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A towering beacon that has become a Peninsula landmark and guided many pilots home during bad weather has transmitted its last radio signal. On Monday, October 1st, the 278 foot radio tower fell perfectly into a mass of tangled iron where it had stood since 1972 just off Kalifornsky Beach Rd. at the...

Wed, 10/10/2012 - 10:33am

If you get nostalgic for the time when you and your dad could fix it with a screwdriver and a wrench and no one needed a computer test to tell the mechanic what was wrong; meet Rob Van Hook the new owner of Peninsula Small Engine Repair off of K-Beach on Frontage Rd. in-between Penninsula Auto Salva...

Wed, 10/10/2012 - 10:29am

With snow flakes showing amongst heavy rain on the Kenai Peninsula the day before the scheduled 3rd Annual Bike, Skate, & Scoot Challenge at Soldotna Skate Park many believed this year’s event might have to be postponed. But as darkness fell a harvest moon shown through the clouds and by morni...

Wed, 10/10/2012 - 10:26am

While encouraging news from the Cook Inlet was presented last week by Hilcorp Alaska executives at the Kenai Chapter of the Alaska Support Industry Alliance meeting, at a joint Kenai/Soldotna Chamber of Commerce luncheon the Alaska Oil & Gas Assoc. (AOGA) the sounds of gloom were echoed by execu...

Wed, 10/03/2012 - 2:03pm

About a year ago retired orthopedic surgeon Dr. Byron McCord returned from Malawi, Africa as a U.N. volunteer where he was one of only two orthopedic surgeons in the country. At a luncheon program Dr. McCord told the Soldotna Rotary Club of his work there and the increasing numbers of broken limbs d...

Wed, 10/03/2012 - 1:59pm

“Only in America!” says Korean War veteran Herb Stettler as he expresses appreciation for his new home in Kasilof. Stettler has lived on the Kenai Peninsula since 1968, working as crab fisherman in Seldovia, a lumber jack in Jakilof Bay and then a driver for the Kenai Senior Center for some 15 y...

Wed, 10/03/2012 - 1:53pm

International Walk to School Day is global event where communities from over 40 countries walk and bike to school on a single day. In 1997, the Partnership for a Walkable America sponsored the first National Walk Our Children to School Day in Chicago. Back then, it was simply a day to bring communit...

Wed, 10/03/2012 - 1:46pm

President Jimmy Carter, in 1978 proclaimed that National Grandparents Day would be celebrated every year on the first Sunday after Labor Day. The impetus for a National Grandparents Day originated with Marian McQuade, a homemaker in Fayette County, West Virginia. Her primary motivation it’s said w...

Wed, 09/19/2012 - 9:49am

The Alaska Association of School Administrators (AASA) announced that Kenai Peninsula Borough School District (KPBSD) Superintendent, Dr. Steve Atwater, has been selected by his peers as Alaska’s 2013 Superintendent of the Year. “It’s humbling as well as a great honor. Humbling because I was n...

Wed, 09/19/2012 - 9:40am

“No secrets I just keep doing the same and being loved by my family!” exclaimed Wilma Ellington at her 102nd Birthday celebration. According to Grandma Ellington as of this year she has 6 children, 110 some grandchildren, about 15 great grand children, “And as of today seven fifth generation o...

Wed, 09/19/2012 - 9:37am


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