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Officials investigating Belfair man who claims to have shot four people

  • Feb 26, 2016 at 11:00AM updated at 3:12PM

A SWAT team and negotiator have responded to call at a home outside Belfair where a man claims to have shot four people. Deaths have not been confirmed.

South Kitsap swimmers compete in state meet

  • Feb 26, 2016 at 10:00AM updated at 3:04PM

The South Kitsap swim and dive team competed at the state tournament at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way Feb. 19-20. Several individuals, relays and a diver represented the Wolves and contributed to the 21st place finish as a team.

Statement from the McDonald family

  • Feb 26, 2016 at 1:41PM

The following statement was sent to the Port Orchard Independent on behalf of the McDonald family. Their parents and grandparents, William and Maria McDonald, were killed early Feb. 23 by an explosion that destroyed their home at 3585 SE Soholt Lane in South Kitsap.

South Colby receives grant to build greenhouse

  • Feb 26, 2016 at 10:45AM

A fifth grade class earned a grant from the Kurt Wagner Education Fund to build a greenhouse and test different kinds of grass to improve the school's upper field.

Wolves end season with four medals

  • Feb 26, 2016 at 10:43AM

Eleven South Kitsap wrestlers battle onward at the Mat Classic state tournament in Tacoma.

Removing barriers to employment for our veterans | My View

  • Feb 25, 2016 at 4:20PM

Members of the military are a critical part of the local economy, doing everything from creating small businesses to bringing their unique work ethic and skills to employers looking to fill jobs. Just as they had our backs while serving our country, it’s important that we have theirs as they transition from the military into civilian employment.

Trooper Radulescu receives naming honor along Highway 16

  • Feb 25, 2016 at 8:58AM

Washington State Patrol trooper Tony Radulescu has been memorialized with a section of Highway 16 in Gorst named in his honor.

SKSD board unanimously approves bond for April 26 ballot

  • Feb 25, 2016 at 8:53AM

The South Kitsap School District’s board of directors has unanimously voted to return a bond measure to build a new high school in voters on April 26.

Missing boy has been found

  • Feb 24, 2016 at 12:31PM

The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office reported at 12:35 p.m. that Elliott Manni, missing from Orchard Heights Elementary this morning, has been found safe and unharmed.

Couple was active in faith, Guamanian community

  • Feb 23, 2016 at 1:00PM updated at 5:59PM

William and Maria McDonald were “very active in many different areas of parish life, a fun-loving couple with a lot of energy and a lot of passion for [the church],” said the Rev. Phuong V. Hoang, pastor of St. Gabriel Church in Port Orchard.

Rosary, Mass scheduled for William and Maria McDonald

  • Feb 23, 2016 at 4:14PM

The St. Gabriel Church website reports that the rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 24 and Mass will follow at 11 a.m. in memory of William and Maria McDonald, who died in a house explosion on Feb. 23 in South Kitsap.

Mullenix Ridge Elementary suffers some broken windows, but averts damage from explosion

  • Feb 23, 2016 at 4:49PM

The South Kitsap house explosion Feb. 23 triggered alarms and activated fire sprinklers at Mullenix Ridge Elementary, which sits across SE Soholt Lane from the destroyed structure.

Two people killed in South Kitsap house explosion

  • Feb 23, 2016 at 7:00AM updated at 3:28PM

Two residents were killed early Feb. 23 by an explosion that destroyed their home at 3585 SE Soholt Lane in South Kitsap.

Loud boom heard in Bremerton as Port Orchard home explodes

  • Feb 23, 2016 at 7:08AM

BREMERTON - A loud boom sound rang throughout Bremerton around 4 a.m. Feb. 23 after a Port Orchard home exploded.

Lori Maxim, Sound VP and Kitsap group publisher, leaving to join Morris Multimedia

  • Feb 22, 2016 at 5:00PM updated Feb 23, 2016 at 6:44AM

Lori Maxim, vice president of Sound Publishing and publisher of the company’s newspapers in Kitsap County, is leaving the company to become director of revenue for Morris Multimedia. Maxim made the announcement to Sound employees on Feb. 22. Her last day with Sound will be March 18.

Fathoms O’ Fun Royal Court pageant competition gears up

  • Feb 19, 2016 at 9:00AM updated Feb 22, 2016 at 8:12AM

Fathoms O’ Fun’s Royal Court selection is underway this year with the scholarship competition taking place March 5 at Christian Life Center in Port Orchard.

Election Update - Thursday 4:54 p.m. | South Kitsap school bond measure apparently fails

  • Feb 9, 2016 at 8:00PM updated Feb 18, 2016 at 5:04PM

Kitsap County Elections has tabulated 18,439 ballots as of 4:54 p.m. Thursday. The South Kitsap School District's $129.99 million bond measure failed to reach the supermajority 60 percent mark. Yes votes totaled 11,049, or 59.92 percent.

Opinion | St. Vincent de Paul’s existence at risk; step up before it is too late

  • Feb 19, 2016 at 12:00PM

A Port Orchard community resource is about to disappear before our very eyes. But it’s not too late to prevent that from happening.

SK grad returns home to care for Port Orchard’s pets

  • Feb 19, 2016 at 9:00AM

When Amanda Smith was growing up in South Kitsap, she was surrounded by lots of pets and enjoyed them immensely, she says.

St. Vincent campaign coming up short |March 1 deadline to raise down payment for new building looms

  • Feb 18, 2016 at 8:55AM

With just $34,300 raised of a $100,000 goal needed for a new building loan, St. Vincent de Paul in Port Orchard is dangerously close to missing a bank deadline of March 1.

CALENDAR | Feb. 19-25

  • Feb 18, 2016 at 8:50AM

Calendar items in South Kitsap for Feb. 19-25. Also access our comprehensive Calendar list posted online.

Kitsap Transit | Revision to weekday Purdy Connection bus

  • Feb 18, 2016 at 8:36AM

Kitsap Transit is revising the first AM trip time of the Purdy Connection bus at the Mullenix Park & Ride, effective Sunday, Feb. 28.

The physical fitness journey

  • Feb 11, 2016 at 2:00PM updated Feb 16, 2016 at 8:36PM

Bothell resident Tyree Bell implemented lifestyle changes that have paid dividends

The Road Report | South Kitsap roadway construction and repair work through March

  • Feb 12, 2016 at 1:00PM updated Feb 16, 2016 at 8:04AM

The Kitsap County Public Works Department has scheduled the following road week through next week:

Calendar | Feb. 12-18

  • Feb 12, 2016 at 10:00AM updated Feb 13, 2016 at 9:35AM

Events and activities happening around South Kitsap during the week of Feb. 12-18.

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