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Left to right: Mark Burns

More parking to be had in downtown Kent

With construction halted on a half-built parking garage, city of Kent officials will add 11 new parking spots within the next few weeks along West Harrison Street to give shoppers and diners better access to downtown businesses.

Left to right: Mark Burns

Want to be rodeo royalty? Posse has a plan

The famed King County Posse with their “Silver Saddles on Golden Horses” is looking for young ladies interested in trying out for the position of 2009 King County Princess on the 2009 Ellensburg Rodeo Royal Court.

  • May 15, 2008
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University of Washington announces Dean’s List students

The following University of Washington students from the Kent area have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of Washington for Winter Quarter.

  • May 14, 2008
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Above: Kent Dragon Boat Association conducted practice Saturday on Lake Meridian.  In front are lead rowers Kristi Gerling

In the wake of Chinese tradition

Heide Tacheron, 46, says paddling a 42-foot boat across the waters of Lake Meridian is easy.

  • May 13, 2008
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Above: Kent Dragon Boat Association conducted practice Saturday on Lake Meridian.  In front are lead rowers Kristi Gerling

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Vets to talk about Korean War

  • May 13, 2008
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Kentridge High School sophomore Blake Allen

No compromises: KR student earns way to nationals

Chief Red Cloud of the Lakota American Indian tribe may be long dead, but his legacy recently was brought back to life by Kentridge High School sophomore Blake Allen.

  • May 13, 2008
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Kentridge High School sophomore Blake Allen
Ting-You Wang

Outstanding UW scholar keeps his perspective

One of the brightest recent University of Washington graduates won’t boast much about his own abilities, but he will take the time to thank God and his family for their part in his success.

  • May 13, 2008
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Ting-You Wang
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
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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
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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
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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
  • BY Wire Service
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
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Left to right: Lisa Funk (at edge)
Jan Banister

Lunch and fashion

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  • May 7, 2008
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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
  • BY Wire Service
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
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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

A new bank for Kent

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