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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.

How to tell if your tree is hazardous

As you are raking up those fallen leaves and your mind drifts back to the summer gone by, hold that chin up! Look up at those trees. Although trees provide significant benefits, trees are destined to fail.

Classic yacht event cooks

POULSBO — Budding Julia Childs, Emeril Lagasses and Bobby Flays will have a place to strut their culinary stuff this month in Little Norway. A chili cook-off and a pie baking contest have been added to the line up at the 7th Annual Classic Yacht Rendezvous, which will be held Sept. 19-21 at the Poulsbo Waterfront. The event will feature tours of classic boats from the Northwest Classic Yacht Association, but organizers added the cooking contests as part of the new family-friendly theme.

NK Schools to honor 9/11 victims

POULSBO — North Kitsap schools’ commemoration of Sept. 11, 2001 will be more low-key this year.

Point No Point plays its cards just right

LITTLE BOSTON — The Point No Point Casino is growing faster than a crowd around a winning slot machine. The former Little Boston Bingo Hall has expanded three times since its grand opening in Feb. 2002, with the most recent growth taking place Labor Day weekend.

Somebody stick a fork in me — I’m done

“I can’t believe I just ate two and a half feet.” That was from a young 20-something guy who sitting on a barstool in one of America’s great icons — an A&W Root Beer Stand, this one in Sharonville, Ohio.

Cable franchise signals new things

POULSBO — What happens when Poulsbo residents flip on their television sets the next 10 years will be determined by the city council this month.

The trouble with healing

Two years ago tomorrow marks an anniversary America will hopefully never forget. It will lose its impact over time for sure. And, years from now, the devastation that greeted millions and murdered thousands Sept. 11, 2001 will likely just be another day on the calendar.

Joe Mentor made things go in Kitsap County

The first column I wrote about Joe Mentor was in February 1968, when he walked into my office at the Bremerton Sun and asked, “So why no Forward Thrust for Kitsap County?”

Keeping the town all fixed up

KINGSTON — It may have the insignia of a nation-wide chain store, but the owners of Henery’s Hardware say its Kingston location is family-owned and run.

Fire departments plan

North Kitsap Fire & Rescue and Poulsbo Fire Department will be hosting community gatherings this week to remember the victims of the terrorist attacks that took place Sept. 11, 2001. The commemorative gathering will provide an opportunity to honor the victims of the tragedy, including fire service, law enforcement, civilians and families of those who were lost, as well as the three attack sites, the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pa.

City to make amends for Dally thefts

POULSBO — While fired Municipal Court Clerk Deborah Dally makes restitution for her embezzlement in prison, the City of Poulsbo will finally make amends of its own.

School year dawns in NK

KINGSTON — The first day of school arrived Wednesday in North Kitsap and, as usual the day was marked by a little bit of apprehension, a lot of excitement and even some celebration.

Ed Hall takes helm at Port of Kingston

KINGSTON — Port of Kingston officials decided this week their next marina leader should be a jack-of-all-trades.

Lindvig Way paving yields to leaky pipe

POULSBO — Lanes and turns on Lindvig Way were back to their original states this week. The only difference — besides a bridge underneath — is that pavement is still two weeks off.