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Charles “Bud” Cassidy
Charles “Bud” Cassidy passed away of natural causes at home on May 9, 2015. He was born December 23, 1924 in Atlantic City, New Jersey to Charles A. and Ernestine Cassidy. Like a lot of young men at the time he joined the Navy and served in the South Pacific during WWII and went on to serve in the Korean War. During his 22 years of service he was stationed on seven different naval vessels that travelled through ma...
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BLESSING OF THE KODIAK FLEET
The Blessing of the Fleet, a service traditionally held on Memorial Day, honors those lost at sea and asks for protection for those who continue to brave its harsh waters. An Orthodox service is sung, followed by the sprinkling of holy water on each passing vessel. The last vessel blessed is given the wreath from Sunday’s Fishermen’s Memorial Service, with ribbons bearing the names of the past year’s lost fisherme...
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Crab Festival races: Saltonstall overcomes health issues
Nearly four hours after finishing the sweat-induced Pasaghsak to Kodiak bike ride, Richard Saltonstall joked that the secret to his success was because he could not feel his right leg. He probably wasn’t alone. But he more than likely was the only competitor in the 27-person field who tore his hamstring five months before Sunday’s race that highlighted a potpourri of Crab Festival athletic events. Saltonstall crui...
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Writing class pitches inner voice
“Find your writing voice, or get your money back” the online writing class ad read. It was one year ago, and I had been casually scanning for distance-writing courses that could fit my schedule. My first thought upon reading this sales pitch was “I didn’t know I had or have a writing voice. Did I ever have one? What did it sound like? “Perhaps I saw  glimmers of my writing voice, but it was a very shy voice, which...
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Kodiak baseball opens against Houston
Kodiak’s road to a Southcentral Conference baseball title begins with Houston. The Bears, the South Division’s top team, drew the Hawks, the North Division’s worst team, in the opening round of the conference championships that begin Thursday at Houston High School and Bumpus Ball Fields in Wasilla. The two teams will collide at 1 p.m. at Bumpus. The winner advances to a semifinal game played later that day at 7 p...
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KHS track sends 17 to state
Kodiak’s track and field team qualified 17 individuals and three relays for the state championships that begin Friday at Dimond High. The boys, vying for their third state title since 2007, pushed 11 athletes into the field — tied for second most with West Valley. Dimond and Lathrop will both be represented by 12 athletes. The Kodiak boys are also sending three relays to state — the 800, the 1,600 and the 3,200. L...
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Assembly OKs reduced school budget
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly received a budget presentation and approved an initial KIB School District funding with a reduction in funding. The school district had asked for $10.9 million, the same amount of funding as they had received last year. The assembly approved $10.32 million. Both amounts are based on the mill rate with one mill equaling $1.2 million in property tax, according to finance director K...
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Borough assembly amends mobile home tax code
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly amended code dealing with how mobile homes are taxed while delaying changes to boat tax. The assembly also approved a six-month extension to the borough manager’s contract. The mobile home real property tax code amendment originally clarified the definition of a mobile home and required mobile home park owners to provide the borough with a list of homeowners to help the borough i...
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Death Notice: Gary Dale Byers
Gary Dale Byers died on May 23, 2015. Services will be held at the Salvation Army at 3 p.m. on June, 3. For information, call 486-8740.
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Douglas Alston Lohse
Douglas Alston Lohse was born to Herman Douglas Lohse and Lydia (Waln) Lohse on November 26, 1928 in Cordova, Alaska. He passed away in Bothell, Washington on December 28, 2014 after a brief battle with cancer. He was one of four children, Cecil, Shirley and Donna. It was natural that Doug would work the sea and fish. His love was the sea, and could navigate by the stars, a skill he would teach many. He worked in ...
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