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Memorial service set for O’Brien

  • May 7, 2008

Student finds global perspective has its rewards

The day Kentridge High School student Briana Wong, 17, received her acceptance letter from the Columbia University was bittersweet.

  • May 7, 2008

A citizen’s call led police to a man reportedly trying to break into vehicles

A citizen’s call led police to a man reportedly trying to break into vehicles at about 9:45 a.m. April 13 at a store parking lot in the 24000 block of Pacific Highway South.

O’Brien dies in cancer fight

Kent City Councilman Bob O’Brien, in his third year on the Council, died Wednesday after a long battle with cancer. He was 76.

Residents are invited to a grand opening ceremony for the city of Kent’s new boat launch

Residents are invited to a grand opening ceremony for the city of Kent’s new boat launch at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 6 at Lake Meridian Park.

  • May 3, 2008

MultiCare Garage Sale fundraiser: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 3

• MultiCare Garage Sale fundraiser: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 3. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Kent. MultiCare parking lot, 222 State Ave. N, Kent.

  • May 2, 2008

Relay for Life a time to fight back

trying to break into vehicles. “Cancer doesn’t sleep, so for one night neither do we.”

  • May 2, 2008

This city worker enjoys stirring multiple pots

Few people know as much about the operations of Kent city government as Julie Pulliam.

Volunteer lauded for selfless work

Even a lifetime of service can sometimes go overlooked, but on Monday, Kent resident Sister Janet Benish’s unselfish life was recognized statewide.

  • May 2, 2008

Dispatchers often unsung heroes – but not this month

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

  • May 1, 2008

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.

  • May 1, 2008

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.

  • May 1, 2008

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.

  • May 1, 2008

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.

  • May 1, 2008

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.

  • May 1, 2008

Firefighter gets international lesson in Kent

After a recent two-week training mission with the Kent Fire Department, Jamaican firefighter Conroy Steve Ghans returned to the Caribbean island armed with new information and techniques to fight fires and make rescues.

Local firefighters make trek to Mexico

Call it the running of the firefighters.

Teenage drinking topic of town hall meeting

Sharelle Claiborne started to drink alcohol at age 11 when she had a beer at a friend’s house.

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.

  • May 1, 2008