Gladys Schenke of Buckley died Oct. 16, 2015, in Enumclaw. She was 91.
She was born Jan. 17, 1924, in Seattle to Christo-pher and Agnes Hanson and grew up in the Ballard district of Seattle. She married Ralph Schenke in 1942 and lived in California and Seattle while he was deployed to the Pacific as a gunner in the Army Air Corp. She had two daughters and, after the war, she and her husband moved first to Renton and then to Seattle where she remained until 2003 when she moved to Buckley to live with her daughter Sheri. For most of her life she was a stay-at-home mother. For a short time during World War II she worked at Woolworth’s department store in Seattle.
She enjoyed camping, traveling to Hawaii and Reno and lavishing affection on her dogs. She was devoted to her grandchildren great-grandchildren, attending their recitals, plays, sports events and birthday celebrations.
She is survived by son-in-law Gary of Enumclaw, two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by grandson Michael in 1971, husband Ralph in 1998 and daughters Linda in 2012 and Sheri in 2015.
This is Part 2 of a three part in-paper Enumclaw mayoral debate between Jan Molinaro and Kim Lauk. Both are first time candidates for mayor. The incumbent, Mayor Liz Reynolds, chose not to seek a third term.
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are on the rise across the U.S. and Washington and King County data show a similar trend towards more syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia.
Bills show hundreds of residents doubled or tripled their water usage in the past two months, but many say they’ve not increased, or even decreased, their water consumption, and the city’s system must be wrong.
The Courier-Herald is publishing a three-part debate between Black Diamond Mayor Carol Benson and her opponent Judy Baxley. Last week, candidates answered questions concerning the city, and what they would do as mayor to address any issues. This week, Part 2, is a chance for candidates to rebut their opponent’s statements. Part 3 will wrap-up with final statements.
Oakpointe is gearing up to start home construction in the Ten Trails project in Black Diamond — the developer is only waiting for is final authorization by the City Council. Final plat authorization was submitted by Oakpointe to city staff on Aug. 30, and after staff review, sent to the City Council for action on the Oct. 5 meeting. Council tabled the item to the Oct. 19 meeting. Additionally, a new roundabout opened in the city.