Sunday, August 24, 2008

Kasilof attempted murder trial scheduled to start on Monday
Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in Kenai Superior Court in the attempted murder trial of a 45-year-old Kasilof man who allegedly assaulted his wife and others during a drunken escapade involving rifle fire earlier this summer.

Expect delays on K-Beach this week
Motorists can expect delays Monday through Thursday along Kalifornsky Beach Road while crews put paving atop parts of the summer-long highway reconstruction project.

Ernest J. Lucas
Kenai resident Ernest J. Lucas died Thursday, April 17, 2008 at his home in Kenai. He was 65.

Contemplating Murphy's Law: Crossing a new bridge with an old car -- well, sort of old
Those who are familiar with the term Murphy's Law will recognize this statement: "Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong, and at the worst possible time, in the worst possible way."

Get out and vote
Some people may think Tuesday's pri-mary election isn't worth getting out of their easy chair to take part in, but we sure hope those on the Kenai Peninsula feel differently.

Students return and buses, too
It's a new year in the Kenai Penin- sula Borough School District.

Growing ginormous gourds: Nikiski man goes for gold at the state fair
Nikiski gardener J.D. Megchelsen is to growing pumpkins what Picasso was to painting, and what Michelangelo was to sculpting. He is an artist and a master of his craft.

Around the Peninsula

Car seat check set

Of Moose and Men: Vacation works the bugs out
Last month, I reported on the results of a trip I took with my buddy Blizzard Bob. We went up by McGrath to a gold mining camp. Basically, it was a summer camp for grown men, only without adult supervision. For those that were fortunate enough to miss last month's column, I'll give a little recap:

A 4-Hers journey to the fair is finally realized
Editor's note: This is the last in a series on a 4-h member trip to the Ninilchik fair.

Community News


Sandahl takes oath as police chief
In a brief ceremony at Kenai City Hall on Thursday, newly appointed Police Chief Gus Sandahl was officially sworn in by Mayor Pat Porter.

Skyview hosts more than 800 runners
More than 800 runners from across the state competed at the Skyview Invitational on Saturday.

Kodiak prevails in defensive battle
It's said that offense wins games, defense wins championships. If this popular sports aphorism has any merit, the Skyview Panthers and Kodiak Bears may very well meet again in the postseason. Kodiak's 19-0 victory in the game between the two Northern Lights Conference teams Saturday at Skyview can be summed up in a word -- defense.

Tough addition: State champion Cordova joins Southcentral Conference
Qualifying for the state volleyball tournament out of the Southcentral Conference will be harder this year.

Beeson nabs 100th win: Kenai comes back from 4th-quarter deficit against Nikiski
Jim Beeson can't remember his first victory as a head coach, a 47-0 thrashing of Nikiski in the second week of the 1990 season.

Houston leaves Homer in dust
Houston is having no problem adjusting to the Northern Lights Conference.

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