Community News


Paul Schwenk and Tera Norvelle of Soldotna announce the birth of their daughter, Madalynn Marie Schwenk, at 4:26 p.m. Dec. 13, 2012. She weighed 6 pounds, 11.1 ounces and measured 21 inches. She joins siblings Brandie and Olivia Schwenk. Her grandparents are Cathy Kerns, Steve Norvelle, Wendy Holland and Rick Schwenk.


Kimberly Harbick of Nikiski, graduated from Chadron State College in Chadron, Neb., during the institution’s commencement exercises Dec. 14. She was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree.

The Central Peninsula Change Club has distributed the free brochure, “Exercise in the Central Peninsula Area,” in many locations, filled many options in this area to get you moving. The brochure is updated frequently by the author, Denise Harro of Central Peninsula Hospital. To obtain a copy via email contact Denise Harro at

Skyview High School will offer a pre-season volleyball camp for middle school-aged girls over Christmas break. The camp will run from Jan. 2-4 from 9 to noon each day. Girls who attend the camp will receive a T-shirt and get

a jump start on the middle school volleyball season. The two day camp costs $40. Skyview High School coaching staff and volleyball players will lead the camp. Information brochures and registration forms can be found at area middle schools. For more information call Coach Sheila Kupferschmid at 907-398-3519.

Kenai Volleyball is holding a Junior High Volleyball camp on from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 27-28 at Kenai Middle School for 6th-8th graders. The cost is $40 and includes a camp T-shirt.Come brush up on your skills before the middle school season. Contact Tracie Beck at for any questions and to register.

North Peninsula Recreation is offering a Women’s Basketball League Night on Mondays at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center, starting Jan. 7. Registration deadline is Dec. 28.

Has a new addition to your family just arrived? Where in the world is your military person and what are they up to? Got a new graduate, dean’s list student or an award-receiving youth? Send it to us!

Email your community events to, fax it to 283-3299, drop it off at the Clarion office in Kenai at 150 Trading Bay Drive (Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or mail your information to us at P.O. Box 3009, Kenai AK 99611.


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