by Sue Deyoe ~ July 29th, 2011
A web special – This is a story will not air, but is a story of how our hometown operates. KTNA, as long time residents know, is a clearinghouse for all things lost and found. Your lost wallet, a lost dog, a found jacket and so on. On Tuesday, a kind person turned in an expensive smart phone to KTNA. An announcement went on the air. The phone was locked, so staff could not get any information off the phone. Early Friday morning, yet another phone was turned in by a kind and honest soul. This time there was a bit of success, because it was possible to get the phone number off the phone. Staff called “home” and spoke with the father of the owner. Then something really odd happened. The father gave KTNA the name of the business his son was apprenticing for, we called the business and the owner said, “Oh, my son has lost his cellphone”. How confusing. But soon, two young men, perhaps brothers (with different fathers) appeared at KTNA’s doorstep. Sure enough, the younger boy had lost his smart phone on Tuesday. The older teen had lost his cellphone in another location 3 days later. Neither boy is from Talkeetna, the youngest is here for a short time visiting and the older teen is an apprentice this summer in Talkeetna. The phones have been connected to the owners. All’s well that ends well.