Monday, October 12, 2009

Getting there: Sterling Highway resurfacing close to wrapping up
Anyone living south of Soldotna is well aware of the federally-funded Sterling Highway resurfacing project that's been under way since August, and after weeks of reduced speed zones and lane restrictions, many want to know when it will end for the season.

Kenai library to host spelling bee
Any wordsmiths interested in S-T-I-N-G-I-N-G the competition may want to enter a team in the Kenai Community Library's upcoming Adult Spelling Bee.

Local woman appointed to governor's council
When Tonja Updike's son Garrett was diagnosed with autism at 18 months old, she and her family were faced with "innumerable challenges" and a feeling of not always knowing where to turn for help.

Alaska's ferries offer essential transportation
ABOARD THE M/V COLUMBIA -- Capt. John McMahon was tired mid morning on the second day of the voyage. He had been dragged out of bed after the fog rolled in. Visibility was down to two-tenths of a mile.

Deborah Ann Landis
Longtime Kenai resident Deborah Ann Landis, 54, died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009 at her home in Kenai. She was 54.

David Anthony Lipps
Longtime Anchorage resident David Anthony Lipps died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009 at his home in Anchorage with his family by his side. He was 45.

Great expectations
In my grandmother's day, no one ever turned up pregnant. "Expecting" or being "in a family way" was the polite nomenclature of the time.

Around the Peninsula

Halloween/ fall activities slated

SoHi tops Homer, returns to state final
Small-schools state championship

Nikiski takes Spruill Tournament: Voznesenka's Martishev nabs most outstanding wrestler award
The wrestling season began on Saturday at Kenai Central with the Luke Spruill Takedown Tournament.

4-H offers youth valuable lessons in life skills
If I were asked to choose one program for youth to get involved in, I would recommend 4-H.

Sizemore, Mooer marry in Montana
Leisl Christina Sizemore and Scott Mooer were married Saturday, July 18, 2009, at Saint James Episcopal Church in Bozeman, Mont.

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