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Roundabout safety issues debated

  • Mar 29, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:58AM

Two years after the initial decision, the Port Orchard City Council is still debating whether to install two-lane roundabouts at a pair of major intersections along Tremont Avenue, the perceived gateway to the city.

Jessica Way named for SK woman

  • Mar 29, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:58AM

Two months after Port Orchard resident Jessica Torres was killed by a suspected drunk driver as she headed home from work, her family is still reeling from the loss. “Nothing makes sense anymore,” said her sister, Natalie Lindsey, who gathered Wednesday evening with family and friends to celebrate one small victory — a green street sign proclaiming a driveway off Beach Drive in Manchester as Jessica Way.

Council backs naming bridge for Oke

  • Mar 29, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:58AM

The Port Orchard City Council on Tuesday night approved a resolution to support naming of the new Tacoma Narrows Bridge as the “Bob Oke Bridge.” The late state senator’s wife, Judy Oke, appeared with South Kitsap commissioner candidate Monty Mahan two weeks prior in support of the name change.

County offers prescription assistance program

  • Mar 29, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:58AM

Beginning this summer, Kitsap County will provide cards that are redeemable for prescription discounts from local pharmacies. The program is sponsored by the National Association of Counties (NACo) in partnership with drug retailer CVS/Caremark, Inc. of Nashville, Tenn.

Four from South Kitsap eye Miss Kitsap crown

  • Mar 29, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:58AM

Four South Kitsap residents will be strutting their stuff tonight in Bremerton for a chance to win thousands of dollars in scholarship money and the title of Miss Kitsap. Along with the local contestants, the event will feature special guests like Elyse Umemoto, Miss Washington 2007; Miss Poulsbo 2007 Alex Duchemin — who earned second runner-up to Umemoto — and Megan Hornbuckle, the reigning Miss Kitsap.

Rite-Aid ‘robber’ sentenced to almost two years

  • Mar 29, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:58AM

After two failed attempts to hold up a local drugstore, a 23-year-old South Kitsap man was sentenced to just less than two years in prison this month in Kitsap County Superior Court.

School Board selects student members

  • Mar 29, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:58AM

The South Kitsap School Board has selected two students, instead of its previous allotment of one, to positions on the board following a decision earlier this year to include a younger representative.

‘The place to be seen if you’re green’

  • Mar 29, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:57AM

A two-day festival to showcase energy alternatives and sustainability issues is planned for this summer in Port Gamble, with the goal of presenting a “green” philosophy to the general public.

COUNTY BRIEFS

  • Mar 29, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:57AM

The Kitsap County Clerk’s office will offer passport application services at Kitsap Mall in Silverdale during spring break, making it more convenient for people who plan to travel this summer.

Kitsap farmer’s market schedules announced

  • Mar 29, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:57AM

The Kitsap County Visitor and Convention Bureau has announced the summer schedules for local farmers markets, where visitors can purchase locally grown produce.

CALENDAR Special Interests

  • Mar 29, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:57AM

TRACING YOUR ROOTS: The Puget Sound Genealogy Society’s research center is now open to the public at 2501 Mile Hill Drive in the East Port Orchard Center office complex from Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteer librarians are on duty to help with books, maps, film and microfiche and computers. Call (360) 874-8813 for information.

BRIDGE

  • Mar 29, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:57AM

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Flynn gets grand send-off

  • Mar 31, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:57AM

After a week of tributes, Kitsap County Auditor Karen Flynn’s retirement was commemorated with a lighthearted sendoff Friday night that drew municipal, county and state dignitaries. This along with a special out-of-state guest, when Los Angeles Interim Registrar-Recorder Dean Logan — a former Flynn employee, Kitsap County Clerk and King County elections director — appeared to pay tribute to his former boss and mentor.

County to hire consultant to fill post

  • Apr 1, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:57AM

Kitsap County has hired a recruitment firm to collect applications for the job of administrative services director.

Getting it figured out — at 92

  • Apr 1, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:57AM

Two or three days each week, Cora Brinton volunteers in classes at the nearby South Colby Elementary School, offering students the benefit of her experience. And at 92 years old, Brinton has a lot of experience to offer.

New police commander on PO force

  • Apr 1, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:57AM

After an abrupt exit from an East Coast transplant, Port Orchard Police Department Chief Al Townsend farmed the Midwest for his latest commander. Geoff Marti stepped in this month as Townsend’s second-in-command, hailing from Lincoln, Neb. — which is also Townsend’s former stomping grounds.

Developer planning to build seven-acre commercial project

  • Apr 1, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:56AM

South Kitsap property owner Fred Depee knows he’ll be getting some questions soon. His seven-acre parcel adjacent to State Route 16 is becoming more exposed and more visible, as he removes trees and flattens the ground, exposing to the community what he sees as one of the biggest commercial projects Port Orchard has seen in some time. The parcel sits just off of Pottery Avenue as it becomes Sedgwick.

Flynn bows out with plenty of tributes

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:56AM

After a week of tributes, Kitsap County Auditor Karen Flynn’s retirement was commemorated with a lighthearted sendoff Friday night that drew municipal, county and state dignitaries.

Cook arrested for spitting on customer’s food

  • Apr 1, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:56AM

A local fast-food worker was arrested after allegedly spitting on a Port Orchard man’s hamburger after the two argued over football teams, the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Kids’ lunch camp continues this week with new help, focus

  • Apr 1, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:56AM

Two years ago, South Kitsap Helpline Executive Director Jennifer Hardison launched a program to help hungry young tummies get through the summer. This week, thanks to help from Wal-Mart, Hardison is expanding the program to include Spring Break.

Plucky girl

  • Apr 1, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:56AM

County’s affiliation with PSRC slated to be scrutinized

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:56AM

Commissioners authorize study in order to satisfy concerns from local property rights advocates.

Another ‘stand-down’ coming

  • Apr 1, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:56AM

Following the success of a similar event in October, Kitsap County plans to co-sponsor a “stand down” event for veterans on May 3 at Presidents Hall at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds.

Elusive burglary suspect nabbed

  • Apr 1, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:56AM

Elusive burglary suspect Christopher Berg, 23, is finally behind bars. Berg, a suspect in the North End burglaries that plagued the area for months, was arrested Wednesday night on the 16000 block of State Route 305 in Poulsbo, said Deputy Scott Wilson, public information officer for the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office.

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