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A new exhibit called “Then and Now” opens at the Key Peninsula museum at the civic center Feb. 4, 1 to 4 p.m. The Vaughn Library Hall, recently donated to the KP Historical Society by Donna and Gary Docken, will be highlighted. Pictures of the early construction of the hall and changes that have been made over the years, including current photos, are part of the display.

Harry and Marge Nygard celebrated 65 years of marriage in November 2016. They are one of the longest-married couples on the Key Peninsula.

He was raised in Rochester and she in Wenatchee, but they met when both attended Stadium High School in Tacoma.
“We left Wenatchee when I was 10,” Marge said, “and Harry moved to Tacoma when he was 14 or 15.” She learned who he was when she reached high school, as Harry was one of the star athletes. Harry graduated in 1946, Marge in 1949.

The Shellfish Partners, Special to KP News

During the cold, wet and short days of winter you probably enjoy spending more time inside with a blanket by the fire and less time outside enjoying the beauties of nature. As the days begin to lengthen, the temperatures rise and you start to think about spring-cleaning, keep in mind what’s in your yard that you don’t see—your septic system.

It took a call to “Get Jesse” Jones before Stephanie Brooks’ food truck business got started in August 2016.

Emily Reaney, 10, of Lakebay raised $5,000 for her fifth-grade class to attend a three-day, two-night Environmental Learning Class at Camp Seymour. The cost of the overnight trip for the 36 fifth-graders of Evergreen Elementary School, including accommodation and transportation for staff and volunteers, is $5,700.


Did you receive a new smartphone, tablet or laptop as a gift? For first-time owners of these devices, getting started can be confusing and frustrating. A librarian will meet with you at the library to explain how your devices work, answer questions and point out handy functions. All you need to do is get a Pierce County Library card and make an appointment for a free, one-on-one session. Library customers can also book a librarian to learn about the library’s resources and how to use them. Go to or call 548-3309.