Kent Stories

With Kent celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, the city asked the historical society to provide short vignettes to lead off city council meetings.
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The page will contain those stories as they are presented.

Council Meetings
7/7 – Jon Johnson, “The Kent Lettuce FestivalKentTV21, 6:30
7/21 – Ed Reitan Jr., “NFL Hall Of Famer Morris ‘Red’ BadgroKentTV21, 7:15
8/4 – Allan Reitan, “Pay N’ Pak HydroplaneKentTV21 6:30
8/18 – Zachary E. VanTassel, “Kent and the KlondikeKentTV21, 6:30
9/1 – Eileen Yamada-Lamphere, “Kent’s Japanese Community UprootedKent TV21 4:00
9/15 – Zachary E. VanTassel, “Kent FloodsKentTV21, 6:15
10/6 – Dennis Higgins, “MeridianKentTV21, 3:15
10/20 – Marvin Eckfeldt, “Kent’s Early Church HistoryKent TV21 7:00
11/17 – Chuck Simpson, “The 1954 Turkey Day GameKent TV21, 19:15
12/8 – Zachary E. VanTassel, “Home for the Holidays, 1895 EditionKent TV21, 5:00
2016
1/19 – Zachary E. VanTassel, “The Finnish Relief FundKentTV21, 4:00
2/2 – Dennis Higgins, “Van Doren’s LandingKentTV21, 2:00
2/16 – Zachary E. VanTassel, “William and Pauline Scott: Kent PioneersKentTV21, 5:00
3/1 – Allan Reitan, “Howard Leese and Heart in KentKentTV21, 6:20
3/15 – Chief Ken Thomas “Kent Police Department
4/5 – Cheri Sayer, “The Kent Post Office” (coming soon to the web!)
4/19 -C. Allan Reitan, “The Interurban Railway
5/3 – Morris Skagen, “The Soos Creek Plateau”
5/17 – C. Allan Reitan, “Kent and the Chunnel

End of 125th year of Kent, May 28, 2016.