Sunday, March 11, 2007

Photo feature: Hoop it up
Soldotna High School basketball players cheer a point during Saturday night’s championship game against Wasilla in the Northern Lights Conference tournament at Kenai Central High School.

Guard back to be with hurt wife
A woman seriously injured in a head-on collision on Kalifornsky Beach Road on Tuesday has her husband back.

Rogers awaits decision on his fate
The Shawn Rogers murder case was turned over to the Kenai jury for deliberations Friday, the end of the trial’s fifth week.

Kenai River group shuns subsistence gillnet use
Discussions about Kenai River subsistence priorities and the river’s waterbody recovery plan dominated much of the Kenai River Special Management Area (KRSMA) Advisory Board’s monthly meeting at the Kenai River Center on Thursday evening.

Kenneth L. Foondle
Nikiski resident Kenneth L. Foondle died Friday, Feb. 23, 2007, from natural causes at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. He was 74.

Residents can’t afford to be just observers in school funding debate
Supporters of more funding and more equitable funding for Kenai Peninsula Borough schools should take a page out of the halibut charter fleet’s recent success story. Concerned about a recommendation by the International Pacific Halibut Commission that would have limited halibut charter clients in Southcentral waters to one fish per day during two weeks in June, those in the charter business and others who opposed the change worked hard to prevent the proposal from being implemented.

Teacher makes mistakes for benefit of students ... yeah, that’s it
My husband, Mark, and I teach a lot of dog classes — not because we’re crazy, but because we truly enjoy being around dogs and dog people.

Peninsula Clarion - Community

Fill tank, check oil, buy beer and smokes ... plan wedding?
After stopping at a gas station the other day to pour my big cup of coffee on the way to work, I turned around and spotted the magazine rack.

Players, coaches, community show longtime coach Massie what he means to them
Since he started teaching at Kenai Central High School in 1968, Cliff Massie had planted and nurtured many seeds. Surrounding him now on the gym floor was his forest.

Growing pains
Whenever a peculiar pain cropped up in some unlikely spot without reasonable explanation, such as, “Well, go figure, honey, you dropped a pickle jar on it,” my grandmother promptly diagnosed whatever was ailing me to be “growing pains.”

Kenai, SoHi boys miss state tourney
It could have been the most enthralling basketball game in Kenai Peninsula history.

Wasilla boys defend NLC championship
Northern Lights Conference Player of the Year Jesse Bean hit a jumper with nine seconds remaining in overtime to lead Wasilla to a 63-62 NLC championship win over Colony at Kenai Central High School Saturday night.

CIA girls, boys punch tickets to state tournament
The Ninilchik girls are back on top of the Peninsula Conference.

Wasilla routs Sohi to take 7th straight NLC crown
Leading by 28 with under four minutes to play in the Northern Lights Conference championship game, Wasilla coach Jeannie Hebert-Truax was still stomping her foot and berating her players.

Bulldogs get thrown to Lions
Getting motivational edges has seldom been a problem for Nikiski High’s girls basketball teams. The program’s benchmarks are elite and recognizable statewide.

Grace edges Heritage
The top-ranked Grace Christian boys basketball team defeated Heritage 43-38 on Saturday to win the Southcentral Conference championship at Nikiski High School.

Canady, Broyles marry
Randi Marie Canady of Kenai and Justin Wynn Broyles of Girdwood were married in an evening service Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006, at Chapel of the Snows in Girdwood.

Witte, Chivers to marry in Anchorage
Emily Witte and Derek Chivers of Anchorage plan to be married July 7, 2007, at First Presbyterian Church of Anchorage.

Holliday, Flynn plan wedding
Amanda Rochelle Holliday and Reid G. Flynn of Nikiski plan to be married in June 2008.

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