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Letter to a young Midwestern student
I recently received a request to send a postcard and lengthier email about Kodiak to a young elementary schooler in Seneca, Missouri. I thought I would share with you what I wrote to him: Dear Jaden, I just sent you two postcards from Kodiak, Alaska. There isn’t much space to write on a postcard, so I also sent this email to tell you more about Kodiak. Our island is in the middle of the Pacific Ocean just South of...
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Playbook: May 1
Friday, May 1 Baseball: Kodiak vs. Palmer at Baranof Field. Junior varsity, 1:30 p.m.; varsity, 5 p.m. Softball: Kodiak vs. South Anchorage at East Addition Field. Junior varsity, 3 p.m. Varsity, 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.; Track: Kodiak at the Homer Invitational. Saturday, May 2 Softball: Kodiak vs. South Anchorage at East Addition Field. Junior varsity, 1 p.m. Varsity, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; Track: Kodiak at the Homer In...
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Kodiak tops Palmer, 2-1
Josiah Chya pumped his right arm through the air. Palmer’s Sam Grogan squeezed his batting helmet in disbelief. Mere seconds before that scene, Palmer’s Ryan Kavalok was gunned out at home on Grogan’s single to center that ended a brisk 2-1 Kodiak victory in a Southcentral Conference baseball game, Thursday at Baranof Field. Chya had the best view of the play from his catcher position as he gathered in the throw f...
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REMOTE CHALLENGE: Students solve tasks using ROVs
By JULIE HERRMANN Mirror Writer Kodiak students built remotely operated underwater vehicles and spent a couple of hours Wednesday operating them through a series of tasks at the Kodiak Community Pool. Educators from the Prince William Sound Science Center regularly teach about ROVs in Cordova, and the center had brought ROVs to Kodiak students several years ago. Jane Eisemann connected with PWSSC’s new staff membe...
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Catt enters final softball season
When Sam Catt took over Kodiak High School’s softball program in 2011 he didn’t know what he was getting into. After all, he was a baseball guy. He has since transformed into a softball guy, and is now entering his fifth and final season as Kodiak’s coach. “When Dave Allen asked me to come do this, I was happy, but kind of scared,” said Catt, who is planning to move to Arizona next September. “I had never coached ...
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Updated: Two vehicles destroyed in crash on Rezanof; drivers injured
A two-vehicle crash on Rezanof Drive left both drivers with injuries and both vehicles destroyed. According to an Alaska State Trooper report, Jeremiah Johnson, 29, crossed the centerline while rounding a corner at 40 mph in a Jeep Cherokee along Rezanof Drive near Fort Abercrombie. Trooper Dan Blizzard said in an email that Johnson said he was distracted by something on the side of the road and drifted into the o...
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Julian Wayne Morrison
News was received this morning from Saint Helens, Oregon, of the passing of Julian Wayne Morrison, son of Julian Morrison and Nona Hubley Campbell. His parents preceded him in death as did his wife of 60-plus years, Karen Pauline Kessler. They are survived by their children, Karen Colleen Hogan of Saint Helens, Oregon; Douglas, Dale, John and Arthur; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Julian worked ...
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Northern Lights Conference shrinks to four teams
Every softball game in the Northern Lights Conference this season will be magnified with the departure of Skyview and Houston. Skyview is no longer a school, while Houston is not fielding a varsity team this season. That leaves the conference with only four teams — Kodiak, Kenai, Homer and Soldotna. Each team will play each school twice for a total of six conference games, which is down from 10 in 2013 and eight i...
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Triathlon enters 30th year
The 30th edition of Kodiak’s Earth Day Triathlon is Saturday. The triathlon, a Kodiak staple since 1985, is comprised of a 1-kilometer swim at the Kodiak Community Pool (22 laps), a 5-kilometer run and a 20-kilometer bike ride. The race begins at 10 a.m. Run begins and ends at the pool, while the bike ride starts at the pool and goes to Pillar Creek and finishes at Woody Way Field. Today is the last day to registe...
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Community events: April 30
Today 9 a.m.-noon — Symposium about drug-endangered children, Sun’aq Tribal Hall. 3-5 p.m. — How to make deodorant, body wash, etc. workshop at Kodiak Public Library. Friday, May 1 7 p.m. — Galley Tables storytelling, Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. Saturday, May 2 9 a.m.-noon — Sea kayak rescues and recoveries, Coast Guard Base Kodiak MWR pool. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. — Community cleanup, meet at Kodiak High School parking lo...
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