Sunday, February 28, 2010

'I remember her screaming about us dancing on the dance floor': Eacker trial: witness accounts events on night of Lister's death
On the March 1982 night that Toni Lister disappeared, Debbie Wood danced with Lister's husband at a Seward bar.

Much learned from exhumed remains: Sixth-graders overnight camping trip yields more than expected -- Kenaitze Indian Tribe ancestor
Gene Palm, an instructor at Aurora Borealis Charter School in Kenai, has for several years taken his sixth-grade classes for overnight field trips on the beach of his Nikiski property, not far from Boulder Point.

Christian school reopens after code issues
The school year didn't quite start off as planned at Grace Lutheran School this past August, but after nearly six months of making due in two improvised classrooms, students and staff moved back into their old home on Ciechanski Road in Kalifonsky Beach on Monday.

Joe C. Lee
Longtime Kenai resident Joe C. Lee died Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna. He was 79.

Charles Albert Smith
Homer resident Mr. Charles Albert Smith, 81, died Saturday Feb. 13, 2010, at the Ark of Homer.

'We the People' means people
Legislation currently under consideration in Juneau would plug holes punched open by the U.S. Supreme Court with its recent ruling that corporations, unions and other narrow interest groups are now, somehow, equal to human beings -- at least in the arena of politics.

Community News
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Around the Peninsula

Swim competition slated in Nikiski

Sayings of the Wives; 2-cents of wisdom
Some wisdom is ancient, some new-aged, but now the wives get to put their two cents in, speaking of money ...

Mucha nabs 5th in skimeister battle
Kenai Central senior Kailey Mucha finished 10th in the girls 7.5-kilometer mass start on Friday at the state Nordic skiing championships in Fairbanks, missing out on becoming the first peninsula skier to win the skimeister.

Kenai sweeps SkyHi
The Kenai Central girls basketball team clinched the top seed from the Northern Division at the upcoming Northern Lights Conference tournament by defeating visiting Skyview 44-29 on Friday.

Nikiski girls, boys get swept on road trip
The Nikiski girls basketball team closed its regular season with a 40-26 loss at Grace Christian on Saturday in Southcentral Conference action.

Bears drop 2 on road
The Kenai River Brown Bears dropped North American Hockey League games to the Wenatchee Wild in Washington on Friday and Saturday.

Hakkinen misses medals: Kasilof biathlete finishes Vancouver Olympics with 13th in relay
Kasilof biathlete Jay Hakkinen completed a disappointing Olympics by finishing 13th in the men's relay on Friday in Whistler, British Columbia.

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