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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Scholarship assistance will pay dividends
Nikiski High School would like to thank the local businesses and agencies that so graciously gave scholarships to our students this year and their representatives that attended Nikiski Awards Night May 11.

Redoubt students make a difference
The students, parents and staff at Redoubt Elementary are to be applauded for their generous contributions and effort put forth during their Community Service Project Fundraiser. Earlier in this year, the students voted to help the animals at the local animal shelters as a way to give back to the community. They were able to raise over $2100.00! Those funds were then used to purchase various items needed at our local animal shelters. In addition to their fundraising, they also received donations and discounts from the following business: Cadre Feed, Fred Meyer, Safeway, Save-U-More, Wal-Mart, Soldotna Animal Hospital, Twin Cities Veterinary Hospital and Our Best Friends. A big "thank you" to those businesses for partnering with Redoubt Elementary in their effort to make a difference in our community. It has been a joy and privilege to be a part of this project!

SoHi after-grad grateful for support
The after graduation committee at Soldotna High School would like to thank the following businesses and people for contributing to an incredible event on May 18:

Dividend stock values healthy
Rising stock values are paving the way for a healthy Permanent Fund Dividend this year, despite earlier fears there wouldn't be enough money available to legally pay the full dividend.

Ferry or tour boat? Tour operators want to know
When is a ferry also a tour boat?

District books get good grades
The school district was awarded a certificate of excellence last week from an international school officials organization for their fiscal reporting.

Photo feature: Remembering
Marita Wolverton decorates her husband's grave at the Kenai cemetery Friday at the onset of the Memorial Day weekend. "He loved flowers," she said. James N. Wolverton Jr. served during the Vietnam era and was also a member of the Alaska State Guard (now the Alaska State Defense Force). "We do need to remember our vets," Marita Wolverton said. "I think we're doing a better job of that now with the guys coming back from the Middle East than we did coming back from Vietnam, though." A Memorial Day observance is planned for 11 a.m. today at the cemetery, with another to follow at 1 p.m. at Leif Hansen Memorial Park in Kenai.

1 killed in Sterling Highway wreck
A Saturday morning wreck between Homer and Anchor Point on the Sterling Highway involving four vehicles sent four people to the hospital and left one of them dead.

Memorial service focuses on military members sacrifices for America
Speakers at this year's Memorial Day Services held in Kenai wanted their audience to remember what the holiday's true meaning was.

Nice weather, slow fishing
Ninilchik was a good place to go for a walk this weekend, at least -- that was the conclusion that many visitors who toted rods and reels or clam guns and buckets were likely to be heard saying on Sunday.

K-Beach road closure slated
Kalifornsky Beach Road will be closed at Milepost 2 starting Wednesday through June 15 due to construction work on the Coal Creek Fish Passage project.

Memorial Day weekend a time to honor war dead by celebrating life
Of all our American holidays, Memorial Day is perhaps the most contradictory. In tourist communities like Homer, the Memorial Day weekend is considered the traditional start of the season. On the Homer Spit and all over the Kenai Peninsula, shops and cafes closed since Labor Day reopen. We'll fire up the barbecues, fish for salmon and get our gardens in. We'll celebrate warm days and the end of a bitter winter.

Around the Peninsula

Free safety training scheduled for commercial fishermen

Around the Peninsula

Relay bank nights begin

Twins split with East in home opener
The American Legion Twins opened up their season on Sunday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park by splitting with East.

Twin City Raceway holds 1st event
The Kenai Peninsula Racing Lions - Circle Track Division held its first event of the season Saturday at Twin City Raceway. The results follow:

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