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Kindergarteners debate about Santa’s favorite cookies

  • Dec 19, 2014 at 7:00AM

Mullenix Ridge Elementary School has prided itself for being the “best in the west” and Leann Georgeson’s kindergarten class room proved how creative the students can be.

Angel says Inslee’s transportation plan is ‘can of worms’

  • Dec 19, 2014 at 7:00AM

District 26 Sen. Jan Angel said Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposed transportation plan announced earlier this week is a “can of worms.”

Plenty of activities, events scheduled for Christmas holiday

  • Dec 19, 2014 at 8:00AM

The Independent complied a list of happenings and events during the days before and at Christmas.

DON BRUNELL | Remembering our fallen with Christmas wreaths

  • Dec 19, 2014 at 8:00AM

Normally, the fallen are remembered on Memorial Day in late May, but thanks to a Maine family and thousands of donors and volunteers, nearly half a million wreaths are laid on the tombstones of our fallen soldiers, sailors and airmen during the Christmas holidays.

Saints Car Club makes donations to South Kitsap Helpline

  • Dec 19, 2014 at 11:00AM

Ron Weeks, left, president of the Saints Car Club, and Jerry Newland, right, Saints Car Club board member, present checks to South Kitsap Helpline Executive Director Jennifer Hardison and Tammy Valentine, volunteer. Saints Car Club member Don Carstenson donated more than 100 Christmas trees to SK Helpline.

Inslee proclaims January as ‘School Board Recognition Month’

  • Jan 11, 2015 at 12:00PM

Gov. Jay Inslee has proclaimed the month of January as “School Board Recognition Month.”

Ceremony honoring Boyer is Dec. 22

  • Dec 19, 2014 at 1:00PM

Kitsap County Sheriff Steve Boyer will be honored for his more than 16 years of service during a Dec. 22 ceremony.

Chamber’s after-hours event at Independent

  • Jan 12, 2015 at 8:00AM

The Port Orchard Independent, 2465 Bethel Ave., Suite 102, will host the Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce after-hours event on Jan. 15, from 5:30-7 p.m.

MLK commemorative event set at Keyport

  • Jan 12, 2015 at 8:00AM

The Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Keyport’s Black Employment Program is hosting its annual event at 11 a.m. Jan. 14 to commemorate the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his significant contributions to civil rights in the 1950s and 1960s.

Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce luncheon slated for Jan. 15

  • Jan 12, 2015 at 9:00AM

Chamber Executive Director Matt Murphy will present his “State of the Chamber” address. The Chamber will also honor the “Sailor of the Year” at Naval Base Kitsap. Dickey’s BBQ will provide lunch.

Tips to maximize Goodwill donation

  • Dec 20, 2014 at 10:00AM

The simple act of cleaning out your closets and donating can help Goodwill in assisting people with free job training and education programs.

IN OUR OPINION | Time to give to others

  • Dec 20, 2014 at 11:00AM

It was a busy shopping Saturday in December. The lines were long and I was impatient. I thought to myself “What’s this clown in front of me doing with three shopping carts full of giant stuffed bears? I mean, really. Can’t he do that kind of shopping late some evening when it’s not so busy?”

Central Kitsap community mourning loss of three teens

  • Jan 12, 2015 at 2:26PM

Hundreds gathered at a candlelight vigil on Jan. 11. Another vigil is scheduled Jan. 12, 6:30 p.m., at Olympic High School.

AARP safe driving classes in Port Orchard

  • Jan 20, 2015 at 12:00PM

AARP safe driving classes to be held at the Port Orchard Eagles FOE 2338, 4001 Jackson Ave., in Port Orchard.

Annual Olalla Polar Bear Jump is Jan. 1

  • Dec 29, 2014 at 7:00AM

Hundreds of people — of all ages — will plunge Jan. 1 off the bridge into the chilly waters of Olalla Bay during the annual Polar Bear Jump.

Olalla resident named to Dean’s List

  • Jan 21, 2015 at 10:00AM

Jasmine Remick of Olalla was named to the Dean’s List at Columbia College.

Michael's death shocks community

  • Dec 29, 2014 at 1:00PM updated Dec 31, 2014 at 9:14AM

The Port Orchard community is shocked by the news of the death of local businsessman Gil Michael, who owned the Cedar Cove Inn with his wife, Kathy.

Boyd among graduate candidates at Oklahoma University

  • Jan 21, 2015 at 3:00PM

A Port Orchard resident is among the candidates for degrees this spring on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus.

YEAR IN REVIEW | 2014: A memorable year for South Kitsap

  • Dec 29, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Dec 31, 2014 at 9:12AM

Wolves’ baseball team made a run at a state title for a second consecutive season

SPORTS BRIEF | Wattree’s big game not enough for South Kitsap

  • Dec 29, 2014 at 4:41PM

Junior wing scores 30 points during Wolves’ 74-56 loss Saturday at Timberline

BOYS BASKETBALL | South Kitsap’s run falls short

  • Jan 21, 2015 at 10:48PM

Turnovers plague Wolves in 68-64 Class 4A Narrows League loss at Stadium

New Harper Pier is now open

  • Jan 16, 2015 at 11:00AM updated Jan 22, 2015 at 8:57AM

More than 100 people — including current and former elected officials — attended the grand re-opening ceremony for the new Harper Pier on Jan. 16.

Kitsap Regional Library offers new online services

  • Jan 22, 2015 at 9:09AM

Kitsap Regional Library has launched several new services to help students find reliable and age appropriate information on the internet.

Bethel Christian Fellowship hosting revival services

  • Jan 19, 2015 at 8:00AM updated Jan 22, 2015 at 9:09AM

Bethel Christian Fellowship will conduct a three-night revival services with Evangelist Eli Hernandez on Jan. 23-25 at the church.

Private boat rescues two men from choppy waters

  • Dec 30, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Jan 6, 2015 at 2:05PM

Two men, who attempted to paddle a canoe from Blake Island to Southworth in choppy waters and high wind, were rescued by a private boat on Dec. 29.

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