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Kodiakan tops in Marine officer class
General Robert B. Neller, 37th commandant of the Marine Corps, spoke to the Corp’s newest officers during the largest OCS Graduation Ceremony since 2009 aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, on Aug. 6, according to a Marine release. “If you take that commission, and wear the gold bar of a second lieutenant, there are Marines that are going to wait for you to walk out in front of them,” said Neller. For Sgt....
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PREP PICKS: 2016 high school football season begins today
It’s go time for high school football teams in the 49th state. It’s also go time for the Daily Mirror’s Prep Pigskin Picks, a weekly piece that is entering its ninth year. Please remember this is purely for fun and entertainment and should not be taken serious, so do not take the picks to your bookie. I strive to hit .800 percent for the season, anything else is a plus. The first week is always tough as informatio...
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WORD AND DEED: Prayer as daily practice
Romans 12:12: “Rejoice in hope, Be Patient in tribulation. Be constant in Prayer. These simple words really anchor a person in the midst of the storms. Have you heard the saying “Practice what you preach”? I find myself practicing these very things daily. Now be mindful, some days are trickier than others and “the only easy day was yesterday”. I say practice because each day, in each situation, each set of conditi...
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In the Courts: Aug. 12
Keith Douglas Bandl, 53,pleaded guilty to attempted assault. He was sentenced to jail 45 days and fined $250. He is on probation until May 11, 2018. Peter Stephen Olsen, 36, pleaded guilty to harassment offensive physical contact. He was sentenced to jail nine days.
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City votes on $25K to ‘influence election’
The Kodiak City Council will vote tonight on a $25,000 appropriation for public information campaigns concerning city employee unionization and borough and city government consolidation. The ordinance up for vote says the campaigns can include “without limitation information that may influence the outcome of the election.” Discussion of the allocation ordinance was not listed on Tuesday’s work session agenda, but ...
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KPD chief to explain terminating body cams
Kodiak Police Chief Ronda Wallace will give a statement to the city council today on the decision to stop using police body cameras. Wallace confirmed to KMXT last week that the Kodiak Police Department no longer requires officers to wear the cameras on their uniforms. Within the past year, KPD body camera footage has been at the center of two lawsuits against the city. In November, Kodiak Public Broadcasting file...
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Grandpa’s GOP held up decency, respect
To the editor: Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined what is happening in my America today. As in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” the crazies are running the asylum. My grandfather Joe was a delegate to the Republican convention that chose Eisenhower to be candidate for the presidency and I am sure that he would be aghast as to what has happened to our democracy, especially to his beloved Republican ...
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State’s local health job may remain unfilled
The position of environmental health officer in Kodiak hasn’t been filled in nine months, and it could wind up a permanent victim of budget cuts. After the position became vacant in November 2015, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation tried to hire a new officer. “Despite multiple attempts to recruit for this position, both at local and national levels, we were unsuccessful in finding a qualified app...
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Kodiak football installs no-huddle offense for 2016
Don’t blink. The 2016 Kodiak High School football team is lightning fast. And the coaching staff plans to showcase the speed by running a no-huddle offense when the season kicks off Friday night against Houston at Joe Floyd Track and Field. “We are going to go as fast as humanly possible,” second-year head coach Bill McGuire said. McGuire, a former player at Montana State University Northern, installed a spread of...
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Former KHS football star takes over defense
The first time Kodiak High School’s football team made the playoffs and reached the small-school state championship game was in 2006. Ben Watkins was a star defensive player for that team, which ended up losing 28-20 to Soldotna in the title game and finished with a program-best 8-2 record. Ten years later and Watkins is back. The former College of the Redwoods player is heading Kodiak’s varsity defense after spen...
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