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Bardarson, Keil and Casagranda reelected to Seward City Council

Update 4 p.m. Oct. 4: After the final count of votes on Oct. 4, Jean Bardarson with 236 votes, Marianna Keil with 233 and Ristine Casagranda with 200 were all reelected to Seward City Council. Kenny B...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    October 4, 2012

Flood victims seek assistance, practical help

Some 80 residents attended a public multi-agency emergency meeting Saturday afternoon, Sept 29 at the K.M. Rae Building auditorium. They shared their flood stories, gathered information about the...

 

Flood assistance, testing, information

Report Flood Damage To report the extent of estimated flood damage to the borough, as part of the process of obtaining a state or federal disaster declaration visit www.borough.kenai.ak.us/emergency. Assistance and Grants State of Alaska Individual...

 

Board talks of what is needed to mitigate flooding

The regular meeting of the Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area Board Monday evening was sparsely attended compared to the turnout for the multi-agency flood meeting on Saturday. Reports by Seward Cit...

 
 By Bev Dunham    Local    October 4, 2012

Japanese consul visits Arts Festival

Consul Koichi Funayama and Adam Weinert of the Consular Office of Japan in Anchorage, were the guests of the Seward Mural Society on Sunday at the Seward Arts and Music Festival. They came to Seward...

 

Slithering surprises delight students

It’s not often that children respond with great enthusiasm to their parent’s routine question, “how was your day in school today?” But Friday, they could barely contain their excitement when...

 

Backbone calls for reform based on production, not giveaways

Backbone, an Alaskan citizen’s coalition, takes issue with some statements made earlier this week by the Make Alaska Competitive Coalition. The group seems convinced that giving away Alaska’s oil wealth will somehow inspire production. Giving...

 

SBCFSA works at flood mitigation

Hello again my water soaked fellow citizens. The recent flood that effected our community caused much damage to our local public infrastructure, businesses and private property, and led to the death of some of our wildlife. Levees were breached,...

 

Shame on you Wells Fargo

Who are those people at the Wells Fargo Seward Branch? They now refuse to accept their customers deposit if it includes a check signed over to their customer. Recently I was asked to personally go to Wells Fargo with my ID so their customer could...

 

KPB’s street upgrade not welcomed by residents

The householders of Starr Lane now see eye-to-eye with each other but not necessarily with the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s priorities when it comes to capital improvement projects. Starr Lane is one...

 
 By Laine Welsh    Fishing    October 4, 2012

Groups look at tsunami debris cleanup

At least 1.5 million tons of debris from Japan’s 2011 tsunami is still afloat, and at least half of it is expected to hit Alaska’s coastline. The region from Yakutat to Gore Point off the Kenai Pe...

 

Seward Elementary recognized for healthy programs

Seward Elementary is one of four Kenai Peninsula Borough School District schools to have received national recognition for supporting the health of children and communities. As part of their ef-forts in the federal HealthierUS School Challenge, the...

 

Out and About — Oct. 4, 2012

Sikuliaq launch party planned The Seward community is invited to a launch party for the R/V Sikuliaq from 4-7 p.m. Monday Oct. 15 at KM Rae Building, 125 Third. The party will include food and door prizes. Quilting group meets at senior center...

 

SPRD Actvities

TYC Happenings 224-5472 After School Program - Every day after school. Call 224-5472 for information. First Friday Fun - Halloween Masque: 7-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5. Prizes for costumes. Fifth and sixth graders are invited to dance, play games and...

 

Calendar — Oct. 4, 2012

Thursday, Oct. 4 6 to 8 p.m., Community Choir, Seward High School music room, Sue McClure, 224-6784. 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, B...

 
 By LOG Staff    Sports    October 4, 2012

Seahawk cross county boys team takes second at State

Three Seward Seahawk runners placed in the top 10 at the state championships at Bartlett in Anchorage on Saturday. Last year’s first place title holder and two-time Junion Mount Marathon winner...

 

Ashley Whiteshield awarded Athleadership Grant towards college scholarship

Ashley Whiteshield from Seward High School has won a National Athleadership Grant sponsored by NCSA Athletic Recruiting and the NFLPA. Receiving the award is not only an honor but one that is only given to a select number of student athletes througho...

 

Seward High varsity volleyball team meets Nikiski

The Seward High School varsity volleyball team played Nikiski on their home court on Sept. 25....

 
 By KPEA    Education    October 4, 2012

KPBSD School Distrct turns down the association’s “supposals”

The Kenai Peninsula Education Association which represents over 700 certified teachers and the Kenai Peninsula Education Support Association which represents approximately 525 classified personnel in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District have...

 

Oxygen & Octane Expo welcomes return of winter

Alaska’s premier winter sports and recreation show, the Oxygen & Octane Expo, will make a fifth appearance Oct. 5-7 at the Dena’ina Center in downtown Anchorage. The “Big O” has become a fixture in the outdoor expo arena, and plans are in sto...

 

Arts Festival full of merriment

The Seward Music and Arts Festival over the weekend delighted Sewardites and visitors with music, dancing, mural painting, arts and dining....

 
 By Bev Dunham    Features    October 4, 2012

Founder recalls LOG’s beginning

This issue marks the 46th year of what will always be “my baby,” no matter who owns it. The LOG was first published on Oct. 6, 1966. It was a “lark” hatched by yours truly and Joanne Hoogland, who as a teacher at the time had had the dubious...

 

Turn back the pages — Oct. 5, 1989

Compiled by Julie Rosier Noll named Seward mayor in cliffhanger election — Council member Bill Noll was elected mayor of Seward Wednesday, following a special council session to count absentee ballots. When the smoke had cleared, Noll hung onto a...

 

Back When...

This photograph is from a picture postcard in Seward Museum photo collection, on the back of which is written, “The first and only Carnival to visit Seward so far as I know. Late 1940s.” (Send...

 

Free estate-planning seminars offered

An up-to-date will or estate plan provides clear instructions for the distribution of property, and can protect assets from high federal taxes. Susan Behlke Foley, a prominent Anchorage attorney, will present free seminars on developing wills and...

 

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