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Little library, big difference? We were encouraged to learn that a resident near Fawn Mountain Elementary School took it upon herself to start a micro-library on her property. The books are free to all, and on the honor system to return them. As Barbara May, who started the micro-library in 2012, explained to the Daily News, “There was no bonding and there's no taxes and there's no roofing contract and there's no library cards or nothing.”

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8/15/2014
Football time

It's football season!

And Kayhi is ready.

The way has been cleared for the first home game, scheduled for Aug. 30 against Seward.

Not only is the team learning new plays and better techniques in warmups to the season, it got a lesson in school district governance Wednesday night.

Word came that Seward had canceled and Ketchikan wouldn't have an opponent for the 30th; confusion surrounded the situation. The team, along with its most ardent supporters, showed up at the School Board's Wednesday meeting alarmed. Board members expressed their concern, too, and by the following day, the local season opener had been returned to the calendar.

This is particularly exciting because Kayhi football coaches worked hard to build a program. The program has grown through the years.

Coaches and players — probably fans, too — are anticipating an even better 2014 with a much advanced and focused team. This team will have a rewarding season.

It might even make it to the state competition for a second year in a row, which is one of the reasons the home game of the 30th is so important.

With all of that, Ketchikan is ready to play. The first coin toss will be Saturday against Monroe Catholic School in Fairbanks.

May the best team, which we're pretty sure will be the Kings, win.