Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Senior center benefits from donation
The Soldotna Senior Center would like to thank First National Bank Alaska for their very generous donation to the Center's Endowment Trust Fund. First National Bank Alaska has been a vital partner of the Endowment Trust fund since its inception 13 years ago. The Center would also like to thank Mr. Charles Weimer, First National Bank Alaska, Soldotna for his dedication and support of area seniors. Your generosity is truly appreciated.

Families can reapply for meal programs
When Alaskans received their Permanent Fund Dividend checks in the fall of 2008, an estimated 100 students in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District who received free or reduced meals lost their eligibility.

Money gives group a boost: Chevron donates $100,000 toward Kenai Watershed Forum project
The Kenai Watershed Forum has recently secured a sizeable contribution to its capital building campaign to renovate a historic building in downtown Soldotna that will soon become KWF's new headquarters.

Resolute: Fitness centers brace for influx
Anyone making a New Year's resolution to get into shape might want to follow John Earl's lead.

The decade's birthday boy: Seldovia couple welcomes new year with new son
As the remaining seconds of 2009 ticked away, Will Brun leaned in to kiss his partner, Allison Miller.

Kenai police make pot bust
Kenai Police arrested a 49-year-old woman for growing six plants of marijuana on Jan. 1 by "following their noses."

Photo feature: Meeting the people
Congressman Don Young spoke to the public Monday afternoon in his Kenai office about his efforts in Washington D.C. to work toward bringing the country back toward the right. "You can't have a good, strong economy by borrowing dollars," Young said. His office is located at 805 Frontage Road in Kenai in suite 101 and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Young was re-elected to Congress in 2008 to serve his 19th term as Alaska's only representative to the United States House of Representatives. Young is the second-ranking republican member and the sixth-ranking overall member of the House.

Marian Leman
Longtime Alaskan and Ninilchik resident Marian Leman died Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at Heritage Place in Soldotna. She was 90.

Best Friend
Missy, a 2-year-old Bichon rescued from Denver in 2008, and Toto, a beagle/terrier Kenai Animal Shelter rescue in 1997 who is now 12, enjoy posing for treats. They love to go on walks, and share their home with two 14-year-old cats. They let theirowner, Marilyn Wheeless of Kenai, live in the house too, as long as she keeps bringing treats and dog food.

Best Friend
Joseph Ross of Nikiski, said, "Dusty loves her bathroom time. She begs to have the blow dryer turned on her even when she is already dry. Bath time equal fun time. Dusty is a 1 1/2 year old Golden Retriever/Husky mix, rescue dog. She loves her human and goes everywhere with him!"

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