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'Welcome to Kingston' mural vandalized; cleanup party planned

  • Aug 22, 2013 at 5:22PM

One of the most prominent public art pieces in Kingston has been vandalized. A scenic mural comprised of a series of panels affixed to two walls of the Century Link building was discovered Thursday morning vandalized with gray paint. The mural, placed as a welcome to Kingston, is seen by all motorists heading onto the peninsula from the state ferry landing.

Sole board member working to rebuild Indianola Port Commission

  • Aug 23, 2013 at 11:00AM updated Aug 24, 2013 at 7:26AM

UPDATE: Indianola could have a new District 2 port commissioner on Sept. 4. Commissioner Jeff Henderson and Kitsap County Commissioner Rob Gelder will interview commission applicants Aug. 29, 7 p.m., in the Indianola Clubhouse.

Diver died of heart attack; memorial service Aug. 29

  • Aug 23, 2013 at 2:00PM updated Aug 24, 2013 at 7:16AM

A man who died after returning from a dive near Point Julia Wednesday afternoon died of a heart attack, the Kitsap County Coroner’s Office reported. Rudolph M. Purser was 62 and a member of the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe. Arrangements are being handled by Cook Family Funeral Home on Bainbridge Island.

Volunteers remove paint from 'Welcome to Kingston' sign

  • Aug 24, 2013 at 7:35AM

People close to the mural project rebounded from their shock at the site of the vandalism Thursday and expected to have it all cleaned up by Friday. Fortunately, the mural has an anti-graffiti finish. By late Thursday, volunteers led by Dave Wetter of the Village Green Foundation had scrubbed the paint off to about the 6-foot level, then returned the next day with a ladder and power washer to finish the job.

North Kitsap School District advised to wait to sell property

  • Aug 27, 2013 at 11:47AM

Now may not be the best time for North Kitsap School District administrators to put district property on the market. According to appraisals done by Gary Lyman, a real estate appraiser for Richards & Associates, neither the district’s administration offices on Caldart Avenue or land near Island Lake would sell quickly. But if the district did sell either property, there could be a financial gain.

Rudolph Mark Purser Jr. | Passages

  • Aug 27, 2013 at 1:18PM

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the memorial service on Aug. 29, 1 p.m., at the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Gym in Little Boston.

Hansville man accused of child molestation

  • Aug 29, 2013 at 3:32PM

A Hansville man faces first-degree child molestation charges after family members reported him to police. Joseph Walter Dickie, 68 of Hansville was arrested on Aug. 23 and charged in Kitsap County District Court for felony child molestation, six days after after an incident propmted family members to call 911. Dickie allegedly touched an underage person, inappropriately, who is close to his family.

Indianola Port Commission appointment expected Wednesday

  • Aug 30, 2013 at 1:40PM

The Kitsap County Board of Commissioners is expected to appoint a member of the Indianola Port Commission on Wednesday. The port commission’s sole member, Jeff Henderson, and County Commissioner Rob Gelder interviewed the three applicants for the vacant District 2 position on Thursday in a special public meeting in the Indianola Clubhouse. Approximately 40 residents attended.

PSE discusses new Agate Pass service towers at public meeting

  • Sep 24, 2013 at 9:41AM

Puget Sound Energy will host a public participation meeting at Bainbridge Island City Hall Tuesday to talk about the power company's plans to replace lattice towers on either side of Agate Pass.

New phone scam uses jury duty as the bait

  • Sep 25, 2013 at 11:24AM

Kitsap County residents are being hit with a new take on an old scam where a stranger calls and asks for money.

Kitsap County commissioners approve mental health sales tax

  • Sep 26, 2013 at 10:21AM

Kitsap County commissioners voted unanimously Monday evening to institute a .01 percent sales tax for mental health and substance abuse programs.

County Commissioner to head to new job

  • Sep 26, 2013 at 2:55PM

Kitsap County Commissioner Josh Brown has been selected to head the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) as its executive director

Manager at Doc's arrested for voyeurism after allegedly video recording employees in bathroom with smart phone

  • Sep 26, 2013 at 2:50PM

A manager at Doc's Marina Grill was arrested this week for voyeurism after he allegedly hid a smart phone inside a bathroom at the restaurant and recorded employees who used the uni-sex restroom.

UPDATE | Doc's manager arrested for voyeurism allegedly confessed to mother in jailhouse phone call

  • Sep 26, 2013 at 3:00PM updated at 5:37PM

The manager at Doc's Marina Grill who was arrested Monday for allegedly hiding a cell phone camera in a restroom at the popular Bainbridge Island restaurant to video other employees using the bathroom apparently confessed his guilt to his mother during a jailhouse phone call.

Cookson appointed to Indianola Port Commission

  • Sep 4, 2013 at 3:21PM

The Indianola resident is one of two candidates for District 2 position on Nov. 5 ballot.

UPDATE | Owner of Doc's had been unaware of criminal past of employee charged with voyeurism

  • Sep 26, 2013 at 4:00PM updated Sep 27, 2013 at 1:57PM

The owner of Doc's Marina Grill said Thursday that he became aware of Scott Anthony Fuchs' criminal history just a couple of weeks ago.

Earthquake recorded near Indianola Sept. 5

  • Sep 5, 2013 at 10:00AM updated at 1:15PM

The earthquake occurred just after midnight, according to the United State Geological Survey website.

Dine-out event supports North Kitsap Schools Foundation

  • Sep 5, 2013 at 4:59PM

On Sept. 11, eating out at a local restaurant can help raise money for students in the North Kitsap School District. North-end restaurants will participate in the second Dine Out for NK Schools fundraiser. A portion of proceeds from the day’s earnings at select businesses will go to the North Kitsap Schools Foundation.

Heronswood fall open and plant sale Sept. 7

  • Sep 5, 2013 at 4:58PM

Plant and garden lovers: there’s still one more chance in 2013 to experience Heronswood. On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the world-renowned botanical garden will host its final Garden Open & Plant Sale of the season.

Prep sports schedules for Sept. 6-12

  • Sep 6, 2013 at 10:18AM

Varsity competitions begin Sept. 6 with both football teams defending their home field at 7 p.m.

Blake Conley resigns as Kingston Buccaneers basketball coach

  • Sep 6, 2013 at 10:15AM

When Blake Conley steps onto the hardwood this year, it won’t be with the Kingston Buccaneers.

Leavell named superintendent of Bremerton School District

  • Sep 6, 2013 at 12:00PM updated at 4:32PM

Leavell was selected by the Bremerton School Board on Sept. 5. The audience clapped in approval, eliciting a broad smile from Leavell. "I'm kind of speechless right now. I'm just thrilled to be their superintendent."

Service for Patricia Kearney Sept. 7, 2 p.m. | Passages

  • Sep 6, 2013 at 4:52PM

Patricia Louise Kearney of Kingston moved on from this world on Sept. 1 after a transformative experience with cancer. She was 58. Memorial service is Sept. 7, 2 p.m., at the family home. Arrangements are entrusted to The Stone Chapel Poulsbo Mortuary.

Minor injuries, alternating traffic after 3-vehicle collision

  • Sep 9, 2013 at 1:11PM

Two vehicles were side-by-side in the southbound ditch off the highway. A dump truck, which had been pulling a trailer, was left on its side in the ditch off the northbound side of the highway.

Indianola Port Commission reopens dock; organized gatherings not permitted

  • Sep 10, 2013 at 7:00PM updated at 9:16PM

The commission is still concerned about too many people using the dock at one time -- a concern first expressed by the port district's engineers in June, which led to the dock being closed. Commissioners said large organized gatherings are still not permitted on the dock.

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