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Guyneth Ada Gottschalk
Guyneth Ada Gottschalk (Guy) passed away at the age of 95 in Mesa, Ariz. Guy was born into a farming family on March 13, 1918 in St. Marys, Ohio, the oldest of six children. Her parents, Leroy and Cecile (Denny) Brewer, moved their family from the farming area of St. Marys to the industrial center of Lima, Ohio. This move allowed her father to work in the steel mills, becoming a foreman during the Great Depression...
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New library usage numbers eclipse old facility
Correction: This article has been changed to reflect the following correction. The Feb. 17 article “Library usage eclipses old facility” gave incorrect numbers for the total number of items checkedout out at the Kodiak Public Library. The correct numbers are 5,100 items checked out in January 2013 at the A. Holmes Johnson Memorial Library and 8,600 items in January 2014 at the new Kodiak Public library. Both numbe...
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Obamacare is garbage
To the Editor: Stop! Whoa! Obamacare? If this type of government insurance is no good why don’t they throw it in the garbage!? Instead of constantly yaking about how it is hurting the country. One mistake in the first place was to name it after a president. An insurance named after a president? Sounds dictatorial to me. Is this why they call the president “KING” now? Paul Revere is here! Wake up America! Again! Wa...
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Garden Gate: Back from a Hawaiian vacation
After a 2-week vacation in Hawaii, we stepped off the plane in Kodiak to a landscape that was much colder than how we left it. No more rain and squishy lawns. The dry, cool air tingled our noses and snow brightened the dull landscape we endured through January. The big thaw was over. We drove home, unlocked the front door and took a few steps across the tile floor. “It’s cold in here,” I said. We checked the therm...
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Fish Factor: A switch in bait could save halibut longliners money
Bait is always a big expenditure for many fishing businesses and pollock could help cut costs for Alaska halibut longliners who fish in the Gulf. Researchers have tested pollock in two projects to see if it might replace pricier chum salmon as halibut bait. Fish biologists use over 300,000 pounds of chums in their stock surveys each year, costing nearly half a million dollars. The baits are used at more than 1,200...
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Kodiak boys split with Soldotna
Kodiak’s boys basketball team split a pair of Northern Lights Conference games with Soldotna on the Kenai Peninsula. On Friday, Kodiak escaped with a 55-51 overtime victory. On Saturday, Kodiak led by 13 points at halftime, but couldn’t hold on for the win, losing 59-49. The Bears still lead the NLC with a 6-2 record, 11-7 overall. Colony stands at 5-2, while Wasilla is 3-2. Kodiak is 1-2 against Soldotna this sea...
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Playbook: Feb. 17
Monday, Feb. 17 Girls basketball: Kodiak vs. Colony at Kodiak High School. C squad, 4 p.m.; junior varsity, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18 Girls basketball: Kodiak vs. Colony at Kodiak High School. C squad, 4 p.m.; junior varsity, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.
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Costello earns top award
Sean Costello was a multiple state champion wrestler for Kodiak High School and now he is the state’s top coach. Kodiak’s third-year coach was named the 4A head coach of the year at last Saturday’s state championship tournament at Bartlett High School in Anchorage. It came as a surprise to Costello that his coaching peers honored him with the award. “It definitely caught me a little off guard,” Costello said. “We ...
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Capitol Report: Feb. 14
Hello again. We are almost a third of the way through this year’s legislative session and the pace of work has, as usual, been busy around the Capitol. Two items that seem to be drawing the most attention so far are the school vouchers resolution and the governor’s natural gas pipeline legislation. Education Vouchers This session, I have received a great deal of correspondence on the student vouchers resolution (S...
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Amazing Nature: Love on the evolutionary mistletoe
Nearing Valentines Day the stores are packed with flowers, cards, red heart balloons, chocolates, and all sorts of gifts that are supposed to signal love to another. While commerce has derailed Valentines into a generel exchange of pleasantries to celebrate all sorts of love, there are profound differences between the love a mother feels towards her baby and the courtship of a potential mate. Obviously, these form...
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