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Sunday, February 21, 2010

College course passes on Dena'ina language
Kenai Peninsula College has been exponentially adding distance courses over the last few years, but an "Introduction to Dena'ina Language" course being taught at the Soldotna campus this semester should perhaps be referred to as a temporal course.

Listening to the people: Retirement benefits a hot topic at legislators' town hall
Those that charge state legislators in Juneau never listen to what they have to say, got an opportunity to speak directly to Rep. Kurt Olsen, House Speaker Mike Chenault and Sen. Tom Wagoner on Saturday, during a three-hour "town hall" meeting in Soldotna.

Lois Larane Briggs
Palmer resident Lois Larane Briggs, a longtime Alaska resident, died unexpectedly at her residence in Palmer on Friday, Feb. 12, 2010. She was 58.

Ned Raymond Encelewski
Anchorage resident Ned Raymond Encelewski died from health complications on Friday, Feb. 12, 2010 at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. He was 81.

Paul Leonard Quade
Kenai resident Paul Leonard Quade, formerly of Swisshome, Ore., died Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010 at Central Peninsula General Hospital after a long three-year battle with melanoma cancer. He was 61.

Sharing students a good solution -- for now
School district administrators this week shared plans to run a shuttle bus between Skyview and Soldotna high schools next year in an effort to allow students to take advantage of educational opportunities offered by each.

Community News
Peninsula students make honor rolls

Commercials that stink
I was asked the other day what one of my biggest pet peeves was other than the flat-line brain scans that are running the country.

Around the Peninsula

Little League clinics continue

Nikiski girls nab senior night victory
Every time Port Lions' girls responded to a flurry of Nikiski points, the Bulldogs answered right back. At the end, it was Nikiski's final push that gave it a 50-40 win over the visiting Kings on Friday.

Mucha wins 4th straight crown: Semmens, SoHi girls also rule Region III
Kenai Central's Kailey Mucha skied to her fourth consecutive overall Region III title on Saturday at Tsalteshi Trails.

Stars finish perfect on trip to Kodiak
Soldotna's cagers went 4-0 on a trip to Kodiak this weekend.

Sports Briefs

Hill, Powell headed to Arctic Winter Games

Lazenby, Foster announce nuptials
Kristen Lazenby of Kenai and Brandon Foster of Henderson, Texas, plan to marry on May 30, 2010, at Villa di Felicita in Tyler, Texas.

Freestone, Kirby to wed
Kathleen Freestone of Soldotna and Allen Lee Kirby of Anchorage plan to marry, at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, in the Anchorage LDS Temple.

Morrison, Janson announce engagement
Sara Morrison of Billings, Mont., and Cory Janson of Kenai, plan to marry June 5, 2010, in Billings.

Howard, Hudson to marry
Former Soldotna resident Chelsey Howard and Christopher Hudson plan to marry April 25, 2010, in a western theme ceremony at the MD resort in Aurora, Texas.

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