May 2019

John A. Sinon, Jr. May 1, 1956 – May 20, 2019

John (Jack) Sinon, Jr. died Monday May 20, 2019 of complications from a stroke suffered last November.

Born May 1, 1956 in Seattle, Jack was the proud father of three sons, Michael James, Timothy John, and Alexander Evan and grandfather to Jonah, John, Leo, and Amelia all of Des Moines.  He is survived by a brother, James Sinon of Bellevue, and sisters, Catherine Dickson-Schaffer of Los Angeles, and Connie Sinon of Puyallup.

Memorial Day robbery and assault in White Center ends in arrest

Just before 1pm on Memorial Day May 27, according to the King County Sheriff a 31 year old female entered the Zipmart 10600 BLK 16th Ave SW.  She picked up an 18 pack of beer, and went out the door without paying, to the parking lot. 

The owner went outside to get the beer back and the female punched him in the face knocking him to the ground.

The owner went back inside and called 911, the female followed so he locked the door with the female inside as she started grabbing more items. 

Prior to deputies arriving, the suspect kicked the door breaking the glass and escaped outside. 

Once the King County Sheriff deputies arrived they located the female outside, and after a bit of a struggle they were able to take the female into custody. 

She was booked into King County Jail for investigation of Robbery.  The case is open and forwarded to Detectives for follow-up.    


No such thing as a fierce fish?

By Jean Godden

What's in a name? Plenty. Naming a kid, a city or a sports team could make a major difference in outcomes. Currently we're wrestling over a name for the NHL team due to start playing here in the 2021-22 season.

Picking a name isn't that easy. Take Seattle itself. The original site was called Duwamps, the name of the native American settlement. Doc Maynard, an early arrival, thought the name awkward and lobbied to change it to Seattle after his business partner, the Squamish chief who was helping him sell smoked salmon.

At first, Chief Seattle declined, fearing he would have no peace if people spoke his name after his passing. However, he relented after the settlers offered to take up a collection and pay the chief for the privilege. Seattle thus has the distinction of being the only U. S. city that bears the name of a native American, one who, by tradition, may still be turning over in his grave.