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Mike Martin in the County-City Building | April 14, 1958
Successful bidder at the public auction for the old Firland Turberculosis Sanatorium. Several people in the photo include: Oriville Helgeson, Warren Dewar, Axel Fredeen, Mike Martin and Vivian Martin.
Knightly News and Events
Alumni Feature: Bob Thompson, Class of 1973
Bob Thompson ('73) has served his community in big ways since graduating from King's. As a retired Bellevue police detective, Bob worked to solve some of the most well-known crimes in the city. From the drug and FBI task force to working in the major crimes unit, Bob's career was full of intrigue. He is a graduate of Central Washington University, a husband, father, and grandfather, but before all that there was King's. Here are some of his favorite memories from his time as a Knight and a few words of advice:
"The 60's and 70's were a difficult time for a lot of people and King's Schools provided me with a Christian environment for six years in which to get my basic education. I started attending King's in 1967 when I was in 7th grade. I immediately involved myself in basketball (which seemed to be the only sport King's excelled in at that time!) and eventually by my senior year I had lettered in Cross Country, Track, Basketball, and Football. One of my favorite—and funniest—memories at King's was the year when the P.E. teacher, Mr. Lance, was so frustrated that nobody wanted to turn out for track that he required every male student to join the team. So King's had this huge track team where we all had to do at least one field and one running event. All the slow guys entered into the 100 yard dash because it was done with that fastest. Sometimes there would be half a dozen heats in the hundred just so they could get through all the King's boys!
"My time at King's is far in the past, but I would advise this year's seniors at King's, as a piece of advice, to follow what Jesus said in Matthew 22:37-39. He told a Pharisee that the two most important commandments were to love the Lord with all your heart, soul and mind and the second is to love your neighbor as yourself."