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Articles from the July 11, 2013 edition

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 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    July 11, 2013

Strabel takes down record

The race record considered to be almost unbeatable by many marathoners familiar with the annual Mount Marathon foot race fell not once, but twice last week. In 1981, Bill Spencer broke his former reco...

 
 By Log Staff    Sports    July 11, 2013

Little League makes big play

Seward Little League hosts the first inter-league games in five years this weekend. Teams of Minor and Major division players are coming to town to play some “real” Little League games. Tonight is a a mass Minors and Majors practice at 6 p.m....

 
 By Log Staff    Local    July 11, 2013

Troopers bust underage party

Friday, Alaska State Troopers issued citations to seven underage drinkers and arrested two others on charges related to underage consumption of alcohol. Another 20-year-old man was arrested for an outstanding warrant and providing a false report...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    July 11, 2013

Mount Marathon is in their blood

You can see how tough these youngsters are by the serious, pained look of determination on their faces and the mud coating their bodies as they come off the mountain and race down Jefferson Street...

 

Rocking the Boat

The following is from the editorial page of the July 10, 1986 Seward Phoenix LOG. WELCOME SAILORS... We’re glad you’re back, and we hope that Navy visits will become as much a Seward tradition as the Marathon Race and Salmon Derby. Last year, you...

 

Civil Union

Not too long ago, I had the honor of nominating an Alaskan family as Angels in Adoption, a celebration of the selflessness shown by foster care families and those who adopt children. They arrived in Washington, D.C., a military family who had opened...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Local    July 11, 2013

Council meets in shadow of 4th of July

All the results aren’t in but City of Seward administration reported at Monday’s city council meeting that city campgrounds and parking were operating at capacity over the 4th of July holiday....

 
 By LOG Staff    Local    July 11, 2013

AVTEC construction closes gym

The changing hours and restrictions regarding AVTEC Gym usage have become a moot point as the facility is closed until late August for construction. Staff also said that efforts are begin made to...

 

Redistricting board hammers out new plan

A U.S. Supreme Court decision on June 25 voided the obligation that the Alaska submit voting district maps to the U.S. Department of Justice for approval. The justices voted 5-4 for the change. Since...

 
 By Sue McClure    Local    July 11, 2013

Assembly passes fish protection regulations

The Kenai Peninsula Borough assembly met on July 2 for its only meeting this month. The meeting lasted almost as long as the previous one, which is to say that it was much longer than usual. The...

 
 By LOG Staff    Business    July 11, 2013

Open for business

Being open for business means that Seward merchants are open for the widest variety of whims and circumstance. Whether shopping for edible fare or ducking out of the clouds in contemplation of...

 

Author illustrates the power of change

Her book is as light as a feather and her simple prose a breeze to read, but its subject is as heavy as a gourd filled with water carried by a girl in the hot desert sun. Years ago Linda Sue Park, an...

 
 By LOG Staff    Local    July 11, 2013

Racing and Recreation, Mountains and Merriment

Framed by crowds and a carnival atmosphere, for several hours the 2013 Mount Marathon Race eclipsed all other 4th of July activities in Seward. Side streets were full of vendors and colorful sights...

 

Out & About - July 11, 2013

Tri-Harder-Thon race registration is open The Tri-Harder-Thon includes a kayak portion, trail run and concluding bicycle race. The race is open to first paid participants. No same day registrations, no exceptions. Online registration and payments...

 

Calendar - July 11, 2013

Thursday, July 11 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Narcotics Anonymous, Church of the Nazarene, Fourth and C, 362-6623. 7 to 8 p.m., Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department meeting, Bear Creek Fire Station, 13105 Seward Highway (Mile 5), 224-3345. Friday, July 12...

 

Wayne Glenn Tressler

Former Seward resident Wayne Glenn Tressler died June 18, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. after an extended period of post polio syndrome. He was 68. Wayne was born Oct. 13, 1944 in Danville, Pa. to Raymond and Isabel Tressler. In 1946 his family moved...

 

Kelly Brent Seeley

Kelly Brent Seeley, 52, died June 26, 2013, in Seward. The son of Norman and Margaret (Smith) Seeley, he was born July 18, 1960, in Long Beach, Calif. Kelly grew up in southern California, where he at...

 

Back When...

The SS Alameda and Seward played a part in the famous 1925 Serum Run to combat an outbreak of diphtheria in Nome. The initial serum was obtained at the Railroad Hospital in Anchorage, taken by train...

 
 By Log Staff    Local    July 11, 2013

Turn Back the Pages

Spencer Takes Home Trophy – Scattered showers during the afternoon failed to damper the holiday spirits of hundreds of Sewardites and visitors of all ages who thronged the downtown area during Seward’s Bicentennial 4th of July celebration. Once...

 

Captain's Mast - July 11, 2013

The following is from the journals of the Seward Police Department. Those who have been arrested or summoned are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law. June 27 01:26 - 911 caller requested an ambulance to Bayside Apartments for a...

 

SSC supports low income seniors

The Seward Senior Center now has Alaska Farmer’s Market coupons for seniors 60 and older, who are income eligible. Eligibility for a single-member household is set at $2,213 a month or lower and...

 
 By LOG Staff    Local    July 11, 2013

Youngsters run Mini Mount Marathon

Children, ages 2 to 6, ran a the Mini Mount Marathon on July 4. The youth ran about a block along Fourth Avenue. Mini Mount Marathon Results 6-year-old Boys: 1) Kamali Miller, Anchorage; 2) Noah...

 

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