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Gilman, Welles take assembly seats

...well." Anderson said he doesn't see himself running for an assembly seat again. He last ran in 2005 and lost to Grace Merkes. He said he probably could have campaigned more but had been so busy with his business Alaska Technical Training...
Community support makes for wonderful Valentine's Day

...Caligan, Tucker Charlesworth, Matt Daugherty, Brandi Hesse, John Jondal, Mary Jondal, Janet Jones, Gloria Koonz, Grace Merkes, Dawn Musgrove, Rob Nelson, Sheldon Nelson, Bob Oakes, Char Oakes, Juanita Owens, Sam Owens, Leora Pooler...
New Sterling Community Center opens with Head Start Dinner

Times have certainly changed since Leon and Grace Merkes homesteaded in Sterling. Ten years ago Grace was the driving force behind bringing a Head Start program to her community and last...
Area lacks borough-wide animal control

...animal control program has failed to gain support in the past, officials said. In 2008, former assembly president Grace Merkes, after complaints from residents, sponsored an ordinance targeting vicious dogs. The ordinance would have allowed...
Sterling breaks ground for new community center

...Sterling homesteader and past Borough Assembly president Grace Merkes. According to Sterling Community Club president Bob...To reach Bob Oakes call CBC Rental at 262-7368 or Grace Merkes can be reached at 262-9811.
SoHi prom dazzles

After attending the "promenade" and the "after the prom event" at Soldotna High School I cannot help but compliment everyone that was involved in that great event. I always hear comments about how our young people are always getting into trouble, disrespectful, boisterous etc. I must say, I did not see any of this during the promenade or the "after prom event." There must have been 150 young men and women at the function and they were amazing! They were having fun, respectful of their peers and the adults, and overall just having fun. It lasted till 2:00 a.m.
Trooper seizure of dogs in North Kenai highlights borough animal control issue

...dogs. But the assembly ultimately decided the ordinance took too narrow a focus and would be difficult to enforce. Grace Merkes, then the assembly president, sponsored the resolution after hearing from constituents who were attacked by dogs...
Service area power to be limited

...consideration any concerns and comments of the service area board." The ordinance was introduced on a 6-2 vote. Grace Merkes did not attend Tuesday's meeting. Ordinance 2007-29 would allow the assembly to rescind authority delegated to...
Plan pits mayor against hospital service area board

...representing Homer, and Milli Martin, representing the southern Kenai Peninsula. The assembly's ninth member, Grace Merkes of Sterling, was absent. The ordinance, 2007-28, and Ordinance 2007-29, which also was sponsored by the mayor...
Filing deadline looms for election hopefuls

...incumbent Betty Glick, of Kenai, for the District 2 assembly seat. Over in District 5, the Sterling District, incumbent Grace Merkes now faces a second challenger. Sterling resident Amber Elsey has entered the race, joining Glen F. Martin in opposing...


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