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Volunteers work to move donated World War II searchlight from Oregon to Kodiak
A bunker in Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park used to contain a searchlight used during World War II, and two volunteers are trying to bring one to Kodiak to place in the park. Retired school teacher Nancy and retired machinist and tool-and-die maker Chuck Meitle live in Oregon but are volunteering at Fort Abercrombie for their fourth summer. While in Oregon, they spotted a bunch of searchlights in a field an...
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Rohrer hired as new director of student activities
One of Debbie Rohrer’s goals when she graduated from Kodiak High School was to someday work in the school’s athletic department. She can now check off one of her goals. Rohrer is the Kodiak Island Borough School District’s new director of student activities, a job that encompasses athletics and activities at the high school. “My plan was to always come back to Kodiak and I wanted to coach at the high school and be...
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Public Safety Blotter: June 19
June 8 Around 2:22 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. At 2:42 a.m., police advised a driver on Ismailov Street about having no license plate light. At 9:58 a.m., police responded to larceny from a building on Ole Johnson Avenue. It was a civil issue, and police advised them of their options. At 10 a.m., police responded to malicious mischief on Rezanof Drive East. It was civil issue, and police advise...
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TAPESTRY: Children honor fathers for priceless legacy
Their names are inscribed on gravestones, but the legacies of these men are remembered by their children, who honor them on this Father’s Day. Fisherman/rancher DeWitt Fields is buried in an open meadow on his beloved Bear Island overlooking the Shelikof Strait. This location is “untrammeled by the insignificant minutiae of life,” said his son, Dr. Weston Fields. The place is “as tranquil as was Dad’s soul.” DeWit...
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In the Courts: June 19
Caleb A. Bennett pleaded guilty to criminal trespass in the second degree. Bennett was sentenced to 10 days in jail. Romel Gueco Bermudo pleaded guilty to harassment in the second degree — likely to provoke violence. Bermudo was sentenced to 90 days in jail (90 suspended) and fined $1,500 ($1,250 suspended) and ordered to complete 30 hours of community work service and placed on probation for two years. Wayne Buck...
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My personal experience about life after death
I got an ominous email today from an address that was a string of numbers, and that said only and ominously, "The death speaker is at 4 p.m. Friday." Not that I'm afraid of dying, despite our culture's denial, and flight, and extreme efforts to distance itself from old people, talking about terminal illness, or death. I once gave a presentation at a statewide church event in North Carolina about Alcoholism, and wa...
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Playbook: June 19
Friday, June 19 Baseball: Kodiak American Legion Post 17 vs. Eagle River at Baranof Field, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 20 Baseball: Kodiak American Legion Post 17 vs. Eagle River at Baranof Field, noon and 3 p.m. Sunday, June 21 Baseball: Kodiak American Legion Post 17 vs. Eagle River at Baranof Field, 11 a.m.
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Thomet races in Seattle
The Levi Thomet summer tour is making a stop in the Pacific Northwest. The recently graduated Kodiak High School star is running the two-mile at the Brooks PR Invitational Saturday at Shoreline High School in Seattle, Washington. Every athlete competing was mailed a golden ticket to the meet. The two-mile is the second event of the meet, and is scheduled for 12:45 p.m. Alaska time. Thomet is one of 14 runners in a...
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Post 17 hosts Eagle River
Kodiak Post 17 begins a three-day, four-game homestand Friday against Eagle River. Friday’s nonleague American Legion AA baseball game starts at 6:30 p.m., while Saturday’s league doubleheader begins at noon. The weekend finishes with a nonleague game at 11 a.m. Sunday. Post 17 is coming off a season-opening sweep of the Kenai Twins, winning 14-4 and 3-2. The final game was won when Aaron Hocum looped a single ove...
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Borough releases application to fill assembly vacancy
The Kodiak Island Borough has released the application for people interested in filling the assembly seat that will be vacant starting in July. Interested parties must be a one-year or more resident of the borough and a qualified voter. They also must be willing to file a financial disclosure statement required by the State of Alaska if they are appointed, and can’t “hold any other compensated borough office or bo...
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