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Let kids be kids. With that, kids shouldn’t smoke. Sen.

Tuesday’s state primary election will surprise.

Larry Dennis Lemons, 73, died Aug. 12, 2018, in Craig. He was born on May 7, 1945, in Prairie City , Oregon.
Helen Blanche Peterson, 70, died Aug. 11, 2018, in Saxman. She was born Helen Blanch Edenshaw on Feb. 10, 1948, in Ketchikan.
Who do you think?

Think about it.

Ketchikan is chalk full of notable people. And one of them, or a couple, deserve to be honored for their contributions to the community.

The Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce has adjusted its schedule for 2018 to feature its community awards banquet in April instead of the traditional January. That’s something new, but worth a try.

For more than 50 years, the chamber has honored Ketchikan’s outstanding citizens, business people, leaders and volunteers.

Dr. Bill Anthes, Ed Zastrow, Nathan Jackson, and Bob and Lynda Adams are a few of the notable names to have been recognized as citizens of the year.

Every year a new citizen of the year is selected. The honorees are recognized for a lifetime of local achievement. They might be considered Ketchikan icons; someone or a couple who have made an enduring and positive imprint on the community. These people are the classic above-and-beyonders. They do more than what they’re paid to do; they contribute hours upon hours of their time to benefit Ketchikan in a multiple of ways.

Before the April banquet, the chamber is seeking nominations from the public for citizen of the year. It also is accepting nominations for a local business of the year, an entrepreneur, an emerging leader and an outstanding volunteer.

Nominations are due March 15, and may be submitted online at www.ketchikanchamber.com/award-nominations. Or the chamber office is located on the second floor of The Plaza mall.

Those selected from the nominations will be honored at the chamber’s Celebration of the Stars Gala on April 21 at the Ted Ferry Civic Center.

Think about it; what names come to mind?

No, don’t tell us. Tell the Chamber.