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Organizers promise so much fun you’ll ‘have a cow’

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On page 4: Benefit rock concert for Gateway Fellowship’s Operation Day of Hope. On page 5: Benefit rock concert for Poulsbo Fire Department.

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Port split over reopening Indianola dock Dock will remain closed until maintenance is done By KIPP ROBERTSON

INDIANOLA — A resolution

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to reopen the Indianola Dock was not voted on during a special Port of Indianola meeting Aug. 13, which was scheduled so commissioners could vote on that resolution and on the installation of new signs at the head of it. The resolution to open the dock was introduced by District 1 Commissioner Jeff Henderson during the port’s regular meet-

ing, Aug. 6. A vote on the resolution was delayed, and the special meeting scheduled, to give District 3 Commissioner Joan Wald more time to consider the resolution. The resolution to reopen the dock was not voted on. “Jeff had a resolution [to open the dock] … I said no; that’s the end of it,” Wald said.

The dock will remain closed to the public while the engineering assessment, and eventual work, continues. The port commissioners did not give an estimate on when the dock will reopen. The removal of the resolution from the meeting’s agenda sparked an outcry from a full house of Indianola residents. Those in attendance continued

A classic experience


Niemann said in a call from Reno. A lot of friends pitched in to make Niemann’s dream become real. Niemann, owner of Ken’s Automotive on Viking Avenue, could never

POULSBO — Local residents are now legally allowed to grow medical marijuana in Poulsbo, abiding by the state and local regulations for a collective garden. The Poulsbo City Council adopted interim zoning regulations relating to marijuana uses Wednesday during the council meeting. The interim regulations will be effective for six months while the council flushes out permanent regulations. A public hearing is set during the Sept. 11 meeting in council chambers. The planning office has fielded five to seven calls in the last two months about setting up marijuana operations in Poulsbo, city Planning Director Barry Berezowsky said. Recreational operations — producers, processors and retailers — cannot obtain a license until December, when the state will begin issuing state and local business licenses. Poulsbo was without a safeguard for medical-based operations, or collective gardens, Berezowsky said. Under state law, a collective

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Medical cannabis permitted in city


KINGSTON — Ross McCurdy may have created a new meaning for a stack of flapjacks in the Oak Table Cafe kitchen Aug. 13. McCurdy, the owner of the Kingston restaurant, cooked 1,092 pancakes in one hour. The record holder is Steve Ross McCurdy Hamilton of Louisberg, Kan. with 956 pancakes in an hour, according to the Guinness World Records website. “I smashed it,” McCurdy said of the record attempt. McCurdy’s attempt has to be reviewed by Guinness officials before being accepted. Video and witnesses to the

asking why there was vote or discussion about reopening the town’s historic landmark. Just before the meeting ended the two-board commission was asked by the public to make an informal vote on whether they would reopen it: Henderson said he would, Wald will not. Henderson wanted to reopen

Ken Niemann of Ken’s Northwest Automotive behind the wheel of his 1956 Chevy two-door post, which was restored by fellow mechanics at competing businesses. Niemann, who is being treated for cancer, took the car to Hot August Nights in Reno. Richard Walker / Herald

Car guys help friend ‘forget I have cancer’ By RICHARD WALKER

rwalker@northkitsapherald. com


OULSBO — It’s a Friday night and Ken Niemann and his son, Kenny, are living the dream, cruising Virginia Avenue in a

cherry ’56 Chevy twodoor post. There is no cancer here, not on this day. This is Hot August Nights in Reno, baby. Just a warm evening breeze, Dion and the Belmonts on the radio, and cars that made

America great. The clock’s turned back and, while Niemann’s future may be uncertain, right now he has all he needs — a driver’s license and a hot car. “I don’t have words to describe it,”

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