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Erica Flores and Isaiah Rollolazo

New graduation venue coming for Kent students

Kent high-school seniors will have to drive to the Tacoma Dome to graduate this June, but next year’s graduating class will be walking across a more local and much newer stage.

  • May 22, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Erica Flores and Isaiah Rollolazo
Kent Police officer Jeff Williams sits in the department’s unmarked Dodge Charger patrol car

Motorists beware: A ticket if you don’t click it

The Kent Police will participate in a statewide nighttime “Click It or Ticket” seat belt enforcement patrol on the next two Saturday nights, May 24 and 31.

Kent Police officer Jeff Williams sits in the department’s unmarked Dodge Charger patrol car
Wearing North Carolina State T-shirts sent to their class by the university

For these students, it’s all about college choices

It’s not a question of whether they’re going. It’s a question of where they’re going to go.

  • May 21, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Wearing North Carolina State T-shirts sent to their class by the university

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Volunteers are wanted by the city of Kent to help clean up Lake Fenwick Park, 25828 Lake Fenwick Road, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 7 as part of the city’s celebration of National Trails Day.

  • May 20, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Muttley Crew 4-H Club member Russell Johnson with Pepper.

Club members want to help shelter animals

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  • May 20, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Muttley Crew 4-H Club member Russell Johnson with Pepper.
Kindergarten teacher Carol Smith

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  • May 20, 2008
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Kindergarten teacher Carol Smith
Gig Harbor resident and inspirational speaker Bob Mortimer

Bob Mortimer: Propelled by inspiration, attitude

Pedaling up a mountain is no easy task for the average cyclist, but for Gig Harbor resident Bob Mortimer, it’s particularly trying.

  • May 20, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Gig Harbor resident and inspirational speaker Bob Mortimer

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Tahoma National Cemetery will have a Memorial Day Program starting noon May 26 at the cemetery, located at 18600 S.E. 240th St., Kent.

  • May 20, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Don Chadwick

Korea: Area soldiers recall ‘The Forgotten War’

It is often called “The Forgotten War” or “The Unknown War,” but many veterans remember it all too well.

  • May 17, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Don Chadwick
Vernalisa Colon

There’s a kitchen in Kent to call their own

The women living in transitional housing upstairs at Titusville Station will soon have a kitchen to share, thanks to the volunteer efforts of a local women’s group.

  • May 17, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Vernalisa Colon
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
  • BY Wire Service

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
  • BY Wire Service
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
  • BY Wire Service
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
  • BY Wire Service
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
  • BY Wire Service
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
  • BY Wire Service