Wire Service

Roseann Mills was awarded for her “sustained exemplary performance” in her 911 dispatch job at Valley Com in Kent. The award came as part of a celebration of National Telecommunicators Week

Dispatchers often unsung heroes – but not this month

A vital link in the often life-saving process of a 911 call often goes overlooked.

Roseann Mills was awarded for her “sustained exemplary performance” in her 911 dispatch job at Valley Com in Kent. The award came as part of a celebration of National Telecommunicators Week
Kent Schools Superintendent Barbara Grohe

Kent students learn the ins and outs of job interviews

If you can impress the Kent School District superintendent, you’ll probably be better prepared to impress your future employer.

Kent Schools Superintendent Barbara Grohe
Jenni Marshall of Victoria Roberts Salon and Spa gives Stephanie Zegers a new look April 14 during the Glizty Gals Spa Night at Faith Baptist Church.

Women get full spa treatment at club event

Women at the “Glitzy Gals Spa Night” on April 14 got the full princess treatment — back massages, haircuts, foot soaks and make-overs. And chocolate; don’t forget the chocolate.

Jenni Marshall of Victoria Roberts Salon and Spa gives Stephanie Zegers a new look April 14 during the Glizty Gals Spa Night at Faith Baptist Church.
More than 200 students of Kentridge High School bands

Kentridge musicians have happy tune to sing

At an awards ceremony emceed by the wizard Merlin and accented by performances by Mickey Mouse and Goofy, the Kentridge High School music department recently proved its sound can be heard far outside Kent city limits.

More than 200 students of Kentridge High School bands
Anastacia Nicole

Kent middle-school teacher gets national nod

Amid the shortage of trained science teachers in elementary and secondary schools across the state and the nation, there are some who are developing their skills to make up for the shortcoming.

Anastacia Nicole
Joyce Rawley

Fashion show highlights domestic-violence issues

Fashion shows usually focus on beauty, but at the upcoming Soroptimist International of Kent Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show, the main attraction is pretty ugly.

Joyce Rawley

New warehouse open for business, life changes

At first glance, the large warehouse at 18805 80th Place S. in Kent looks like any other industrial building: a high-roofed metal shell full of stacked boxes, forklifts and an assembly line.

This program has a trickle-down effect

Everyone has the power to protect the environment, says Gina Hungerford, conservation coordinator for the City of Kent — even kids.

Fundraising event was experience in compassion

The Kent School District went largely unscathed by the winter flooding late last year, but school districts in other parts of the state weren’t so fortunate.

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St. Anthony’s Chapel will be open for a mass celebrating National Day of Prayer 9 a.m. May 1. All are welcome to attend, and to pray for country, leaders and peace. The chapel will remain open for prayer until 4 p.m. St. Anthony’s Chapel is located at 310 Third Ave. S., Kent.

Schools briefly

Jenkins Creek Elementary teacher Connie Compton was recognized on the TV program “Northwest Afternoon” April 16 with an “All Spreading the Love” award.

Baze back in winner’s circle at Emerald

A legendary rider returned to the winner’s circle. And another one reached a milestone victory during the season’s first weekend of racing at Emerald Downs.

K-M’s Moore captures the triple jump title at Pasco

If the Pasco Invitational is a preview of the Star Track state meet – and many say it is – then Andre Moore and Sean Harris have to like where they’re standing.

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Kent Police are warning senior citizens to be aware of a man who recently phoned a 67-year-old Kent woman to offer her a free Medicaid card in exchange for personal information.

Matt Hagerty

Hagerty’s b-day gift will be his first race

T-minus 46 days. And counting.

Matt Hagerty
EARTH-FRIENDLY EVENTS

EARTH-FRIENDLY EVENTS

•Earth Day, April 19

EARTH-FRIENDLY EVENTS
Mason  Bouffard

Bouffard, Steffan selected as Kent Rotary students

The Rotary Club of Kent students of the week are Kentlake seniors Mason Bouffard and Melissa Steffan, for their achievements in mathematics and science.

Mason  Bouffard

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The City of Kent will play host to a PGA Play Golf America Day 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 19 at the City-owned Riverbend Golf Complex, 2019 W. Meeker St., Kent.

Goodbye Mrs. Stone; you’ll be sorely missed

The absence of Debbie Stone around the classrooms and halls of Carriage Crest Elementary School will likely be felt next year.