July 1, 2004
The remoteness of the Key Pen can be a ripe area for chop shops—but they are hard to spot. They are also often accompanied by other illegal activities, such as narcotics and car thefts.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

May 1, 2004
Now in its third year, the show-and-tell has the official name of the Key Peninsula Livable Community Fair. Key Peninsula groups show all the things they do to make this a better place.

April 1, 2004
Part 2 of the 2-part story looks at a proposed plan to fix State Route 302 problems.

March 1, 2004
Despite his obligation to run a multimillion-dollar family business, Fred Haley’s true passions were education and civil rights—and he lived those passions often by taking unpopular views. This is the last part of a two-part article looking at the life of our Lakebay neighbor.