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SK woman still critical after being hit in wheelchair

  • Jul 31, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:34AM

A South Kitsap woman remains hospitalized in Seattle nearly two weeks after being struck by a car while riding in her wheelchair last month. Patricia J. Lange, 82, was still listed in critical condition Monday afternoon, according to a spokeswoman at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Officers slinging food, drinks this weekend

  • Jul 31, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:34AM

While police officers are used to “serving and protecting,” this Saturday a few of Port Orchard’s finest will be focusing solely on the serving part. Sgt. Jason Glantz of the Port Orchard Police Department said Saturday’s lunch and dinner services at Amy’s on the Bay will feature several of his fellow officers as “celebrity waiters” at the downtown eatery.

4-H camp marks 50 years

  • Aug 1, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:34AM

Fifty years ago, camping usually meant sleeping on the ground, using a flashlight to find the bathroom — if there was one — and cooking only the simplest of meals on a fire.

Drug court turns addicts' lives around

  • Aug 3, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:34AM

The Kitsap County commissioners’ chambers have never been this full, even for discussions about NASCAR or the comprehensive plan. But on July 27, 13 people graduated from Kitsap County Drug Court with friends, relatives and alumni cramming the room to cheer them on. As each graduate was called to the microphone for a brief testimonial, his or her booking mugshot was projected on 20-foot screen to show where they were not so long ago.

School board refinanances bond loan

  • Aug 3, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:34AM

With the failed school bond several months past and another attempt several months — perhaps more than a year — away, the South Kitsap School District had a few more lose ends to tie up Wednesday evening at its regular board meeting.

Mayor hopefuls face off at rotary meeting

  • Aug 3, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:34AM

The South Kitsap Rotary Club on Thursday held another debate between the three candidates vying for the elected position of Mayor of Port Orchard. Kathleen Dolan-Bowes, Lary Coppola and Tom Saunders each answered questions from the Rotary and three submitted from the Independent. Much of the discussion focused on Port Orchard’s downtown core, where the candidates all see the need for serious improvement.
Web Extra: See a video clip of the debate. The candidates explain their role if elected Mayor, and how they would work with the Port Orchard City Council to make policy change.

Free lunch. lessons, a hit with youngsters

  • Aug 3, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:34AM

If you’re trying to serve kids a little knowledge with their nutrition, chicken nuggets in the shape of dinosaurs are a good option — they combine protein with a possible lesson about prehistoric animals.

County proposes plan to increase car tabs to pay for roads

  • Aug 3, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:34AM

The Kitsap County Commissioners are considering a proposal to raise car license fees in selected areas in order to fund specific road projects.

Saddle Club launches first horse challenge

  • Aug 4, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:34AM

Even as a horse person herself, Port Orchard resident Rena Boyer-Beller was surprised to learn that Kitsap County has the most horses per capita in the state.

Fire District staff endorses merger

  • Aug 8, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:34AM

After carefully reviewing a 250-page report on the feasibility of combining forces with two nearby neighbors, staff leaders at South Kitsap Fire and Rescue seem to agree that such a merger would not only be possible, but beneficial.

CK, Bremerton districts looking favorably on merger with SKFR

  • Aug 8, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:34AM

While South Kitsap Fire and Rescue recently completed four meetings to carefully dissect a study evaluating a possible merger with Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue and the Bremerton Fire Department, discussions are also occurring up north.

County says it might have to cut jobs

  • Aug 8, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:34AM

Kitsap County’s budget crisis has taken a personal turn, as administrators attempt to implement the necessary labor cuts that will prevent the county from going broke.

History comes alive at cemetery

  • Aug 8, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:34AM

Frederich Rimple accepted a job at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard sight-unseen. He and his German family, shortly after immigrating from what is now the Ukraine, lived in the U.S. midwest. Their pursuit of economic stability brought them, with four children, to what would eventually become Port Orchard.

History comes alive at cemetery

  • Aug 8, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:33AM

Frederich Rimple accepted a job at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard sight-unseen. He and his German family, shortly after immigrating from what is now the Ukraine, lived in the U.S. midwest. Their pursuit of economic stability brought them, with four children, to what would eventually become Port Orchard.

SK fire district commissioners back merger

  • Aug 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:33AM

Talk surrounding South Kitsap Fire and Rescue’s potential integration with two other county fire agencies gained considerable steam Thursday night as the district’s board of commissioners officially approved moving the discussion to the next level.

County finally takes over SK Community Park — now what?

  • Aug 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:33AM

With the South Kitsap Parks and Recreation District (SKPRD) officially dissolved, and the South Kitsap Community Park in the hands of the county, officials are working to bring the area up to snuff, and determine what to do with it now.

Three mayoral candidates, three backgrounds

  • Aug 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:33AM

Port Orchard residents will vote in a new mayor this year. With Mayor Kim Abel not seeking a second term, the city will bring one new face into City Hall.

Rabbi says creating wealth is a fundamentally moral concept

  • Aug 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:33AM

Radio talk show host and biblical scholar Rabbi Daniel Lapin addressed the Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, discussing how spiritual matters influence how business is conducted.

SK school district set to mark new school year

  • Aug 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:33AM

The South Kitsap School District is gearing up for the new school year, and what better way to start it off than a giant party?

Dicks pushes responsibility

  • Aug 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:33AM

U.S. Rep. Norm Dicks (D-Belfair) expressed renewed support for environmental issues in a Kitsap County appearance Monday, stressing the importance of protecting and rehabilitating local waterways.

Marina in building mode

  • Aug 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:33AM

As the loud clangs from the driving of piles for the Port of Bremerton’s marina expansion echo throughout Sinclair Inlet, port officials say the best is yet to come.

Burger named budget manager

  • Aug 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:33AM

Kitsap County Administrative Services Director Ben Holland has recommended Don Burger as the county’s new budget manager. Burger will replace Arley Bright, who has resigned.

Grammy winner will play Olalla bluegrass fest

  • Aug 17, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:33AM

Long gone are the days when bat guano ruled the roost at the Olalla Community Center. These days, Grammy winners reign supreme.

Bethel improvement tax coming?

  • Aug 17, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:33AM

In 2008, South Kitsap voters may be asked to create a Transportation Benefit District, funded through a motor vehicle license fee or a property tax to pay for the expansion and repair of Bethel Road.

Bay St. sidewalks get new surface

  • Aug 17, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:33AM

Walking along the north side of Bay Street will be a little difficult in coming weeks, but the impediments will result in a flat, new surface for the sidewalk.

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