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In Marty Hauer’s final days before cancer took his life at the age of 41, the Kent firefighter made sure he did something for his 10-year-old son, Colton, that he had done so many other times over the previous years. “One of the last things he did was watch his son play baseball,” said Kent Fire Department Chaplain Pat Ellis. Ellis spoke to a crowd of more than 1,200 at a memorial service Tuesday for Hauer at Christian Faith Center in Federal Way. “I don’t know if he could have had it better than that.”
Robots took over Lindbergh High School’s gym May 29. But they weren’t unattended. The sheet metal or plywood machines were controlled by local high schoolers competing in the 2008 Northwest Regional Robotics Competition.
Kent-Meridian High School teacher Bree Devlin says the best way to learn how to work with kids is to go out and do it.
Seven Kent-Meridian High School and Kentridge High School seniors will be named valedictorians when they graduate today at the Tacoma Dome.
Residents should bring paper documents; the shredder cannot process metal, plastic bags or DVDs.
There won’t be enough money in the King County budget for 2009 and likely well beyond, so officials expect “deep, searing” cutbacks will be required, particularly of the county’s criminal justice systems.
Every $5 raised means another potential family saved from deadly malaria.
Sixteen residents have applied to the Kent City Council to fill the vacancy left by the April death of Councilman Bob O’Brien.
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Kent School District administrators are considering ways to shave $2.8 million off next year’s district budget in the face of increased financial challenges during the 2008-2009 school year.
The city of Kent and HomeStreet Bank will host a free Shred-a-thon for residents to help prevent identity theft from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Saturday at the HomeStreet Bank parking lot, 505 Harrison St.
Elizabeth Albertson, D-Kent has withdrawn from the race for state House Position One in the 33rd Legislative District, her campaign announced Friday.
A woman reported being pelted with onions following an argument with her husband May 26 at a home in the 24700 block of 117th Place Southeast. The vegetable attack came after the two became embroiled in an argument about a tree he was trimming.
Without as much bang for their buck this year at Kent’s annual Fourth of July Splash fireworks show at Lake Meridian Park, organizers are asking residents and businesses to donate money to help fund the display.
You might call Kent resident Donna Hyatt a mover and a shaker. Heavy on the moving and light on the shaking, if you please.
Several businesses in Kent offer tutoring services. Parents seeking information about tutoring should contact the Kent School District at 253-373-7000 or one of the following businesses:
Cedar Heights Middle School student Steven Weier recently placed first in the fifth- through eighth-grade writing category of the Jacob Friedman Holocaust Writing & Art Contest.
Kentlake High School junior Jacob Fullen on April 12 earned the rank of Eagle Scout from Boy Scouts of America Troop 406 in Kent.