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Let every nation know
“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty. This much we pledge and more.” This excerpt from JFK’s inaugural address on Jan. 20, 1961 still rings true to our present day. JFK said, “We dare not tempt them with weakness.” A Democratic presiden...
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Thomet zooms to finals
Kodiak’s Levi Thomet didn’t have any trouble advancing to the 3,200-meter finals at the Simplot Games in Pocatello, Idaho. The senior Thomet recorded the second-fastest time in Thursday’s preliminary heats and safely secured a spot in Saturday’s finals that begin at 1:40 p.m. Alaska time. Thomet won his heat — the second of five — with a time of 9 minutes, 30.37 seconds. Senior Elijah Armstrong, who is from Pocate...
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Kodiak girls can’t overcome Thunder Mt.
By DEREK CLARKSTON Mirror Writer A 19-point first-half deficit was too much for Kodiak to overcome Thursday against Thunder Mountain. The Bears gave it their best shot, but fell 56-44 in a girls basketball nonconference game in the capital city. Kodiak, plagued with early turnovers problems, was outscored 17-6 in the opening quarter. Thunder Mountain, a team that was ranked No. 1 earlier this season, pushed the ma...
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Macahilas rolls third perfecto
Stefan Macahilas gave his best shot at setting a new Tropic Lanes record, but came up just short on Tuesday night. The Kodiak resident rolled an 816 series during co-ed league play. Philip Obas owns the house record for the best three-game set with 852 pins. Macahilas produced a 279 in the first game, a 300 in the second and a 237 in the third. The Kodiak High School graduate has rolled three perfect games this se...
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Playbook: Feb. 20
Friday, Feb. 20 Girls Basketball: Kodiak at Juneau. Varsity, 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21 Girls Basketball: Kodiak at Thunder Mountain. Varsity, 6 p.m.
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Volleyball club hosts men’s tourney
The men of the island will get the chance to display their volleyball skills Saturday at Kodiak High School. The Kodiak Island Volleyball Club is hosting its third Men’s 4-on-4 Tournament that begins with pool play at 9:30 a.m. In pool play, teams play two games to 21 points. Teams will then be seeded into a bracket and play best of three matches. Entry fee is $10 per team, with proceeds going to the volleyball cl...
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KMS wresters net 7 placers at Houston
After a bumpy ferry ride, the Kodiak Middle School wrestling team shook off its sea legs and produced a sixth-place finish at the Houston Smackdown Tournament that finished Saturday. “The kids did very well,” Kodiak coach Steve Rounsaville said. “The ferry trip over was pretty rough, but they recovered.” Simon Swanson (105), Robert Ponte (114) and Joshua Nummer (132) all placed second in their weight classes. John...
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Kodiak Coast Guard swimmer receives DAR Medal of Honor
Jonathan Kreske expected he would have to face potentially panicked mariners who did not speak English. But as soon as he was lowered from the hovering Coast Guard helicopter and his feet hit the deck of the Russian tanker, he knew something had been lost in translation. A call had gone out for assistance for an injured man, but little else had been conveyed. Kreske was led first to a man whose feet had been sever...
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Animal shelter gets first transferred pet
The Kodiak Animal Shelter has received their first pet transferred to Kodiak from a mainland shelter in order to offer more adoptable pets in Kodiak and relieve the pressure on other shelters. Kyla, a two-year-old sled dog, arrived at the shelter almost two weeks ago from the City of Kenai Animal Shelter and is now available for adoption. “She is a very sweet dog and her personality is phenomenal,” said shelter ma...
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Alaska State Troopers: Feb. 19
Feb. 15 At 2:22 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a woman refusing to leave a residence. The investigation found that a woman had trespassed and she was also on conditions of release from a previous case to obey all laws. She was arrested on suspicion of criminal trespass and violating conditions of release. Illegal drugs are believed to be a factor.
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