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Best-selling author, leadership coach will share his insights at benefit for ShareNet

  • Oct 7, 2011 at 5:00AM updated Oct 22, 2011 at 7:22AM

Leadership and coaching expert John C. Maxwell has written more than 60 books, primarily focusing on leadership. His books have sold more than 19 million copies, with some on the New York Times Best Seller List and translations in more than 50 languages. He’s one of 25 authors and artists named to's 10th anniversary Hall of Fame. Every year, Maxwell conducts seminars for Fortune 500 companies, international government leaders, and organizations as diverse as the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the National Football League. And now he’s coming to Kitsap County to share his insights, with all registration fees donated to ShareNet Food Bank in Kingston.

Forum tonight at 7 for Kingston Port Commission candidates

  • Oct 12, 2011 at 7:07AM

Kingston Port Commission candidates Walt Elliott and Jerry Kirschner will answer the public’s questions at a candidates forum sponsored by the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce tonight at 7 in the Kingston Cove Yacht Club. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Attendees can write questions on index cards; the questions will be asked by the moderator during the forum. Each candidate will make a three-minute opening statement, will be given one and a half minutes to respond to each question, and will make a three-minute closing statement.

Eight from North Kitsap, one from Kingston qualify for District tennis tournament

  • Oct 17, 2011 at 2:30PM

A total of nine players from the North Kitsap School District boys tennis teams qualified for the 2A Olympic League District Tournament. Included in the list of players was North Kitsap senior Zach Fohn, who took first place in the tournament.

Girls soccer: Bucs eye third seed in sub-districts

  • Oct 20, 2011 at 1:11PM

Craig Smith, Kingston High School girls soccer head coach, considered the game against the Port Angeles Roughriders Thursday a playoff game. A victory over the Roughriders would put the Bucs one game ahead and fourth in the Olympic League.

Man burned, boat singed at Kingston Marina when kerosene heater catches fire

  • Oct 21, 2011 at 6:27AM

A man suffered burns and the cabin of his gill netter sustained significant damage when the crew's attempt to refuel a kerosene heater went awry at the Port of Kingston's guest dock late Thursday. Crews were dispatched just before 11 p.m. on Thursday following a report of a boat ablaze. Because of the large potential posed by marina fire, the incident initially drew a big response.

Kingston High School girls cross country team takes first place at league meet Thursday

  • Oct 21, 2011 at 10:00AM updated Oct 22, 2011 at 7:19AM

Kingston's Marina Roberts sets course record at The Cedars at Dungeness

North Kitsap High School girls soccer wins 2-1 against Port Townsend

  • Oct 21, 2011 at 12:33PM

Kingston High School ties with Port Angeles. Team may be dropped from third seed running for sub-districts.

Kingston Buccaneers conquer Vikings during Pillage and Plunder Bowl

  • Oct 28, 2011 at 1:00AM

The Buccaneers and North Kitsap Vikings are now tied 5-2 in the Olympic League.

SoundRunner begins using ORCA on Nov. 1

  • Oct 31, 2011 at 10:09AM

The SoundRunner passenger ferry will begin accepting ORCA cards starting Nov. 1. Port Commissioner Marc Bissonette said all the equipment is in place and is being tested, and users are currently able to purchase the transit cards for SoundRunner under Kitsap Transit.

Herald's parent company buys Peninsula Daily News

  • Oct 31, 2011 at 3:00PM updated Nov 1, 2011 at 10:29AM

The Peninsula Daily News will be operated by Sound Publishing, which has 46 publications and a combined circulation of 732,700 in the Pacific Northwest. Sound Publishing is the largest community newspaper group in the Pacific Northwest.

Herald's parent company buys Sequim Gazette, Forks Forum

  • Nov 1, 2011 at 9:56AM

Olympic View Publishing Co., publisher of the Sequim Gazette, the Forks Forum and other publications, announced today the sale of the company to Sound Publishing Co. The announcement comes in the wake of the announcement Monday of Sound’s purchase of the Peninsula Daily News and Sequim This Week from Horvitz Newspapers LLC.

Prime pumpkin picking | Slideshow

  • Nov 1, 2011 at 3:13PM

Port Gamble S'Klallam Head Start students pick pumpkins and learn about farm animals on a fall-fun field trip.

Kingston Buccaneers face past rivals Friday in the playoffs

  • Nov 1, 2011 at 4:00PM updated Nov 2, 2011 at 11:19AM

The Kingston High School Buccaneers may remember their last encounter with the Steilacoom Sentinels best for an ill-fated two-point conversion attempt.

Diesel spill contained after fish-pen fire

  • Nov 3, 2011 at 4:01PM

Environmental officials believe the amount of diesel fuel that flowed into Rich Passage late Wednesday and Thursday was less than 100 gallons after a small but hot fire destroyed a shed and an air compressor at the fish-rearing pens off Bainbridge Island’s Beans Point.

When the world came to town: At the 1962 World’s Fair, Louis Larsen escorted astronauts, Kennedys, and the King of Rock

  • Nov 3, 2011 at 4:00PM updated Nov 4, 2011 at 7:13AM

Louis Larsen of Kingston may be nearly 90, but he can recall with crystal clarity details from his extraordinary job 50 years ago. Without much prompting, he remembers greeting John Glenn, the first man to orbit Earth. And singer Nat King Cole. And the other King — Elvis Presley. As director of special events for the 1962 Seattle’s World Fair, he has been recounting his story to promote “The Future Remembered: The 1962 Seattle World’s Fair and Its Legacy,” in bookstores now.

15 athletes at state cross country today

  • Nov 4, 2011 at 11:36AM

Fifteen students from the North Kitsap School District travel to Pasco today to compete in the WIAA 2A State Championships. Of the athletes competing, 13 girls and two boys will attend. North Kitsap’s Ian Christen and Kyle Ramsey were the only boys from the district to earn a pass to State this season.

'From Alone to Aloha': Poulsbo author writes about journey from abandonment and abuse to healing and joy

  • Nov 4, 2011 at 2:00PM updated Nov 9, 2011 at 5:03PM

“From Alone to Aloha” is Sonia Lien’s story about her journey of hope — from the destructiveness of bigotry to the defeat of bigotry, from abandonment and abuse to healing and joy, from profound loneliness to reunion with long lost family.

Eagles fly past North Kitsap, return to state | Football

  • Nov 4, 2011 at 11:10PM

It was all working for the Lindbergh football team Friday night as the Eagles topped North Kitsap 38-17 to advance to the 2A state tournament for the third time in the past four years. "It's a beautiful thing," said Lindbergh coach Pat O'Grady. "We've kind of got it figured out. Hopefully it stays figured out."

Sentinels end Kingston Buccaneers' playoff series | Football

  • Nov 4, 2011 at 11:00PM updated Nov 5, 2011 at 7:13AM

The Kingston Buccaneers' playoff series ended after their first game Friday night. The Steilacoom Sentinels defeated the Bucs at North Kitsap High School Stadium 38-17. The Sentinels go on to play the Othello Huskies next week. The Bucs retire their uniforms until the 2012-13 season.

About 50 take their frustration with bank fees, lack of jobs to the streets

  • Nov 7, 2011 at 4:00PM updated Nov 8, 2011 at 9:12AM

SILVERDALE — Martine Meyer hasn’t been able to use her degree in graphic design since she graduated in 2008. In fact, Meyer, 26 and living in Silverdale, hasn’t had a job in those three years. Meyer’s frustration is similar to those being expressed in the nationwide movement known as Occupy Wall Street, which has branched into just about every major U.S. city and many surrounding communities.

National test of Emergency Alert System Wednesday

  • Nov 8, 2011 at 11:00AM updated at 2:33PM

The Washington State Patrol is reminding everyone that tomorrow’s national test of the Emergency Alert System is just that: a test. This is the first time there has been a nationwide test of EAS, and there is concern that it could trigger calls to 9-1-1 from people unfamiliar with the process.

Restaurant owner charged with felony theft of sales tax, filing false state tax returns

  • Nov 8, 2011 at 2:00PM updated Nov 9, 2011 at 7:14AM

The operator of restaurants in Kitsap and Jefferson counties was charged Tuesday with filing false tax returns to cover up the felony theft of nearly $463,000 in sales tax he collected from customers but never remitted to the state. The charges against Rohn M. Rutledge, 47, were filed in Kitsap County Superior Court Tuesday by the Financial Crimes Unit of the state Attorney General’s Office at the request of the state Department of Revenue.

January fire on Country Woods Road is still being investigated; faulty Christmas lights 'not the cause'

  • Nov 8, 2011 at 3:49PM

The Kitsap County Fire Marshal’s office continues to investigate a fire that extensively damaged a home on 11611 Country Woods Road in Kingston early Jan. 16. According to the Jan. 21 North Kitsap Herald, a remotely monitored fire alarm in the house activated at 12:30 a.m., prompting a response by North Kitsap Fire and Rescue. Firefighters extinguished flames in a corner of the first floor. Fire damage was limited to the downstairs but heat and smoke affected the entire house.

Gelder has slight lead over Tibbs in early returns for County Commission, District 1

  • Nov 8, 2011 at 8:00PM updated Nov 9, 2011 at 11:00AM

Rob Gelder had a slight lead Tuesday in his bid to win another year on the Kitsap County Commission. With 25,000 ballots left to count Tuesday night, Gelder, a Democrat, received 22,545 votes to Republican Chris Tibbs’ 21,061.

Henden defeats Torrens for North Kitsap School Board, District 4

  • Nov 8, 2011 at 8:00PM updated Nov 9, 2011 at 6:53AM

Businessman Scott Henden defeated Val Torrens Tuesday for North Kitsap School Board District 4. With 9,158 ballots counted Tuesday, Henden received 4,936 votes to Torrens' 4,160.

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