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What Kodiakans did when Nazis surrendered
It was already 4 a.m. on May 9, 1945 when Kodiak learned that the guns finally fell silent in Europe. But Kodiak residents were wide-awake. Victory in Europe Day, which would eventually register in history as V-E Day or simply V Day on May 8, 1945, marked the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender. It signaled the end of World War II on the European continent. In ...
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Orphaned Kodiak cubs sent to Anchorage
Three orphaned brown bear cubs were sent to the Alaska Zoo after their mother was shot, according to a news release from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. On May 5, Mike Munsey from Munsey’s Bear Camp called ADF&G and told them that an unguided hunter from another camp not affiliated with Munsey’s had shot a brown bear sow with cubs. ADF&G authorized Munsey’s guides and hunters to rescue the cubs from the de...
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Crab Fest troubled by ferry delays
A second delay during the ferry Tustumena’s annual overhaul resulted in canceled rides for two Kodiak Crab Festival vendors, one of whom will now be arriving via barge. Alaskan Soda Jerk and Smokehouse Barbecue were both scheduled to arrive in Kodiak on the May 16 ferry, one of the ones cancelled due to unexpected work that turned up during the Tusty’s overhaul. Kelsey Ingram, who owns Alaskan Soda Jerk along with...
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Two Kodiak men plead guilty to drug charges
Two Kodiakans pleaded guilty to charges of misconduct involving a controlled substance after a May 2014 incident where the two, along with another person, were accused of kidnapping three campers and beating one of them. Jami Gibson, 40, and Phillip Gibson, 39, both pleaded guilty to one count of misconduct involving a controlled substance in the second degree, a Class-B felony. The two both had plea deals that re...
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Friday sports roundup
Sam Bennett drove in two runs and delievered two singles to lead Kodiak to a 9-7 come-from-behind Southcentral Conference baseball victory over Homer Friday at Homer High School. Down 6-4 in the fifth, Kodiak punched across three runs to take take the lead for good as the Bears remained perfect in conference play (6-0, 8-5 overall). Bennett's single in the fifth brought home courtesy runner Mitchell Kane to give K...
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Thomet bound for Germany
Everybody knows that Levi Thomet is one of the premier distance runners in the nation, but what you probably didn’t know is that he is a world traveler. The Kodiak High School senior has been to far off places like Guatemala, Belise, South Africa, the Caribbean and Amsterdam.  “Being an only child helps. You get to travel a lot more,” Thomet said. He will soon get another stamp in his already full passport. Thomet...
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KHS soccer and softball kicks off road-trip season
Kodiak High School’s soccer and softball teams will be making its first road trips of the season beginning today. The softball team travels to Fairbanks to play Eielson and Hutchison. The Bears play Eielson in a doubleheader today at 6 p.m. and finish the trip with a Saturday doubleheader against Hutchison beginning at noon. Catt has traveled to Fairbanks before with Kodiak’s baseball team, but it will be his firs...
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RELIGION: Scripture, children speak of godly moms
“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother,” said President Abraham Lincoln. There is strength in motherhood that rivals military, political and industrial power. The character that mother builds on the home front lasts longer than buildings, governments and regimes. Men may boast of their conquests, of their bravery in battle, but if they fall, many a hero has called out for his mother. A mother ...
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CHICK PRIEST: Thankful to find friends, cookies on plane
I have now been to four cities in Alaska after a trip last weekend to Kenai. We drove from Anchorage along the Turnagain Arm road, the Seward Highway, but then I flew back to Anchorage on the last day so I could be back in time for the Sunday service at St. James. As I boarded the first leg of my trip, I was scanning my ticket and looking at the seat letters on the baggage compartment above, not finding an H, only...
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MOUNTAIN VIEWS: Every mother deserves royal treatment
The past week, the world was abuzz with the birth of the newest addition to the British royal family. Princess Charlotte was born.   On the occasion of the royal baby’s birth, social media was abuzz with talk of the glam squad that helped her leave the hospital looking like she had a day at the spa. And then there are the rest of us moms who are rather in awe of the whole scene.  Baby George finally had a sister. ...
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