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Henden would stay on board while rep Others unsure of ‘feasibility’ of doing both jobs By KIPP ROBERTSON

KINGSTON — Scott Henden said he plans to stay on the North

Kitsap School Board if elected 23rd District state representative, position 1. His school board term ends in 2015 but, he said, “If 2015 was tomorrow, I would run again.” There is no district policy against a school board member serving in the state Legislature, according to NKSD Superintendent Patty Page. However, she said she is unsure of the “feasibility” of doing

2014 election n Third try for Olsen in 23rd District — page A12 n Island County commissioner one day, Kitsap County auditor candidate the next — page A13

both jobs. That opinion is echoed by

Sherry Appleton, who is running for a sixth term. “My feeling is you can’t serve two masters,” she said. “We work 105 days straight, 24 hours a day — answering emails and calls.” One state legislator serves in two elected positions. Tim Sheldon, a state senator from the 35th District, is also a Mason

Scott Henden, Rep. Sherry NKSB member Appleton

See HENDEN, Page A3

Poulsbo? Retiring, but not from serving Schooner There’s an era returns, app for that briefly, to See a problem in Poulsbo town? Just ‘See,

Reportedly the first to be worked on here since 1954

Click, Fix’


POULSBO — Locals know the common complaints around town: parking, graffiti, potholes. Before, such concerns were marched down to City Hall. Now, submitting complaints to the city is as easy as using a smartphone. The City of Poulsbo has taken a step to meet its tech-savvy residents by offering an app. “This is just another way for people to communicate with us. It’s not replacing anything and best of all, it’s free,” City See APP, Page A3

Users of the See, Click, Fix app can report issues directly to City Hall.


Dr. Bernie Brown performs a checkup for patient Ashley Ramirez on May 20. He is retiring May 28. Katie Shaw / Herald

Dr. Bernie Brown, local pediatrician for 40 years, will spend time helping in Mexico medical clinics By KATIE SHAW


OULSBO — Dr. Bernie Brown, who has been a fixture in pediatrics in Poulsbo for 40 years, is retiring and closing his practice. But his work is far from over. He will continue the medical mission work that he’s done for 18 years near Cabo

ONLINE n Founder of The Farm Montessori is retiring after 40-year career. —

San Lucas, Mexico, where he and his wife have a home. A government-run public

health clinic there is staffed by nurses and graduate assistants who need experience, and one doctor. “They’re bright young kids, but, you know, they’re just out of school and haven’t had any real experience yet,” Brown said of the young doctors that come through the clinic. “So I See DR. BROWN, Page A6

POULSBO — The last time a visitor to the Poulsbo waterfront reportedly saw work being done on a schooner here was in 1954, when Pacific Cod Co. schooner C.A. Thayer was retired from service. “That’s what makes this so special,” said Jonathan Thomas, chairman of the board of directors of the Kitsap Maritime Heritage Foundation. “We are the first publicly worked on schooner since the ’50s era with the Pacific Cod Co.,” he said. The schooner, Fiddlers Dream, a floating classroom operated by the Kitsap Maritime Heritage Foundation (, tied up at the Port of Poulsbo’s tidal grid over the afterSee SCHOONER, Page A7

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