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Auburn’s Valley Regional Fire Authority firefighters salute as the family of Kent firefighter Marty Hauer travels Tuesday under the South 304th Street bridge along Highway 18.

Kent firefighter mourned by hundreds of colleagues across state

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.”

Auburn’s Valley Regional Fire Authority firefighters salute as the family of Kent firefighter Marty Hauer travels Tuesday under the South 304th Street bridge along Highway 18.
Lindbergh High School hosted the Northwest Regional Robotics Competition May 29. The robots had to pick up pingpong balls and place them in a dish to score goals. Above (left to right): Lindbergh’s Jawinder Kahlon

Robotics teams converge on Renton

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.

  • Jun 12, 2008
Lindbergh High School hosted the Northwest Regional Robotics Competition May 29. The robots had to pick up pingpong balls and place them in a dish to score goals. Above (left to right): Lindbergh’s Jawinder Kahlon
Kent-Meridian High School junior Mikell Cheatham

Students get jump-start on child-related careers

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.

  • Jun 12, 2008
Kent-Meridian High School junior Mikell Cheatham

Top scholars honored at Kent high schools

Seven Kent-Meridian High School and Kentridge High School seniors will be named valedictorians when they graduate today at the Tacoma Dome.

  • Jun 12, 2008

Residents should bring paper documents; the shredder c

Residents should bring paper documents; the shredder cannot process metal, plastic bags or DVDs.

  • Jun 12, 2008
Sheriff Sue Rahr speaks to a room full of press members as District Court Presiding Judge Barbara Linde

Cuts to county budget will be ‘deep, searing’

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.

  • Jun 11, 2008
Sheriff Sue Rahr speaks to a room full of press members as District Court Presiding Judge Barbara Linde
Park Orchard Student Council members (left to right) Laura Tran

Grade schoolers helping – one family at a time

Every $5 raised means another potential family saved from deadly malaria.

  • Jun 11, 2008
Park Orchard Student Council members (left to right) Laura Tran

Sixteen apply for Kent City Council position ‘Pretty amazing’ leader says of interest

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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  • Jun 10, 2008
Barbara Grohe

Kent School District prepares to tighten budget belt

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.

  • Jun 10, 2008
Barbara Grohe

Schools briefly

Summer school

  • Jun 10, 2008

Shred-a-thon set for June 14

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.

  • Jun 10, 2008
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  • Jun 10, 2008
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Kent candidate withdraws from House race

Elizabeth Albertson, D-Kent has withdrawn from the race for state House Position One in the 33rd Legislative District, her campaign announced Friday.

  • Jun 10, 2008

Woman reports pelting with onions; man arrested

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.

Tina Casper and her son Timothy Casper build cork boats as an activity at last year’s Fourth of July Splash. This year’s splash could see a reduced fireworks display

Lake Meridian group seeks funds for fireworks display

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.

Tina Casper and her son Timothy Casper build cork boats as an activity at last year’s Fourth of July Splash. This year’s splash could see a reduced fireworks display
From left: Donna Hyatt

These Kent women mean business

You might call Kent resident Donna Hyatt a mover and a shaker. Heavy on the moving and light on the shaking, if you please.

From left: Donna Hyatt

Looking for a tutor? These Kent businesses could help

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:

  • Jun 9, 2008

Kent student wins Holocaust writing contest | Kent School Briefs

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.

  • Jun 9, 2008

Kentlake junior ascends to Eagle Scout | Kent Reporter Notes

Kentlake High School junior Jacob Fullen on April 12 earned the rank of Eagle Scout from Boy Scouts of America Troop 406 in Kent.

  • Jun 9, 2008