POULSBO — Months after becoming the third-best 14-year-old team in the country, the North Kitsap Babe Ruth team received one more honor.
The team made its way to Olympia Friday and was honored by State Sen. Betti Sheldon, who read a resolution honoring the team on the Senate floor.
POULSBO — For the record, Poulsbo Junior High opened the junior-high portion of the Viking Jazz Festival with a swinging tune entitled, appropriately enough, “Front Burner.”
And Kingston Junior High ended the first day with with “Down Home Cookin’,” a tune director Jeff Haag calls a “jazz rock funk number.”
POULSBO — Claiming that manager Barbara Waltz had committed malfeasance and misappropriations, Port of Poulsbo Commissioners last Thursday night voted unanimously to terminate her from the payroll. The decision followed weeks of speculation about the manager’s future with the port and comes on the heels of a week of administrative leave.
KINGSTON — The possible transfer of ownership of 390 acres between the state and the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe is unconstitutional and should be stopped claims a newly-formed North Kitsap Concerned Citizens group.
The group filed suit against the Department of Natural Resources in Kitsap County Superior Court last week alleging the transfer would violate the Washington State Constitution.
Charter backers and opponents won’t predict an outcome of Tuesday’s vote on the government reform, but activists on both sides think it’ll be close.
Kitsap County Auditor’s Office officials, however, made one prediction: Only about half of the county’s voters will return the ballots that were mailed on Jan. 16.
A small group of area Chamber of Commerce members grilled Rep. Beverly Woods, R-Poulsbo, and Rep. Pat Lantz, D-Gig Harbor, during a Monday video-conference between Olympia and Bremerton.
Woods and Lantz both know the current legislature will be judged on how they tackle state transportation issues.
LITTLE BOSTON — Charlie Poole and Roman Ives were honored Sunday for claiming their place at the table.
The two received awards from the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe’s Anti-racism Committee for their tireless efforts in combating racism.
POULSBO — Fifty-two days and 16 games after starting their season, the North Kitsap girls’ Viking basketball players earned their first win Friday night.
Appropriately, it was a two-point edging of the Bremerton, a team that had earned its own two-point win over the Vikings earlier this year.
POULSBO — “I’ll just be a minute.”
“I’m waiting for my kids.”
“I just have to grab some lunch, real quick.”
“This is just going to take a few seconds.”
Excuses, excuses… and while the majority of the “valid reasons” why people unlawfully park in spots reserved for the handicapped are not ill intended, their impacts often are.
KINGSTON — For Dennis and Beverly Hotz, a satisfied customer is a well-rested one.
The couple owns the Bargain Stop Discount Mattresses in Kingston and for the past year and a half have been supplying North Kitsap sleepers with comfort and support.
Camp Union has a new resident, and neighbors aren’t happy about it.
Nicholas Stroeder, a 13-year-old ward of the state and convicted sex offender, moved into a foster care home on the 2000 block of Cantu Lane in Central Kitsap on Friday, Jan. 18. He was placed there after an exhaustive three-week search by the state Department of Social and Health Services.
Area residents gathered Tuesday, Jan. 22, near the intersection of Cantu Lane and Holly Road to protest the state’s decision with signs and banners.
With two nuclear reactors providing power beneath him and thousands of loved ones before him, who could fault commanding officer Capt. Rick Wren for bringing the carrier USS Carl Vinson home early on Wednesday?
The carrier completed a six-month deployment to the Arabian Sea and received a rainy greeting from 5,000 people pierside at Naval Station Bremerton and another 500 people on the Bremerton Boardwalk.
There was cake. There was singing. There were warm wishes to the birthday girl.
This birthday was the big one.
Joan McCune of Kingston celebrated her 100th birthday Thursday at the Kingston Community Center.
Orchids have been known to bring out strong emotions among those with green thumbs, and Erin Murphy is no exception.
Murphy, a teacher who works with the horticulture program at Poulsbo Junior High, recently walked among 250-plus orchids that were donated to the horticulture program a few days before, searching for blooms. One plant had unfurled its white, delicate flowers; another had grown brilliantly purple blooms, and Murphy leaned in for a closer look.