Monday, October 18, 2010

Another write-in for Murkowski
Through the military, my dad, Warren Norrgard, brought my family to Ft. Wainwright just days before Alaska became a state. I grew up with Alaska's statehood.

The war in Afghanistan
There are many different views and opinions about the war currently taking place in Afghanistan. In my opinion we need to finish what we intended to do. We can't back down now.

Hey! What's Up?
"It Is What It Is," and "What It Is" is getting worse! America is getting sicker by the minute. We have been taking the wrong medicine. President Obama and his loyal band of followers have been distributing socialism pills all across America. His prescription for change and transformation in America is bad medicine. He can't be stopped until November 2012, however, on November 2, we can elect Joe Miller as our U.S. Senator. He and the other conservatives can put a stop to the spread of this disease and set the stage for real change in 2012.

A vote for McAdams
Who are you voting for in the U.S. Senate Race?

Putting on airs: Soldotna skate park hosts competition
Three point star. Switch heel flip. One hander, no footer. These types of moves are for a different type of athlete.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Martha Lenore Pyhala
Soldotna resident Martha Lenore Pyhala (Seitz) died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2010 at home with family and friends by her side. She was 33.

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.

Around the Peninsula

Youth basketball registration under way

Local sports

NLC All-Conference announced

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.

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

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.

Around the District

School board to meet

Photo: Positively psychedelic
Sterling held a school-wide assembly on Thursday morning to recognize positive student behavior. Afterward, students tie-dyed school t-shirts.

Around Campus: Countdown to priority spring registration
With the upswing in enrollment at KPC, competition to get into required courses increases. Consequently, students have tuned into the fact that they need to be online at the moment registration opens, even if that means being up at one minute past midnight.

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.

All-State football team is full of Stars
The day after rolling to an undefeated small-schools state championship, Soldotna also commanded the 2010 Alaska Coaches Association Small Schools All State team.

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.

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.

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