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Let every nation know
“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty. This much we pledge and more.” This excerpt from JFK’s inaugural address on Jan. 20, 1961 still rings true to our present day. JFK said, “We dare not tempt them with weakness.” A Democratic presiden...
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In the Courts: Feb. 20
Karen R Wimmersberg pleaded no contest to criminal trespass in the second degree. Wimmersberg was sentenced to 10 days in jail.
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Have a hip and holy Lent
Remember back in the good ol’ days, when men were men, and priests were men, and even God was scared? You could count on people sitting in the same pews every week, everyone in America was Christian, and prayer in schools wasn’t just expected, but mandatory. Back then, people knew they were sinners, so everyone went to church, and everyone tithed, and everyone gave up chocolate and drinking for Lent. Or do you rem...
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TAPESTRY: ‘Dusk’ of an old era, ‘Dawn’ of a new
Kudos to Al Burch for receiving the Walter J. and Ermalee Hickel Lifetime Achievement Award from the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward. The award is given to individuals who have made “exceptional contributions to the management of Alaska’s coastal and ocean resources,” says a press release from the SeaLife Center. Al was commended for his part in developing the groundfish industry and federal and international regu...
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Thomet zooms to finals
Kodiak’s Levi Thomet didn’t have any trouble advancing to the 3,200-meter finals at the Simplot Games in Pocatello, Idaho. The senior Thomet recorded the second-fastest time in Thursday’s preliminary heats and safely secured a spot in Saturday’s finals that begin at 1:40 p.m. Alaska time. Thomet won his heat — the second of five — with a time of 9 minutes, 30.37 seconds. Senior Elijah Armstrong, who is from Pocate...
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Kodiak girls can’t overcome Thunder Mt.
By DEREK CLARKSTON Mirror Writer A 19-point first-half deficit was too much for Kodiak to overcome Thursday against Thunder Mountain. The Bears gave it their best shot, but fell 56-44 in a girls basketball nonconference game in the capital city. Kodiak, plagued with early turnovers problems, was outscored 17-6 in the opening quarter. Thunder Mountain, a team that was ranked No. 1 earlier this season, pushed the ma...
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Macahilas rolls third perfecto
Stefan Macahilas gave his best shot at setting a new Tropic Lanes record, but came up just short on Tuesday night. The Kodiak resident rolled an 816 series during co-ed league play. Philip Obas owns the house record for the best three-game set with 852 pins. Macahilas produced a 279 in the first game, a 300 in the second and a 237 in the third. The Kodiak High School graduate has rolled three perfect games this se...
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Volleyball club hosts men’s tourney
The men of the island will get the chance to display their volleyball skills Saturday at Kodiak High School. The Kodiak Island Volleyball Club is hosting its third Men’s 4-on-4 Tournament that begins with pool play at 9:30 a.m. In pool play, teams play two games to 21 points. Teams will then be seeded into a bracket and play best of three matches. Entry fee is $10 per team, with proceeds going to the volleyball cl...
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Playbook: Feb. 20
Friday, Feb. 20 Girls Basketball: Kodiak at Juneau. Varsity, 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21 Girls Basketball: Kodiak at Thunder Mountain. Varsity, 6 p.m.
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KMS wresters net 7 placers at Houston
After a bumpy ferry ride, the Kodiak Middle School wrestling team shook off its sea legs and produced a sixth-place finish at the Houston Smackdown Tournament that finished Saturday. “The kids did very well,” Kodiak coach Steve Rounsaville said. “The ferry trip over was pretty rough, but they recovered.” Simon Swanson (105), Robert Ponte (114) and Joshua Nummer (132) all placed second in their weight classes. John...
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