McKibben Jackinsky

  • Three days of basketball, 12 teams, 22 games. That’s exactly what organizers of the Ninilchik Invitational Basketball Tournament were looking for and that’s exactly what they got. They also got an enthusiastic crowd that, by the time of the championship games on Saturday, filled the gym to stand...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 3:55pm
  • Heart-shaped cards. Heart-shaped boxes of candy. Heart-shaped balloons. All trappings of heartfelt celebrations centered around Valentine’s Day. For Melanie Miller and her husband, Ron, their heart reminder comes in the shape of their 18-month-old daughter, Chloe, who was born with a congenital he...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 1:46pm
  • Inspired by a “Pirates — Seek Treasure in a Good Book” theme, pre-K through second-grade students at Paul Banks Elementary School set a record with their 2014 readathon: 160,650 minutes read since Jan. 12, said teacher Wendy Todd, an organizer of the event. Maybe it was the theme. Maybe it was...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 1:35pm
  • Once again, Homer High School was named “most employable school” in Kenai Peninsula Borough School District CTSO, Career Technical Student Organization, competition.  “I think Homer is going on year five as most employable school,” said Dan Bohrnsen, coordinator of this year’s competi...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 1:34pm
  • For years, at the annual Cabin Fever Variety Show songs have been sung, guitars and ukuleles strummed, pianos played, jokes told and stories recited. Local cooks have offered up cakes and cookies, pies and breads. Raffle tickets have been sold and prizes won. All of that has been done with one goal:...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 4:53pm
  • After an action-packed season, the Mariner Co-Op Hockey Team — with skaters from Homer Flex, Homer High, Kachemak Selo and Voznesenka — begins single-elimination play at Regions competition at the Brett Ice Arena in Wasilla today. Up until last weekend, it was unclear if their first match-up wou...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 3:08pm
  • Zumba music drowned out the sounds of Super Bowl in Alice’s Champagne Palace loft Sunday afternoon, as Liz Villareal led a Zumba warm-up for the 12th annual Ski For Women. The energy level and enthusiasm were high for the South Peninsula Haven House fundraiser, with everyone — including the moth...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 3:05pm
  • The Nikolaevsk Warriors boys and girls basketball teams have barely left the court in the past week. In at-home games, the boys played Nanwalek Jan. 28 and both the boys and girls teams played Cook Inlet Academy Jan. 30 and Kalskag Feb. 2. On the road Tuesday, they played Lumen Christi in Anchorage....

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 1:53pm
  • Apples displayed on desks, apples given to them by students. West Homer Elementary School librarian also has an apple for her desk. A golden one, awarded to her by the Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board at its regular meeting on Monday. In presenting her with the apple, board member Liz Downing, w...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 1:45pm
  • After years of planning, the sound of saws and smell of wood fill one of three modular classrooms at Chapman School....

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 1:44pm

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