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Mary Lou Barks, 73

Mary Lou Barks, 73, passed away peacefully on July 26, 2014. Her ashes were scattered at her beloved Kenai River. Mary Lou was born on Sept. 21, 1940 in Woodland, Penna. She had resided in Eagle River since 1985.

Richard “Dick” Willson, 88

Longtime Alaskan Resident, Mr. Richard “Dick” Willson, 88, passed away peacefully at home on July 16, 2014. A celebration of life was held on July 26 at the Iditapark in Wasilla.

James (Jim) P. Krafft, 64

Longtime Alaskan, James (Jim) P. Krafft, 64, passed away unexpectedly on June 25, 2014 at Morton General Hospital, Morton, Wash. A celebration of his life will be held in Alaska at a later date.

Nitza Delgado Hollinger, 49

Nitza Delgado Hollinger, 49, passed away Friday, June 20, 2014 peacefully at her home in Nikiski, with her husband, two boys and sister by her side.

Kyle Wesley Klepinger, 44

Kyle Wesley Klepinger, aged 44, of Soldotna passed away on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. The funeral service was held on June 21 in the Soldotna High School Auditorium. A Celebration of Life followed the service.

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Graduating with honors Candace Blas, Chugiak High School graduate 2006, graduated cum laude from the University of Alaska, Anchorage -Spring 2014, with a degree in International Studies. Her first two years of college were spent in North Carolina at Wake Forest University and Appalachian State University. Currently, Blas is the campaign manager for Claire Ross (D) who is running for the Alaska State Senate, District K.


Forty Under 40

Congratulations to the four Chugiak-Eagle River residents chosen for the Alaska Journal of Commerce’s 2014 Top Forty Under 40. The award, in its 15th year, honors individual talent efforts in the business and community sphere.

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