Sunday, November 28, 2010

Pipeline coordinator discusses project
What would have to happen to make the Alaska natural gas pipeline a reality?

State to accept federal education dollars
The state of Alaska will accept $23.5 million in federal Education Jobs Fund money aimed at preventing teacher layoffs, despite a lack of budget-driven layoffs.

Family traditions new and old ring in the holidays
Somewhere in the central Kenai Peninsula there are folks settling down for their long winter's nap -- but it wasn't evident this weekend as shopping, a craft fair and Christmas Comes to Kenai events had just about every creature stirring.

Dwayn Mullan
Longtime Soldotna resident, Dwayn Mullan, 42, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010 at his home in Soldotna.

Karl C. Ellis
Kasilof resident Karl C. Ellis died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010 at Heritage Place in Soldotna. He was 86.

Put Pebble in perspective
We can all imagine how hard it is to plan for something in the future when you don't have a good idea of what you're planning for. That's the dilemma facing the legislative subcommittee charged with crafting a plan to study potential environmental impacts of the proposed Pebble mine in Southwest Alaska.

Have glowing skin for all seasons
Our skin is always changing. Fueled by age, lifestyle factors, and our environment, the rate of change varies from person to person; but the one thing that remains constant, is that it never stays the same.

Turkey troubles
What is it about turkeys that cause so much chaos around the holidays?

Around the Peninsula

Soldotna Rotary raffles quilt

Midnight Sun to hold tryouts
Peninsula Midnight Sun Volleyball Club is holding tryouts at Kenai Central High School on Dec. 13 and 15 from 7:30 to 9:30 for players in grades 8 to 12. Practices are held Monday and Thursday nights from 7:30 to 9:30 at KCHS beginning in January. Tournaments take place once or twice per month from January through early April. Cost is $275 for the season. For further information, contact Bruce King at or 262-9501.

Adding Araya to the list
In last week's Sunday edition, we printed a story about the success of Blaine Carver, a 2010 Soldotna High School graduate who is playing soccer at Seattle Pacific University.

Bears split with Ice Dogs: After scoring 10 goals Friday, Kenai River gets none Saturday
What a difference a night made.

Parson, Duarte to wed
Brittany Parson and Joe Duarte will wed Dec. 4, 2010, on the shores of Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, at sunset.

Brewer, Pilatti wed
Lauren Brewer and Brandon Pilatti were married Aug. 21, 2010, at the Alaska West Air float plane grounds, Island Lake, Nikiski, were they grew up as neighbors. Officiating was Brandon's uncle, Russell Harrison.

Perkowitz, Hall announce nuptuals
Jody Marie Hall, of Sterling; and Joseph Robert Perkowitz, of Elizabeth, Colo., plan to wed July 9, 2011, at the home of the bride's parents, Jody is the daughter of John and Tina Hall, of Sterling. The bride-to-be is a self-employed housekeeper and a bullcook for Inlet Drilling. Robert is the son of Christopher and Lynette Perkowitz, of Elizabeth. The future groom is a field operator for BP Alaska. The couple met at the Kenai Boys and Girls Club at a swing dance 3 1/2 years ago. During a well thought out birthday gift for Jody on July 8, 2010, Joe proposed on the mountain at Alyeska Resort, Girdwood.

Lindow, Tieaskie engaged
Sharon Lindow and William Tieaskie, both of Soldotna, announced their engagement to be married Dec. 30, 2010, in Maui. William proposed to Sharon July 28, on Cannery Road Beach. The future bride is the daughter of Erik and Rita Lindow, of Kenai. She completed massage school in 2009 at Blue Cliff Schools of Massage, in Fayetteville, Ark., and is currently attending Kenai Peninsula College. She works at The Fitness Place, in Soldotna. The future groom is the son of Tim and Cheryl Tieaskie, of Hot Springs, Ark.; and Glen and Lisa Burkhart, of Soldotna. He works as a commercial fisherman. The couple met in high school at Cook Inlet Academy, in Soldotna. Will and Sharon will host an open house at the groom's mother's home on K-Beach Road, Jan. 15, 2011, at 2 p.m. Please Contact Sharon or Lisa for directions.

Lazenby, Foster marry in Texas
Kristen Lazenby and Brandon Foster were wed May 30, 2010, at Villa di Felicita in Tyler, Texas. The Rev. Dennis Rivers performed the ceremony.

Choat, Niichel wed in Mexico
Melody Choat and Joseph Niichel were married Oct. 10, 2010, in Cozumel, Mexico.

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