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March 29, 2004


Front Page Photo - First City Rotary - photo by Dick Kauffman

Duck Race Money At Work
First City Rotary's picnic shelter project...
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PhotosKetchikan: Duck Race Money At Work - Have you ever wondered how the money raised by First City Rotary's annual Fourth of July Duck Race benefits the community? Susan Bethel, President of the First City Rotary, said this past year their organization selected three projects in the community to complete using money raised from the annual duck race.

Currently, First City Rotary is working on a public picnic shelter at Totem Bight. Bethel said, "We have had a lot of help with the project. Delmar, Dave and Rusty Shull donated the rockwork and backhoe." She said the Welding and Construction class from the University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan Campus and public works from the US Coast Guard Base have also been involved in the project. Alaska Marine Lines donated the freight and Rotary 2000 donated two handicap accessible picnic tables for the project. Bethel said, "The brackets for the structure were constructed by the welding class and then sent to Seattle to be galvanized. The Construction Class at the UAS provided their expertise and labor helping to get the structure built. Of course, we have had Rotarians on the site working each weekend."

The First City Rotary's project at Totem Bight isn't yet completed and work will continue on the project week after next. The organization has been working on the Totem Bight project for several weekends. Working on the project Saturday were Bruce King the head foreman on the project, Bob St. Clair, Glen Thompson, David Owings, Jim Schumaker, Jack Shay, Susan Bethel, Scott Brandt-Erichsen, Billiye Sewell, Reggie Reinhardt, Mary Kowalczyk and Scott Westerlund.

The picnic shelter is not located in the Park, but outside the park near a parking area. Totem Bight is located eight miles north of the Alaska Ferry Terminal and displays fifteen Haida and Tlingit Totem Poles, plus a replica of a clan house. The totems in the park, carved from 1938 to 1941, are replicas of original totems. The park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Bethel said the project is the First City Rotary's Centennial Project and "we hope to have it completed before the summer." - Read more and view the photo gallery...
Monday - March 29, 2004

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Senator Stedman Visits With KYC Members
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PhotosKetchikan: Senator Stedman Visits With KYC Members - Senator Bert Stedman (R-Sitka) visited with the Ketchikan Youth Court (KYC) Saturday morning at the Plaza. KYC Program Coordinator Gretchen Klein said, "The youth court members explained the process of KYC and about the roles they enjoy participating in." She said, "Senator Stedman is doing his part in helping to keep youth courts around the state funded."

"Youth court volunteers statewide are making great contributions to their communities. I'm doing my part in the legislature to recognize their hard work and their value to the state," Sen. Bert Stedman sponsor of Senate Bill 292 stated in a recent news release. "I am a strong believer in youth courts and their positive effects on communities." - Read more & view the photo gallery...
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PhotosIn general, not many people are interested in herring. It's not exactly a glamour fish. You won't see a snapshot of a grinning fishermen posing for the camera while holding up a trophy eight-inch goggle-eyed herring by the tail. And when was the last time you had baked, fried, roasted, grilled or pickled herring? The only time most people come in contact with herring is when they skewer a chunk of it onto a hook for bait when salmon fishing. - Read the rest of this story by June Allen...
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