Jefferson County

Joan Shields Bennett, wife of former Navy Seabee Marvin Shields, reads her remarks to assembled guests during a re-dedication of a plaque honoring her late husband, who died in Vietnam in 1965. Shields, portrayed in the drawing on the stand, was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for actions above and beyond the call of duty. The original plaque, made of bronze, was stolen in 2019 and was never recovered. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Plaque dedication

By Steve Mullensky For Peninsula Daily News Joan Shields Bennett, wife of former Navy Seabee Marvin Shields, reads her remarks to assembled guests during a… Continue reading

Joan Shields Bennett, wife of former Navy Seabee Marvin Shields, reads her remarks to assembled guests during a re-dedication of a plaque honoring her late husband, who died in Vietnam in 1965. Shields, portrayed in the drawing on the stand, was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for actions above and beyond the call of duty. The original plaque, made of bronze, was stolen in 2019 and was never recovered. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Volunters sought for 4H summer programs

The Washington State University Jefferson County Extension is seeking adult volunteers to teach, or to assist with teaching, Explore 4-H camps on Wednesdays in July… Continue reading

Several sailors in Race to Alaska rescued, out of race

Four participants in the annual Race to Alaska were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard on Monday when some of the contestants’… Continue reading

2 more deaths due to COVID-19

Peninsula counties still at high risk

Bar stool bingo offered as fair fundraiser

There is Bar Stool Bingo at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 15. The fundaraiser for the Jefferson County Fair is at the Hilltop… Continue reading

Demonstrators in Sequim demand an end to gun violence and call for lawmakers to take action on stricter firearm laws as part of the nationwide March for Our Lives protests Saturday. (Paula Hunt/Peninsula Daily News)

Demonstrators demand stricter gun laws

March for Our Lives protest among hundreds nationwide

Demonstrators in Sequim demand an end to gun violence and call for lawmakers to take action on stricter firearm laws as part of the nationwide March for Our Lives protests Saturday. (Paula Hunt/Peninsula Daily News)

Grange meeting to include crop lecture

James Cassidy will present “Cover Crops and Crop Rotation” at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Cassidy will address a meeting of Chimacum Grange in the… Continue reading

Joint collaboration earns statewide honor

Intergovernmental Collaborative Group wins award for Port Townsend

Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News

Team Imua members Thiago Silva, left, and Connor Jones, from Mill Valley, CA. pause to reflect on their 70 mile overnight row from Tacoma to Port Townsend to win the annual Seventy48 race for non motorized watercraft. One Hundred twenty-three entrants started the 70 mile race at 7:00 PM Friday from Commencement Bay in Tacoma and they have 48 hours to complete the journey. Team Imua completed the trek in just over 9 and a half hours and taking home the approx. $5300.00 winners prize.

Seventy48 winners paddle in to Port Townsend

Team Imua members Thiago Silva, left, and Connor Jones from Mill Valley, Calif., pause to reflect on their 70-mile overnight row from Tacoma to Port… Continue reading

Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News

Team Imua members Thiago Silva, left, and Connor Jones, from Mill Valley, CA. pause to reflect on their 70 mile overnight row from Tacoma to Port Townsend to win the annual Seventy48 race for non motorized watercraft. One Hundred twenty-three entrants started the 70 mile race at 7:00 PM Friday from Commencement Bay in Tacoma and they have 48 hours to complete the journey. Team Imua completed the trek in just over 9 and a half hours and taking home the approx. $5300.00 winners prize.

A GROWING CONCERN: Dynamic duo keeps blooms coming all summer

NOW THAT SUMMER is almost officially here, your flowers and plants are finally growing at a recognizable pace, hanging baskets are ablaze with color, roses… Continue reading

Team Mustang Survival’s Rite of Passage didn't know each other well before they began training together, so they've been working with a race coach on mental strategies and teambuilding. Their average age is less than 17-years-old. (L-R) Enzo Dougherty, Francesca Dougherty, Nadia Khalil, Sebastian Dougherty. (Photo Ra'ed Khalil)

Adventurers gear up for Race to Alaska

Competitors ready to sail, paddle 750 miles without motors

Team Mustang Survival’s Rite of Passage didn't know each other well before they began training together, so they've been working with a race coach on mental strategies and teambuilding. Their average age is less than 17-years-old. (L-R) Enzo Dougherty, Francesca Dougherty, Nadia Khalil, Sebastian Dougherty. (Photo Ra'ed Khalil)
Makee Lahti Locklear, 3, rides a Jefferson Transit bus during Car Free Day. He rode with his mother to a gymnastics class.

Car Free Day draws 91 particpants

Many say they will commute without driving a car in the future

Makee Lahti Locklear, 3, rides a Jefferson Transit bus during Car Free Day. He rode with his mother to a gymnastics class.

EYE ON BUSINESS: This week’s meetings

In-person meeting 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at Joshua’s Restaurant, 113 DelGuzzi Drive (off U.S. Highway 101) in east Port Angeles.… Continue reading

High school graduations planned today

Several North Olympic Peninsula high schools will celebrate commencement today. They are: • Chimacum Junior Senior High School will celebrate its 53 graduates at the… Continue reading

Courtesy of Donna Hollatz
BCH Peninsula Chapter members enjoy friendship and a hearty breakfast before their annual Rhody Ride at Miller Peninsula.

HORSEPLAY: Annual ‘OPEN the Trails’ fundraiser slated in July

HEY! SOME LOCAL horse owners are scrambling to find feed for their stock animals. I was told by more than one hay seller that we… Continue reading

Courtesy of Donna Hollatz
BCH Peninsula Chapter members enjoy friendship and a hearty breakfast before their annual Rhody Ride at Miller Peninsula.
Pictured, from left to right, are Devon Beckham, Tammy Ridgway, Sandra Pawley, Tyson Svetich, Megan Fields, Andrew Lewis, K. Heidt, James Stewart, Nick Forcier, Josue Barajas, Trevor Bergen and Fire Chief Tim Manly.

New emergency medical technicians graduate

The Jefferson County Emergency Medicine System and Trauma Care Council graduated nine new emergency medical technicians at a May 24 ceremony in Port Hadlock. The… Continue reading

Pictured, from left to right, are Devon Beckham, Tammy Ridgway, Sandra Pawley, Tyson Svetich, Megan Fields, Andrew Lewis, K. Heidt, James Stewart, Nick Forcier, Josue Barajas, Trevor Bergen and Fire Chief Tim Manly.

Todd Ortloff Show guests this week

Here is this week’s schedule for the 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Todd Ortloff Show on KONP 1450 AM, 101.7 FM in… Continue reading

Wild Rose Chorale singers for a pair of 30 th anniversary concerts are (from left) Eugenia Frank,
Leslie Lewis, Lynn Nowak, Chuck Helman, Rolf Vegdahl, Steve Duniho, Sarah Gustner-Hewitt, Al
Thompson, Viola Frank and Doug Rodgers.
Wild Rose Chorale singers for a pair of 30 th anniversary concerts are (from left) Eugenia Frank,
Leslie Lewis, Lynn Nowak, Chuck Helman, Rolf Vegdahl, Steve Duniho, Sarah Gustner-Hewitt, Al
Thompson, Viola Frank and Doug Rodgers.

EYE ON BUSINESS: This week’s meetings

Virtual meeting at 11 a.m. Wednesday. For information email [email protected] • Forks Chamber of Commerce — Virtual… Continue reading