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This year Project Christmas will be distributing gift cards so the recipients can purchase food from the IGA Food Cache. There will be some special extras in each bagged package. The gifts for the children (18 and under) will be at the church and wrapping of the gifts will again be available…

Three local veterans were presented Quilts of Valor for their military service from the Quilts of Valor Foundation on November 12. Lance Stricklin, US Marine Corps; Vern Aiton, US Air Force; and Vern Heintz, US Army were recognized during the Delta Sportsmans Association annual membership meeting.

Three local residents were presented Quilts of Valor for their military service from the Quilts of Valor Foundation on Nov. 6. Dan Case, US Army; Ron Magee, US Marine Corps; and John Pinckley, US Marine Corps were recognized during the organization’s Take 5 event.

Delta High School’s annual Veterans Day ceremony took place Thursday afternoon honoring those who have served the U.S. in the military. The ceremony began with the presentation of the colors by the 49th Missile Defense Battalion honor guard followed by an impressive rendition of the National…

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The Deltana Fair Association is looking for your help. How can you help? Send us your ideas for the 42nd Annual Deltana Fair theme name. The creator of the winning theme picked will receive a three-day pass and gift certificate. Submit your fair theme names to infoecleltanafair.com or mail t…

Delta Elementary School will hold a Christmas Music and Arts Gala on Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 5 p.m. at the school. There will be a music performance, art display, scavenger hunt, Christmas story read alouds, pictures with the Grinch, a treat bar, and gingerbread house building.

Sports/Outdoors

For the seventh year running, the Delta Junction Trails Association hosted a non-competitive Turkey Trot Saturday. This year we were happy to introduce the new River Walk Park Trails to a few more Delta residents and visitors.

The holiday weekend did not slow down our Delta High School cross country team. Mil-Tan trail was home to many on Saturday for the 2021 Delta Invitational. Delta hosted 10 other teams from across the state, with nearly 80 athletes altogether. Junior varsity kicked off the invitational with 1…

The DHS Huskies volleyball season kicked off their home opener on Friday as the Lathrop Malamutes were in town. This was the first look that the hometown fans got to see how the junior varsity and the varsity girls teams would perform.

On August 21 the Delta Husky cross country team attended the Birch Hill Invitational in Fairbanks. While the rain kept the weather nice and cool, it did not slow the kids down as they tackled the two-loop trail that was full of challenging hills.

Schools

Michelle DiFiore Macias’ first graders did a cool project to learn about the engineering process. They designed, made, and improved candy-toothpick houses that contained some sort of ghost trap. The kids were very clever in some of their designs! Photos courtesy Delta Elementary School.

Three fifth grade classes at Delta Elementary School had a potlatch on Thursday, Nov. 4. They are studying Native American culture in social studies and what better way to bring parents, kids, and staff members together than a traditional party. The food was amazing! Thanks to our amazing gr…

Births

Jessica and Marshal Brown would like to announce the arrival of their son Agamemnon Ezekiel Brown, born on Jan. 14, 2020 at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. Agamemnon weighted 7 lbs. 10 oz. Agamemnon’s grandparents are Chuck and Joan Sturgis.

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.

Obituaries

On the evening of August 5, 2021, Chong Sun “Harmony” Gilpin passed away surrounded by friends and family. She was 75 years old and had overco…

Jonathan Scott McBride left us peacefully on November 15, 2021, surrounded by those who loved him and were loved by him at home in Fairbanks.

Features

How much snow can your roof take? Well, it depends on how your home was built in terms of its load-bearing ability. If it was built according to most building codes, the roof should be able to take at least 40 pounds per square foot. 

“Let us have confidence, and boldly approach God’s throne, where there is grace. There we will receive mercy and find grace to help us just when we need it.”

There is much interesting history that one can learn about the early days of the railroad. One such interesting tidbit is that the railroad track gauge was not standardized until 1881. The old Illinois Central Railroad Company originally had to jack up the railroad cars travelling between Ca…

Opinion

Alaskans have been through it all: earthquakes, fires, floods, and landslides. For the past year, our communities, businesses, families, and f…

On March 15, 2021, Joe Biden signed into law the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Act. Not a single Republican in the House or Senate voted in favor of this legislation, as only 9 percent of which had anything to do with the Wuhan China Virus. This in light of the fact that a trillion dollars was not yet spent from the money previously allotted for COVID relief.