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Wednesday, 28 September 2016 10:55

Tax Advisory Votes on Your Ballot

Two advisory votes will appear on the statewide general election ballot this fall allowing Washingtonians to express their support or opposition to revenue measures approved earlier this year by the Legislature.

The Shellfish Partners, Special to KP News

Do you really know what happens when you flush? If your septic system is in good working condition, the waste in your toilet bowel flows to your underground septic tank where it breaks down and remains until your next septic system pumping. The effluent from your tank drains into your drainfield where your soil filters and disposes of it safely.

Marge Summerfelt of Vaughn recently became the first lifetime member of the Key Peninsula Historical Society with a single donation of $1,000.

Saturday, 02 July 2016 13:54

Eagles Make A Difference

Under the leadership of its president (and Key Peninsula resident) Mirella Geyer, the Gig Harbor Eagles Post 2809 Auxiliary raised $12,369.10 for charities between June 1, 2015, and May 31, 2016. With just over 300 members on the rolls, a core group of women organized the main fundraising events of the past year, including dinners, auctions, a holiday bazaar and a comedy show. Individual donations to honor loved ones increased the total.

The 35 members of KP Boy Scouts of America Troop 220 raised nearly $10,000 in recent months to fund their summer activities, including a trip to a scout camp in Mount Hood in August. That money disappeared from their bank account in May. After contacting police, the troop decided to try to replace the missing funds. A car wash and rummage sale held at the Key Center fire station June 4 lasted more than seven hours and raised approximately $15,000, far exceeding their $8,000 goal. One week later, outside donations brought the total to nearly $20,000. Troop Committee Chairman Spencer Wiklund said, "I am truly thankful for everyone's support. I am so proud to be part of our Boy Scouts and the best community to be found anywhere—the Key Peninsula. I could not have picked a better place to raise my boys."

Lance Gloor, 37, of Gig Harbor, the owner of the former KPN Cross medical marijuana dispensary in Key Center, was sentenced June 3 to 10 years in prison and five years supervised release for two federal charges related to drug distribution. Gloor was found guilty in January of growing marijuana and conspiracy to distribute.

The National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) last month appointed local writer and former Key Peninsula News editor, Rodika Tollefson, as editor-in-chief of The Pen Woman magazine, its quarterly membership publication. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., the mission of the nonprofit NLAPW is to support women artists.

Saturday, 28 May 2016 09:49

KPMS Student Wins Pierce County Contest

Key Peninsula Middle School seventh grader Bobbi Worden won first place in the seventh- and eighth-grade photography category in the Pierce County Library System's 20th annual teen writing and art contest, Our Own Expressions, in May. Worden won the category for her photograph, "Me."

The sentencing hearing for Lance Gloor, owner of the former KPN Cross medical marijuana dispensary in Key Center, has been delayed until June 17 in federal court in Tacoma.

The Washington State Emergency Food Network last month presented Key Peninsula's Food Backpacks 4 Kids program with its annual John Schultz Silver Spoon Volunteer Organization of the Year Award.