Sunday, January 29, 2006

Peninsula Games fun way to warm up
Despite frostbite-friendly midday temperatures hovering around 5 degrees, the Soldotna Sports Center’s parking lot was buzzing with arctic activity Saturday.

Hendricks, King, Osmar, Hanes are mushers to beat
In New York City they’ve got cabs, in Fort Worth they’ve got horses and in San Francisco they’ve got trolleys. In Kasilof they’ve got dog teams.

Fire destroys mobile home off Echo Lake
A fire destroyed a mobile home off Echo Lake Road at 3:14 p.m. Tuesday. A passing motorist called 911 reporting the fire located on Lakeside Avenue, just off Granny and Echo Lake Road.

Cemetery not dead yet
Amid hushed tones from city officials and council members, the idea of a Soldotna city cemetery appeared anything but dead during the city council meeting Wednesday night.

Cold stops Agrium production
Agrium production shut down this week, but not due to some long, drawn-out contract dispute over its supply of natural gas.

Ida Mae Trujillo
Longtime Kasilof resident Ida Mae Trujillo died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006, in Soldotna. She was 74.

Dorothy Edith Psick
Alaska Native and Orlando, Fla., resident Dorothy Edith Psick died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006. She was 79.

Bruce Hawkins
Hereford, Ariz. resident Bruce Hawkins died peacefully Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006, at his home with family at his side. He was 71.

‘Elegante’ and other lies:Family suffers through mom’s attempts to serve healthy meals on a budget
When my husband and I were first married he was up front about several facts — he would not eat leftovers and no matter how poor we got and he would never under any circumstances eat tater tot pie.

Laying down the laws for dads
LUBBOCK, Texas — Finding or creating time to spend with their children is the largest problem faced by fathers in the U.S. today, said a parenting expert who spoke during the 10th annual Building Strong Families: Tools for Success Conference.

Around the Peninsula
Stepfamily issues to be discussed Troops’ return cause for celebration Wine tasting, auction slated Photo guild to meet Art donations to be part of auction Showin’ Off the Kids applications available

Rockin’ in the Restroom
Most music fans just listen to music and take in the occasional concert. A few more read about it. More than a few dance with reckless abandon when no one is watching; some sing in the shower or into a hairbrush moonlighting as a microphone.

My best friend
Nubby Bubby had a long day and didn’t want his picture taken. The camera-shy cat belongs to Karl and Nancy Pulliam of Ninilchik.

Colony boys, Homer girls take SoHi Invite
Panther pride is beginning to take shape and even get a little growl going on the slopes and valleys of Tsalteshi Trails.

Nikolaevsk boys take Warrior Rumble
The Nikolaevsk boys and the Ninilchik junior varsity girls won the ConocoPhillips Warrior Rumble Friday and Saturday in Ninilchik.

Wasilla takes NLC crown
The Northern Lights Conference wrestling tournament featured some unexpected and some expected triumphs for area wrestlers Saturday at Palmer High School.

Nikiski girls notch pair of conference wins
The Nikiski High School girls basketball team won a pair of Southcentral Conference games over the weekend, defeating Houston on Friday and Anchorage Christian Schools Saturday.

Skyview girls topple Homer
The Skyview High School girls basketball team put together its best team effort of the season Saturday to beat Homer 53-49 in a Northern Lights Conference game at Skyview.

SoHi skaters get past Kardinals
Soldotna’s Holly Perkins scored a pair of goals and the Stars closed out the North Star Conference regular season with a 3-2 win over Kenai Saturday at the Soldotna Sports Center.

Kenai skaters top Skyview in OT
Jed McGlasson tied the game in the third period and scored the game winner in overtime as the Kenai Central High School hockey team defeated Skyview 2-1 in a dandy of a North Star Conference game Friday at the Soldotna Sports Center.

Stars can’t outshine Knights in hoops
Too many turnovers did in the Soldotna girls and boys basketball teams Friday night in Northern Lights Conference action against visiting Colony.

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