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Poulsbo loses a sparkling gem

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:37PM

POULSBO — Charles and Agnes Sellers couldn’t have known it at the time, but the name they chose for their eldest daughter was more than just a name. That’s because Ruby Watland was truly a jewel to all who knew her. Watland, a ground breaker in Poulsbo business, the grand dame of Miss Poulsbo and a faith-filled woman who brightened her community, died Feb. 11 in Seattle. The nearly 80-year North Kitsap resident was 87.

Erhardt quietly resigns position

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:37PM

POULSBO — Just weeks ago, the Port of Poulsbo concluded the search for a new commissioner. This week, a new search — this time for a new harbor manager — will be getting underway.

District, city look for MSC solutions

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:37PM

POULSBO — With no time to lose following the announcement that the Marine Science Center will shut down Feb. 14, administrators from two public entities are banding together to find out if they can keep the financially deprived exhibit hall and museum afloat.

911 Briefs

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:37PM

Two crashes injure one local resident last week...

Groundbreaking Episcopal order calling Poulsbo home

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:37PM

POULSBO — Though being a Poor Clare Nun prohibits her from having material possessions, Abbess Gloria-Mary Goller does own one great treasure. A legacy.

Indonesia receives Kitsap TLC

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:37PM

KINGSTON — Since the deadly tsunami hit Southeast Asia Dec. 26, 2004, there have been endless efforts to raise awareness and send money to disaster relief organizations. In North Kitsap, kids have held spaghetti dinners, local bands have organized benefit concerts and classrooms have held penny drives.

Keyport planning draws a packed house

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:37PM

KEYPORT — Though she doesn’t oppose community planning, Keyport resident Marge Dick had one thing to say about anything that could change her town. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” she commented.

North’s students jazzed for Friday

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:37PM

POULSBO — The North Kitsap High School choir has hit the proverbial high note for this year’s National Association for Music Education’s All-Northwest competition, as five senior singers will head to the prestigious event.

Society cuts bait on science center

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:37PM

POULSBO — Plagued by ongoing budget shortfalls, the Marine Science Center will close its doors Feb. 14, and — barring a major financial contribution in the coming weeks — it will be for good.

911 Briefs

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:37PM

Hansville bicyclist dies in accident at Bond and Gunderson

Sunset extension revisited

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:36PM

POULSBO — Though it’s often said that people fear change, it wasn’t the amendments to the Poulsbo Place second phase that caused a ruckus Wednesday.

There is such a thing as a free wedding

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:36PM

PORT GAMBLE — Feb. 12 could turn out to be the most important day of the year for one lucky local bride. Well, it will only be second to her actual wedding day, but next Saturday could make the momentous occasion even more memorable, especially if she can get all her wedding needs for free.

Boater picked to fill Winters’ seat at Port

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:36PM

POULSBO — Former Port of Poulsbo Commission President Mike Winters had never been to a port meeting and didn’t own a boat when he applied for his position. But that’s not true of his replacement.

Home Builders’ LID plans have solid feel

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:36PM

POULSBO — Art Castle has one phrase that pretty much sums up his feelings about the use of low impact development (LID) standards in Kitsap County. “No good deed goes unpunished,” he said with a chuckle.

Flaws alleged in NK coach hiring process

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:36PM

POULSBO — The announcement of the first new head football coach at North Kitsap High School in 32 years may have to wait. Though eight-year Bainbridge Spartans’ offensive coordinator Jake Haley has been offered the Vikings’ head position, a grievance, filed by the North Kitsap Athletics and Activities Alliance (NK AAA), claims “there were contractual gaps in the interview process.”

Volunteerism runs deep at Cowling Creek project

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:36PM

MILLER BAY — To the Friends of Miller Bay, $5,000 and a lot of weed-pulling is worth helping the local salmon streams. And that’s just what the group and some 80 volunteers did last year to support the Friends’ mission to keep the Miller Bay watershed as healthy as possible.

School board fine tuning graduation requirements

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:36PM

POULSBO — During her January visit to Poulsbo, Washington’s Superintendent of Public Instruction Terry Bergeson said the Washington Assessment of Student Learning will help determine if diplomas given to graduating seniors are “real” and whether each student possesses a set of skills that meets the test’s standards.

Having a COW will help ALIVE

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:36PM

POULSBO — Though he’s helped people cure everything from headaches to indigestion, Charlie DeWilde said he still encounters those who are wary of chiropractic care. Just the same, DeWilde said he’s noticed people often don’t like to talk about domestic violence though it’s something that impacts lives every day.

Casino transfer expected to affect 2005 budgets

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:36PM

SUQUAMISH — For residents, it means an increase in property taxes. For local taxing districts, it just happens to be bad timing for their 2005 budgets.

Saddling up for Relay 2005

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:36PM

POULSBO — Giddy up! When it comes to the ongoing fight against cancer, that’s the chosen charge of the North Kitsap Relay for Life Committee this year to the residents of North Kitsap.

Abandoned boat is causing a sinking feeling for locals

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:36PM

POULSBO — A sunken boat off the eastern shore of Liberty Bay may possibly be nobody’s problem. But neighbors along Fjord Drive say it’s everybody’s problem.

Lab brings alive the building blocks of life

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:36PM

POULSBO — In-class handouts and weathered textbooks took a back seat in Patti Webster’s North Kitsap High School biology classes Monday, as a lab experience vivified the origins of life. Each year, Webster teaches students the ins and outs of deoxyribonucleic acid — more commonly known as DNA — but the opportunity to show students an actual strand of the complex biological code has never been an option.

School board keeps schedule debate on the table

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:36PM

POULSBO — Amidst last week’s high school walk-out and a flurry of opinions voiced during their public comment session, members of the North Kitsap School Board made certain to tell those at their standing-room only meeting Thursday that the new NKHS schedule is not yet set in stone.

Viking Fest crown seeking hopefuls

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:36PM

POULSBO — First, Viking Fest picked its logo. Now, it’s on the hunt for its queen. Once again, it’s time for young women ages 16-18 in the North Kitsap area to consider throwing their hats into the ring to join the Miss Viking Fest Court. The annual pageant is a scholarship opportunity for local women from the Viking Fest Corporation, the organizer of the annual Viking Fest celebration.

Keyport citizens spearhead planning process

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:36PM

KEYPORT — Though Keyport is often characterized as the undersea warfare center it houses, there is another side to it. A community — one that is older than the base and struggling to find its own identity. And members of the Keyport Improvement Club think a planning process starting next week may be just the boost they need.

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