Peninsula People

Posted: Monday, October 21, 2002

Kenai grad enters master's program

Daniel Engle, a 1996 Kenai Central High School graduate, has been admitted to the master's program at the College of Natural Resources at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

Engle received a research grant to develop a computer model to provide GIS-based groundwater information to area governments for land-use planning.

He is the son of Larry and Linda Engel of Kenai.

Area people honored for volunteer service

Betty Fuller of Cooper Landing and Allan B. Crawford of Homer each received a John Campanius Holm Award, last week from the National Weather Service.

The award, named for a Lutheran minister who was the first person known to have taken systematic weather observations in the American colonies, is one of the most prestigious awards the weather service offers.

Fuller and Crawford are part of the service's Cooperative Weather Observer Program, a nationwide network of 11,000 volunteers who record temperature and precipitation each day for the nation's weather and climate archive.

Fuller has been a volunteer for 30 years and Crawford has participated for 25 years. The awards were two of 27 offered nationally this year.

Soldotna grad completes basic training

Army Private Charles H. Carrico of Soldotna has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and practice in drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, basic first aid, Army history, tradition and core values and human relations.

Carrico is the son of Robin and Kenneth Carrico of Soldotna and a 1997 graduate of Soldotna High School.

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