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Kiona-Benton City High School principal placed on leave

Feb 25, 2014 • Mid Columbia Tri City Herald
Benton City — The principal of Kiona-Benton City High School was placed on paid administrative leave early Monday morning, though district officials would not comment on the reason. Superintendent Wade Haun visited Wayne Barrett in his office at the ... More

Judge denies Kiona-Benton City High School coach's request for anti ...

Feb 26, 2014 • Mid Columbia Tri City Herald
A judge has denied a request for an anti-harassment order against Kiona-Benton City School Board President Tim Cook by Holly Graham, the high school girls wrestling coach. Graham had requested Cook be forced to not contact or come near her. Judge ... More

Another complaint filed in Kiona-Benton School District

Nov 26, 2012 • Mid Columbia Tri City Herald
Irene Schmick, who teaches at Kiona-Benton City High School, received a "letter of direction" in late September for reportedly intimidating and harassing one of Renz-Whitman's sons. An independent investigation later conducted by a third party hired by ... More

School board deflects queries about Kiona-Benton City High principal's departure

Apr 16, 2014 • Mid Columbia Tri City Herald
BENTON CITY -- The status of Kiona-Benton City High School's principal, who was placed on paid leave weeks ago, remains in flux. School board members declined to answer questions from the public this week during a meeting about whether Wayne ... More

Kiona-Benton City School Board election heats up

Jul 13, 2013 • Mid Columbia Tri City Herald
Gray is proud of improved test scores at Kiona-Benton City High School when it comes to state standards, he said. Test scores at the district's middle school are also improving. The board is focused on improving the district's grading policy to ensure ... More

Prosser man gets at least 20 years for sex crimes

Aug 6, 2014 • Mid Columbia Tri City Herald
A Prosser man will spend at least 20 years in prison for sexually abusing two Kiona-Benton City High School girls he befriended on Facebook, then giving them marijuana. Jonathan E. Kuhlman, 42, pleaded for leniency Tuesday for the sake of his parents ... More

CH2M Hill Hanford top leader John Fulton to retire

Jun 11, 2014 • Mid Columbia Tri City Herald
His roots in the area go back to when his parents homesteaded eight miles north of Benton City in 1949. He's a graduate of Kiona-Benton City High School and has a chemical engineering degree from Washington State University. His retirement is ... More

Former Pasco High wrestling coach charged with child molestation

Mar 20, 2014 • Mid Columbia Tri City Herald
McDonald attended but did not graduate from Kiona-Benton City High School where she became Washington's first four-time girls wrestling state champion in 2011. The Herald featured McDonald during her senior-year bid for the state title. During a Monday ... More

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