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Mountain Views: Best reader helped with ‘marshmellows’
Less than two weeks ago, I lost my No. 1 Mountain Views reader: my mom. My mom passed away after a sudden illness and I was right alongside during her final months and days. Over the years, my mom always cheered me on from the sidelines about my writing. As the saying goes, “she had my back.” She would occasionally text or email telling me how she enjoyed different blog pieces or newspaper column pieces. Her one m...
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TAPESTRY: Mission to serve: Visitor helps houses, hearts
Knowing that he helped needy people in Kodiak put a brighter smile on Xaviar McFall’s radiant face. “I love being able to help out the community,” said McFall, a summer volunteer for the Alaska Mission and Retreat program. A team of 25, led by Alaska Mission and Retreat founder Brenda Crim, came to Kodiak last week to perform community projects and set up a booth at the Crab Festival, where they gave away lemonade...
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Achievers: June 3
Nolan Wandersee of Kodiak has been named to the Dean’s list at Hastings College in Hasting, Nebraska, for the spring 2016 semester. To be eligible for the list, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.7 to 4.0 on a 4.0 scale, and be registered for full-time course work. Jacqueline Madsen of Kodiak received a Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Award during a ceremony held in Anchorage on May 19. Accordi...
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Smiley gets nod for assembly vacancy
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly’s newest member is Scott Smiley. Applicants Smiley and Monique Lewis were nominated by assembly members before the members voted by secret ballot during Thursday’s regular meeting. The vote tied 3-3 and was broken by Mayor Jerrol Friend. Lewis and Smiley along with Jeffrey Stewart applied for the vacancy, but Stewart withdrew his name earlier this week, citing an irregular schedu...
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CHICK PRIEST: No easy answers for homeless, impaired
Sitting in the Alaska Coffee Roasting Co. this time, reflectinga on my last couple of weeks at St. Matthew’s in Fairbanks. I am temporarily occupying the footsteps of the former rector here, the Rev. Scott Fisher, known as “Father Scott” by many of the community. He is held in high esteem by church people and non-church people alike. All are parishioners, in his (correct) way of thinking, and his theology. Because...
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Rural grads set sights on college
While the graduation of 166 students at Kodiak High School may have drawn the biggest crowd, five smaller high school graduation ceremonies in the school district brought just as much excitement and promise. In total, eight students graduated from the Kodiak Island Borough School District’s rural schools, including two each from Akhiok, Ouzinkie, and Larsen Bay schools, and one each from Old Harbor and Danger Bay ...
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Burglary suspects out on bail
In hearings on Tuesday, suspects in a series of burglaries last month were released on bond, pending preliminary hearings on June 10. Kodiak Superior Court Judge Steve Cole set bonds for Desiree Heglin and Richard Knagin at $5,000 each. They are ordered to have no contact with each other. Alaska State Troopers arrested the pair May 20 on a trail near Beaver Lake Road. According to the trooper report, Heglin and Kn...
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Public Safety Blotter: June 2
May 25 At approximately 10 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a theft from a residence. Investigation revealed a Samsung 3 III 10-inch tablet had been stolen. The investigation is ongoing. If anyone has information regarding this case, they are encouraged to contact the AST at 486-4121 or Crime Stoppers at 486-3113. May 26 Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a 33-year-old Kodiak man while he was fishi...
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Week in Words: Band banished by bureaucratic bungle
One of my daughters, an incoming freshman at Kodiak High School, told me she is glad she is not in middle school band anymore. This shocked me. She plays the clarinet, and played it consistently well. Well enough for her to earn Mr. Lhotka’s coveted Director’s Award this year for dedication and conducting when he was unable to. She worked hard at it and seemed to enjoy the music they played this year. The word “ba...
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Bennett, Walton earn all-conference nods
Kodiak baseball’s string of winning three straight Southcentral Conference South Division most valuable player awards was snapped, but the Bears did have a pair of players get recognized for their play this season. Sam Bennett and Shaun Walton earned all-conference honors, which were announced Saturday at the regional tournament in Kenai. Bennett, a senior, was placed on the first team. He led Kodiak in batting av...
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