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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Young man's tragedy brings community closer
As a friend of the family, it was rough to see Cody Honrud and his family go though the fight of their lives.

Event has 'Souper' results
Thank you to our local community for the generous support of the annual Souper Bowl of Caring on Feb. 3.

Guide rules change
While fishing Cook Inlet with a guide, whether going for feeder kings or dragging the bottom for halibut, it's not uncommon for a guide to drop an extra line in the water. This practices comes to an end this fishing season.

Photo feature: Rushing river
Melting ice caps a stone in the Russian River near Cooper Landing recently. Forecasters are calling for clear skies and sun.

Workshop on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders slated
Most people have heard of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. It's a specific type of brain injury that carries with it specific physical characteristics, including abnormal facial features and stunted growth. But according to Deb Evensen, it's just one very small percentage of a larger disability.

Photo feature: Small reprieve
While last week's warm temperatures had him sweating, the cooler temperatures recently have ensured this 12-foot tall snowman along Kalifornsky Beach Road near Kasilof will be around a little longer.

Car seat checkups set for weekend
Vehicle accidents are the No. 1 nationwide killer of children ages 3 to 14 and are responsible for the deaths of more children annually than all childhood diseases combined, according to carsafety4kids.com.

WWll, holocaust presentation set
Gerda Weissmann Klein weighed only 68 pounds when she was liberated from Nazi forces in May 1945.

Kenai aviator fined $100,000 for fraud
A Kenai aviator doing business as Bellair Inc. was sentenced in federal court in Anchorage to three years probation and ordered to pay a $100,000 fine after being convicted of wire fraud.

Fire ends in tragic story
About a week after a fire broke out in the living room of his Kenai trailer and killed his wife, two boys and stepdaughter, Frank Hunt Sr. wants the community to know what happened.

Carol A. Fox
Kenai resident Carol A. Fox died Sunday, March 23, 2008, at Heritage Place in Soldotna. She was 66.

John Joseph Sivley
Kenai resident John Joseph Sivley died, Sunday, March 23, 2008, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna from bladder cancer. He was 59.

George Robert Johnston Sr.
Anchorage resident George Robert Johnston Sr. died Saturday, March 15, 2008, at home. He was 82.

Kenai Community News
Editor's note: Joan is out of the area. Kenai community members may submit news to news@peninsulaclarion.com for inclusion the Kenai Neighbors section.

Around the Peninsula
CPHC board to meet T-200 meeting slated CIRCAC to meet FASD training offered Child screening available Little League registration continues Community health fair set KPC seeks council members Cameras, photo printers sought Kids reading program continues SoHi Class of '88 seeks information

Ninilchik Community News
I think it is a blessing to live in a community that provides so many opportunities to keep our environment safe and our bodies healthy. I see that many families are taking advantage of our Alaska spring weather to snowmachine in the Caribou Hills, as well as getting in as much sledding down Anderson Hill before the snow melts.

Nikiski Community News
Good day to all of my Nikiski neighbors. I am so excited that we are officially in spring, although most of the peninsula does not look like it.

Around the Peninsula
Youth court offered Tsunami warning test Wednesday LeeShore board meeting slated Holocaust to be discussed Racing club to meet Military to be honored Soccer registration begins Spring bazaar slated Library seeks volunteers

Sterling Community News
This is always the time of year I start pulling out seed packets and wistfully thinking of all the daffodils and crocus I use to grow in Michigan. Spring is a long time coming this far north, but at least the anticipation is fun.

Soldotna Community News
Happy Monday Soldotna. "Looks like spring is on its way, looks like spring is on its way." I will keep chanting this until I need to mow my grass. If you already are full speed ahead on your spring cleaning, take a moment to consider recycling some of your trash.

Kasilof Community News
Alaska State Parks is planning to invest $300,000 in Johnson Lake State Recreational Area, a site that sees almost 24,000 annual visitors. The money is for deferred maintenance and will be used in 2009 for the following priorities: Replace and relocate the well; install a toilet between the boat launch and the day use area; upgrade campground loop to include 15 "back-ins," each with a gravel campsite, picnic table, fire pit and tent pad; erect a centrally located entrance station-orientation kiosk; develop road alignment and parking for efficient circulation and day-use; and repair picnic tables and fire pits as necessary.

Georgia rethinks same-sex schools
GREENSBORO, Ga. Greene County public school officials are rethinking their drastic, game-changing plan to separate boys and girls in every class next school year.

To infinity and beyond
Time and millions of miles seemed to fly by for Kenai and Soldotna middle school students March 11 at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska in Kenai.

Around the District
School board meetings slated District advisory meeting slated School Web pages available Scholarships offered Aurora Borealis Charter Connections home-school IDEA home-school Kalifornsky Beach Elementary Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science Kenai Central High Kenaitze Head Start Mountain View Elementary Ninilchik School Nikiski Middle-High Nikiski North Star Redoubt Elementary Sears Elementary Skyview High School Soldotna High Soldotna Elementary Soldotna Middle Sterling Elementary Tustumena Elementary Wings Christian Academy

Writer feels life's pressures; tries to slow down
Life seems to be hard enough by itself. Not to mention my efforts to make it to work, school, practice; the list goes on and on. When do I stop to take time and enjoy life? After all this is the only one I get.

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