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Sara Thompson
October 5, 2015
Living in a rural community can be a blessing —peace and quiet, natural beauty. But it can also present some challenges, and dealing with crime in a relatively isolated setting is one of them.

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Sara Thompson
October 5, 2015
In Key Peninsula’s rural and unincorporated setting, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department provides the community with crime-protection and prevention services.


Scott Turner
October 5, 2015
“This is not your mother’s library any more," said Rosina Vertz, community branch supervisor of the Key Center Library.

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Rick Sorrels
October 5, 2015
School district personnel presented the reasons for renewing the maintenance and operations (M&O) levy that will expire in 2016 at a forum held at Key Peninsula Middle School on Sept. 22.

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Staff Report
October 5, 2015
The flu season is approaching, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year.

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Staff Report
October 5, 2015
Get ready for sneaky schemes, spooky silliness and spellbinding sweets at Key Pen Parks seventh-annual All Hallows Eve Celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, at Volunteer Park.

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Staff Report
October 5, 2015
Ready, set, prepare. If you don’t prepare for a disaster you are preparing to be a disaster victim.

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Jessica Takehara
September 2, 2015
The 2015/ ’16 school year at Minter Creek Elementary will begin with all the usual exciting moments: making new friends, and getting to know a new teacher.

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Scott Turner
September 2, 2015
With its rural setting and open acreage, the Key Peninsula is a natural for those looking to live the life of a farmer.


Karen Lovett
September 2, 2015
Local seniors get together every Thursday for games, food and good company.


Karen Lovett
September 2, 2015
Key Peninsula Community Services (KPCS) volunteers labored day and night to make sure this year’s Aug. 15 KP Logging Show exceeded all expectations.


Karen Lovett
September 2, 2015
Local artists and art lovers strolled through Key Center enjoying many colorful creations during the first Key Center Art Walk.


Karen Lovett
September 2, 2015
Seats were filled and some took to dancing on the parquet as the Coyote Hill Bluegrass band electrified the crowd, with sound waves reverberating inside and out the landmark Longbranch Improvement Club, on July 25.