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Following a procedural error last week, the Delta Greely School Board met Monday night and appointed Eileen Herman to the vacant seat on the board created when the seat she previously held was declared vacant. According to Alaska Statute, a seat becomes vacant when the existing member’s term…

Mayor JW Musgrove sent an email to City Administrator Mary Leith on Thursday afternoon notifying the City that he was resigning from all City service.

The City Council meeting on Tuesday was very well attended by families who had been informed the Liewer-Olmstead Ice Arena had been closed due to the increase of positive coronavirus tests in Delta.

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Sports/Outdoors

Delta Junction Trails Association hosted their Sixth Annual Turkey Trot on Saturday. Over 30 people braved the high winds on what was otherwise a beautiful November day to participate in the annual event. Amanda Trainor won the turkey at the end of the day. 

Delta Running Club was started in 2018 under the name Delta Wind Runners on Facebook. Early in 2020 Jessica Fellman and Hilary Adams, the “who” behind Delta Running Club, began planning a summer full of running and racing opportunities for the community. With the onset of Covid-19, all race …

Due to safety concerns, the Alaska Department of Fish & Game is instituting a no-caribou-hunting corridor along a portion of the Taylor Highway for the Fourtymile Caribou Hunt in Unit 20E. Caribou hunting is no longer allowed within 100 feet from either side of the road, including the dr…

Delta Junction saw its first high school sports action last Thursday when high school coach, Hilary Adams, organized a race for the junior and senior high cross-country teams against the community. The race was organized because of restrictions on travel due to the coronavirus keeping school…

Schools

Delta Greely School Superintendent Shaun Streyle announced last week that schools in the Delta Greely School District, other than Gerstle River School, will continue to operate at the high-risk level with all students attending remotely until Tuesday, Jan. 12. Streyle said the decision was b…

Students at Delta High, Delta Junior High, and Delta Elementary Schools can receive free lunches while distance learning is taking place.

Students at Delta High, Delta Junior High, and Delta Elementary Schools can still receive hot lunches while distance learning is taking place. The program is different from what was done during the spring when the physical buildings were closed said Denise Brown, food service manager. Lunche…

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

Anna Elizabeth Dube, 91, of Delta Junction, passed away on Oct. 5, 2020. Anna was born on April 27, 1929, in Kraubath, Austria. She married He…

Myron LeRoy Hosier passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, September 9, 2020. His death was unexpected.

Kathy Coll, 65, died peacefully in her home of natural causes on March 15, 2020. Kathy was born in California on July 11, 1954. She often spok…

Features

“And if you give yourself to the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in darkness and your gloom will become like noonday; and the Lord will continually guide you and satisfy your desire in scorched places, and give strength to your bones, and you will b…

“And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.”

I’ve received involved calls this summer about radon. Though testing in the winter is encouraged when the ground is frozen and homes are often closed up, repairs and mitigation can be done in any season. The presence of this radioactive gas comes from decaying subsurface uranium and it can m…

Opinion

I have been honored to represent the community of Delta in Juneau for a little more than three and a half years. In that time, a lot of great …