Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Army Pvt. Jordan L. Johnston, a 2005 graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School, has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. Johnston earned distinction as an honor graduate of the course. She is the daughter of Don Johnston, of Juneau.

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During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.


Olin Robus, of Douglas; and Elsa Fredenberg, Molly Krehlik, Katharine Leque and Mark Rainery, of Juneau, were named to the fall 2006 dean's list at Montana State University in Bozeman, Mont. The dean's honor roll includes the students earning grade point averages of 3.5 or above for the semester.


The Alaska State Council on the Arts awarded on Dec. 15 a $2,000 grant to Capitol Community Broadcasting for its support of contemporary music programming. Alaska businesses from Homer, Fairbanks, Anchorage, Cordova and Kake were also given grants at the Dec. 15th meeting.


Dorothy Freeman-Wittig, a 2002 graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School, will be performing her Junior Concert at 4 p.m. on April 6 at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She is a vocal performance music major at UAF and is studying opera.

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