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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

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.

  • May 1, 2008

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.

  • May 1, 2008

Briefly

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.

  • Apr 29, 2008

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.

  • Apr 29, 2008

Briefly

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.

  • Apr 22, 2008

EARTH-FRIENDLY EVENTS

•Earth Day, April 19

  • Apr 15, 2008

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.

  • Apr 15, 2008

Briefly

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.

  • Apr 15, 2008

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.

  • Apr 9, 2008

It’s official: Council OKs extension of S. 224th Street

The Kent City Council voted unanimously April 1 to approve the construction of a three-lane, 1.8-mile extension of South 224th Street up the East Hill.

Student’s passion for recycling merits praise

Sixth-grader Jordan Crowe, 11, is now an advocate for the environment. He recycles religiously and urges his friends and family to do the same.

  • Apr 9, 2008

Man charged in ’07 murder case coming to Kent

Randall Edward Connor, the man charged with first-degree murder in connection with the stabbing death of a Kent woman last year, has waived extradition proceedings in California and will be returned to Washington within the next two weeks, a King County Prosecutor’s Office spokesman said Friday.

  • Apr 9, 2008

Barry and Jang take top Rotary honors for week

Kent-Meridian High School seniors Leigh Barry and Timothy Jang are the Rotary Students of the Week for their achievements in math and science.

  • Apr 8, 2008

Don’t give up on your dreams, NFL player tells youths

When Mike Karney talks, teenagers listen.

Nineteen Kent and Covington residents made the dean’s list

Nineteen Kent and Covington residents made the dean’s list at Seattle Pacific University for academic achievement autumn quarter 2007. The following local students were on the list: Brian Boldman, Bryn Bowser, Alyssa Chavez, Heather Cozad, Danielle Darrow, Bethany Douglass, Nazariy Gural, Katrina Harper, Kirstin Heckelsmiller, Rachel Jacobs, Bonnie Kirkwood, Daria Li, Johrdashe Loeber, May Marston, Larita Nunnery, Taylor Powers, Lindsay Roos, Brianna Scarff and Tasha Treat.

  • Apr 2, 2008