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Sofia Stuart-Rasi
The Unalaska City School District is set to get an extra chunk of money from the state this year.According to Superintendent Kim Hanisch, the district expects over $500,000 more in state funds than they originally planned. That comes after Gov. Mike Dunleavy recently chose not to veto a one-time boost for Alaska schools.
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  • Coe A. Whittern, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend passed away on May 22, 2024, in Lynden, WA surrounded by his loving family.
    Whittern Family
    Coe was born in Peru, Indiana on April 3, 1946, to Charles (Keith) and Helen Whittern. He moved to Unalaska as a Methodist missionary child at the age of 3. When he was 11 years old his father and youngest brother drowned in a boating accident. Shortly after, his mother moved to Michigan to be closer to family. Coe graduated from Waldron High School in 1964 and then from Adrian College in 1968. He married his high school sweetheart Phyllis Fellows on June 22, 1969. The day after they were married, they loaded up all their belongings and traveled across the country on their journey to Unalaska, Alaska where they called home.
  • Mark Patrick Westphal went to try his hand at fishing, spinning tales, and eating and drinking fine food and spirits with the Lord on June 14, 2024.
    Mark loved spending time outdoors. He was an avid fisherman and bird hunter. He loved hiking, camping, and beachside bonfires with friends. From husband to father, commercial diver to business owner, church trustee to school bus driver, Mark has worn many hats throughout his life. Through it all he was good-natured and determinedly supportive of his family, friends and community.

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