Hugh McMillan
April 1, 2004
A dynamite of a local family—five members, two generations in all—are not only sharing a career in teaching but also, often, the same classroom.


Various Contributors
April 1, 2004
KC Computer Repair owner Bill Horwitz with assistant Sheryl Mirenta and his sidekick KC the cockatiel offer everything from classes to house calls


Irene Torres
April 1, 2004
Burger King is promised to be finally on the way—along with another “major” development kept under wraps by property owners for now


Various Contributors
April 1, 2004
March was packed with literacy activities at Evergreen, from Reading is Fundamental and Family Reading Night to a special tribute to Dr. Seuss.

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Rodika Tollefson
April 1, 2004
Part 2 of the 2-part story looks at a proposed plan to fix State Route 302 problems.


Irene Torres
April 1, 2004
A sold-out banquet hosted by the Lions Club celebrates the area’s community volunteers, and recognizes Erlene Twidt as Citizen of the Year.

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Bill Dietz
April 1, 2004
How far could $100,000 be stretched?

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Bill Dietz
April 1, 2004
If approved by the voters in May, a metropolitan parks board would have the power to raise taxes and issue limited bonds without taxpayer approval. If not approved, current commissioners say they may close the parks. The Key Peninsula News takes an in-depth look at what a metro park district could entail.


Staff Report
April 1, 2004
The Key Peninsula Middle School is the first and only school in Washington state to be selected as a NASA Explorer School. The three-year program is a partnership between NASA and 50 schools selected from around the country each year. The program will begin during the 2004-05 school year.

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Colleen Slater
March 1, 2004
Hans Quistorff recalls living in a “cracker house” on the beach at Wauna, and believes it may still be there covered by brush. Although now living at Lake of the Woods, his roots are in the Wauna area and its rich history.

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Rodika Tollefson
March 1, 2004
Despite his obligation to run a multimillion-dollar family business, Fred Haley’s true passions were education and civil rights—and he lived those passions often by taking unpopular views. This is the last part of a two-part article looking at the life of our Lakebay neighbor.


Colleen Slater
March 1, 2004
Tom Morgan was a teen when he decided he would become a professional musician. After a chance “sit in” play with a band, he was hired on the spot—and has been drumming ever since.


Hugh McMillan
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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Rodika Tollefson
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.


Bill Dietz
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.