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Danna Webster
December 1, 2004
The critical challenges of the Civic Center were met head-on with determined supporters at the Nov. 11 annual meeting. Over three dozen neighbors took seats at the board meeting ready and willing to serve.


Irene Torres
December 1, 2004
Smokey Olson, as he is known to the mail carrier and his veterinarian, is the unofficial “mayor” of Key Center. Smokey makes tracks around the community nearly every day, to meet his constituents and his friends.


Colleen Slater
November 1, 2004
Owning an eating establishment has long been a dream of Ron Bustad, owner of The New Brookside Restaurant.


Rodika Tollefson
November 1, 2004
The mission control room was really just a decorated gym and the astronauts in training were ordinary middle school students—but the liftoff of the Key Peninsula Middle School’s NASA Explorer program was nonetheless impressive.


Various Contributors
November 1, 2004
Wood stoves, cook stoves, coal stoves, heat stoves, when you step into Don Fegley’s Key Center Trading Post, history abounds.


Danna Webster
November 1, 2004
Moreland and Sons had planned to move their corner shop at the flashing light in Key Center in about 18 months, but Eric Moreland and Steve Skibbs, of Windermere, reached a mutual agreement that made now the right time.


Bill Dietz
November 1, 2004
A group called the Key Peninsula Crime Prevention Task Force is working with personnel from the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department to bring the crime numbers down.


Danna Webster
November 1, 2004
The Key Peninsula Civic Center Association (KPCCA) has been hard hit. Rising costs and executive officer vacancies challenge the association’s ability to keep the Civic Center doors open for community use.

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Staff Report
November 1, 2004
The grand opening for the new Wauna Fire Station-1 is Saturday, Nov. 13.


Danna Webster
October 1, 2004
The new agreement designates Key Peninsula Metro Park District as the official owner of the Home Park property.

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Irene Torres
October 1, 2004
A portion of land use regulations for Pierce county is written in a little 300-page booklet called “Directions for protecting and restoring habitat,” more commonly known as the Directions package. Directions is the county’s attempt to balance their responsibility to protect critical environmental areas and, at the same time, provide predictable and equitable growth regulations.

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Bill Dietz
October 1, 2004
Sunken vessels have a romantic quality, and are often fun to look at, unless you happen to run into one of them while you’re water skiing! And that’s what Key Peninsula resident Bill Trandum worries might happen to a wreck which he nicknamed the sloop John B.

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Staff Report
October 1, 2004
As part of our paper’s effort to provide our readers with information they need to make informed decisions, KP News wrote to the candidates for the 26th Legislative District and asked them to address issues that pertained to the Key Peninsula.