Chatham Lee Fudge was born to Cosmo and Rose Fudge at 3:45 p.m. on June 16 at Bartlett Regional Hospital. He weighed 8 lbs., 6 oz. and measured 21 inches. Cosmo and Rose report they’re doing well and grateful for friends and community and the professionalism of hospital

Darrell and Nancy Shade of Twentynine Palms, Calif. Spent three days in Haines catching up with daughter Heather Shade and seeing friends and musicians in the Haines Community Marching Band. A retired music teacher and clarinetist, Darrell works as a volunteer botanist and telescope operator at Sky’s the Limit celestial observatory and nature center, sharing with visitors color images of nebulas 50 million light years from Earth. He and Nancy also ship north about 200 gold nugget tangerine skins each year, a secret ingredient of Heather’s gin at Port Chilkoot Distillery.

Link Fannon was in town for the holiday, visiting Chris Dixon, Ira Henry, Lyndsey Hura and other Haines School friends. Link reports that parents Charlie and Johnnie Fannon have resettled in Pennington Gap, Va., where they’re caring for an elderly parent. Brother Josh Fannon is practicing civil law in Wasilla and brother Anderson Fannon is a nurse on the Kenai Peninsula. Link is retired but still does some crime scene analysis work in Oregon. Charlie is a former City of Haines police chief.

Scott and Kim Sundberg are back in town for a week with son Corwin, 12. Scott is a construction foreman in Bend, Ore. and Kim is in her third year as principal at High Lakes Elementary School in Bend. Son Keegan, 26, sells insurance in San Diego and daughter Sanona, 19, recently graduated from Summit High School. She’s working at a juice
bar in Bend this summer. Kali Reid, daughter of Sandy and Travis Reid, graduated in the
same class as Sanona. Bend is a hub for former Haines residents including Sandy, Travis, Brian
Miller, Brian White and Michael Ahmuty.

Alumna Sally Shumaker is planning a “Cornell University Day” in August. Haines people who attended the Ivy League university in Ithaca, N.Y. include Chandler Kemp, John Norton, Iris Holmes, Judy Hall Jacobson, Greg Schlachter and Bonnie Hedrick. Sally said she’s sure there are others and she asks they call her at 360-214-0753.

Longtime resident June Haas turned 89 in June. June lives in a care facility in Savage, Minn., reports daughter Kay. Kay is in town with family, staying in their Fort Seward home. June’s last visit here was seven years ago.

Former resident Doris Armijo was in town this week, visiting friends including Greg Podsiki
and family. Doris, who now lives in Fairbanks, said while working in human resources, she once hired Lex Treinen for a job at University of Alaska-Fairbanks.

Doug Evenden and Delise Keim tied the knot at summer solstice. “After 13 years of what
we always considered married bliss, we decided to make it legal,” Delise explained. They exchanged vows on June 20 and celebrated together at Chilkat State Park. They celebrated with friends the following day.

Former Haines High School track coach Keri Ewing became a dad Jan. 13 when wife Amanda
Powell gave birth to their son Wesley Ewing. Keri is a teacher and coach at Camas Valley School in Camas Valley, Ore. Keri has worked as the school physical education teacher and head football coach for four years and also has coached girls’ basketball and wrestling. He and Amanda married last summer. Their family includes sons Vincent and Archer.

Longtime resident and Chilkat Indian Village employee John Brower, 73, died June 29 in
Chattanooga, Tenn. His conditions included advanced Parkinson’s disease and dementia. John and wife Kathryn Friedle recently moved from Haines to Tennessee in early June. A full obituary is pending.

Team PBR won the B division of Skagway’s Fourth of July coed softball tournament. Teammates included Daniel Stickler, Tyler Swinton, Tyrell Horton, Jesse McGraw, Jeffrey Klanott, Daniel Klanott, Gracie Stickler, Bailee Boltz, Sarah Elliott, Alissa Henry, Summer Lynch, Kim Ferrin, Tom Ward and Teddy Hart. Brian Elliott coached and Nicole Holm kept score. The team scored 64 runs in three bracket games. Tyler Swinton notched a triple play, catching a deep fly ball in left-center field. His throw to catcher Gracie Stickler and another between infielders Tom Ward and Bailee Boltz caught two-base-runners. Teams are preparing for the next tournament in Whitehorse July 13. Women’s softball games are 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Coed Teams play 7 p.m. Thursdays. Newcomers are welcome.