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Kent Town Square’s water sculpture shut down for repairs

City officials fixed a pump Thursday to get the Rotary sphere water sculpture at the new Town Square Plaza Park operating again after a temporary shutdown.

  • Jul 10, 2008
Children and adults play with a 13

Cops taser women fighting at gas station | Kent Police Blotter

Kent Police shot two women with Taser guns to stop a fight between them at 1:30 a.m. June 23 outside a Kent gas station in the 1200 block of North Central Avenue.

Kent Meridian Pool may last longer with repairs

Staffers told the Kent City Council last week that spending roughly $233,000 in repairs could extend the life of the Kent Meridian Pool for another five years.

Brian Dye of Kent
Brian Dye of Kent

City council to mull an extra $6M for Kent Events Center

The Kent Events Center could wind up costing nearly $6 million more than originally planned. City staff this week asked the Kent City Council for an extra $5.9 million to fund additional costs and features at the Kent Events Center. The City Operations Committee voted 2-1 Tuesday to recommend the Council approve the extra funds for the arena. The Council will consider the proposal at its next regular meeting, July 15.

  • Jul 7, 2008
Fred Satterstrom

Satterstrom keeps finger on the city’s pulse

When Fred Satterstrom attended his 40-year reunion for the Kent-Meridian class of 1967 last September, classmates gave him plenty of positive feedback about the City of Kent.

Fred Satterstrom

Des Moines names new assistant city manager

Lorri Ericsonhas been named assistant city manager of Des Moines. She is currently the planning and research/administrative services manager for the Puyallup Police Department. She starts her new job with Des Moines on July 21.

  • Jul 3, 2008
This aerial photo shows the marked locations of the two log jams on the Green River

Users beware: log jams a threat on Green River

If high water flows and cold water haven’t proved deadly enough this year, another hazard is threatening users of the Green River.

  • Jul 3, 2008
This aerial photo shows the marked locations of the two log jams on the Green River

Police Blotter

A Kent Police sting to catch customers of prostitutes resulted in the arrest of a woman for investigation of prostitution at 10:30 p.m. June 17 in the 25200 block of Pacific Highway South.

Kent residents Richard and Stella Land have been chosen by the Kent Historical Society as the Old Timers king and queen of Cornucopia Days. They have been married for 60 years and have lived in Kent for more than 40 years. They pose in their garden Wednesday.

Longtime love affair with Kent

With so many trees, bushes and flowers to care for, Richard and Stella Land spend a lot of time in the backyard of their home on Scenic Hill, just east of downtown Kent.

Kent residents Richard and Stella Land have been chosen by the Kent Historical Society as the Old Timers king and queen of Cornucopia Days. They have been married for 60 years and have lived in Kent for more than 40 years. They pose in their garden Wednesday.
Anna Copley

Kent biz encourages creativity in planning funerals online

Would you like to be buried or cremated? A fancy casket or a biodegradable coffin? Ashes sprinkled over the Puget Sound or launched into space? A somber church service or a party with live music? These are all questions you now can answer - long before you kick the bucket - on one Kent couple’s new Web site, www.thefuneralsite.com.

  • Jul 2, 2008
Anna Copley
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From left

District provides lunches

The Kent School District is sponsoring the Simplified Food Program for Children this summer, providing free lunches to low-income children.

  • Jul 1, 2008

Briefly

The Kent Historical Museum will remain open as it gets a new coat of paint this month.

  • Jul 1, 2008

Kent July 4 Splash

• When: Friday, July 4, noon to 11 p.m.

  • Jul 1, 2008
Contestants wolf down pies while onlookers watch in amazement

Staying home in Kent? Prepare for fun on Fourth

Many children at Kent’s Fourth of July Splash at Lake Meridian Park ask the same question.

Contestants wolf down pies while onlookers watch in amazement

Pedestrian dies in hit-and-run accident

A 22-year-old Renton man was struck and killed at about 11:30 p.m. June 27 while walking in the roadway of Des Moines Memorial Drive South.

  • Jul 1, 2008
The Green River Trail is blocked by a fence near Russell Road and James Street in Kent Friday

Ready for detours, Green River Trail users?

A roadblock has gone up for bicyclists, joggers and pedestrians along the Green River Trail in Kent.

The Green River Trail is blocked by a fence near Russell Road and James Street in Kent Friday

City residents put their bids in for Council seat

A stay-at-home mom, an attorney and a middle school teacher are among the seven finalists for the vacant Kent City Council position.