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Autograph party

An open house at the Eagle River library was planned to allow locals to view copies of “Between Two Rivers,” a new 200-page history of the area written by Chugiak-Eagle River Star staff writer Marjorie Cochrane.

Copies of the book would be on sale at the party according to a story in the Aug. 4, 1983 edition of the The Star, which promised refreshments and the opportunity to obtain autographs from longtime area residents.

The book was funded by the Alaska Historical Commission, which paid for research and publication of the 200-page paperback. The history also included more than 100 photos. Just 900 copies were originally printed and sold at businesses throughout the Chugiak-Eagle River area.

Editor’s note: The Chugiak-Eagle River Historical Society reprinted the book in 1997 with a foreword written by Star founder Lee Jordan. The book can be purchased at the Chamber’s offices in Eagle River.

 

Undressed woman foils potential burglars

A woman who didn’t answer a knock at her door because she was not dressed may have interrupted a burglary attempt, according to police. According to the cops, the woman saw two men approach the house and knock, but she didn’t open the door and the knocking stopped. The men then tried to break into a truck before going to their vehicle to get crow bars. When one of the men tried to break into a window, the woman — now dressed — opened her front door to confront him. He said he was looking for the woman’s sister-in-law and fled.

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