Andy Nystrom

Violence is never the answer | Editor’s Notebook

I’m a cool, calm and level-headed person. I’m also a trusting guy and I always look for good qualities in others and remain positive in any situation I’m faced with. However, I’m steamed nowadays — and worried about what’s going on around me ... and all of us.

Kenmore’s Norwegian knight: King Harald honors Kim Nesselquist

When the calendar reads May 17, Kim Nesselquist and his family head down to Ballard to celebrate Norwegian Constitution Day. This year’s event was more important than ever for the Kenmore resident, who has lived in the area since 1990. At Leif Erikson Sons of Norway Hall in Ballard, Seattle’s Norwegian Consul Nesselquist was named knight, first class to the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit.

Hekker’s ready for the Rams: Bothell High, Oregon State University standout punts his way into the pros

Johnny Hekker tweeted the following news on April 28: "Your boy is going to be a St. Louis Ram! Free agency deal." The former Bothell High player, at 6-foot-5, 221 pounds these days, was a standout four-year starting punter at Oregon State University. During his senior season, he punted 50 times for a 44.0 yard average.

Zoellick: on track for success | Cedar Park Christian Graduate Profile

Robotics-team success, 4.0 grade-point average, state competitor in the pole vault, javelin and 4x100-meter relay. That’s Korinne Zoellick for you. The Cedar Park Christian senior has been busy this year, and she’ll be rewarded with a diploma and copious pats on the back at the Bothell school’s graduation on June 2.

Thomas: an inspiring speaker | Bothell High Graduate Profile

Hannah Thomas is Bothell High’s go-to person to inspire people with her story about excelling in school. During her senior year, the associated student body (ASB) president spoke at the Northshore School Foundation’s Light a Fire for Learning luncheon and at Bothell’s school-improvement plan meeting in front of principals, the district superintendent and a state senator and representative.

Seattle gunman bought a .45-caliber handgun at Bothell shop in 2008

Seattle gunman Ian Stawicki purchased a .45-caliber handgun at DJ's Loan and Sport in Bothell in August of 2008, according to a Seattle City Attorney's Office report.

Kenmore, Bothell police chiefs discuss emergency training following Seattle shootings

The tragic, fatal shootings that took place at a quaint coffee shop and parking lot in Seattle on Wednesday can happen anywhere — big cities and smaller ones — says Kenmore Police Chief Cliff Sether.

Landmann: SAS shining star | Secondary Academy for Success Graduate Profile

The Secondary Academy for Success (SAS) drew Joey Landmann in, so much that he didn’t want to exit the Bothell school. As a sophomore, he planned on staying one semester to improve his grades before moving on to Woodinville High.

Swanson: a natural leader | Inglemoor High Graduate Profile

As setter and captain on the Inglemoor High volleyball team, Ellie Swanson leads the way with her athletic skills and encouraging words. The Viking senior is a leader off the court, as well, as associated student body (ASB) assistant coordinator.

State liquor board’s live auction includes Kenmore store

Devinder Sahota and his associates won’t fill their proverbial Liquor Barn Enterprises bottle with the state-run Kenmore store after all. It will instead be Kent’s Jasvir Kaur, who was the top bidder — at $225,000 — in the Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) May 24 live auction for the rights to apply for a spirits retail liquor license at the local store at 6820 N.E. Bothell Way.

Double the distance for Inglemoor’s Burke, Mendenhall at 4A track-and-field meet

Kyra Burke and Michael Mendenhall went the distance for Inglemoor High at the 4A state track-and-field meet on May 24-26 in both the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs at Tahoma High in Tacoma.

Kenmore friends prepare for cross-country cycling trek to raise funds for leukemia research

Austin Edge and Heidi Goheen first met as Kenmore Junior High students, and now in their early 20s, both friends are preparing for the cycling journey of a lifetime.

Are people driving safely on State Route 522 through Kenmore and Bothell?

As Jay’s Cafe owner Misty Qureshi glanced out the window of her business at the two smashed vehicles — one sitting on all four tires and the other lying on its side — she feels that driving has become a bit chaotic on Northeast Bothell Way, or State Route 522, in Kenmore. “I think the accident happened because of this median in the middle,” she said on May 7, “because people try getting out — any hole, they just see it, which is wrong. They’re not supposed to violate that, but they do it anyway.”

DelBene sets up office in Bothell while running for First District seat

Suzan DelBene is a businesswoman, an entrepreneur — and a runner. She’s helped start up companies, managed small businesses, worked in large businesses like Microsoft and was director of the Washington State Department of Revenue. And the 50-year-old has also run a couple of marathons over the years.

Sen. Murray, Northshore women wave the Title IX flag

Thanks to Title IX, Yonni Mills finally stepped off the sidelines and onto the volleyball and basketball courts for Shorecrest High. The current Bothell High athletic director, who graduated from Shorecrest in 1975 and later placed at nationals as part of Washington State University’s volleyball squad, had always watched her younger brothers play organized ball — and now, it was her chance.

A big hug for a Bothell state fastpitch berth | Slideshow

Bothell High shortstop Sammy Morris first snagged a line drive for one out and then threw to first to double up a runner on the go. On the next play, she scooped up a groundball and tossed the runner out to end the game and send the Cougars to the 4A state tournament.

Kenmore liquor-store license rights are up for auction again

Devinder Sahota and his associates won't fill their proverbial Liquor Barn Enterprises bottle with the state-run Kenmore store after all.

Bothell High students get the message in DUI drill | Slideshow

Nik Gray didn't like seeing his friends, Abby Leonard and Austen Dahl, involved in a "deadly" two-car accident — even if it was a DUI drill at Bothell High. Thursday morning, while the senior class watched and some upcoming graduates participated, Bothell Fire and EMS staged the event, which featured two wrecked cars, "injured and deceased" students and a host of emergency vehicles and a helicopter to drive home the message that drinking and driving don't mix.

Cell-phone photos help Bothell investigator locate hit-and-run truck driver | Update

Aided by witnesses' cell-phone photos, a Bothell Police Department investigator tracked down a loaded tractor-trailer driver who struck a utility pole on State Route 522 in Bothell and drove away from the scene last Thursday morning.

Bothell police investigate hit-and-run accident that leaves pole down, power out | Slideshow

A loaded tractor-trailer took a turn near downtown Bothell, knocked over a power pole and sped away this morning, according to a witness, said Deputy Police Chief Henry Simon.