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Ecumenical group takes Good Friday story to the streets

  • Mar 22, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:00AM

Standing outside of the Christian Life Center at 1780 SE Lincoln Ave., Pastor George Larson welcomed a group of parishioners come from various area churches, all bundled in hats, winter jackets and gloves on a cold Friday morning.

New ferries director set to visit SK

  • Mar 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:00AM

The newly appointed head of the struggling Ferries Division of the Washington State Department of Transportation is scheduled to be in South Kitsap tonight to meet local riders. “I want to meet face-to-face and have constructive conversations with the people who depend on the services we provide every day,” said David Moseley, who took the helm of the maligned agency which has struggled recently to keep enough boats on the water.

Murder charge upped to first-degree

  • Mar 25, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:00AM

At her arraignment last week, the Kitsap County Prosecutor’s Office charged Manchester resident Amber J. Debord with first-degree murder in the death of Michele L. Burton on March 13. “Based upon the investigation conducted by the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office, we felt pre-mediation was involved,” said Case Manager Cris Casad, who declined to elaborate on what pieces of evidence indicated pre-mediation.

The queen of agreeable disagreement

  • Mar 25, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:00AM

Kitsap County government has changed immeasurably over in the past decade. The board of commissioners has turned over completely, along with most of the senior staff and elected officials. There is a new building, and several new departments. But the single constant factor is the presence of Vivian Henderson at nearly all of the commissioners’ public meetings and work sessions.

Eastern Star donates 340 books to Sunnyslope kids

  • Mar 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:59AM

Any teacher will tell you reading is a gift. And while the ability itself can’t be packaged and given, books can be. That’s what brought Port Orchard’s Chapter of the Eastern Star to Sunnyslope Elementary School on Friday, with boxes full of donated books for the school.

Five vying for ’08 Fathoms o’Fun crown

  • Mar 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:59AM

After welcoming its first prince in about a decade in 2007, the Fathoms o’Fun Pageant will crown only princesses this year as five young women will compete to become royalty. Saturday at Christian Life Center the group of South Kitsap resi-dents will complete what pageant director Kim Martin described as “four months of work ... competing for scholarships and to serve and represent their community.”

Change or experience? Auditor candidates line up to replace Flynn

  • Mar 25, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:59AM

While several past and present county officials paid tribute to retiring County Auditor Karen Flynn at a reception on Monday, two of the three hopefuls paid tribute to the person they’re hoping to succeed. Chief Deputy Auditor Walt Washington and Poulsbo attorney Sara Lingafelter were among the visitors who offered Flynn, who leaves office on March 28, their best wishes.

The queen of agreeable disagreement

  • Mar 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:59AM

t KAPO’ director Vivian Henderson is passionate but never unkind when advancing her goals.

The queen of agreeable disagreement

  • Mar 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:59AM

t KAPO’ director Vivian Henderson is passionate but never unkind when advancing her goals.

Any teacher will tell you reading is a gift. And while the ability itself can’t be packaged and given, books can be.

  • Mar 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:59AM

Any teacher will tell you reading is a gift. And while the ability itself can’t be packaged and given, books can be.

Murder charge upped to first degree

  • Mar 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:58AM

At her arraignment, the Kitsap County Prosecutor’s Office charged Manchester resident Amber J. Debord with first-degree murder in the death of Michele L. Burton on March 13. “Based upon the investigation conducted by the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office, we felt pre-mediation was involved,” said Case Manager Cris Casad, who declined to elaborate on what pieces of evidence indicated pre-mediation.

Kitsap to mark County Government Week

  • Mar 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:58AM

Kitsap County will mark National County Government Week by sponsoring essay, video and art competitions for local high school students.

Etta Projects director earns service award

  • Mar 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:58AM

Pennye Nixon-West, executive director of Etta Projects, a nonprofit humanitarian organization working in Bolivia, has earned received the “En el Dia Internacional de la Mujer” (International Woman’s) award while visiting Etta Projects’ service sites in Montero, Bolivia.

Teen parent talks human rights at SKHS-sponsored event

  • Mar 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:58AM

Kyla Sedgwick has a 2-year-old and a 4-month old. That’s enough to keep any parent busy — feeding them, caring for them, paying bills, working and living, but she’s also working toward her diploma at Discovery High School. The situation involves more than a heavy work load — teen parents also face a lot of prejudice and scrutiny, she said.

FERRIES

  • Mar 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:58AM

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BOOKS

  • Mar 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:58AM

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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.

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