Steve Hunter

Tom Rusbuldt is a sign-maintenance worker for the city of Kent. “You don’t get bored

Rusbuldt takes shine to Kent street signs

Sign, sign, everywhere a Kent city street sign. With more than 14,000 street signs in Kent, Tom Rusbuldt, a city street-sign maintenance worker, stays plenty busy. From stop signs to school-zone signs to street-name signs, Rusbuldt is part of a three-man crew that installs and repairs the signs for the city’s public works department.

Tom Rusbuldt is a sign-maintenance worker for the city of Kent. “You don’t get bored
Workers build homes at The Ridge at Panther Lake

Kent Council takes first step in Panther Lake annexation

The Kent City Council unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday night to let Panther Lake area residents vote next year on whether to annex their area to the city.

Workers build homes at The Ridge at Panther Lake

Plea in Kent truck-assault case

A 24-year-old Renton man pleaded not guilty Aug. 25 in King County Superior Court to charges of second-degree assault and first-degree malicious mischief in connection with an Aug. 8 incident when Kent Police shot him as he reportedly attempted to charge the on-foot officers with his vehicle.

Blotter: Foot chase involves escalator, ends in arrest

Kent Police arrested a 25-year-old man for obstructing an officer after the man led police on a short foot chase at about 6 p.m. Aug. 18 through an East Hill parking lot and department store in the 10200 block of Southeast 240th Street.

Kent Police Officers Jeff Kluzak

Wave of car prowls in Kent: Numbers going down

The number of weekly vehicle prowls jumped to 33 from 17 in the city of Kent in mid-August from mid-July.

Kent Police Officers Jeff Kluzak
Jason St. Louis

Let’s shoot hoops: New court at Kent park

Jason St. Louis, 18, didn't know about the city of Kent dedication ceremony Aug. 26 at West Fenwick Park. But he certainly knew about the new outdoor basketball court.

Jason St. Louis

Panther Lake annexation topic of Sept. 2 hearing

The Kent City Council has scheduled a public hearing for Sept. 2 regarding a proposal to annex the Panther Lake area.

Blotter: Warehouse worker helps nab gas guzzler

The actions of an operator of a warehouse in the 7000 block of South 190th Street helped Kent Police arrest a man for investigation of third-degree theft in connection with the stealing of gas from trucks.

Down goes the floor The Kent Events Center reached a milestone Tuesday with the pouring of its concrete floor. The center is on target and on schedule to open in January. It will serve as the new home of the Seattle Thunderbirds. The T-Birds will move from their current home at KeyArena

Kent Events Center gets rink floor

The Kent Events Center reached a milestone Tuesday with the pouring of its concrete floor.

Down goes the floor The Kent Events Center reached a milestone Tuesday with the pouring of its concrete floor. The center is on target and on schedule to open in January. It will serve as the new home of the Seattle Thunderbirds. The T-Birds will move from their current home at KeyArena
Work has begun on the South 228th overpass

Kent budget: City staff look into future, give report on costs

City officials estimate that Kent will need to spend as much as $1.5 billion over the next 20 years on capital projects, with the lion's share of nearly $1.2 billion going for for utilities and transportation.

Work has begun on the South 228th overpass

Blotter: Warehouse employee helps nab gas guzzler

The actions of an operator of a warehouse in the 7000 block of South 190th Street helped Kent Police arrest a man for investigation of third-degree theft in connection with the stealing of gas from trucks.

Jeff Watling is the Kent parks

City worker’s job isn’t just a walk in the park

Jeff Watling compares his leadership style as the Kent city parks, recreation and community services director to that of a basketball coach.

Jeff Watling is the Kent parks
Brandon McLaughlin (left) and Jeremy Galstad of Barkley Dean Construction set a door jam for an electrical room outside of the main arena at the Kent Events Center July 16.

Council OKs bond sale by narrowest of margins

In a controversial 4-3 vote Tuesday night, the Kent City Council approved the sale of $24 million in limited tax general obligation bonds to help fund five capital improvement projects.

Brandon McLaughlin (left) and Jeremy Galstad of Barkley Dean Construction set a door jam for an electrical room outside of the main arena at the Kent Events Center July 16.

Box cutter threat leads to man’s arrest | Kent Reporter Police Blotter

A man armed with a box-cutter knife reportedly threatened another man on a Metro bus at about 3:40 p.m. Aug. 6 in the 19600 block of 68th Avenue South.

Police Blotter: Brothers’ fight leads to assault charges

Police arrested a man for investigation of fourth-degree assault after he allegedly grabbed his brother around the neck and threw him to the floor at 11:43 p.m. July 29 at a home in the 24600 block of 116th Avenue Southeast.

John Paquette

Kent city worker Paquette leaves soon for National Guard assignment in Iraq

When friends of John Paquette hear he’s going to Iraq with the National Guard’s 81st Brigade, they have one primary question for him. “They ask if I’m scared or not,” said Paquette during an interview Monday at his West Hill home. Paquette, 24, on leave as a city of Kent vegetation maintenance worker, just returned to town this week after a month of training at the Yakima Training Center.

John Paquette

Police Blotter: Hooker says she chose Kent over Miami

Kent Police arrested a 23-year-old woman for investigation of prostitution loitering at about 1 p.m. Aug. 1 near South 240th Street and Pacific Highway South.

Blotter: Man cited over hostile phone messages

A woman told police that a man she had met through work left hostile and vulgar voicemail messages for her after she told him she had no romantic interest in him because she already had a boyfriend.

Elizabeth Kennedy and Todd Glenn

Boat launch fee starts soon at Lake Meridian

Starting in the fall or early next year, it will cost $5 to use the boat launch at Lake Meridian Park.

Elizabeth Kennedy and Todd Glenn
Beth Sylves

Kent Events Center directors ready to roll

With the Kent Events Center slated to open in about five months, Josh Holmes and Beth Sylves have taken on the challenge to help make the new arena a hit.

Beth Sylves