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Doug MacLeod first picked up a guitar in 1960 or ’61. “I wish I could say it was a great artistic vision, but I wanted to get girls,” he said. Since then he has written … more
Tom Bates of Lakebay, 69, returned home June 23 after nine months of rescuing animals and delivering food and medical supplies as a volunteer to the battlefronts of Ukraine. He arrived for the first … more
A year ago in September, I wrote about a few books in these pages that I thought our community might read and asked for suggestions for those many titles I certainly missed. One that came in … more
I don’t remember meeting Phil Bauer. I think that is because I felt like I always knew him.   He was always around: at board meetings, fundraisers, parties. Here we are serving food … more
Once you become the first person to circumnavigate the globe alone under your own power — 41,196 miles of rowing solo across the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic oceans, … more
Key Peninsula Fire District 16 has often been in the news over the last year about money, as seen in public reaction to its purchase of Key Center real estate at the end of 2021 and calls from some … more
Founded in 2013 and closed since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, the Key Free Clinic reopened in new quarters June 22 in the KP Community Council office in the Key Center Corral, located at … more
Vegetation and wildland fires have been occurring more frequently and earlier in the season on the Key Peninsula in recent years, according to Public Information Officer and Volunteer Battalion Chief … more
One day last month I was standing in line at my neighborhood gas station with a six-pack in one hand and a three-day-old corndog in the other when a tall, younger (than me) Black man with a … more
The Key Peninsula Fire District 16 board of fire commissioners is nearing completion of its research to determine the future of Key Center real estate parcels it purchased in 2021 for a possible new … more
The last two of four defendants accused of murdering Vaughn couple Ted Ralston, 71, and Joanna Gormly, 73, in their Vaughn home in 2020 were found guilty at trial in Pierce County Superior Court June … more
One hundred and fifty-one graduating Peninsula High School seniors received $411,490 in scholarships at the Peninsula Hawks Scholarship Fund award ceremony May 24 held at PHS, up from 131 students … more
Jury selection began May 1 in the trial of Ezra Ralston and Sean Higgins for the murders of Ted Ralston, 71, and Joanna Gormly, 73, in their Vaughn home in 2020. Testimony began May 11. The trial is … more
The Key Peninsula Historical Society will honor local veterans all year in 2023 with an exhibit at its museum in the KP Civic Center. more
Christopher Beswick, 52, began his first day on the job as assistant chief April 10, succeeding retiring KPFD Assistant Chief Hal Wolverton. Beswick has been in the fire service 31 years. He spent … more
The Mustard Seed Village, a new nonprofit assisted living home on the KP, had its grand opening for the public November 12 and expected to welcome its first residents in mid-January. Unanticipated … more
Three years after COVID-19 stopped its work, Friends of the Key Center Library is reconstituting to continue supporting the library and Key Peninsula community, and they’re looking for … more
The Key Peninsula Fire District 16 board of fire commissioners will determine options for constructing a new headquarters facility in Key Center — or not — and renovations to existing stations. more
Marcia Harris of Longbranch received the 36th Key Peninsula Lions Club Citizen of the Year Award during a ceremony and celebration at the KP Civic Center March 25 for her decades of service to the … more
After 33 years with KP Fire District 16, Assistant Fire Chief Hal Wolverton, 59, will retire March 31. more
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