Sunday, October 17, 2010

Death from cancer was in the line of duty
Firefighter Andy Mullen died of renal cancer Monday night -- a death in the line of duty, as classified by the Anchorage Fire Department.

CPGH board, mayor wait: Task force pitch, 'bond issue' have both parties marking time
While the mayor and two borough assembly members recently collaborated on the hospital issue, the hospital's governing board has not yet cooperated with a request the mayor made last month.

City explores bond options: Soldotna considers best method to finance library expansion
As the Soldotna City Council bid farewell to two of its outgoing members at its meeting Wednesday night it also welcomed the beginning of its library expansion process.

Photo feature: Soldotna regains state crown
Soldotna High School football players celebrate with the First National Bowl Championship trophy Saturday afternoon following their victory over Kenai Central in the small-schools state championship game at Anchorage Football Stadium.

What says the Constitution?
We all have been hearing much in this campaign season about the Constitution of the United States. Certain candidates based their platforms on the plea that we need to return to a strict adherence of the words of our Founding Fathers.

Simply weighing yourself can be misleading
Editor's note: "Focus on Fitness" is a Clarion feature with healthy lifestyle advice from local and national health and fitness experts. Check here weekly great information and tips on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Always consult with your doctor before starting a new exercise routine.

Around the Peninsula

La Leche League meets



A loss of innocence, indeed
So, the song "Puff, the Magic Dragon" came up in the office the other day.

SoHi netters top Homer; Nikiski splits on road
The Soldotna volleyball team defeated Homer in four games on Friday in Homer in Northern Lights Conference play.

Local sports

NLC All-Conference announced

Stars use ground game to grab title back from Kards
The start of the Alaska School Activities Association small-schools state championship game was a nightmare for Soldotna junior tailback Auston Tennis.

Kodiak swimmers control Valley Invite
Kodiak dominated the Valley Invitational swimming meet on Friday and Saturday at Palmer High School.

Brown Bears drop 2 to Dawson Creek
In terms of travel, a lot separates the Kenai River Brown Bears and the Dawson Creek (B.C.) Rage. The trip involves a bus ride to Anchorage, flight to Seattle, flight to Edmonton, then a 7.5-hour bus trip to Dawson Creek.

Cooper, Lardent marry
Valley Cooper and Scott Lardent were married Oct. 10, 2010, in Anchorage.

Haring, Kimmage marry in Arizona
Melinda Haring and Daniel Kimmage were married in a private sunset ceremony at Merry-Go-Round Rock in Sedona, Ariz., on Saturday, June 12, 2010. Karen Lynn officiated.

Ping, Curry announce engagement
Haley Ping of Nikiski and Jerrel Curry of Fort Gordon, Ga., were engaged on Sept. 9, 2010 and plan to marry on Feb. 19, 2011 at White Sands Missile Range in White Sands, N.M.

O'Briens celebrate 30 years together
Tim and Roberta O'Brien of Nikiski recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary.

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