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Friday, November 1, 2013 | Vol. 112, No. 44 | www.northkitsapherald.com | 50¢

‘It’s joyful to see them come home’ Suquamish Tribe celebrates return of ancestral objects By Richard Walker

rwalker@northkitsapherald.com

SUQUAMISH — The natu-

ral order of things was being restored, and creation could sense it.

A ferry carrying boxes of objects — some of them thousands of years old — taken from the Old Man House village site in the 1950s and 1970s sailed from Seattle to Bainbridge on Tuesday, bringing the objects home. “On the way over from Seattle, a pod of orcas surrounded the

ferry — stopped the ferry for I don’t know how long,” said David Sigo, Suquamish. “It was a powerful thing. They were welcoming the ancestors back home.” The objects were delivered Tuesday to the Suquamish See RETURN, Page A3

This bone pendant is one of 496 objects delivered to the Suquamish Museum on Oct. 29. Burke Museum / Contributed

Agencies team up against counterfeiters By RICHARD D. OXLEY

roxley@northkitsapherald.com

From left, Mary Page, a classmate of Richard Gordon, center, and Jessica Page take a photo in the Gordon Elementary School Library on Monday after a school assembly. Gordon, a retired NASA astronaut, visited his namesake school that day. Kipp Robertson / Herald

Law enforcement officials in Kitsap County banded together to take down counterfeit money operations responsible for fake bills throughout the region. Officers caught on to the counterfeit spree on Oct. 2 and investigated through the month, making multiple arrests on Oct. 25. “Basically, he was pur-

Prostitution bust n 9 arrested in multiagency bust. — Page A10

chasing iPads and PCs via Craigslist ads, and he would then give counterfeit money and disappear with the stuff,” said Poulsbo Detective Valerie Nau of the main suspect. Detectives with the Kitsap See COUNTERFEIT, Page A6

Hometown hero Richard Gordon A break for Kingston Food Bank: inspires students at namesake school $16,000 grant for year’s rent By KIPP ROBERTSON

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INGSTON — Forty-seven years after his first space flight, Richard Gordon is still an aeronautics enthusiast. Holding up a paper rocket he pulled out of his pocket in the Gordon Elementary School main office, Gordon, 84, joked with friends and family about what they thought of the handmade device. “Do you think this will fly,” Gordon asked. Gordon visited his namesake school Monday, which

included a school assembly and school photo. He took the time to discuss what is important in life, and to try and inspire future generations. “Don’t be afraid to take risks,” he told a room filled with students and staff. “Risks sometimes lead to failure, but so what? The best teacher I ever had was failure.” A highlight of the visit: Students sang the school song for Gordon. The song starts with: “Once upon a time in our town by the sea / There lived a kid like you and

me. / He had a dream and look what he got / He worked so hard, became an astronaut.” Gordon principal Rachel Osborn said Gordon did something that seemed nearly impossible — and set an example for students to follow. “Next time you are doing something that seems really hard and you’re not sure you can do it … you can remind yourself, and think about the legacy Gordon has left behind — a See HERO, Page A9

By RICHARD WALKER

rwalker@northkitsapherald.com

KINGSTON — The Kingston Food Bank will soon have a new home. The beleaguered organization has received a $16,000 grant from The Seattle Foundation for one year of rent. Director Barb Fulton said that if she can get a good deal on rent, the foundation may cover a second year. “We’re in the process of

looking for a place,” Fulton said Oct. 30. “[The grant] was an answer to our prayers.” T w o Barb Fulton supporters had shared the food bank’s plight with the foundation, and Fulton received the grant See FOOD BANK, Page A7

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