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Lydia Jacoby has now added a women’s 4x100m medley relay silver medal to her 100m breaststroke Olympic gold. The US relay team came in only .13 seconds behind the Olympic record-setting Australia time of 3:51.60. The US 3:51.73 time also beat the previous record of 3:52.02, set in 2012 by th…

Lydia Jacoby’s Mixed 4x100m Medley Relay Olympic team placed fifth at the finals with a time of 3:40:58. New to the Olympics this year, the event sees teams of two men and two women competing in four swimming styles. Jacoby swam the breaststroke leg, second in the lineup that began with Ryan…

According to the Olympic website, Seward’s Lydia Jacoby will be swimming again for a medal in the Mixed 4 x 100m Medley Relay tonight at 6:43 p.m. Alaska time. Jacoby will be joined by Torri Huske, Ryan Murphy, and Caeleb Dressel.

Seward’s Lydia Jacoby took the gold in the 100-meter breaststroke with a time of 1:04.95 beating out both teammate Lilly King and South African Tatiana Schoenmaker. King was the 2016 gold medalist in the event.

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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…

The Seward Community Library has resumed its Movies@2 screenings at 2 p.m. every Tuesday through Saturday, featuring two half hour documentaries showcasing different aspects of the city’s history. Iditarod National Historic Trail: A History, presented by the Iditarod Historic Trail Alliance …

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Lydia Jacoby has now added a women’s 4x100m medley relay silver medal to her 100m breaststroke Olympic gold. The US relay team came in only .13 seconds behind the Olympic record-setting Australia time of 3:51.60. The US 3:51.73 time also beat the previous record of 3:52.02, set in 2012 by th…

Lydia Jacoby’s Mixed 4x100m Medley Relay Olympic team placed fifth at the finals with a time of 3:40:58. New to the Olympics this year, the event sees teams of two men and two women competing in four swimming styles. Jacoby swam the breaststroke leg, second in the lineup that began with Ryan…

According to the Olympic website, Seward’s Lydia Jacoby will be swimming again for a medal in the Mixed 4 x 100m Medley Relay tonight at 6:43 p.m. Alaska time. Jacoby will be joined by Torri Huske, Ryan Murphy, and Caeleb Dressel.

Seward’s Lydia Jacoby took the gold in the 100-meter breaststroke with a time of 1:04.95 beating out both teammate Lilly King and South African Tatiana Schoenmaker. King was the 2016 gold medalist in the event.

Seward’s own 17-year-old Olympian Lydia Jacoby took second in the 100M Breaststroke qualifying overnight in Tokyo and third in the semifinals this evening, advancing to the finals, to be held Monday evening at 6:17 p.m. AKDT.

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Lydia Jacoby has now added a women’s 4x100m medley relay silver medal to her 100m breaststroke Olympic gold. The US relay team came in only .13 seconds behind the Olympic record-setting Australia time of 3:51.60. The US 3:51.73 time also beat the previous record of 3:52.02, set in 2012 by th…

Lydia Jacoby’s Mixed 4x100m Medley Relay Olympic team placed fifth at the finals with a time of 3:40:58. New to the Olympics this year, the event sees teams of two men and two women competing in four swimming styles. Jacoby swam the breaststroke leg, second in the lineup that began with Ryan…

According to the Olympic website, Seward’s Lydia Jacoby will be swimming again for a medal in the Mixed 4 x 100m Medley Relay tonight at 6:43 p.m. Alaska time. Jacoby will be joined by Torri Huske, Ryan Murphy, and Caeleb Dressel.

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

John Wesley Cook was born September 5, 1940, in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. He died of kidney failure March 7, 2021, in La Paz, Mexico at 80 years…

Seward resident, Nanci Lynn Richey, 65, died Monday, May 3, 2021, at her home in Seward, Alaska. She will be laid to rest next to her husband …

Ray Simutis passed on from this world in the comfort of his home in Hawaii on February 5, 2021, holding the hand of his youngest daughter, Janina.

Features

Leaving cloven hoof prints from the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, more than 3,500 muskoxen live in Alaska. All of those shaggy, curly-horned beasts came from one group of muskoxen that survived a most remarkable journey in the 1930s.

Opinion

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…

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 fa…

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 cal…