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The Delta Junction High School hosted a Veterans Day Ceremony on Monday, Nov. 11 in the High School gymnasium. LTC Paul Tappen, 49th Missile Defense Battalion Commander, served as the guest speaker and gave an encouraging speech concerning the importance of Veterans Day to students and the public. 

FMWR and Armed Forces Entertainment titillated the curiosity of a packed house at the Aurora Community Activity Center on Fort Greely Wednesday evening as they presented world famous illusionist Rob Lake for an up-front and personal encounter. Lake is known to many as a participant on the wi…

Firefighters from Rural Deltana, City of Delta Junction, and Fort Greely Fire Departments were at the elementary school Tuesday and Wednesday of last week as part of fire prevention week to teach students safe habits to prevent fires. Students also had the opportunity to view fire fighting e…

A lot of people probably think that red squirrels are not worth the hunting or trapping effort. They are small critters but they are also abundant throughout forested Alaska, providing an opportunity for hunting and trapping that many people overlook.  If you have never eaten squirrel, you s…

Around Town

Delta High School Fall Festival in the Big Gym, 4:30 – 7 p.m. Games, crafts, face paint, candy apples, cake walk, photo booth, and candy. Pie in the face: Vote to have one of the following get a pie in the face; Mr. Stirling, Mr. Streyle, Mr. Johnson, or Mr. Lansing. Chili Cookoff.

Wiser @ Your Library will hold a holiday card creation class with Shelley Ward on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. This adult class will teach holiday card making and all the necessary materials will be provided to create two festive holiday cards and five large gift tags.  A “dabble” area will a…

The Delta Junction Trails Association would like to invite the community to attend the Fifth Annual Turkey Trot 2.4 mile Fun Run, Walk, or Snowshoe on Nov. 23 at 1 p.m. at the Liewer Community Trail beginning at the entrance at the Delta High School parking lot. Sign up is at 12:45 p.m. This…

Sports/Outdoors

Effective 12:01 a.m. Friday, October 11, 2019, sport fishing for coho salmon in all flowing waters of the Delta Clearwater River drainage, including the Delta Clearwater Lake drainage, is closed. Additionally, only unbaited, single-hook, artificial lures may be used while fishing for other species.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) has increased the bag and possession limit for pink salmon to 12 fish per day and 24 fish in possession in the Valdez Terminal Harvest area through 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, December 31. The increased limit is effective for all marine waters north…

The Alaska Department of Fish & Game has released an emergency order changing the bag limit for the Nelchina Caribou Hunt in Game Management Unit 13 to one caribou of either sex this hunting season.

Schools

Firefighters from Rural Deltana, City of Delta Junction, and Fort Greely Fire Departments were at the elementary school Tuesday and Wednesday of last week as part of fire prevention week to teach students safe habits to prevent fires. Students also had the opportunity to view fire fighting e…

The Delta Huskies Co-ed Soccer team finished well this year. Traveling to the regional tournament over the weekend, the Huskies faced off against Lumen Christi in the first game of the tournament. The Huskies started off a bit sluggish, but Luke Schmidt stepped up and scored back to back goa…

Back Row: (Left to Right): Megan Phelan, Keyshlaine Albarran, Evan Zachgo, Aimee Klein, Aden McCarrick, Arwen Barnard, Isabella Baker, Miguel Donaldson, Clara Meuer, Trenton Sturgis

Births

Dawn Cole and Josh Cook welcomed the arrival of the newest members of their family on July 14, 2018. 

Dakota Conley and Elias Grossmann welcomed a son, Dax Ryan Grossmann, on March 6, 2018 at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. Little Dax weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces. Elias is a sergeant assigned to the Stryker brigade at Fort Wainwright.

Jennifer and Kyle Smith would like to announce the birth of their daughter Peyton Lynn on January 29 at a weight of 7 lbs. 2 oz.

Obituaries

Steven J Taylor was born on December 17, 1940, to Lewis and Ruth Taylor in Rexburg, Idaho. He died on Aug. 3, 2019, at the Denali Center in Fa…

A funeral service for Nikolay Davitadze, who died as a result of an unfortunate accident on July 22, 2019, will be held at the Word of Life Ch…

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A few times each week, someone carries something dead or alive through the doors of the UA Museum of the North, hoping an expert can identify it.

Opinion

The Sullivan Roadhouse Museum (SRM) hosted the 14th Annual Soup at the Sullivan August 21. Mother Nature provided plenty of rain and the roadh…

Anyone who knows me knows I am passionate about emergency services. It’s one area where a community needs to come together to prepare itself a…