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Six members of the U.S. Pacific Fleet Band on Tuesday visited Seward Middle School, where they participated in Cee Jay Levine’s music class following a performance at Seward High School. The band does around six hundred performances each year, said bandmaster Lt. Kelly Cartwright.

The Seward High School Booster Club was this year’s beneficiary of an annual dinner auction held by the Alaska Cabaret, Hotel, Restaurant and Retailer’s Association, or Alaska CHARR. The auction – which included live and silent components – took place Monday evening upstairs at the Alaska Se…

Over five hundred members of the armed forces have been in Seward this week to participate in a military exercise geared at testing the Navy’s logistical effectiveness in the northern theater. The Seward portion saw a ship-to-shore simulated fuel transfer, involving hundreds of feet of hose …

The Kenai Peninsula Education Association (KPEA) says the executive committees of the Kenai Peninsula Education Association and the Kenai Peninsula Education Support Association, the two unions representing Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s (KPBSD) education and support staff, have v…

Around Town

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…

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.

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.

Sports/Outdoors

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.

The Seward High School Seahawks lost their first home game – and first football game of the high school season – against the Munroe Catholic Rams of Fairbanks on Friday. The final score was 44–38 in overtime.

Schools

Six members of the U.S. Pacific Fleet Band on Tuesday visited Seward Middle School, where they participated in Cee Jay Levine’s music class following a performance at Seward High School. The band does around six hundred performances each year, said bandmaster Lt. Kelly Cartwright.

The Kenai Peninsula Education Association (KPEA) says the executive committees of the Kenai Peninsula Education Association and the Kenai Peninsula Education Support Association, the two unions representing Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s (KPBSD) education and support staff, have v…

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.

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

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…

Preston Kaare Atwood, 21, of Seward, died August 25, 2019. Preston was born December 24, 1997 in Anchorage to Dwayne and Kari Atwood. He was t…

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.

With school back in session, work, and trying to keep a household every day, being active may fall toward the bottom of our list. That is until New Year’s resolution time comes around again.

Opinion

This year has been one of triumphs and challenges for our town. We've exercised our democratic process by choosing new leadership for our town…

I would like to thank the following businesses and organizations for their generous scholarship awards, which will assist me greatly to pursue…

Seward and the Eastern Kenai Peninsula have a new opportunity to save the long runway at the Seward airport; we had better take advantage.