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The Key Peninsula board of fire commissioners voted 4-0 to approve its 2023 budget for Fire District 16 at its November 22 meeting. The fifth commissioner had an excused … more
The only Cub Scout Pack on the Key Peninsula is at risk of being disbanded after a lack of volunteers and low funding due to poor popcorn sales, the pack’s main fundraiser. Cub Scout Pack … more
At the Key Pen Park board of commissioners meeting December 14, the board responded to an earlier proposal presented by a group of community leaders.  more
The Key Peninsula Fire Department had been contemplating replacement of Station 46, its district headquarters, for some years without a specific plan when three real estate parcels in Key Center came … more
It’s not easy to be a parent. Being a parent in a rural community brings its own set of additional challenges. “It is a daycare desert,” said Madison Johnson, mother of a baby … more
Parents of Key Peninsula Middle School students are claiming bullying is an ongoing issue unchecked by school administration, notably Principal Jeri Goebel … more
Two months ago, operations in several local hospitals, emergency rooms and outpatient clinics in the Virginia Mason Franciscan Health network hit a wall. The electronic health record system was not … more
The Mustard Seed Project celebrated its opening of the first assisted living residence for elders on the Key Peninsula November 12 after one year of construction and 16 of dreaming, planning, working … more
Walking into The Wreath Works gift shop in Port Orchard, the fragrant smell of freshly cut fir boughs is overwhelming. “I bet it smells nice,” said longtime owner Phil Hunter. “I … more
The site of YMCA Camp Seymour and of the Olde Glencove Hotel, the sheltered bay has a long history. more
The Washington State Department of Transportation announced November 15 that a culvert replacement beneath the State Route 302 spur on Purdy Drive, south of 144th Street NW, has been … more
Key Peninsula News received two large boxes of past editions after the KP Historical Society did some end of summer cleaning in August. Most of the copies were duplicate editions that had already … more
A Key Peninsula tradition — rowing to a favorite spot to set out a crab pot or wading during low tide with a net or a pitchfork to scoop up a meal’s worth of fresh crab — came to a … more
The Peninsula School District board of directors voted at its November 9 meeting to put two property tax levies to the voters in an election scheduled for Feb. 14, 2023. more
Key Peninsula Fire District 16 has closed an anticipated year-end budget gap and is making slow progress developing plans for the Key Center real estate it acquired at the end of last year, according … more
KP News staff and contributors earned 14 awards at the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association 2022 Better Newspaper Contest. more
The 18th semi-annual candidate forum took place before a crowd of 100 or more at the Key Peninsula Civic Center October 11, and was mostly civil but for the behavior of one participant. The … more
Key Peninsula Community Services Executive Director Willow Eaton can pretty much sum up the current economics of a nonprofit food bank in one sentence: “The demand is up, but the supply is … more
In 2018, Hannah Lekson had an itch she just couldn’t scratch. It had been a little more than two years since her last game with the University of Puget Sound Loggers womens basketball team. … more
Pastor Mark Klingler opened the new doors of WayPoint South for worship September 4 at the former location of Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church on McEwan Road NW and Key Peninsula Highway NW. … more
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