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March 1, 2004
Minter Creek Elementary students put on a big show complete with costumes and an art “exhibit” for their grandparents, and they are so good, the principal plans to send the video of what was called “the Moooooo song” to the milk industry


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March 1, 2004
Key Pen Community House was all set to follow its dream for expanding its building—until building permits couldn’t be obtained due to an old septic and well system, and the Army Corps of Engineers who volunteered to do the labor got called to fight in Iraq. Now, the center is dreaming up a new plan—building a new house, double in size—only if they could find the land and the money.



March 1, 2004
As the effort is under way to create a metropolitan park district that would bring more money to the Key Peninsula, the Key Peninsula News took a look at some of the problems plaguing the current park district. This is the first of two installments, examining the board’s struggle with money shortage, turnover, lack of policies and public input.



March 1, 2004
Although State Route 302 has long been known as a dangerous road, and despite residents’ complaints, it’s considered a low priority on a statewide list of improvements. In a two-part series beginning this month, find out why and what you can do about it.



March 1, 2004
Local resident Ed Bressette believes everyone can live in a sustainable, self-sufficient and inexpensive way—and he demonstrates it through his own daily living. From the energy efficient home he built for his family from recycled materials, to the tractor he made himself to run on homemade biodiesel, he is full of creative ideas and willing to share


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February 1, 2004
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February 1, 2004
As is evident by her email address, 17-year-old Bobbie Jean Jordan is “trying hard.”



February 1, 2004
Friends of Wauna Post Office, a group created to preserve the historic post office building on the Purdy Sand Spit, are running into opposition by local residents.



February 1, 2004
Washington State Department of Ecology’s preliminary list released in January of polluted waters includes several of Key Peninsula’s water bodies.


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February 1, 2004
Ann Craven’s great-grandparents, Carl and Louise Lorenz, migrated from Germany in 1872, lived in Orting, and moved to Lakebay in 1883.


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February 1, 2004
With the resignation of Nancy Lind from the Key Peninsula Parks and Recreation boardVice Chair Mike Salatino stepped up to become chair pro-tem.



February 1, 2004
Dana Bressette loves plants. She spent most of her college years with them, and has never looked back.


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February 1, 2004
An ad-hoc group called Citizens’ Committee for Key Peninsula Parks filed a notice of intention with the Pierce County Boundary Review Board in January to form a metropolitan park district on the Key Peninsula.



February 1, 2004
Everybody has to have a museum, Fred Haley announced recently, as he unlocked the door to his own— a roomy outbuilding nestled among trees on his Lakebay property.



February 1, 2004
Rya Diede, Key Peninsula Middle School seventh grade teacher, in facilitating her students’ preparations for the WASL (Washington Assessment of Student Learning tests), chose Camp Seymour’s Challenge Discovery Program.


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January 2, 2004
The family of Key Peninsula's Sgt. Li Gordon Parshall shares pride, challenges as the 48-year-old soldier serves in Iraq, while Parshall shares a glimpse into the war.


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January 1, 2004
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January 1, 2004
Ko Khun Sai is a 53-year-old Myanmar (Burma) prisoner whose only crime is speaking out for the rights of his fellow men.


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January 1, 2004
Inspired by her mother, Peninsula High School's Ashley Olson adopts 10 local families for Christmas, as part of her senior year school project.


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January 1, 2004
Local couple Chuck and Sharon West yearlong labor of love has miraculous results.