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The Seward Phoenix LOG - Sept. 17, 1987

Boro votes $1,341,707 for schools – The Kenai Peninsula School District is now $1,341,707 better off following the Borough Assembly’s 11-3 vote Tuesday evening. That means the school district should be able to hire back nearly 20 teachers laid off last spring, cover the expected $375,000-$400,000 shortfall in state funding and add $30,000 to the hazardous bus route budget is the school board approves the district’s recommendations. The meeting was packed with teachers and public prepared to offer testimony in favor of the injecting the money back into the school budget.

Council approves KRXA’s TV proposal – Despite the city manager’s recommendation that the city get out of the television business, Seward City Council voted 6-1 in favor of a contractual agreement with local radio station KRXA to take over operation of the Mount Wolcott translator.

Scholl: Citizens discontent – Mayoral candidate Dr. Dennis Scholl asserted Monday night at the city council meeting that the general attitude of the local citizenry toward local government is one of dissatisfaction, discontent and frustration.

Casey leaves council race – A city employee running for city council has withdrawn from the race because if elected, he might have to forfeit his job. “Regretfully, I have to withdraw from the race,” city water and sewer assistant operator William C. Casey announced Wednesday morning. “I wanted to run because I wanted to sit on the council and serve the people.”

Urbach’s – Warm up at Urbach’s. Warm Up Pants, Sweatshirts, Warm Up Suits.

Kenai Peninsula Borough to decide on animal permits – If approved by the Kenai Peninsula Borough Planning & Zoning Commission and after that the borough assembly, conditional use permits will be necessary in order for livestock, including horses, to be allowed within the City of Seward on privately owned lots. The permits would expire at the end of each year with renewal requiring a public hearing before the local advisory planning group, thereby giving neighbors and other interested persons an opportunity to speak on any problems that might have developed during the permit period.

Metco – Concrete Ready Mix. We stock Fiber-Lok Concrete Reinforcement.

Selling Permanent Fund checks could cost money – People on public assistance could end up losing more than they gain if they sell their Permanent Fund Dividends for instant cash, a state employee has determined. An Anchorage Times article last week reported that when a welfare recipient sells their Dividend check, the cash earned in the transaction is calculated as unearned income and is subtracted from the next month’s check.

Gateway Texaco and Marathon Fuel Service – Stock up now on Texaco Antifreeze. $3.50 rebate with 2-gallon purchase.

Grant Creek open to taking silvers until Sept. 30 – Alaska Department of Fish and Game has announced that the lower section of Grant Creeks, a tributary to Trail Lake, is open to silver (coho) salmon fishing. The area open to fishing will be from a marker below Cook Inlet Aquaculture weir downstream about 500 feet to Trail Lake. Also open to the taking of the fish will be Trail Lake in a 300-yard radius around the mouth of Grant Creek. The fish returning this year were planted as fry in Grant Lake in 1983 and 1984.

Seward Building Supply – GUNK $1.29. Liquid Wrench $.77

Seahawks outscore rivals – The Seward Seahawk cross-country boys team outscored Peninsula rivals Homer and Kenai at the 13-team Palmer invitational Saturday. Seward boys took 11th place led by Jake Versteeg who finished 54th in 18:55 for the 5-kilometer course. In the girls race, freshman Amy McCauley finished first for Seward in 60th place in 24:33.


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