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Friday, October 16, 2009

CPH votes no on union
By a hefty margin, workers at Central Peninsula Hospital rejected a proposal to unionize in voting at the hospital Thursday.

Soldotna council OKs land purchase
The Soldotna City Council bought a piece of land Wednesday and said goodbye to some long-serving members.

Diane Lynn LaVigueur
Longtime Nikiski resident Diane Lynn LaVigueur died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, with her family by her side at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna. She was 56.

M.L. 'Rusty' DeShong
Former Kenai Peninsula resident M.L. "Rusty" DeShong died Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, at his home in Georgia, after a brief illness. He was 78.

State title game should be played on peninsula
It's a great thing that the Kenai and Soldotna high school football teams will meet Saturday to play for the small-schools state title.

Sterling youth takes bull with 63-inch antler spread
When hunters take to the woods for moose, they always want to bring back something big, but a boy from Soldotna recently bagged a bull so large that each palm of its rack was almost the same size as him.

Refuge Notebook: Kenai National Wildlife Refuge gets stimulated
During the summer of 2009, the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge used funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to expand opportunities for youth and young adults to become engaged in conservation work. As a result of Recovery funding, the refuge was able to hire additional personnel to complete "shovel ready" resource management and conservation projects that enhanced and expanded a variety of programs, projects and departments at the Kenai Refuge.

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Kards try to keep Stars from 4th straight state title
After leading by six at halftime, the Soldotna football team cruised to a 52-27 victory over Kenai Central in Week 8 of the regular season. The Stars have won the past three small-schools state championships and have defeated every small-schools opponent they've faced in the last five years.

Nikiski wrestlers split pair of dual meets
The Nikiski wrestling team got a jump on the Peninsula Duals, which will be held on Friday and Saturday, by hosting some dual meets on Thursday night.

Church Briefs

Soldotna Woman's Aglow meets

Bowler's Corner: How to pick up the 10-pin
Here's a quick look at the leagues, with a few highlights: Sunday, Youth-Adult, 6 p.m.; Monday, Good Morning Monday, 10 a.m.; Tuesday, Golden Oldies, 1 p.m., Monte's Eagles, 7 p.m.; Wednesday, 55 Plus, 1 p.m., Al Stirman, 232 game, Cook Inlet Masters, 6:30 p.m.; Thursday, Dirty Dozen, 6:30 p.m.; Friday, Golden Oldies, 1 p.m., Wild and Wacky, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, Peninsula Strykers, 10 a.m.

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