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Megan Blunk is Paralympic champion, taking home a gold medal in 2016, but her greatest victory is her triumph over a longstanding battle with depression. more
Ralph Brahos and his wife Arlene swallowed the anchor. That is to say, they gave up the sailing life they enjoyed for most of their lives together in exchange for an existence on dry land. more
At age 81, Key Peninsula resident William Michael Paul has just written and starred in his first short film, “Kola.” more
Happy birthday wishes arrived by letter from President Joe and First Lady Jill Biden, as well as from Gov. Jay Inslee and his wife Trudi, with their congratulations. Generations of family and … more
The Key Peninsula Volunteer Firefighters Association and Fire District 16 honored its longest-serving member at the Sept. 12 commission meeting, commending Jerry Marsh for 50 years of service … more
Within six months of each other two women with deep Wauna connections will reach a rare milestone. Marcelle “Mar” Hoey and Betty Boyd will celebrate their 100th birthdays — Hoey in … more
When you are as busy as new Peninsula High School girls and boys swim coach Athena Petterson, your day job and night job start to blur together. When her team isn’t winning meets, … more
Derek Grannes and Alex Donahou were tossing back a few drinks at The Floatation Device Pub & Grill near the Purdy Spit last December. Nothing strange about friends of nearly 20 years getting … more
Rachel Ostoyich knows where she is going when she dies. She’s been there already. Because she died already. It was 2008. Ostoyich, then 19, was at Allenmore Hospital in Tacoma. She … more
Water rippling on a windshield. That’s how Alex Burley describes the look of the spirits she speaks with. more
The Peninsula Seahawks boys and girls cross-country teams returned to the trails last month, getting a head start on the fall sports season. Both teams are looking to build off momentum gained … more
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
Learning how to wrestle isn’t easy. Learning three styles of wrestling is tough. Excelling at all three seems near impossible. For brothers Peyton, Preston and Paxton Beckett, … more
Margo Macdonald’s art is rooted in her experience of place, a quality that will be on display at this year’s 16th annual Fiber Arts Show. Macdonald, a Vaughn painter and weaver with deep … more
Fourteen years ago Mary McGriff was exhausted. Tired after more than three decades of powering through excruciating pain, bottling all her pent-up anger, hanging on to vengeful hatred and battling … more
Born in 1931, Phyllis Henry was one of six children raised on the family farm in rural Iowa. Her education began in a one-room schoolhouse. She had one friend, Edna. They walked to school or took the … more
Bryce Hoover craves competition. The 13-year-old incoming eighth-grader at Key Peninsula Middle School likes being on the baseball and football fields. He’ll even try to out-sing everyone … 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
Gretchen Shepherd was getting ready to head to church camp at Camp Ghormley near Yakima. It was summer in the 1960s, and to capture the special moments between all the worship and fellowship, her … more
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