North Kitsap Herald

Heading into 2020 with a look back to 1920

Heading into 2020 with a look back to 1920

With 2020 now upon us and another year of incredible stories ahead, the North Kitsap Herald decided to take a look back 100 years ago… Continue reading

 

<strong><em>Left: </em></strong><em>Local residents were given a chance to weigh in on the Moon landing in “Man on the Street” interviews. </em><strong><em></em></strong>                                <strong><em>Right</em></strong><em>: The opinion page from the July 23, 1969 edition of the Kitsap County Herald features an editorial by then-editor and publisher David Averill asking why we can put a man on the Moon, but can’t get a bus from Seattle to Poulsbo or vice versa.</em>                                 Kitsap Regional Library archives

A look back: The Kitsap County Herald reacts to the Moon landing

The 50th anniversary of the Moon landing is Saturday, July 20

 

Bill Effinger | Adequate housing for all Poulsbo citizens, a must

Mayor and city council must assure affordable housing is available

 

Poulsbo in focus

Welcome to my new column which will feature comments from and about our local leaders and everyday citizens who make up the population of the… Continue reading

Poulsbo in FOCUS

Researching for this article, I found that the year 2019 should prove to be quite interesting politically in that five of the seven Poulsbo council… Continue reading

Effinger: History Repeating Itself

Effinger: History Repeating Itself

Digressing from my focus on local government, I am sharing a “history repeats itself” moment to illustrate the current trend of young people becoming active… Continue reading

Effinger: History Repeating Itself

Civic engagement starts with a well-informed public

A recent visit to the Poulsbo office of the North Kitsap Herald by Congressman Derek Kilmer produced the following comment during an interview with reporter… Continue reading

Poulsbo in Focus: Garland’s run shows winds are changing

By Bill Effinger This recent headline in the Kitsap Daily News caught my attention: “Poulsbo workshop will examine mayor’s salary, executive structure.” This is important… Continue reading

The Harry Potter birthday bash will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 30 at Mrs. Muir’s House, 32199 N. Rainier Ave., Port Gamble (Sophie Bonomi/Kitsap News Group)

Muggles invited to Harry Potter’s birthday bash July 30

“A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest man”

The Harry Potter birthday bash will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 30 at Mrs. Muir’s House, 32199 N. Rainier Ave., Port Gamble (Sophie Bonomi/Kitsap News Group)
Dr. Laurynn Evans, superintendent of the North Kitsap School District                                 Dr. Laurynn Evans, superintendent of the North Kitsap School District
Dr. Laurynn Evans, superintendent of the North Kitsap School District                                 Dr. Laurynn Evans, superintendent of the North Kitsap School District
The new fireboat will be a specially-equipped, 28-foot aluminum boat built by North River Boats. Poulsbo’s fireboat will resemble the Clark County boat shown here.                                North River Boats/Contributed
The new fireboat will be a specially-equipped, 28-foot aluminum boat built by North River Boats. Poulsbo’s fireboat will resemble the Clark County boat shown here.                                North River Boats/Contributed

Former NFL pros share skills and drills in West Sound football camp

KINGSTON — Do you want to be a better football player? On July 10 and 11, Kingston-based West Sound Youth Football is bringing a skills… Continue reading

American Legion hopes essay contest will build better citizens

American Legion hopes essay contest will build better citizens

Five Poulsbo Middle School eighth-graders honored for their compelling essays on the Constitution

American Legion hopes essay contest will build better citizens
Members of North Kitsap High School’s Class of 2017 are jubilant as they arrive for graduation, June 9, at North Kitsap Stadium. (Angie Donovan/Kitsap News Group correspondent)

‘Reach for Tomorrow’: Hundreds are graduating from area high schools

POULSBO — Seven North Kitsap schools and more than 550 high school and college graduates. West Sound Academy was first to host commencement exercises for… Continue reading

Members of North Kitsap High School’s Class of 2017 are jubilant as they arrive for graduation, June 9, at North Kitsap Stadium. (Angie Donovan/Kitsap News Group correspondent)
For the thrill of the catch

For the thrill of the catch

Jordan Orong prefers rod and reel to video games. And chances are good this 8-year-old angler can outfish you

For the thrill of the catch
A conversation with three-time state tennis champion Danya Wallis

A conversation with three-time state tennis champion Danya Wallis

POULSBO — On her Facebook page, North Kitsap High School junior Danya Wallis posted a photo of her late father. “It’s been six years since… Continue reading

A conversation with three-time state tennis champion Danya Wallis
Vikings win district baseball championship | Playoffs

Vikings win district baseball championship | Playoffs

POULSBO — As Kitsap’s 1A and 2A teams continue in their state championship bids, here’s a look at how the playoff picture is shaping up.… Continue reading

Vikings win district baseball championship | Playoffs
Vikings win district baseball championship | Playoffs

Vikings win district baseball championship | Playoffs

POULSBO — As Kitsap’s 1A and 2A teams continue in their state championship bids, here’s a look at how the playoff picture is shaping up.… Continue reading

Vikings win district baseball championship | Playoffs
The Olympic League Championship track meet is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. May 6 at North Kitsap High School. Eleven teams are scheduled to compete. This photo is from the Lil’ Norway Invitational, April 22 at North Kitsap. (Sophie Bonomi/Kitsap News Group)

Local teams headed into post-season

OLYMPIC LEAGUE West Central District 3 2A Baseball Tournament North Kitsap (10-1,13-2 Olympic League 2A champions) hosted their last regular-season game against Peninsula High May… Continue reading

The Olympic League Championship track meet is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. May 6 at North Kitsap High School. Eleven teams are scheduled to compete. This photo is from the Lil’ Norway Invitational, April 22 at North Kitsap. (Sophie Bonomi/Kitsap News Group)
‘The running makes the music’: Vinland music teacher runs the Boston Marathon

‘The running makes the music’: Vinland music teacher runs the Boston Marathon

POULSBO — Larry Orando, music teacher at Vinland Elementary School, finds musical inspiration in Bach’s “The Art of Fugue” and “Brandenburg Concertos” and enjoys the… Continue reading

‘The running makes the music’: Vinland music teacher runs the Boston Marathon