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  • May 2, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:24PM

Kingston High School may need more funds

  • May 2, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:23PM

POULSBO — Kingston High School may need more money. That was the buzz trickling throughout the North Kitsap School Board meeting April 26. When voters approved a $60.1 million capital bond for the district in 2001, $1.2 million was estimated for furniture and equipment at the new Kingston High School. When construction began on the campus in 2005, that portion of budget was updated and increased to a total of $2 million.

AMBER ALERT: North Kitsap woman abducts infant

  • May 4, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:23PM

The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office has issued an Amber Alert as deputies seek North Kitsap resident Rebecca Khirstean Forrester, 32. Forrester reportedly abducted her 2-month-old daughter, Serenity Withrow, Wednesday. The infant’s life is believed to be in danger.

Threat at KJH turns out to be false alarm

  • May 5, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:23PM

KINGSTON — Comments posted on MySpace earlier this week caused unnecessary heartache and fear at Kingston Junior High School. On April 30, a rumor began circulating through Kingston Junior High about a possible act of violence being planned at the school on May 15. It turned out to be just that.

Shorter dock could still make waves

  • May 5, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:23PM

PORT GAMBLE — It would be about half the size, but the controversy surrounding a proposed private dock on Port Gamble Bay is bigger than ever. The dock, originally planned to stretch 220 feet from the bay’s western shore, would have to be reduced to 100 feet to comply with Kitsap County Code.

Will the Vikings keep off the grass?

  • May 5, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:23PM

POULSBO — Councilman Mike Regis ventured onto quicksand Wednesday night as he asked fellow council members and Mayor Kathryn Quade to reconsider an earlier decision on the use of Waterfront Park this summer.

Safe routes still waiting on funding

  • May 5, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:23PM

SUQUAMISH — The Suquamish Citizens Advisory Committee tentatively continued planning the Safe Routes to School improvements to Suquamish Elementary and the surrounding areas while awaiting the final budget holding its $500,000 nest egg to be approved by Gov. Christine Gregoire.

KJH readies for staff reunion

  • May 5, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:23PM

KINGSTON — Since opening its doors in 1990, Kingston Junior High has been a pillar of the North End community. In the fall, the 17-year-old school will shift its support a bit as it is transformed into a middle school.

Plaza 305 marks trail for highway beautification

  • May 5, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:23PM

POULSBO — Poulsbo City Councilwoman Connie Lord has hopes the ugly duckling State Route 305 project will turn into a beautiful swan or something close to it at the south end of the project. “There’s not much we can do at the north end of the project, but there are some things we can do on the south,” Lord said.

Parents, schools take aim at drugs and alcohol

  • May 5, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:23PM

POULSBO — Despite the idealistic environment the North Kitsap area offers, it’s not immune to the dangers of drug/alcohol use by some of its children. In an attempt to help curb a problem hovering right beneath the surface, a drug and alcohol prevention information night for parents of North Kitsap School District students has been slated 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 9 in the North Kitsap Auditorium.

City hall nets five proposals

  • May 5, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:23PM

POULSBO — If the Riddler were Norwegian and city officials were the Caped Crusaders, he would likely say, “Major decisions might fill my halls, but after a score and three propositions I remain an empty void.” Mayor Kathryn Quade spoke briefly about the latest effort to solve that enigma at Wednesday night’s council meeting.

Relay for Life heads to Kingston

  • May 5, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:22PM

KINGSTON — Pack up the sweatpants, sports drinks, luminarias and the special survivors T-shirts and look out Kingston Junior High School because North Kitsap Relay for Life is walking to Kingston this summer.

Future of Poulsbo lies in public’s control

  • May 5, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:22PM

POULSBO — In the 1970s “velkommen” and an occasional “uffda” could be heard throughout the city, but 30 years later only Little Norway’s downtown core remains a testament to Poulsbo’s founding fathers.

Local ferry meeting awash with concerns

  • May 5, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:22PM

KINGSTON — As the 2.5 percent fare increase and the 25 percent peak season fares took affect in the Washington State Ferry system Tuesday, commuters in Kingston marked the occasion with a meeting to discuss their continuing concerns about the system and where it’s headed.

Amber Alert canceled Saturday night

  • May 7, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:22PM

Woman and infant found in Wyoming

‘A Time to Gather” draws different faces

  • May 9, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:22PM

SUQUAMISH — As wave after wave of people entered Kiana Lodge Thursday evening for “A Time to Gather” celebration, they all shared something in common — their hopes for the Suquamish Foundation and what it will do for the Suquamish Tribe’s future.

Viking Fest gets its big booms back

  • May 9, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:22PM

POULSBO — 2007 might be known as the year Viking Fest got its bang back but lost its roots after a fiery debate over grass. Any uncertainty about the return of fireworks after a two-year hiatus ended Sunday afternoon as Viking Fest executive secretary Kathi Foresee said the necessary funding had been secured.

Mentor family tied to two city hall bids

  • May 9, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:22PM

POULSBO — With a handful of newfound possibilities for the long-awaited city hall project, Mayor Kathryn Quade is optimistic that the building will finally become a reality. City planning director Barry Berezowsky warned the city council the proposals could be akin to “comparing apples to brownies” ahead of the April 30 deadline. Of the five proposals, two have striking similarities that could portend a significant reshaping of the city’s downtown core both by land and sea.

Great Strides walks in $31,000

  • May 9, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:22PM

POULSBO — Any clouds hanging over Vinland Elementary School Saturday morning were quickly dissipated by almost 100 smiling faces gathered for the 15th annual Great Strides Walk to benefit cystic fibrosis research. The genetic disease, which affects approximately 30,000 children and adults in the United States, causes the body to produce an abnormally thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening infections.

The road to city hall?

  • May 9, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:22PM

POULSBO — As Little Norway’s city officials prepare to mark the centennial of self-governance in 2008, much has been accomplished during the past century. But there’s one thing no mayor or city council has done: construct a city hall building. But this is all set to change, and according to city officials its not a moment too soon. The existing city hall on Jensen Way is a World War II-era relic funded by the federal government. Its main purpose was a fire station, not a civic building.

Endresen’s shoes will not be easy ones to fill

  • May 9, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:22PM

PORT ORCHARD — North Kitsap Commissioner Chris Endresen’s resignation continues to stir the local political pot. While the Democratic Party is in the midst of establishing a schedule to put forth its recommendations, candidates are deciding whether or not to put themselves forward.

Cultural arts on display at Wolfle Elementary

  • May 9, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:22PM

KINGSTON — A unique cultural exchange took place Monday morning at Wolfle Elementary School, blending ancient art with fresh, young minds. The result was a creation all its own: an understanding and admiration for another way of life.

Tour showcases Port Gamble’s roots

  • May 9, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:22PM

PORT GAMBLE — Walking through the Walker Ames House, different footsteps could be heard as visitors climbed stairs, wandered through rooms and appreciated the stories of the house built between 1888 and 1889. It was just one stop along the path of history, illustrating, with guidance from Kitsap Arts & Crafts, how Port Gamble was once the center of the Puget Sound.

Sons of Norway preserve cultural culinary traditions

  • May 12, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:21PM

POULSBO — A day after discovering a lost recipe for rommegrot, Anne Clark and a host of other women congregated in the Sons of Norway lodge’s kitchen to keep another tradition alive. Instead of making sour cream porridge, the women were busy making rullpolse, which is also known as a lamb roll. “I learned it from her,” Clark said pointing to Norma Hanson. “She and Earl (Norma’s husband) provided the corporate knowledge, and we made it.”

Three more views on city hall’s location

  • May 12, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:21PM

POULSBO — In examining the last three of the five proposals submitted for Little Norway’s long-awaited city hall project, there are few similarities, but each has its unique details that could sway the final decision.

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