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Dust off the polka attire

PORT GAMBLE — When it comes to eating a German seasonal sausage loaded with sauerkraut and throwing back a rich German beer, Rohn Rutledge remembers a time when North Kitsap reveled in the fall traditions of Oktoberfest.

South’s Wolves out sprint Vikings for first league win

PORT ORCHARD — The North Kitsap Vikings may be young and talented, but they’re still young. On Tuesday afternoon, it showed against an experienced South Kitsap team that went to the state quarterfinals last season.

New event sails in for antique yachts

POULSBO — Little Norway will be trying a new spin on an old event when a familiar group of antique yachts grace Liberty Bay this weekend.

Garden club gets rooted

KINGSTON — The women who make the Little City By the Sea beautiful with their floral creativity are back at it again. Members of the Kingston Garden Club will meet today at 10 a.m. at the North Kitsap Fire & Rescue headquarters on Miller Bay Road to kick off their 53rd year as an organization.KINGSTON — The women who make the Little City By the Sea beautiful with their floral creativity are back at it again. Members of the Kingston Garden Club will meet today at 10 a.m. at the North Kitsap Fire & Rescue headquarters on Miller Bay Road to kick off their 53rd year as an organization.

Foot ferry discussion aims to inform public

KINGSTON — Questions have been asked and people have been wondering how a certain transportation proposal in the upcoming November election could change the future of Kitsap County.

Something’s rotten on the Poulsbo boardwalk

POULSBO — After speculation last week that he may have to close the waterfront boardwalk this winter, Public Works Superintendent Bill Duffy said it will stay open.

Tribe’s meeting deserves input

Tomorrow is an important day for Old Man House State Park. It’s an important day for the Suquamish community as well. If all goes as it should, the state-owned park will be returned to its rightful owners — the tribe — and will remain open to the public. Maintenance should then fall on the tribe and members of the Suquamish Olalla Neighbors.Tomorrow is an important day for Old Man House State Park. It’s an important day for the Suquamish community as well. If all goes as it should, the state-owned park will be returned to its rightful owners — the tribe — and will remain open to the public. Maintenance should then fall on the tribe and members of the Suquamish Olalla Neighbors.Tomorrow is an important day for Old Man House State Park. It’s an important day for the Suquamish community as well. If all goes as it should, the state-owned park will be returned to its rightful owners — the tribe — and will remain open to the public. Maintenance should then fall on the tribe and members of the Suquamish Olalla Neighbors.Tomorrow is an important day for Old Man House State Park. It’s an important day for the Suquamish community as well. If all goes as it should, the state-owned park will be returned to its rightful owners — the tribe — and will remain open to the public. Maintenance should then fall on the tribe and members of the Suquamish Olalla Neighbors.

County road idea irks Hansvillites

HANSVILLE — Residents along Hood Canal Drive NE are fighting to keep their road the way it is — small with just minor pavement repairs. But Kitsap County has proposed several options to enlarge the route, including building a brand new road.

Local kids end summer with a drive for Fishline food bank

POULSBO — While other kids were squeezing the last bit of fun out of summer, three local kids were making sure a few more families had enough to eat.

North tangles with Bainbridge to open season

POULSBO — Neither the Vikings nor the Spartans came away with a win Monday night, but both claimed victory.

Info doesn’t stack up for city council on cabin yet

POULSBO — Interest in moving the Martinson log cabin to Nelson Park is high but the city council isn’t quite ready to get out the moving boxes just yet.

Positive action comes out of tragic events

KINGSTON — Members of the North Kitsap Boys & Girls Club are emphasizing Jan. 5, 2004 as a very important day to mark on next year’s calendar.KINGSTON — Members of the North Kitsap Boys & Girls Club are emphasizing Jan. 5, 2004 as a very important day to mark on next year’s calendar.KINGSTON — Members of the North Kitsap Boys & Girls Club are emphasizing Jan. 5, 2004 as a very important day to mark on next year’s calendar.

Suquamish Tribe explores Old Man Park’s use for the public

SUQUAMISH — The Suquamish Tribe wants to hear from the people who matter the most when it comes to the Old Man House State Park — the people who use it.

Will KT’s ferry proposal float?

This isn’t so much an editorial opinion on Kitsap Transit’s passenger-only proposal as it is a hope to open discussions on something that is inevitable as taxes — the need for improved transportation. With the state shoving off on it’s own foot ferries next week, the KT plan is certainly one worth considering.

Suquamish project hits a bump

SUQUAMISH — The renovation of Suquamish Elementary’s mechanical and electronic system has suffered a short circuit. The North Kitsap School District expected to receive about $1.2 million in matching funds from the state for the project, which should begin next summer.SUQUAMISH — The renovation of Suquamish Elementary’s mechanical and electronic system has suffered a short circuit. The North Kitsap School District expected to receive about $1.2 million in matching funds from the state for the project, which should begin next summer.SUQUAMISH — The renovation of Suquamish Elementary’s mechanical and electronic system has suffered a short circuit. The North Kitsap School District expected to receive about $1.2 million in matching funds from the state for the project, which should begin next summer.

Putting one foot before the other for a cure

POULSBO — Sisters Betty Bennett, Rebecca Finch and Christlyn Hill will never forget the empty wheelchair. Bennett walking, Finch pushing a walker and Hill in a wheelchair, the trio had nearly made the trek around Seattle’s Green Lake at the first ever Walk for Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). When the finish line was in sight, Bennett urged Hill to leave her wheelchair behind.

Viking gridders rush to a speedy start

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND — The first big moment of Friday night’s football game between North Kitsap and Bainbridge may have come through the air, but it was the plays on the ground that settled it.

County residents prepare to ‘ride the wave’

KINGSTON — Members of the “Yes! Kitsap Passenger Only Ferries” campaign want county residents to “ride the wave of the future.”

NK swimmers and divers hope to lap competition

POULSBO — The lazy summer months weren’t so lazy for members of the North Kitsap swimming and diving team.

Cleared country corner is no longer a mystery

KINGSTON — Mike Clementz was more than happy to explain last week why the corner of State Route 104 and Miller Bay Road had been recently cleared. The President and CEO of Frontier Financial Corporation, which owns Poulsbo-based Frontier Bank, confirmed Sept. 2 that his company owns the 13-acre property and plans to develop a portion of it with local businesses.