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Two members of city administration have reportedly resigned their posts. Sources close to the Journal reported that Deputy City Clerk Jessica Stallard resigned her position on Tuesday, and that Finance Director Jessra Snyder has tendered her resignation as well. The resignations come in the …

After a final tally of all votes in Tuesday’s municipal election, incumbent Council Member John Osenga led the race for the two open council seats on the ballot with 205, a 41-vote lead over Michael Calhoon, leader for the second seat with 164 votes. Only 28 votes behind Calhoon, Randy Wells…

Recently Seward played host to a group of distinguished visitors who arrived by railroad, yet not by train. The Motorcar Operators West (MOW) chapter of the North American Railcar Operators Association (NARCOA) made Seward the last stop of its 2021 tour of Alaska, a nearly 1,000-mile trip th…

Recent snowfalls have already proven treacherous for one stretch of the Seward Highway. At approximately 5:45 p.m. on Thursday Alaska State Troopers (AST) were notified of a boat blocking a portion of the highway at milepost 70. According to an AST investigation, hazardous road conditions ca…

On Monday the Seward Chamber of Commerce held its Meet the Candidates event, streamed live from City Council chambers to introduce all six candidates running for posts in the upcoming October municipal elections. Chamber Marketing & Communications Director Kat Sorensen introduced the eve…

Around Town

Seward Community Health Center is now offering three coronavirus vaccine clinics each week. On Tuesdays, 4-6 p.m. the Modera vaccine is available. On Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to noon the J & J vaccine is available, and on Thursdays, 4-6 p.m. the Pfizer vaccine is available. Please call (907) 2…

Tot-Time, hosted by the Seward Parks and Rec Department at the Seward Community Library. The program will last one hour every Tuesday and Thursday beginning at 10 a.m. Stories, songs, playtime, socializing, crafts, and much more. Email jrutledge@cityofseward.net with any questions.

Sports/Outdoors

Last Monday Mayor Christy Terry officially recognized Lydia Jacoby on behalf of the city in what is the latest in a long line of accolades and honors for the 17-year-old Olympic breaststroke gold medalist. After three astounding Tokyo swims Jacoby wrote herself into the history books as Alas…

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) says the Resurrection River, downstream of the Seward Highway and Nash Road to the ADF&G markers is open to salmon fishing (except king salmon). Only unbaited, single-hook, artificial lures or flies are allowed. Snagging is not permitted…

All of Seward turned out on Thursday for a parade honoring Lydia Jacoby, who returned home earlier this week having garnered worldwide acclaim for her gold and silver-winning Olympic performances in Tokyo last month. Visitors joined Sewardites along the streets of the parade route from Third…

Schools

Last Monday Mayor Christy Terry officially recognized Lydia Jacoby on behalf of the city in what is the latest in a long line of accolades and honors for the 17-year-old Olympic breaststroke gold medalist. After three astounding Tokyo swims Jacoby wrote herself into the history books as Alas…

Seward Middle School’s Myla Liljemark has been selected as Alaska’s History Teacher of the Year. Presented annually by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the honor is bestowed upon one history teacher from each state from a nationwide total of 8,510 nominees. Ten finalists are…

Births

Jeff Dillon and Laura Sturtz are pleased to announce the birth of triplets Aurora Kathleen, Heath Spencer and Alder Clark Sturtz-Dillon, born Aug. 7 at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. At birth, Aurora and Heath each weighed 5 pounds and Alder weighed 4 pounds. The triplets are…

Obituaries

It is with great sadness we pass on news received from Dr. A. J. Paul on the passing of his wife Judy McDonald, on September 6 from a fall at …

Joanne Carolyn Hoogland, 92, lifelong Seward resident, passed peacefully at her home on Salmon Creek Road on August 17, 2021. She was born in …

On August 23, 2021, at the Kootenai Medical Center in Couer d’Alene, Idaho, Rebecca Orchard passed away surrounded by family, including her hu…

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I don't know if this is the right place, but I want to say thank you for your free printing of obituaries. Especially for the one for Joanne H…

A great big thank you to my three Alaska children Donna Mclean, Sean Mclean, and BJ Mclean for their help with making my 90th birthday a big s…