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McKechnie enjoying return to basketball
At the end of nearly every Kodiak girls basketball home game this season, the chant “put Summer in” echoes through the gymnasium. The yelling comes from three high school boys: Jakob Arnold, Jonas Anderson and Sam Kirchenschlager. “They are hilarious,” said senior Summer McKechnie, who is the object of their chant. The trio even painted “put Summer in” on their stomachs during one of Kodiak’s home games this seaso...
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‘Hotel’ is grand, quirky, wonderful
Can you say farcical, frantic, wild, frenzied, hectic, feverish, mad, manic, hyperactive, energetic, intense, amped-up, fast, breakneck, turbulent, and tumultuous? Well, if you can’t, you’d better practice using these adjectives in rapid-fire, successive sentences before you sit down in your local art house theater to see “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” In addition to a quirky, whimsical tale and a star-studded cast t...
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Yakutsk delegation enjoys local warmth
As international rumblings continue between the Russian Federation and the United States over Ukraine, a delegation from the far eastern Russian city of Yakutsk visited Kodiak this week to toast religious brotherhood with their Alaskan neighbors. While some may associate Yakutsk with the board game Risk, Kodiakans learned about the Yakutians’ devotion to St. Innocent and St. Herman, their fondness for horses and t...
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Borough assembly colleague supports House candidate
To the editor: I am very pleased that Carol Austerman has officially announced her candidacy for Alaska’s House District 32. Currently, Ms. Austerman serves the Kodiak Island Borough as one of our senior assembly members. I am finishing my second term as an assembly member and can attest that Carol is one of the best colleagues I have ever worked with on this municipality. While Carol and I don’t always agree on i...
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Public Safety Blottter March 20
Friday, March 14 • Around 1:38 a.m., four bar checks were conducted downtown. • At 3:24 a.m., a caller reported a vehicle in a ditch on Rezanof Drive; no injuries. • At 3:26 a.m., a caller requested a subject removal on East Rezanof Drive. • At 6:33 a.m., a caller reported multiple sparks coming from the top of a fuel tank on West Rezanof Drive. Officers did not see any sparks but still notified KEA. • At 7:37 a.m...
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Dance team invites community to watch today’s game at KHS gym
For those who are not traveling to Anchorage for the 4A basketball championships, there are a couple of ways to watch the Kodiak boys and girls teams. The Kodiak High School dance team is inviting the community to watch Thursday’s games on the high school gymnasium’s big screen. Kodiak’s boys play at 5:15 p.m. today against West Anchorage, while the girls play at 8:45 p.m. against Dimond. The dance team will be se...
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Zany jugglers keep odd objects, spirits flying
Anybody expecting to see copies of Dostoyevsky’s classic noel sailing through the air is likely to be disappointed at a perfromance by the Flying Karamazov Brothers. Then again, maybe not. The famous juggling lineup has lofted a lot of unlikely objects across the stage, so a little Russian literature is not out of the question when the troupe performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 23, at the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium....
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State Trooper Blotter March 20
Saturday, March 15 At approximately 5:49 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of an assault at a residence in Kodiak involving two family members. Investigation revealed a 29-year-old woman assaulted a family member and also harassed a family member. She was placed under arrest and transported to the Kodiak City Jail where she was remanded for her charges without bail pending arraignment. Sunday, March 16...
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AAC exec: Lower state funding ‘not a cut’
The Alaska state budget for fiscal year 2015 currently making its way through the Legislature gives $2 million less to the Alaska Aerospace Corporation than the previous budget, but the state-owned company’s leaders say it’s all part of the plan. “It’s not a cut,” AAC vice president and COO Mark Greby said Tuesday. “It’s a planned reduction that we proposed to the state.” Greby is in Kodiak this week on a regular ...
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Kodiak embraces underdog role
While the Kodiak girls basketball team has captivated the community with their perfect season, their counterparts have snuck under the radar. Kodiak’s boys wouldn’t have it any other way. “Maybe it is a good thing that they are having a great season. It does take a lot of pressure off of these guys,” Kodiak coach David Anderson said. “They are more relaxed.” For the first time since 1985, Kodiak’s girls and boys b...
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