Mark Klaas

Community stage lights up: ART presents ‘Sweeney Todd’

As Jennifer Grajewski understands, the community's a stage, and all are merely players.

Kent RFA answers residents’ questions in wake of fire fatality

Call it an after-the-fire chat, an opportunity to calm fears, educate others and reassure residents who may have been caught in the throes of a damaging blaze.

Students experience hands-on, skilled nursing at camp

Nursing is in the blood, so naturally John Bato-Borja and Sara Koenig are following their parents' footsteps to careers in the health care world.

Community helps veteran race car driver get back on the track after fire

A devastating fire nearly five months ago charred Kenny O’Keefe’s Algona home and destroyed the garage, taking with it his treasured championship hot rod.

Sparking an interest: Teens explore firefighting at weeklong camp | SLIDESHOW

A slight and conscientious Holli McKenzie is determined to be with the boys and pull her own weight, regardless of the demanding firefighting drill.

Kent celebrates Juneteenth in the park | SLIDESHOW

Father's Day and an important date in African-American history helped shape Kendrick Glover's message Sunday.

Independent boutique finds its niche on Kent’s East Hill

Surrounded by fine fabric, jewelry and other wares, Linda Sparks appears comfortable and content in her carefully designed retail clothing store.

Lecrae, Switchfoot to perform at ShoWare

One is a hip-hop artist from the South, the other an alternative rock band from the West Coast.

Kentridge steals the show at 5th Avenue Awards

The number six – particularly June 6 – has special meaning to Jennifer Grajewski.

Grammy Award-winning artists to perform at ShoWare

One is a hip-hop artist from the South, the other an alternative rock band from the West Coast.

Marine from Kent honored for his work as combat correspondent, photographer

From boot camp to the battlefield, Reece Lodder shares a different perspective through the lens of his camera.

Sikh community celebrates Vaisakhi Day | SLIDESHOW

A Sikh community tradition, thousands strong celebrated Vaisakhi Day or Vaisakhi – a religious and colorful festival filled with music, prayer, food, demonstrations, exhibits and a parade – at the ShoWare Center on a cool and cloudy Saturday.

Councilwoman vows to beat breast cancer, continue her work

You should always listen to your mother. And Dana Ralph knows better.

Zender shows the way for Kentwood baseball

Nothing short of excellence is practiced and preached on the baseball field at Kentwood High School each spring.

Building a dream: Virk turns a blighted area into plush international plaza

Ringing cellphone in hand, Sam Virk sat at a corner table in his newly opened restaurant, answering questions from his kitchen staff and others from contractors who were scrambling to apply last-minute touches to the lobby and banquet hall upstairs.

Top recruits compete in the sun at French Field | 7v7 Northwest Showcase

The way Reggie Jones sees it, the development of high school football players and college recruits goes well beyond the weight room and 40-yard dash these days.

Kent RFA’s hazmat crew shines as regional asset

It glows bright red, stretches about 54 feet long and comes fully equipped to handle all kinds of trouble.

DAWN offices move to downtown Kent

The Domestic Abuse Women's Network (DAWN) is moving its administrative office and community services hub to a more convenient, centralized location in Kent.

Ralph kicks off Kent mayoral campaign

As far as Kent mayoral candidate Dana Ralph is concerned, the diverse crowd of well wishers who came to her official campaign kickoff event Thursday represents a foundation, the start of something big.

Thrift store returns to its roots for temporary haven

Kent's longtime thrift store has temporarily come home in hopes of finding something permanent.