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 By Sara Callaghan Chapell    Duly Noted    August 1, 2013

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Carol Duis is the 2013 Alaska recipient of the AARP Andrus Award, which honors a model volunteer whose work improves the community and enhances the...

 
 By Sara Callaghan Chapell    Duly Noted    July 11, 2013

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Ron and Jacque Horn have returned from a trip with college friends David and Vicki Gresham to northwest Alaska to view and photograph the summer...

 
 By Sara Callaghan Chapell    Duly Noted    June 27, 2013

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Eliza Lende and Justin Dorn were married Saturday at a Chilkat State Park beach. Eliza’s parents, Chip and Heather Lende, watched from the front...

 
 By Sara Callaghan Chapell    Duly Noted    June 6, 2013

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David Olerud is recovering from heart surgery at Providence Medical Center in Anchorage. Daughter Sarah Swinton said that Dave will be in Anchorage...

 
 By Sara Callaghan Chapell    Duly Noted    May 30, 2013

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Danielle Narum and Derek Livengood were married Saturday, May 25, at Rainbow Glacier Camp overlooking Chilkat Inlet. Danielle is the daughter of...

 
 By Sara Callaghan Chapell    Duly Noted    May 23, 2013

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Haines High School graduates Royal and Patrick Henderson had grandparents and friends visiting during this week’s graduation. Grandmother Pat...

 
 By Sara Callaghan Chapell    Duly Noted    May 16, 2013

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Brian and Jacqui Clay of Haines are proud grandparents. McKinley Grace Elizabeth Jones was born 8:11 p.m. Friday, May 9, at Bartlett Regional...

 
 By Sara Callaghan Chapell    Duly Noted    May 9, 2013

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Haines Postmaster Elaine Brummett has retired after 36 years with the U.S. Postal Service. Elaine served in Haines for three years and as Skagway...

 
 By Sara Callaghan Chapell    Duly Noted    May 2, 2013

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Peggy Ormasen had dinner with Layton Bennett and wife Lou recently in Seattle. Peggy said Layton is getting his medication on time, eating regular...

 
 By Sara Callaghan Chapell    Duly Noted    April 18, 2013

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Ramona and Frank Holmes have returned from their winter residence in Albany, Ore. Former summer resident Lisa Kurian visited with the couple over... Full story

 
 By Sara Callaghan Chapell    Duly Noted    April 11, 2013

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Girls middle school volleyball coach Cassie Miller and assistant coach Brittany Miller traveled with nine players to Juneau for a tournament at Floyd... Full story

 
 By Sara Callaghan Chapell    Duly Noted    April 4, 2013

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Rene Pisel-Walker died Monday at her home in Juneau of complications of breast cancer. She was 49. Pisel-Walker lived in Haines in the mid-1980s,... Full story

 
 By Sara Callaghan Chapell    Duly Noted    March 28, 2013

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Kyle Fossman is the inaugural Alaska Airlines Scholar Athlete. The University of Alaska Anchorage scholarship was initiated by Alaska Airlines as...

 
 By Sara Callaghan Chapell    Duly Noted    March 7, 2013

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Haines High School senior Jess Giddings traveled to Portland, Ore., to perform with the National Association for Music Education’s All Northwest...

 
 By Sara Callaghan Chapell    Duly Noted    February 28, 2013

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Brenda Jones and Roy Josephson were married Saturday, Feb. 23 at New Hope Fellowship Church on Mosquito Lake. Brenda’s son, Zeke Frank, walked her d...

 
 By Sara Callaghan Chapell    Duly Noted    February 21, 2013

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Mario and Natalie Benassi won the Valentine’s kissing contest at the Pioneer Bar Saturday. They beat out son Josh Benassi and Cassie Miller, as well...

 
 By Sara Callaghan Chapell    Duly Noted    February 14, 2013

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Melissa Aronson and Carol Tuynman spent a month traveling together on the Big Island of Hawaii. They moved around to five areas, including the home...

 
 By Sara Callaghan Chapell    Duly Noted    February 7, 2013

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Patty Brown attended the 57th Presidential Inaugural Ceremonies in Washington, D.C. She worked through U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s office to score a...

 
 By Sara Callaghan Chapell    Duly Noted    January 31, 2013

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Haines artists will be well represented at Juneau’s Dimond Park Aquatic Center. Husband and wife teams Donna Catotti and Rob Goldberg and John and S...

 
 By Sara Callaghan Chapell    News    December 20, 2012

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Emmett Carpenter Williams was born Nov. 29 to former resident Rebecca Hylton and James Christopher Williams of Skagway. Emmett weighed 9 pounds, 15...

 
 By Sara Callaghan Chapell    Duly Noted    December 13, 2012

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Haines bridge players caravanned to Whitehorse for a weekend tournament. John and Roger Schnabel, Sally and Bob Lix, Gregg Bigsby, Rob Miller, Jim...

 
 By Sara Callaghan Chapell    Duly Noted    December 6, 2012

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Capt. Norman Hughes accepted the Lifesaver Award from National Fisherman on behalf of Randa Hopper Syzmanski at the Pacific Marine Expo in Seattle...

 
 By Sara Callaghan Chapell    Duly Noted    November 29, 2012

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Evan Frank White was born Friday, Nov. 23 to Kristin and Frank White. A snowstorm swirled around Juneau and birth attendants feasted on turkey and mas...

 
 By Sara Callaghan Chapell    Duly Noted    November 22, 2012

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Melissa and Michael Ganey arrived home in Haines Monday with daughter Brinley, who was born Oct. 10, and Brinley’s siblings Kaeden, Ashlyn and...

 
 By Sara Callaghan Chapell    Duly Noted    November 15, 2012

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Doris Ward missed “Oklahoma!” in Haines because she was in Oklahoma with relatives, but she did catch a dress rehearsal of the play. On her way...

 

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