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Oscar Roloff: A World War I Special

Oscar Roloff Among my collection of rare photos is one I have of a young fellow who became quite a hero for the Marine Corps Recruiting Service.

Woodinville bids the 'happiest box boy' good-bye

the happiest box boy Ralph Fender has long been a much-loved personage in the city of Woodinville. Scores of adults and children alike have grown accustomed to his happy, smiling face at Albertson's as he helped carry groceries to their cars.

Family fundraisers strive to make a difference

fundraisers In 1993, Bothell residents Loni and John Gray changed their family's usual commercial holiday celebration to one of philanthropy. They wanted to instill in their two children the notion that giving feels good.

The Huntress

Valerie Powell Valerie Powell, "Val" to her friends, is 32. A native Washingtonian, she works four jobs. But Val lives to hunt and get outside.

Community closeup: Cottage Lake

Cottage Lake In 1966, a Woodinville family was driving home from Central America and crossed into the U.S. at the Arizona border. Unbelievably, one of the first signs on the road was an ad for "Norm's Resort at Cottage Lake in Woodinville."

McDonald's gets a surprise 'thank-you'

surprise 'thank-you' As a special thank-you to the employees of the Woodinville McDonald's, Roy and Pat Telquist, a singing duo known professionally as the Mad Hatters, serenaded the customers and McDonald's employees as they worked.