Sunday, December 24, 2006

Love of ministry, song lead to inspirational country gospel
Miriam Humphries’ life spent in the ministry has led her to a musical career in a genre of music she doesn’t even enjoy.

Seward cleanup continues
Recovery work in and around Seward made necessary by the October storms that swept across Southcentral Alaska in October is proceeding, but much of the job won’t be finished until spring, according to the Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management.

Last-minute shoppers keep retailers busy
Dashing through the stores, in a last-minute gift-buying foray; oh what a pain it is when you leave Christmas shopping to the last day.

Photo Feature: Season’s greetings
A message of holiday cheer hangs from the Hamilton residence in Kenai.

Former Anchor Point man arrested on porn charges
A recent search of a computer seized almost five years ago from a former Anchor Point man resulted in his arrest on 10 counts of possession of child pornography, a class C felony.

Ardith Marie (Burr) Johnson
Longtime Kenai resident Ardith Marie (Burr) Johnson died Monday, Dec. 18, 2006, at home. She was 67.

Thomas David Toupalik
Kenai resident Thomas David Toupalik died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2006, at Chesterton, Ind. He was 48.

Tanner David Tice
Nikiski resident Tanner David Tice died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2006, from complications of diabetes at home. He was 5.

Yes, Virginia: A classic tale for the holidays
Editor’s note: For several years on Christmas Eve, the Peninsula Clarion has reprinted this famous editorial written by Francis P. Church. It first appeared in the New York Sun on Sept. 21, 1897.

This land is our land
I hold a sentiment that puts me at odds with many Alaska residents. I’m glad so little of Alaska is privately owned.

Greetings from the kids
Another holiday tradition at the Peninsula Clarion is the publication of Christmas greetings from Kenai Peninsula children, included in today’s paper.

Around the Peninsula
Phone cards soughtBellringers to performReading carnival seeks vendorsMiddle school basketball offeredYouth New Year's party slatedSwimming classes available

Soldotna couple lights up for the holidays
From nearly a mile down Jones Road, the blinking lights are the first indicator.

Card gives chance to set record straight
I received an unexpected Christmas card a couple of days ago that stunned me for a couple of reasons. The first being it was from an aunt that I hadn’t seen or heard from for more than 40 years. The second was that I was very young back then and considered people of her age so old they had to gauge their longevity with a stopwatch.

My best friend
Sage enjoys a hike through the snow north of Sterling recently with owner Greg Harrington of Kenai.

Refuge open to snowmachines
Portions of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge opened to snowmachine use today.

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