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Multiple improvements over an 8-mile stretch of State Route 302 stretching from Elgin Clifton Road to Purdy, delayed by Covid restrictions in 2020, are back on track for completion by year’s … more
Two teenagers died on the Key Peninsula June 28 just a few hours and a few miles apart in unrelated accidents. Will Huck of Port Orchard, 17, drowned in Horseshoe Lake at approximately 3:15 … more
A new historical plaque in honor of the Native People of Filucy Bay was unveiled at the Longbranch Marina in a dedication ceremony May 26. Well-known archeologist and anthropologist Lynn Larson, a … more
The notorious Down Home Band directed by Dr. William Roes will throw off the shackles of the pandemic to (safely) begin rehearsals for its 2021 “Back from Behind” season June 24, 7 p.m. … more
An arrest was made April 28 in connection with the burglary of the Lakebay Post Office April 3 and the break-in at the Belfair Post Office in Mason County April 17. The two cases were earlier … more
Peninsula Community Health Services has leased office space off the Key Peninsula Highway in the building formerly occupied by Art Beads. more
The Lakebay Post Office was burglarized April 3 at approximately 3:30 a.m. It was the second successful break-in of the post office in the last 22 months. more
Lakebay Marina owner Mark Scott watched in dismay as, bite by bite, bulldozers demolished and trucks hauled away debris from three dilapidated former cabins cited in a Warrant of Abatement and … more
Chuck West of Lakebay, who served three previous terms as president, was again elected president of the Key Peninsula Community Council by a vote of its seated 2021 directors during its regular meeting Dec. 9 via Zoom. more
KP Bischoff Food Bank was back in operation Saturday, Dec. 19. at its new location at 12402 134th Avenue NW at the corner of the Key Peninsula Highway after a sudden and exhausting move. more
A woman in her late 40s died by drowning in the saltwater pond at Penrose Point State Park in Lakebay Oct. 17. Her identity had not been made public by press time. more
Dale McCracken of the north Vaughn area was killed instantly by a falling tree limb during a wind storm the afternoon of Oct. 13. He was 30 years old. According to Key Peninsula Fire Department , … more
For the third consecutive year, the Key Peninsula News won top honors for writing, photography and advertising in the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association’s 2020 Better Newspaper Contest, held Oct. 9. more
Ten candidates for six local public offices ranging from the Washington State House of Representatives to Pierce County Assessor-Treasurer participated in a 90-minute candidate forum online hosted by the Key Peninsula Community Council Oct. 13. more
The parking lot of the Key Peninsula Civic Center became a massive drive-through back-to-school supply donation festival Aug. 8, thanks to the efforts of the Children’s Home Society of … more
Solid leadership and energetic volunteers backed by a generous community combine to meet the challenge of rising childhood food insecurity. more
It wouldn’t be summer without road construction. An upcoming open house on two projects will provide an opportunity for community input. Progress continues as scheduled to … more
Three years ago, the publishing board set a strategic goal of financial stability. As local community newspapers around the country falter, consolidate or suspend operations, the … more
Congratulations to this sample of tomorrow's leaders, parents, voters, neighbors. We join your classmates, parents, teachers, friends and potential employers in celebrating your achievements. Have a … more
A catastrophic house fire led to the discovery of the two victims and to the arrest of their grandson for murder. Firefighters discovered two bodies inside a burning house on the … more
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