Church news

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 11:00

Vacation Bible School, gospel meeting at Soldotna Church of Christ

The Soldotna Church of Christ, Mile 91.7 of the Sterling Highway, will host a Vacation Bible School with the theme “Heroes of the Bible” from 1-4 p.m. July 28-29, and 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. July 30. The...

Voices of Faith: We can all be superheroes

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 15:15

Here’s a quote: “Morning by morning I will destroy all the wicked in the land.” It’s a wonderful quote. Doesn’t it resonate with the part of your heart that loves justice? Isn’t it a part of why we love superhero movies and movies where Jason Bourne and James Bond take on evil-doers single-...

Want to be involved? Time to file for office

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 14:52

With presidential campaigns grabbing headlines and the state primary elections approaching, it would be understandable if folks on the central Kenai Peninsula didn’t want to hear any more about politics.

But “all politics is local,” as the saying goes, and for everyone who wants to be...

Petitioner out of bounds

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 09:41

Recently my 67-year-old handicapped brother-in-law was approached at a local senior center by someone wanting him to sign a petition. The petitioner told him it was related to banning marijuana. He felt intense pressure to sign and had to more than once refuse the petitioner’s request. He said “...

Alaskans, visitors could use driving lessons

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 09:40

Where did the people of Alaska (Soldotna and Kenai), not to mention all the tourists, get their driver’s licenses? They have no idea how to use the roundabouts, nor do they know what yield means. We have come close to getting into so many accidents at these roundabouts. People don’t yield — they...

Twins cruise past Service at state

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 23:43

The American Legion Twins downed Service 17-1 on Wednesday at the American Legion Alaska State Tournament at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage.

The Twins, the No. 2 seed, are now just one of two remaining undefeated teams at the tournament and will face Wasilla at 5:30 p.m. at Mulcahy Stadium...

OIlers defeat Panners in shortened game

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 23:43

The Peninsula Oilers defeated the Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks 4-3 on Wednesday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in a nonleague game shortened to six innings.

The game was shortened because both the Panners and the umpires had to get to the airport in time for flights.

The Oilers...

Deadline comes for bill restricting sex education

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 22:47

A controversial bill passed by the Alaska Legislature will reach its day of decision today.

House Bill 156, sponsored by Rep. Wes Keller, R-Wasilla and significantly amended by Sen. Mike Dunleavy, R-Wasilla, will reach its veto deadline on July 28. That’s the date by which Gov. Bill Walker...

Seeing reds

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 22:54

Assembly shoots down hospital service area boundary move

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 16:47

Editor's note: This article has been corrected to show that if the assembly chooses to reconsider the ordinance at its Aug. 9 meeting, it could still make it onto the Oct. 4 regular election ballot.

The boundaries of the Kenai Peninsula’s hospital service areas will stay where...