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Word and Deed: Music, sports and spirit
Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather train yourself to be godly. 1 Timothy 4:7 It’s the word “train” that I’m focusing on or the phrase “train yourself to be godly.” I have come to appreciate word search. You have a word and then search out the general meaning, then go a little deeper to its original meaning and how it became a part of our daily vocabulary. For example, the word “disc...
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Prep Picks: Aiming for a better mark in Week 2
There were a few surprises during the first week of high school football action. Valdez beating Nikiski certainly was a surprise, and was one of the four games I misfired on. Soldotna beating West Anchorage was not a surprise. The Stars pushed their winning streak to an impressive 40 games. I went 10-4 last week and hope to improve this week. Service (1-0) at Kenai (0-1) — Service had to be the surprise of the fir...
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AMAZING NATURE: Forage Fish set the Ocean in Motion
Imagine it is a nice day, the ocean surface is flat and reflects the light from a slightly overcast sky. You are on a boat, around you a handful of nice people, all whispering quiet conversations to each other while excitedly waiting for that unmistakable sound of a surfacing whale. Then someone calls out “there!”. At the same time you see a cloud of steam shoot from the surface of the water into the air with the ...
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Winter ferry schedule shows gaps in service
The fall and winter 2016-2017 schedule is now open. The Alaska Marine Highway System released the schedule Wednesday. Throughout the winter, Kodiak will see regular service to and from Homer three to four times a week from the Tustumena. Ouzinkie and Port Lions will see about four visits per week both between the respective villages and Kodiak and between the villages and Homer. Entering spring, there are a few ga...
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City mulls meaning of ‘casual sales’
In the second of a series of four presentations to the Kodiak City Council on revenue generation, the city finance director examined a change in city code regarding business licenses and “casual and isolated sales.” Under Kodiak city code, “casual and isolated sales and rentals of personal property, and services not rendered in the regular course of business of the seller” are exempt from the city’s 7 percent sale...
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Act now on timber replant
To the editor, The borough assembly needs to approve the seedling contract with Koncor this Thursday. Wade Waldenbrock, the forest management consultant hired by the assembly, has stated, “The key to success with this reforestation program will be to determine a probable seedling delivery schedule in the near future. This should be followed with preparation of tree planting contract specs. Ideally, a tree planting...
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Shirley Lorraine (Ray) Thiel
Our beloved mother, wife and grandmother Shirley Lorraine (Ray) Thiel passed away from a short, but bravely fought battle with cancer on June 19, 2016, in Spokane, Washington. Born in 1947, Mom was a force to be reckoned with, as everyone who knew her was well aware. She was a widow with five children at the age of 25. One day a window opened and my dad flew in. Mom and dad were married for 42 years. Thanks, Dad, ...
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Kodiak football wins uniform contest
No other football team in the state looks as good as Kodiak this season. In March, the Bears won the inaugural USA Football/Siege Sports Uniform Contest. The team received 30 home and away uniforms — tops and bottoms — shortly before last Friday’s season-opening 14-0 home victory over Houston. The team held a uniform unveiling a few days before the game and it went exactly like second-year coach Bill McGuire thoug...
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Week in Words: What WWII soldiers and animal docs share
In its noun form, “vet” is a great word. It’s short for “veterinarian,” without whom, no doubt, my cat would be a lot fatter than she is right now and probably suffering from feline diabetes. It’s also short for “veteran,” which describes my father (with his 25-year long Air Force career) and my grandfathers’ service in WWII (Battle of the Bulge vet) and Korea (one earned a Purple Heart)—men I admire and respect. ...
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Proposed rebate aims to boost home starts
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly has their first vote tonight on code changes aimed at boosting development of land sold by the borough. Developed by the Borough Lands Committee, the proposed changes would give buyers a 10 percent rebate if a home is built and lived in on the land within three years of the sale. Two other proposed changes would disallow anyone from buying land if they owe the borough money and r...
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