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Ted Olinger
July 3, 2016
Two local men, ages 23 and 19, were arrested in the early hours of May 18 after police received numerous reports of shots fired from a car driving south on the Key Peninsula Highway from Purdy to Penrose State Park, where they are suspected of shooting a dog.


Ted Olinger
July 3, 2016
Natalie Beesinger, 16, of Lakebay, will spend her junior year in a German high school as one of 250 students chosen out of 3,000 applicants to receive the 2016 Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Scholarship (CBYX).

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Staff Report
July 2, 2016
The Pierce County Council voted four-to-three along party lines June 14 to overturn Ordinance 2015-27s, which permitted sale of recreational marijuana in rural activity centers like Key Center.

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Scott Gallacher
July 2, 2016
Things will be getting a little messy at Volunteer Park in a few months, and if things continue to go well with the progress of the new Gateway Park, you’ll soon be seeing a mess there, too.


Sara Thompson
July 2, 2016
It has been nearly two years since geoduck farming was addressed by the Key Peninsula Land Use Advisory Commission (KPAC), but at the May meeting, the group was asked to weigh in on a new permit request for farms on the west side of the Key Peninsula.

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Sara Thompson
July 2, 2016
As director of Crossroads Treatment Center, a chemical dependency and treatment facility in Lakewood, Jeremiah Saucier sees firsthand the need for a holistic approach to treatment of substance abuse.

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Sara Thompson
July 2, 2016
The neighbors noted suspicious activity: A car off-kilter on the side of the road, bright lights in the woods on a dark night, a scuffle, and maybe sounds of gunshots on the beach.


Sara Thompson
July 2, 2016
Key Peninsula artists will be celebrated and showcased in Key Center, Wednesday, Aug. 3 from 5 to 8 p.m.


Matthew Dean
July 2, 2016
Local author Richard A.M. Dixon won a national award in May for his 2013 autobiography, "Angels in My Foxhole," soon after releasing his sixth book, "The Tiger of Dien Bien Phu."


Matthew Dean
July 2, 2016
Key Peninsula residents of all ages gathered at the KP Civic Center May 21 for a night of fighting, food and fun, courtesy of North West Pro Wrestling (NWP).

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Staff Report
July 2, 2016
Lance Gloor, 37, of Gig Harbor, the owner of the former KPN Cross medical marijuana dispensary in Key Center, was sentenced June 3 to 10 years in prison and five years supervised release for two federal charges related to drug distribution.

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Staff Report
July 2, 2016
The 35 members of KP Boy Scouts of America Troop 220 raised nearly $10,000 in recent months to fund their summer activities, including a trip to a scout camp in Mount Hood in August

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Staff Report
July 2, 2016
Under the leadership of its president (and Key Peninsula resident) Mirella Geyer, the Gig Harbor Eagles Post 2809 Auxiliary raised $12,369.10 for charities between June 1, 2015, and May 31, 2016.


Staff Report
July 2, 2016
Marge Summerfelt of Vaughn recently became the first lifetime member of the Key Peninsula Historical Society with a single donation of $1,000.


Irene Torres
July 2, 2016
After being the victim of a series of car prowls, Kristen Granroth decided she’d had enough; she formed the Tiedman Road KP Neighborhood Watch Group on Facebook.


Irene Torres
July 2, 2016
When Theatre Puget Sound placed a call for auditions, Lake Minterwood resident William Michael Paul showed up with a smile.