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Police contract delay irks Poulsbo officers

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:48PM

POULSBO — It’s been in the works for over a year and despite taking huge strides towards a much-anticipated conclusion, the City of Poulsbo and the Poulsbo Police Department are still a long way from finding common ground in terms of a new law enforcement contract. The lengthy process, during which officers have had pay increases frozen, hasn’t been easy for either side. Talks between the two entities stalled just prior to September and city promised that if things did not improve it would be forced to enter arbitration — a threat which the Poulsbo City Council made good on during a Nov. 7 meeting.

‘Ringing’ the bell for those in need

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:48PM

It’s a golden time to donate in North Kitsap. And as the holiday season begins, organizers of the 50th annual North Kitsap Bellringer fund are asking locals to dig deeper than ever to support our less fortunate friends and neighbors. Sponsors from the Raab Foundation and the Poulsbo Noon Lions have set the bar high in the past and the community has never failed to answer the call.

Holiday Bazaar brings in the shoppers

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:48PM

INDIANOLA -- It’s not yet the biggest retail shopping day of the year, the Friday after Thanksgiving, but people got a head start this weekend at the Holiday Bazaar in Indianola and the Harvest Market in Kingston. “I’m having better sales than ever,” said Corena Chamberlain, who sold luminaries and stationery items. She and several vendors packed into the Indianola Club House this weekend. And so did the people.

Deputies vote ‘no confidence’ in sheriff

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:48PM

This past election day, 82 percent of the Kitsap County Deputy Sheriff’s Guild voted no confidence in Sheriff Steve Boyer’s leadership and administration. “He’s a nice guy and we like him,” said guild president and county detective Mike Rodrigue. “We just want him to be the leader we know he can be.”

Suspect charged with July murder of Barbara Sneed

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:48PM

If convicted, DuWayne Bender, 24, could face the death penalty or life in prison without possibility of parole.

City council votes to censure Mike Regis, again

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:48PM

Last week the Poulsbo City Council voted on whether to censure Mike Regis. The motion failed. This week, they voted on the same question again with a different outcome. The council voted 5-1-1 to censure Regis for improperly disclosing information from an executive session.

School district makes an offer on land for new high school

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:48PM

KINGSTON — The North Kitsap School District has made an offer to buy a plot of land intended for a new north end high school. Final details are still being worked out on the purchase of between 28 and 29 acres of property currently owned by My Girl Drive-In owner Bob Thompson. It is located east of Kingston Junior High and southwest of Gordon Elementary. It is also near Spectrum Community School and the district’s transportation center. The district offered $370,000 for the land.

Olympic College gets the green light at Olhava

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:48PM

POULSBO — City councilman Ed Stern probably shouldn’t quit his job at US Bancorp/Piper Jaffray in Poulsbo and become a high-stakes poker player. He hasn’t got the face for it. After months of toiling with representatives from First Western over the proposed construction of an Olympic College campus at Olhava and unrealized hopes that the project would finally move ahead, it was Stern’s smile at the beginning of Wednesday night’s session which revealed that the much-anticipated campus had finally been dealt the hand supporters had been waiting for.

Rural beauty vs. urban beast

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:48PM

SUQUAMISH — The Miller Bay Citizens Action Group members voted Monday to focus on three areas of concern and join forces with the newly formed West Sound Conservation Alliance. The annual meeting of the citizen’s group was held at the Suquamish Congregational United Church of Christ where president Lane Holdcroft delivered his “State of the Bay” address. Although weather and a national holiday observance made his audience the smallest in the 12 years the group has been meeting, he said it was the quality of the group’s members not the quantity. “There is so much to be done and such limited resources. We must fight the good fight,” he said.

Sports Digest

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:48PM

Sports...in brief...throughout North Kitsap

American pride flies in Little Norway

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:48PM

Poulsbo Police and Fire fly ceramic flag at Dancing Brush. In a uniquely American ceremony, local fire and police officials gathered at the Dancing Brush studio in Poulsbo Friday to introduce the city's newest and most unique flag.

Break out the champagne?

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:48PM

City of Poulsbo hopes meetings with First Western over Olympic College campus will lead to a 'celebration' at Wednesday evening's city council meeting.

Suquamish murder suspect arrested

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:48PM

SUQUAMISH — Kitsap County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested DuWayne Bender, a 24-year-old Suquamish man, on suspicion of the July murder of Barbara Sneed at her home in Suquamish. Police arrested Bender at about 7 p.m. Thursday at another Suquamish residence. An arrest warrant was issued after a match was made between DNA evidence at the murder scene and samples given by Bender, said Chief of Detectives Mike Davis.

City of Seattle, governor pay tribute to Chief Sealth

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:47PM

SUQUAMISH — For Joan Bittinger of Poulsbo, the pilgrimage to Chief Sealth’s grave site was part art lesson and history lesson. With four children and husband in tow, she was among hundreds who gathered for the wreath laying ceremony at the cemetery held Friday. “I just wanted to find out more about the chief,” she said as she waited in downtown Suquamish for the arrival of tribal, Seattle, state and county officials. She was doing research for her latest painting depicting the white, black and Native American cultures. Bittinger used the occasion as a history lesson for her 11-year old son, who is home-schooled.

Honored veteran recalls war for students

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:47PM

KINGSTON — In 1944, a wounded American sergeant named John Hawk found himself in a furious battle against German tanks near Chambois, France. Despite a wound that opened his right thigh Hawk, who had enlisted in Bremerton, manned a bazooka, then offered himself as a human aiming stake for the American tank destroyers.

Voters re-elect Bruce as Poulsbo mayor

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:47PM

POULSBO — Incumbent Mayor Donna Jean Bruce topped challenger city councilman Mike Regis in the unofficial general election counts and will continue her position in Poulsbo’s top seat for the next four years. Bruce, who served the last three years as appointed mayor, was re-elected on the platform that she would ensure the Poulsbo’s small town character remains intact and that the enhanced quality of life here continues to improve. She also promised to continue her “lead, don’t meddle” governing style which has proven effective for the city during her tenure.

Council considers censuring Mike Regis

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:47PM

POULSBO — The word was uttered just moments after city council voted unanimously to refuse the final offer from the Poulsbo Police Department bargaining unit, sending over a year of contract negotiations into arbitration. “Censure” was first discussed earlier this year after councilman Mike Regis violated city protocol by discussing executive session material pertaining to the proposed contract with a law enforcement official.

Endresen, Camp, McDonald win school board seats

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:47PM

Dick Endresen recturns to the board, as does Bethany McDonald.Brad Camp is the only new face on the board.

NKF&R Fire Commissioners race is neck and neck

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:47PM

Leon Thomas holds slim lead over incumbent Ivar Slothaug.

Odden, Milton elected Poulsbo fire commissioners

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:47PM

Voters in Poulsbo overwhelmingly chose Randy Odden over his opponent Ginger Magures to Position 2 on the District 18 Fire District Board. “I am pleased to be able to continue working with the board,” he said Tuesday night. But he added, there is a lot of work after the campaigning is over. In the district’s other race, Darryl Milton was unopposed for Position 5 on the fire board.

Poulsbo Port Commissioner race too close to call

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:47PM

DeCarlo holds slim lead over Nan Mader

North Kitsap voters have their say

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:47PM

By the numbers, unofficial election results from 10:15 Tuesday night.

Bruce leads in Poulsbo mayoral race

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:47PM

Henry, Stern, Rudolph, Quade ahead in city council races

Black financial clouds lift at Olympic College

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:47PM

POULSBO — Dark clouds rolled over the dirt, scrub brush and mud at Olhava Monday afternoon, but blue skies were pushing through from the west. A sign of better things to come? Perhaps. Supporters of Olympic College Poulsbo this week received their first good news since the project received the approval of the Poulsbo City Council over a year and a half ago. The $13 million in state funds, which represents the fiscal backbone for the branch campus, are safe and sound, according to the Office of Financial Management.

Fishline gears up for the holiday season

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:47PM

POULSBO — As many families throughout North Kitsap are enjoying the prospect of an enormous Thanksgiving turkey and a Christmas tree ringed deep with presents, others are hoping that they will have enough food to get them through the fall and winter months. Despite all the celebrations, holidays are tough times for some here — something that local food banks like Fishline are trying to rectify.

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