Posted: Sunday, February 13, 2011


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Luke Alexander Norton

Nortons welcome new son

Nicole and Jeremy Norton, of Soldotna, announce the birth of their son, Luke Alexander Norton, on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at 9:24 a.m., at Central Peninsula Hospital, in Soldotna. He weighed 9 pounds, 2.7 ounces, and measured 21.25 inches.

Luke joins older brother, Jude William, 2. His grandparents are Dale and Diane Aldridge, of Nikiski; and John and Valerie Norton, of Monrovia, Calif.

Bouton family grows

Glenn "Bj" and Ginger Bouton, of Soldotna, announce the birth of their daughter, Katelyn Ann Bouton, on Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Central Peninsula Hospital, in Soldotna. She weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces, and measured 20 inches. Katelyn joins brother Tyler, 5, and sister Lillian, 3. Her grandparents are Allen and Patsy Bouton, of Kasilof; and Lorrel and Anna Ludy, of Soldotna. Her great-grandparents are William and Wilma Ludy, of Barron, Wis., and Glenn and Lela Bouton of Fairbanks.

News and notes

Nikiski grad makes the grade

Justin Smith, a 2008 graduate of Nikiski High School, earned a 4.0 GPA during the 2010 fall semester at Montana State University in Bozeman. Smith is a film major and the son of Paul and Karla Smith of Nikiski.

Sterling resident named to President's List

Benjamin Kincaid of Sterling was named to the President's List at Pensacola Christian College in Pensacola, Fla., for academic achievment. earning an A average during the 2010 fall semester. Kincaid is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Byron Kincaid.

Idita-Swim competition coming up

The Nikiski Pool will be offering its 3rd annual Idita-Swim Competition starting March 1. Every 50-yard lap swam or walked counts as one mile toward your trip to Nome. Come have fun and burn off those unwanted pounds all in the spirit of the Last Great Race. Prizes will be awarded along the way. Registration of $20 includes an Idita-Swim T-shirt. The competition runs Tuesday, March 1 through April 29. For more information please contact Nigel at 776-8800.

Nutrition classes on tap

Cooperative Extension and the Food Bank present the "Ounce of Prevention" series Mondays, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., through March 14, at the Food Bank. Classes are followed by a free lunch. For information, call Holly at 262-3111.

Macrobiotic cooking explained

The folks at Ionia present five free classes on macrobiotic cooking, Sundays, 2 to 7 p.m., starting Feb. 13. Sessions include dinner! To register call Eliza at 262-2824.

KPC hosts health fair

Kenai Peninsula College hosts a Health Fair open to the public on Wednesday, Feb. 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Campus Commons area. More than 30 health and wellness exhibitors will be displaying their products including life style coaches, nutrition products, chiropractic spinal screening and massage, active release therapy, weight and blood pressure analysis, community service booths, the Mobile Mammogram from Providence Medical Center, etc. Low cost blood testing for cholesterol, diabetes, thyroid, Vitamin D deficiency and others will be available from 9 a.m. to noon. A 12-hour fast is required for comprehensive blood test; water and necessary medicine is fine. Call 262-0347 for more information.

Tri The Kenai Triathlon registration open

Registration is now under way for the 2011 Tri The Kenai Triathlon, scheduled for June 12. The event takes place at Skyview High School and includes a 500-yard pool swim, a 10-mile road bike and a 5-kilometer trail run. Registration is $75 for adults, $150 for teams and $10 for the youth event (ages 5 to 14). This year's event will include a charity focus on women's cancer awareness. Featured racers will include Jenn Sommermann, who is competing in triathlons in 50 states to raise awareness, and DeeDee Jonrowe, a cancer survivor.

For more information or to register, visit

Week-long aviation camp in March

The Challenger Learning Center of Alaska is hosting a spring-break aviation camp, Challengers ACE Academy, for students in grades 8-11. The camp will have an orientation flight for all attendees, and include hands-on experience with Medallion flight simulator, wing design, forces of flight, weather and other aviation topics. CLCA is an approved vendor for Connections and IDEA. This camp will also satisfy many of the requirements for aviation related badges for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. ACE runs Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and costs $275. Participants should bring their own lunch each day. The Challenger center is located at 9711 Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai. Additional off-site field trips will be announced. For more information or registration, contact Spring E. Larrow at For questions about the program, contact Kathy East at kathy.east@akchallenger.

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