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Selfless service earns Acorn Awards

  • Mar 1, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:20PM

KINGSTON — Inspiration and admiration flooded the hearts of the approximately 100 Golden Acorn Awards ceremony attendees last Monday at Kingston High School. More than 30 North Kitsap School District employees and volunteers were honored for their selfless service to the district’s students by the North Kitsap Parent Teacher Association Council.

Operation Christmas Child: Mission Delivery

  • Mar 1, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:20PM

POULSBO — Tamara Henry and her family have been filling Operation Christmas Child boxes for 14 years. Since 2000, she’s coordinated the Poulsbo area collection. But this year was different. This year Henry stuffed shoeboxes. This year she loaded them into trucks and shipped them off.

Online Rotary auction open to bids from around the world

  • Mar 1, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:20PM

POULSBO — The Poulsbo-North Kitsap Rotary club has officially entered the 21st century. The service organization’s 26th annual auction is ready to roll, and this year bidders won’t have to wait for a silent auction event to make a grab for some really great gear. Instead, the auction will go live online at 5 a.m. March 4, and more than 130 items will be up for bid — much like they would be on eBay — through 9 p.m. April 18.

Poulsbo’s Playter leaves police force after 23 years

  • Mar 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:19PM

POULSBO — Poulsbo Police Department’s Sgt. Bill Playter is retiring after 23 years of service, and it’s a good thing. With eight grandkids and six great-grandkids to spoil, he’s going to need all the extra time he can get.

It’s all glitz and glamour for Poulsbo chamber

  • Mar 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:19PM

POULSBO — The Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce kicked off its 55th year with a glittering, glamorous bang Friday night. Community leaders and chamber members were treated to the White Diamonds and Champagne Gala at the Kiana Lodge, where Chamber Board President Marlene Mitchell and Secretary Donna Strep honored those who “made Poulsbo shine in 2007.”

911 Briefs

  • Mar 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:20PM

NKSD awards bid for recreation complex

  • Mar 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:20PM

A portion of the North Kitsap School District school board’s year-long involvement in the development of the North Kitsap Regional Events Complex Master Plan came to a close Thursday evening, as Fischer General Contracting Inc. was awarded the contractor bid. With a unanimous vote, board members approved the base bid of $1,739,764, which is contingent upon approval from the project’s remaining partners: NKSD, Kitsap County, the city of Poulsbo and the Public Facilities District PFD).

Let's go fly a kite

  • Mar 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:19PM

The Downtown Kingston Association kicks off its first event of the year with families looking to dust off old kites or make new ones. The event, Kites Over Kingston, scheduled for March 29 at Mike Wallace Park at the Port of Kingston, brings a new reason to look skyward and hope for sunny weather in early spring.

Wanted: World-traveling delivery person

  • Mar 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:19PM

POULSBO — Former home and boat builder Wally Harrison is now in the car business. Toy cars, to be exact. The not-so-retired 80-year-old has transformed his Poulsbo Place garage into a woodworking shop where he’s producing toy cars for kids in Third World countries. And while he’s got the task of creating supply down to an art, he’s hoping to find a little help meeting the demand.

Arrests, investigation into burglaries continue

  • Mar 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:19PM

PORT ORCHARD — One more arrest has been made and more are pending in the ongoing investigation of the North End burglaries. Kitsap County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 18-year-old Shawn Jessep II of Silverdale on Feb. 26. He was charged in Kitsap County Superior Court on Feb. 27 with second-degree burglary and first-degree possession of stolen property. As of press time on Tuesday morning, he was still in the Kitsap County Jail on $30,000 bail.

Soapbox derby races into Poulsbo

  • Mar 12, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:19PM

POULSBO — The Kitsap Soapbox Derby races are coasting into Poulsbo this weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, the unpowered auto competition will be held on Dauntless Drive near Olhava. A portion of the road will be shut down both days. Normally held on Ridgetop Boulevard in Silverdale, derby organizers are testing out the new location in response to requests from businesses that their Ridgetop access not be blocked.

Brew me up a pint

  • Mar 12, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:19PM

Don Wyatt, owner of the Hood Canal Brewery, stands in front of his tasting room wearing casual open-toed sandals, jeans and an Aloha shirt covered in hops blooms. It seems ironic, as lately these plants are hard to come by and partly to blame for unraveling the once-collectively cool manner of local microbreweries.

Winona LaDuke speaks her mind in Suquamish

  • Mar 12, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:19PM

SUQUAMISH — The grains of wild rice that grow on the plains of Minnesota are varied, diverse. Some are black, some are light, some are short and fat and others are long. Some catch blight while others remain healthy, but all are sacred to the Anishinaabe.

Semi-pro soccer stadium piques interest

  • Mar 12, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:19PM

POULSBO — Rumblings of a new semi-pro soccer stadium are making their way through Little Norway. Seattle Sounders owner Robin Waite confirmed planning is currently in the design stages for a stadium that would seat 5,500-6,000 people on Urdahl Road, at the northeast corner of Finn Hill Road.

Seniors get cyber-savvy

  • Mar 12, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:19PM

POULSBO — Area senior citizens have a newly improved place to call their own. The North Kitsap Senior Citizen Center (NKSCC) in downtown Poulsbo is boasting a handful of changes that have made the Little Norway gathering place warmer, cozier and more comfortable than ever.

A living history lesson

  • Mar 12, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:19PM

EAST BREMERTON — Ten thousand years ago the Puget Sound water line was 200 feet lower. The earliest tribal settlers developed trails for hunting and routes to escape or charge attacks. Northwest tribes continued to settle around the Puget Sound and 1,800 years ago Suquamish tribal ancestors built the Old Man House in Suquamish at Port Madison. In the earlier days, tribal members practiced a complex spiritual system and shared the same creation stories still told today.

‘Middle name David’ takes on Goliath

  • Mar 19, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:18PM

A Port Townsend attorney is challenging U.S. Rep. Norm Dicks (D-Belfair), in what is admittedly an uphill battle. “My middle name is David,” said Paul Richmond, who formally announced his campaign yesterday with events in Port Orchard and Port Townsend. “We’ll see what I can do against Goliath.”

DOT revs Hood Canal closure awareness

  • Mar 19, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:18PM

POULSBO — Efforts are shifting into gear to provide drivers alternate modes of transit during the Hood Canal Bridge closure in 2009. The Department of Transportation is now working to fuel public awareness on the subject. DOT representatives at last week’s Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce luncheon said they’ll focus this spring on informing the public of all their commuting options.

Debating duo take their act

  • Mar 19, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:18PM

Kingston High School’s senior Frank and sophomore Mitch Murdock aren’t average teenage boys. Instead of spending their time making weekend plans, texting or hanging out, the Murdock brothers dedicate hours to reading newspapers, philosophy, law and foreign policy journals and the CIA World Fact Book.

Soap box derby goes A-Oh-Tay

  • Mar 19, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:18PM

POULSBO — It was a scene straight out of “The Little Rascals” this weekend on Dauntless Drive at Olhava. Colorful coaster cars and helmeted drivers peppered the make-shift track near Poulsbo’s College Marketplace for the Kitsap Soap Box Derby Association’s first Little Norway race. But there certainly were no He-Man Woman Haters in sight.

Pinewood Derby all stars to compete at district

  • Mar 19, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:18PM

POULSBO — Tigers, Wolves, Bears and Webelos from Cub Scout pack 4571 showed up to Poulsbo’s First Lutheran Church Sunday night with one mission in mind. Bearing their hand-crafted derby cars complete with pirates, super-heroes and phantoms, the boys were ready to race.

It’s an all-day affair

  • Mar 19, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:18PM

KINGSTON — Pat Pearson’s full-day kindergarten class at Gordon Elementary knows how to listen and pay attention all day long. Actually, the 21 budding pupils have it down to a science.

KPUD plans for future growth

  • Mar 19, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:18PM

HANSVILLE — Kitsap County Public Utility District managers plan to give county water systems the hook up to ensure water supply meets prospected growth demands for the North End.

Project aims to inject new life into Miller Bay

  • Mar 19, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:18PM

INDIANOLA — The Miller Bay Estuary in Indianola is about to get a little life put back into it. GEO Engineers has designed a new passage to enable the ocean tides to enter and exit the estuary naturally along with salmon, herring, smelt and other sea life. Today, the estuary’s decrepit state has one culprit: its current culvert, situated beneath Chief Sealth Drive.

Baby, she was born to sled

  • Mar 22, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:17PM

In the winter of 1994, when Port Gamble’s Iditarod competitor Laura Daugereau was 11 years old, she tied a makeshift dog harness to her little blue sled. Buster, her half-lab, half-samoyed, took off so fast the sled flipped backward. Instead of crying or giving up, she laughed.

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