House of Knowledge gets national attention

LITTLE BOSTON — The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe’s efforts to raise money for its House of Knowledge is starting to pay off in many, many ways.

Supporters make a stand, Phelps does not

POULSBO — If there was a point Fred Phelps was trying to make Saturday night, it’s pretty safe to say he failed.

Brownies sweeten future for local waterway

POULSBO — A group of growing young minds was growing a future for one local waterway last week.

EPA begins process of evaluating the KHS site

KINGSTON — In what looks to be a tough road ahead, the Environmental Protection Agency called an informal meeting to discuss how it will conduct testing of the former Nike missile site that could potentially become the new Kingston High School in 2006.

Lady Vikes victorious over Roughriders

POULSBO — As the season winds down, the pressure is on for the varsity girls’ soccer team to get the necessary wins to qualify for the Narrows League Tournament. But a 3-1 win in Port Angeles Oct. 21 lifted a little weight off their shoulders.

Grading the candidates for school board

With the November 4 elections looming, three of the five seats on the North Kitsap School Board of Directors are up for grabs.

Weather runs amok, gives good lessons

SCANDIA — Heavy winds and torrential rainfall the last two weeks were an inconvenience for some, a little more than that for others. For Dwight and Paulene Droz of Scandia, it was the latter.

Shoeboxes spread holiday cheer

POULSBO — Although Jolly St. Nick’s big night is still two months away, for those involved in Operation Christmas Child the holiday season is practically right around the corner.

Vandals’ graffiti paints skaters into a corner

KINGSTON — Discussion about the current state of local skate parks has county officials, community members and skaters doing flips and turns, but not so much on the concrete jungle.

M-U-D spells trouble say Olhava appellants

POULSBO — When it comes to stormwater systems, theory is nice but the wet stuff is the real test.

Benthic testing turns up more than sludge in bay

POULSBO — Wet and tired from digging, Colleen Thompson sighed, “Ours was just mud,” explaining the contents of her bucket of material taken from the Liberty Bay waterfront.

CK downs Vikings as swim teams ready for districts

SILVERDALE — Senior Jacklene Salwei set a new school record, but the North Kitsap varsity swimming and diving team could not stroke past the CK Cougars, losing 105-81.

New blood and old leadership will mix in school district

No matter what happens Nov. 4, the North Kitsap School Board will be pumping in some new blood. As it does this — with the consent of the voters — the Herald hopes its readers will also opt to retain a member who has been a grand addition to the group.

Forming solid relationships with customers

KINGSTON — Alex Iles and Eric Peterson are pretty sure there isn’t another contractor out there who will stand on the roof of a project, protecting it from rain at 8 p.m. on any given night.

Lane closures slated on Hood Canal Bridge

HOOD CANAL — Motorists using the Hood Canal Bridge this week may want to include additional time in their schedule when crossing the floating structure. Scheduled bridge maintenance is expected to take place Oct. 23. There will be alternating traffic on State Route 104 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Heins takes libero position to new level

POULSBO — For the North Kitsap Lady Vikings, Jamie Heins is the last line of defense.

The magic lute’ marks its 90th year

POULSBO — Platefuls of Norwegian food, music and smiles were the orders of the day as First Lutheran Church’s annual Lutefisk Dinner turned 90. The event, which had its humble beginnings in the church’s original social hall as a congregation-only gathering has long since opened its kitchen to the general public.

A new look brightens an old friend

KINGSTON — Those who helped with the recent upgrades and renovations to the Kingston Community Center expect their kids and grandkids to take advantage of their work.

Paddling forward with new words

LITTLE BOSTON — It was a night when emotions ran high for Port Gamble S’Klallam tribal members, literally and in spirit.

Generator fumes nearly poison a Poulsbo family

POULSBO — The time of year when winter storms visit and power generators come out of storage has officially arrived in North Kitsap.