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Jennifer Buys quickly deflected all questions about her. As her team prepared for a tournament, the Peninsula High School Unified Basketball coach made sure the focus was on her team. Her … more
Everyone has experienced it. Aggressive drivers. Tailgaters. Swervers. Shoulder and solid-line passers. Defensive driving is an essential skill on the Key Peninsula. It encourages drivers to … more
For teachers, staff and students, school goes on despite construction all around … more
Marsha Kremen thought she had fulfilled her major commitments. After more than five years in leadership at the Longbranch Improvement Club, first as vice-president, then president, and finally as … more
All day-use areas, trails, and camping at Penrose Point State Park have been closed since Jan. 15 for sewage system repairs and upgrades, according to the Washington State Parks and Recreation … more
Created to overcome barriers so many women confront, the local Minerva Scholarship Fund has given $500,000 over 30 years to more than 200 Gig Harbor and Key Peninsula women to help complete their … more
Voters approved two Peninsula School District levies on the Feb. 14 ballot. At press time the Replacement Educational Programs and Operations Levy passed by 64.07% and the Safety, Security … more
Key Peninsula Fire District 16 terminated the lease agreement for the commercial Calahan property (formerly O’Callahan’s, Buck’s and Reed’s) at the corner of KP Highway NW and … more
The keynote speaker at the 36th Annual Key Peninsula Citizen of the Year Award banquet scheduled for March 25 was to be long-time Lions Club member, all-around KP booster and raconteur Hugh McMillan, … more
Sometime around Christmas 2021, Evergreen Elementary School second-grader Brayden VanderDoes lost his appetite. Then he began to vomit. Every day. In the coming weeks he lost his energy and … more
County residents over age 61 or who are fully disabled and have a gross household income below $45,708 may qualify for the Pierce County Property Tax Exemption program. Newly elected county … more
In early December 2016, Washington State Rep. Michelle Caldier (R-26th) was awakened by a crushing pain on the side of her head. She suddenly lost vision in her left eye from acute glaucoma, a … more
The Food Markets at Key Center and Lake Kathryn have been sold to a new owner, and Lake Kathryn may also be getting a new retail tenant. Don Stolz sold the two businesses to The Myers Group, a … more
Longtime KP booster Carolyn Wiley of Longbranch was honored with a Rotary Star Award Feb. 3 at the 11th annual dinner ceremony presented by the local Gig Harbor Rotary Clubs. Each Gig Harbor … more
For most people on the Key Peninsula, Himalayan blackberry bushes are a minor nuisance. For Farrell and Laurie Timlake, they were a major problem … more
Leiston Stoddard was recently named to the U.S. Youth Soccer National Select team … more
On the Key Peninsula of old, you could hire a “beeliner” … more
The Key Peninsula Historical Society was awarded a $35,000 Pierce County Historic Preservation grant Jan. 31 after being ranked No. 1 on the county project list for its ongoing restoration of the … more
Peninsula overcame adversity in head coach Hannah Lekson’s first season to punch their ticket to the 3A state tournament. more
Harnessing fusion energy as a source for carbon-free, near limitless electricity seemed much closer last November when the Department of Energy breathlessly announced a key advance: there was a … more
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