Central Kitsap

David Mitchell joined Olympic College as president in 2002. At the end of the year, he’s retiring.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Olympic College’s Mitchell: Supportive community made being president ‘a lot of fun’

BREMERTON — “I’ve had a great time working at this college,” said David Mitchell, who retires at year-end as president of Olympic College. “The community… Continue reading

David Mitchell joined Olympic College as president in 2002. At the end of the year, he’s retiring.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group
The county Public Works Department and the Government Affairs Committee have been working to spread the word about alternate routes to and from Old Town Silverdale. (Visit Kitsap)
The county Public Works Department and the Government Affairs Committee have been working to spread the word about alternate routes to and from Old Town Silverdale. (Visit Kitsap)
North Kitsap guard Raelee Moore drives the lane against Central Kitsap. Moore scored 23 points in her team’s Opening Day victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap guard Raelee Moore drives the lane against Central Kitsap. Moore scored 23 points in her team’s Opening Day victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
The land on which Old Mill Park now stands was once owned by Anders and Anna Nelson, who arrived in Silverdale from Seabeck before 1909. (Central Kitsap History Club)

Old Mill Park/Westfall-Schneebeck Lumber Company | Past & Present

The land on which Old Mill Park now stands was once owned by Anders and Anna Nelson, who arrived in Silverdale from Seabeck before 1909.… Continue reading

The land on which Old Mill Park now stands was once owned by Anders and Anna Nelson, who arrived in Silverdale from Seabeck before 1909. (Central Kitsap History Club)
<em>Klahowya’s Gabrielle Mercoux and Rylee Radford chase down a loose ball during an early season game against Port Angeles. Radford was one of four Eagles players to be named to the All-League team. </em>Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News

Webb named Coach of the Year; Hudson, Troy, Sargent MVPs | Girls Soccer

Another season has wrapped up on the pitch in Kitsap County. Klahowya and Olympic both captured league championships, with North Kitsap and Central Kitsap also… Continue reading

<em>Klahowya’s Gabrielle Mercoux and Rylee Radford chase down a loose ball during an early season game against Port Angeles. Radford was one of four Eagles players to be named to the All-League team. </em>Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News
Steven Strachan, chief of the Bremerton Police Department since 2013, becomes executive director of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs on Jan. 1.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group
Steven Strachan, chief of the Bremerton Police Department since 2013, becomes executive director of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs on Jan. 1.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Those extra toiletries can make a difference

AAA’s Soap for Hope drive benefits YWCA’s ALIVE Shelter

Strachan plans to stay in Bremerton after leaving department

Strachan plans to stay in Bremerton after leaving department

Will become executive director of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs

Strachan plans to stay in Bremerton after leaving department
Most of the damage from the fire was done to an outdoor carport area.                                CKFR / Courtesy photo
Most of the damage from the fire was done to an outdoor carport area.                                CKFR / Courtesy photo
The 1923 Post Office basketball team | Past & Present

The 1923 Post Office basketball team | Past & Present

By RANDY HUNT | Past & Present Two members of the 1923 Post Office basketball team were brothers Ervin and Walter Berg. The accompanying photo… Continue reading

The 1923 Post Office basketball team | Past & Present
Toy drive for ill children at it again this year

Toy drive for ill children at it again this year

BREMERTON — Last year, Zachary Darner, 8, and a friend collected 259 toys — more than five times their goal — to donate to children… Continue reading

Toy drive for ill children at it again this year
Greene, Hoffman re-elected; Buesch, Foley leading | Election Notebook

Greene, Hoffman re-elected; Buesch, Foley leading | Election Notebook

Central Kitsap School Board, Illahee Port, Silverdale Water, North Perry Water District

Greene, Hoffman re-elected; Buesch, Foley leading | Election Notebook

Sullivan, Gorman, Goodnow leading for Bremerton City Council | 2017 Election

BREMERTON — Patricia Sullivan and Kevin Gorman were elected to the Bremerton City Council from districts 1 and 3, respectively, Nov. 7. Michael Goodnow had… Continue reading

David Mitchell, current Olympic College president, uses a loader instead of a shovel at the ceremonial groundbreaking for the school’s new College Instruction Center groundbreaking ceremony Dec. 17, 2015. Mitchell retires Dec. 31, 2017.                                Michelle Beahm / File photo

OC president candidate forums continue through Nov. 14

BREMERTON — After vetting more than 100 candidates, the Olympic College Board of Trustees narrowed down the list of possible new presidents to six candidates,… Continue reading

David Mitchell, current Olympic College president, uses a loader instead of a shovel at the ceremonial groundbreaking for the school’s new College Instruction Center groundbreaking ceremony Dec. 17, 2015. Mitchell retires Dec. 31, 2017.                                Michelle Beahm / File photo

Greene, Richards preliminary victors for Central Kitsap School Board positions

CENTRAL KITSAP — Eric Greene and Bruce Richards are on track to win their election races for Central Kitsap School District board of commissioners. Richards… Continue reading

Strakeljahn

Strakeljahn re-elected to Bremerton Port Commission | 2017 Election

BREMERTON — Bremerton Port District voters had a choice between Axel Strakeljahn and his economic development track record over the last six years; and Robert… Continue reading

Strakeljahn
The Silverdale High School Class of 1915 poses for a class photo in the Silverdale Community Hall, upstairs from Emel’s Livery Stable. Central Kitsap History Club

A history of the Old Town Pub | Past & Present by Randy Hunt

The Old Town Pub recently made news when it was reported that Kitsap County declared the building unsafe and set a deadline for it to… Continue reading

The Silverdale High School Class of 1915 poses for a class photo in the Silverdale Community Hall, upstairs from Emel’s Livery Stable. Central Kitsap History Club
Sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Scott Wilson updates reporters late Oct. 31 about the death of a 9-year-old boy in Bremerton. The boy’s mother is charged with second-degree murder.                                Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Scott Wilson updates reporters late Oct. 31 about the death of a 9-year-old boy in Bremerton. The boy’s mother is charged with second-degree murder.                                Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office
Left, Rachel Newhard leads the pack at Chambers Bay on Oct. 28. She captured Klahowya’s first individual district championship in over a decade. Right, Lucas Becker crosses the finish line in fourth place at the West Central District meet.                                Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group
Left, Rachel Newhard leads the pack at Chambers Bay on Oct. 28. She captured Klahowya’s first individual district championship in over a decade. Right, Lucas Becker crosses the finish line in fourth place at the West Central District meet.                                Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group
Central Kitsap freshman Maya Nichols leads the pack on her way to winning a district championship. She finished with a time of 18:53.60. Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group
Central Kitsap freshman Maya Nichols leads the pack on her way to winning a district championship. She finished with a time of 18:53.60. Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group