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Celebration of life for Earl Hanson Jan. 9 at Poulsbo First Lutheran Church

  • Jan 6, 2015 at 11:43AM

Earl Hanson lived a full life: World War II veteran. Planner and estimator at Keyport. Skiing instructor. Past president of the Sons of Norway and the Poulsbo Historical Society. Official greeter at the Poulsbo First Lutheran Church’s annual Lutefisk Dinner. Host of countless visitors from Norway and Sapmi (the land of the Saami people). Husband of 61 years. Father, grandfather and great-grandfather. And yet, in his 91 years of life, one experience stood out to him in a unique way, having fed his early moral conscience and sense of social justice.

The Point Casino raises more than $46K for ALS Association

  • Jan 6, 2015 at 12:00PM updated at 3:31PM

The Point Casino presented a check for $46,816.93 to the ALS Association Evergreen Chapter Dec. 18.

Bucs defeat 4A Wolves | Girls basketball

  • Jan 7, 2015 at 11:27AM

The nearly unbeatable South Kitsap Wolves lost to the Kingston Buccaneers Jan. 3.

Suspect pleads guilty to threatening school, released from jail

  • Dec 15, 2014 at 2:09PM

The 18-year-old who threatened to shoot a gun in Kingston High School pleaded guilty and was released from custody Dec. 12. Matthew Allen Smiley was sentenced to three months in the Kitsap County Corrections Center, the standard sentence. Because he received credit for time served and it was his first offense, Smiley was released after pleading guilty.

Body washed up on Kingston beach identified as Burien man

  • Dec 16, 2014 at 11:00AM updated at 4:33PM

The body of a man discovered washed up on a Kingston beach the afternoon of Dec. 9 has been identified as Lawrence E. Zane, 73, of Burien.

Bucs win season opener | Girls basketball

  • Dec 16, 2014 at 3:59PM

The Kingston Buccaneers' season began with a 54-58 victory over the North Kitsap Vikings.

Vikings nearly reach triple digits in win over Bucs | Boys basketball

  • Dec 16, 2014 at 4:15PM

The North Kitsap Vikings outscored their North end rivals during the conference-opener Dec. 12. The Vikings won 97-66 at home.

Dragonfly Farms turns to crowdfunding for expansion as an events center

  • Nov 24, 2014 at 4:50PM

Dragonfly Farms has provided nursery and landscaping services for nearly 15 years at its Kingston-area location. Now the business has aims to become a draw for weddings and other events, and is using online crowdfunding to seek support so it can do so.

Two school district budget forums scheduled for January

  • Jan 7, 2015 at 1:00PM updated Jan 9, 2015 at 6:26AM

Residents will have two opportunities to learn and ask questions about the 2015-16 North Kitsap School District operating budget.

Medical emergency delays ferry from Kingston

  • Dec 17, 2014 at 10:49AM

The 10:25 a.m. sailing from the Washington State Ferries terminal in Kingston was delayed due to a medical emergency on the Tokitae.

Kilmer statement on Puget Sound Naval Shipyard’s announcement of 850 job openings

  • Nov 25, 2014 at 12:13PM

Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Bremerton, released the following statement on Nov. 25 after the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility announced it will hire 850 entry-level workers.

KHS grad named to all-academic cross country team

  • Nov 25, 2014 at 1:55PM

Ruby Roberts was named to the Pac-12 All-Academic Cross Country Team, along with 17 of her fellow Washington State Cougars.

North Kitsap School District will offer free full-day kindergarten in 2015-16

  • Jan 9, 2015 at 4:23PM

Free full-day kindergarten will be offered at all elementary schools in the North Kitsap School District for the 2015-16 school year. The North Kitsap School Board approved free full-day kindergarten at the Jan. 8 school board meeting.

Congressman will serve soup at annual Fishline fundraiser

  • Jan 9, 2015 at 5:14PM

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Bremerton, will help serve soup at North Kitsap Fishline’s annual Empty Bowls fundraiser, Jan. 10, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Gateway Fellowship.

An American in Paris: Prowse retires from real estate

  • Jan 9, 2015 at 6:52PM

Brenda Prowse, managing broker of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty on Bainbridge Island, has retired after 35 years as a real estate agent in the Poulsbo area.

Bucs lose to Oly | Boys swim

  • Dec 18, 2014 at 10:11AM

The Bucs lost 90-75 at the North Kitsap Community Pool.

Salmon recovery: The time to act is now | Being Frank

  • Jan 9, 2015 at 5:06PM

We have already developed recovery plans and identified barriers to salmon recovery in western Washington’s watersheds. Now we need a commitment from the White House to tackle the most pressing obstacles in each watershed and provide the leadership necessary to put those salmon recovery plans into action. If salmon are to be in the future of this region, we must act now before it is too late.

Poulsbo-area burglary suspect arrested on Bainbridge Island

  • Dec 19, 2014 at 5:47AM

The suspect in a Dec. 5 burglary on Laura Loop near Highway 305 was arrested Dec. 18 by Kitsap County Sheriff’s deputies. Deputies were still looking for firearms reported stolen in the burglary.

Bids will be sought for community center in January

  • Dec 19, 2014 at 11:37AM

The Village Green Foundation Board of Directors will begin accepting bids for the community center’s construction in January.

Man identified, but not much else is known

  • Dec 19, 2014 at 1:17PM

Lawrence E. Zane was born on Dec. 9, 1941, two days after the attack on Pearl Harbor propelled the United States into the Second World War. (Actor Beau Bridges and singer-songwriter Dan Hicks were born that day too). President Roosevelt gave one of his “fireside chats” over radio that day to prepare Americans for the war ahead. The U.S. conducted its first bombing mission of the war, in Luzon, the Philippines. Zane’s exit from the world was presumably quieter, and lonelier, than the times in which he entered it.

Poulsbo’s old police station may have a buyer

  • Dec 19, 2014 at 2:12PM

Sound West Group of Bremerton is negotiating with the City of Poulsbo to purchase the city's old police station property.

Boathouse is gone from Liberty Bay, but may return soon

  • Dec 19, 2014 at 2:18PM

The boathouse anchored in Liberty Bay over the past couple months has been moved to Gorst in the Sinclair Inlet, but its owner wants to bring it back to Poulsbo once repairs are finished.

Attorney General’s Office investigation leads to $90 million “cramming” payout from T-Mobile

  • Dec 20, 2014 at 8:00AM

More than 230,000 Washington customers may be entitled to restitution for unauthorized charges “crammed” onto bills.

Kingston's Drew Clark signs with University of Puget Sound

  • Jan 12, 2015 at 2:50PM

The senior post signed to the Loggers' women's basketball team recently.

Teen may be charged as an adult

  • Jan 12, 2015 at 7:00PM updated Jan 13, 2015 at 1:30PM

A hearing will be held to determine whether the alleged driver in Sunday's fatal car crash will be charged as an adult.

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