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Over 100 kids turned out for the annual Delta Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday at the Deltana Fairgrounds. After taking a break last year due to the pandemic, kids were extra excited to be out on a beautiful Sunday afternoon to look for the hidden eggs. Mother Nature provided plenty of f…

The Alaska Air National Guard’s 168th Wing will receive four additional KC-135 Stratotankers to add to the eight KC-135s assigned to the 168th Wing at Eielson. Along with the four tankers comes an additional 200 active-duty personnel. The aircraft were reassigned from a mix of duty stations …

Delta Junction used to be one of the hotspots in sled dog racing circles. In the 1980s Delta had a thriving sprint dog community. The local sled dog club held races throughout the winter. Races ranged from December preliminaries to the Delta Five Dog Classic in the spring.

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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.

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Norman M. Coon, age 84, of Wautoma, Wisconsin passed away Friday, February 12, 2021. He was born August 12, 1936 in Linton, North Dakota, the …

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“If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love: even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.”

“If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for My sake shall find it.”

Opinion

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.

Sixty-two years ago, Alaska traded its status as a territory for full statehood and a promise – the promise of a prosperous future grounded in the freedom to access and develop our common natural resources.

This current virus outbreak is terrible, but we’ve still got it better than folks who lived between the 5th and 15th centuries. Those were called the Middle Ages because surviving to 50 seemed impossible.