North Kitsap

Schools invite your opinion

"If you're one of those people who feel strongly your school district should spend money and make decisions, now's your chance to have a say-so. The North Kitsap School District is hosting a series of community forums at each school over the next few weeks (the forums for Vinland and Breidablik will both be held at Vinland). The forums are designed to get your reaction to a series of facilities recommendations developed by a task force of citizen volunteers. We'll also be running a series of articles in the Herald that highlight what some of the issues are with the school district's facilities. "

District asks community to help design future of North Kitsap schools

"Series of meetings planned to gather ideas, reactions. "

Skatepark proposal gaining momentum

Wednesday meeting to decide park's location.

Kingston junior high gets new athletic director

Byrd takes over in newly-made role

Short-handed Panthers open season with loss

"POULSBO - With only 18 athletes ready to take the field Thursday during Poulsbo Junior High's first football game of the season, Coach Jim Isenhour knew it was going to be a difficult game to win. He proved prophetic, with the Port Angeles Stevens Middle School Riders coming away with a 22-7 victory over the Panthers. But, Isenhour likes the spirit those few athletes showed. The game began ominously for the Panthers, when small, speedy freshman tailback Greg Donnell got the kickoff for Port Angeles. Before many of the parents had even found their seats, Donnell had found the end zone, scooting and weaving more than half the distance of the field to make the score. The point-after attempt failed, and the Riders held a 6-0 lead over Poulsbo. "

“Tribal council, gaming commissioners at odds”

Monday night meeting could result in ouster.

Local water hookups now down to a trickle

"Lawmakers, DOE, PUD seeking solutions to unclog system. "

Swim team studies Olympics for tricks

Team learns lessons from the world's best.

Fourth-quarter collapse downs Vikings

Loss drops football team to 1-2 record.

How big did your garden grow?

"Fat zucchini, pumpkins, tall corn, sunflowers and dahlias make for great fun at Valley Nursery. "

Panthers top Cavs in volleyball win

Poulsbo comes out on top in year's first match.

Port fills vacant commissioner spot

Gilbert chosen from boar interviews.

Precision NK passing defeats Bremerton Knights

Vikings beat Bremerton by 4-1 score.

New business a shoe in on Front Street

"POULSBO - There's an old saying in the business: If the shoe fits, wear it. This saying may very well have dual meanings for Brian Ballestrasse of Lemolo and could also read: If the shoe business fits, buy it. So, when Sluys Shoes was put up for sale, the seven-year veteran manager from Nordstrom's simply couldn't pass the opportunity up. Ballestrasse had visited Little Norway before and said, I always really liked the town and community here. While searching for a home here though, he was forced to make the dreaded Edmonds-Kingston commute each morning. Although traffic backups for the ferry are notorious, Ballestrasse said they weren't unbearable in his case. At least I was going in the right direction, he explained with a smile and a shrug. "

Check out the latest addition to the Kingston Library

New manager brings ideas for improvements.

Join the Kingston clean team

Volunteers needed to pick up trash.

Suquamish Elders bless Olympic College site

"POULSBO - Gray skies and rain gave way to warm weather Wednesday afternoon as officials from Olympic College and the Suquamish Tribe made a path through scrub brush and felled trees at the proposed campus site on Poulsbo's northwestern edge. It was a good omen. The sun is coming out, Olympic College president Carl Jonietz observed quietly. This is auspicious. Arriving at the chosen spot, new Suquamish Elder Gene Jones led the group through the ritual blessing of the land. Six candles were lit, one placed on the ground, the others distributed to members of the tribe. "

Bringing two cultures together

Wednesday's gathering of Suquamish Tribal members and officials from Olympic College in Poulsbo was just another sign that two different cultures can grow in understanding of one another without trampling on each other's traditions.

NK overtakes Klahowya in final minutes

"SILVERDALE - By the time 77 minutes of Tuesday's soccer game with Klahowya had ticked past, the North Kitsap High School girls soccer team apparently had decided it wasn't going to be able to go through the Eagles. Luckily for North, they got an opportunity in the dying minutes of regulation time to go over them, instead. Lindsey Ross tucked a 25-yard free kick under the crossbar after lofting it over both Klahowya's defensive wall and freshman goalkeeper Alicia Langdon for the only goal in the Olympic League matchup at Silverdale Stadium. That was just a nice shot, Klahowya coach Troy Oelschlager said, tipping his cap to Ross' game-winning marksmanship. I bet if she took 10 of those shots, she wouldn't make more than one of them. One point was all it took for NK to escape with three points that allowed it to stay tied atop the Olympic League table going into the Thursday, Sept. 21 round of games, when the Vikings had a bye. "

Poulsbo Place okay put on hold

Split vote keeps Poulsbo Place off council agenda for next two weeks.