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North Star principal retiring after 31 years
When North Star principal Janel Keplinger retires this year, many of her students will remember her, but not for her 31 years with the Kodiak Island Borough School District. They will remember her because of a tradition she started that gave each student at North Star the chance to eat a special lunch in the principal’s office. Keplinger came up with the idea when she first took over as principal, and it stuck. “W...
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Around Kodiak: May 10
Celebrate Mother’s Day dinner with a touch of Russian Easter at 6 p.m. tonight and 6 p.m. Sunday at Monk’s Rock High Tide. Adult tickets are $35 and tickets for children 6 and younger are $15. Tickets include food, music, entertainment and a dessert silent auction. Tickets are available from Monk’s Rock or by calling 512-7442. The Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak and Healthy Tomorrows host an open-mic night at Harborside Fl...
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Support the American Legion Auxiliary's poppy program
To the Editor: With Memorial Day soon approaching, we would like to reflect some on not only those brave and wonderful men and women who have paid the “ultimate price” but to all our veterans! We want to tell you the story of the “Poppy” as it relates to the American Legion. Did you know that in the spring of 1919, amidst complete devastation, the poppies bloomed in abundance on the battlefields of France where so...
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Coast Guard Blotter: May 10
Sunday, May 5 • The Coast Guard assisted the sole fisherman aboard the fishing vessel Amelia Rose, which was taking on water in Prince William Sound. The crew of the 32-foot Anchorage-based gillnetter reported to Coast Guard Sector Anchorage he was taking on water and intended to beach the vessel on Goose Island. The Coast Guard diverted an Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from an area familiarizat...
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Public Safety Blotter: May 10
Wednesday, May 8 • At 12:21 a.m., an officer asked a sleeping man to leave a property. • At 1:19 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Chichenof Street. • At 1:28 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Simeonoff Street. • At 1:45 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 8:21 a.m., a woman was given 24 hours to provide KPD with proof of insurance. • At 8:29 a.m., a man received a citation for speedi...
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Tapestry: Overnight celebrity heads Young Life conference in Kodiak
For a fleeting moment in the grand scheme of things, Brent Cunningham gained national fame. But what ultimately matters to this statewide director of Young Life, a Christian ministry that works with high schoolers, is the eternal. Cunningham, who lives in Sitka, was one of the thousands who ran in the Boston Marathon. Less than an hour after he reached the finish line, the bomb exploded. As he and his wife, Karen,...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Godparent
KRaasnaaq: Godparent KRaasnaat ag’inartut.: Godparents should be respected. Russian colonists introduced godparenting, a relationship between adults and children that has become second in importance only to parent-child bonds in Alutiiq communities. KRaasnaaq comes from a Russian word meaning “godparent.” Some Alutiiq speakers further differentiate between godmother and godfather with the alutiicized terms maamasi...
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In the Courts: May 10
Dismissals • One count of misconduct involving weapons against Andre Dahmani, 26, was dismissed April 26. • Charges of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor and fourth-degree drugs misconduct against Robert Houle Jr., 33, were dismissed. • Charges of first-degree burglary, third-degree criminal mischief, two counts of fourth-degree drugs misconduct, petitions to revoke probation, a technical violation,...
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Island Flavor: Safeway deli’s Asian supreme saves the day
At the Safeway deli, a $7.99 Asian supreme special turns into a $40 expense. But it’s not a bad thing. It’s an effective way to meet the demands of the day. I have a present to send to my mother, and there’s a postal service center inside the Safeway foyer. But I’d like to find a greeting card to go with the gift, and Safeway has a nice selection. While I’m there, I’ll pick up a card for a friend who deserves a “H...
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Amazing Nature: How fish see the world
Fish, crab and octopus see the world in a different light Looking at a day’s catch of fish triggers a variety of reactions and emotions in onlookers. This week, a group of students from Anchorage on a field trip to Kodiak were treated to the sight of a fish hold sporting freshly caught cod, halibut and red and black rockfish. The most intriguing part of a dead fish are — no doubt — its eyes. Large and bulging, wit...
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