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70th Birthday Party for class of 1965

September 13, 2016 by Kathy Witzel Fleischman (Register to contact)

Planning a birthday party for FWHS grads of 1965 class.
Details will follow as available.

Gordie Ness

October 14, 2015 by Netty Malesky Knutsen (Register to contact)

Gordie Ness (Gordon Melville Ness Jr.) FWHS class of 1965, passed away peacefully Saturday, September 26, of complications from double pneumonia. He had been ill earlier, had only been out of the hospital a day, but was able to attend our reunion. We were extremely fortunate to have been able to visit with him then.
Rest in Peace Gordie, your classmates will miss you....

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Federal Way High School hosts grand opening  Federal Way Mirror

Dr. Tammy Campbell says new campus is a “game changer” for scholars.

2nd woman comes forward in Federal Way High School sex tape scandal

A second woman has come forward accusing a former star basketball player from the Federal Way High School's 2016 championship team of recording her ...

Former student accuses Federal Way coach of covering up scandal

A former Federal Way High School student has come forward accusing a basketball coach of trying to cover up a scandal that threatened his state championship ...

Celebrate completion of Federal Way High School at Dec. 5 grand opening  Federal Way Mirror

The community is invited to attend a grand opening celebration to mark the completion of the multi-phase Federal Way High School construction project. This is ...

NJ Boys Hoops: Shore Conference Week 7 Schedule, January 21-27  Asbury Park Press

Find the best Shore Conference boys basketball games right here!

Second lawsuit against former Federal Way basketball star also names school district, coach  The News Tribune

A second lawsuit against a former Federal Way High School basketball star who allegedly filmed and shared sex videos of female students without their ...

Student-athlete dies after summer conditioning workout at Federal Way High School  Q13 News Seattle

UPDATE: The death of a 16-year-old athlete while working out at Federal Way High School has been ruled as natural. The King County Medical Examiner's ...

Federal Way prep football 2018 season preview  Federal Way Mirror

Another season of battling for glory under the stadium lights commences this week as Federal Way's 4A high school football season returns. Last year, the ...

Garfield’s Pierre Crockrell Jr., Tari Eason transfer to Federal Way  The News Tribune

Two Division I basketball prospects have transferred to Federal Way High School, coach Jerome Collins confirmed Monday morning.

Suit alleges former Federal Way basketball star recorded classmate in intimate act

The King County Prosecutor's office said Wednesday it will not charge a former star Federal Way High School basketball player, who is accused of secretly ...

Federal Way mourns loss of football player who died after workout  Seattle Times

The medical examiner said Wednesday that Harris died of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy at the end of a workout on Tuesday.

Federal Way mom searches for answers after son dies following high school football practice  Q13 News Seattle

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. -- One mom is looking for answers after her son died following a Federal Way football practice. On Tuesday July 24, 16-year-old Allen ...

Suzanne “Sue” (Wiganosky) Record  Yakima Herald-Republic

Suzanne “Sue” (Wiganosky) Record passed from this world into the presence of The Lord on Friday, December 21, 2018, in Yakima, WA. Sue was born ...

Community vigil for Federal Way teen who died after football workout

An outpouring of community support at Federal Way high school, where a vigil took place in memory of a student who died after a football workout. KING 5's ...

Federal Way school board fills vacant positions  Federal Way Mirror

Luckisha Phillips and Trudy Davis took oath of office on Tuesday night.

Mom, friends remember Federal Way student who died during football practice

A Federal Way community is trying to understand how 16-year-old boy lost his life playing the game he loved. Allen Harris died this week during a summer ...

Scholars join in Hour of Code to enhance computer science skills  Federal Way Mirror

The Hour of Code is designed to demystify code and show anybody can learn computer science.

Specialist: Heart condition that resulted in Federal Way football player’s death is easy to detect  Q13 News Seattle

Darla Varrenti wants everyone to know how to help in an emergency. In 2004, at the age of 16, her son, Nicholas, went into cardiac arrest and died in his sleep.

Federal Way Farmers Market opens indoor holiday gift bazaar | Photos  Federal Way Mirror

Handcrafted gifts, sweet treats at Candy Cane Lane.

Beyoncé, JAY-Z award Federal Way teen $100k scholarship

Beyoncé and JAY-Z closed out their On the Run II Tour in Seattle. Khairi Perry left the concert with a scholarship for $100000.

San Diego State's Jalen McDaniels sued for allegedly filming, sharing sex videos  Federal Way Mirror

A former Federal Way High School student has filed a civil suit against San Diego State University standout Jalen McDaniels, accusing him of recording and ...

Minority students succeed in advanced placement courses at Federal Way High School  Q13 FOX

The Federal Way School District has seen a lot of success with advanced placement courses they offer. As graduation nears for many districts, the school district ...

Student stabbed during fight at Federal Way High School  Seattle Times

A Federal Way High School student was stabbed by another student during a fight at the school.

Vigil brings hundreds for final goodbye for Federal Way teenage football player who died  Q13 News Seattle

Thursday, Hundreds gathered at Federal Way Memorial Field to say goodbye to a high school student who died earlier this week from a heart condition.

Federal Way students reacting to Parkland shootings with planned walk-outs, solidarity walks  Federal Way Mirror

Like many teens in the nation, following the shooting deaths of 17 students and staff at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Feb. 14, high school ...

Everything you need to know about this weekend's state baseball championships  The News Tribune

Previews and schedules for the 2018 WIAA state baseball championships.

About 250 teens tested for ‘silent’ heart condition that killed Federal Way High athlete Allen Harris  Q13 News Seattle

Sudden death in people younger than 35 is often due to undiscovered heart defects or overlooked heart abnormalities, according to the Mayo Clinic. While rare ...

Caller reports rumors of a secret prostitution ring at Federal Way High School  Federal Way Mirror

The following is a sample of Federal Way Police Department crime blotter reports: Unhappy customer: At 9:52 a.m. Feb. 14 in the 2300 block of South 320th ...

Federal Way community members, students march against violence  Federal Way Mirror

About 120 community members, including approximately 40 students, took to the streets to protest violence in schools and show solidarity with a nation-wide ...

Federal Way Rotary announces 2018 scholarship recipients  Federal Way Mirror

The Federal Way Rotary Club awarded $36500 at its annual education scholarship luncheon May 10 at the Federal Way Community Center.

17-year-old charged as adult in Federal Way High School stabbing  Federal Way Mirror

A 17-year-old Federal Way High School student charged as an adult in the stabbing of a fellow student pleaded not guilty to first-degree assault at an ...

Seattle detective's advice for teens about mixing cell phones and sex

Police say teenage sex crimes are more common than you may have thought. Despite warnings, Investigators say teen perpetrators often claim they didn't know ...

Vigil honors FW teen who died during football practice  Federal Way Mirror

Allen Harris was well loved by his community and will be missed greatly, said many of his family and friends.

Don't miss these holiday happenings in Federal Way  Federal Way Mirror

Enjoy the following family friendly events during the holiday season in Federal Way: Jingle Bell Brunch with Santa Claus. Enjoy a warm Jingle Bell Brunch ...

Scholars attend photo workshop highlighting cultural exchange and Japanese photography techniques  Federal Way Mirror

Federal Way Public Schools scholars from four high schools attended a photo workshop last week highlighting cultural exchange and Japanese photography ...

Local students receive scholarship from Comcast  Federal Way Mirror

Two students from Federal Way were among 82 students from throughout Washington to receive Comcast NBCUniversal's Leaders and Achievers Scholarship ...

Classy Gorilla finds niche with singing telegrams  Federal Way Mirror

Federal Way High School grad once taught the chicken dance to Macklemore.

'I feel that tip is out there': Drawing created from DNA breathes hope into unsolved Federal Way killing  The Seattle Times

DNA left at the crime scene was used to create composite drawings of the man who killed 16-year-old Sarah Yarborough at Federal Way High School in 1991.

Cold case: DNA, technology reveals new suspect images in ’91 Federal Way murder of teen  Q13 News Seattle

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. – Nearly 30 years, that's how long the King County Sheriff's Office has been chasing leads to find the person who killed 16-year-old ...

Elite High School Basketball Compete In Inaugural Battle in the Apple  PRNewswire

NEW YORK, Nov. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The next generation of basketball stars are bound for Brooklyn as Gold Level Sporting Events and NBA star Danny ...

Class reunions for 2018  The News Tribune

Wilson High School Class of 1968 6-11:30 p.m. Sept. 8. Tacoma Yacht Club, 5401 Yacht Club Road, Tacoma. Gail (Hagen) Neufeld:, ...

Caller reports possible drug deals at Federal Way Transit Center  Federal Way Mirror

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log:

Federal Way Councilman Proves You're Never Too Young To Make A Difference - The Seattle Medium  Seattle Medium

By Candice Richardson The Seattle Medium. Jesse Elijah Johnson was six years old when his family moved to what was then considered a retirement town for a ...

Federal Way to regulate shopping carts, curb blight with new ordinance  Federal Way Mirror

An ordinance designed to help curb the problem of abandoned shopping carts strewn throughout the city was passed by the Federal Way City Council during its ...

Federal Way schools start two hours late; Federal Way High School closed  Federal Way Mirror

Due to weather, Federal Way Public Schools is operating on a two-hour late start Tuesday, Jan. 10. And Federal Way High School is closed due to a power ...

Weighing In: Federal Way has market cornered on girls wrestling  The Seattle Times

Federal Way is ranked No. 1 in the state and Thomas Jefferson is right behind them at No. 2. Not too far behind is Decatur at 13th.

Roundup: Investigation Ordered for Sen. Fain; Bellevue Boy Still Missing; Issaquah Students Protest Over Sexual Assaults  Seattle Weekly

... • Skyline High School students say they're done hearing stories whispered throughout the hallways of supposed sexual assaults and rapes against other ...

Marine's death inspires awareness campaign for sudden cardiac arrest  Federal Way Mirror

David Finlayson suddenly collapsed during a 5-mile run with his battalion.

Federal Way has one of the top basketball recruits in the country – a 6-foot-9 guard  The News Tribune

Federal Way junior wing Jaden McDaniels, the brother of San Diego State's Jalen McDaniels, is a four-start recruit by 247Sports and the No. 101-ranked player ...

Federal Way school district reaches 80 percent graduation rate  Federal Way Mirror

Federal Way Public Schools district officials announced this week that 80 percent of its students graduated in 2016, the most since 2012.

FWHS Air Force JROTC drill teams compete at championship  Federal Way Mirror

Federal Way High School's Air Force JROTC drill teams competed at the subject championship March 17 at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. The top three ...

New images in 1991 cold case could aid possible leads

A new technology uses DNA to creates suspect sketches. Detectives used this process to get updated images of a Federal Way suspect.

Federal Way highlights city's diversity during Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration  Federal Way Mirror

Speakers and performers took the stage of the Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center on Monday to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, on what would ...

BAG feeding program helps Federal Way students bridge the gap  Federal Way Mirror

A student from Federal Way High School takes a backpack full of food each week to help feed his family, but he doesn't take it home.

Suspects vandalize St. Vincent De Paul School  Federal Way Mirror

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log:

Police investigating shooting at Redondo  Federal Way Mirror

The 18-year-old victim was treated for a gunshot wound on Nov. 18.

Martial Arts Teacher Sentenced in Sex Case; Lawsuit Filed Against Issaquah Schools  Seattle Weekly

Emotions ran high on both sides of the courtroom Oct. 25 when former martial arts teacher Robert James Morrison, 44, was sentenced to 60 months in prison for ...

New-look Federal Way's win streak hits 50 games — but more important than a state record would be a third consecutive title  The News Tribune

Federal Way beat Arlington on Wednesday night to earn its 50th consecutive victory, dating back to the 2014 season, and the Eagles need nine more wins ...

Federal Way elects new council members, positive strides made in areas in 2017  Federal Way Mirror

January. • City, Federal Way Public Schools, Highline College and University of Washington-Tacoma officials signed a memorandum of understanding to work ...

Baseball primer: Federal Way’s Christian Jones hopes baseball takes him as far as he can hit one  The News Tribune

They took their baseball gear to the field down the road, set up and Derek Jones watched as Christian swung, smacked the ball and smiled with how far it flew.

Federal Way high schools schedule FAFSA/WASFA completion week  Federal Way Mirror

In December, each of the Federal Way Public Schools high schools will be offering financial aid application support to student scholars and families. As part of ...

16-year-old Federal Way High student arrested for allegedly bringing handgun to campus  Q13 FOX

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. -- A 16-year-old Federal Way High School student was arrested Monday for allegedly bringing what police said was a stolen handgun to ...

Federal Way might have most athletic basketball team in the state  The News Tribune

Of all the athletes on the top-ranked, defending Class 4A state champion Federal Way High School boys basketball team, just which is the most athletic?

Signing day is approaching for 2019 football recruits. Whose stock is on the rise?  The Olympian

So far, 11 players from Washington in the 2019 class have made verbal commitments to Division I programs. But, three weeks into the season, a handful of ...

Federal Way school board to vote on $450 million bond for ballot  Federal Way Mirror

Two separate kindergarten classes share one room at Wildwood Elementary.

King County Council Recognizes Back-to-Back State Champions Federal Way High School Boys Basketball Team and Coach Collins  King County

Coach Jerome Collins led his team to a 66-54 victory over the Kentwood Conquerors at the Tacoma Dome on March 5. Story. The Federal Way High School ...

FWPS expanding STEM efforts with inaugural STEM Exploration Night  Federal Way Mirror

FWPS to expand STEM efforts. From staff reports. Preparations are underway for the first annual STEM Exploration Night in Federal Way Public Schools.

Former Federal Way QB D'Jimon Jones cut from WSU football team  The Seattle Times

D'Jimon Jones was a three-sport star at Federal Way High School. He would have competed for playing time at nickelback for WSU this fall.

2017 Federal Way/Auburn Boys and Girls Club Breakfast  King County

UW Basketball Coach Mike Hopkins, Federal Way High School Basketball Team Coach Jerome Collins, Assistant Coach Doug Sloane and players- Marcus ...

Charge: Teen who stabbed student at school says, 'He started it'  Seattle PI

A 17-year-old student at Federal Way High School has been charged as an adult in the Oct. 3 stabbing at the school that sent a 16-year-old into surgery.

Teens encouraged to apply for summer safety academy  Federal Way Mirror

The Federal Way Police Department and South King Fire & Rescue invite youth ages 13-17 years old to apply for the summer FW Teen Safety Academy.

Federal Way school board votes to have student representation at meetings  Federal Way Mirror

Students will have a seat at the proverbial school board table come September.

Helping the homeless: City, churches work to find solutions  Federal Way Mirror

After 17 years living on the streets of Federal Way, Sherry Larsh has taken on the role of mother to the younger homeless population.

New suspect composites released in Washington teen's 1991 cold case murder  Fox News

Will the 1991 murder of a Washington state teenager finally be solved? New sketches of a suspect in the cold case of 16-year-old victim Sarah Yarborough have ...

15-year-old girl struck by school bus in Federal Way  KOMO News

A 15-year-old girl is in critical condition after she was struck by a school bus Thursday morning while crossing the street near Federal Way High School, police ...

Texas Basketball Recruiting: Kentucky gaining ground for 2019 PF Jaden McDaniels  Hook 'Em Headlines

Could the Kentucky Wildcats be catching up to the 2019 Texas basketball recruiting class in the race to land elite forward Jaden McDaniels?

DNA Technology Gives Cold Case Murder Suspect A New Face

Yarborough Murderer Has A New Face - Across Washington, WA - Sarah Yarborough, 16, was raped and murdered in 1991 on her way to Federal Way High ...

CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week: Zachary Victor  Q13 FOX

Zachary Victor, a junior at Federal Way High School, is the week six winner of the CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week program. He was selected based ...

Five members of Troop 361 become Eagle Scouts  Federal Way Mirror

Five Boys Scouts from Troop 361 have earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

Shots fired outside Commons Mall in pot deal | Federal Way Police Blotter  Federal Way Mirror

The following is a sample from the Federal Way Police Log:

Land swap could save school Federal Way students from light-rail conflict  The News Tribune

A deal in the works among Sound Transit, Federal Way Public Schools and King County Metro could relocate an elementary school whose playfield is in the way ...

Federal Way community defends violence prevention recommendations  Federal Way Mirror

Evan Cook looked out across the council chambers. He had an audience. “When I moved to Federal Way, Washington, when I was 14 years old, I probably ...

Federal Way PD, community come together to support officer's family  Federal Way Mirror

Officer Frank Martin lost his battle to colon cancer Monday morning.

Injustice? Beamer incident sparks rumors, innuendo and falsehoods  Federal Way Mirror

An Oct. 18 incident at Todd Beamer High School between a student and a Federal Way police officer assigned to the school has spent the last week being ...

Nicholas Homblette, Federal Way man with cerebral palsy, survived on the love of others  Seattle Times

Nicholas Homblette's doctors said he wouldn't live past 18. He proved them wrong, with the help of the blind grandmother who raised him and a community of ...

Prep Zone: Federal Way's Christian Jones

As a sophomore at Federal Way High School, Christian Jones verbally committed to play baseball for UW. Now he's a senior and while he still plans to play for ...

EWU's Tiuli lands Big Sky's top defender honor  Cheney Free Press

In a program generally known for its offense, the Big Sky Conference spotlight this year shines on Eastern Washington University, particularly Jay-Tee Tiuli.

FW students share early turkey-day feast at Young Life Thanksgiving Club  Federal Way Mirror

Federal Way high schoolers got an early Thanksgiving feast, complete with turkey and pumpkin pie, on Monday as part of the 13th annual Young Life ...

Female high school coach arrested for alleged sexual relationship with girl  Q13 FOX

FEDERAL WAY -- A 23-year-old woman who coached basketball at Federal Way High School has been arrested after police said she admitted to having a ...

41st district candidates talk taxes, housing, and safety  Issaquah Reporter

As Legislative District 41's second position representative, Judy Clibborn, plans to retire this year, the candidates for her open seat will face off this November for ...

My-Linh Thai resigns from Bellevue School Board  Bellevue Reporter

My-Linh Thai recently announced her resignation from her position of board president of the Bellevue School Board upon being elected as state representative ...

WWU volleyball adds crop of new players to program  KGMI

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Western Washington University head volleyball coach Diane Flick-Williams has announced the addition of six student-athletes that are ...

18th Annual Spalding Hoophall Classic presented by Eastbay Draws Elite Talent to the Birthplace of Basketball  PR Newswire

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Oct. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the field of teams and game schedule ...

Man pretends to need directions, exposes himself to girl | Police blotter  Federal Way Mirror

The following is a sample of the Federal Way Police crime blotter:

Ansola expanding coffee stand empire into FW  Federal Way Mirror

With the first of three coffee stands now open in Federal Way, Max Ansola, founder of Gravity Coffee, hopes to continue the success of his chain in his former ...

2019 Naismith Trophy Boys High School Player of the Year Preseason Watch List  USA TODAY High School Sports

Check out the Naismith High School Boys Basketball Player of the Year Watch List.

CWU's Malik Montoya finds opportunity with Wildcats after transferring in from D-1 Seattle U  Daily Record-News

Federal Way High School boys basketball coach Jerome Collins summarized his former player Malik Montoya's journey to Central Washington University.

Highline student finds opportunities vast in America  Federal Way Mirror

Too young to remember it herself, Karina Abramchuk was told life before America was more than hard.

Auburn and Federal Way High School Baseball Teams join Seattle Mariners General Manager Jerry Dipoto and Pete von Reichbauer to raise $50000 at Annual Federal Way/Auburn Boys and Girls Club Breakfast  King County

“The Boys and Girls Clubs help keep our youth out of the juvenile justice system and offer stable after-school programs that help shape their future” ...

Officers respond to 2 shootings | Federal Way Police Blotter  Federal Way Mirror

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log: Smoldering fire: At 2:42 p.m. Oct. 1 in the 2400 block of South 312th Street, South King Fire and Rescue ...

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