Nine candidates running for county, state and national offices answered audience questions at a KP Civic Center forum Oct. 4 organized by the KP Business Association, KP Civic Center Association, KP Community Council and the KP News. Community Council President and Key Peninsula Fire Department Battalion Chief Chuck West moderated.
Former U.S. Army Sgt. Edward Dvorak, 68, of Lakebay, was awarded the Silver Star by Undersecretary of the Army Patrick Murphy during a ceremony at the Tacoma Narrows Bridge VFW Aug. 24.
The Flavors of Fall fundraiser has been a tradition at the Key Peninsula Civic Center in Vaughn for a long time.
The Mustard Seed Project plans to build assisted living homes for elderly residents on 5 acres of undeveloped property in Key Center and create a gathering place for the community at large in the former Roadhouse restaurant building directly across the street at 9016 154th Ave.
From the Key Peninsula News Interview
I was in the National Guard in ‘65 when I was still in high school. My parents signed for me. It was a little town called Winter in South Dakota. I graduated in ‘66. In December, I came out here to Fort Lewis to do basic training. I’m 18 years old, my parents didn’t have a lot of money, and I wanted to go to college, so I thought, “Hey, I’ll get the G.I. Bill.” So the Guard allowed me to enlist on May 1 in ‘67 and on July 23 I landed in Cam Ranh Bay in Vietnam.
A group of loosely affiliated but like-minded artisans keep their sewing skills sharp and creative wits sharper with biweekly meetings at the Key Center library. Embroidery, quilting, beading and other sewing arts are practiced by members who come to hone their skills, learn new ones, and help others with their projects.
Sometimes small things make a big difference.
Each of us has the power to improve our community through our individual actions, and it doesn’t take much.
Hold the door. Say hello. Listen to someone’s story.
Or, tell their story.
A rolling dental lab and team of volunteer dentists treated anyone with dental needs free of charge in the parking lot of the Key Center library and medical building on Saturday, July 23.
Natalie Beesinger, 16, of Lakebay, will spend her junior year in a German high school as one of 250 students chosen out of 3,000 applicants to receive the 2016 Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Scholarship (CBYX). She will join a host family of five in Herzogenrath, a town of 50,000 bordering the Netherlands, at the end of July.
Two local men, ages 23 and 19, were arrested in the early hours of May 18 after police received numerous reports of shots fired from a car driving south on the Key Peninsula Highway from Purdy to Penrose State Park, where they are suspected of shooting a dog.