New principal at Kentlake and more community news

Blood drive scheduled for September

Cascade Regional Blood Services has one blood drive scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 15.

The blood drive will be held at MultiCare in conference room No. 3.

Residents graduated from U.S. Air Force training

Nathaniel Law, a 2017 graduate from Kentwood, has recently graduated from basic military training from Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas.

Also graduating the program was Joseph D. Novak, a 2017 graduate from Tahoma.

The program lasts eight weeks and includes training in military discipline and studies, physical fitness along with basic warfare skills.

New principal to start school year

There’s a new Falcon in town — Kentlake’s now-former principal Joe Potts resigned from the position effective July 21.

The Kent School District looked internally for a replacement and found one in Cedar Heights Middle School then-principal Heidi Maurer.

Potts left his position, the district said, because he accepted a superintendent position in his home state of Iowa.

Look for a story in an upcoming issue of the Reporter on Maurer, her new role and what she hopes to bring to Kentlake.

Ladies golf club holds two-day tournament

Fifteen golfers competed at this year’s Lake Wilderness Ladies Golf Club Captain’s Cup Tournament.

Terry Dairy was named Captain’s Cup Champion.

Other results include: Eva Langdahl, Division 1 Low Net; Diane Clavin, Division 1 Low Gross; Joan Andersen, Division 2 Low Net and Kim Baird, Division 2 Low Gross.

Phase 2 broke ground Tuesday in Covington

The city of Covington held a ground breaking ceremony Tuesday for Phase 2 of Covington Community Park.

According to a release from the city, construction is set to begin sometime in the next month. Phase 2 construction will take about a year to complete, the release added.

Phase 2 construction includes — the addition of a community stage with a green roof, large lawn and picnic shelters, a playground, a fitness area, tennis court, trail segments, restrooms and a concession building, additional parking, wetland mitigation, utility infrastructure and frontage improvements on 180th Avenue Southeast, the release said.

Some areas of the park like the play field will be open during construction but some sections made be closed to complete work.

Phase 1 was completed in June 2013, the release said.

A third and final phase will include the addition of a synthetic turf field with lighting. This phase is not currently funded for, the release said.