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Bainbridge’s loss of Ron Konzak runs deep | Sally Robison

  • Jun 21, 2008 at 12:00PM updated Jun 24, 2008 at 12:03PM

The first time I met Ron Konzak was 20 years ago. The Chamber of Commerce sponsored a naval tour of the island. A tour boat providing dinner and a dance floor sailed through our bays. (It could have stayed at the dock the entire time because drinking, eating, dancing and having a fine time were the main attraction.)

More paint mischief afoot? | Bainbridge Police Blotter

  • Jun 21, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 24, 2008 at 11:54AM

Police find more paint materials, but no leads or suspects. That and more in this week's police blotter.

Bainbridge Community Calendar

  • Jun 21, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 24, 2008 at 11:48AM

A look at community events ongoing on Bainbridge Island.

Kings of Bainbridge celebrate 60th anniversary

  • Jun 21, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 24, 2008 at 11:48AM

Ed and Iris King, residents of Bainbridge Island for 59 years, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner on June 14. They were married on June 13, 1948, in Bellingham.

Bainbridge Graduations and Honors

  • Jun 21, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 24, 2008 at 11:47AM

The following Bainbridge Island residents graduated from the University of Washington on June 14: Elizabeth Katherine Anderson, Gary Edward Anderson, Natalie Teresa Berry, Ryan Matthew Carson, Calvin Anthony Chin, Gabriel Capen Chrisman, Meghan Elizabeth Crane, Kylie Nicole Dardis, Timothy Craig Freeman, Henry Tobias Guterson, Matthew Donovan Lennert, Siri Elizabeth Linz, Christian Anthony Lucier, Peter Michael Mandell, Lucy Ann Martin, Jimmy Huy Nguyen, Nicolle Anne Perisho, Allana Emi Pritchard, Ian Lewis Thornton Reinert, Jamie Marie Sanders, Helen Alexandra Speidel, Stuart Judson Stringer, Joseph Von Tarbill, Kara May Vandagriff and Mark Thomas Wetzler.

Bainbridge Little League, Babe Ruth All-Star teams announced

  • Jun 21, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 24, 2008 at 11:44AM

The Bainbridge Island Little League All-Stars were announced this week.

4 Bainbridge baseballers land on All-Metro squad, despite season gone wrong

  • Jun 21, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Jun 24, 2008 at 11:43AM

It was a tough year for the Bainbridge baseball team. Injuries to numerous players – including its top returning pitcher in Colin Feldtman – and a lot of bad luck kept the Spartans from making a serious charge to the playoffs. They started the season 5-1 and were ranked high in the 3A polls. But then came a long losing streak that dropped Bainbridge out of the rankings and the playoffs altogether.

Memorial structure planned for slain Ordway Elem. counselor

  • Jun 21, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 24, 2008 at 11:42AM

Every morning, Jeff McKinstry took up his post in front of Ordway Elementary School. There the popular counselor, known for forming strong bonds with students and for his liberal distribution of Jolly Rancher candy, greeted arriving buses with a smile. Now that he’s gone, plans are under way to honor McKinstry with a memorial at what was once his favorite spot.

Felony charges filed against police vandals | Bainbridge News Briefs

  • Jun 21, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jun 24, 2008 at 11:40AM

A quick look at what's making news on Bainbridge Island.

Wash. State Ferries mulls pricing, reservations

  • Jun 21, 2008 at 8:00AM updated Jun 24, 2008 at 11:37AM

With cars clogging morning and afternoon commuter ferries, and boats running nearly empty midday, Washington State Ferries is looking for ways of getting users to shift their riding behaviors.

Bainbridge eagle chows down | Photo

  • Jun 23, 2008 at 9:04AM

Bainbridge sisters make summer jobs from scratch

  • Jun 21, 2008 at 8:00AM updated Jun 23, 2008 at 8:55AM

“Baking is part of what we’ve been doing as a family,” Robin Briggs said. When Robin and her sister, Kate, contemplated summer plans this year, they decided it might be fun to pour their combined talents into a small commercial interest.

Winslow coping with $3.6M shortfall

  • Jun 21, 2008 at 8:00AM updated Jun 23, 2008 at 8:49AM

As Winslow shifts into summer, many of the season’s usual fixtures are already in place. But at least one thing is conspicuously absent from the summertime landscape: the hanging flower baskets that once adorned downtown. Certainly flowers haven’t lost their appeal, said Public Works Director Randy Witt. But in a wilting economy, they’re among the many items the city has chosen to trim. Due to a shortfall in revenue, the city this year will spend $3.6 million less on operating expenses than leaders had anticipated when they began crafting the budget in December. A great deal of attention has been paid to the impacts of the shortfall on the city’s ability to complete some high-profile capital projects.

Ride ferries when they want you to

  • Jun 21, 2008 at 12:00AM

Washington State Ferries representatives will be in town Monday to discuss operational and pricing strategies, which consist primarily of taking a new approach to an old problem that can be expected for most commuter runs – congestion in peak periods and underutilized vessels and facilities in off-peak times. They want to accomplish this by tweaking the pricing system and installing a systemwide reservation system.


  • Jun 21, 2008 at 12:00AM

Men’s clothing store to open

Police make more arrests in Bainbridge police vandalism case | UPDATED

  • Jun 19, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jun 20, 2008 at 3:24PM

Felony charges were filed this week against a second Bainbridge High School graduate suspected of vandalizing Bainbridge Police vehicles June 11. Bainbridge Police arrested 18-year-old Colin Bruce Bowman at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, and he was booked into Kitsap County Jail the same day.

Bainbridge's Jerry Maguire of books shows authors how to sell

  • Jun 17, 2008 at 2:24PM

For Sharlene Martin, here’s the fun part about being a literary agent: “I wake up every morning, and my job is to make dreams come true.” That said, Martin won’t wave a magic wand to get an author’s book published, no matter how good it is. In fact, she expects a lot of Cinderella-esque legwork – the kind the princess undertook before her transformation – from every writer she represents. Publishing, she believes, is as much about commerce as it is about art. A scant month ago, Martin left the Los Angeles-based offices of Martin Literary Management in the hands of staff and opened a satellite office here on the island.

A Presidential version of the WASL

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 11:34AM

Political guru/authoress Iris Burnett comes to Bainbridge June 19 with her new book “So You Think You Can Be President?”

Yankees beat Red Sox ... for Bainbridge Little League title

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 4:00PM

Yankees pitcher Blake Swanson pitched 5 and 1/3 strong innings while his teammates backed him up with the bats as the Yanks defeated the Red Sox 10-6 in the Bainbridge Island Little League Majors championship Friday night at Lower Rotary Field.

SR-305 light sequencing on Bainbridge faces 'distinct challenges'

  • Jun 17, 2008 at 2:22PM

Islanders have seen what happens when traffic lights aren’t working properly.  Last month, drivers endured lengthy waits at the intersection of Winslow Way and SR-305, due to sequencing problems between the light there and the new signal down the hill on Olympic Drive.  The idea of endless green is no doubt appealing to drivers, but it may not be realistic.

Volunteer coaches are unsung heroes | Bainbridge Letters to the Editor

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 3:00PM

Letters from Bainbridge residents on a variety of issues.

What’s going on

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 12:00AM


So ... what, exactly, happened?

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 12:00AM

“Mother of God,” said the assertive bystander. “What kind of terrorists are these?”

What’s Up reaches beyond its borders

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 12:00AM

A case of wanderlust, a sense of adventure and a full tank of gas will drive new column beyond the confines of Kitsap County.

Cheers to you, brewmeister

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 12:00AM

Silver City’s beers applauded with four more North American Beer Awards, brewmeister Big Daddy Don Spencer reveals the wisdom.

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