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Thursday, 01 December 2016 09:32

From the Superintendent

Teacher's Note


Rob Manahan, PhD - guest


I am reflecting on the recent national, state, local and even school district events that have occurred following our presidential election. In some instances, we have seen a heightened number of hate-related incidents toward some populations—including women, sexual minorities and people from various racial, religious and ethnic groups.

Saturday, 29 October 2016 10:08

Rain and Runoff

The Shellfish Partners, Special to KP News

Around here, rain happens—a lot. But did you know that how you manage stormwater runoff on your property could make your life easier, your animals healthier and the streams that feed Puget Sound cleaner? With a few simple steps, you can improve muddy paddocks, wet basements, soggy garages, overflowing culverts, eroding ditches and mushy lawns.

Saturday, 29 October 2016 09:48

Vaughn Library Hall Acquired by KPHS

The Key Peninsula Historical Society now owns the old Vaughn Library on Hall Road, the first and last remaining meeting hall built on the KP at the end of the 19th century.

Saturday, 29 October 2016 09:43

Lakebay Rape Suspect Pleads Guilty

Seventeen-year-old Morgan James Cayo of Lakebay pleaded guilty as an adult in Pierce County Superior Court Sept. 28 to one count of third-degree rape and two counts of second-degree assault for his role in the March 14 sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl in a shed on her family’s property in Lakebay. He turned 18 years old Oct. 1.

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.