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School district purchases land for new high school

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:58PM

KINGSTON — North Kitsap School Board meetings are not usually filled with spontaneous celebration, especially when they are reaching their fourth hour. But after the school board approved the final item on the agenda of Dec. 13, the 15 members of the audience still in the room filled it with clapping and cheers.

Bellringer sounds joyful noise

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:58PM

Old friends and new friends have been extra generous this holiday season and the North Kitsap Bellringer Fund continues to grow daily. Now at more than $15,000 we are making steady progress toward the fund’s goal of $25,000. If you haven’t yet stopped by the North Kitsap Herald office, or Kitsap Bank with a donation—please be sure to do so early next week.

Kingston Christmas stirs the spirit

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:58PM

KINGSTON — Seventeen days before Christmas and all through the streets Kingstonites were a stirrin’ and eager to meet — guess who? Santa Claus, the jolly old elf, made several appearances at the Kingston Country Christmas celebration held Saturday. If you didn’t catch him posing for pictures and taking down wishes at the Kingston Community Center, then you might have seen him atop a red fire engine as he arrived to light the tree at the marina. He could also be seen later at the Kingston Cove Yacht Club greeting the boaters and enjoying some homemade chili.

Fishline reeling with holiday basket needs

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:58PM

POULSBO — Some Fishline clients could be facing a not-so-happy new year if the donations from the community don’t increase soon. With less than two weeks to go before Christmas, the Poulsbo food bank is practically swimming in requests from families who are still seeking donated holiday baskets. And, as the clock winds down, officials at Fishline are facing the prospect of having to dig into the organization’s coffers to put food on the tables of needy families throughout North Kitsap.

Behavior problems rise slightly after Sept. 11

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:58PM

POULSBO — It doesn’t necessarily show up in progress reports or disciplinary actions. But in the hallways and classrooms of the North Kitsap School District, administrators have noticed a change in students after the attacks of Sept. 11.

Bellringer donations pouring in

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:58PM

The need is ever so great this Christmas season in North Kitsap. But, the generosity of North Kitsap families and businesses always seems to increase to meet the need. A steady stream of donations has brought the Bellringer Fund to nearly the halfway point of our $25,000 goal.

Dead tree clearing angers tribe, public

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:58PM

POULSBO — If a tree falls in a the woods and into a salmon stream and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? Who knows. If it falls next to Poulsbo Village, it caused plenty of noise.

Point No Point Casino: a new beacon for fun seekers

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:58PM

LITTLE BOSTON — Gaming just got a little more competitive in North KItsap. The Point No Point Casino, well on its way to completion, will open this spring with the typical and not so typical casino fare and flair. “We plan to really concentrate on customer service. There’s room for two of us,” said Patricia McFadden, general manager for the casino.

Add Bellringer to your gift list

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:57PM

Trying to choose a gift for a person who seems to have everything? Consider making a donation in their name to the Bellringer Fund. Many people choose to honor a special friend, or the memory of a special person with a donation each year. You’ll know your contribution truly helps a North Kitsap family in need.

Drenched, blustery Yul Fest warms spirits

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:57PM

POULSBO — It may have been an omen when the typically “picture perfect” Miss Poulsbo Jeana Ostheller showed up looking a bit frazzled with her umbrella turned inside-out. Ostheller’s smile revealed that she was none the worse for wear though as she nestled in her fur cape for protection against fierce winds and bone-chilling rain.

Rolling out the fire engine red carpet

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:57PM

KINGSTON — When Herb Todd, a founding member of Suquamish Volunteer Firefighting Association, began serving his community more than 50 years ago, there was no such thing as 911 or radio contact. There was no such thing as North Kitsap Fire & Rescue.

Pearl Harbor memorial event set for Friday

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:57PM

KEYPORT — Every year, Wes Carey invites as many Pearl Harbor survivors as he can to a memorial event in Keyport.

Bellringer fund counts on you

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:57PM

What’s the right amount to donate to Bellringer? Any amount will help. We’ve had contributions from children of less than a dollar as well as very large (often anonymous) amounts. Every donation, large or small, is greatly appreciated and makes a difference in the lives of a family in North Kitsap.

Mud slide snarls traffic, delays ferry

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:57PM

Mother Nature gave North Kitsap motorists a double whammy with snow on Wednesday then a mud slide on Thursday morning. Thursday’s mud slide on Bainbridge Island near Reitan Road closed down State Route 305 and the Agate Pass Bridge from about 6:30 a.m. to about 8 a.m. when one lane of alternating flow traffic was restored. The slowdowns lasted until both lanes of traffic were opened in late morning and the backups were finally alleviated.

UGA: The end is near

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:57PM

POULSBO — It’s been like watching a couple of tennis players try to whack a bowling ball over the net, but after seven years of trial, error, confusion, derision, agreement and debate, efforts by Kitsap County and Poulsbo to create an Urban Growth Area for the city could be coming to a close later this month. Kitsap County commissioners Wednesday night said they hoped to make a final decision on the long-standing issue by the end of the year and now all city officials can do is wait and see what happens. They will not be alone.

Celebrate the holiday season Kingston country style

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:57PM

KINGSTON — The turkey’s soup. Time to take out the tinsel. This weekend a crew of volunteers will transform downtown Kingston into a garlanded splendor. They are decorating for Kingston’s biggest event of the year — one rivaled only by the Fourth of July.

Bellringer fund growing quickly

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:57PM

Bellringer donations are beginning to pour in, maybe it was the snowy weather that inspired giving, but we received donations from many old friends.

Setting sail into the past

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:57PM

POULSBO — When Capt. Ed Shields was asked why he wrote his book “Salt of the Sea,” he didn’t hesitate before responding, “I’m the only person who could do this. If I didn’t, no one would and it would be lost.” The statements are as true as the ocean is deep.

Little Norway readies to light up the holidays

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:57PM

POULSBO — They’re not as mean as they look. And despite the fact that they wear horned helmets, thick furs and carry such weapons as battle axes and swords, Poulsbo’s Vikings are actually a pretty decent group.

Former cheerleader sues school district

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:57PM

POULSBO — A former cheerleader is suing the North Kitsap School District, contending that the district violated its own safety policy and rules and that violation resulted in her injury. Kelli Fredrickson, whose name was Kelli Ratley-Alvarez when she attended North Kitsap High School, claims in a suit filed in Kitsap County Superior Court that she was originally injured during an away game against Olympic High School on Oct. 8, 1998.

Bellringer off to a good jingle

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:56PM

Trips to the post office are so much more fun during the holidays because we always find the Bellringer checks waiting. Some arrive in colorful holiday cards, and others with notes remembering a loved one. and we’re glad to receive every contribution—large or small. In just our first week, the North Kitsap Bellringer Fund is already over $1,000, a joyful beginning.

Candles light the way to freedom

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:56PM

"POULSBO - It was a small gathering, but Old Glory may have never flown so proudly as it did Thursday night in Poulsbo. "

Primary Election Results

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:56PM

Bruce leads mayoral primary; Regis and Appleton race is too close to call.

Editorial

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:56PM

Let us all pray

"In NKSD, counselors respond to tragedy"

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:56PM

"POULSBO - Many aid crews went into action after this week's terrorist attacks on the eastern seaboard. Among those aiding people in pain were the counselors and psychologists in the North Kitsap School District. When students arrived at schools in the district Tuesday morning, the world had become a different, more frightening place. Kids and adults were assisted in dealing with that reality by the district's counselors. "

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