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Viola Jean Johnson
Longtime Kodiak resident Viola Jean Johnson, 50, passed away from cancer on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. A celebration of Viola’s life was held at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 19, 2013 at Seahawk Air in Kodiak. Her ashes will be set free on the Kodiak and Hawaiian islands at a later date. Viola was born April 1, 1963 to Paul and Vi (McAdams) Johnson in Van Nuys, Calif. She moved t...
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Young leaders conference drops into Kodiak
This week young leaders in Kodiak will meet with other emerging leaders from around the state to discuss professional development and policy in Alaska. The Emerging Leaders Dialogue rotates to a different location each year, and this is the first time it has taken place in Kodiak. The Institute of the North puts on the event. “The reason we moved around the state and the reason we’re in Kodiak this year is to conn...
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Graduates few in rural schools
It’s graduation week for Kodiak’s rural schools. This week Port Lions and Karluk will each graduate three seniors, while Akhiok and Larsen Bay each graduate one. Ouzinkie graduated three seniors on Thursday. Akhiok graduating senior Stephanie Rachelle Brenteson said she is looking forward to her graduation, even though it’s a walk she’s taking alone. “It’s a pretty big deal to us,” she said. “I have to make a big ...
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Public Safety Blotter: May 21
Thursday, May 16 • At 3:09 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 3:48 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Chichenoff Street. • At 7:29 a.m., a caller reported a vehicle just backed into his. Both parties exchanged information. • At 8:40 a.m., a man was arrested for driving without a valid license, violating limitations of his license, no insurance and custodial duties. • At 2:05 p.m., a man wa...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Fresh fish on the table
We dropped into a favorite restaurant for dinner last night, and their special was fresh halibut. Now I remember! Frozen halibut that’s been carefully packaged is excellent, but fresh is even better. That’s true for most fish. You can have dandy eating from the freezer, but it can be so much sweeter and more flavorful when fresh. My wife and I took our first bites at the same time. She looked up at me and smiled. ...
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KHS unified track team competes at state
A group of athletes from Kodiak made state history over the weekend. Kodiak’s Rebekah Anderson, Emmelia Dresdow, Lucky Keodovangdy and Kordell Pillians participated in the first unified events held at the state track and field championships in Fairbanks. The events combined students with and without intellectual disabilities. Six unified teams from across the state competed against each other in the 100-meter dash...
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Kodiak boys win school’s third state track and field title
One by one, members of Kodiak’s boys track and field team entered the Benny Benson Kodiak State Airport terminal late Saturday night to the chant of “champions” coming from the small contingent of fans gathered to celebrate the Bears’ achievements. Two plane rides and hours before, the boys with blue hair captured the school’s third 4A state track and field championship at a winter-like Lathrop High School in Fair...
May 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thelma C prepared for home
After more than a year of restoration, the Kodiak Maritime Museum’s Thelma C is ready for its new home on the Kodiak waterfront. On Saturday, volunteers finished cleaning the Thelma C restoration site at Kodiak College, preparing the wooden fishing boat for storage until construction is finished on a permanent display stand downtown. “We’re buttoning her up,” said Kodiak Maritime Museum executive director Toby Sul...
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Shirley Janette Beehler
Longtime Kodiak resident Shirley Janette Beehler passed away at her home in Flemington, Mo. on April 9. She was 77. Shirley was born in Parnell, Mo. to Vea and Izola Arnold on March 9, 1936. She graduated from St. Charles Community High School on June 10, 1955 and married her sweetheart, Asa Beehler, eight days later. Asa and Shirley lived in Illinois and had two sons, Bruce and Kevin Beehler. The Beehler family a...
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Kodiak Coast Guardsman receives military service award
A Kodiak-based Coast Guard rescue swimmer was named the GEICO 2012 Military Service winner for his work in drug and alcohol abuse prevention. Claude Morrissey traveled with his family to Washington D.C. last month to receive the award at the annual GEICO Military Service Awards dinner. Each year for the last 25 years, GEICO has recognized one enlisted member nationwide from each of the five branches of the militar...
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