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Seward is one of hundreds of potential beneficiaries to settlements reached in a massive class action lawsuit against the makers and distributors of prescription opioid medications, which have been linked to an explosion of addiction and substance abuse.

A group of religious organizations and healthcare providers on the eastern Kenai Peninsula have collected over 500 pairs of socks to be distributed to those in need. The socks came from a number of churches – Seward and Moose Pass United Methodist Church, the Catholic Churches of Seward and …

The City Council received its first report on a study of the city’s employee classification and compensation at its meeting Tuesday night. The study remains in a draft state, but a representative from the firm conducting it briefed the council on the firm’s recommendations for Seward.

The City of Seward will soon decide whether to join forces with other Alaska communities under a state-wide effort to collect sales taxes in online transactions. The City Council elected at its Tuesday night meeting to consider a resolution to that effect at a special meeting this Friday at noon.

Around Town

Stop by the Teen Youth Center the second Saturday of each month for family arts and crafts activities 3-5 p.m. The TYC is located at 336 Third Avenue.

The Rec is open to middle and high school students Tuesday through Friday 2-9 p.m. for middle and high school students, and Saturday, 5-9 p.m. for high school students.

The Teen Youth Center (TYC) is open 3:15 to 6 p.m. Monday thru Friday with school’s out day camps from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The recreational activity schedule is: Monday – music and art; Tuesday – court specials; Wednesday – song and dance, music and drama; Thursday – crafting and creating, s…

Sports/Outdoors

To recap state swimming for our local Seahawks will be easy. Lydia Jacoby broke her own state record in the 100 breast with an amazing time of 1:00.61. She also placed third in the 200 IM with a time of 2:09.83.  Hunter Hollingsworth made it to finals in the 100 free, finishing eighth with a…

The Seward High School girls varsity volleyball team fell to the Nome-Beltz Nanooks in its first match of the North/South volleyball tournament, but turned things around in its next match against the Houston Hawks.

Thirteen years ago, Sam Gordon Riber accompanied his father on a trip that ended the elder Riber’s years-long effort to visit all fifty of the United States.

Stiff winds upended the annual Tail of the Bear regatta on Bear Lake Saturday. Race organizers scrambled to reorganize the event on the spot as heavy winds out of the north created choppy rowing conditions that threatened to swamp smaller racing shells.

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To recap state swimming for our local Seahawks will be easy. Lydia Jacoby broke her own state record in the 100 breast with an amazing time of 1:00.61. She also placed third in the 200 IM with a time of 2:09.83.  Hunter Hollingsworth made it to finals in the 100 free, finishing eighth with a…

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…

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

Susan Eva Wichers, age 79, entered into her rest at her home in Prosser, Wash. on October 5, 2019. She was born on December 7, 1939, to George…

Shirley Brown a resident of Seward, Alaska passed from this life on Saturday August 24, 2019. Shirley Brown was born on Feb. 23, 1929, in Saul…

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This is my 18th year at KPBSD as a district-wide Speech Language Pathologist (SLP). Over the years, I've had the opportunity to serve students…