & More for SeaTac, WA  SeaTac Blog

A steady drizzle didn't dampen enthusiasm as Highline Public Schools broke ground for a new middle school in SeaTac Wednesday afternoon, April 4.

Teen slain in Burien shooting was 'full of joy,' wanted fresh start in life, dad says  Seattle Times

The older victim was reportedly from West Seattle and the younger victim lived in White Center. They were with a group of 10 to 15 kids, some as young as...

Rep. Adam Smith recognized by district for school noise mitigation funding  The Waterland Blog

On Tuesday, Oct. 30, Highline Public Schools and Port of Seattle officials recognized U.S. Representative Adam Smith for his successful effort to pass federal.

Highline district struggles with fallout after limiting student suspensions  The Seattle Times

Three years ago, Highline sat at the leading edge of a national effort to rethink school discipline and move away from outright punishment. Since then, many ...

Highline High's National Honor Society holding Bingo Night fundraiser Mar. 2  The B-Town Blog

Highline High School's *service* club – the National Honor Society – will be holding Bingo Night fundraisers on Friday, March 2 and Friday, March 16 at the Pit ...

Burien Farmers Market will open 2019 season on Thursday, May 2  The B-Town Blog

The Burien Farmers Market returns on Thursday, May 2, 2019, with some familiar faces – and new ones as well! There will be a new space in 2019 called ...

Interested in becoming a Y.E.T.I. Guide? Volunteers needed to help local kids  The B-Town Blog

Local non-profit Youth Experiential Training Institute (Y.E.T.I.) is looking for volunteer guides to help lead their spring and summer programs for kids ages 5.

See two proposed new Highline Public Schools at upcoming community meetings  The B-Town Blog

Highline Public Schools will be holding two community meetings where architects and design review committees will share progress on the early design of the ...

Highline Schools Super sends out letter inspired by 2016 Presidential campaign  The B-Town Blog

Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield sent out a letter to families this week, clearly inspired by this year's divisive Presidential campaign.

Burien teen accidentally shot and killed by childhood friend  The Seattle Times

Donovan Spann, 18, was killed when a gun being handled by a 17-year-old he'd known since first grade discharged at close range. The suspect was booked ...

Cleanse yourself at the 2019 Polar Bear Plunge on Three Tree Point Tuesday at Noon!  The B-Town Blog

Here's a great, fun way to brrrrrring in the New Year – at Noon on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, dive into Puget Sound at the fun-filled annual Polar Bear Plunge in the ...

An update on police strategies from Des Moines Police Chief Ken Thomas  The Waterland Blog

On Wednesday, May 8, 2019, Des Moines Police Chief Ken Thomas released the following statement: I would like to take a moment to update you on the ...

Trump's America Is 10 Miles South of Downtown Seattle

Burien has become a microcosm of national politics.

Highline Scholar-Athletes Receive Scholarships in New Recognition Program  The B-Town Blog

Sixteen high school seniors received college scholarships this week as part of the Highline School District's new recognition program for student athletes. Two.

Longtime Burien physician Dr. Alan LW Gunsul celebrates 92 years  Westside Seattle

Looking back on the past 92 years, Burien resident Dr. Alan L. W. Gunsul has some advice for a long, healthy and happy life. “Be interested in life and the people ...

Marvelle – the latest luxury to hit the Southcenter area – holding Open House on Tuesday, April 23!  The B-Town Blog

Event: Marvelle – the latest luxury to hit the Southcenter area – holding Open House on Tuesday, April 23! Start: April 23, 2019 4:00 pm; End: April 23, 2019 7:00 ...

Immigrant advocates fighting for separated families being held in Washington state  KOMO News

SEATTLE - Relieved, but concerned. That might be the best way to describe the feelings of those closest to the issue of family separation at the U.S. border.

2 suspects charged in Burien Good Samaritan machete attack

Two men are now charged with 1st-degree assault in the attack on a Good Samaritan in Burien this week.

Nooksack Valley shines among WWU award winners  Lynden Tribune

Also, a Lynden student is an Outstanding Graduate.

Berkshire Hathaway Real Estate welcomes new Agent Mike Fosberg  The White Center Blog

The Burien office of Berkshire Hathaway Real Estate is pleased to welcome local resident Mike Fosberg as the newest member of its team, Branch Manager Tay ...

New Quilcene superintendent looks forward to close-knit community  Port Townsend Leader

Frank Redmon proudly presents himself as the product of a rural school system, albeit one in western Nebraska, so he is excited to return to such an ...

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s ‘Pennies for Patients’ drive is underway in Burien  The B-Town Blog

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: Pennies for Patients drive is an effort to raise money for blood cancer research, and some local students are seeking ...

#HighlineAlum: Mt. Rainier grad turned Hollywood stuntwoman Kristina Baskett  The Waterland Blog

Highline Public Schools this month is honoring Kristina Basket, a 2005 Mount Rainier High School graduate turned Hollywood stuntwoman, as its ...

Notable hydro designer/builder & Highline alum Ron Jones Sr. passes away  The B-Town Blog

Notable hydroplane designer and builder Ron Jones Sr. passed away on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. Jones was a 1950 graduate of Highline High School in ...

Local high schools to compete in FIRST Robotics Competition starting in March  The Waterland Blog

As we kick-off the New Year, four of Highline Public Schools High Schools are in a major time crunch to design and build a functional and competitive robot in.

Middle School Students’ film about Hicklin Lake to premiere Tuesday night  The B-Town Blog

Female Science Students from Cascade Middle School will be premiering their first documentary film about White Center's Hicklin Lake this Tuesday night, April.

State Dept. of Commerce designates areas in Burien as ‘Opportunity Zones’  The B-Town Blog

The Washington State Department of Commerce recently designated the following areas in Burien as 'Opportunity Zones' (see maps below): Downtown Burien, ...

King County detectives arrest 5 gang members after they plotted to kill on Facebook, sheriff says  Seattle Times

The suspects, all males ranging in age from 17 to 19, have each been charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, said King County ...

Highline Teams Excel At Seattle Robotics Competition  The B-Town Blog

Three teams from local high schools competed this weekend at the March 18-19 FIRST Robotics Competition Seattle Regional. They were part of a field of 100 ...

Local resident Mike Fosberg joins Burien’s Windermere Real Estate  The B-Town Blog

The Burien office of Windermere Real Estate is pleased to welcome local resident Mike Fosberg as the newest member of its team, announced Branch Manager ...

Seattle high school football player, 17, dies days after critical injury in game: officials  New York Daily News

A 17-year-old football player died Monday morning in the country's fourth fatal high school football injury of the season, officials said.

Suspect in custody in deadly shooting in Burien  KIRO Seattle

Authorities are investigating a shooting Wednesday night in Burien.

Searching for Seattle's Soul in Scrappy Burien  Seattle Weekly

The southwesterly suburb's big day has finally come.

Mark William Van Gasken passes away; memorial will be this Saturday, Jan. 13  The Waterland Blog

Mark William Van Gasken Mark was born on November 29, 1928 to Gladys and Mark E. Van Gasken, both long-time residents of Des Moines. (His grandparents' ...

McMicken Elementary School wins $10K grant from Symetra and the Seahawks : SeaTac Blog | Local News, Events, Arts & More for SeaTac, WA  SeaTac Blog

What does a principal dream of doing with $10,000? Principal Alexandria Haas of McMicken Heights Elementary wants to fund math training and toolkits for ...

SANDRA JEAN BEYL  Mercer Island Reporter

Sandra Jean Beyl, 82, a long-time resident of Mercer Island, Washington, passed away on April 20, 2017, at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle.

JOHN ROBERT MYRICK  Bellevue Reporter

March 28, 1955 ~ January 3, 2017. John, 61, passed away suddenly on January 3, 2017, due to an asymptomatic brain aneurysm. He leaves behind his wife of ...

So Much Heart: Family Remembers Michael Rude, Reservist Killed By State Police

Family Remembers Reservist Killed By Police - Lakewood-JBLM, WA - Rude, 22, of Kent, was a Washington National Guard reservist who died after a ...

High-school basketball: West Seattle HS girls win  West Seattle Blog

At West Seattle High School last night, the girls-varsity basketball team tipped off the season with a win, 45-29 over Foster High School from Tukwila. Top photo ...

Man killed by troopers on I-5 identified as Guard reservist  The Seattle Times

The Thurston County Coroner has identified the man shot by the State Patrol on Interstate 5 as a 22-year-old National Guard reservist; witnesses says troopers ...

Happy Veterans Day from The Waterland Blog! Meet some local, historic Vets  The Waterland Blog

Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer Publisher/Editor Happy Veterans Day from The Waterland Blog to all Vets, active military and their families! In honor of this.

Man arrested after tense stand-off at Big 5 store in Burien Tuesday  The B-Town Blog

After a very tense four+-hour stand-off, the King County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man at Big 5 Sporting Goods on SW 148th Street Tuesday morning (Dec.

Local Celebration of Life for Walt Gary is scheduled for August 2  The B-Town Blog

A local memorial *service* will be held on Aug. 2 for Walt Gary, who grew up in Burien, but spent his professional career in the Midwest and on the East Coast.

Council Approves Town Square ‘Standstill Agreement’; Could Mean New Apartments  The B-Town Blog

Burien City Council members approved on a 7-0 vote Monday a "standstill agreement" (download PDF file here) that gives Harbor Urban until Nov. 15 to submit ...

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