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Articles from the September 28, 2017 edition

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Flooding concerns rise as rain continues

Rain, or to be more precise the amount of it, has certainly gotten the attention of residents and local officials over the past few days. Heavy rainfall totals in September have created flooding concerns in parts of Seward and the eastern Kenai...

 

Speed Dreamin'

As a little girl, Shelby Roy was more interested in fast cars than Barbies. Now a fifth-grader at Seward Elementary School, the 10-year-old has something even more fun to get into-winner's circles....

 

2017 PFD checks to reach $1,100

This year’s Alaska Permanent Fund checks will be $1,100. Eligible Alaskans can expect their checks to be disbursed on October 5. The 2017 PFD is a small increase over last year’s total. Last October, the state distributed dividends in the amount...

 

Council promotes Ballou to clerk role

In the end, the Seward City Council only had to look just outside the city clerk's office to find a replacement for departing clerk Johanna Kinney. On Friday the council voted to appoint Deputy City...

 

'Friends' to host chili cook-off gala on Oct. 7

Friends of the Seward Library will be staging a Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, October 7, beginning at 5 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to the two best chilies entered. The event is open to anyone but is being limited to 10 entries. Individuals can...

 

Community Calendar

Oct. 1 ‘Blessing of the Animals’ The annual “Blessing of the Animals” ceremony at the Alaska SeaLife Center will be held this Sunday, October1, beginning at 1 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Oct. 2 S/BCFSA to meet The Seward/Bear Creek...

 

Patricia Ann Clancy Thorn

Patricia Ann Clancy Thorn, 80, died peacefully and surrounded by her family on September 20, 2017, from respiratory failure. Pat was born September 17, 1937, in Hornell, NY, to Francis Eugene Clancy...

 

To kneel, or not to kneel, isn't the issue

Like almost everyone, I grimaced a bit when President Donald Trump jumped into the NFL kneel-gate arena this past weekend while making a stop on a tour supporting an Alabama lawmaker. While I’m...

 

Will there be Civil war in Alaska over the PFD?

As the Legislature reconvenes at the call of Governor Walker, Alaskans must beware. Your Permanent Fund is under attack by those who would spend your money on more government rather than manage the budget and maintain your dividend. Alaska Statute...

 

SHS girls take 3rd at Region III CC meet

Ruby Lindquist and Emma Moore made sure the Seward High School Lady Seahawks would not miss out on the biggest show of Alaska cross-country season this past weekend. The two seniors legged out top 10 finishes on Saturday at the Government Peak...

 

Freshmen power 'Hawks to 4th at Region III meet

Neil Lindquist, Max Pfeiffenberger and Trey Ingalls made it official this past weekend. The Class of 2021 will be heard from. A lot. The three Seward High School freshmen submitted head-turning performances on Saturday at the Government Peak Recreati...

 

'Hawks keep playoff hopes alive

The Seward Seahawks desperately needed a spark to keep their hopes of securing a postseason berth alive on Saturday afternoon on a rain-soaked Steinbrecher Field. Derek Hirschman and the Seward High...

 

Spikers sweep Kenai, Redington and Houston

Forget the 1927 New York Yankees. The team that everyone should be most afraid of is the Seward High School Lady Seahawks. Seward continued its impressive march through its scheduled this past week by pounding out three impressive road victories...

 

Seward swimmers splash their way to 8th in Soldotna meet

Connor Spanos and Hunter Hollingsworth made sure everyone paid attention to the Seward High School Seahawks this past weekend at the Soldotna Swimming and Diving meet. The two splashed their way to top 10 finishes and helped power the SHS boys to...

 

Seahawk JV takes 7th at Region III XC meet

The Seward High School Seahawks’ junior varsity cross-country team raced its way to seventh in the final team standings at the Region III Cross-Country Championships in Palmer. The SHS squad, led by Trapper Allen, finished with 185 points. Allen...

 

Captain's Mast

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. Sept. 17 0001 - RP reported a sow and two cubs in her front yard at 603 Fourth...

 

STF shifting to winter hours on Oct. 1

The Seward Transfer Facility will be transitioning to normal winter hours beginning this weekend, according to a memo from officials with the Kenai Peninsula Borough Solid Waste Department. Effective Sunday, October 1, the Seward Transfer Facility...

 

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