Sunday, March 28, 2010

Library funding process rolling: Soldotna city council puts bond issue decision to voters
The city of Soldotna made strides last week toward beginning the funding process for the library expansion project. The proposed additions to the Joyce K. Carver Public Library are expected to cost about $6 million.

It all adds up: Budget 101: A look at the cost of education on the Peninsula
With the preliminary 2010-2011 budget for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District at close to $129 million, there's no easy way for most people to visualize a number that big.

Leaders toe party line on health bill
There was a distinct partisan tone to the reactions of Alaska leaders to the new federal health care bill, which President Obama signed into law March 23.

Lois Lynn Mayse Massie
Longtime Kenai resident Lois L. Massie died Saturday, March 13th at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. She was 63.

Diligence on the bailout
Probably missed last week amid news coverage on passage of the health care bill was a quick story about the federal pay czar's pay cuts for corporate leaders.

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Things I said I'd never say
When I was a kid, I solemnly vowed to myself I would never start a sentence off by prefacing whatever lecture I was about to give with, "When I was a kid "

Social security showcases history in 75th year
What you may not have realized when you rang in 2010 was that you also were ringing in the 75th anniversary of Social Security.

Around the Peninsula

Public Health plans 1-day closure

Long skis: Area resident competes in Europe races
If the saying, "Never slow down, never grow old," has any merit, Kjell Risung is living proof.

A Games to remember: Team Alaska leads ulu count, takes Hodgson Trophy
The Arctic Winter Games are not only about competition, but also about the concepts of friendship, cooperation and resource sharing. Team Alaska aced all of those tests at the 21st Games from March 6 to 13 in Grande Prairie, Alberta.

Cvetkovski, Coleman marry in Idaho
Sasha Cvetkovski and Ryan Coleman were married in an afternoon ceremony March 13, 2010, in Coeur D' Alene, Idaho. Donald Knapp officiated.

Anderson, Ashkenasy to marry
Sheena Anderson and David Ashkenasy of Kenai plan to marry in Kenai in the summer of 2013.

Humphrey, Craft announce nuptials
Angela Humphrey of Sandpoint, Idaho, and Roy Craft of Nome, plan to marry on May 22, 2010, in Anchorage.

Weeks, Petrak tie the knot
Ivy Maria Weeks of Valdosta, Ga., and Mark Lee Petrak of Costa Mesa, Calif., were married March 20, 2010, in Cooper Landing.

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