Friday, November 13, 2009

Congress should support health care reform
I served in the U.S. Military as did my father, grandfather, and his father. My mother was educator and servant to the Catholic community.

House vote is a great day for Alaska
It's a great day for America! Growing up in Alaska, I was taught that neighbors help neighbors. Now I live in a small town that holds improptu fundraising for families in need.

Health care reform has ramifications
As we Americans sit on the side lines as the House just passed its Affordable Health Care for America Act by a vote of 220-215 Saturday evening, at a cost of $1.055 trillion over the next 10 years, I have to wonder how many Americans know the real ramifications of this incurred expenditure by our American government, directly at a cost to we, the American people?

Kardinals football team benefits from huge community support
With hockey officially starting it is time to put an end to another successful football season for the Kenai Kardinals. The players, coaches, parents of the players, and the administration at Kenai Central High School would like to take this opportunity to thank the following groups and individuals for their help in making this past season of Kenai football very rewarding and enjoyable for the kids involved.

Dipnet success depends on definition of success
My mom always said if "you argue with dogs, you will likely get dog bit." I always tried to take my dear mom's advice but after reading Les Palmer's article regarding "dipnet fishery success" I just have to respond.

Raise attempts rejected : Assembly: No to increases for 2 KESA positions
Less than two weeks after a swell of negative public opinion arose surrounding large pay raises to his chief of staff and special assistant, Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Dave Carey attempted to increase two more position's salaries.

H1N1 clinics planned
The Kenai Public Health Center has received enough doses of the Novel H1N1 vaccine from the state to begin dispensing clinics in central peninsula schools next week.

Heroes honored: Community gathers to remember all veterans
During his brief speech at the 2009 Veterans Day ceremony inside the Soldotna Sports Center, Jim Herrick, the commander of American Legion Post No. 20, asked all the veterans to raise their hands. Then he asked all the spouses of veterans to raise their hands. Then mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, friends and cousins. By the time Herrick had finished, nearly everyone in the audience pointed a hand straight to the ceiling.

Mayor's aide skirts ordinance: $18,000 equipment sale violated borough's purchasing law
Following an $18,000 equipment purchase from Chumley's Inc. by the borough in August, the borough mayor's Chief of Staff, Hugh Chumley, violated borough ordinance when he failed to file a critical piece of paperwork noting his conflict of interest in the deal.

Well received: Obama greeted with cheers at Elmendorf Air Force Base
ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE -- President Barack Obama received a rousing welcome at Elmendorf Air Force Base Thursday. Some 2,000 military troops and their families cheered as he saluted their service to their country and promised them the nation's support.

William Kent Mattson and Jane Louise Mattson
Longtime Kenai residents William Kent Mattson and Jane Louise Mattson died Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, in an automobile accident in Nebraska. Kent was 66, and Jane was 63.

Barbara Joann Carlson
Former Homer resident, Barbara Joann Carlson, died Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, at Providence Alaska Medical Center. She was 79.

Rena Coulter
Longtime New Hampshire resident Rena Coulter died Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, at her daughter's home in Soldotna. She was 94.

Around the Peninsula

Playgroup events set

Around the Peninsula

Youth court event kicks-off

SoHi meets Chugiak at state: Solid passing, defense keys to successful tournament
Soldotna's volleyball game is simple -- passing and defense.

Mind the month that starts with "No!"

Art Briefs

Vendors sought

November Eleventh
November the eleventh is the day we all observe

Dramedy inspired by real life: 'But what makes it different is that element of supposed truth'
The Men Who Stare At Goats

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Brownies trade top scorer to Wenatchee
Just as fans were beginning to learn this year's Kenai River Brown Bears, five new faces have joined the team.

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