Staff Report
July 1, 2004
Voters selected 14 local residents to be part of the new Community Council. Residents are also asked to complete a comprehensive needs survey that will determine priority issues for the council.


Various Contributors
June 1, 2004
Sleep deprivation leads a Key Pen woman to pursue the art of hypnosis, past life regression and other forms of alternative healing.


Irene Torres
June 1, 2004
It took Doctor William Roes about 15 years to recruit the right physician for his Key Center practice—but now that he’s found his match, the clinic will begin accepting new patients again and expand other services, badly needed in an area that has always lacked adequate health care.

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Rodika Tollefson
June 1, 2004
Last fall’s Fire District 16 levy couldn’t come soon enough for the firefighters eager to get rid of the district’s two old trucks that had a habit of spending long hours in the repair shop and even breaking down en route to calls. But now that the district is getting new rigs, the two old trucks will get new life in Guatemala, a country that until a few years ago used pickups for ambulances and doors for stretchers

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Rodika Tollefson
June 1, 2004
Long before the idea came about to create a Key Pen Metropolitan Park District, the KP Parks and Recreation District begun discussions about the potential acquisition of 360 acres from the Department of Natural Resources for a regional park.

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Staff Report
June 1, 2004
Community Council election: candidate bios

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Rodika Tollefson
June 1, 2004
After a year-and-a-half of efforts to create the Key Peninsula Community Council, residents will get to vote in the council’s first election in June. Read about polling locations, voting procedures, and candidate bios.


Rodika Tollefson
June 1, 2004
Four years after a drunken driver took the life of 39-year-old David Doolittle, his family erects two signs in his memory—one almost exactly at the spot where he died—in hopes to remind others how quickly drinking and driving can change lives.


Rodika Tollefson
June 1, 2004
In its new series launched in June, titled “A Day in Life,” the Key Peninsula News staff spends some time behind the scenes with various local folks, from garbage haulers to bus drivers. In the June article, spend a day in the classroom of Ms. Marci Cummings, first- and second-grade teacher at Vaughn Elementary School.

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Staff Report
June 1, 2004
More than 60 percent of voters said “yes” to the creation of a KP Metropolitan Park District at the May special election.

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Karen Hale
June 1, 2004
The isolated nature of Herron Island makes fire fighting and responding to medical emergencies tough, especially in low tides when the ferry ride itself takes 30 minutes. Thanks to Fire District 16’s volunteer training program, the local volunteer firefighters and paramedics fill in the gaps.


Irene Torres
June 1, 2004
The Key Peninsula News follows up with Li Parshall and his family, previously featured while he was serving in Iraq. Army Sgt. Parshall returned home in mid-February. He shares some thoughts on the war and on being home.


Rodika Tollefson
June 1, 2004
Key Peninsula Middle School science teacher Kareen Borders spent a week in May at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where the school’s three-year partnership program with NASA was officially launched