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


Colleen Slater
May 1, 2004
Kathie Du Priest doesn’t consider herself an artist—a notion anyone who visits her garden will certainly disagree with.


Staff Report
May 1, 2004
As the elections are approaching for the Key Peninsula Community Council in June, the interim board of directors is asking candidates interested in being elected to the board to nominate themselves by May 31.


Various Contributors
May 1, 2004
Jim Olson started one of his first projects with $500 from his parents—and 45 years later, the successful architect uses the cabin, after multiple additions, as his quiet Key Peninsula getaway.


Colleen Slater
May 1, 2004
Dick Radonich grew up on McNeil Island but when he was 16, the federal government made his family move from their homestead.


Bill Dietz
May 1, 2004
Writer William C. Dietz sets off to learn all he can about the new restaurant getting ready to open in Key Center.

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Staff Report
May 1, 2004
Community members are invited to Peninsula High School’s scholarships awards ceremony, where students will be presented with their scholarships by various businesses, organizations and private individuals.


Hugh McMillan
May 1, 2004
Mr. Butt was welcome around local schools in April—but only because he was there to talk about dangers of smoking during the school district-wide smoke-out day.

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Danna Webster
May 1, 2004
Residents speak out at a meeting with elected representatives discussing the situation of State Route 302.