It took Navy veteran Bill Nickerson nearly 63 years, but he finally made it to a place he never dreamed he’d go: Washington D.C., and the many war memorials that dot the nation’s capital.
From a tiny pioneer outpost with muddy streets and civic leaders of occasionally questionable judgment, Bremerton has grown into a vibrant city that is an inseparable partner to one of the most important military installations in the United States arsenal. But who was William Bremer?
While everyone from medical personnel, social workers and public health policymakers struggle to grasp the breadth and threat of the ever-growing opioid epidemic, one particular group has potentially the most to lose.
An eerie phenomenon sweeping across the country does not yet appear to have taken a foothold in this region. They’re creepy clowns, and to hear tell, they’re hiding behind every streetlight in America.
The next issue after 9/11 was dated Sept. 15 — four days after the attack. So it’s hard to gauge from news coverage the shock people on the Kitsap Peninsula felt on the day itself. The front page displayed a large, respectful photo of an American flag, billowing gently in the sunshine. A story accompanied the photo, describing ways people were trying to hang onto some semblance of normality in the face of a world coming unhinged.
The former director of the USS Turner Joy was honored with the William J. Diffley Award for his longtime service as a Navy Seal and later working to advance the movement to preserve historic naval vessels.
Kyle M. Lynch was convicted of third-degree molestation in 1995, attempted child molestation in 2006 and communication for sexual purposes with a minor in 2005 and 2006 in Snohomish County.
Today we enjoy the internet; social media; cellular communications; region-wide, color-coded real-time traffic information; and the almost comical attempts by local news media to outdo each other with their traffic and weather reporting, but in the summer of 1991, there was none of that.
The heroin and opioid epidemic sweeping the nation has not spared “God’s Country,” as some local politicians like to call it. The number of Kitsap County’s recent deaths-by-heroin has jumped suddenly, and show no signs of slowing down. The subject is so front-and-center in the national dialogue that it drew a mention on President Barack Obama’s weekly radio address. The epidemic has even become part of the presidential campaign.
Al Duke, who has headed the fire department for nearly 20 years, told Mayor Patty Lent that he would retire from his post Jan. 26. Cathy Johnson worked her way up from the city treasurer’s office to become finance head two years ago. She will retire Dec. 31.
Pat Wilson paid a visit to Bremerton on Thursday evening, Sept. 22, at the request of Mike “Smitty” Smith, the owner of Mobster Mike’s Comedy Club. The club, located on 4th Avenue in downtown Bremerton, is the only full-time comedy venue on the Kitsap Peninsula, and for a nationally-known booker and talent agent, this is an ode to a three-decade friendship.
After nine weeks of testimony and three days of deliberation, a Kitsap County jury on Tuesday morning found Gerardo DeJesus guilty of two counts of murder for a fatal shooting at the Kariotis Mobile Home Park in East Bremerton.
For the 23rd consecutive year, the Port of Bremerton returned a clean bill of financial health from the Washington State Auditor’s office for the fiscal year 2015. But in a sad irony, the person most responsible for that performance did not get to celebrate.