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Emily Reaney, 10, of Lakebay raised $5,000 for her fifth-grade class to attend a three-day, two-night Environmental Learning Class at Camp Seymour. The cost of the overnight trip for the 36 fifth-graders of Evergreen Elementary School, including accommodation and transportation for staff and volunteers, is $5,700.

Alexander Lopiccolo, 30, of Wauna, is an occupational therapist who helps children with a range of behavioral, social and physical challenges. His patients may be autistic or have attention deficit disorder or be hyperactive, but he focuses on treating one element they often have in common: sensory processing disorder.

Thursday, 01 December 2016 07:22

KP Firefighter Receives New Medal for Service

Key Peninsula firefighter/EMT Ed Swanson received the first Lifesaving Pin ever awarded by Fire District 16 in recognition of his actions to save the life of a KP resident in September.

Saturday, 29 October 2016 10:22

From the Editor’s Desk

Politics has become a toxic subject at social functions. As executive editor of this newspaper, I am frequently called upon to attend such functions in an official capacity and make small talk that is rigidly quotable and often dull (my own included). But at one recent event, a political issue evolved into a new question: Is it patriotic to abstain from voting?

Saturday, 29 October 2016 09:15

Candidates Answer KP Voters’ Questions

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.

Saturday, 01 October 2016 09:29

Lakebay Man Awarded Silver Star 47 Years Later

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.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 11:04

Flavors of Fall Returns as Crucial Fundraiser

The Flavors of Fall fundraiser has been a tradition at the Key Peninsula Civic Center in Vaughn for a long time.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 10:46

Senior Housing Coming to Key Center

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.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 10:35

In His Own Words: Edward Dvorak

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.

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