News

Kent volunteer is dead serious about cemetery work

Karen Bouton led the way through Saar Pioneer Cemetery like a tour guide pointing out the stars’ homes in Hollywood.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Kent worker’s job is a walk in the park

Darren Patrick took a part-time job 10 years ago in city of Kent parks maintenance, so that he could save enough money to transfer to a four-year college from community college.

Notables

James Goodgion, son of Jim and Candy Goodgion of Kent, was the recipient of a student award at the College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Mo. Goodgion, a Kentlake High School graduate, received the honor during the college’s 2008 Student Awards Convocation April 24. The college gives out the awards based on students’ outstanding accomplishments in academics, work and character.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Kent man helps make students welcome at college

One of Green River Community College’s biggest supporters isn’t an alumnus. In fact, he didn’t even go to college.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Drama students earn kudos

The drama departments from two Kent-area high schools have been nominated for awards at the sixth annual 5th Avenue High School Musical Theatre Awards.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Kent Events Center walk-off gets called off

Construction workers were back on the job Tuesday at the Kent Events Center.

Guns, freedom and common sense

Pretty much everyone agrees that people shouldn’t have guns in planes and bars. Guns don’t mix well with alcohol. But what about other places?

  • Jun 2, 2008

Dance team plans showcase event

The Pacific Ballroom Dance Team will showcase May 30 and 31 its winning Latin and standard performances along with many other dances at the Auburn Performing Arts Center, located at 915 4th St. N.E. in Auburn.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Duo deliver state berth to KL

Regular season or postseason.

  • Jun 2, 2008

The empty road and a full life

Gary Garner says he spent the first part of his life in the pursuit of money and material gain, but he wants to finish life in a much different way.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Police Blotter

Police arrested a man for investigation of vehicle prowl, after he reportedly took perfume and reading glasses at 3:04 a.m. March 20 from a car in the 100 block of North Railroad Avenue.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Elana Marie Klopfstein, 8, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Washington Pageant.

Elana Marie Klopfstein, 8, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Washington Pageant.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Nineteen people escaped safely from a fire that struck at an apartment complex

Nineteen people escaped safely from a fire that struck at an apartment complex 10 a.m. Saturday at the Valli Kee apartments in the 23400 block of 104th Avenue Southeast on Kent’s East Hill.

  • Jun 2, 2008

If it’s spring, it’s time for road work in Kent

Drivers in the Kent Valley soon will have to navigate through several road-construction projects.

Hearing on recall petition starts Thursday

A date has been set for a hearing on the recall petition against Don Jacobson, the president of Valley Medical Center’s commissioners.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Briefly

Want to put your name on a piece of local history? The City of Kent has scheduled what it’s calling a “Topping Out” ceremony for the upcoming Kent Events Center, and the public is invited.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Radio dramas offered weekly

Radio drama fans of all ages can come together for listening sessions 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Man arrested after brother says he was choked

A fight between two adult brothers March 24 ended with the arrest of one of them for investigation of fourth-degree assault. The incident took place at a home in the 13100 block of Southeast 258th Street.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Gregoire kicks off re-election bid in Auburn

Gov. Christine Gregoire launched her reelection campaign April 7 in Auburn’s Rainbow Café, a few feet from where she once sat after school while her single mother cooked flapjacks and flipped burgers.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Clerk stabbed in robbery attempt

Kent Police are searching for a man in connection with an attempted robbery that left a female clerk injured April 8 at the Days Inn motel, 1711 W. Meeker St.

  • Jun 2, 2008