Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Kiwanis prep for annual Christmas tree sale
It may have been the day before Thanksgiving, but more than 40 volunteers gathered at the World Wide Movers warehouse on Wednesday to prepare for Christmas. With all the volunteers, unloading a container van full of more than 300 Christmas trees, wreaths, garlands and swags for the Kiwanis Christmas tree sale took just 37 minutes, one of the best times ever, said Kodiak Kiwanis president Drew DeVries. “We couldn’t...
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Troopers ask for help in two burglaries
The Alaska State Troopers are asking for the public to contact them with any information regarding the theft of Christmas decorations from a storage unit and the theft of a television from a residence. A storage unit at Kodiak Transfer Inc. on Old Tom Stiles Road was broken into and about $2,000 in Christmas decorations was stolen sometime in the past five months. In a separate incident, a Kodiak resident notified...
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No home meet for KHS wrestling this season
When the 2015 Kodiak wrestling schedule came out, there were two homes meets on the calendar. Unfortunately, neither of the two meets materialized. So, for the first time in decades, the Bears will not wrestle at home. “This is terrible,” Kodiak first-year coach Mike Hautala said. “It feels like we don’t have a home. What makes it hard is getting Kodiak excited about wrestling. If we don’t have a face, we lose tha...
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Peter Ramaglia
April 23, 1922 - October 5, 2015 If you wrote a book about Pete Ramaglia, these milestones would just represent a few highlights of the amazing man's life. Peter was born Pieatro Ramaglia, to Vincenzio and Pasqualine Ramaglia, immigrants from Rippabottini, Italy, on April 23, 1922, in Seattle, Washington. Pete was one of six children. Growing up during the depression was hard on the Ramaglia family, yet Pete alway...
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Susan Eileen Ramaglia
January 2, 1943-November 8, 2015 Susan Ramaglia passed away November 8 at her home in Anacortes, surrounded by her loving family. Susan was born Jan 2, 1943 in Hollywood California to Eileen (O'Hearn) and Fred Pate. Her father worked a Columbia Pictures Movie Studio, where her mother was a movie star. The family lived in California for the first few years of Susans life before moving to Normandy Park, Washington. ...
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TAPESTRY: Lasting friendship spanned elementary to adulthood
Guessing the identity of a boat coming into port was a game that close friends, Eric Olsen and Cecil Sholl, Jr., used to play. Cecil was usually the first to correctly guess the name of the boat. He knew boats; he studied them; photographed them and produced calendars featuring their photos. One of his favorite boats was the Devotion, manufactured by Hanson Boats, a company that he admired. It was the Devotion tha...
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ALUMNI ROUNDUP: Seawolves fall in final
Hannah Wandersee’s first Great Alaska Shootout didn’t end victorious. The University of Alaska Anchorage women’s basketball team fell 62-58 to NCAA Division I Western Kentucky in Wednesday’s championship game at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage. The loss marked UAA’s fourth straight in the Shootout title game. The Seawolves were able to play the game as an exhibition under the NCAA’s ‘discretionary exemptio...
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TEEING OFF: Gizmo is thankful for his brother, PJ
While I spent most of Thanksgiving Day at work, Gizmo enjoyed the day with his brother, Pepper Jack. It was the first Turkey Day the two spent together. Pepper Jack, a 6-year-old Japanese Chin, joined the family during the summer. His mom adopted him while I was in Anchorage coaching baseball. I was fine with one dog, but mom thought Gizmo needed a friend. Gizzy is thankful for that as he now has a pal to watch sp...
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Alaska State Troopers: Nov. 27
Nov. 9 At 9:30 p.m., Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a man who had a no bail warrant for failing to comply with court conditions on a charge of driving under the influence in Valdez at the Kodiak Airport. He was arrested and taken to jail for 30 days. Nov. 16 At 2:43 p.m., a family member reported that a Chignik Bay woman left her elderly parents in Kodiak unattended and consumed alcohol. Alaska State Troopers ...
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In the Courts: Nov. 27
Andresito Bautista Jr. pleaded guilty to driving without a license. Bautista Jr. was sentenced to 30 days in jail (30 suspended) and placed on probation for 18 months and required to complete 25 hours of community work service. Samuel Bennett pleaded no contest to minor in possession or consumption of alcohol. Gerie E. Botz pleaded guilty to reckless driving. Botz was sentenced to 60 days in jail (59 suspended) an...
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