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Raising the flag for those who fell

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:50PM

POULSBO — With hostile action in Iraq and Afghanistan reverberating noticeably from its temporary lull, more American soldiers are making the ultimate sacrifice. Those sacrifices as well as the service of generations gone by will be remembered as veterans from four major conflicts gather to pay tribute on Monday beginning at noon at Poulsbo’s Waterfront Park.

SR 305 night work gets initial OK

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:49PM

POULSBO — Night driving on State Route 305 could take an interesting turn in July as sewer improvements from Bond Road to Hostmark Street would result in temporary intersection closures. The work, which involves installing a force main along SR 305, is part of the necessary public works improvements tied to the Olhava development, said City of Poulsbo Project Engineer Andrzej Kasiniak.

Ahl-ways an advocate for schools

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:49PM

POULSBO — North Kitsap School Board President Catherine Ahl may be focusing on local district issues these days but it’s her work in fighting against a statewide initiative that’s earned her acclaim from the Washington Education Association (WEA).

Unlocking potential key to Mullins’ success

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:49PM

KINGSTON — Nancy Mullins has travelled around Central America as a missionary, been a wilderness guide in the woods of Minnesota, worked as a volunteer at schools in many states and held odd jobs at numerous points in between. She’s finally arrived at what she believes is the most crucial of all tasks — teaching the next generation.

NK Cub Scouts pack in a day at the races

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:49PM

KINGSTON — Racing down 5-foot tall ramps with 16-feet of runway Saturday in Kingston were this year’s Cub Scouts, complete with wide eyes and tooth-missing grins. The make-shift soap box derby launchers brought Cub Scouts from far and wide to test their mettle on the back drags of My Girl Drive-In and Museum during the Fourth Annual Cubmobile Fun’razin races.

Non-UGA lands could affect growth plans

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:49PM

Kitsap County is providing property owners outside the county’s urban density boundaries of Suquamish and Kingston the opportunity to have access to urban amenities, as well as a say in how the area will grow during the next 20 years.

Thor thunders into Viking Fest

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:49PM

POULSBO — The 37th annual Viking Fest got off to a thunderous start Friday afternoon and the festivities — and inclement weather — kept roaring along throughout the weekend ending with a boom as festival-goers left town on Sunday afternoon.

Perkins reigns again as king of the fisk

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:49PM

POULSBO — As onlookers huddled around Kvelstad Pavilion Sunday afternoon hoping to catch a glimpse of a lutefisk clash of the titans, reigning champion Charles Jensen was all smiles.

School administrators are shuffled to shave budget

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:49PM

POULSBO — Budget cuts and a tweaking of “educational alignment” is the motivation behind a districtwide reassigning of several administrators, North Kitsap School District Supt. Gene Medina said Thursday.

Carrying the load: a driver’s journey

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:49PM

KINGSTON — As North Kitsap School driver Barb Fulton steered her No. 25 route bus down meandering Gunderson Hill toward the Miller Bay Road intersection, she gently squeezed the brake pedal, preparing to ease it to a halt. Only the pedal didn’t push back, caving into the floor.

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.

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