Sunday, September 17, 2006

Lancaster drops out
Ken Lancaster’s withdrawal this week as Independent gubernatorial candidate Andrew Halcro’s running mate caught many people by surprise, and so far, Lancaster has shared few details about why he reached that decision.

Animal shelter officer hopes changes will boost adoptions
While some in a new management position may be worrying about filling the shoes of the person they succeeded, Patricia Stringer’s new job may be more about looking where she steps.

Group forms to support tax increase
Claiming a growing membership from across the Kenai Peninsula Borough, a group of citizens has formed to oppose Proposition 2, a referendum measure on the October municipal ballot that aims to repeal a controversial tax ordinance adopted last year.

Walter Thomas Ross Jr.
Former Kenai resident Walter Thomas Ross Jr. died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2006, in Lockney, Texas. He was 84.

Richard A. Patsos
Former Kasilof resident Richard A. Patsos died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006, at his Berlin, N.Y., residence surrounded by his loving family after a brief battle with cancer. He was 54.

Sting felt around world: Crocodile Hunter leaves hope that conservation carries on
In addition to a wife losing a loving husband and two children losing a doting dad, earlier this month the animal world lost a true conservationist when Steve Irwin, aka the Crocodile Hunter, was killed by a stingray while diving off the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

Unlimited property tax exemption needs to go — now
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly’s use of a residency requirement in an attempt to rein in the unlimited property tax exemption previously given to senior citizens is a step in the wrong direction.

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Oversleep in peace
Longtime Soldotna resident, Mr. Coffee (Model No. 05321) died of unknown causes on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006, while his family peacefully overslept. Present at his demise were the motley coffemate crew: French Vanilla, Swiss Miss, Hazelnut Syrup, Irish Cream, Sweet and Low, Nutrasweet, C&H Sugar, a pint of half and half and an economy pack of nine hundred No. 4 coffee filters.

Drydens celebrate 60 years together
Soldotna residents Jim and Eleanor Dryden will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a family gathering in Soldotna, at Sprucewood Lodge.

A new leash on life
F rom behind the cold, steel chain-link barrier, Sadie lies on her side on the hard cement floor in a tiny holding area at the Kenai Animal Shelter.

Around the Peninsula
CPHC board to meet SoHi offers swim lessons Genealogy society to meet Meditative walking path available Little League meeting set Fairbanks orchestra to perform Basketball registration begins Social change to be discussed Hockey refs to face off Parenting class available Nikiski neighbors to meet Kennel club classes planned

Sports Briefs
Nikiski football set for fundraiser Seward girls, SkyHi boys take boroughs Marathon set to run

Persistent Kardinals bury Panthers
The Kenai Central High School football team never delivered a knockout punch, but after four quarters of pounding the ball against the Skyview Panthers, the Kardinals found themselves on the winning end of a 28-0 decision Saturday at Ed Hollier Field in Kenai.

Nikiski can’t ruin SoHi’s homecoming
Soldotna enhanced its credentials as the state’s top-ranked small-schools football team Saturday afternoon.

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