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In Paris, ‘wary but not afraid’: An interview with Brenda Prowse

  • Nov 17, 2015 at 7:00AM updated at 12:35PM

Brenda Prowse and Hugh Nelson are longtime Poulsbo residents now living in Paris. The night of the terrorist attacks on Nov. 13, they were dining near the Eiffel Tower with a friend from Poulsbo, Randi Strong-Petersen. In this interview with the Herald two days after the attacks, Prowse recounts the events of that evening – and how life in Paris, while solemn, is returning to normal.

Vikings win 17-6 in first round, quarterfinal comes to Poulsbo | 2A State Football Championship

  • Nov 15, 2015 at 7:29AM

The road to the 2A State Football Championship goes through Poulsbo. The Vikings (5-1, 8-3) defeated SPSL champ River Ridge (7-0, 10-1) in the first round 17-6, Nov. 14 in Lacey.

Three Top 5's for North Kitsap swimmers; Kingston's Velie finishes 8th and 9th | 2A Girls State Swimming Championships

  • Nov 14, 2015 at 7:04PM

North Kitsap and Kingston swimmers finished as among the state’s top swimmers in the 2A Girls State Swimming & Diving Championships, Nov. 14 at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

Archbishop Murphy ousts North Kitsap from state volleyball tournament | 2A State Volleyball Tournament

  • Nov 14, 2015 at 6:29PM

North Kitsap’s season ended with a 3-1 loss to Archbishop Murphy in the 2A State Volleyball Tournament Nov. 14.

NK swimmers advance in five events; Kingston’s Velie advances in breaststroke | 2A Girls State Swimming Championships

  • Nov 14, 2015 at 7:57AM

North Kitsap swimmers advanced to the finals in five events, and Kingston freshman swimmer Claudia Velie advanced in the 100-yard breaststroke, in the prelims of the 2A Girls State Swimming & Diving Championships, Nov. 13 at the King County Aquatics Center.

Vikings could play for fifth in state volleyball tournament | 2A State Volleyball Tournament

  • Nov 14, 2015 at 7:08AM

North Kitsap lost 3-0 to Ellensburg in the 2A State Volleyball Tournament Nov. 13, and moves on to the consolation round and a chance at fifth place.

Three Poulsbo residents in Paris report they are safe

  • Nov 13, 2015 at 7:06PM

A Poulsbo resident and two former residents in Paris report via social media that they are safe. Authorities there say at least 150 people were killed in several terrorist attacks in Paris Nov. 13.

Happy birthday to you: Poulsbo woman wins ‘HGTV Urban Oasis’

  • Nov 13, 2015 at 9:57AM

The day before her 32nd birthday, dental assistant Crystal Harriman of Poulsbo received a phone call notifying her that she was the recipient of a very special birthday gift.

It’s never too late to thank a veteran | My View

  • Nov 12, 2015 at 3:01PM

Today, most of us have family members, friends or acquaintances that served in Vietnam. It is never too late for us to undo the disservice done to many veterans who returned home and were disdained or ignored 40 years ago.

Safety on our roads: It starts with you | In Our Opinion

  • Nov 12, 2015 at 2:58PM

It’s been another deadly year on Kitsap’s roads. With winter weather nearing, it could get worse. But it doesn’t have to.

Pieces of school history unearthed in Raab Park

  • Nov 12, 2015 at 2:03PM

Fragments from Poulsbo’s past, buried for decades and long forgotten in Raab Park, have been discovered. They are the capstones from the original North Kitsap Union High School, the gateway to the future for Poulsbo students from 1930 to 1986.

North Kitsap, Kingston swimmers head to state | 2A State Swimming Championships

  • Nov 12, 2015 at 1:29PM

North Kitsap and Kingston swimmers prepare for state championships as they celebrate their team success.

1 dead, 1 medflighted after collision on Sawdust Hill | Updated

  • Nov 10, 2015 at 1:00PM updated at 5:23PM

A vehicle passenger was killed in a collision with a Waste Management truck on Sawdust Hill Road near Pimlico Place Nov. 10.

Poulsbo City Clerk Nicole Stephens resigns

  • Nov 10, 2015 at 4:32PM

Poulsbo City Clerk Nicole Stephens resigned Nov. 9, effective Nov. 13. Stephens, a certified municipal clerk who worked for the city since 2008, cited stress and health issues as reasons for stepping down.

North Kitsap girls soccer, volleyball teams place second at districts, head to state | Playoffs

  • Nov 10, 2015 at 2:52PM

The North Kitsap girls soccer and volleyball teams placed second at districts and advance to state. The Kingston volleyball team narrowly lost a state berth in a 3-1 loss to Sequim. Here's the latest playoff schedule as of Nov. 10.

Poulsbo police chief received reprimand from mayor in August

  • Nov 10, 2015 at 11:00AM updated at 2:13PM

Poulsbo Police Chief Al Townsend said the female officer wanted to show him her “cool fingernails,” which she had painted with glow-in-the-dark polish. She then gave him a hug to thank him for trying to help her with a shift change, he said. It was about 3 a.m. and his office lights were off. In retrospect, “I could have handled it better,” Townsend said Nov. 6.

Celebration of Life for Richard Ham Nov. 22 | Passages

  • Nov 10, 2015 at 9:11AM

A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Vinland Elementary School teacher Richard Ham at 2 p.m. Nov. 22, at Vinland Elementary. The celebration is open to the public.

Annual Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 11 at fairgrounds pavilion

  • Nov 9, 2015 at 3:59PM

Doors open at 9 a.m. for the annual Veterans Day Ceremony at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds pavilion, Nov. 11. The event is reportedly the largest Veterans Day program in Washington.

The United States Marine Corps: A 240-year tradition | Veterans Day feature

  • Nov 9, 2015 at 1:00PM updated at 3:03PM

The Continental Congress on Nov. 10, 1775 approved the resolution to establish two battalions of Marines able to fight for independence at sea and on shore, as the war for independence from Britain neared.

There’s a lot that’s new in old downtown

  • Nov 9, 2015 at 1:00PM updated at 3:02PM

New shops upgrade spaces, contribute to eclectic feel

Gulf War veteran presented with ‘Quilt of Valor’ | Veterans Day feature

  • Nov 9, 2015 at 12:55PM

Jay Humphries stood before the crowd of students and staff members at Gateway Christian School’s Peterson Hall and told of his experience as a military gunner, sniper and medic in Iraq. In April 1991, while deployed there, he stepped on a land mine. “I lost both legs, one eye, the other eye was badly injured,” he said.

Vikings defeat Fife 49-7 to place fifth at district, advance to state | Football

  • Nov 6, 2015 at 11:00PM updated Nov 7, 2015 at 7:19AM

The North Kitsap Vikings defeated the Fife Trojans 49-7 to place fifth in the West Central District 3 football playoffs and advance to the state tournament.

Making mental health care for veterans in the Pacific Northwest a priority | My View

  • Nov 6, 2015 at 4:00PM updated Nov 7, 2015 at 7:15AM

On this upcoming Veterans Day, we’re reminded of the millions of brave men and women that have stood on the front lines for our country. But rarely are we reminded of what these soldiers and military personnel endure once they rejoin civilian life.

I-1366: The explosion heard ’round the capitol | The Petri Dish

  • Nov 6, 2015 at 9:00AM updated Nov 7, 2015 at 7:15AM

Voters have spoken and no one could be pleased more by what they said than Tim Eyman. The professional initiative promoter from Mukilteo had another anti-tax measure on Tuesday’s ballot. And like many of its predecessors it is passing with support in nearly every county in the state.

Good time for mediation at Port of Kingston | In Our Opinion

  • Nov 6, 2015 at 9:00AM updated Nov 7, 2015 at 7:15AM

Congratulations to all of the candidates in the general election. Even those who didn’t win raised issues and contributed ideas that could help make for a better community. This is the first in a series of editorials on what needs to be accomplished post-election.

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