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Wilma Finlay
Wilma Finlay died on Monday, Nov. 12 at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center in Kodiak. She was 100 years old. Wilma was born June 11, 1912 in Kooskia, Idaho to John Franklin Brown and Pearl Evelyn Makinster. She was the first daughter and fourth child of 10 born to the couple. As a child, Wilma traveled from Idaho to Pennsylvania and back to California and Oregon with her family as a migrant worker. At age 18,...
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Little League plans winter clinics
Baseball is months away, but not for Kodiak youths. The Kodiak Little League is organizing a winter baseball skills clinic that will happen once a month through February. "There is nowhere here to practice in the winter," KLL secretary Candice Griswold said. "Kids get in and want to start pitching again and they are not ready. To actually make us be competitive at the all-star level is what we are gearing up to." ...
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Tapestry: Wilma Finlay’s century-long journey
On a quiet, uneventful Monday afternoon while people immersed themselves in their work, school and their personal affairs, Kodiak lost 100 years of stories, kind deeds, memories and wise counsel as Wilma Finlay breathed her last in her room at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center, where she had been staying since she underwent treatment of a broken wrist in early October. Shortly before Wilma died, her son, Dal...
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In the Courts: Nov. 16
Charges dismissed • Two charges of violating conditions of release against William Mecham, 20, were dismissed Oct. 5. • A charge of first-degree vehicle theft and two charges of fifth-degree criminal mischief against Kevin Brennick, 53, were dismissed Oct. 31. • Charges of public consumption of liquor and public possession of liquor against Gabriel Feliciano, 30, were dismissed Nov. 8. • Charges of fourth-degree a...
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Around Kodiak: Nov. 16
The Baranov Museum hosts a special open house geared toward educators 2-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Learn how to bring traveling exhibits to your classroom and find out what lessons can be taught at a museum field trip. Call Sarah Short, the museum’s education curator, at 486-5911 or email education@baranovmuseum.org. The annual Beta Sigma Phi Christmas Bazaar takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the St....
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Kodiak man accused of stealing van and fishing gear
A Kodiak man is accused of stealing a van and fishing gear. Vladimir Poplavkov, 23, is scheduled to be arraigned in Kodiak district court today. According to court documents, the theft allegedly occurred between 3 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. Oct. 10. The van's owner reported his blue Chevy van had been stolen from his job at A-1 Timber at Lash Dock. The man later found his van in Kodiak. When he recovered it, he noticed so...
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Child's rare eye problem solved with special glasses
Nels Jensen has struggled with reading his whole life. Jensen, 16, knows how to read, but for him the words just don't look the way they are supposed to. Now he finally knows why. Last month, Jensen found out he has Irlen syndrome. The rare disorder is not a problem with the eye, but a problem with the way the brain processes visual information. People with Irlen syndrome see distorted image when they try to read ...
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Anchorage museum attracts Kodiak kids to science night
On Tuesday night, the Kodiak National Guard armory was turned into a science gallery. For the second year, the Anchorage Museum brought science exhibits to Kodiak for kids and families. Betany Porter, interdisciplinary museum educator for the Anchorage Museum, said the science night gives educators a chance to explain the science behind what is happening in the Arctic, stimulate community-wide discussions about sc...
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Derby team recruiting new members
The Rock Island Rollers, Kodiak’s roller derby team, is looking for fresh meat.  The Rollers hosted an open practice Tuesday evening at St. Mary’s School to introduce the sport to prospective players.  “We have had people move out and have had to make some big turnaround,” Rollers vice president Desiree Smude said. “So we are always looking for new people to come in and make it bigger.” Smude said she hopes to put...
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Public Safety Blotter: Nov. 15
Wednesday Nov. 7 • At 6:25 p.m., a caller reported a loose dog on Marine Way. It was gone on arrival. • At 7:35 p.m., an officer found a vehicle that appeared to be on fire; the brakes were smoldering. The owner was contacted and the problem was fixed. • At 8:11 p.m., a woman turned in a wallet. • At 8:49 p.m., an officer investigated a suspicious vehicle on Pillar Mountain. All was OK. • At 9:40 p.m., a man recei...
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