Mark Klaas

Kent Lions Club celebrates 75 years of service, gives back | SLIDESHOW

City and community leaders came together to celebrate the Kent Lions Club's 75 years of service last Saturday night.

Community spotlight: Garrett makes a difference for others

Zhakaysha Garrett vows to shape her community. Her vision is for Kent to one day support and open a multipurpose youth center, something that is important in building a strong bond between active kids and helpful adults.

Toys bring joy with Kent community drive

The line stretched beyond the block, bending the corner of West Harrison and Fourth Avenue North.

New superintendent addresses inequity in school system

Calvin Watts recognizes inequities in the public school system and racial problems in society. And he wants to profoundly reach out and make his community better with the genuine support of others.

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.

Kent celebrates Juneteenth | SLIDESHOW

Mic in hand, the Rev. Jimmie James pointed to the sunny skies and urged followers to take up a chant.

Sabhaya captures crown as Miss Cornucopia

Her latest crowning achievement came on a whim and an urge to serve the community she loves.

The Quarters goes full out on flavor | New business

Patience and a passion for serving up flavor-filled soul food guided an ambitious Kent couple to enter the restaurant business.

Kent firefighters train, collect money for major climb

Capt. Rick Cox stepped off the StairMaster, removed his oxygen mask and helmet and collected his breath.

Honoring the long history, lore of Odd Fellows

A service-oriented and community-minded society shares a long history and a special place in Kent.

Community rallies for Kent boy living with severe idiopathic arterial pulmonary hypertension

Strapped to a backpack pump that feeds him medicine through a chest tube every six minutes, Cullen Steele stays on the go wherever his small body will take him. Despite facing considerable odds in his quest to live a long and healthy life, the fun-loving 10-year-old boy who enjoys history, cooking and playing video games maintains a smile and carries a sunny disposition.

Royals’ Smith soars in pole vault as Kent sends its best to state | Prep track and field

He's short and strong, quietly confident and athletically explosive. At 5-foot-3 and 140 pounds, Jahleel Smith believes he can scale great heights, even if it calls for clearing a bar placed precariously, 14 feet off the ground at the end of a pole vault runway.

Trio united at long last

Lindsay Young wanted to give her fiancé a surprise birthday party and a special gift – a missing piece from his past.

Getting you fit, strong: Pro fighter opens new gym in Kent

As Travis Doerge prepares to end his pro fighting career in the ring, he is about to begin a new one as a fitness trainer in the gym.

‘Petro’ Park’s paradise pitch; new soccer fields

As a soccer dad and youth league volunteer, Dennis Higgins vividly recalls a time when Petrovitsky Park's sand fields would disintegrate into a quagmire on soggy game days.

Irma turns 106, enjoys life each day

There are no secrets to longevity, only choices. So says Irma Morrison, a Kent woman who has lived a wonderful life.

A family tradition: Zaboracs celebrate 50 years of operating Kent Bowl

Jack Zaborac doesn't necessarily consider it retirement, but the patriarch of Kent's long-standing bowling family is stepping aside.

Mrs. Kent delivering a message, and crafting a story

The crown would be a nice fit for Angela Darling, a greater means to spread an important message.

Bringing back legendary Ricky Nelson’s sound, story; twin sons carry on tradition

Matthew Nelson best describes his dad's legendary music and acting career as a series of comebacks.

A young life taken too soon; community gathers to remember Teagan

Teagan McGinnis was funny and gregarious, mischievous and charming.