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Abigail Echo-Hawk, daughter of Yvonne Echo-Hawk and former resident of Delta Junction is to be honored on Sept. 21 as Globalist of the Year by the Seattle Globalist for dedicated stories about those underrepresented in the media. The Seattle Globalist is a daily online publication whose miss…

Common on military bases is the arrival of individuals from around the country – and world – with their vehicles. With vehicle laws varying to some extent from state to state, some vehicles arrive noncompliant with some requirements. One that is common in Alaska is the status of tinted windows.

Going plastic bag-less isn’t a new concept when it comes to retail business around the globe; chain stores, like Kroger, Sam’s Club, and Costco have been doing it for years. New to the bag-less trend are stores like Goodwill, Disney resorts and our own Hometown IGA store.

Around Town

The Delta Chapter of the Alaska Farm Burea will hold a meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at the Clearwater Lodge. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. Please feel free to join us for supper at 6:30 if you'd like. We will have the dining area to ourselves and I've asked that the tables be put more i…

Rehearsal scheduled to begin Sept. 12 has been postponed until Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Post Chapel.  For those needing Post Access, please contact the Fort Greely Visitor's Center at 873-3663. They will need information to complete a background check. Once cleared, you will be able to g…

The Fort Greely Bowling League will hold an organizational meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at Buffalo Bowl inside the Community Activities Center on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. There will be a men’s league which will bowl on Tuesday nights, and a co-ed league that will bowl on Wednesday nights.…

Sports/Outdoors

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) has increased the bag and possession limit for pink salmon to 12 fish per day and 24 fish in possession in the Valdez Terminal Harvest area through 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, December 31. The increased limit is effective for all marine waters north…

The Alaska Department of Fish & Game has released an emergency order changing the bag limit for the Nelchina Caribou Hunt in Game Management Unit 13 to one caribou of either sex this hunting season.

Schools

The Delta Greely School District added a new course in its curriculum this year called coding or cs principles (computer science principles). The curriculum covers different topics at different grade levels, but the intent throughout the curriculum is to develop fundamentals in modern comput…

Ever cut a Box Tops for Education label off of a box? That’s just the beginning. After you cut them out, hang on to them, and turn them in at a collection location, someone has to count them and send them in for redemption. Counting dimes is enough of a pain, but those box tops – that are wo…

This past June I was out in front of the IGA raising money for a trip to the Harvard Ambassador Leadership Program. I wanted to thank all the people who donated and let them know what my trip was like.

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

Steven J Taylor was born on December 17, 1940, to Lewis and Ruth Taylor in Rexburg, Idaho. He died on Aug. 3, 2019, at the Denali Center in Fa…

A funeral service for Nikolay Davitadze, who died as a result of an unfortunate accident on July 22, 2019, will be held at the Word of Life Ch…

Features

It is a pleasant day for a walk in middle Alaska, with blue sky overhead, sandhill cranes croaking above the UAF farm, and the sharp scent of sliced blades of grass, mowed for perhaps the last time in 2019.

Psalm 95:6 states, “O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker.” As one studies the root meaning of the word worship your find the word, in both Greek and Hebrew means “to bow down, to do obeisance, to fall, to prostrate oneself.” In other words, when a perso…

Opinion

The Sullivan Roadhouse Museum (SRM) hosted the 14th Annual Soup at the Sullivan August 21. Mother Nature provided plenty of rain and the roadh…

Anyone who knows me knows I am passionate about emergency services. It’s one area where a community needs to come together to prepare itself a…

I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to one of the hardest working groups of volunteers in the community. The Delta/G…