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SCHOOL BOARD MEETING RESCHEDULED
The Ketchikan School Board has rescheduled a meeting that was to have taken place this Wednesday. The meeting instead will be Wednesday, July 25th.

The school district on Monday announced that the change was needed because at least three School Board members are out of town this week.

The School Board decided last month to have one meeting in July rather than the usual two.

PIHL APPOINTED TO STATE BOARD
Governor Sean Parnell recently announced various appointments to state boards and commissions. Among the appointees was longtime Ketchikan resident Martin Pihl, who will return to his seat on the Alaska Retirement Management Board.

Pihl moved to Alaska in 1962 to work for Ketchikan Pulp Company, becoming president and general manager in 1987 until his retirement in 1994.

The governor’s office says that Pihl then served as acting executive director for the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, among other positions. He is also a member of various local advisory boards.

The Retirement Management Board primarily manages assets for the state’s retirement systems.

LOCAL UAS STUDENTS HONORED
Six University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan campus students have been honored for their work during the recent spring semester.

Amanda Newell and Conan Steele are on the Chancellor’s List. To qualify for that list, students must have earned a 4.0 grade-point average.

The local campus also announced that James Pawlowski (Pow-low-ski), Ashley Smith, Jeremiah Tucker and Ann Tyler are on the Dean’s List. That means each of those students earned a minimum 3.5 GPA.

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