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Herald North K itsap 7pm Friday, June 27, 2014 | Vol. 113, No. 25 | | 50¢ In the Herald NKSD may boost education spending Considering a budget increase of $1.7 million for 2014-15 By KIPP ROBERTSON SPORTS 5 from NKSD named to allstate team — Page A6 POULSBO — Dan Weedin said this may be the first year since he joined the North Kitsap School Board in 2009 that the school district will increase its budget. The district is looking to improve funding for areas that have been cut in previous budgets, among them class sizes, activities and special programs, said Weedin, the school board’s president. “Actually, we’re looking for ways to put money back in,” Weedin said. “That’s much more fun,” he added. Despite a predicted decrease in enrollment next year, the North Kitsap School District is looking to increase Resources are limited, but help is available Herald staff NEWSMAKERS Local students elected at Boys, Girls State — Page A16 WHAT’S YOUR SIGN? Suzanne O’Clair is Kitsap Week’s new columnist — Inside OPINION Harrison, union should continue resolving issues — Page A4 PART TWO OF A TWO-PART SERIES By RICHARD D. OXLEY Before the first swing was taken at the former Northwest Design Center building, the Poulsbo Fire Department used the vacant structure for some practice over the June 20 weekend. Jody Matson / Poulsbo Fire Department by 150 feet long. I think four people worked in the store.” He worked in the grocery business — first for Safeway, then for a former manager who opened his own store — all through college and after he returned from Army service in Korea. In 1957, armed with an engineering degree, he embarked on a See Stores, Page A7 POULSBO — The options for those experiencing homelessness in Kitsap are limited. A car can often provide shelter. Many stay on a variety of couches at friends’ homes. Homeless camps are increasingly found in the wooded areas in and around cities and towns. There are a few shelters in the county where a person can find a roof over their head, mostly in Bremerton. Shelters are few but a valuable asset for stepping off of the street. “I would say we are a great resource to come in for a first step,” said Jacob Wischoff, director of the youth center at Bremerton’s Coffee Oasis. America’s birthday party begins July 3 in Poulsbo By RICHARD WALKER POULSBO — Once again, Poulsbo’s 3rd of July celebration neared and, once again, the Viking Fest Corporation, which presents the event, was short on cash for the — Dan Weedin, president, North Kitsap School Board See NKSD, Page A3 Stepping of  f of the streets Poulsbo Safeway opens; CVS is next POULSBO — Safeway’s grand opening has special significance for Harold Frombach, and not because he lives just up the street. Frombach’s first job was with Safeway, from 19431950, when the company was a group of about 20 Seattle-area neighborhood stores. Frombach was hired at age 12 sweeping floors, putting beer bottles in crates, pricing items, and filling the oil stove. He first worked at the store on 19th and Prospect on Capitol Hill, but over the ensuing years spent time at all 20 locations. “That building is still standing, but it’s not a Safeway,” Frombach said. “It only measured 100 feet “Actually, we’re looking for ways to put money back in. That’s much more fun.” its budget by about $2 million. A preliminary budget review posted on the district’s website shows a recommended general fund budget of $65,717,461. That about $1.7 million more in expenditures for the 2014-15 school year fireworks spectacular over Liberty Bay. Just as it looked as if the fireworks show would be dimmed, five sponsors stepped up. And the show will go on. The costs are being cov- ered by Safeway, which donated $10,000; Port of Poulsbo, $5,000; City of Poulsbo, $5,000; Sluys Bakery, $3,000; and Olympic Property Group, $2,500. Thousands of people See PARTY, Page A3 KITSAPweek Coffee Oasis operates coffee shops in Bremerton, Poulsbo and Port Orchard. They are the face of a larger organization and cause that aims to help homeless and atrisk youth between the ages of 13 and 25. Coffee Oasis offers a shelter and programs for youth to gain employment, housing and more. “If you’re a youth and you need to do laundry or take a shower, you can come in and do that,” Wischoff said. Resources Poulsbo Police community services officer Don Kennedy is the city’s man charged with seeking out and cleaning up homeless camps within the city limits. Campsites are often found abandoned, but not always. Kennedy has a method of dealing with homeless campers he encounters. “When I talk to them I try See homeless, Page A7 J u n e 2 7 — J u l y 3 , 2 014 Lots of savings in Kitsap’s largest Classified section Pages 12-19 Independence Day LIFE AND CULTURE Rap artist Coolio helps Kitsap celebrate the Fourth of July weekend. For a list of activities countywide, see Kitsap Week, in this edition. From fireworks to Coolio, where to be on the Fourth of July — page 2 65,000 circulation every Friday in the Bainbridge Island Review | Bremerton Patriot | Central Kitsap Reporter | North Kitsap Herald | Port Orchard Independent The North Kitsap Herald: Top local stories, every Friday in print. Breaking news daily on and on Facebook

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