Matthew and Melissa York of Kenai announce the birth of their daughter, Dakota Ann York, at 6:13 a.m. on Dec. 3, 2013 at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna. She weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and measured 20 inches. She joins a brother, Zurich Jacob York, age 2 1/2. Her grandparents are Jeanette Nesbitt of Atlanta, Ga., Victoria Humphrey of Kasilof, and Alan Jones of Kasilof.
Army National Guard Pvt. Austin M. Hunter has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.
Hunter is the son of Jackie and Eugene Hunter of Soldotna. He is a 2012 graduate of Soldotna High School.
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