Island man killed in crash -- News roundup

A Bainbridge Island man was killed Saturday morning when his car veered into the path of an oncoming dumptruck on Highway 3 near the Hood Canal Bridge.

James G. Sackett, age 48, of Aaron Avenue was pronounced dead at the scene, a Washington State Patrol spokesman said. Sackett was not wearing a seatbelt.

The collision was reported just before 10 a.m. Witnesses said Sackett, driving a 1996 Chevrolet Sebring, crossed the center line into the opposite lane.

The driver of the dumptruck, Norman T. Frye of Poulsbo, was taken to Harrison Hospital, where he was treated and released.

Cause of the crash was still under investigation Monday.

Services for Sackett will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Center for Spiritual Living, 5801 Sand Point Way in Seattle, with a reception to follow at the Sackett family home. The family asked that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to any environmental cause.

An obituary will appear in an upcoming issue of the Review.


***HRB names new board

Five new members have joined the board of directors of the Housing Resources Board.

New members include contractor and former city councilman Jim Llewellyn; retired real estate agent Caroline Leigh; attorney Del Miller; retired University of Oregon professor Karla Schultz; and UW museum studies student Sally Thomas.

The new members were welcomed at a one-day retreat in October. The retreat focused on the organization’s latest project, Janet Westhome. The project will provide nine living units on Knechtel Avenue, and is named after the late Janet West, Bainbridge Island mayor in the mid 1990s who also served with the HRB. Groundbreaking is expected this month.

Returning board members include join chair Don Heppenstall, vice-chair Penny Lamping, secretary Clara Manny, treasurer Catherine Whitson, and Kathy Bergum, Becky Kahlvik and Ned Palmer. Bill Reddy serves as executive director. The organization’s office is in the Marge Williams Center on Winslow Way.

The HRB provides housing for low-income residents and those in transition.


***Helpline House talks turkeys

Helpline House is putting the “giving” back in Thanksgiving again this year with Project Wishbone.

Islanders are invited to bring a complete Thanksgiving meal to Helpline noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 24 or 8-10 a.m. Nov. 25. Helpline will ensure it is given to one of the 100 island families that need help with Thanksgiving meals.

Monetary donations are also welcome; $30 will feed a family of four.

For more information about donating or receiving a holiday meal, please call Helpline House at 842-7621, or email

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