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Ink parlors OK'd in North Bend, just not downtown By Carol Ladwig
In a polarizing debate over where—or if—to allow tattoo parlors in North Bend, the city council has reached a deal. Ink shops will be allowed near the Interstate-90 exits, but will be banned from operating as homebased businesses anywhere in the city.
He’s coming! Tickets, please, if tykes want to meet Thomas Page 24
See TATTOO, 22
Precious moments Officer’s sensitive reaction gives family time to say goodbye By Seth Truscott
Farewells, looks ahead for Cedarcrest’s Class of 2013 Page 3
Index Opinion 5 On The Scanner 6 Obituary 8 Classifieds 17-20 21 Movie Times 24 Calendar
Vol. 100, No. 5
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Students Zach Tidwell, left, and Will Crandell, and band teacher Matt Wenman, center, are getting ready for the new drum line forming at Mount Si High School. The percussion group is expected to perform starting this fall.
Drum roll, please Crowd funding campaign builds Mount Si High’s first-ever drum line By Carol Ladwig Staff Reporter
Two weeks after school has let out, excitement is still running high at Mount Si High School. Energy is localized in the band room, the center of big musical changes to come in the next school year, but it’s growing, as word of a newly forming drum line spreads into the community. Called the heartbeat of the band, a drum line generates its own kind of electricity, with a line of per-
cussionists pounding out a rhythm that musicians, cheerleaders, and sports crowds can’t resist moving to. It’s an ambitious project to recruit, equip and train 14 drummers in time for the first home football game this fall, but well worth the effort, says Matt Wenman, the new band director at Mount Si. “Here’s the thing with drum line,” he says, “it’s not just about being inclusive of the kids in the band program, it’s also a Friday night football-game culture thing. It’s about getting everybody into the game, and being engaged in what’s happening. It’s about the community and the atmosphere and the environment of … this community event that is football.” See DRUMS, 22
At first, it seemed like a typical drunk driver call. But when Snoqualmie Officer Kim Stonebraker stopped last January to talk to the man at the wheel, she could tell Garry Ploegsma wasn’t intoxicated. See TIME, 2
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Embracing Wilma Ploegsma, Snoqualmie Officer Kim Stonebraker received a commendation for helping a terminally ill local man have more time with his family.
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