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GOODBYE, KODIAK: Former Jackson Mobile Home Park owner sheds tears before leaving Emerald Isle
Starletta Jackson waved at the Tustumena ferry, cupped her cheeks with the palm of her hands and wiped away her tears while looking out the window of her home. “Hi, everybody,” she said as if the passengers could hear her, as the vessel traversed the Woody Island channel. “I always wave at them when it comes in.” Jackson’s home of many years was almost empty Saturday, all the fine furniture taken hours earlier by ...
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KHS baseball ends season with loss to Ketchikan
Kodiak's first trip to the state baseball tournament since 2013 ended on Friday. Alaska Gatorade Player of the Year Nathan Bonck hit a grand slam and drove in five in leading Ketchikan to an 11-4 victory in a consolation bracket game at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage. Kodiak, the Southcentral Conference runner-up, finished its season with a 16-12 record after dropping both games at the the state tournament — the Bea...
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Softball knocked out of state tournament
There was no miracle run through the small-school state softball tournament for Kodiak. The Bears got knocked out of the tournament with a 7-2 loss to Hutchison and a 21-6 defeat to North Pole at the South Davis Complex in Fairbanks. Kodiak finished its season with a 6-11 record. Hutchison's Kimi Duffield struck out the first four batters and ended with 10 for the game to power the Hawks to their first state tourn...
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A Catt Farewell: Father, daughter to finish careers at state tournament
A pair of Catts will be ending their Kodiak softball careers over the weekend at the small-school state championships at South Davis Field in Fairbanks. Sam Catt will be coaching his final game, while daughter Dannika will end a very productive four-year career that saw her player nearly every position. She has spent time in the outfield, shortstop, first base and second base (in practice). “I like to be put where...
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Interview with 2 Jackson Mobile Home Park residents
Editor’s note: Two Jackson Mobile Home Park residents shared their opinions Saturday about the sale of the property. One of them requested anonymity due to the sensitive nature of her employment. Excerpts of the interviews: Reynaldo Dela Cruz, 68, a Kodiak resident since 1980: “It took us a long time saving money, so we could buy a home. And then, just like that, you are getting kicked out. We don’t know where to ...
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Guiding, ranching prepared Nathan Mudd for mission work
As far as Nathan Mudd was concerned, no other earthly job could compare to what he was doing — ranching and bear guiding. It just didn’t get any better than that. But Nathan knew this work was temporary. Actually, it turned out to be a preparation for his pastoral internship in Kettle Falls, an Eastern Washington logging town where hunting is a favorite pastime. “It makes an easy door for me,” said Nathan, who ran...
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Giggling kids get ready for night of improv comedy
A dozen kids filled the stage with giggles and hilarious lines on Thursday as they prepared for a performance to cap a week of learning and practicing improv comedy in a Kodiak Arts Council Sum’Arts camp. The dozen kids spent an hour and a half every day this week practicing through skits, games and exercises. This year’s “Improvise This! class was the biggest instructor Michelle Griffin has taught since she began...
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Dream mile highlights all-star track meet
An elite field of milers will headline the third Brian Young Invitational on Saturday night at Joe Floyd Track and Field. A mix of professional, Kodiak alumni and high school runners will toe the line shortly after 7 p.m. in the Alaska Dream Mile, a new event to Kodiak’s annual all-star track and field meet that showcases the state’s small-school and large-school athletes. “The tradition of having a dream mile is ...
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Kodiak baseball falls to Chugiak
Chugiak’s Sam Hanson shut the door on Kodiak’s chances of claiming a baseball state title. On a day where pitching dominated the state tournament, Hanson authored a gem in beating Kodiak 7-0 Thursday evening at Mulcahy Field in Anchorage. The Bears (16-11) dropped to the consolation bracket and will play Ketchikan at 1 p.m. today, while the Mustangs moved into a semifinal matchup against surprise winner West Valle...
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Why church — or even God? Many seek answers
Ministers and rabbis throughout the U.S. have been asking themselves the question for several years now, "Why don't people go to church these days?" Depending on who they talk to, they then try to apply what they have learned to their various churches, coming up with things such as folk instruments and popular songs in church (1960s and 1970s), being more down-to-earth buddies who drink and party with their parish...
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