Mark Klaas

Kent students learn new moves in basic ballet | SLIDESHOW

Students at Emerald Park Elementary discovered the art, expression and athleticism of ballet last week.

‘Alyssa’s Angels’ shine: Kent school rallies to support cancer-stricken girl

The well-travelled, often squeezed and frequently exchanged sock monkey is a reminder of a precious girl and her plight.

Genealogy center opens in Kent

Genealogists enjoy a good history puzzle and welcome the research necessary to help uncover the past.

Kent woman shows her passion with antique store

Collecting antiques and other things is part of what Melissa DeSalle is all about.

Barbershop Talks set for Kent Commons

It's a creative new event, an opportunity to gather and engage the community, a way to honor Martin Luther King Jr. as the nation observes the late civil rights leader's birthday Monday.

Local group to save par 3 vows to keep swinging | Klaas

A local group is shooting to save the scenic par 3 course at the Riverbend Golf Complex. They are prepared for a political and financial face-off with Kent city officials and potential developers to keep a valley treasure that's dear to the hearts of golfers and duffers, young and old.

Bringing it back to Kent: Heinisch, KYFS make impact on many lives | 2013 Person of the Year

The challenges are great, the opportunity to help others even more significant today. Mike Heinisch knows as much.

New exhibit, changes embrace museum

Kent's enchanting and ever-changing museum is making improvements while offering new exhibits.

Reaching out for help in difficult times

A compassionate woman, Kelly Carroll has devoted considerable time to helping others in her community. It's just her nature.

Community welcomes KentHOPE Day Center for women, children

It represents a small step in the Kent community's ambitious plan to address a growing homeless problem.

Veterinarian joins solar generation | Briefs

A Kent veterinarian has gone solar. Dr. Rob McMonigle recently had solar panels installed on the roof of his practice, McMonigle Veterinary Hospital, to help generate renewable power and reduce energy costs.

Local woman shares a chapter of her life as ‘An MP in Cold War Berlin’

As a U.S. Army military police officer stationed in Berlin, Germany, Dawn Walsh experienced a part of world history.

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.

Small Kent bakery goes big on flavor

Circumstances and a passion for perfecting home-spun recipes have changed the immediate career course for Anna Kasabyan.

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.

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 Kent pioneer and his place: O’Connell legacy lives on with lasting family farm

From his perch atop a small tractor, Tom O'Connell appears at peace as he putters around his family's enduring farm.

Verity Lodge makes plans, upgrades hall

New things continue to happen at Kent's Verity Lodge No. 59, one of state's earliest organizations devoted to the philosophical origins and teachings of Freemasonry.

‘The King’ roars again: Drag racing legend does a cameo in Kent | SLIDESHOW

Drag racing legend Jerry "The King" Ruth recently returned to the seat of his restored 1969 Top Fuel dragster – but only for a moment.

MLK tribute: Kent group carries a bigger voice | SLIDESHOW

What began as a small grassroots group with a clear mission has become something bigger in the local community.