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TAPESTRY: Lutheran crosses world to study Orthodoxy
If you want to study Orthodoxy in Alaska, the best thing to do is to come to Kodiak, where Orthodox missionaries brought the Gospel more than 200 years ago. And that’s exactly what German pastor Imre Istvan did. He wanted to see how the Orthodox faith remains vibrant and life-changing among the faithful, so he hung out with lay people, local clergy, monks and nuns on Spruce and Nilus islands; he attended long, dra...
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Kodiak XC heads to state preview meet
Kodiak’s cross country team was not home for long. After returning Monday from a 10-day trip to the Mainland, the Bears are back on the road, this time competing at Saturday’s Bartlett State Preview meet in Anchorage. Thirty teams — big and small — will get a taste of the state championship course. The girls hit the trail at 11:20 a.m., followed by the boys at noon. Kodiak’s boys finished third in last year’s edit...
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MILESTONE MAN: Keplinger scored Kodiak's first varsity home and away touchdowns
On an overcast August evening, minutes after the conclusion of a Kodiak High School football practice, Zach Keplinger pointed to the north end zone, the spot where he scored the program’s first home varsity touchdown in 2003. Keplinger hauled in a 14-yard reception from quarterback Clyde Valdez in the first quarter of what turned out to be a 26-20 victory over the Valdez Buccaneers. The scoring strike signaled tha...
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ACHIEVERS; McDonald named superintendent of the year
Stewart McDonald has been named “Alaska Superintendent of the Year” for 2017 by the Alaska Superintendents Association, according to a release from the Kodiak Island Borough School District. McDonald received the award during the Aug. 22 regular meeting of the KIBSD Board of Education. Lisa Parady, ASA’s executive director, made the trip from Juneau to present the award. During her presentation, Parady called McDo...
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Trusty Tusty, Part 3: Exams and jury-rigging
Editor’s note: This is the third part of a four-part series about the health of the ferry Tustumena and the need to replace the 52-year-old ship. It was first published in the Juneau Empire and has been serialized for your convenience. If it were a car, it would be eligible for the specialty license plates Alaska reserves for antiques. At 52 years old, the Alaska Marine Highway System Ferry Tustumena is older than...
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Getting it together: Council, assembly agree to schedule joint meetings
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and Kodiak City Council will hold meetings every other month to facilitate communication between the two bodies. On Tuesday, at the two governing bodies’ first joint work session in five months, city mayor Pat Branson proposed the bi-monthly meetings, to which the council and assembly members readily agreed. “It’s on our calendar, who shows up, what the agenda might be, it would ...
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shad Austin Loveland
Shad Austin Loveland, 21, passed away suddenly in his home on July 14, 2016. He was born in Kodiak on Sept. 8, 1994, to Kelley and Breck Loveland. Shad is survived by his mom, Kelley Donaldson Loveland of Kodiak; younger sisters, Madison Rose and Shayla Paige Loveland of Kodiak; older sister, Mercedes Loveland of Winchendon, Massachusetts; and father, Breck Loveland of Elma, Washington. Shad loved being in the woo...
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College seeks non-credit ideas, teachers
Kodiak College received approximately 100 applications from prospective new students for the semester beginning Monday, but the institution is hoping for even more students as it introduces new non-credit courses in the coming months. The community courses are part of an initiative that began last spring and includes maritime courses offered through the maritime workforce development department. Heather Corriere, ...
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alaska State Troopers: Aug. 25
Aug. 18 At approximately 1:30 p.m., Alaska State Troopers were notified of a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) vehicle going through the construction area near mile 11 of the Chiniak Highway. The driver was said to have disobeyed the flagger and pilot car and had sped through the construction area recklessly. Troopers responded to the area and found the REDDI vehicle in the ditch at mile 15. The dr...
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Public Safety Blotter: Aug. 25
July 19 At 12 a.m., police arrested a man in the 400 block of West Marine Way on suspicion of assault in the third degree – domestic violence and violating conditions of release. At 10 a.m., a person reported neighbor dogs in the 1200 block of Father Herman Street bark continuously when outside. It was quiet when police arrived, and they will check back. At 11 a.m., a man reported items stolen from his fishing ves...
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