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Sunrise Elementary School first-grade pals Taylor Akiyama

Students put their pennies toward a just cause

Pennies are positive. All silver coins are negative.

  • May 13, 2008
Sunrise Elementary School first-grade pals Taylor Akiyama
John Fiskum

Outdoors just part of the job for this city worker

John Fiskum could post a “Gone Fishing” sign on his office door at the city of Kent Senior Activity Center and still be on the job.

John Fiskum

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Kent women can have an evening of girls-only fun at the third annual Wine, Women, WOW event, set for 6-9 p.m. May 23 at Green River Community College at Kent Station.

  • May 8, 2008
Kent Police Officer Dave Buck makes a presentation April 24

K-M career day shows students possibilities

What do you want to be when you grow up?

  • May 8, 2008
Kent Police Officer Dave Buck makes a presentation April 24

Contest focuses on teens

The King County Women’s Program and Domestic Violence Council have announced a contest for local teens to produce a video public-service announcement to call attention to teen-dating violence.

  • May 7, 2008
Left to right: Lisa Funk (at edge)

Kent youths bring help to the needy in San Francisco

Mid-winter break is usually a time for relaxing. But for 10 students in Kent United Methodist Church’s youth group, the February vacation meant anything but relaxing, as they spent the week serving hundreds of meals a day, teaching preschoolers and connecting with people from different cultures.

  • May 7, 2008
Left to right: Lisa Funk (at edge)
Jan Banister
Jan Banister
Shannon D. Hill

Police seek man in April 8 Kent motel attack

Kent Police have identified the man who allegedly stabbed a female desk clerk during an attempted robbery April 8 at the Days Inn motel, 1711 W. Meeker St.

Shannon D. Hill
MOMS Club president Donna Ellis

Resources for stay-at-home moms

• MOMS Club of Kent: Social organization for moms. Activities include playgroup, book club, mom’s night out and more. Prospective members can call 206-225-4018, visit www.momsclubofkentwa.org or e-mail membershipvp@momsclubofkentwa.org.

  • May 7, 2008
MOMS Club president Donna Ellis
MOMS Club member Carson Sanderson pushes children on a merry-go-round during a gathering April 23 at the Service Club Ballfields in Kent.

Local club offers moms partnership, friendship

For many women, leaving the working world to raise a child can be a lonely, isolating choice.

  • May 7, 2008
MOMS Club member Carson Sanderson pushes children on a merry-go-round during a gathering April 23 at the Service Club Ballfields in Kent.
EvergreenBank had a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony May 1 for its newest branch at 20038 68th Ave. South (West Valley Highway).  Left to right are branch Manager Lee Anderson
EvergreenBank had a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony May 1 for its newest branch at 20038 68th Ave. South (West Valley Highway).  Left to right are branch Manager Lee Anderson

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Memorial service set for O’Brien

  • May 7, 2008
Kentridge High School student Briana Wong was recently named a Ron Brown Scholar

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
Kentridge High School student Briana Wong was recently named a Ron Brown Scholar

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.

Bob O’Brien

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.

Bob O’Brien

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
Cancer survivor Myrtle Davidson rides in a sidecar as a guest of honor during the opening ceremony at last year’s Relay for Life of Kent. Her driver is Randy Dahl

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
Cancer survivor Myrtle Davidson rides in a sidecar as a guest of honor during the opening ceremony at last year’s Relay for Life of Kent. Her driver is Randy Dahl
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