Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Clean-up effort appreciated
We were glad to read the article about Steve Meyer who had taken on the clean-up of trash along Marathon Road. The community benefits so much from these (usually) unsung heroes of all kinds who do good things without waiting for pay or recognition. Thank you for helping make our community a better place.

Mechanics keep senior center up and running
Soldotna Senior Center would like to thank Ace Automotive for taking excellent care of one of the Center's service vehicles that was in need of repair. We greatly appreciate your hard work, parts and service, all donated, to keep the vehicle in excellent condition and service ready. Again, thank you for your generosity and support of Soldotna area seniors.

Festival suggestion: patriotic songs in, dogs out
The July 4th celebration in Kenai was wonderful! Lots of good food and entertainment, but I have two issues I think would make it even better, next year.

Fourth celebration brings interesting discussion
I spent the July 4th celebration at the Alaskan Independence Party table/booth in Kenai. I was passing out my campaign brochure and discussing the issues with the people.

'Back to brown' : Group plans to remove eye sore
The Kenai Natives Association will begin the removal of former Wildwood Air Force Base operations building between the end of July and August.

Graffiti spreads to Kenai Peninsula
Graffiti has appeared in many places across the globe, from the Berlin Wall to Wildwood's Building 100. In even a decidedly non-urban community as ours, illicit graphic expression somehow finds a canvas.

Photo feature: Oops!
A small boat was temporarily marooned on the island in the Kenai River near Bridge Access Road on Monday. Passerby Linda Biesanz said she left the area at 10:30 a.m. and when she came back two hours later the boat was left high by the outgoing tide. "It's happened before," Biesanz said. "It's no big deal." "I'm sure they're having a good ole time out there," said another passerby, Sigrid Klein. High tide remedied the predicament.

Gloomy weather? 'It's Alaska. We just go for it.'
While the East Coast is having a heat wave, Alaska residents are experiencing a typical rainy summer.

Photo Feature: Dipnetting begins

Ulmer, panel ponder BP spill
University of Alaska Anchorage Chancellor Fran Ulmer returned to Juneau on Thursday for a panel discussion on BP's Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster, and its future effects on Alaska.

Labor Department wants employers to target Alaskans
At the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce luncheon June 28, state Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Click Bishop asked a room full of employers how many of them were committed to hiring Alaskans.

Narrowing the choices down : Hospital board makes more decisions toward possible governance changes
The options for Central Peninsula Hospital's potential governance structure changes narrowed last week.

Jean Walsh Stockburger
Homer resident Jean Walsh Stockburger , 57, died Friday, July 9, 2010, at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage.

Joyce Olsen
A memorial service will be held for Joyce Olsen on Saturday, July 17 at 11:30 a.m. at the Kenai Lake Baptist Church in Cooper Landing.

Around the Peninsula

Football camp set

Around the Peninsula

Public Health schedules immunization clinics

Photo feature: Best Friends
According to Wade Morgan of Kenai, "There comes a time in every dogs life when it is wiser to hold their tongue."

Zeke's Treats
Your readers might be interested in one of my most successful recipes. "Zeke's Treats" is a favorite of all the dogs I have met. Zeke is my son Mark's dog and they live in Soldotna.

Photo feature: Best Friend
Noisy Zimmerman, lets Gary and Paula Zimmerman live with her in Nikiski, is the only female of four cats residing there, and she looks for just about anyplace to hide from "The Boys." The couple are still not sure how she got up there, since the shelf is almost six feet off the floor.

Oilers complete sweep of Bucs
It doesn't always work for the Peninsula Oilers like it did in Sunday's 3-0 victory over the Anchorage Bucs at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai.

Sports Brief: Twins split with Eagle River
The American Legion Twins split a doubleheader with host Eagle River on Sunday, winning the conference game 9-4 before losing the nonconference game 13-2 in a game shortened to five innings due to the mercy rule. The Twins are now 9-7 in the conference and 14-22 overall after completing a stretch of 12 games in nine days.

Nelson, Lundahl win All Alaskan Skins Game
Rob Nelson of Eagleglen Golf Course was in the driver's seat on Monday at the Birch Ridge Golf Association All Alaskan Pro Skins Game at Birch Ridge Golf Course.

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