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Burglary suspects change plea in exchange for reduced charges
Two men charged with multiple counts of burglary in February changed their pleas for reduced charges Thursday. Justin Isadore, 19, and Shay Monkiewicz, 21, both pleaded guilty to a single charge of burglary in the first degree, a consolidated charge that includes burglaries of nine residences. During their change of plea hearings at the Kodiak courthouse, Judge Steve Cole went over some of the terms in the propose...
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Kodiak football faces Soldotna
A few weeks ago, Kodiak football coach Bill McGuire was rooting for Soldotna to beat East Anchorage. Kind of odd, considering Kodiak and Soldotna play in the same conference, but the second-year coach got his wish when the Stars punched in a late-game two-point conversion to win 22-21. The Kenai-Peninsula powerhouse added a win against Palmer last week and heads to the island riding a state-best 44-game winning st...
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TAPESTRY: Alexander returns to place where he got his start
Jack Alexander doesn’t worry about paying monthly utility, electricity and garbage bills on his property. He lives “on wheels,” traveling around the Southwest in a motor home. Summers are reserved for Kodiak, the place het got his feet wet and hands dirty as a game biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in the late 1960s. He and his young family left the island in 1973, but returned every summer to t...
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PIGSKIN PICKS: Almost a perfect week
Last week, I told you about the Ketchikan football team walking off the field in a game against Thunder Mountain. Well, that cost the school $500 and a one-year probation, the Alaska Dispatch News reported. The penalties are based on the Alaska School Activities Association polices. Ketchikan forfeited its game against Thunder Mountain two weeks ago because the coach thought the Falcons were being too physical. Tw...
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Kodiak couple celebrates 70-year love story
By MARCILEE JONES Special Report Once upon a time in the little village called Los Angeles in the state of California, there was a boy named Harold Jones and a girl named Marcilee Hanna. Now, on a certain Sunday these two people just happened to attend an open house at Pepperdine College before it was called a university, Harold as an alumnus and Marcy as a future student. Harold was on leave from the Merchant Mar...
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Word and Deed: Faith differs from optimism
“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.” Hebrews 6:19a A guy asked his neighbor how the fishing was going. “Better,” he said. “Just last week I went out for four hours and didn’t catch a thing. Yesterday, I got the same results in only three hours.” Reader’s Digest, August 1987 Fishermen tend to be optimists. From time to time I hear others refer to faith as some sort of optimistic roll of t...
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AMAZING NATURE: Rock sole evolved to be flat
I just walked the dock in Kodiak. There were the usual working boats and a couple of sailboats. I noticed that some of the fishing vessels were rather fat-looking, whereas the sailboats were slender. Close to the sunlit water surface I saw a few small fish. Actually, I could only see their outlines, narrow and long and pointed at both ends, kind of like the sailboats. Is it coincidence or design? On our boat tour ...
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Country combo
Aaron Lewis was born on April 13, 1972. He is an American musician and songwriter. He is also the lead vocalist and guitar player of the rock group Staind.In 2011 he started making country music. His grandfather introduced him to country music when he was a kid. I love country music because it is feel-good music. Lewis’ music has a great beat and is fun to listen to. It is cool that he is the lead singer from Stai...
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State law OKs unions, exemptions
On Oct. 4, Kodiak residents will decide whether to extend to city employees the right to unionize for collective bargaining. An affirmative vote on city Proposition 1 would end the city’s exemption from the state’s Public Employment Relations Act. Adopted by the state Legislature in June 1972, PERA recognizes public employees’ right to organize. According to the statute, “Public employees may self-organize and for...
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Arnold steps down as KHS baseball coach
The man who guided Kodiak High School’s baseball team to a pair of state tournament appearances is leaving the program. On Monday, James Arnold announced he stepped down, ending a four-year run as head coach of the Bears. “It’s about the kids and I think that right now they could use some new leadership,” he said. “I have had so much fun and made so many memories; I’m excited for the young players.” Arnold had big...
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