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September 11, 2004

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'Night Radiance'
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letter Spirit of selflessness endures by U.S. Senator Ted Stevens - 09/11/04
letter Hope, courage, and the determination of America by Gov. Frank Murkowski - 09/11/04
letter Thank You To Those Who Keep Ketchikan Safe by Rhonda Erickson - 09/11/04
letter Land Swap by R.K. Rice - 09/11/04
letter Land Swap Heated Letters by Vicki O'Brien - 09/11/04
letter Kudos to Don Young... by Dennis Massingham - 09/11/04
letter Native Wellness Conference by Cecelia Johnson - 09/11/04
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Alaska: Army National Guard Infantry Unit Called To Active Duty; About 130 Alaskans affected; first call-up of infantry since World War II - A company of Army National Guard troops was mobilized on Friday by Governor Frank H. Murkowski as part of an involuntary call-up of guard units from several states to support the war in Iraq. - More...
Saturday - September 11, 2004

Ketchikan & Statewide: Governor Appoints 35 to Boards & Commissions - Alaska Governor Frank H. Murkowski announced Friday the appointment of 35 Alaskans from around the state including one person from Ketchikan to a variety of boards and commissions. Among the 35 appointments announced Friday was the appointment of Kerry L. Rasmussen of Ketchikan. Rasmussen, in charge of accounts payable for Madison Lumber and Hardware, was appointed to a four-year term as a public member to the Marital and Family Therapy Commission. - More...
Saturday - September 11, 2004

Alaska: Alaska Observes World Suicide Prevention Day and Alaska Suicide Prevention Month - Governor Frank H. Murkowski issued a proclamation Friday recognizing World Suicide Prevention Day and designating September 2004 as Alaska Suicide Prevention Month. - More...
Saturday - September 11, 2004


Dave Kiffer: I LUV that gun! - It is hunting season again but my 3-year old son is not going to be heading out into the muskeg this year to bring home the venison. At least I don't think so.

Don't get me wrong. I can still smell the gunpowder from Dad's bullet loading station and I remember deer hanging in the basement. Just the thought of fresh venison makes my mouth start to water. - More....
Saturday - September 11, 2004

Ketchikan Regular Election
Tuesday - Oct. 5th
Filing for local office began August 10th and ends Sept. 7th at 5:00 pm.

City Election Info

City Council
Two 3-year seats & One 1-year seat

Tom Coyne filed 08/10/04: Council 3-Year Term

Lew Williams filed 08/16/04: Council 3-Year Term

George Lybrand filed 08/17/04: Council 1-Year Term 

KGB Election Info

Two three-year terms

Mike Painter filed 08/10/04: Assembly 3-Year Term

John A. Harrington filed 08/30/04: Assembly 3-Year Term

Glen Thompson filed 08/31/04: Assembly 3-Year Term

Richard "Dick" Coose filed 09/07/04: Assembly 3-Year Term

KGB Election Info

School Board
Two three-year terms & One 1-year term 

Joel W. Jackson filed 09/02/04: School Board - 3-Year Term

Dave Lieben filed 09/03/04: School Board - 3-Year Term

Keith Smith filed 09/07/04: School Board - 1 - year Term

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photosJohn Koel, Baker to Banker; An eccentric philanthropist John Koel was a well-known figure in Ketchikan from the day he arrived in 1901 to the day he died in 1946. The eldest son of German immigrants who settled in the Midwest, Koel was a 38-year-old confirmed bachelor, a slight man with high cheekbones, a small mustache and a tidy bankroll he had saved to finance his adventure in Alaska. A baker by trade and already a canny businessman when he alighted on the steamship dock, he quickly toured the new city of Ketchikan and almost immediately opened the OK Bakery on Dock Street, near the intersection with Main Street. - Read the rest of this story by June Allen...
Tuesday - September 07, 2004

arrow Harold Gillam: A Tragic Final Flight; Ketchikan remembers the search

arrow Ketchikan's 'Fish House Tessie'; She was proud of the nickname

arrow Fairbanks: Golden Heart City; A story of its founding

arrow Remembering 'Swede' Risland (1915-1991);The town's most memorable logger

arrow Alaska's Deepwater Highway; A part of Alaska history

arrow Ketchikan's American Legionnaires; Here's to 'the boys' of Post #3 -

arrow Ketchikan's Cruise Ship Industry; A light-hearted look at its origins

arrow Ketchikan's First City Players; Did you hear that applause?

arrow A biography of Alaska's herring: A little fish of huge importance...

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