MARJORIE CLARK

Ketchikan students learn sea skills

KETCHIKAN - The Ketchikan School District's 45-foot training boat Jack Cotant is getting a workout during the spring, but a recent trip to Petersburg was a new adventure. Read more

Ketchikan quilters club had humble start

KETCHIKAN - More than 20 years ago, four women decided to get together once a month to sew quilts regardless if anyone else showed up. They advertised their new group in the newspaper, and nine women showed up to quilt with them. Read more

Ketchikan home has custom staircase to loft

KETCHIKAN - It would seem Ketchikan is the home of many staircases, from plain stairs covered in asphalt roofing shingles to handcrafted pieces of art. Read more

Hydaburg visitors learn conflict resolution as peer mediators

KETCHIKAN - Six students from Hydaburg traveled via Inter-Island Ferry Authority ferry to spend two days with Houghtaling Elementary School counselor Debbie Langford, and learn how to be peer mediators. Read more

Houghtaling Elementary works to stomp out bullying

KETCHIKAN — On the playground at Houghtaling Elementary School, at least four sixth-grade students walk the playground during the... Read more

Southeast Island District moves to 4-day week

KETCHIKAN - Eight of the nine schools in the Southeast Island School District have moved to four-day weeks, starting this school year. Read more

Ketchikan man opens cabaret

KETCHIKAN - After talking about it for 20 years, Karl Richey has opened his own jazz club. Richey started playing jazz in the 1960s in San Francisco, where he grew up. He played in a variety of venues, even putting out his own self-titled album in 1969. Read more

Annette Island renovates elementary

KETCHIKAN - Annette Island School District has received $14.5 million from the state to renovate Richard Johnson Elementary School. Read more

Ketchikan rec center gains users

KETCHIKAN - Every day a small gathering waits for the doors to the Ketchikan Recreation Center to open at 5 a.m. These early risers will complete their morning workout while the blue of the sky lightens and the town sleeps on. Later, around 7 a.m. Read more

A sweet hobby: raising backyard bees

KETCHIKAN - Ever since he was stung on the face while on vacation in Germany when he was 13 years old, Jurgen Johannsen has been fascinated by honeybees. "He reads about them all the time," said his fiancee, Myrna Rooker. Read more

Artist prepares last gallery show

KETCHIKAN - A Ketchikan artist and former gallery owner is getting ready for her last gallery show at Main Street Gallery. Read more

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