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Julie Pulliam is the woman behind the city council. She’s the administrative assistant to the City Council and the economic development director.

This city worker enjoys stirring multiple pots

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

Julie Pulliam is the woman behind the city council. She’s the administrative assistant to the City Council and the economic development director.
Sister Janet Benish rocks an infant to sleep while volunteering Wednesday at Kent’s Pediatric Interim Care Center

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
Sister Janet Benish rocks an infant to sleep while volunteering Wednesday at Kent’s Pediatric Interim Care Center
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.

  • May 1, 2008
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.

  • May 1, 2008
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.

  • May 1, 2008
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.

  • May 1, 2008
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.

  • May 1, 2008
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.

  • May 1, 2008
Joyce Rawley
Conroy Steve Ghans

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.

Conroy Steve Ghans

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-FRIENDLY EVENTS

•Earth Day, April 19

  • Apr 15, 2008
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.

  • Apr 15, 2008
Mason  Bouffard

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