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Kodiak High School graduates gather for 50th reunion
These elders — many of them grandmas and grandpas — were kids back in the 1960s when Kodiak was in step with the rest of the world with new dances, flat-top, fuzzy and puffy hair-dos, Nehru jackets, bikinis and mini-skirts. These aging folks became lawyers, fishermen, Native leaders, artists, teachers, wives, businessmen, mechanics, laborers, pastors and Hebrew scholars. These were the Kodiak High School graduates...
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Finding the story behind Fort Abercrombie's guns
During World War II, two eight-inch guns were placed at Miller Point in Fort Abercrombie just in case the military would need to stave off an attack. The guns were not new when they came to Kodiak. They had been aboard battleships and made a 43,000-mile trip around the world. Finding out where the guns came from was the project of Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park volunteer Nancy Meitle. Nancy and her husband...
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Kodiak 4-H students learn in DC
Eight Kodiak 4-H teens visited Washington, D.C., this month to learn about the government and discuss ways for the students to help their communities. Mallory Arnold, Ali Kostelecky, Erica Kostelecky, Rosemary Eufemio, Sarah Teuber, Novalyn Alvarez and Sage Alvarez, who are all part of the local 4-H Club’s teen leaders group, headed to DC with chaperone Lisa Kostelecky for Citizenship Washington Focus, which aims ...
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OP-ED: Questioning safety, necessity of vaccines
It is a scientific fact that vaccines cause severe injuries and deaths to a percentage of those vaccinated. Vaccines are considered “unavoidably unsafe” by U.S. law. Those pushing the vaccines claim they are attempting to protect the majority while sacrificing the minority. In other words, they say they’re doing it for the “greater good.” In 1986, Congress passed the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (“The Act...
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TROOPER REPORT
July 17 Alaska State Troopers observed a minor two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Thurston Lane and Spruce Cape Road. They found a woman in a Toyota Camry hit another woman in a GMC Sierra while the Camry driver was trying to merge onto Spruce Cape Road. The drivers exchanged information, and the Camry driver was cited for having no proof of insurance. July 20 At 12:20 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a ...
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Kodiak-based helicopter saves mariner near Unalaska
A Kodiak-based Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued an injured person from a vessel near Unalaska/Dutch Harbor on Tuesday, according to a Coast Guard news release. The MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and its crew were in Cold Bay temporarily for another case when they were notified of the injured person. The injured man was aboard the 360-foot processor Northern Victor, which was located in Beaver Inlet, according to the ...
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STAGE & SCREEN: You’ve already seen ‘Southpaw’ many times
“Southpaw” (2015) is a conventional, cookie-cutter rags-to-riches to-rags-to-redemption -to-riches film. While a better made film than many of its multitude of lookalike productions, “Southpaw” is, nonetheless, what it is — predictable and pedestrian. Billy Hope (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a high-flying world champion fighter who has won all 43 of his professional fights. He is a physical specimen of estimable proportion...
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POLICE BLOTTER
July 14 At 12:51 a.m., a caller reported an annoying animal on Jackson Lane. It’s under investigation. At 10:59 a.m., a caller reported fraud on West Marine Way. It’s under investigation. At 1:11 p.m., police admonished a speeding driver on Mill Bay Road. At 1:21 p.m., a caller reported forgery on West Marine Way. It’s under investigation. At 1:46 p.m., police criminally banned a man from West Marine Way. At 3:14 ...
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Patricia Ellen Simeonoff (Hangstefer), 68
Long-time Kodiak resident Patricia Ellen Simeonoff (Hangstefer), 68, passed away on July 14, 2015, in Anchorage, Alaska. The oldest of five children, Patricia was born on June 27, 1947, to John and Rita Hangstefer in Detroit, Michigan. Shortly after her birth she moved with her parents to western Washington State, before moving to Kodiak as a teenager in 1961 and attending high school here. While in high school sh...
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Eagle River spoils Bears’ final outing
Kodiak Post 17’s American Legion baseball season came to an abrupt end with two straight defeats in the Matson Lines Invitational at Bartlett High School in Anchorage. In the tournament opener on Tuesday, the Bears were done in by errors and walks in a 13-6 loss to West Anchorage. In Wednesday’s losers bracket game, Kodiak failed to hold a late lead and lost 5-3. Post 17 finished its second varsity season with a 9...
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