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Central peninsula to celebrate Hockey Week

Hockey is being celebrated with a variety of games and events all this week run by the Kenai Peninsula Hockey Association, the Kenai River Brown… Continue reading

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Minister’s Message: Choose to love for a better world

Love is hard

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In 1918, a year before he would be gunned down on the streets of Seward, U.S. Deputy Marshal Isaac Evans posed for this photo on his Port of Seward waterfront pass. (Image courtesy of the Resurrection Bay Historical Society)

A nexus of lives and lies: The William Dempsey story — Part 2

Anchorage authorities believed Dempsey was planning to sail from Seward and flee to the States

In 1918, a year before he would be gunned down on the streets of Seward, U.S. Deputy Marshal Isaac Evans posed for this photo on his Port of Seward waterfront pass. (Image courtesy of the Resurrection Bay Historical Society)
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Minister’s Message: A miracle in the woods

Many people prayed for Mike to be rescued from freezing to death

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This artwork, as well as the story that accompanied it in the October 1953 issue of Master Detective magazine, sensationalized and fictionalized an actual murder in Anchorage in 1919. The terrified woman in the image is supposed to represent Marie Lavor.

A nexus of lives and lies: The William Dempsey story — Part 1

William Dempsey and two other men slipped away from the rest of the prison road gang on fog-enshrouded McNeil Island, Washington, on Jan. 30, 1940

This artwork, as well as the story that accompanied it in the October 1953 issue of Master Detective magazine, sensationalized and fictionalized an actual murder in Anchorage in 1919. The terrified woman in the image is supposed to represent Marie Lavor.
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Minister’s Message: Reorienting yourself to pray throughout the day

No doubt, one of the most remarkable gifts God gives to communicate with his creation is the gift of prayer

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Unhinged Alaska: Would I do it again?

I ran across some 20-some year-old journal notes rambling on about a 268-foot dive I took

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Virginia Walters (Courtesy photo)
Virginia Walters (Courtesy photo)
Photo 210.029.162, from the Clark Collection, courtesy of Hope and Sunrise Historical and Mining Museum 
Emma Clark feeds the Clark “pet” moose named Spook in 1981. At the urging of state wildlife officials, Carl Clark had agreed to care for this calf at their home in Hope.

Emma Clark: Becoming a Hope pioneer

For 50 years, Emma and Carl had been central to the story of Hope

Photo 210.029.162, from the Clark Collection, courtesy of Hope and Sunrise Historical and Mining Museum 
Emma Clark feeds the Clark “pet” moose named Spook in 1981. At the urging of state wildlife officials, Carl Clark had agreed to care for this calf at their home in Hope.
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Unhinged Alaska: The Weather Witch is sporting a ‘tude

I took the weather condition disparity as personal and figured it was payback for some blistering criticism I shot at the weather witch

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Virginia Walters (Courtesy photo)

Life in the Pedestrian Lane: Happy Holidays

Christmas came to the Central Peninsula with gusto this year

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Near Dr. Goble’s clinic, Marian and Grace Goble walk down an early version of McCollum Drive in Kenai, circa 1959-60. (Photo courtesy of Ben and Marian Goble)

Kenai’s 1st live-in doctor — Part 2

Dr. Marian Goble’s dream of missionary medical work did not begin with Alaska

Near Dr. Goble’s clinic, Marian and Grace Goble walk down an early version of McCollum Drive in Kenai, circa 1959-60. (Photo courtesy of Ben and Marian Goble)
Photo courtesy of Ben and Marian Goble 
Ben, Marian and Grace Goble pose next to Ben’s airplane on the beach near Kenai in 1959.

Kenai’s 1st live-in doctor — Part 1

Dr. Goble served the various medical needs of the central Kenai Peninsula

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Ben, Marian and Grace Goble pose next to Ben’s airplane on the beach near Kenai in 1959.
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Minister’s Message: Be merry, through this season and the next

“God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen” is a hymn most would recognize the tune if not the words

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Advent: Preparing for Christmas

Hope, love, joy, peace and Jesus Christ Himself are all celebrated and appreciated during advent

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Will Morrow (courtesy)

It’s about time

I’ve come to realize that the most valuable thing we have to give is our time

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Minister’s Message: Human doings or human beings, that is the question

In my experience, one truth trumps: Our identity is in Christ

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In his late 50s, Arthur Vernon Watson was photographed after another prison transfer. (Photo courtesy of the National Archives)
In his late 50s, Arthur Vernon Watson was photographed after another prison transfer. (Photo courtesy of the National Archives)
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Unhinged Alaska: A Christmas artist and a cyber safari

My attempts at adornment layouts come across as being colorfully sculptured landfills

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Minister’s Message: Keep your faith focused on Jesus

Don’t let fear make you slip from faith

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