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Last-minute goal erases North Kitsap lead

POULSBO — If only the game had ended when the clock did. As the North Kitsap-South Kitsap soccer game entered its final two minutes Tuesday night, the scoreboard clock, which is configured for football, froze at two minutes.

Kingston man carrying on a carving tradition

KINGSTON — At 20, David Robert Boxley has learned traditional wood carving from his father, David Boxley. Slowly but surely the younger Boxley is making a name for himself in the art world.

Erik Lindbergh retraces grandfather’s flight

Seventy-five years after his grandfather paved the way for aviation advances, his grandson is hoping to do the same in finding new treatments for rheumatoid arthritis and breakthroughs in space travel. On May 1 Erik Lindbergh, grandson of aviation pioneer Charles Lindbergh, will recreate the historic flight made in 1927.

Strong individual performances highlight NK meet

POULSBO — Rachel Walters shattered the North Kitsap girls’ record for pole vault Wednesday afternoon, topping the bar at 8’6” while the previous record had been 7’6”. “If anyone stood out, it’s that young lady,” said co-head coach Tim Adams. “She was great.”

Students take poetry to the street

POULSBO — Students at North Kitsap High School could read snippets of Pablo Neruda, Langston Hughes or Maya Angelou while passing from class to class last week, and all they had to do was look down. As a project, students scrawled poetry on the sidewalks and stairs outside the school. Some of the poetry was that of the most famous poets in the country; other lines were the students’ own.

Judge tosses out suit against Suquamish Tribe

TACOMA — A U.S. District judge in Tacoma has dismissed a case against the Suquamish Tribe.

Who can you really trust?

The current sex scandal in the Roman Catholic Church, recent arrests of area teachers, coaches and Scout leaders charged with a whole sewer of sexually related abuses against children in their care has raised the issue of trust for many parents who are concerned about their children. Who can you trust with your children? How do you keep your child safe from abuse? How can we monitor the behavior of those we trust with our children?

Pearson renovation bid approved

Work to being this summeron North Kitsap's oldest school.

Nelson Park grounds finally get some TLC

Knowing that actions speak louder than words, supporters of a renovated Nelson Park converged on the Viking Avenue site Monday to show the city that they aren’t afraid of a little hard work. About 10 volunteers led by Bill Austin spent their afternoon pulling weeds and cutting blackberry bushes in an effort to beautify the often overlooked Poulsbo amenity. The effort, which continues this Saturday at 10 a.m., is just part of a plan to ensure that Nelson Park not only regains its former charm, but retains its historic house as well.

Kudos given to earth-conscious volunteers, businesses

The Kitsap County Commissioners have honored a number of area businesses, volunteers and students for environmentally friendly acts.

Large to run against Rockefeller

Sounding the Republican themes of overspending and over-regulation, Bremerton auto body-shop owner Don Large announced Friday that he will seek the 23rd District legislative seat held by Rep. Phil Rockefeller, (D-Bainbridge Island). “I’ve never seen government run anything really efficiently,” Large said in an interview Friday.

Verksted Gallery turns 15 today

Co-op art studio has become a major Poulsbo attraction.

Alvarado seeks Kitsap County Treasurer seat

POULSBO — Her experience with accounting pre-dates the advent of the home computer, but Paulette Alvarado has definitely changed with the times. After 25 years with the City of Poulsbo, though, Alvarado decided earlier this month that there would not be a twenty-sixth. Instead, the accounting manager has decided to take the advice of Washington State Treasurer Michael Murphy and seek Sharon Shrader’s soon-to-be-vacated position as Kitsap County Treasurer.

Guest Opinion: Jay Inslee

Our seniors must have quality health care. We can afford Medicre and Medicaid. It is just a matter of getting our priorities straight.

Celebrate, it’s your Earth Day

Two groups in the North End are celebrating Earth Day today — the Miller Bay Citizens Action Group and Stillwaters Environmental Center. EcoFest will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Stillwaters, 26059 Barber Cutoff Road.

Break out the Jameson?

Is it time to celebrate the progress on Poulsbo's branch campus of Olympic College? You may want to hold off on that toast.

A whole new ballgame for North girls

POULSBO — The question was as sudden as a swing, as unexpected as a hole-in-one. Brian Bignold, coach of the girls’ golf team at North Kitsap High School, was at an early season-practice when one of the girls made the green in five strokes.

Viking track team falls behind Cougars

SILVERDALE — Once again, several great individual performances by members of the NKHS track team were overshadowed by another team’s depth. The strong Central Kitsap Cougars, one of the top two teams in the league, beat the North Kitsap girls 104-40, and the boys 95-47.

Hansville woman killed in car crash

DRIFTWOOD KEY — Maia Skeisvold, 68, of Hansville was killed and her husband critically injured when their car hit a power pole Thursday morning. The couple was Airlifted to Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center with head injuries where Maia died later that afternoon. Austin, 75, is listed in critical condition.

Next week is WASL week for NK students

POULSBO — More than 1,500 students in the North Kitsap School District will begin taking the Washington Assessment of Student Learning next week. The test, which students will have to pass to graduate beginning with the class of 2008, is taken by grades 4, 7, and 10.