Sunday, June 10, 2007

Roads, bluff erosion, heart surgery on residents’ minds
The response: “I don’t know. I just had heart surgery,” was not exactly what Kenai pollsters expected to hear when they asked what people consider to be the most important issue facing the city of Kenai today.

River runs through festival
Despite weather that was cool and cloudy, organizers of the Kenai Watershed Forum’s Kenai River Festival knew on Saturday morning that moving the annual event from Kenai to Soldotna Creek Park was a good idea.

ACT seeks term limits
The grassroots group Alliance of Concerned Taxpayers, well known for its past initiative efforts aimed at borough taxes, has now targeted lengthy stays in public office. The group filed applications for initiative petitions with the borough clerk’s office seeking to impose term limits on assembly and school board seats.

Francis Andrew ‘Bud’ Knapp
Lifelong Alaska resident Francis Andrew “Bud” Knapp, died Thursday, June 7, 2007, at his home in Kasilof. He was 73.

Gilbert Nelson
Seward resident Gilbert Nelson died Sunday, May 27, 2007, in Seward. He was 56.

James E. Carter Sr.
Longtime Alaskan James E. Carter Sr. died Tuesday, June 5, 2007, from heart failure at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna. He was 79.

It’s only Natural...: Baseball gets what it deserves in lost fans from scandals
Coming soon to a television near you, Barry Bonds as “The Natural.”

Construction class helps build future
Kenai Peninsula high school students are not only building a booth for the Kenai Peninsula State Fair in a construction class this summer; they’re building their futures, as well.

Humphries followed God’s vision to ministry post in Soldotna
Leaving California for a remote place like Soldotna was not high on Alan Humphries’ list of things he wanted to do, but he came anyway. When he and his wife Miriam arrived with their two sons in the dead of winter 20 years ago, it was so cold that ice cube would have been a better way to describe the city.

Life in the Pedestrian Lane
Has something your mother taught you stayed with you so clearly that you have become obsessive about it? We all remember to wear clean underwear in case we’re in an accident, and not to run with pointy sticks, lest we fall and put an eye out. Many of us still don’t swim until an hour after eating and we always eat our carrots so we can see in the dark.

Around the Peninsula
Stress to be discussed Nutrition classes available Wednesday market stocks up Social Security to visit peninsula Stem cell health to be discussed Alzheimer’s information available Teachers ready to learn Spit run set to start Walk for Hope fundraiser planned Cameras, photo printers sought

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Twins take twin bill from Eagle River
Steven Mabeus is conscious of the sporadicity of Alaska weather.

Run takes new course
The running community on the central peninsula is small enough so pretty much everybody knows everybody. That’s why when Adam Reimer stayed on the tail of Kenai’s Mark Blanning and passed him for the victory at the Run for the River in Soldotna on Saturday, Blanning figured Reimer was from Anchorage.

Oilers ready for title defense
First impressions are always important.

Weddings
On June 4, Kristy Wisniewski and Jim Hayes of Toledo, Ohio along with Kristy’s parent’s Tom and Karen Wisniewski, also of Toledo, decided to hike Skyline Trail on the Kenai Peninsula with Kristy’s cousins Lacey, Grant and Justin Wisniewski, who they came to visit in Kenai.

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