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Religion: St. Mary’s priest is man of many talents, interests
What does an image of a man riding a donkey say about God? Quite a lot, says Fr. Frank Reitter, St. Mary’s Catholic parish priest. “God is one who carries us; He’s the one who leads us home; He’s the one who bears our burdens,” Reitter explains. Reitter made this theological statement in a short story about a monsignor who hires a man to paint a mural that will depict the face of God. When the monsignor sees a pai...
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Amazing Nature: Lessons from oil spills
The most rewarding part about teaching is to see students become involved, begin to own the information given to them and take off on new academic adventures. It is a beautiful experience when a student brings a new tool or source of information to the class, thus teaching the teacher. This morning, through one of those interactions, I learned about Google Trends, a tool on the Google Browser that allows one to lo...
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Health forum scheduled next week
Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center is holding a free informational forum on Tuesday in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and National Physical Therapy Month. “October is breast cancer awareness month and also physical therapy month,” Providence spokesperson Karen Leatherman said. “It’s a great opportunity to talk about some of the awareness on both topics that relate to breast cancer.” Forum top...
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Parks and Rec: Oct. 25-Nov. 1
Oct. 25 - Nov. 1 AQUATICS Daily Schedule: Following is the daily schedule for the pool. Friday, Oct. 25 Morning Lap — 5:30 –6:45 a.m. Noon Lap — 11:30 – 12:15 p.m. Evening Open — 7 – 8:30 p.m. Evening Lap — 8:30  – 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 Lap/ Aerobics — 9 – 10:30 a.m. Afternoon Open — 3 – 5 p.m. Evening Lap — 5 – 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 Family — 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Evening Lap — 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Evening Open — 6:...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 25
Wednesday, Oct. 23 • At 10:11 a.m., a caller reported a rifle was missing. He called back later and said he had found it. • At 12:01 p.m., a caller reported a domestic violence restraining order violation. It was a misunderstanding. • At 2:55 p.m., a caller reported the neighbor’s dog is outside barking all of the time. The community services officer could hear the dog barking, but no one was home. • At 2:56 p.m.,...
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Island Flavor: Lobster a hit at VFW Post #7056
If you missed the lobster dinner recently hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7056, I have one thing to say to you. Sorry, Charlie. You missed out on some good taste. Growing up in Colorado, the only lobster I encountered were those that paced pitifully in the tanks at the Red Lobster franchise in Grand Junction. The lobsters the VFW served weren’t local, of course. But the vets had them flown in from Main...
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Runners tackle Pillar Mt. Saturday
The Orion’s Mountain Shop Reverse Pillar Mountain Run and Relay is Saturday. The 9-mile race begins at 10 a.m. at Orion’s on Mill Bay Road. The course follows the road to Swampy Acres, just past Deadman’s Curve. At Swampy Acres, runners navigate a trail up Pillar Mountain then go back down on Pillar Mountain Road. The race ends at Orion’s. A relay team can consist of three runners. Registration for the race begins...
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Playbook: Oct. 25
Friday, Oct. 25 Volleyball: Kodiak vs. the Service/Dimond Tournament in Anchorage, 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 Running: Orion’s Mountain Shop Reverse Pillar Mountain Run and Relay, 10 a.m. Volleyball: Kodiak at the Service/Dimond Tournament in Anchorage, 9 a.m.
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City considers limiting park hours
The city of Kodiak isn’t looking for luck as it fights park vandalism. Ordinance 1313, up for consideration by the Kodiak City Council at 7:30 p.m. tonight, would establish operating hours for all city parks. Get caught in a park after hours, and you could be charged with a misdemeanor. According to city documents, Ordinance 1313 sets park hours as 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. from May through August. From September through ...
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Woman accused of vehicle theft
A Kodiak woman is facing a felony theft charge for allegedly stealing a pickup truck from a man she knew. Vikki Kennedy, 58, was arraigned in Kodiak District Court on Monday on one count of first-degree vehicle theft, a class C felony. According to court documents, on Oct. 20, a 49-year-old Kodiak man reported his 1995 Dodge pickup truck had been stolen. Alaska State Troopers contacted the man, who said Kennedy to...
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