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City and community leaders came together to celebrate the Kent Lions Club's 75 years of service last Saturday night.
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.
The line stretched beyond the block, bending the corner of West Harrison and Fourth Avenue North.
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.
The Domestic Abuse Women's Network (DAWN) is moving its administrative office and community services hub to a more convenient, centralized location in Kent.
Mic in hand, the Rev. Jimmie James pointed to the sunny skies and urged followers to take up a chant.
Her latest crowning achievement came on a whim and an urge to serve the community she loves.
Patience and a passion for serving up flavor-filled soul food guided an ambitious Kent couple to enter the restaurant business.
Capt. Rick Cox stepped off the StairMaster, removed his oxygen mask and helmet and collected his breath.
A service-oriented and community-minded society shares a long history and a special place in Kent.
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.
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.
Lindsay Young wanted to give her fiancé a surprise birthday party and a special gift – a missing piece from his past.
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.
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.
There are no secrets to longevity, only choices. So says Irma Morrison, a Kent woman who has lived a wonderful life.
Jack Zaborac doesn't necessarily consider it retirement, but the patriarch of Kent's long-standing bowling family is stepping aside.
The crown would be a nice fit for Angela Darling, a greater means to spread an important message.
Matthew Nelson best describes his dad's legendary music and acting career as a series of comebacks.
Teagan McGinnis was funny and gregarious, mischievous and charming.