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<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.

Kitsap County auditor’s office seeking committee members

Committee members to draft voters’ guide arguments against proposed school ballot measures.

Bremerton police officers consult near the scene of an officer-involved shooting Dec. 17. (Nick Twietmeyer/Kitap News Group)

Bremerton police officers recovering from wounds; family offers thanks

BREMERTON — The Bremerton police officers who were shot during a confrontation with a domestic violence suspect Dec. 17 are recovering from their injuries, and… Continue reading

Bremerton police officers consult near the scene of an officer-involved shooting Dec. 17. (Nick Twietmeyer/Kitap News Group)

Authorities are trying to figure out what spurred couple’s deaths

Social media images show a couple happy and in love

Bremerton Police officers and crime scene investigators examine the scene of an early morning shooting Dec. 17 between two officers and a 53-year-old man. Nick Twietmeyer/Kitsap News Group.

Friends of Bremerton shooter say he had marital problems

Suspect dead; two police officers recovering from injuries

Bremerton Police officers and crime scene investigators examine the scene of an early morning shooting Dec. 17 between two officers and a 53-year-old man. Nick Twietmeyer/Kitsap News Group.

Two Bremerton police officers shot; suspect killed

Two Bremerton police officers were shot and the suspect killed this morning near Lions Park

Two people were found dead in this home Dec. 13 on Marion Avenue in Bremerton. (Nick Twietmeyer/Kitsap News Group)

Police: Deceased man was a USS Nimitz sailor; wife fatally stabbed

BREMERTON — A 23-year-old airman stationed aboard the USS Nimitz is believed to have fatally stabbed his wife and then hanged himself in their Marion… Continue reading

Two people were found dead in this home Dec. 13 on Marion Avenue in Bremerton. (Nick Twietmeyer/Kitsap News Group)
Two people were found dead in this home Dec. 13 on Marion Avenue in Bremerton. (Nick Twietmeyer/Kitsap News Group)

Deaths may have been murder-suicide

BREMERTON — Bremerton police officers called to a home on North Marion Avenue shortly before 7 p.m. Dec. 13 found two people inside, both dead.… Continue reading

Two people were found dead in this home Dec. 13 on Marion Avenue in Bremerton. (Nick Twietmeyer/Kitsap News Group)
<em>Olympic’s Evan Turnquist dishes off to a teammate as North Kitsap’s Kai Warren (left) steps up to play defense.</em>
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North Kitsap dominates in early match with Olympic

POULSBO — Round one goes to North Kitsap. In a showdown between the top two Olympic League teams, the Vikings dominated both ends of the… Continue reading

<em>Olympic’s Evan Turnquist dishes off to a teammate as North Kitsap’s Kai Warren (left) steps up to play defense.</em>
                                Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group
Colleen Smidt

Community activist Colleen Smidt dies at 48

Served on county, school district committees; wrote column for Bremerton Patriot and Central Kitsap Reporter

Colleen Smidt
Bremerton Mayor-elect Greg Wheeler talks issues with Kitsap News Group’s Richard Walker.

Bremerton Mayor-elect Greg Wheeler | Kitsap Conversations

BREMERTON — Bremerton’s new mayor, Greg Wheeler, sat with Kitsap News Group managing editor Richard Walker prior to the Nov. 7 general election to talk… Continue reading

Bremerton Mayor-elect Greg Wheeler talks issues with Kitsap News Group’s Richard Walker.
U.S. Navy sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), cut the Sailor of the Year cake, Nov. 3 in the Sea of Japan. From left, Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 1st Class Hugo Echeverritrujillo, Senior Sailor of the Year; Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class James Gibbens, Sailor of the Year; Capt. Kevin Lenox, commanding officer; Electronics Technician 3rd Class Dallymae Arce, Junior Sailor of the Year; Air Traffic Controller Airman Apprentice Connor Jonas, Blue Jacket of the Year. (Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Emily Johnston/U.S. Navy)

USS Nimitz returns to Naval Base Kitsap Dec. 10

The ‘Old Salt’ returns to Bremerton on Dec. 10. Here are recent moments from the ship’s voyage home

U.S. Navy sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), cut the Sailor of the Year cake, Nov. 3 in the Sea of Japan. From left, Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 1st Class Hugo Echeverritrujillo, Senior Sailor of the Year; Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class James Gibbens, Sailor of the Year; Capt. Kevin Lenox, commanding officer; Electronics Technician 3rd Class Dallymae Arce, Junior Sailor of the Year; Air Traffic Controller Airman Apprentice Connor Jonas, Blue Jacket of the Year. (Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Emily Johnston/U.S. Navy)
<em>Olympic senior Kiki Mitchell looks to go up for a basket against Bainbridge’s Anna Kozlosky and Grace Carson (right). Bainbridge won the game 56-43. </em>Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group

Bainbridge tops Olympic, 56-43 | Girls basketball

Sophomore guard Olivia Wikstrom led Bainbridge with 21 points

<em>Olympic senior Kiki Mitchell looks to go up for a basket against Bainbridge’s Anna Kozlosky and Grace Carson (right). Bainbridge won the game 56-43. </em>Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group
Dr. Marty Cavalluzzi was offered the presidency of Olympic College Dec. 4.
                                (Photo: courtesy of Olympic College)
Dr. Marty Cavalluzzi was offered the presidency of Olympic College Dec. 4.
                                (Photo: courtesy of Olympic College)
From left, Poulsbo Red Apple Market owner Jeff Uberuaga helps load donated canned goods into Les Schwab Tire Center trucks for delivery to Food Lifeline, Nov. 17. (Richard Walker/Kitsap News Group)

Red Apple, Les Schwab give to local food banks | Season of Giving

Les Schwab Tire Center, Poulsbo Red Apple Market, and Red Apple customers contributed $5,200 worth of groceries and other goods to Food Lifeline in time… Continue reading

From left, Poulsbo Red Apple Market owner Jeff Uberuaga helps load donated canned goods into Les Schwab Tire Center trucks for delivery to Food Lifeline, Nov. 17. (Richard Walker/Kitsap News Group)

Olympic boys basketball | Winter Sports Preview

Olympic boys basketball 2016-2017 record: 20-8 Top returning players: Jaiden Mosley, senior; Evan Turnquist, senior; Keaton Dean, senior. Key newcomers: Caleb Morgan, junior. Outlook: The… Continue reading