Sunday, December 18, 2005

Senators gear up for new session
A fairer distribution of funds for schools, paying off the looming public employee retirement debt and restoring state aid to municipalities will all be on the table when the Legislature convenes Jan. 9, say Alaska Senate members representing the Kenai Peninsula.

Action urged on dangerous road
Three people have died and numerous others have been injured over the past six years along a dangerous 12-mile section of the Sterling Highway south of Anchor Point, according to information from the Homer Police Department, and residents of the lower Kenai Peninsula want it rebuilt.

A home for the holidays

Gracia Mae Sarisky
Longtime Soldotna resident Gracia Mae Sarisky died Monday, Dec. 12, 2005, from lung cancer at Our House on the Lake Assisted Living Home in Nikiski surrounded by family and caregivers. She was 76.

Scott Freestone
Soldotna resident Scott Freestone died Thursday, Dec. 15, 2005, at Nicholson’s Assisted Living in Kenai. He was 44.

Jackie E. McCain
Longtime Alaskan and Kenai resident Jackie E. McCain died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005, at Heritage Place in Soldotna, after a long battle with cancer. He was 77.

Christmas is Christmas
When I was little, Christmastime was a wondrous and fascinating time. Some of my earliest childhood memories are of waking up Christmas morning to a new blanket, gingerbread men decorations, twinkling lights, Santa’s footprints on the carpet and jingling bells outside the window.

Around the Peninsula
Storytellers to entertain Christmas play staged Christmas dinner set Remembrance celebration slated U.S.O. performance set to entertain Fundraiser gala to get toes tapping

Davis, Klynstra plan wedding in Fairbanks
Kathleen Davis and Josh Klynstra of Fairbanks announce their plans to marry Saturday, May 13, 2006, in Fairbanks.

Shortridge, Boudreaux to wed Dec. 30
Kynda Shortridge of Austin, Ky., and Mikah Boudreaux of Woodstock, Ga., plan to be married Friday, Dec. 30, 2005, in Glasgow, Ky.

Call of the Wild
On any given cold winter day or night, inside or outside, you might find them there.

Photo feature: My best friend
  My best friend The Lindow family of Kenai have a dwarf Polish rabbit, Mr. Bun Bun, who loves to ride on their shoulders in the car, explores grassy lawns on his leash, snuggles up for afternoon naps and scares up the chickens. His favorite foods are leaf lettuce, Kix cereal and a blueberry yogurt chip at bedtime.

Sports Briefs
Homer wrestlers compete in Sitka Skyview, Nikiski drop road games

Kenai Central boys get down, dirty
Small ball won out Friday night at Kenai Central High School.

Soldotna sweeps Skyview
The Soldotna Stars and Skyview Panthers boys and girls basketball teams clashed Saturday night at Soldotna High School.

Nikiski tops Wolverines
While Friday night’s lopsided score might indicate otherwise, both the Ninilchik and Nikiski girls high school basketball teams showed themselves to be the teams to watch as this year’s season unfolds.

Kenai, Soldotna defeat Homer
The Soldotna High School hockey team started fast Saturday to defeat the visiting Homer Mariners 6-2 in a North Star Conference game at the Soldotna Sports Center.

Homer girls nab second
The Homer girls finished second and the Homer boys finished third at the Grace Christian Classic in Anchorage.

Sports Brief
Alumni basketball game set for Dec. 27 Hockey Alumni Game set for Friday Besh Cup races held at Bartlett

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