The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly heard from two nonprofits at its Tuesday night meeting. First Linda Swarner, executive director with the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank, presented information about the organization's operations to the assembly. On its $500,000 budget, the food bank distributes about 1 million pounds of food annually.
Happy 90th birthday to Mary Margaret Casey. Mary was born in Iowa on Dec. 9, 1917. Her dad, John Fuchs, was an illegal alien from Germany. Fuchs is German for "fox." John was a baker who had trained for that profession in several countries in Europe. He married Maggie May Bruce in Iowa and the couple had 13 children, including Mary. The Fuchs opened a bakery but had to close it during World War I when people reacted to John's heritage.
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