In Memoriam: Mary Christine Schwenzfeier
Friday, July 03 2015
Mary Christine Schwenzfeier, 63 years of age, died on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 in Fergus Falls, MN lovingly surrounded by her family.
Mary was born on the 23rd of October, 1951 in Grand Forks, ND to Calvin and Eunice Schwenzfeier. In 1952, the family moved to Washburn, WI where Mary graduated from high school in 1969. She went on to post-secondary education at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education. She later obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Alaska - Fairbanks. Mary’s vocational experience includes serving as an elementary school teacher in Serona, Wisconsin, Saldovia, Alaska and Little Tutka Bay, Alaska. Mary spent 32 years serving with Alaska Fish and Game, initially at a Fish Hatchery in Little Tutka, Kodiak Island and then 22 years in Dutch Harbor, overseeing the Observer program for the Bearing Sea crab fishery. She also volunteered on the Aleutian Island Arts Council in Dutch Harbor, AK and the Alaska Land Trust in Homer, AK. (Read full obituary)
The Superhero Solstice Run
Thursday, June 25 2015
The race results.
The Super Hero Solstice Run was very successful with 49 total registered participants and 9 tot runners that took part in the tot-run. This boosted our numbers to 58 total participants, compared to 38 registered from last year’s Summer Solstice event. The weather was a bit chilly, but a perfect day to run. We changed the race up and asked those that participated to dress up as their favorite Super Hero. Keils Kitchen won the best costume wearing his Superman footed pajamas. We would like to thank those that took part in our first race this summer and look forward to seeing everyone at the Ballyhoo Run on July 18th.
APOA's Pre-Father's Day Pin Shoot
Wednesday, June 24 2015
Participants getting ready for the Youth Division.
The Alaska Peace Officers Association (APOA) is a statewide, nonprofit, professional organization with over 1200 members. The association was formed in 1947 to promote training, enhance communication between law enforcement agencies and assist with community oriented events. The APOA Pin shoot is an annual event open to all community members to promote friendly competition, camaraderie and raise funds to assist with community oriented events and needs. The APOA in association with the Aleutian Rod and Gun Club (ARGC) could not have successfully held the event without generous donations from Safeway, Alaska Ship Supply, Key Bank and The Ounalashka Corporation.
(Click through to see the results.)