Sunday, April 25, 2010

Bird control dog on its way to Kenai airport
Olivia Pfeifer is hoping that birds at the Kenai Municipal Airport will fly the coop this summer once the airport bird control dog gets to town next month.

16 years later, DUI crash victim still learning to survive
Blood had already started to dry in Becky Barrett's curly blond hair. More blood was splattered on the Ford Ranger's shattered windshield.

Cost for student loans on the rise
While most changes to the nation's health insurance system won't take effect for several years, students and parents borrowing to pay for college in Alaska and across the country will see their options -- and interest rates -- change starting in the fall semester.

Jerry Anderson
Longtime Kenai resident Jerry Anderson died Monday, April 19, 2010 at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna with her family by her side. She was 82.

Levi James Johnathon Steffy-Pelletier
Levi James Johnathon Steffy-Pelletier, the infant child of Johnathon Jeffery Pelletier and Kidron Elaine Sherlai Steffy, died Tuesday, April 20, 2010 in Kenai. He was 2 months, 4 days old.

Choice to not fund education to the cap will have lasting implications
From time to time we are all presented with moments which are seminal, even pivotal in the grand scheme of our existence. Very quietly one of those moments occurred this past Tuesday evening in the chambers of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly.

KPC housing an investment in our community's future
Simply looking at the numbers, we can easily make the case for construction of student housing on the Kenai River Campus of Kenai Peninsula College. We would encourage Gov. Sean Parnell to approve that funding as he considers projects in the state's $3.1 billion capital budget on that basis alone.

Bates, Garza to marry
Andrea Bates, formerly Kenai, and now of San Antonio, Texas and Albert Garza of San Antonio, plan to marry in 2012.

Marquardt, Jurco engagement announced
Michael Marquardt and Rebecca Jurco announce their engagement which took place Dec. 24, 2009. They plan to marry Saturday, May 29, 2010, at Star of the North Lutheran Church in Kenai.

Dooley, Gilliam announce nuptials
Jamie Dooley and Jared Gilliam plan to marry Friday, April, 30, 2010.

Boulettes celebrate 50th anniversary
Evelyn Baktuit of Kenai and Leo Boulette of Waterville, Maine, met in Anchorage in 1959.

Community News
Have you had or are about to have visitors? Has a new addition to your family just arrived? Where in the world is your military person and what are they up to? Got a new graduate, dean's list student or an award-receiving youth? Do you have a news event, activity or fundraiser you need to let the community know about? Send it to us!

Home town heros

Erickson joins the Air Force

Spring breakup
There are definite disadvantages to writing a regular column, namely, writer's block. It's not that I don't have anything to write about, it's simply that I have to air my dirty laundry once again because I can't think of a convenient little lie to drone on about. By default, I'm forced to spill my guts.

Stepping stones to summer, lifetime of fitness
Editor's note: "Focus on Fitness" is a new feature with healthy lifestyle advice from local and national health and fitness experts. Check here weekly great information and tips on maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Standefer, Anderson marry in Hawaii
Megan Standefer and Thomas Anderson were married at sunset Wednesday, April 14, 2010, at Kauai, Hawaii. Martin Anderson officiated.

Kards top Hutchison in scrimmage
In Alaska, it's wise not to play games with Mother Nature. However, the Kenai Central and Hutchison soccer teams showed on Friday it is possible to scrimmage with her.

Nikiski topples Hawks
HOUSTON -- Sometimes victories can come during a loss.

Spalding wins 4 times at Skyview Invite
Perhaps the only thing more impressive than Kenai Central junior Tyler Spalding's athletic prowess is his personality.

Stars sweep East
The Soldotna girls and boys soccer teams both picked up victories over East High on Saturday in Anchorage.

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