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<em>From left, Lexi Higgins, Navi Dhesi, Ryan Sandoval and Sam Hair are partnered together in an effort to earn a provisional patent for their invention.	</em>Michelle Beahm/Kitsap News Group

The big idea: OC program guides engineering students from concept to patent

10 patents have been awarded to Capstone Design students since the program’s inception in 2012

<em>From left, Lexi Higgins, Navi Dhesi, Ryan Sandoval and Sam Hair are partnered together in an effort to earn a provisional patent for their invention.	</em>Michelle Beahm/Kitsap News Group

MeToo event Jan. 31 in Bremerton

To support, and increase awareness

Help Bremerton chart course for revitalization

City received $300,000 grant from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Simply Socks: Drive aims to collect more than 30,000 pairs for homeless

BREMERTON — Ten years ago, Kitsap Mental Health reached out to Kiwanis clubs in Kitsap County and asked them to buy socks to donate to… Continue reading

Tony Hillman, 39, is the newest Bremerton City Council member. (Courtesy photo)

Hillman appointed District 4 Bremerton City Council member

BREMERTON — Tony Hillman, controller for Habitat for Humanity, was appointed Jan. 10 to complete the City Council term of Greg Wheeler, who became mayor… Continue reading

Tony Hillman, 39, is the newest Bremerton City Council member. (Courtesy photo)
Darryl Thorn, 33, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for his involvement in the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in 2016.
                                Multnomah County Sheriff/Courtesy

Thorn seeks appeal of 18-month sentence

Participated in standoff at Malheur Wildlife Refuge

Darryl Thorn, 33, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for his involvement in the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in 2016.
                                Multnomah County Sheriff/Courtesy
Miss Poulsbo 2017 Caroline Atkins crowns Natalia Tucker as Holly Rouse looks on.
                                Jesse Beals/Olympic Photo Group

Titleholders’ priorities: Mentoring and empowerment

Miss Poulsbo, Miss Kitsap, Miss Silverdale win scholarships and commit to a year of service

Miss Poulsbo 2017 Caroline Atkins crowns Natalia Tucker as Holly Rouse looks on.
                                Jesse Beals/Olympic Photo Group
Greg Wheeler began his term as Bremerton mayor Jan. 1.
                                Courtesy photo

Mayor Wheeler’s first days in office

‘The top priority is to get the police chief hired’

Greg Wheeler began his term as Bremerton mayor Jan. 1.
                                Courtesy photo

Officer Mayfield will join General Investigations Unit | Police Calls

As I write my first Bremerton Police Department weekly update, I reflect on how strange it is not to have Steve Strachan in the corner… Continue reading

Bremerton schools get $1 million grant for math education

BREMERTON — The Bremerton School District was awarded a five-year, $1 million grant from the Department of Defense Education Activity, the district announced Jan. 5.… Continue reading

Rules apparently don’t apply on state ferries

I would like to speak on behalf of the 90 percent of ferry boat riders at the Bremerton Ferry Terminal who wait on the correct… Continue reading

Welcome to office, Mayor Wheeler

Welcome to the mayor’s office, Mayor Wheeler. You took some heat late in the campaign for proposing changes that were within your power to make… Continue reading

Patty Lent takes a photo with a Bremerton resident at her farewell party Dec. 28.
                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Lent: Serving as mayor was ‘a labor of love’

She’ll decide her next course after a vacation

Patty Lent takes a photo with a Bremerton resident at her farewell party Dec. 28.
                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group
<em>From left, John D. Careaga, Johnathan Higgins, Christale Careaga and Hunter Schapp were murdered in late January. The case is still under investigation.</em>	 Careaga family/Courtesy

10 Most-Read Stories of 2017 | Central Kitsap Reporter

Readers closely followed the Careaga murder case and investigation

<em>From left, John D. Careaga, Johnathan Higgins, Christale Careaga and Hunter Schapp were murdered in late January. The case is still under investigation.</em>	 Careaga family/Courtesy
Nursing student Juvylyn Purificacion uses a medical mannequin to practice her assessment skills in Olympic College’s nursing simulation lab. (Contributed photo)

Olympic College Foundation receives $1.96 million in donations

$1.2 million comes from Hospice of Kitsap County for nursing education

Nursing student Juvylyn Purificacion uses a medical mannequin to practice her assessment skills in Olympic College’s nursing simulation lab. (Contributed photo)
Zachary Darner founded Kidzz Helping Kidzz to collect donations of toys for gifting to children in three area hospitals. This year, the group collected and delivered more than 1,500 toys. (Courtesy photos)

Final toy tally: 1,500 plus

Kidzz Helping Kidzz hopes to spread more joy next Christmas

Zachary Darner founded Kidzz Helping Kidzz to collect donations of toys for gifting to children in three area hospitals. This year, the group collected and delivered more than 1,500 toys. (Courtesy photos)
The ‘Special People’s Party’ was special indeed: The event featured dancing, a visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus, and lunch. (Donna Etchey/Kitsap News Group)

Bremerton Elks hosts 30th ‘Special People’s Party’

BREMERTON — Christmas came early this year to more than 250 children and adults with special needs. Bremerton Elks Lodge 1181 hosted its 30th annual… Continue reading

The ‘Special People’s Party’ was special indeed: The event featured dancing, a visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus, and lunch. (Donna Etchey/Kitsap News Group)
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                                South Kitsap freshman Xavier Eaglin wrestles with Olympic’s Anjelo Pangelinan in the 106 finals at the HammerHead Invitational on Dec. 16.
Mark Krulish | Kitsap News Group
                                South Kitsap freshman Xavier Eaglin wrestles with Olympic’s Anjelo Pangelinan in the 106 finals at the HammerHead Invitational on Dec. 16.