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It may not be news that school is in session or that busses are on the roads in the morning and afternoon, but the number of drivers on the road who do not adhere to the STOP sign on the bus is startling.

The Hoodoo Half, a half marathon sponsored by Hoodoo Brewery in Fairbanks, has been drawing racers from around the state for three years now, and Delta represented!  Race finishers – or should we say survivors? – earned a goodie bag upon completion of the 13.1 mile run that included a HooDoo…

As the Arctic Anvil military exercise winds down, troops are returning to their home bases and many are traveling in convoys along the highways. Five convoys are expected to return to Fort Wainwright this afternoon, Oct. 16, along the Richardson Highway.

The city council held a brief meeting on Tuesday to certify the results of the municipal election held last week. Council member Lou Heinbockel maintained control of his seat on the council and Charles Lester was elected to fill the position formerly held by Jennifer Brant.

Sports/Outdoors

The Nelchina caribou subsistence hunts under Tier I RC561 and RC562 and drawing permit hunt DC485 were closed by the Alaska Department of Fish & Game last week. The popular hunts take place in Game Management Unit 13 located south of Delta Junction which includes the popular hunting area…

The Delta River Walk Park is a plan that considers about 40 acres of combined City of Delta Junction and State of Alaska land, located in the heavily wood area across the Richardson Highway from the forestry office. It provides motorized and non-motorized recreational trailhead access and cr…

This year started out with a lot of head scratching and planning over so many new players. As the season progressed there was so much improvement on the field that we had to make many changes to adjust for the new talent; we eventually found a solid plan of where to play our players. There w…

According to a release from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Coho, or silver salmon are, “beginning to poke their noses into the mouth of the Delta Clearwater River.” The release goes on to say that they have not yet been reported at the campground and boat launch near the Clearwater …

The Huskies volleyball team has had a slow start to their season on the road with a record of 1-4 so the girls from Galena might have been looking for an easy win coming to Delta. The Lady Huskies had a very different plan.

Schools

“Who here has heard of Peshtigo?” Fireman Colin Winkelman asks Mrs. Pugh’s fourth grade class as hands shot up in the air. On October 8, 1871 the town of Peshtigo, Wisconsin was destroyed in a firestorm on the same day as the historically famous Great Chicago Fire. An estimated 2,000-2,500 l…

The annual reading program at Delta Elementary School is well underway, as students of the school rise to the challenge thrown down by none other than the Big Bad Wolf.

The Delta Greely School Board business meeting, which is held the third Thursday of every month, includes the always informative Principals’ Reports. Each school principal has an opportunity to share with the board the news and happenings in each of their schools. At the most recent meeting …

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

David Lee Wilson, of Sulphur, Oklahoma, was born August 5, 1955 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma to Troy and Wanda June (Southwell) Wilson. He passed…

The family of Edward F. Sheehan is very saddened to announce his passing, at age 87, on Friday, September 21st, in Payson, AZ.    

Joseph P. Nistler, railroad conductor, homesteader, equipment operator, snowmobile racer, bronc rider, moose hunter, dippnetter, painter, scul…

Features

In Samuel 8:4b we read an interesting account involving King David of Israel, for the Scripture states, “…and David houghed all the chariot horses, but reserved of them for an hundred chariots.” During times of war it is quite natural, if not logical, for the conquering army to secure all th…

My wife, Karen, is celebrating her birthdays this week. Yep, you read that right. Birthdays. It’s a mildly entertaining family story. Karen was adopted when she was four days old. Thus her legal birthday is four days after the day she was actually born. This is a win-win for us. It’s a win f…

 “There is no fear in love, dread does not exist. But perfect love kicks fear right out the door. We now love Him only because He first loved us.”

Opinion

I often ride my bike in to town from Big Dipper Road. I try to ride to the right of the fog line as much as possible, going west in to town ha…

Hearts were warmed by the aroma of soup (20 varieties total) and bread, along with the company of good friends - Thanks to all of you who atte…

I want to thank my supporters and everyone who helped on my recent run for the legislature. Connecting with Alaskans throughout the vast Distr…