Wolves stop Viking charge

PORT ORCHARD — The running backs may have had the spotlight during Friday night’s game between North Kitsap and South, but the special teams stole the show.

Collecting shoeboxes of holiday cheer

POULSBO — Tracy Wall’s sons always start getting anxious for the holidays about this time of year.

Friday Night Jam Circle in full force

KINGSTON — Along with the creative and artistic energy filling the Old Kingston Hotel, another type of lively spirit is evolving in the new art center.

Training dogs and owners to surmount obstacles

KINGSTON — Shelley Malan is helping local dogs “go places” and she doesn’t mean house-breaking them.

North suffers two-loss week to South, Olympic

POULSBO — Two first-half goals, one by air and one by land, helped propel the Olympic Trojans to a 3-1 win over North Kitsap last Thursday.

Editorial-Phil’s solid as a Rock’ in Oly

Like a prizefighter stepping back into the ring to take a few more hits, Phil Rockefeller has been a steady advocate of Kitsap County’s needs as a Representative in the 23rd District.

Editorial-Appleton has what it takes

The steps to the Capital in Olympia are steeper than one may think and the road there is not an easy one. Unfortunately for Democrats and Republicans, once they surpass the status of candidates and are elected to represent their areas they quickly discover that life on the bumpy campaign trail wasn’t so bad after all.

Vikings tangle with league-rival Cougars

The look on Central Kitsap coach Gordy Bushaw’s face said it all during the Cougars first game Tuesday against North Kitsap in Silverdale.

Honoring an educator and friend

PORT GAMBLE — “Is that Rose?” “What the heck was her name... Oh, one’s a Webster girl…” “Is that her here? That must have been her…” Students who attended Little Boston School, Poulsbo Elementary and the North End School (now David Wolfle Elementary) from the early-1940s through the 1960s reminisced about their old school days on the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 1, starting with the old black and white pictures hanging on the wall of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Dining Hall.

Editorial-County tax is a worthy cost

Once again, the voters will be asked to open their wallets for the benefit of Kitsap County as we consider a property tax lid lift.

City rate study back to drawing board

POULSBO — An update of Poulsbo’s utility rates will have to wait a little longer as the City Council has sent it back to committee for more work.

Editorial-Referendum 51 fits Kitsap

For those of you who think transportation is simply roads, highways and byways — Think again.

Volunteers fuel effort for outdoor classroom

POULSBO — The woods near Poulsbo Elementary have a new addition: four picnic tables and two small wooden foot bridges.

Reptileman’s scaly creatures wow Wolfle students

KINGSTON — Offer the kids at Wolfle Elementary a treat and they won’t ask for pizza or Krispy Kreme donuts, they’ll ask for iguanas and king cobras.

Actors pay tribute to Harry Chapin in song and in deed

POULSBO — Theatrical works often have the power to move audiences, and this month the Poulsbo Players say their newest work has also inspired the entire theatre.

Council opts for ‘no comment’ on R-51

POULSBO — It could become one of the most contentious ballot measures in the general election, and the Poulsbo City Council has opted to stay out of the fray.

Suquamish Tribe digs deep for new casino

SUQUAMISH — A six-year dream for the Suquamish Tribe and Port Madison Enterprises came true Monday morning with a shovel of dirt.

Wolfle Elementary gets a playful addition

KINGSTON — Don’t be surprised if the new playground games at Wolfle Elementary put a new spring in principal Mary Jane Fraser’s step.

NK’s Blackwood snags OC coaching job

POULSBO — Clay Blackwood, who graduated from North Kitsap High School in 1990 and has been an assistant coach with the fastpitch team for the last eight years, has taken a job as assistant coach with the Olympic College fastpitch softball team.

Grandson’s admiration leads to local museum

POULSBO — A plain sign is all that marks the portal that is the front door to the A. Phimister Proctor Museum and curator Sandy Church likes to call it “Poulsbo’s best kept secrets.”