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April 2004

Christie DuBois in Dover, England
DHS graduate, Christie DuBois, enjoying time on the banks of the English Channel in Dover, England. Behind her are the famous white cliffs of Dover.  Photo courtesy of Christie DuBois.

Ice Art
Some "cool" ice art, courtesy of mother nature.  Photo courtesy of Mary St. Peter.

Donnelly Dome hoary marmot
"What's up, Doc?" might be the question on this hoary marmot's tongue as he regards a summer visitor to his Donnelly Dome home.  Normally a little more shy, this one is undoubtedly thinking that the photographer just might have some kind of handout.  Photo by David Johnson.

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It's spring time again and that means we are extremely close to summer!  Warmer temperatures mean spending more time outside.  So, while you're out enjoying spring, take a few pictures and send 'em our way!  

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Webmaster -- April 20, 2004

Happy Birthday April 19 - 26

Happy Birthday to Barb Rawalt on the 23rd and three others all in one week!  Love from hubby, father-in-law & Grampa Mike!!

Happy 14th birthday on 20 April Annalise Grossmann. We love you and are so proud of you. You are the cutest thing on two hockey skates...LOOK OUT DELTA SHE IS GETTING HER PERMIT!!! Love, Mom and Dad

Happy Sweet Sixteen! on the Friday, the 23rd, to Michele Helkenn! We're proud of you! With love from dad and mom.

Dearest Laura Jennings, You added so much to our lives 14 years ago on April 23rd. We thank God for you and look forward to the rest of your life unfolding! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Love you, Mom

Happy birthday Bob Carpenter on your big 77th. From Soon Ae and a few other people that love you on April 26th.

Pasque Flower or Prairie Crocus is one of our earliest-blooming flowers, found in dry open areas. This cluster was photographed May 8th last year near Fort Greely. Any day now they could start blooming.  Photo courtesy of Ellen Clark.

Dade Martin Lentz son of Rance and Angela Lentz, was born on the 18th at 9:51am. 8lbs 5oz and 21 1/4 inches long. Dade and Family are doing great and arrived home on the 19th.  Photo courtesy of Angela Lentz.

Happy Birthday April 12 - April 19

Happy 5th Birthday on 13 April to Taylor Ricaporte, we miss you, Love Grandpa Joe and Carol

Tom Bowley and youngest daughter Kathy Petersen both on the 13th. Tom's oldest daughter Karen Denny on the 17th. Love y'all, Gramma Buckwheat

Happy Birthday to Linda B. on 14 April!! Thinking of you, Kim and Tom

Happy Birthday on April 16 to Jessica Wilburn!! Love Mom, Dad, Kayla & Shana

Wishing a very happy birthday to Tracy Hollembaek on April 17th. Thinking of you, Ted

Happy Birthday to Tracy Hollembaek on Saturday, April 17th. Love you, miss you and thinking of you...Love Rhonda

Happy Anniversary April 12 - April 19

Happy Anniversary to Alan and Jetsada Brown on April 15, from Mom and Dad in Arizona. Best wishes for many more years. Wish we were there to help you celebrate your 17th anniversary.

To Ron And Helma Gibbens, Happy Anniversary April 18th To the Best parents ever. Love from your kids Robert, Mike, Christine and Karen. And from your grandkids, Robin, Jennifer, Brandon, Micheal Jr. and Jonah. We love you so much. Have the Greatest Day Ever!!! 

DHS graduate Christie DuBois stands in front of Stonehenge during her recent trip to London.  Photo courtesy of Christie DuBois.

Paul Alexander Ferreira and former Delta resident Sparrow JoEllen Chavez would like to share in the announcement of their Engagement on March 12, 2004 in Wasilla. Sparrow is the daughter of Dennis and Maria Chavez of Wasilla, Alaska and is a 2001 Home school Graduate. Sparrow is employed as a secretary with Tony Chevrolet in Wasilla. Paul is employed with Toronto HealthCare Institute, but will be moving back to Alaska to fulfill his interest and education as a Wildlife Biologist. The couple will continue to reside in Wasilla. A 2004 August Wedding is planned. Photo courtesy of Maria Chavez.

Christie DuBois in Bath, England
DHS graduate Christie DuBois is sitting next to a pool similar to those at Chena Hot Springs in that it is naturally fed by volcanic hot springs. The main differences of this spring, however, is that it is an ancient roman bath in Bath, England. It is no longer in use.  Photo courtesy of Christie DuBois.

Shown above is Matthew Buchanan, class of '94 preparing to deploy to Iraq. Matthew is the one with no helmet on and just a hat in the back row, second from the left. Photo courtesy of Matthew Buchanan.

Rafe Grossmann, son of Sarah Grossmann of Fairbanks enjoys a crème filled pastry at Nana and Grandpy (Bruce and Dawn) Grossmann's home in Delta. Rafe comes to visit for a couple of days each week.  Photo courtesy of Sarah Grossmann.

Attached is a picture of Sherwood Wilson, nephew of Lyle Hutto, after winning another snowmobile race in Fairbanks in his division on his Polaris 120 from Polaris Junction.  Photo courtesy of proud Grandma Gail McBride.

Local entrepreneur Mike Rawalt has been making and selling trailers now for several years. Recently, Mike hit on the idea of bringing a long load of trailers and parts North on his specially built hex axle trailer. Mike drove this rig up from Oregon. He said the main cost was hiring pilot cars required by the Canadian government for 235 somewhat sharp turns on the Alaska highway so that oncoming motorists would not be run off the road. The weigh stations in Canada were also a little difficult as Mike had to circle the scales three times in order to get the total weight for his permits. He said he had only one near-miss, and that with a bus of German tourists. Mike thinks the driver got caught up in counting the wheels over and under the long trailer, but suffered only a very long black paint mark on the edge of the bus. Happy April Fools day!  By Mike Rawalt and David Johnson.

Happy Birthday March 29 - April 5

Happy Birthday to Marshall Raymond Mansfield on March 31st! Love Mom and Raylyn.

Flower, Happy 27th Birthday on March 30! Have a Fabulously Fun Day! Love your sister, Violet

Happy 21st birthday Tucker Yates on March 31st! from Joe and Carol Crandall.

This is a birthday wish for Harvey Burke in Delta Junction, Ak. His birthday is Sunday April 4th, This is from Sister Marty and Brother-in-law Don. Happy Happy Harvey.

Frequent Delta News Web picture submitter J.Leon Vialpando took this close while in DC at the 2004 Cherry Blossom Festival. 


Law Office Opened in Delta Junction

Cook Schuhmann & Groseclose, Inc. (CSG) is pleased to announce the opening of its Delta Junction office in Room 216 of the Jarvis Office Center. CSG is a full-service law firm headquartered in Fairbanks, Alaska. The firm has been serving clients throughout Alaska and the “Lower 48” states for more than 40 years.

Founded in 1957, CSG is the largest law firm in interior Alaska and prides itself on the quality of the legal representation provided by its attorneys and staff. Areas of practice include: Aviation, Creditor Bankruptcy, Commercial, Corporations, LLCs, Partnerships, Condemnation, Construction, Employment, Environmental, Estate Planning, Family Law, General Litigation, Immigration, Insurance Defense, Litigation/Appeals, Mining, Personal Injury/Wrongful Death, Products Liability, Real Estate, Trusts, Wills & Probate, and Worker’s Compensation Defense.

The Delta Junction office will be open on Mondays from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. and Thursdays noon to 4 p.m. It will also be open other times by appointment. If you are interested in a consultation, please call 907-895-4255.

Janet Boyer -- April 22, 2004

Delta Rescue Squad

Delta Rescue will be holding an Emergency Trauma Technician Class starting May 17th through June 2nd. Monday through Friday night from 6 pm to 10pm. For more information on the class please contact Susan Miller at 895-1020 or Connie Ott at 895-4895.

Delta Rescue is accepting applications for Drivers, ETT, EMT for people over 18, can pass drug and alcohol screening with a good driving and criminal history. Please talk to a squad member for application.

Susan Miller -- April 22, 2004

City of Delta Junction Landfill

Year Round Hours: Saturday Noon – 4 pm, Summer Hours: May 1 – September 30 Tuesday 4 pm – 6 pm.

In addition to these regular summer hours, the landfill will also be open on Thursday, 4 pm- 6pm from May 1 through May 30, 2004 on a trial basis.

Dumping Rates: Minimum $8, Small Pick Up Load $13, Full Sized P/U Load $17, Dump Truck $40.
Questions?  Call City Hall – 895-4656, Weekdays 8 am-5 pm.

April 22, 2004

Shown above is a costume created by DHS graduate Sean Purucker.  Sean is attending the Art Institute in Seattle.  The above picture is only a slice of the whole picture, so visit the May archives for the rest of the picture and letter.  Photo courtesy of Sean Purucker.

Lunch Reception for Miss America 2003 

There will be a lunch reception at the Delta Community Center Monday, April 26 featuring Erika Harold, Miss America 2003. Cost for admission is $10 and will include a light lunch and a chance to hear Erika speak before she appears at the Delta High School that afternoon. The reception will be from 11:30 am to 12:45 pm and is being sponsored by Eagle Forum Alaska. 

Miss Harold is from Illinois and has as her platform, “Respect yourself, Protect yourself”. Erika speaks to high school students about forming healthy relationships and making good choices. For more information call Debbie Joslin at 895-4565 or Kari Thomas at 895-1117. 

Debbie Joslin -- April 19, 2004

Delta artist Carol J Watkins looked into an Alaska sunset and saw a tiger moon in her mind's eye.  This composite image was the artistic result.  The image is © 2004 by Carol J Watkins.

Jaydon and Devin Wilson
Above are Jaydon and Devin Wilson, sons of Don and Jayme Wilson (Braswell). Jayme is a 1997 alumni of Delta High School. They are currently stationed at the Naval Air Station in Fallon Nevada, Devin and Jaydon are going to be big brothers in mid-September. Photo courtesy of Jayme Wilson.

Easter Egg Hunt Winners!!
Pre-school without help winner Leann Shautt and mom Vickie Shautt, Delta Lions club president-elect George Pursey, pre-school with
help winner Caylin Case and mom Amy Case. Photo by Lacey Cupp.

Reuben John Jr. enjoys a sunny day in Valdez on his bike.  Photo courtesy of Julie Stephens.

Brent and Tammee Richardson
Brent and Tammee Richardson, graduates of Delta Junction High, would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Brandilyn to Christopher Folkner (above). The wedding will be in El Paso, Texas on August 14th. The bride’s grandparents, Art and Kay Trantham, were long time residents of the Delta community. Photo courtesy of Brent Richardson.

Catie Milligan, Krista Waldo, Kelly Dighton and Lindsay St. Peter
This photo was taken at the DHS Prom on 4/10/04. Left to right are Catie Milligan, Krista Waldo, Kelly Dighton and Lindsay St. Peter. Photo courtesy of Ben Blais.

Bluff Cabin is a rustic cabin that sits at the base of Bluff Cabin Ridge on the banks of the Tanana River. Photo courtesy of Gary Cooper.

Troop 56 campout to Donna Lakes

Eight boys hiked 5-miles to Little Donna Lake using their map and compass skills to get there. They camped Friday night and caught several nice rainbow trout the following morning.
Heavy winds on Friday made hiking and setting up tents challenging but Saturday morning was an excellent day with temperatures reaching nearly 45 degrees.

Putting their compass skills to work!
Boys participating in the event were Steve Bealer, Ethan, Heath and Jake Gebauer, Tony Tirrell, Charlie Herman, Ben Knix, and Martin Hosier. Also participating in the event were George Hosier, Randy Bealer, and Vern Gebauer.
Chilling out in the snow

Fronty Parker -- April 6, 2004

Boy Scout Charlie Herman practices making tracks of his own on a recent camping trip into Donna Lakes. For more pictures and story on Troop 56's camping trip, see the community news below. Photo courtesy of Fronty Parker.

Winter sunset up near Alaska Pipeline Pump Station 3.  Photo submitted by Tony Smith.   

A Grouse slowly ponders its options as it gets a picture taken.  Photo courtesy of Dwight Phillips.



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