Monday, August 16, 2010

SoHi says thanks
As Soldotna High School gets ready to kickoff another school year we already have a lot to be thankful for. Along with having great students, involved parents and a dedicated staff, we also live in a great city with an extremely supportive business community.

Who owns Homer Electric Association? If the monthly bill is in your name, you do
Like all rural electric cooperatives, HEA is organized under the Seven Cooperative or Rochdale Principles, which means it's owned by the members it serves. If you haven't already done it, you should read through the seven principles. They're posted on the HEA website.

Appreciating free speech
I enjoy reading all the opinions and letters to the Clarion. I agree with some and disagree with others. That said I am proud to live in a country that allows free speech and assembly.

Stevens will be missed
In 1969, I was an Alaska State Trooper stationed in Kenai. I also managed a little league team and our team had just won the state championship.

Show me something, Lisa
I would not want Lisa Murkowski to miss out on being a stand up American. After sending this to her I will know she had the opportunity to stand up for America and all things that make it great. Let us see whether she is will to do that -- Joe Miller was.

Thanks for the help
We would like to thank all of the wonderful people who helped during my daughter's accident in Turnagain Pass last Thursday.

Invasive fish threaten Kenai: Fish and Game biologists discover northern pike in Hall Lake
How many northern pike are required to populate an entire habitat?

It's LHP : Hospital selects potential partner
If Central Peninsula Hospital partners with any outside company, it will be with the Plano, TX.,-based for-profit LHP Hospital Group.

Judge sentences Eacker to 99 years in jail
DL was 15 when he raped her.

On the inside: Physicians would rather not involve outside partner
Local physicians would not choose to bring in an outside partner.

'Mixed bag for our businesses' : In-state tourists travel on budget, visitors up overall on Kenai Peninsula
They came. They saw. They didn't spend much money.

Catherine Eugenia Kirk
Spokane, Wash. resident and former Kenai resident Catherine Eugenia Kirk passed away August 8. She was 82 years old.

William L. "Billy" Read
Longtime Soldotna resident William L. "Billy" Read died Monday at his home. He was 30.

The case against the long summer vacation
The start of a new school year is just around the corner. On Aug. 24, some 9,000-plus kids in the Kenai Peninsula School District will tumble back into classrooms from Tyonek to Nanwalek to begin another nine months of learning.

Melding education and business
Kenai Peninsula School District

What I am going to be when I grow up
I have been rehearsing and revising this essay all my life.


Hazardous waste disposal dates set

Around the Peninsula

Refuge to celebrate berries

Around the Peninsula

Moms to meet

Service tops Kenai Central
The visiting Service Cougars notched a 20-13, come-from-behind win over Kenai Central in nonconference action on Saturday. Kenai and Service are now both 1-1 overall.

Grace, Kodiak control Class Races
Grace Christian School and Kodiak each won a pair of races on Saturday at the Nikiski Class Races.

Looking for reign, not rain : Prep cross country athletes look to bring titles back to peninsula
There were no Kenai Peninsula runners claiming region or state cross country titles last season, so worrying about continuing reigns will not be a problem.

Falcons topple Mariners
Thunder Mountain is off to a 2-0 start to the 2010 prep football season after a 23-12 home-opening win over Homer on Friday at Thunder Mountain High School.

Panthers rebound against Service JV
For every action there is an equal and opposing reaction.

Soldotna, Nikiski notch tough victories on road
Soldotna defeated Kodiak 28-0 on Saturday in Kodiak to move to 11-0 against the Bears' squad.

Murray comes back to win Morgan title
Chris Murray overcame a seven-stroke deficit at the beginning of the day to win the two-day Donald R. Morgan Memorial Kenai Golf Association Fall Classic on Sunday at Kenai Golf Course.

13-year-old wins Run for Women : Ostrander takes five-kilometer; Gaines triumphs in 10K
Thirteen-year-old Allie Ostrander blazed to victory in the LeeShore Center's Run for Women's five-kilometer race on Saturday with a time of 17 minutes, 19 seconds. Seward graduate Denali Foldager took second with a time of 18:07 and Kenai Central's Jenna Calhoun placed third with a time of 20:25.

Hamilton, Tanner plan to marry
Elizabeth Lynn Hamilton and Jeremiah Lewis Tanner, both of St. Anthony Village, Minn., plan to marry Sept. 4, 2010, in Moline, Ill.

Wahl, Rhodes announce nuptials
Lindsey Wahl and Bryan Rhodes were married in an evening ceremony June 12, 2010, at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center. Brian Wodarek, brother of the bride, officiated.

Johnsons rejoice in 65th anniversary
Dan and Goldie Johnson will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010. An open house for friends and family will be held today, Sunday, Aug. 15, from 1 to 6 p.m. at the couples homestead at Mile 28.5 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Attendees are asked to bring memories and stories to share.

Morrison, Janson tie the knot
Sara Morrison and Cory Janson of Kenai, were married in an afternoon ceremony June 5, 2010, in Billings, Mont. Tim Hathaway officiated.

Cassidy, Demello-Rice marry in Kenai
Hilary Cassidy and Christian Demello-Rice of Soldotna, were married in an afternoon ceremony July 10, 2010, at the Kenai Senior Center. Tim Cassidy, uncle of the bride, officiated.

Eaton, Capecci find harmony
Deborah Eaton of Glennallen and Steve Capecci of Belcamp, Md., plan to marry Oct. 3, 2010, at Gunpowder Falls State Park, in Maryland.

Rogers celebrate 60 years together
Alvin and Charlotte Rogers celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Friday, July 30, at the home of Mark and Sandra Powers in Soldotna.

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