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Herald North K itsap INSIDE n Marriage firsts: In Kitsap Week Last-minute shopping ideas: — Pages A13-20 n Friday, December 14, 2012 | Vol. 111, No. 50 | | 50¢ Poulsbo Lions / Raab Foundation Bellringer Fund A deadly month on NK roads Four vehicle-related fatalities in one month in the North End HERALD STAFF KINGSTON — A Suquamish man was killed and a Suquamish woman was rushed to a local hospital after an early morning crash Dec. 10 on Miller Bay Road between Kingston and Suquamish. Kitsap County Coroner Greg Sandstrom identified the man as Benjamin J. McLain, 27, of Suquamish. North Kitsap Fire & Rescue crews were called to the crash near the road’s intersection with Orseth Road at 4:38 a.m. Arriving at the scene, they found a silver Mitsubishi crashed into a power pole and McLain, the driver, dead, NKF&R spokeswoman Michele Laboda reported. Firefighters attempted to get an Airlift Northwest helicopter to transport the passenger but, because of Ian’s fund nears $100,000 goal Fund at one third of ’11 total POULSBO — Donations to the Bellringer Fund surpassed the $10,000 mark this week. Donations included $2,000 from the Kiwanis Club of Greater Poulsbo Foundation. Meanwhile, Mike’s Car Wash in Poulsbo has pledged to the fund a portion of proceeds from car washes through the end of the year. Last year, $33,061 in donations provided 102 Christmas dinners for local families and helped more than 300 local people in crisis. Donations can be delivered to the Herald, 19351 8th Ave. NE, Suite 205, See Fund, Page A5 weather conditions, could not. The passenger, a 27-year-old woman from Suquamish, was taken to Harrison Medical Center with serious injuries, said Deputy Ken Dickenson, sheriff’s spokesman. McLain was a longtime North Kitsap resident, and he attended See Crash, Page A2 Family, trout group fund amphitheater at Fish Park By MEGAN STEPHENSON Ian Gunnell, 6, and his father, Chris, enjoy a concert at Gateway Fellowship in Poulsbo, Dec. 7. The two-hour jubilee showcased 10 performing groups and was organized as a fundraiser for Ian, who is being treated for a rare form of leukemia. Johnny Walker / For the Herald Concert at Gateway Fellowship raises $25,000 P OULSBO — With each day, the fundraising thermometer for Ian Gunnell is rising. And with a large total from a benefit concert Dec. 7, the total is less than $15,000 from the $100,000 goal. “Ian’s Carol: An Interfaith Jubilee of Hope & Voices” at Gateway Fellowship in Poulsbo, raised $25,116. That money came from sponsors, tree and wreath auctions, ticket sales and dessert donations. The event featured a performance by a cappela jazz group Groove for Thought. The benefit concert put the total raised at $86,347. Fundraising continues today, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., with a gift-wrapping See IAN, Page A3 POULSBO — As an eagle swooped down, perhaps looking for a fish for lunch, Teri Waag said she knew she was meant to help Poulsbo’s Fish Park amphitheater project get off the ground. “For us, it’s become confirmation that Aaron will be with us forever,” Waag said. Waag’s son Aaron, died in 2011 when he fell from a crane while working as a Aaron Waag tree trimmer. Aaron was a wildlife lover, a fisherman who particularly loved eagles. “I feel encouraged every time I [see] an eagle now,” she said. The donation is through the Aaron Waag Memorial Salmon Derby, set up by Aaron’s friends and family after his death. Part of the proceeds of the derby go toward salmon restoration and habitat enhancement, as well as tree service safety and Aaron’s daughter’s college fund. An amphitheater in Fish Park will provide a place for classes or See amphitheater, Page A4 The Voice of North Kitsap since 1901. Named a 2012 Newspaper of the Year by the Local Media Association

North Kitsap Herald, December 14, 2012

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