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December 25, 2004

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Operation Christmas
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Editorial: Alaska CapitOl or CapitAl move news - Lately, letters to the editor have been popping up in newspapers across the state about  yet-another, revived "capitAl" move effort. - More...
Saturday - December 25, 2004


letter Operation Christmas by Sharyl Whitesides - Sunday
letter Re: The $50K Cat by Bob Ciminel - Saturday
letter Thank You by Cecelia Johnson - Saturday
letter $50K Cat by Mark Neckameyer - Saturday
letter Kudos by Jim Scanlon - Saturday
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Ketchikan: Operation Christmas: Mission Accomplished by M.C. Kauffman - The Ketchikan Indian Community and the Boys and Girls Club of Ketchikan can say their mission to spread the joy of Christmas with at least 50 girls and boys has been successfully accomplished. Through the combined and dedicated efforts of these two organizations and through the generosity of community members, over 200 gifts were under the Giving Trees and ready to wrap by December 20th. - More...
December 25, 2004 - Saturday


George Miller: The Divine Expression - The story of Christmas is the story of Jesus. His time as a human child was very short. - More...
Saturday - December 25, 2004

jpg Dave KifferDave Kiffer: "And To All, A Good Night." - The following story may or may not be true. The names may or may not have been changed to protect the ......More...
Saturday - December 25, 2004

Bob Ciminel: Christmas Traditions 1 - People were stunned today to learn that the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir may have lip-synched during their traditional Christmas Eve performance of Handel's "The Messiah." - More...
Saturday - December 25, 2004

jpg Bob CiminelBob Ciminel: Christmas Traditions 2 - What began as friendly rivalry over the local tradition of lighting Christmas Eve bonfires along the Mississippi River above New Orleans erupted into a verbal brawl last weekend as opposing sides challenged each other to prove who really started the bonfire tradition. - More...
Saturday - December 25, 2004

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photosBetty King the Dog Lady; Ketchikan's one-woman humane society - There is an alley in downtown Ketchikan named Betty King Alley. It's a very narrow little mid-block lane that begins on Dock Street and cuts through to Mission and then to Mill Street. Mill is a comparatively new (1972) street named for the sprawling and now-gone Ketchikan Spruce Mill that buzzed and rumbled with activity at the site for some eighty years. A few years back, the previously anonymous alley was finally named. The name chosen was Daly Alley, chosen to honor one of the Spruce Mills pioneer families. It was a dubious honor, actually. And at least one member of that family may not have been delighted with the tribute. - Read the rest of this feature story by June Allen...
Wednesday - December 01, 2004

arrow Ketchikan, Alaska - Let There Be Light! -- Citizens Light & Power and then KPU

arrow The State Capitol and Its Marble and keeping the capital in Juneau

arrow A Legendary Mountain of Jade; Just one of Alaska's Arctic Wonders

arrow John Koel, Baker to Banker; An eccentric philanthropist

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 Read more feature stories by June Allen...

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