Art Lenon displaying a nice grayling, that he caught on the
Upper Clearwater last week. Photo Courtesy Dwight Phillips
Midnight sun on Clearwater Lake. Photo Courtesy Gary Cooper
I took this picture late in the afternoon on June 2. It looked like the
rainbow's end was right at Mrs. Fett's drive. I didn't realize there was a
double rainbow until I downloaded the camera. Alaska's rainbows always seem to
be more vivid and bright than they are anywhere else. Photo courtesy Becky Peterson
DGSD to Discontinue Internet Dialup Service
As of June 17, 2004 the Delta Greely School District will be
discontinuing its Internet dialup connection service. Due to the
expenses of maintaining and replacing slow and aging equipment,
the district has decided to step aside and allow other Internet
Service Providers (ISP) to provide more reliable and faster
connectivity to the world-wide network. The districtís Internet
connectivity service was started more than a decade ago when such
services were not available within the community.
The districtís dial-up service has become slow and unreliable as
webpage technologies have placed increasing demands on Internet
content delivery. The original dialup equipment no longer meets
acceptable ISP standards and is not cost effective to maintain.
Replacement of this equipment with modern connection technology is
expensive and not funded by E-Rate, the federal funding source for
educational technology. As such, the district has determined that
its students will be better served by one of the Internet Service
Providers now serving the community.
Three Internet Service companies now serving the Delta/Greely area
are: Wild Alaska, Wireless Delta and ACS. Each is either expanding
or developing Internet services in the area and promise to provide
reliable Internet connectivity. DGSD dialup users are encouraged
to contact them to explore the several levels of services
currently being offered or that are planned to come on-line in the
very near future.
June 15, 2005 -- Rick Johnson
Troop 56 joined 10 other troops from Fairbanks for friendly
On June 4th Troop 56 joined 10 other troops
from Fairbanks for friendly competition. The goal was to hike 15 miles on the
Granite Tors trail (off the Chena Hot Springs Road) and participate in 9
different events, testing how well the scouts work together. All this occurred
from 10:30 pm Friday to about 11:30 Saturday morning. Troop 56 came in third
place overall. Pictures show some of the activities along the way. The first
was on the way up the mountain, (as seen in the photo of the day) second a rest stop, and third was one of
the events the boys did best in, that is to avoid man eating tortoises and boil
water, which they did in 4 minutes and 25 sec. Photo courtesy Fronty
Young moose takes a leisurely stroll in the shadows of the Alaska Range.
Photo Courtesy Dwight Phillips
The 2004 Delta Huskies Softball Team coached by Regina Pelto and Wayne Butler.
Not pictured are Lindsey Sanders and Kari Miller. Photo courtesy
Happy Birthday June 8 - June 14
Happy 26th birthday to
Hillary Crandall on June 11th.
I seem to remember I had gone fishing on the Chena, but made it on
time. Love always, Dad, Carol, Holly, Ryan and Taylor
Happy Happy 25th birthday
Sarah Grossmann on June
13th. Having you nearby is the BEST. May your 25th
year be filled with all that you hope and pray for. We love you
very much. Mom, Dad, Eli and Annie
Happy Anniversary June 8 - June 14
Happy 25th anniversary [that's silver] to
Bill and Sherry Smith on
June 9th from Nick and Kay in
California. We're exactly one week behind you guys. We celebrate
our 25th on the 16th of June. We're renewing our vows, what
are you guys doing?
Changes in "Delta Wind" Publication Schedule
The "Delta Wind" newspaper publication schedule
for June has been changed due to an assortment of circumstances.
There will NOT be a paper on Friday, June 4; instead, the next
publication is planned for Friday, June 11. This will be the only
paper during the month of June.
Papers are scheduled, however, for Thursday, July 1; Friday, July
16, and Thursday, July 29.
Any questions should be directed to the Delta Wind office at
Delta Wind -- June 8, 2004
Leon was at the Memorial Day opening of the new WWII memorial. These will
be his last pictures to the DNW since he is moving to Europe. Best of luck
Leon and thanks for supporting the DNW. Photo courtesy Leon Vialpando
Colton, turned 1
month old on June 2. Photo courtesy Leslie Bobo
My name is Kristen Zayon (formerly Olberg). My husband Jack
and I have been living in Anchorage for about 10 years now. I grew up in
Delta and graduated from DHS in 1990. The newest family member, Blythe Isabel,
who was born on March 19th, weighing 10 lb 8oz!!! In this picture she is ten
weeks old. Photo courtesy Kristen Zayon (Olberg)
Here's one of me at a rehearsal for my friend Adam's Senior Project. It was a
play called "The Invention of War." It was composed of battle scenes from
various Shakespearian plays like Taming of the Shrew, Hamlet, Macbeth, etc. I
got to fight with swords in choreographed fight sequences. I'm sitting on one of
the 8ft. high platforms that we fought. Photo courtesy Christie DuBois
Hillel EchoHawk and Levi Atwell. 2004 graduates. Photo Courtesy Charlie Atwell
HAPPY BIRTHDAY June 22 - June 28
Best wishes and congratulations to my birthday
Irene Meade, on
With love from, Joyce McCombs.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY June 22 - June 28
Happy 47th Anniversary to
Glenn and Trudy Shields On
June 22. From their children
Common Male Merganser, taken on the Upper Clearwater last week of May. Photo
Courtesy Dwight Phillips
A picture of the 4 babies and Mama moose in my front yard on Spriggs Lane. These
moose have been wandering around out in that area. Photo courtesy Lori Meek
Eli Grossmann recently went to LA to
try out for the LA Jr Kings Hockey Team. He stayed with his older brother Ben of
Venice Beach while there and enjoyed the tourists sites of the big city. Ben
has been in LA for 3 years and works in the movie industry as a digital effects
artist. Happy 27th birthday Ben. We love you and miss you. Your
family. Photo by Isabella Vosmikova.
Fran Columbo's son owns the air balloon.
Scenes from our balcony in Delta. Photo courtesy Tony Smith
HAPPY BIRTHDAY June 15 - June 21
Happy Birthday on the
16th of June to Okyo Stumpe,
hope you have a very happy one.
Hugs your sister Barbara
Ruby Hollembaek's Retirement Party
Retirement Party for Ruby Hollembaek. From teacher, to farmer, to
teacher and back to farmer again. Please celebrate with us at a
retirement party at the Hollembaek farm on June 19 at 5PM. Meat will
be provided, please bring a dish and drink. Contact Christy
Hollembaek at 895-5393 if you have any questions.
Christy Hollembaek -- June 14, 2004
Request for Community Volunteers
On June 17, 18 and 19 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
the Park Committee will be installing
new playground equipment at the City Park.
Volunteers are needed.
Please contact City Hall (895-4656) to sign up for a work crew.
6-8 are needed for each of 4 crews.
Our heartfelt THANKS are yours in advance.
The Delta Park Committee -- June 8, 2004
A picture from graduation weekend. It was taken at a BBQ on
Sunday May 16th. From left to right the seniors are, Anne Baker, Amy Vander
Zwaag, Jesse Schlichting, Cassie Green, Tony Sherman, Kim Hardy, Brandon
Jenkins, and Sarah Byam. Photo courtesy Cassie Green
Priscilla Joslin and Rafe Grossmann enjoy lunch on a bale of hay at Delta's
Frontier Days. Photo courtesy Dawn Grossmann
Deadline is Tuesday for ad space in '04 Deltana Fair Premium Book
The deadline for those who haven't yet reserved advertising space in
the 2004 Deltana Fair 25th Year Premium Book has been extended to 5
pm on Tuesday, June 15.
Forms were mailed out in April, along with the fair's annual
fund-raising letter. If you did not receive one or have perhaps mis-placed
it, you still have a little time. Please call 895-FAIR (895-3247)
and leave a message if you don't get a human.
Thank you! Deltana Fair appreciates your participation and support!
June 15, 2004 -- Loretta Schooley
Proud parents, Creig and Kathy Sharp, are shown at
the Fairbanks International Airport welcoming home their son, Matthew Sharp.
Matt is enjoying his career in the Air Force and has been attending Air Traffic
Control School in Biloxi, Mississippi, where he finished top in his class,
achieving the "Distinguished Graduate" award. Airman Sharp's next duty station
is at Nellis AFB outside Las Vegas, Nevada where he will move into his "hands
on" training phase as a radar operator. Photo courtesy Kathy Sharp
Shaw Creek scenery shot. Photo courtesy Dwight Phillips
Cliff swallows taken in the parking
lot at the Tanana bridge by the Fur Shack. They were taking mud out of the
puddles. Photo Courtesy Dwight Phillips
Grant Giese, Amy Vander Zwaag, and Tony Sherman. Graduation night, May 14, 2004.
Photo courtesy Amy
Birthday June 1 - June 7
Happy Birthday to Kathleen
Vander Zwaag on June 5, 2004. Love your husband, Jerry,
and your daughter, Amy.
Anniversary June 1 - June 7
Happy 10th Anniversary to
Stan and Laquenta Musgrove on June 4th from Nick and Kay in
I would like to pay tribute to my new husband of
one month (a true patriot), S1 PLT SGT E-7
J. Howard. For over 3 years now, I thank God everyday for
bringing this gentle, very rare and very special man into my life.
He has bravely served our great country with honor and courage
during both war and peace times for over 20 years. He has been
up-close-and-personal in two conflicts and he's prouder of the
scars from it than the miles of medals and awards he's earned.
Whenever I see him in his fatigues (which he still wears proudly),
I think about all the sacrifices he's made in the name of freedom
and I tell myself...Superman's got nothing on him. He is and will
always be my hero, my protector, my best friend, and the love of
A Very Proud Mrs. J. Howard --May 30,
I would like to put in a text to honor my father
on Memorial day. To Dad (Ron Gibbens)
Thank you for all you have done, we are proud of you and thank you
for serving our country in its time of need. You accepted the call
of duty from the United States Of America, You wore your
uniform proudly and you served unselfishly. We honor you on
Memorial Day and always. You're awesome dad.
Love From Your Kids. -- May 30, 2004
Graduation was May 14, shown is the entire graduating
class from Delta High School. Photo courtesy Cassie Green
Taken a couple weeks ago, this Spring Crocus is one of the
very first interior wildflowers to show up. Photo Courtesy Dwight