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Loss of Alumni

April 8, 2016 by Kim Craven (Register to contact)

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My Name is Chandra Craven and I am the proud daughter of Kim Craven. I am sad to inform his class that he passed away on March 08, 2016. Due to a quick and quite battle with cancer. If anyone has stories they would like to tell about my father, I would love to hear them. Thank you. Chandra Craven
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hall of fame

December 20, 2009 by Phill Dron (Register to contact)

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Kennewick High is finally getting a hall of fame for alumni in accomplishing exemplary efforts post high school in the sciences, arts, military, athletics or service to community. Inaugural class to be inducted in March. Nominations for this year will be taken through Dec.31st. Go online to the *****.org homepage and look for hall of fame link.

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Kennewick Lions new football coach is no stranger to the region  Tri-City Herald

Kennewick School District will hire Ellensburg coach Randy Affholter as the new head football coach for the Kennewick High School Lions to replace Bill ...



This Tri-Cities school district is proposing a $125 million bond. Here’s what it will pay for  Tri-City Herald

Kennewick School District wants to replace Kennewick High School, which dates to the early 50s. It's part of a multi-project bond proposal headed to voters in ...



‘I felt it’s time.’ Kennewick football coach steps down after 17 seasons  Tri-City Herald

Bill Templeton, who grew up playing at Kennewick High School, retired as the Lions football coach after 17 seasons on the sidelines at Lampson Stadium.



Want to know how Kennewick School District’s proposed $125 million bond would affect you?  Tri-City Herald

Want to know how the Kennewick School District's proposed $125 million bond would affect you? Two community information sessions are planned, starting this ...



Kennewick school bond passing  Tri-City Herald

Results from Tuesday's Kennewick school bond election weren't available in time to include in Wednesday's Tri-City Herald. Full results are posted on the ...



Longtime Kennewick history teacher remembered for his love of sports  Tri-City Herald

A Kennewick teacher who worked for the district for 38 years, much of it at Desert Hills Middle School and Southgate Elementary School, died Tuesday.



Kennewick High School class of 2011  Tri-City Herald

Graduation: 9 a.m. June 4, Toyota Center, Kennewick. Valedictorians: Akshai Baskaran. Parents Chitra Sivaraman and Suresh Baskaran. Plans to attend ...



Kennewick High School teenager dies by suicide  Tri-City Herald

Kennewick High School said Wednesday that one of its students died by suicide Tuesday. The teenager, identified by the Benton County Coroner's Office, died ...



He missed nearly all last season. This Kennewick quarterback is making up for lost time  Tri-City Herald

Kennewich High School quarterback AJ Templeton missed last season with a broken ankle but is back to lead the Lions in the Mid-Columbia Conference.



Five Kennewick School District students Selected to 2019 NAfME, WMEA Honor Groups  NBC Right Now

KENNEWICK, WA – Three Kennewick School District high school students and one middle school student have been selected to participate in 2019 National ...



Police: Reported threat at Kennewick High School not credible  KEPR 19

KENNEWICK, Wash. - Police say no credible threat has been made toward Kennewick High School after they received a report of a written shooting threat.



Dr. Jonathan Pasma, who grew up in Kennewick and attended Kennewick High School, is the founding physician of the Tri-Cities Regenerative Institute.  Tri-City Herald

Dr. Jonathan Pasma, who grew up in Kennewick and attended Kennewick High School, is the founding physician of the Tri-Cities Regenerative Institute.



Kennewick High School students walk out in protest  KEPR 19

KENNEWICK, Wash. Dozens of Kennewick High School students left class Wednesday afternoon to protest what they say is an unsafe learning environment.



Football preview Week 2 | Chiawana has a new quarterback to face Kennewick  Tri-City Herald

High school football fans get twice the fun this week with a Thursday game scheduled in additional to the usual Friday night lineup. Chiawana (1-0) visits ...



This Kennewick teen filmed a warning about opioids. Her dad and grandpa see the problem every day  Tri-City Herald

Dani Littrell, 17, of Kennewick, made a powerful opioid abuse prevention video that's winning acclaim and put her in the running for scholarships and other ...



She started life as a refugee. Now this Kennewick teen is going to college  Tri-City Herald

Tho Paw was born in a refugee camp in Thailand and lived the first several years of her life with no electricity and running water. She's graduating from ...



These military-bound graduates have a mission before boot camp — change a Kennewick school policy  Tri-City Herald

Madison Dunn and Jazmine Brown are excited to start their military careers. But before they head to boot camp, the Kennewick teens are hoping to spur change ...



This is how much was paid to end a Kennewick teacher sex abuse trial  Tri-City Herald

Kennewick School District's insurance company paid $250,000 to three former students who say they were sexually abused by longtime teacher and coach ...



11 Tri-City eateries and school cafeterias fail inspections  Tri-City Herald

Eleven Tri-City restaurants and schools failed their recent health inspections. Thirty-seven other school cafeterias and eateries passed. The Benton-Franklin ...



Did Kennewick schools do enough to protect kids from a predatory teacher? Jury to decide  Tri-City Herald

A jury could decide next week whether the Kennewick School District did enough to protect some former students from William B. Pickerel, a former Kennewick ...



Meet 31 people who want this temporary Kennewick job  Tri-City Herald

The Kennewick City Council will interview 31 candidates from diverse backgrounds Saturday for the open council seat.



Sex abuse trial against Kennewick School District continues  KEPR 19

KENNEWICK, Wash. – Kennewick School District is in court this week for the second of four trials in a civil suit filed against the district.KSD is accused of ...



As Kennewick baseball teams head toward a league title clash, state voters take notice  Tri-City Herald

The Southridge and Kennewick high school baseball teams are rounding into shape nicely as the end of the regular season draws near, and that play has ...



Missing Tri-City airman remembered at Central Washington University. The search continues  Tri-City Herald

Central Washington University has adopted the San D. Francisco project to remember the Air Force major and graduate of Kennewick High School missing in ...



Kennewick schools cleared in alleged abuse of 2 students. Jury deadlocks on 2 others  Tri-City Herald

A Benton County jury on March 26, 2018, cleared the Kennewick School District of negligence in the alleged abuse of two former students by longtime teacher ...



Southridge football team's female kicker makes varsity debut  NBC Right Now

Natalie James went out for the Southridge Suns football team this past May. She was messing around on the gridiron at a regional track meet held at Kennewick ...



10 women vie for Miss Tri-Cities crown  Tri-City Herald

Sixteen young women will compete July 14, 2018 for Miss Tri-Cities and Miss Tri-Cities Outstanding Teen. The event is in Kennewick, Washington.



Popular Richland cheese shop closes after owner’s death  Tri-City Herald

Tamara Krieger, who owned Richland's Cheese Louise with her husband, Bill, died Monday.



Fire commissioner who helped save lives for 55 years has died  Tri-City Herald

Benton County Fire District Commissioner Gerald “Jerry” Sleater died Wednesday, March 6. The district runs south of Kennewick and Richland. He also owned ...



Friday football roundup: Chiawana locks up Mid-Columbia title, top 4A seed to playoffs  Tri-City Herald

Chiawana completed its run to the Mid-Columbia Conference title on Friday night, beating Pasco 48-7 in the annual Gravel Pit Bowl at Edgar Brown Stadium.



They were shut out last week. Kamiakin found its scoring touch against Southridge  Tri-City Herald

The Kamiakin Braves beat the Southridge Suns 41-0 at Lampson Stadium in Kennewick, WA. Kamiakin was shut out by West Valley last week but found its ...



Mid-Columbia 2018 graduation schedule  Tri-City Herald

The pomp and circumstance of graduation season has arrived. Here's the rundown of upcoming graduation ceremonies around the Mid-Columbia region.



One stride at a time, siblings are putting Kennewick High cross country back on the map  Tri-City Herald

Johan and Geraldin Correa haven't been running for long, but they have had quite the impact in their brief time at Kennewick High School. Saturday in Pasco ...



Students compete in engineering competition with help of Hanford contractors  NBC Right Now

About four hundred students from ten different schools gathered at the Kennewick High School gym to participate in the Engineers Week friendly competition.



Arthritis, sports injuries or scars? These Tri-City natives are offering a new treatment  Tri-City Herald

Drs. Jonathan Pasma and Jay Loera, along with nurse practitioner Dana Ellis, have opened a regenerative medicine clinic in Kennewick. The clinic offers a stem ...



Prep football preview: Chiawana’s nonleague tilt with No. 3 Union the prime matchup  Tri-City Herald

Mid-Columbia high school football in week 4 kicks off with a matchup of top-five teams as the Chiawana Riverhawks host Union. Kamiakin and Kennewick are ...



For the new Miss Tri-Cities, glamour isn’t on the radar  Tri-City Herald

Reagan Rebstock was crowned Miss Tri-Cities on July 14 in Kennewick, Washington. And Audrey Faulk was crowned Miss Tri-Cities Outstanding Teen at the ...



Kennewick seniors to graduate second week of June in 2018  Tri-City Herald

Kennewick's 2018 graduating class will receive their diplomas on the second Saturday in June.



MCPS announces leadership changes at 4 schools  NBC Montana

Four Missoula County schools will have new principals to start the 2019-2020 school year. ---The following is a press release from Missoula County Public ...



Former Kennewick High School standout Leilani Mitchell lands with new WNBA team  Tri-City Herald

The WNBA's Washington Mystics signed guard Leilani Mitchell, a former Kennewick High School standout, after putting Bria Hartley on the suspended list.



A Kennewick slashing victim knew trouble was coming. He told his mom what to do if it found him  Tri-City Herald

A Kennewick man is fighting for his life after a longtime friend slashed his throat ina fight over a woman. Lyle Montoure's mother says he anticipated trouble after ...



Good news for MCC teams on the playoff front  Tri-City Herald

The Mid-Columbia Conference will have five teams with a shot at making the Washington state playoffs for high school football. The MCC will play GSL Spokane ...



State grant bringing change to one Kennewick elementary school  NBC Right Now

It's the first day of school for many area districts, and several, including Kennewick School District, are getting creative in handling rapidly-increasing enrollment ...



Basketball: Oatis helps Kennewick girls stay alive in district playoffs  Tri-City Herald

Alicia Oatis led four Lions in double-digits with 20 points as the Kennewick High School girls basketball team beat the visiting Southridge Suns 74-46 on ...



Benton County jail inmate dies  Tri-City Herald

An autopsy is scheduled for a Tonasket man who was booked into the Benton County jail suffered a medical problem a few hours later and died three days later.



Former Prosser AD Fazzari takes over for Coleman at Kennewick  Tri-City Herald

After eight years as Kennewick High School's athletic director, Ronny Coleman has left for a teaching position within the Kennewick School District. Former ...



Shadle Park’s boys worked overtime to make their way to state tournament  The Spokesman-Review

The Shadle Park boys basketball team had to play in two full loser-out games on the same day to qualify for the State 3A tournament.



1 of these Tri-City teens will be crowned queen  Tri-City Herald

Four Tri-City teens will compete to be the Miss Juneteenth queen this weekend in Pasco. The Miss Juneteenth Scholarship Pageant is at 6 p.m. Saturday at ...



This Kennewick native lost her feet and her eyesight from a common illness. She's now giving others hope  Tri-City Herald

Carol Decker has never seen her youngest daughter's face. That's because the Kennewick native developed sepsis while pregnant with little Safiya and lost her ...



He was a star player for Pasco. Now he’s working to rebuild Bulldogs football  Tri-City Herald

Leon Wright-Jackson knows he has a big task ahead of him in turning around the Pasco High School football team. He knew that when he took the job in ...



Death of Tri-Cities wrestling coach and teacher a 'huge loss'  Tri-City Herald

For 14 years, Rich Cunningham shared a corner of the wrestling mat with Ben Hill as they coached the Kiona-Benton City High School wrestling program.



Brandy Sonderland takes the reins of Kennewick volleyball program  Tri-City Herald

A 2006 graduate of River View High School, Sonderland has a résumé chock-full of honors and experience.



Kennewick teacher charged with molesting martial arts student  Tri-City Herald

Oscar Garnica, 47, is accused of molesting a young teen girl who was a student at his Richland, Wash., martial arts school, Choice Martial Arts. He is a math ...



Hanford football can run and pass. Can they contend?  Tri-City Herald

With Nirvana blasting “Come As You Are” over the loudspeakers at a recent Hanford Falcons football practice, head coach Brett Jay watched as senior ...



Tri-Citian of the Year couldn't dodge the limelight any longer  Tri-City Herald

Don Pratt, of Kennewick, is a worthy recipient of the 2018 Tri-Citian of the Year award.



He had to leave the Tri-Cities to find his way back. Now he’s CBC’s favorite grad  Tri-City Herald

Pasco's Matt Watkins has had a long connection with Columbia Basin College. He grew up on the CBC campus, came back to the Tri-Cities school for his ...



Spring floods crumbled Kennewick's shoreline. It could put Water Follies in jeopardy  Tri-City Herald

Water Follies is just a month away but Columbia River flood damage in Kennewick is complicating efforts to launch the docks at the Neil F. Lampson pits in ...



Big changes at Chiawana. Will the Riverhawks have the same ol’ success?  Tri-City Herald

The Chiawana high school football team has a new running back, an untested quarterback. But coach Steve Graff's team figures to be one of the best in the ...



Tri-City stem cell doctor mixes science with music  Tri-City Herald

Kennewick native Dr. Jonathan Pasma is balancing his passions for medicine and music. He recently opened a new regenerative medicine clinic and released ...



Richland’s football state champs start to sign with colleges, will team up with other locals  Tri-City Herald

Athletes from Richland, Southridge, Chiawana, Kennewick, Hermiston, Prosser and Royal high schools sign football commitments with Eastern Oregon and ...



Victims of former Kennewick teacher's sex abuse planning legal action  Mid Columbia Tri City Herald

Several boys who were sexually abused by their Kennewick High teacher believe the school district didn't do enough to protect them and should be held ...



Wa-Hi’s line will be key to Blue Devil success  Tri-City Herald

Led by seniors Patrick Utschinski and Jahmal Mangarero, the Walla Walla Blue Devils have a lot of new faces and some exceptional athletes. Wa-Hi faces a ...



Kennewick High School 2009 graduates  Mid Columbia Tri City Herald

Graduation: 9 a.m. June 6 at the Toyota Center in Kennewick.



Friday football roundup: Royal claims state-record winning streak  Tri-City Herald

ROYAL 69, RIVER VIEW 0: Sawyer Jenks threw three touchdown passes and Alonso Hernandez added two rushing scores and a receiving TD as host Royal ...



Mid-Columbia 2017 graduation schedule  Tri-City Herald

The pomp and circumstance of graduation season has arrived. Here's the rundown of upcoming graduation ceremonies around the Mid-Columbia region.



Hanford had Chiawana from the start. Falcons win has turned MCC upside down  Tri-City Herald

Hanford High School's offense got off to a hot start against the Chiawana Riverhawks in Week 5 of the Mid-Columbia Conference's regular season. Hanford beat ...



Kennewick school district releases free summer meal sites  KEPR 19

Free meals will be provided to children 18 years old and younger in Kennewick School District this summer through the federally funded Simplified Summer ...



Wa-Hi JROTC to host league championship drill  Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Blue Devils cadets will host peers for the 15-JROTC Cascade League Championship drill, physical fitness and ...



Mary Dye, Jenn Goulet battle in rematch for 9th District House seat  The Spokesman-Review

In southeastern Washington, state Rep. Mary Dye faces familiar opponent in the November election.



These Mid-Columbia football players will suit up one last time  Tri-City Herald

Cade Jensen will throw his last pass as a high school football player June 29. The Richland quarterback, who helped lead the Bombers to the 4A state title, will ...



All-Area Volleyball: Last year Kennewick didn’t win a match; this year it has the top coach and player in...  Tri-City Herald

Breanna Shaffer has been through some tough times during her high school volleyball career. The Kennewick High School senior had never enjoyed a winning ...



Prosser explosive was 1 of several threats Tuesday  Tri-City Herald

Prosser police will have a heavy presence at the high school Wednesday after a small explosive was found near a portable classroom Tuesday, sending the ...



At the new Candy Gallery in downtown Kennewick, you’ll find art — and maybe inspiration  Tri-City Herald

A grand opening celebration is set for 7 p.m. June 23 at the gallery, 5 S. Dayton St.



Chiawana takes second at Bob Mars wrestling tourney  Tri-City Herald

Chiawana crowned four champions Saturday at the Bob Mars Tournament, taking second place in the team standings. Othello, with two champions, won the ...



Hanford High among Tri-City area schools to rank in U.S. News best list...at No. 1,558  Tri-City Herald

Hanford High School is the lone Tri-City school to be ranked among the 65 best in the state in annual rankings recently published by U.S. News & World Report.



9 eateries fail their health department inspections  Tri-City Herald

The Benton-Franklin Health District released results of 61 restaurant inspections conducted through Dec. 31, 2017. Nine failed and 21 earned perfect scores.



Mid-Columbia’s top students graduate with honors  Tri-City Herald

Thousands of Mid-Columbia students will collect their diplomas at upcoming graduation ceremonies. Here's a list of the top achievers at Tri-City area schools.



Kennewick man dies in accident in Mesa garage  Tri-City Herald

Aspen M. Finch was working on a Dodge Ram pickup at a friend's garage when the pickup started and rolled on top of him.



First Ever Junior ROTC Camp Held at Kennewick High School  NBC Right Now

A group of fifth through ninth graders are taking part in the first Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training camp.



He won a state football title with Richland. He will play college ball with a lot of familiar faces  Tri-City Herald

Richland quarterback Cade Jensen, with a state title in hand, signs to play football at Eastern Oregon.



Kamiakin student named homecoming king a week after his death  Tri-City Herald

A Kamiakin High School senior who died in a hunting accident last week was named as the school's homecoming king Thursday night. Cooper Ellison and his ...



Kennewick School District ordered to pay more than $200K to family  Tri-City Herald

The Kennewick School District must pay a family more than $200000 after they pulled their autistic son from the district's schools and placed him in a residential ...



Hanford High students, staff bond in mourning 3 student deaths  Tri-City Herald

The past week has been jarring for Hanford High School after three students linked to the school have died.



Thursday local roundup: Richland pins Kennewick  Tri-City Herald

The Richland Bombers staved off a late charge by Kennewick to earn a 43-33 Mid-Columbia Conference wrestling win Thursday at the Lions Den.



Local mother's loss helps educate students in drunk driving program  KEPR 19

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Drunk driving has become the third leading cause of preventable death in the U.S., yet about one in three Americans will be involved in ...



Tri City Thunder Track and Field Club gaining stature, exposure  Tri-City Herald

The Tri City Thunder have qualified 14 athletes for the 2016 USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships in Sacramento. The meet is July ...



Tri-City restaurants get mixed reviews in recent inspections  Tri-City Herald

The Tri-City Herald and the Benton-Franklin Health District collaborate to publish results of food *service* inspections. The column normally appears on Mondays.



Brewed in recession, Roasters Coffee now perking  Tri-City Herald

Wes Heyden opened the first Roasters Coffee in 2009 in the heart of the Great Recession. The Dutch Bros. Coffee veteran opened Roasters with personal ...



Kennewick swimmer Alexis Murphy lands top seed for Mukilteo Invite  Mid Columbia Tri City Herald

Kennewick High School senior Alexis Murphy usually doesn't look at where she's seeded before swim meets because she doesn't want to psych herself out.



Miss Tri-Cities pageant scheduled for July 23  Tri-City Herald

The Miss Tri-Cities pageant is scheduled for 7 p.m. July 23 at the Art Fuller Auditorium in Kennewick High School. This year's pageant will feature nine Miss ...



Music Machine closes as owner swaps Mid-Columbia for Midwest  Tri-City Herald

A downtown Kennewick Washington icon is closing its doors after more than 30 years as owner Rick van Heel and his wife move to Chicago. And yes, the Elvis ...



Tiny houses built by Tri-Tech students to be sold (with video)  Tri-City Herald

If you're in the market for a home that's environmentally friendly, and your budget and need for personal space is minimal, the Kennewick School District may ...



For the Richland Bombers coaching staff, success is in the cards  Tri-City Herald

As the Richland Bombers prepared for their Class 4A championship game this week, several different story lines emerged. The great coaching staff. One last ...



Kennewick defeats Walla Walla 39-36 in Mid-Columbia Conference football opener  Mid Columbia Tri City Herald

The Kennewick Lions opened Mid-Columbia Conference football play Thursday night by displaying patience, poise and grit. Getting three turnovers and turning ...



HomeLink-style programs thriving in the Tri-Cities, despite Walla Walla closure  Mid Columbia Tri City Herald

Walla Walla Public Schools is shutting down its alternative learning program that emphasizes parent involvement and individualized learning plans, but similar ...



Eastern Washington high school stadium guide  Mid Columbia Tri City Herald

Here is a list of high school stadiums in Eastern Washington:



Single Pasco mother’s struggle inspires daughter to dream of being a doctor  Tri-City Herald

Jennifer Jimenez's mother put herself through college while working so she could support her family. That struggle led to Jimenez's success, and helped earn ...



Kennewick Gold Star mom upset with state American Legion, escorted out of convention  Tri-City Herald

An internal dispute within the American Legion boiled over Friday when the mother of a Kennewick soldier killed in Afghanistan says she was asked to leave the ...



O'Henry's Go-Go restaurant founder dies at 88  Mid Columbia Tri City Herald

KENNEWICK — He was known around town -- and then around the world. Henry Belair, the longtime owner of O'Henry's in downtown Kennewick, died Tuesday ...



The Carmelcorn Shop at Columbia Center calls it quits after 46 years  Tri-City Herald

One of the last original tenants of Columbia Center is going out of business, a casualty of climbing rents and rising minimum wage. The Carmelcorn Shop will ...



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