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Christen files as write-in candidate, Almond talks about the issues | North Kitsap School Board, District 2

Bruce Christen filed Oct. 6 as a write-in candidate for North Kitsap School Board. He initially decided not to run for a full term — he was appointed Nov. 5, 2014 to the District 2 position vacated by Dan Weedin, who resigned — but filed as a write-in after lone candidate Jim Almond, a real estate broker endorsed by the local Republican Party, didn’t participate in the Oct. 5 League of Women Voters candidates forum and didn’t file a candidate statement for the voters pamphlet.

Children uninjured after school bus and pickup collide

For the third time in the last eight months, the stretch of Highway 305 between Hostmark Street and Lincoln Road was the scene of a vehicle collision — and this time it involved a school bus with 48 children.

Vikings defeat Fife 49-7 to place fifth at district, advance to state | Football

The North Kitsap Vikings defeated the Fife Trojans 49-7 to place fifth in the West Central District 3 football playoffs and advance to the state tournament.

Scenes from North Kitsap High’s Homecoming Game

North Kitsap beat North Mason 49-14 on Oct. 2 during the homecoming game.

Back rent vs. black mold: Three businesses appeal eviction, say building conditions are hazardous

Jung Shin, owner of a shopping center on Viking Avenue, is suing to evict three business owners, claiming they owe her several years of back rent. The business owners, however, say Shin relieved them of rent payments until she repaired the leaking roof — work that was never completely done and has, they say, caused black mold, damage to inventory, and jeopardized the health of customers and employees.

Vikings remain undefeated with big win over Roughriders

The North Kitsap Vikings defeated the Port Angeles Roughriders 48-6 on their last home game before playoffs, Oct. 23.

Pieces of school history unearthed in Raab Park

Fragments from Poulsbo’s past, buried for decades and long forgotten in Raab Park, have been discovered. They are the capstones from the original North Kitsap Union High School, the gateway to the future for Poulsbo students from 1930 to 1986.

Working to ensure no child is hungry | Neighbors Helping Neighbors

North Kitsap’s local food banks ensure no child goes hungry with Food to Grow On and Food for Thought, support programs that provide weekend take-home food for children that otherwise might go hungry. The programs, by Kingston ShareNet and North Kitsap Fishline, respectively, ensure almost 300 children have access to food, any day of the week.

NKHS sailing team heads to nationals in Charleston

NKHS sailing team heads to nationals in Charleston — After two years down, underdogs rise to the top.

Kingston loses 66-58 to Bremerton | Boys basketball

The Buccaneers are known for their stamina in the second half, but they found their mojo too late in the game against Bremerton on Jan. 28, falling 66-58. “It was a disappointing one,” Kingston boys head coach Ben Wisniewski said. “We didn’t play 32 minutes of inspired basketball. When you take off half, it’s hard to play a whole game in 16 minutes when you’re supposed to play in 32.”

North vs. Kingston: Crosstown rivals meet

Coaches are expecting a lot from their teams, and their opponents

Message from the Moose: Mariners mascot helps pitchers promote D.R.E.A.M.

Students in the Poulsbo Elementary School gymnasium roared ecstatically as members of the Seattle Mariners D.R.E.A.M. Team — led by the Mariner Moose — arrived to talk about Drug-free, Respect, Education, Attitude, and Motivation, Jan. 26.

CK vs. NK: first game in years | Game of the Week

The Central Kitsap vs. North Kitsap football game is at 5 p.m on Sept. 9 at the Central Kitsap High School stadium.

Motorcyclist injured in crash at Bond and Pugh roads

A motorcyclist was transported to Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton after his motorcycle was rear-ended on Bond and Pugh roads at about 4:30 p.m. Jan. 5.

Suquamish United Church of Christ celebrates centennial

The first gathering of the faithful at Suquamish United Church of Christ was on April 22, 1916. Next weekend, the congregation will gather with friends and community to celebrate the church’s centennial April 24.

Putting down the beast of human trafficking

What industry is thought to be the fastest-growing criminal enterprise in the world — second to the drug trade — at $32 billion a year? The answer: human trafficking, and it’s happening here in Kitsap County.

KHS graduate, literacy advocate awarded top honor in Girl Scouts

Martha Rabura, a 2016 graduate of Kingston High School, was awarded Girl Scouts’ top honor — the Gold Award — for her efforts to create a library for the Mallory Jansen Memorial School in Sierra Leone.

Community celebrates Chamber of Commerce’s partners for progress

Ardis Morrow’s extensive community service resume runs deep. But she still did not anticipate the standing ovation of the entire hotel’s banquet room when she was awarded Person of the Year, at the Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce’s annual gala and community awards dinner at Clearwater Casino Resort, Jan. 16.

Driver in fatal crash may have been in near-collision day before

The Infiniti G35 Coupe was speeding, officials said, when it struck a fire hydrant, a large rock and a telephone pole, catapulting into Phillip and Catherine Davi’s pasture on April 19. The driver was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene.

Vikings block win from Roughriders

The last two undefeated teams in the Olympic League, the Roughriders, (2-0, 6-4) and the Vikings (3-0, 8-2), met on Jan. 5 at North Kitsap High School to compete for top spot.