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Let the festivities roll on

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:49PM

POULSBO — The sun might not shine on this afternoon’s 37th annual Viking Fest parade. But come rain, sleet or hail, the festival will go on. Forecasters had been predicting partly cloudy skies today and sunshine tomorrow, but apparently Mother Nature has other ideas. Showers are back in the picture this weekend, while clouds are expected to remain through at least Tuesday.

Vetter Homestead gets OK from city

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:49PM

POULSBO — On paper, the preliminary plat application for the Vetter Homestead appeared tailor-made for approval. However, two words brought the wheels of the Poulsbo City Council to a near halt Wednesday night: open space. Council members struggled with the open space concept before finally giving their unanimous approval to the proposed 93-unit subdivision on eastside of Vetter Road NE, near Viking Way and State Route 3.

Levy gets red hot support

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:49PM

KINGSTON — There was a collective gasp from a half-dozen North Kitsap Fire & Rescue staff members and commissioners in their conference room around 8:15 p.m. May 17. The Kitsap County Auditor’s office had just posted the first unofficial results of the agency’s proposed tax levy increase ballot measure and they were positive — 56.65 percent voted “Yes” and 43.35 percent voted “No.”

TenEyck’s warm teaching style earns accolades

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:49PM

POULSBO — Inside Poulsbo Junior High School teacher Gayl TenEyck’s abundantly decorated room hangs a large banner, proclaiming in bold letters: “We’re glad you’re here.”

Hansville Church building hasn’t got a prayer

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:49PM

HANSVILLE —  Normally, a bright orange condemnation tag posted on the outside of a well-used building isn’t a welcome sign. But for the Hansville Community Church Pastor Greg Uvila, it is helping energize and motivate his congregation to move forward with plans for bigger facilities.

Work won’t shovel dirt on Festival

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:49PM

POULSBO — The mere mention of backhoes, compactors and piles of dirt in American Legion Park a week before the start of Viking Fest is enough to raise eyebrows in Little Norway. But it will be OK by Friday when festival-goers begin filling the park. “The work should be done before Viking Fest starts, but if it is not, the site will be cleaned up for the public,” said Poulsbo Senior Engineering Technician Anya Funk.

911 Briefs

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:48PM

Man rescued after spending five days in car in ravine...

Clearwater flows about $150,000 to responders

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:48PM

SUQUAMISH — To the Suquamish Tribe, being specific helps. Especially when it comes being able to request money that will help improve the jobs of local law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel.

Lured by lutefisk

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:48PM

POULSBO — Just the mention of the word lutefisk can make stomachs churn, faces turn green and send an otherwise healthy person looking for the nearest medical facility. But Seattle radio personality Randy Scott from 94.1 KMPS’ Waking Crew eagerly awaits his date with the lye-soaked Norwegian delicacy.

Goodbye Narrows, hello Olympic League

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:48PM

POULSBO — The old days of the Olympic League could soon be back again. After only seven years in its affiliation with the Narrows League for high school athletics, the North Kitsap School District, joining the ranks of others in the area, is showing support for reforming the classic league, one formerly utilized for decades.

Restored truck fired up for Viking Fest

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:48PM

POULSBO — A year ago, what was left of the Poulsbo Fire Department’s 1924 novelty fire truck was nothing but parts in a box, stored in a dark corner at the district’s Surfrest station on Falkner Road. Now, in place of the box is a newly restored Model T chassis, which will make its debut in the Viking Fest Parade this Saturday.

KHS project gets boost from construction bids

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:48PM

POULSBO — The North Kitsap School Board faced a situation Monday that it’s not quite accustomed to: having extra money to spend. The board, which had been seeking a tighter financial belt in all of the school district’s programs, received two offers from contractors to build the new high school in Kingston that came in far lower than anyone had anticipated.

Viking Fest will pop into Poulsbo Friday

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:48PM

POULSBO — With less than 72 hours before the 37th annual Viking Fest kicks off, festival organizers remain as cool and confident as Jack Bauer from Fox’s hit show “24,” as all indicators are that this year’s festival could be the biggest yet.

A driving force for three decades

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:48PM

KINGSTON — There is but one constant in Barb Fulton’s life as a North Kitsap school bus driver: her bright yellow Blue Bird. The seasons change, the kids grow up — even the kids of the kids grow up — and the town in which she was raised gets bigger.

Olhava waiting list is growing

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:48PM

KINGSTON — Pete DeBoer had a dynamite idea last winter, one that could help fund raising for this year’s Fourth of July event be less of a near-explosive disaster like in years past. After struggling with money for Kingston’s July 4 fireworks last year, and finding that other community groups were having the same problem for their holiday activities, DeBoer decided cohesion was needed for the Little City by the Sea’s biggest annual production.

Olhava waiting list is growing

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:48PM

POULSBO — The Home Depot appears to be on the fast track, while a bevy of businesses interested in joining Wal-Mart in Olhava have yet to clear one last hurdle: the short platting of larger lots in the development. Following the city’s request for revisions, the company recently completed its revised site plan review and is charging ahead.

Oas family takes ‘Great Strides’ for CF

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:48PM

VINLAND – Children and adults alike pulled on their sneakers last Saturday, stepping out at the Great Strides Walkathon at Vinland Elementary to raise money toward finding a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. More than 30,000 Americans suffer from Cystic Fibrosis (CF), a life-threatening disease which mainly affects the respiratory and digestive systems.

Owen: high school appeal meets its end

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:48PM

KINGSTON — The man recently scrutinized by police for his adult Web site business activities may have given the final green light to the North Kitsap School District to build a new high school in Kingston.

Ensuring open space for life

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:48PM

KINGSTON — The Kingston Parks, Trails and Open Space committee wants to find out who in the North End would be interested in making sure local parks stay as green and well-kept as they are now. While the county often works with community groups in acquiring open space and, at the same time, tries to maintain its current parks, the KPTOS group is proposing a new tool that would ensure consistent funding for parks for the future.

Smells of Viking Fest filling the air

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:47PM

POULSBO — Norma Hanson and the rest of her crew know that as winter turns to spring, Viking Fest is well on its way and it’s time to rekindle lessons learned long ago into tantalizing dishes with a traditional Norwegian flair.

Rite Aid to go into Frontier Bank property

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:47PM

KINGSTON — The national pharmacy chain Rite Aid is the first and largest retail store expected to be constructed on the cleared lot at Miller Bay Road and State Route 104. Kitsap County Department of Community Development received an application in January for the project and a revised application from Rite Aid in mid-April.

They came, they sawed, they crafted

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:47PM

PEARSON — The buzz generated by teacher Scott Johnson’s Sawdust Club at Pearson Elementary School appears to be just as loud as the saws the students use to cut into the pine of their first-ever woodworking projects.

Give us a home, where North Enders can roam

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:47PM

POULSBO — The prospect of founding a North Kitsap Regional Events center is one Poulsbo resident and Kitsap County Public Facilities District (PFD) vice-chair Linda Berry-Maraist views as both “a challenge and an opportunity.”

White Horse trail plans get reined in

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:47PM

KINGSTON — No additional division or grading permits for White Horse will be approved by Kitsap County until the thicket of conditions for the housing/golf development’s regional trail are mapped out and established.

Wolfle students show motherly love

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:47PM

KINGSTON — Though it isn’t until Sunday, first and second graders in Wolfle Elementary teacher Stephanie Pugh’s class gave their moms a Mother’s Day present a few days early. In what is the 12th year that the Wolfle teacher has put a similar event together, many mothers of students in the class came to school Thursday and were served and pampered for a change “... so the moms know how special they are,” Pugh said.

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