When Colleen Slater’s pastor, Bob Postma, went on a three week vacation from the First Presbyterian Church in Hoquiam in the early 1980s, Slater stepped up to take his place writing her first lay...

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KP Logging Show and Festival moves to Gateway Park

What began 29 years ago as “Old Timers Day” has become the Key Peninsula Logging Show and Festival. And the event...

Lakebay man jailed, charged with the murder of...

On June 30, Lakebay resident William Grisso reported his girlfriend, Nancy Gardner-Edwards, missing. On July 10,...

KeyFest kicked off to a simmering start in the...

A single electrical pole and minimal water sources for animals and food booths posed difficult problems with...

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  • WildWatch program watches Key Pen
    Gig Harbor’s Harbor WildWatch program not only serves Gig Harbor,…
  • Fun, bugs and adventure abound with Key Pen Parks summer offerings
    Summer is a busy time for Key Pen Parks, with…
  • KPMS celebrates 10 years with NASA
    In 2004, Key Peninsula Middle School became the first NASA…
  • MAFCA rolls to Longbranch
    The Model A Ford Convention of America took place on a…

Op-Ed

  • What is important enough to spend your life?
    Few people recognize the real meaning behind the “Fourth of…
  • Words of Whit
    Camping with a real Big Foot, the final chapter  …
  • Writing by Faith
    Walking together for 90 years   Anybody remember 1924? Four…
  • New food bank concerns
    Rural areas like ours offer a special challenge for people…

Community

  • Key Peninsula Fire Department
    For the period of: June 15 to July 15  …
  • KP Calendar August 2014
    Aug. 1 Make a windsock Children from ages 6-12 create…
  • Citizens trade homemade items through new barter group
    On a recent Saturday morning the Key Peninsula Civic Center…
  • Red Barn music and barbecue open house set
    The Red Barn Youth Center hosts SPLASH, an open house…

News Briefs

  • KP Farm Tour calls for vendors
    The KP Farm council invites vendors and entertainers to contact…
  • 2014 ballot measures and candidates
    It’s election time again. There may be only two measures,…
  • FISH food bank changes hours
    FISH food bank, which provides free food for those in…
  • KP Land Use Advisory Commission meeting
    On Aug. 19, at 6:30 p.m., the KP Land Use…

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Obituaries

  • Marta Lynne Lonning
    Marta L. Lonning, 52, died n July 9, after a…
  • Helen Margaret Hendrix
    Helen Margaret Hendrix, 99, died in her sleep June 30.…

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    About 300 park visitors reported sickness after visiting Horseshoe Lake…
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    In 2004, Key Peninsula Middle School became the first NASA…
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