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Sunday, October 7, 2007

Seward woman named Teacher of the Year
Eighth-grade teacher Laura Beck demands excellence from her pupils and usually receives it, but she's not one to hold a grudge if a kid has a bad day.

Not OK to land
A Kenai pilot and property owner plans to build a floatplane basin on his land off Buoy Street near Kalifornsky Beach Road.

Flu season is here so is vaccine
The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services began distributing more than 90,000 doses of vaccine to clinics across the state last month in preparation for the coming flu season.

Clearly autumn
Autumn colors reflect in a window at Peninsula Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic in Kenai on Saturday afternoon. Forecasters are calling for lots of sunny skies this week, but the temperatures will slowly drop to the upper 30s throughout the week.

James A. 'Lucky' Kirk
Longtime Soldotna resident James A. "Lucky" Kirk died Friday, Oct. 5, 2007, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna. He was 73.

James Wallace 'J.W.' Truesdell
Longtime Soldotna resident James Wallace "J.W." Truesdell died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna surrounded by his family. He was 84.

Lois A. Fowler
Kenai resident Lois A. Fowler died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna. She was 73.

Problem isn't going to go away without our help
We can't ignore it any longer.

Mushing onto the Internet: Modern technology offers up new possibilities in dog world
As the temperature continues to fall with each passing day, my spirit soars because I know the dropping mercury means winter is that much closer. Some lament the dwindling light and cool morning air, but I love the winter because my wife and I run sled dogs.

The Sky Guy
As research for my astronomy columns I'm reading "Celestial Delights: The best Astronomical events through 2010," by Reddy and Walz-Chojnacki, some specialized information if I talk about a certain subject, and I study the "Starfinder," a simple cardboard sky map that tells us where the stars are at any time during the night on any day during the year, every year.

Sharing their caring
A middle-aged woman of Asian de scent arrives at the entrance of the new Mountain Tower building of Central Peninsula Hospital.

Weddings
Gretchen N. Schuy-ler and Joseph Brenckle of Washington, D.C., plan to marry June 29, 2008, at Outer Banks, N.C.

Around the Peninsula
Community worship planned Pingpong returns Honor choir to perform Gardeners to meet Dessert baker sought Bowling leagues forming

Motherfessions Tales from the 'Hood
So, you want to start a family? Well isn't that fine and dandy and good for you! May I suggest a brief training period? Here's what you'll need:

Pet Photo: Best Friends
Tasha, a Labrador retriever, waits patiently for her owner Justin Baldwin to let her outside. One of her favorite things to do is socializing with the neighbors. Justin and Tasha live in Nikiski.

Kodiak sweeps Skyview Invite
The Kodiak swimming team ran away with a six-team meet at Skyview High School on Saturday afternoon.

Homer netters sweep Kardinals
Reba Temple is the lone person on the Homer volleyball team with her last name displayed across the back of her jersey.

Tri-Valley tops CIA for Region II title
Tri-Valley topped Cook Inlet Academy, 2-0, on Saturday in the championship contest of the Region II Coed Soccer Tournament at Kenai Middle School.

SoHi's Blackburn is ready for college
Saturday was just Paige Blackburn's day.

Happy return
The trophy from Soldotna's first state football championship wasn't even in the trophy case at the school last year when Galen Brantley Jr., then the assistant and now the head coach, had this to say:

Brown Bears drop 2 on road
The Kenai River Brown Bears have yet to discover a winning formula on the road.

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