Pioneer Potluck: About what ifs

1940’s to Now   Several years ago I was given a little book from my grandson, Michael and my great grand daughter Cecile, that is… Continue reading

  • May 20, 2014
  • By Grannie Annie
  • Food
Racers get ready at the starting gate with race director Scott Hamann during the Kenai Rotary Club's Soap Box Derby, held on Spruce Street in Kenai on May 10.

Soap Box Derby rolls into Kenai

The Kenai Rotary Club hosted its annual Soap Box Derby competition May 10 on Spruce Street in Kenai. Superstock participants ages 9-18 built their own… Continue reading

Racers get ready at the starting gate with race director Scott Hamann during the Kenai Rotary Club's Soap Box Derby, held on Spruce Street in Kenai on May 10.

Here’s the Thing: Have an A+ summer

Honestly, I have no idea what the hot topics are right now. My mind is fully occupied with plowing through the next couple weeks until… Continue reading

Submitted photo The Arby's team won the Anchorage Invitational softball tournament on May 10. Pictured are back row, Lucas Mese, Seth Nelson, Mike Navarre, Lane Backstrom, Tommy Brown, Zayan Aberkane, Steven Taylor; front row, Nate Jester, Eric Trevino, James Clark and Kirby Houchin.
Submitted photo The Arby's team won the Anchorage Invitational softball tournament on May 10. Pictured are back row, Lucas Mese, Seth Nelson, Mike Navarre, Lane Backstrom, Tommy Brown, Zayan Aberkane, Steven Taylor; front row, Nate Jester, Eric Trevino, James Clark and Kirby Houchin.

News and notes

Brandy Martinez of Kenai graduated from the University of Jamestown, in Jamestown, N.D., during the school’s 108th Commencement ceremony on May 10 at the Jamestown… Continue reading

Learning for Life: Recycling waste into garden fertilizer

In addition to reducing materials headed for our landfill, composting organic materials from our homes, lawns, and landscapes turns them into wonderful organic matter additions.… Continue reading

Church news

Church of Christ hosts gospel meeting The Church of Christ on mile 1/4 Funny River Road in Soldotna will be hosting a gospel meeting with… Continue reading

Easter is over, but Jesus is alive

Easter was celebrated about a month ago; the eggs are eaten or tossed, the bunny is back on the shelf, but Jesus is alive!The Bible… Continue reading

Photo courtesy Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Trainers and course participants help simulate the disorienting nature of being turned upside down while underwater in a shaking aircraft.

Refuge Notebook: Surviving an aircraft crash in the water

“Mayday! The engine has failed! This is an emergency! Prepare for ditching!” These dreaded words hopefully no one hears. However, in the event of an… Continue reading

Photo courtesy Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Trainers and course participants help simulate the disorienting nature of being turned upside down while underwater in a shaking aircraft.

Les Palmer: The state of the Kenai part 1

Author’s note: Part one of a series of two.The vitality of the Kenai River is threatened. Power boat wakes and stream bank development have contributed… Continue reading

Before you ride, get your bike in tune

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Once upon a time, bikes were pretty simple and durable machines, but as they’ve improved mechanically, they’ve also become more complex.If… Continue reading

This image released by Universal Pictures shows Rose Byrne, left, and Seth Rogen in a scene from the film, "Neighbors." (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, Glen Wilson)

Reeling it in: Move away from these ‘Neighbors’

“Neighbors” Universal Pictures 1 hour, 36 minutes   There’s a passage in the Bible that, and I’m paraphrasing here, that tells us to put away… Continue reading

This image released by Universal Pictures shows Rose Byrne, left, and Seth Rogen in a scene from the film, "Neighbors." (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, Glen Wilson)

Country music legend to bring acoustic set to KCHS auditorium

The last time she was in town, country music diva Pam Tillis took to the stage for the Alaska Peace Officer’s Association concert in 2010.… Continue reading

What’s Happening

Best Bet ■ Triumvirate Theatre will stage “Scenes to See,” a collection of comedic one-act plays, at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the theater… Continue reading

Democrats gear up for party convention in Nome

JUNEAU — Don’t expect fireworks when the state Democratic Party convention gets underway in Nome on Thursday — there will be no real drama among… Continue reading

Poem: Fire Fly

Fire Fly By Dave Thompson, KenaiYou’re just what’s been buggin me Twinkling through the starlit trees In heat of night bout mid June Under the… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: Mosey on down to 'Glorious'

The Bookworm Sez: Mosey on down to ‘Glorious’

Everybody deserves a second start.You’d never begrudge a down-on-his-luck fellow a new lease on life. It’s his right to begin over, to get another chance… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: Mosey on down to 'Glorious'

$103K for portrait of girl who was shot by Taliban

NEW YORK (AP) — A British artist’s portrait of a young Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban for campaigning for girls’ education brought… Continue reading

Brother: ‘Sugar Man’ director killed himself

STOCKHOLM — Malik Bendjelloul, the Swedish director of the acclaimed “Searching for Sugar Man” documentary, was widely known for his enthusiasm, kindness and high spirits… Continue reading

Business News

■ The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce meets at noon Tuesday at Froso’s Restaurant. A presentation from Dr. Keith J. Hamilton, president of Alaska Christian College,… Continue reading