Gail Virgil White Sr

...where they lived and raised their six children. From 1970-1974, Mr. White commercial fished in Cook Inlet. He worked as a welder in the oil field before starting his own company with his wife and son Gail White Jr. He ran his business, G. White & Son...

Kenai police seek stolen welder

...earlier in the morning and his arrest, Allen disposed of a Lincoln Ranger welder from the rear of the truck. The Kenai Police Department is seeking recovery of the welder. If you have information on this crime or any other felony crime you are...

Anderson understands district past, present, future

...college welding course experience while he was still in high school. He was immediately hired out of school and became a pipe welder. By age 22, he said he was making an extremely good wage, an opportunity he wants for all youths today.After he sustained...

SMORES & RIGS celebrate summer reading at K-Beach & Soldotna Elementary

...the spring when school let out, and yes reading is fun. When I grow up I want to be something like a football player or a welder so I can stay in Alaska," said Logan. Sponsors of both the summer reading programs included the Soldotna Rotary Club, VFW...

Pioneer Potluck: About Ben's boat wreck

...son, Robbie, moved to Alaska from Lubbock, Texas in the late 1960's to cash in the oil pipe line. Ben was an excellent welder. He and Robbie adapted well to the work and fun in Alaska. Poor Nadene tagged along so she would not miss anything. Her job...

Son's death weighing on family

...maintenance of oil and gas facilities and pipelines."He was a good welder and hard worker," said Mike Jezorski, owner of Jezorski Builders...good student and passed the plate test to become a certified welder in one semester last December.The one-year certificate in...

Students start off school year in unity

...friends and start school in the former high school. Stewart said she is looking forward to her welding class because her dad is a welder and she wants to learn the trade. O'Conner, who plays the trumpet, said her favorite class is band. Truesdell, himself...

Newest U.S. Marine Home Town Heroes make us proud

...was a contracting job in Afghanistan that paid very well, another was to be a police officer in Anchorage or Kenai. I was a welder in the Navy so I had offers from the oil and gas industry for a high value job, but I chose to be a Marine because there is...

Photo feature: Deep un-freeze

Sonny Byrd of Soldotna 'Y' Towing and Pipe Thawing hooks up an arc welder to thaw frozen water pipes in Kenai on Tuesday afternoon. He said this month's cold snap has left him busy. "The frost has...

Friction and flame

...of his brain, his most effective artistic instruments are the ones he's always known. The 35-year-old oil field pipe welder's hands are best suited for his DeWalt 4-and-a-half inch angle grinder and his torch. His canvas? Steel covered in...



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