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"POULSBO - Whack. Just like that, the ball which could give Poulsbo Place its final plat approval is sitting squarely in the court of Security Properties, Inc. If the developers of the 164-house project on Jensen Way return the city's serve, eight years of what has been a back-and-forth contest could very well come to a much awaited conclusion. However, getting the ball over the net by next Wednesday won't be an easy strike for SPI. City council Wednesday night approved a motion to put the final plat on next week's agenda, giving the developers a scant seven days to address a laundry list of concerns raised by the engineering department. The unanimous decision was spawned from councilwoman Connie Lord's urging her fellow elected officials to move the project along. Oddly enough, the move came less than one week after councilman Mike Regis was chastised by Mayor Donna Jean Bruce and others after pledging similar city support to the plat. Regis' promises were made during a special session between SPI and city officials last Wednesday. The remarks upset the city structure because Regis apparently overstepped his powers by telling developers that the engineering department would do whatever necessary to work toward final plat approval. "
Charges filed with national relations board over alleged misconduct.
"POULSBO - A food-service worker in North Kitsap must also be a nutrition expert, a customer service expert, and a fortune teller. Chris Cofer, the head cook at North Kitsap High School, fills all these roles. Cofer comes to work at 6:30 a.m. every morning to keep the high school students fed a before-school breakfast, a snack at 9:05, and lunch. Cofer got involved in schools by volunteering when her daughter was in second grade. That was ten years ago. In the meantime, Cofer said, I just worked my way up. Cofer did indeed; next year she will be the president-elect of the Washington School Food Service Association, which has 2400 members across the state. "
Vote was unanimous-198-0.
They could face removal from office.
"FEDERAL WAY - The North Kitsap Viking football team opened their season by beating Decatur Friday night, 36-17. The game saw the Vikings attack through the air and by land, with quarterback Ryan Buchanan throwing three touchdown passes, and running back Chris Allsop rushing for 210 yards on 36 carries. Coaches and players admit that the Vikings could have played better, but they'll take the win anyway. The offense did very good, the defense made some mistakes, head coach Jerry Parrish said after the game. There were a couple of coaching errors. It's the first game for the players and the coaches, I guess. "
"POULSBO - Melissa Steele was getting tired of the commute from Edmonds to Bellevue, but when she relocated in Poulsbo about a year ago things went from bad to worse. On average, Steele was spending 20 hours a week traveling to and from her job. Sitting in traffic. Ferry lines. Bad drivers. The works. She'd had it. To make things more unbearable, typical commuter food, she found, leaves a lot to be desired. Living in the fast-paced world left Steele with very little time to cook and even less time to eat. Like the majority of those who spend their weekdays stopping and going on their way to work, her diet consisted of a wide array of grocery deli grub, fast food, pizza and (ugh) frozen dinners. "
"POULSBO - Don't bother looking in the garden for these flowers. Orange, blue and brown roses? Lilies with pink and green petals? They only seem to grow when kids and seniors get creative each day at Martha and Mary Lutheran Services. With classical music playing in the background, four local youngsters and a group of ladies spent their Monday morning trading colored pens and taking turns smelling scented markers. "
Progress made in all grades tested.
Memo chastises Councilman Mike Regis for 'promises' made to developers of Poulsbo Place.
"Lance Corporal Stanley Brown (at left) helps a kindergartner at Wolfle Elementary School in Kingston get his name tag all squared away on his very first day in a classroom. Brown was one of several volunteers from the U.S. Marine Corps to assist the young students in preparing for the new school year. In the parking lot, Marines took turns escorting the kids to class and seeing some young patriots in distress, Lance Corporals Butler, Robert Kaminski and Thomas Decker even helped raise Old Glory high above the school yard. "
Commissioners look into possible expansion of local boundaries.
"Ask sophomore Christina Miglino about her experiences at West Sound Academy and her face lights up. Ask her what she likes better about this school than her previous one and she'll launch into a series of reasons, but ultimately settles on single theme - the faculty. They are really inspiring... My goal in life is to do something to help others and I really feel that the staff here is here for the kids, she says, noting that the smaller class size helps contributes to a more inviting atmosphere for one-on-one learning, You get all your questions answered in class. At a school where class size ranges from three to 15 students per class, this is more than a ringing endorsement, it is a fact. What makes Miglino's endorsement even more notable is that she's been at the school for less than a week. "
"We're big on recycling in North Kitsap, we recycle more than 2,000 tons of resources every year. When we lost our former recycling center on Little Valley road, many city and county officials worked together to provide an effective interim site, then a permanent site that is appropriate for today's needs and anticipates future growth. "
"POULSBO - All the hard work paid off. Jim Robson and Divina Ormsby both worked this summer to improve themselves. They ran and practiced to make sure they would be ready for North Kitsap High School's first cross-country meet. The work showed Thursday, as Ormsby and Robson were the two top finishers for the North squad, who faced Port Townsend and Bremerton High Schools. The meet was held at Poulsbo Junior High, and the athletes ran through a winding track more than a mile long. Ormsby finished sixth overall in the girls' division with a time of 22:19. Robson was sixth in the boys' with 16:58. It was a pretty good time for a first meet, Robson said. It was a good first meet for me. "
"POULSBO - The North Kitsap High School girls' soccer team opened their season with a win Thursday night, shutting out Central Kitsap 1-0. The Lady Vikings struck early in the game. In the second minute, North Kitsap's Brandy Madle and Chelsie O'Neill-Dewing were flying down the field on a break. Madle passed to O'Neill-Dewing, who was running down the wing. O'Neill-Dewing's pass back to Madle found her right in front of the net. When her shot was deflected by the Cougar keeper, the ball rolled to Lindsey Ross, who kicked it into the left side of the net. It was 1-0 North Kitsap, and would stay that way for the rest of the game. "
"Washington will face a job crisis unless schools start teaching technological skills earlier in their curriculum, according to Rep. Jay Inslee. It's going to be the great bombshell that will explode on this country, Inslee said. Inslee met Sept.1 with vocational school administrators from districts comprising the West Sound Consortium. They discussed how Washington schools can increase the number of students leaving high school with high-tech skills. Consortium members, citing a study by the American Electronics Association, said the state and nation are falling behind the demand for high-tech workers. Although the number of high-tech jobs grew 21 percent between 1990 and 1998 in the U.S., the number of high-tech degrees dropped five percent. The study said Washington schools should hope to supply at least technical workers a year by 2008 to keep up with the number of jobs available."
"SUQUAMISH - At first, Colin McDonald wasn't sure about the senior trip his older brother Ross suggested. Colin, who is now 19, was about to graduate from North Kitsap High School, and his brother kept talking about this trip, a bike ride. But Colin was hesitant. I said no, he said. Then after that I said nothing, then at Christmas, our aunt bought us some tents. The boys' mother, Bethany McDonald, explains, The family had invested in it. So Colin agreed, and the boys starting planning for this trip: a bike ride across the United States. It seemed like a fun ride, Ross, 21, said. He graduated from Western Washington University and will begin graduate studies at the University of Washington in the fall. I had been at school a long time, and wanted something to do before I returned for more schooling. The trip, which was to wind through the northern United States, soon became a family affair in more ways than one. "
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