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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 District schools reopen following the Christmas and New Year’s holidays today with remote learning and will return to in classroom learning for all schools beginning Tuesday, Jan. 12. Schools will be opened at the medium risk level.

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…

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

Elizabeth “Betty” Smith, known to most as Gramy, passed away peacefully on November 28. She was born in Eddyville, Nebraska on May 29, 1927, t…

On Wednesday, October 21, 2020, Harold I. Stock, Korean War veteran, loving husband and uncle passed away at age 91 in Hardy, Virginia.

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…

Features

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This feature is the first part of a series on holiday cooking by Joyce McCombs who wrote a food column for our sister publication, Delta Wind, for many years.

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On a December night more than 60 years ago, a 28-year-old Japanese student touched down in Fairbanks, Alaska. He set down his suitcase as he stepped off the plane and looked northward, hoping to see the aurora borealis.

Opinion

Following up on last week’s piece about the pandemic, the conflicting answers to questions continue to exist, as well as how people are respon…