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 By LOG Staff    Local    December 19, 2013

Christmas parade makes two trips

Free rides on fire trucks was a big attraction at the annual Christmas Parade and the Seward Fire Department engines ended up having to retrace the parade route again with a second full load of...

 

Clinic director gets council nod

Seward Community Health Center's interim executive director Sharon Montagnino says that all positions for the new medical clinic will be advertised for hire as of Jan. 1. After voting to approve the h...

 

Children learn technical topics the fun way

Getting children to work together in teams and follow directions to create and innovate is easier to do with Lego Robotics. It's a 12-week education program using Legos now offered in Seward Elementar...

 

Council maps out grade move

The Seward Schools Site-Based Council met last week to start considering the practical aspects of transferring sixth grade from Seward Elementary to Seward Middle School. The reconfiguration was...

 

Trappers, pet owners create risk

[A correction appears in italics at the bottom of this story - Ed.] A hands-off policy by regulatory agencies and trappers looking for convenience are the focus of one man's criticism of the current...

 

Hello out there

I wanted to talk a little bit about House Bill 77. If you feel that government, whether federal or state, is too big. If you feel they are overbearing, inefficient, and at times trampling on our rights, then you might take a good hard look at HB77....

 

Rocking the Boat

The following is from the editorial page of the Dec. 23, 1987 Seward Phoenix LOG. HAPPY HOLIDAYS... ‘Tis the season to be jolly. It’s time to remember the hope that Christmas promises. This is one of the best times of the year. Let’s be merry....

 

Reflections shared at museum open house

[A correction appears in italics at the bottom of this story - Ed.] The Resurrection Bay Historical Society's annual Christmas open house, held for the first time in the new Seward Community Library...

 

Kodiak celebrates with Harbor Lights Festival

It’s traditional during the Christmas season to decorate a down town with lights – for Kodiak and other coastal communities “downtown” means the boat harbor. This month, alongside the local bu...

 

Sherman C. "Red" Smith, Jr.

Alaska pioneer Sherman C. "Red" Smith, Jr., 89, passed away of natural causes at his winter home in Rio Hondo, Texas on Dec. 8, 2013 with his son Sherman Clayton "Clay" Smith, IV at his side. A...

 

John Edward Leake

John Edward Leake, 74, beloved husband, father, grandpa and uncle passed away peacefully at his home in Littleton, Colo. on Dec., 2013 surrounded by his loving family. John had a lengthy career in law enforcement in both Colorado and Alaska beginning...

 
 By LOG Staff    Local    December 19, 2013

Season's activity brings joy to community

Christmas Services Christmas Eve 5 p.m. - Seward Memorial United Methodist (Christmas Worship with "Brown Bag Pageant") 7 p.m. - Resurrection Lutheran Church (Carols and Candlelight, with Communion)...

 
 By LOG Staff    Local    December 19, 2013

Hotel holds gingerbread contest, food drive

Hotel Seward is conducting its Gingerbread Contest for the third year. There is no entry fee, but organizers accept donations to the Alice Pickett Animal Shelter. Prizes include gift certificates for...

 
 By LOG Staff    Sports    December 19, 2013

Strong start for Seahawks basketball

All three Seward High School Basketball teams scored high marks in their season opener against the Houstons Hawks. Varsity boys and girls swept Houston, 53-48, 38-27 and the freshmen team also picked...

 
 By LOG Staff    Sports    December 19, 2013

Seahawk ladies win first one

Ashley VonBorstel picked up 18 points to lead scoring and summarily dispatch the Houston Hawks as the Seahawks varsity girls contributed to a Seward sweep of Houston basketball teams. Teammates Laura...

 

Turn Back the Pages

Dec. 23, 1993 The Seward Phoenix LOG Budget may force Seward to tighten belt – Seward’s city government would face a loss of nearly $280,000 in state aid in the 1995 state budget proposed by Gov. Walter Hickel last week, and altogether the...

 

Back When...

Flooding at the Lowell Creek tunnel outlet. Such a photograph could have been taken many times since the tunnel was completed in 1940, but this was one was taken on Oct. 12, 1969. (Send your "Back...

 

Out & About - Dec. 19, 2013

Send listings for Out & About to editor@theSewardPhoenixLOG.com. Chugach opens to machines Seward Ranger District is opens to winter motorized use on trails and areas that allow motorized use...

 

Senior Center quilters unveil masterpiece

Proud artisans Florita Richardson (seated), Diane Owens, Anka Banic, Linda Schmidt, Nell Watsjold, Rose MacSwain and Judy Christiansen (seated) show off their latest achievement, "Purple...

 

Calendar - Dec. 19, 2013

To add or change a non profit or free regular meeting or event on The LOG’s Calendar, e-mail adminassist@TheSewardPhoenixLOG.com or phone 224-4888. Thursday, Dec. 19 3 to 6 p.m., He Will Provide Food Pantry, Fifth and Adams, entry in the alley....

 

Weather Permitting - Dec. 19, 2013

SEWARD WEATHER HIGHLOWPRECIP.WINDGUST Dec. 1132210.012145 Dec. 12211501940 Dec. 13251701546 Dec. 14282101936 Dec. 15231801939 Dec. 16181002343 Dec. 17141202040 Recorded at Seward Airport (PAWD) Dec....

 

Captain's Mast - Dec. 19, 2013

The following is from the journals of the Seward Police Department. Those who have been arrested or summoned are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law. Dec. 8 23:25 - 911 caller from Benson Drive made a noise complaint. After...

 

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