South Kitsap

Commissioners unsure who will serve as ’08 chair

After the first of the year the Kitsap County commissioners will either have a new board chairman or they won’t. The board elects its own chairman, with the choice usually agreed upon prior to the meeting. While there is no mandated order, the board has followed a south-central-north rotation for the past few years.

County’s fiscal discipline a good first step

The job our county officials have done on the proposed general fund budget for 2008 seems too good to be true. For the first time in years, the commissioners do not plan to use reserve funds to balance the budget. Instead, their stated policy is to keep the amount of expenditures equal to or less than annual revenues.

SK residents plan show of support at soldier’s funeral

A Kansas-based church is planning to protest a funeral in Port Orchard on Friday for a Bremerton soldier who died in Afghanistan earlier this month, prompting outrage from local residents who plan to respond with a show of support for the family.

State planning to pick ferry riders’ brains

A series of meetings held earlier this month to questions ferry riders is just the beginning of an extensive survey the Washington State Transportation Commission will be conducting over the next year. “This is part of a very, very big effort underway,” said Reema Griffith, executive director of the commission, explaining that the legislature gave the commission $350,000 to conduct “a very detailed assessment” of the Washington State Ferries system.

We are what we read — or at least I am

I was watching Andy Rooney recently on “60 Minutes,” something I never do. Have you noticed that he is missing one eyebrow and the other sticks out for about four inches to the side? It makes him look a bit like a unicorn. I am not sure if that is the look he is going for, but it was interesting.

Court’s actions call for a special session

I’ll believe the Legislature and Gov. Gregoire will restore Initiative 747’s 1 percent cap on property tax collections when they actually do it, I told Tim Eyman.

Beverly Russell

Beverly Russell Burdick, of Port Orchard, died on Sept. 4 at Harrison Medical Center.She was 66. She was born Jan. 7, 1941, in Port Orchard… Continue reading

Marie Blythe

Marie Evelyn Blythe died at home on Aug. 22, 2007.She was 66.She was born in Gunner, Texas, on April 21, 1941.Marie is survived by her… Continue reading

Beverly King

Beverly Wayne King, of Port Orchard, died on July 6, 2005, at home.She was 84.She was born on June 6, 1921, in Landis, Saskatchewan, to… Continue reading

Fred Barger

Fred Ray Barger, of Port Orchard, died on Nov. 15, 2004, at home.He was 52.He was born on Oct. 6, 1952, in Vancouver, Wash., to… Continue reading

Ernest Todd

Ernest A. Todd, 91, a Port Orchard resident, died June 12, 2004.He was born on June 6, 1913, in Garner, Iowa to Lester and Mary… Continue reading

Geronimo Fejarang

Geronimo Camacho Fejarang, 86, a resident of Port Orchard, died Jan. 11, 2004, at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He was born on Sept. 23, 1917, in… Continue reading

Kelly Maureen Triplett

Kelly Maureen Triplett, 34, a resident of Port Orchard, died April 13, 2003. She was born on Dec. 28, 1968 in Silver Springs, Md., to… Continue reading

Billy Miller

Billy G. Miller, 73, a resident of Port Orchard, died Dec. 19, 2002.He was born on July 25, 1929 in Harrisburg, Ill. to Edward and… Continue reading

Arnold Banzhaf

Arnold William Banzhaf, 79, a resident of Port Orchard, died Sept 13, 2002 in Tacoma.He was born Oct. 27, 1922, in Newark, N.J., to Jacob… Continue reading

Harriett Jacobsen

Harriett M. Jacobsen, 94, a former Bremerton resident, died May 6 2002 at Marine Courte in Bremerton. She was born Sept. 10, 1908 in Lynden,… Continue reading