Sunday, May 29, 2011

After-Prom a smashing success
On behalf of the Kenai Central High School After-Prom Committee, we would like to thank everyone who helped make this year's After-Prom a safe and enjoyable night, and a huge success. More than 170 students attended!

Support makes Safety Day a success
What an incredible time Soldotna Safety Day was this year! SoHi hosted the May 2011 event and their parking lot was full of participants and attendees. We enjoyed the wonderful sounds of "The Jazz Messengers" and "Sonic Karma," and the National Anthem sung a capella by Miss Feran Calix. Hot dogs and barbecue grill were donated by ConocoPhillips and cooked by Soldotna Mayor Peter Micciche and Tom Cavanaugh. It was good that Coca-Cola was there with their tasty drinks because it was a hot Soldotna day.

Hundreds of anglers flock to Ninilchik River, Deep Creek for 12:01 a.m. opener: Searching for a bite just past midnight
At 12:58 a.m., after the final shred of daylight had faded into the Ninilchik River, Jeff Post felt a tug.

Helgevold pleads guilty to negligent homicide, DUI
Clarence Helgevold Jr. pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of criminally negligent homicide and driving under the influence during a Friday change of plea hearing in Kenai superior court.

Homer students use paper cranes to wish man well
HOMER (AP) -- It started as a study in geometry for Fireweed Academy third- and fourth-grade students, complete with reading assignments exploring the many-sided characteristics of polygons, circles and polyhedra. It ended with more than a thousand colorful expressions of hope for student Sophie Morin's great-uncle, Pat McBride of Homer, injured in an automobile accident earlier this year.

A balanced budget -- that's the bottom line
The budget submitted by Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor David Carey is encouraging in several aspects, but simply doesn't go far enough in others.

Around the Peninsula

Kenai seeks input from businesses

Miller, Myers to tie the knot
Richard Nathaniel Miller of Homer and Sheresica Jean Myers of Twin Bridges, Mont., proudly announce their engagement and plan to be married on July 2, 2011 at St. Mary's of the Assumption Catholic Church in Laurin, Mont. A reception will follow at the Madison County Fairgrounds in Twin Bridges.

Special Ops Moms
This photo shows Lisa Delhbom, head secretary at Soldotna Montessori Charter School, and Debbie Tressler, head secretary at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School. Delhbom's son, Senior Airman Jordan Delhbom, just returned home alive and well from his firt combat deployment in Afghanistan. Jordan Delhbom serves as an Air Force ParaRescue and HALO Jumper.



Torch Run a success
Two months of planning by Central Peninsula Law Enforcement under the direction of Chief Sandahl and Special Olympic Volunteer, Christina Fowler, resulted in the annual Torch Run for Special Olympics held May 21 at McDonald's in Kenai. Pledges collected resulted in more than $5,200 to benefit local Special Olympians.

Take me out to the ball game
I was sitting in the bleachers this week, watching my son's first Little League game, and I couldn't help but chuckle -- I kept it to myself, for the most part -- at the happenings on the field. The right fielder was busy building a grass fort, the left fielder was to the second-base side of short stop, and several players must've missed dinner in the rush to get to the ballpark, because they were gnawing on their gloves.

Mariners wear NLC crown
Homer softball coach Bill Bell said his team rarely gets rattled.

SoHi soccer falls to Wasilla
CHUGIAK -- When Wasilla was pushed backward into the consolation side of the bracket with a quarterfinal loss to Chugiak, the Warriors fixed their sights on a new set of goals.

Stars baseball takes 2nd: SoHi beats Colony to make state, loses to Kodiak in title game
PALMER -- It's hard enough to get three outs against the Colony Knights. Tyler Marcuson had to get four to close the door on Colony and send his team to the state tournament for the second time in school history.

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