9 earn diplomas from River City Academy

...and language arts, and would be taking courses at Kenai Peninsula College next fall. For the summer, she'll be headed to Florida to work for her uncle who trains Brazilian jiu-jitsu.Kyndra Quiner transferred to River City for her senior year of high...

Betty Josey Thomas

...was born Jan. 31, 1943 in Crestview, Florida. Betty was a LPN and attended Nursing School in Milton, Florida. She was married to Willie Ray Josey...sister-in-law Margie Jordan of Crestview, Florida; granddaughters Karista Josey of New...

Marge Bushman

...Kenai.Marge was born on Aug. 2, 1924 in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. After high school, she went to nursing school in Miami, Florida and became a registered nurse.She married her high school sweetheart on May 14, 1949. Together, they worked, lived and...

Refuge Notebook: Exotic dove continues a steady march north

...was accidentally released in 1974 in the Bahamas. It reached Florida sometime in the 1980s. From there it has made a spectacular...harsh climate of the boreal forest? In warmer locales like Florida, the dove lays 2 eggs which hatch a little over 2 weeks later...

Mary L. Warren Baxter

...Mary L. Warren, 79, died April 1, 2015 from pneumonia in Pensacola, Florida.Mrs. Warren was born Aug. 31, 1935 to Archie and Chloe Baxter in...dachshunds Kobe and Peanut.A private memorial will be held at a later date in Florida.

Blackburn grabs discus victory in Florida

...reaching the summer Olympics in 2016 with a discus victory at the Florida Relays.Blackburn, competing unattached, unleashed a throw...gold over 13 other competitors last Saturday in Gainsville, Florida. The discus landed nine inches clear of the throw from runner-up...

What others say: Good military news for Alaska's interior

...Fullerton, California, won the U.S. Army Alaska soldier of the year competition while Sgt. Cooper Hall, of White Springs, Florida, won the non-commissioned officer of the year competition.The two will move on to regional competition in Hawaii and...

Mark T. Yerkes

...Addis Yerkes. In addition to his parents and children, Mark is survived by his brother, William (Kim) of Loxahatchee, Florida; his sisters, Bonnie of Buckingham and Leanne of Furlong, in addition to many nieces and nephews. Mark made us laugh...

The Bookworm Sez: A few curve balls in 'Cuba Straits'

...they'd recently managed to forge a shaky sort of friendship. Ford knew that Rivera had taken a risk in coming from Cuba to Florida, so whatever he wanted had to be big.But the General only wanted a favor from an old friend.Rivera had figured out a way...

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Voices of the Peninsula: An open letter to the Legislature on school funding

...to be, too." They nod. Of course. You're the teacher, why wouldn't you?Then I tell them, "I could be in South Florida. Enjoying the beaches and the sunsets after school. Or I could be in Hawaii surfing on the weekends. I could be in Southern...



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