Sunday, March 23, 2008

Schools find innovative way to fundraise
Since 2002, Redoubt Elementary has received nearly $3,500 from the Box Tops for Education program.

Kenai property owners get earful
Sharply rising property assessments in Kenai brought three dozen citizens and a smattering of local government officials to a town hall meeting on Thursday, hosted by the Kenai Peninsula Borough assessor.

Easter events open to all
While there are several religious institutions devoting services and special functions to the Easter holiday, the Nikiski Senior Citizens Center will hold festivities for those not affiliated with a place of worship.

Taking the plunge
Mark Confer and Joanne Wainwright ascended the stairs step-by-step, hand-in-hand.

Linda Joyce Bell
Former Kenai resident Linda Joyce Bell died Thursday, March 20, 2008, at Hospice House in Kennewick, Wash., following an extended illness. She was 55.

John L. Smallwood
Longtime Soldotna resident John L. Smallwood died Monday, March 17, 2008, at the Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. He was 66.

Robert E. Harford
Homer resident Robert E. Harford "Wasilla Gorilla" died Saturday, March 8, 2008, at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer with his family by his side. He was 70.

Privacy versus need to know
Where's the line?

Around the Peninsula
Pingpong continues Tuneful singers sought Caregiver meetings set After-grad, after-prom planning planned Spring bazaar offered Book sale planned Counseling group to meet in April Public radio fundraiser slated

Roman Catholics receive priests they can call their own
Many churchgoers on the west side of the Kenai Peninsula have an extra measure of joy on this, the most joyous day of the church calendar year.

Motherfessions Tales from the 'Hood
At a recent after-school science exhibit/event, I saw Zander's mom. I know she has a real name and I'm ashamed to say that although her name is forever on the tip of my tongue, I can't ever quite recall it.

Pet Photo: Best Friends
Dianne Maythorne of Seward said she has 27 dogs "and a (very) recreational sled dog kennel." She sent us this picture of her two nonmushing dogs, Knik and Tenzing, as they are kicking back in the house.

Positive ending
The Kenai River Brown Bears ended their first season in the North American Hockey League on Saturday on a positive note, defeating the Fairbanks Ice Dogs 4-3 in a shootout at the Big Dipper Ice Arena before just under 2,000 fans.

Kenai corrals 5th place
Finishing tied for seventh would have been acceptable.

SoHi grad Liebner takes CCAK race
Andy Liebner still owns Tsalteshi Trails.

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