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Katie L. Ford

Ford graduates from Pacific Lutheran
On May 29, Katie L. Ford  graduated cum laude from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma Washington with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Katie plans to pursue her education as a Physician’s Assistant. Katie is a 2007 graduate of Kenai Central High School. She is the daughter of Sue and Tom Seggerman of Sterling and Steve Ford and Tracie Howard of Kenai.

Syverson graduates from the Central Washington University
Chet Syverson, son of Todd and Lana Syverson of Soldotna and a Soldotna High School graduate of the class of 2007, has graduated from the Central Washington University in Ellensburg Wash. with an accounting major. Chet plans to continue his education to earn a CPA degree from the University of Washington system.

Dean’s List at Embry Riddle
Stan Westerman has been named to the Dean’s List at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona for the fall and spring semesters 2010-2011.

Stan, a 2010 graduate of Soldotna High School is pursuing a degree in Aeronautical Science.  He is the son of Terri Tobias and David Westerman of Soldotna.

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Tue, 01/24/2017 - 14:23

Here’s the Thing: Dare to be bold

This article marks my seventh year writing my column for the Peninsula Clarion, so it needed to be unique. A couple weeks ago I joined Ak-49 Martial Arts affiliated with the Bang Muay Thai system to give me something to write about. Probably the scariest thing I’ve ever done for an article, but here you go.

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Not so Golden Globes

Meryl Streep has played many roles in her long career and holds the record for the most Academy Award nominations of any actor. Among her portrayals was British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. At the Golden Globe Awards Sunday night, Streep behaved as if she actually had been elected to high office, entitling her to mount a high horse.

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What is the Sesquicentennial?

Sesquicentennial is a jawbreaker word, too big even for Scrabble, but it does have a noble ring to it. Its meaning is far simpler: 150th anniversary. Any anniversary worth such a big name also is worth a good party, and this time the party is for Alaska: 2017 marks 150 years since the United States purchased this Great Land from Russia. Read more