Sunday, January 15, 2006

Regulation change would have forced Kenai woman out of home
The state has dropped a proposed change in the way it administers personal care assistance, a change that could have resulted in forcing a disabled Kenai woman to move this year.

Park would teach students where food, fiber comes from
With some reluctance, Blair Martin has accepted many requests from teachers to bring students to his family farm. The teachers want students to learn about where their food comes from, but Blair, a lifelong farmer and certified teacher, says students deserve more than his family farm can offer.

Peninsula lawmakers predict governor’s proposal will change
Gov. Frank Murkowski’s ambitious agenda outlined in his State of the Budget address before the Legislature on Thursday is likely undergo significant alteration by the time lawmakers vote on a fiscal year 2007 spending bill in May, members of Kenai Peninsula’s legislative contingent said Friday morning.

Volcano hasn’t put breaks on transportation — yet
With Mount Augustine’s recent eruptions, and more — possibly larger — eruptions predicted, central peninsula residents are beginning to prepare for an ashfall event that could disrupt public and private transportation.

Lenhart J.H. Grothe
Kodiak resident Lenhart J.H. Grothe died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006. He was 70.

John Joseph Brooks
Former Alaska resident John Joseph Brooks died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006, in Redding, Calif. He was 91.

Lillian Toomer
Ninilchik resident Lillian Toomer died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006, at her home in Ninilchik. She was 77.

Allan W. Lahnum
Former Sterling resident Allan W. Lahnum died of a heart attack Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006, at Forest Health and Rehab in Bremerton, Wash. He was 74.

Traveler experiences dog in way many Americans wouldn’t
One of the things that has impressed me about Alaskans since I moved here in December is their deep love for dogs. In Alaska I have met more devoted dog owners than anywhere else in the world and have been asked repeatedly if I like dogs.

Is Kenai Peninsula prepared for any emergency?
If nothing else, Wednesday’ early morning eruptions of Augustine Volcano were good reminders to get prepared for anything, if we aren’t already. Evidence that there are at least a few procrastinators who live among us was seen in the dust masks selling off store shelves. Augustine has been restless for weeks. We’ve had plenty of time to get ready. But there’s no time like the present, right?

Frontier Community Services has 25-year history of assisting the disabled
More than 25 years ago a group of parents in Kenai and Soldotna became distraught when their sons and daughters graduated from high school. The parents were concerned their disabled children would spend the majority of their time idle at home and live the remainder of their lives isolated from the community, now that they had completed school.

Stone, Holland marry in Soldotna
Corina M. Stone and Austin Holland, of Soldotna were married Friday, Oct. 21, 2005, at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna. Pastor Randy Parshall officiated.

Around the Peninsula
CPHC to meet, hold elections Women invited to take a break Deadline for writers’ event nears Chilly tales to be told Kenai photos wanted

My best friend

Seahawks sweep Rams
The Seward girls basketball team picked up a 60-34 victory over host Susitna Valley Saturday in Southcentral Conference action.

Cook Inlet boys run past Nikiski
The Cook Inlet Academy boys basketball team’s offense, fueled by a stifling defense, erupted Friday in a 77-39 victory over Nikiski at the Nikiski Tipoff Tournament.

SoHi boys edge Homer
A good week of practice made all the difference for the Soldotna High School boys basketball team Saturday.

Palmer sweeps Nikiski Tipoff
The Palmer girls and boys swept the 16th annual Nikiski Tipoff Tournament, each finishing Saturday with 3-0 records.

Skyview finishes third at Dimond
The Skyview High School wrestling team finished third overall at the Glenn Vandergaw Dimond Classic wrestling tournament Friday and Saturday at Dimond High School in Anchorage.

Rides to Tsalteshi Trails result in Kenai Klassic victory for boys
Records will show four young men scoring the victory for Kenai Central’s Nordic ski team Saturday as it hosted the Kenai Klassic at Tsalteshi Trails behind Skyview High School.

Kardinals take boys game, Panthers roll to win in girls game
En route to their fourth-straight small-schools state football championship last fall, Kenai Central flashed plenty of athleticism in rolling up points all season.

South defeats Kenai
South scored the final three goals of the game to defeat Kenai Central 4-2 Friday in a nonconference hockey game in Anchorage.

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