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Jeff Veach

This Kent city worker is a homeowner’s dream

Jeff Veach is the city of Kent’s handyman for homeowners who cannot afford minor repairs.

Jeff Veach

Kent candidate withdraws from House race

Family crisis spurs Elizabeth Albertson's political departure

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Kent students see Rotary scholarships

Kent high-school seniors were honored by the Rotary Club of Kent with a scholarship banquet May 20 at Green River Community College.

  • Jun 6, 2008
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Kent School Board President Bill Boyce congratulates retiring Fairwood Elementary teacher Jean Ann Hollar for her work on May 28.

Kent staffers recognized for their years of service

Thirty-one district administrators, teachers and staff members were recognized for their years of service at the Kent School District Board of Directors meeting May 28, which included a special farewell reception.

  • Jun 6, 2008
Kent School Board President Bill Boyce congratulates retiring Fairwood Elementary teacher Jean Ann Hollar for her work on May 28.

Kent firefighter, fitness advocate loses fight with cancer

Firefighter Marty Hauer, a 15-year member of the Kent Fire Department, died early Wednesday after a year-long battle with thymic carcinoma, a rare form of cancer.

  • Jun 6, 2008
Cheryl Jones

Kent Relay for Life raises funds, spirits

Hundreds of Kent residents caught “Relay Fever” last weekend, turning out in spite of chilly weather to support the cause of cancer research.

  • Jun 6, 2008
Cheryl Jones
Nicole Johnson

It shouldn’t hurt to be in love, speakers tell teens

Seattle School District teacher Nicole Johnson, 27, doesn’t want teens to make the mistake she made in high school — the mistake of staying silent.

  • Jun 4, 2008
Nicole Johnson

Utility helps with power bills

Even with the approach of summer, financial assistance from Puget Sound Energy remains available through PSE’s HELP (Home Energy Lifeline Program) program to eligible customers in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties who need assistance paying their PSE electric and natural gas bills. Depending on income and household size, a qualified PSE customer can receive up to $750 in PSE utility-bill credits.

  • Jun 3, 2008
Members of the color guard were a study in focus during Memorial Day services May 26 at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent.

Memorial Day – A tribute

Tahoma National Cemetery was the scene May 26 of one of the largest Memorial Day observances in Western Washington. Military veterans, Gov. Christine Gregoire and other speakers, as well as relatives of deceasced military personnel, gathered in honor of those who served.

  • Jun 3, 2008
Members of the color guard were a study in focus during Memorial Day services May 26 at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent.

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Book battle brewing

  • Jun 3, 2008
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  • Jun 3, 2008
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Amy Spies

Kent programs keep budding scientists in the lab

Supplying all 28 elementary schools with the tools and materials needed to teach and learn science is a big job, but two Kent School District programs are working to have it covered.

  • Jun 3, 2008
Amy Spies
Nearly 20 employees of Bellevue-based Kitchen Plus work May 17 to build and install a wheelchair ramp at the Kent home of Alfred Walker. Kitchen Plus donated the effort as part of the Master Builders Association’s annual Rampathon.

Builders group ramps up wheelchair access

When Alfred Walker, 64, wants to go outside to enjoy the warm summer weather, all he has to do now is roll out his back door.

  • Jun 3, 2008
Nearly 20 employees of Bellevue-based Kitchen Plus work May 17 to build and install a wheelchair ramp at the Kent home of Alfred Walker. Kitchen Plus donated the effort as part of the Master Builders Association’s annual Rampathon.

Kent firefighters assist in four-alarm SeaTac call

The Kent Fire Department assisted the Seatac Fire Department Saturday during a four-alarm fire at the Old Angle Lake School at 19215 28th Ave. S. in SeaTac. Ladder 74 and Engine 73 provide direct support to the overall operation. Ladder 74 provided aerial support to pour thousands of gallons of water from above while Engine 73 provided water to the ladder.

  • Jun 3, 2008

Police Blotter: Kiss with girlfriend ends in assault with truck, arrest

Reportedly upset at another man for kissing his former wife, a man tried to run over the kisser with his truck, in an incident May 20 at a home in the 24900 block of 34th Avenue South.

City of Kent environmental biologist Matt Knox stands on boardwalks at Lake Fenwick in Kent

Hungry fish have a job to do at Lake Fenwick

The carp are coming to the rescue at Lake Fenwick Park.

City of Kent environmental biologist Matt Knox stands on boardwalks at Lake Fenwick in Kent
Karen Bouton pulls the weeds of of J.H.S Johnson’s headstone with her watchdog Emma by her side.  Bouton is a volunteer at Saar Pioneer Cemetery and a member of the South King County Genealogical Society

Kent volunteer is dead serious about cemetery work

Karen Bouton led the way through Saar Pioneer Cemetery like a tour guide pointing out the stars’ homes in Hollywood.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Karen Bouton pulls the weeds of of J.H.S Johnson’s headstone with her watchdog Emma by her side.  Bouton is a volunteer at Saar Pioneer Cemetery and a member of the South King County Genealogical Society
Parks-maintenance worker Darren Patrick oversees the condition of three ball fields for the City of Kent. He’s shown at Kent Memorial Park

Kent worker’s job is a walk in the park

Darren Patrick took a part-time job 10 years ago in city of Kent parks maintenance, so that he could save enough money to transfer to a four-year college from community college.

Parks-maintenance worker Darren Patrick oversees the condition of three ball fields for the City of Kent. He’s shown at Kent Memorial Park

Notables

James Goodgion, son of Jim and Candy Goodgion of Kent, was the recipient of a student award at the College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Mo. Goodgion, a Kentlake High School graduate, received the honor during the college’s 2008 Student Awards Convocation April 24. The college gives out the awards based on students’ outstanding accomplishments in academics, work and character.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Dan Zgolinski holds a teddy bear that was given to him by a student who was accepted into his scholarship fund. Zgolinski donated $800

Kent man helps make students welcome at college

One of Green River Community College’s biggest supporters isn’t an alumnus. In fact, he didn’t even go to college.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Dan Zgolinski holds a teddy bear that was given to him by a student who was accepted into his scholarship fund. Zgolinski donated $800