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A look at the first half of 2017

A Port Orchard legend departs

Bryan Petro: Boisterous, positive and proud of his community.

Port Orchard community activist, historian Bryan Petro dies

South Kitsap booster was a ‘one of a kind’

Thomas Loren Phelps

PORT ORCHARD — Thomas Loren Phelps of Port Orchard passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 29. Loren was loved by all who knew him for his… Continue reading

SKSD boundary review committee proposes moving 391 students to different elementary schools

PORT ORCHARD — To combat overcrowding in its elementary schools, the South Kitsap School District is working to restructure the district’s attendance boundaries. On Nov.… Continue reading

Be careful: Rent thieves are at work in South Kitsap

PORT ORCHARD — Several reports of rental payment drop boxes being tampered with and rental payments being stolen has prompted Port Orchard Police to remind… Continue reading

Bremerton driver collides into utility pole while fleeing police

PORT ORCHARD — A 29-year-old Bremerton man was injured Dec. 4 when his vehicle crashed into a mailbox and utility pole as he sped northbound… Continue reading

A truck hauling a trailer with an excavator aboard overturned in the eastbound lanes of SR 16 at SR 160 Monday afternoon Dec. 4. Washington State Patrol Trooper Russ Winger said the trailer and excavator had been stolen. (Photo: Washington State Patrol)

Truck hauling stolen trailer, excavator overturns on SR 16

SOUTH KITSAP — A truck towing a stolen trailer carrying an excavator overturned Dec. 4 in the eastbound lanes of State Route 16 near Highway… Continue reading

A truck hauling a trailer with an excavator aboard overturned in the eastbound lanes of SR 16 at SR 160 Monday afternoon Dec. 4. Washington State Patrol Trooper Russ Winger said the trailer and excavator had been stolen. (Photo: Washington State Patrol)

Fleeing the law, Bremerton driver collides into utility pole

SOUTH KITSAP — A 29-year-old Bremerton man was injured Dec. 4 when his vehicle crashed into a mailbox and utility pole while fleeing Port Orchard… Continue reading

Knife fight at SK party sends two to hospital

SOUTH KITSAP — An out-of-control house party in South Kitsap Nov. 17 resulted in stabbing injuries to two area teenage males, who later were taken… Continue reading

One injury in a three-car crash

PORT ORCHARD — One person was injured in a three-car collision 11:11 p.m. Nov. 13 on State Route 16. The crash happened after a maroon… Continue reading

Donna Gaskill with her dogs, Sailor and Oliver, at the Washington Veterans Home in Retsil. The residents held a contest and voted on Sailor’s name. Both dogs help residents and staff alike destress.
                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Dog helps Retsil Veterans Home residents, staff

PORT ORCHARD — Hello, Sailor. Sailor is a dog who joins her human, Donna Gaskill, every day for work at the Washington Veterans Home in… Continue reading

Donna Gaskill with her dogs, Sailor and Oliver, at the Washington Veterans Home in Retsil. The residents held a contest and voted on Sailor’s name. Both dogs help residents and staff alike destress.
                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

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

Fugitive believed to be in Port Orchard area

PORT ORCHARD — A convicted, “high-violent” offender is on the loose and believed to be in the Port Orchard area, the state Department of Corrections… Continue reading

Manchester Community Church Choir invited to Carnegie Hall

MANCHESTER — The Manchester Community Church Choir will be celebrating the Christmas season in a special way this year by performing at Carnegia Hall in… Continue reading

Felicidades! SKSD Spanish Immersion instructor named ‘Evening Magazine’ Best Teacher

PORT ORCHARD — Michael Anderson’s fourth-grade Spanish Immersion class at Burley Glenwood Elementary in Port Orchard did something that’s not so easy for youngsters: they… Continue reading