Saturday, May 15, 2010

Friendship Mission provides shelter for the homeless: 'A warm place'
If Cody Dorrough was not currently staying in the Kenai Friendship Mission, he would be out on the streets or back in jail.

Average fish runs expected in lower Inlet
The Department of Fish and Game is expecting a mostly average season of fishing in Lower Cook Inlet this summer, according to a recently released forecast.

Sustainable substance
The City of Kenai's Town Hall meeting on building a sustainable community last Saturday was an impressive event.

An angler's credo
There's more to angling -- also known as "sport fishing" -- than knowing how to tie a nail knot or trick a trout into biting a Marabou Muddler. Like most of the good things in life, angling comes with responsibilities.

Birds and Dogs Don't Mix
The crunch of my feet sounded thunderous as I made my way out to the freshwater pond on the Kenai Flats. The frost was just melting away as the first rays of sun touched my back. My target was in sight and everything was shaping up perfectly. None of the ducks had heard me and even the flock of sandhill cranes that I slipped past were strutting and posturing in search of food, aware but unconcerned by my presence.

Around the Peninsula

Coast Guard slated to offer free vessel safety checks

Soldotna masters Mariners
Soldotna's boys clinched the No. 2 seed in the Northern Lights Conference Southern Division with a 6-3 win over visiting Homer on Thursday. With the victory, the Stars improve to 7-2 overall and 4-1 in the division.

Area athletes set for region track
As Kenai Peninsula track teams prepare for the Region II, Region III 1-2-3A and Region III 4A meets today and Saturday, past performances are insignificant. The top finishers from each region finals and the next best 12 times statewide qualify for Class 4A individual events. On the 1-2-3A side, the top finisher from each region is joined by the next best four statewide times. The top relay team and the next best four times qualify for state for all relays and all classifications.

SoHi softball topples SkyHi
The Soldotna softball team defeated Skyview 22-0 at the Soldotna Little League fields in a game called after three innings.

Church Briefs

Vacation bible school

Follow on, learn more of the Lord
Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the Lord (Hosea 6:3).

Flanagan to run for Montana State
Kenai Central's Lierin Flanagan is currently ranked No. 1 in the state of Alaska in the 200- and 400-meter dashes on She's also part of the top-ranked 1,600 relay team. Last year, she helped Kenai set a new state record in the 1,600 relay. She also holds school records in the 200 and 400, which she set at last week's Kenai Peninsula Borough meet, breaking her own record in both events.

Clarion Calls

Jeff's call: Brown Bears are better than record shows

Wittels to join Oilers
The Peninsula Oilers have signed third baseman/pitcher Garrett Wittels. He is currently a sophomore at Florida International University and is majoring in sports management. Wittels will contribute at third base and on the mound for the Oilers this summer.

Waterbury stands atop tourney of champions
Tasha Waterbury, the highly decorated Peninsula Strikers bowler and high school senior, can now add champion of champions to her long list of bowling accomplishments.

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