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Students make it up, and everyone approves

Students make it up, and everyone approves

Galena high school students winged it at Saturday’s improv in the GILA theater, to the delight of students, families, and community members who attended. The group under the direction of…

Campaigners club features faith and fun

Campaigners club features faith and fun

By DORO STEVENS and DOROTHY WILLIAMS, staff writers The Campaigners, a religious student club that brings teenagers closer to God, started meeting last month at the home of Galena high…

Student’s medical training helps fallen worker

Student’s medical training helps fallen worker

When a construction worker fell off the Ptarmigan Hall roof on Wednesday evening, the first medical responder on the scene was GILA senior Emmie Ellis. Emmie became a state certified…

Student reflects about his first solo flight

Student reflects about his first solo flight

By TOBY MONROE, staff writer I knew I wanted to be a pilot from the start. The councilor asked me if I wanted to be in ground school, and I…

Ineke Wilkinson new counselor at the residence hall

Ineke Wilkinson new counselor at the residence hall

By SONNY KRUGER, staff writer Ineke Wilkinson will become the dorm counselor next school year. “It’s my first job in official counseling,” said Mrs. Wilkinson. She will be working alongside…

Mr. Apfelbeck is the new media and information tech teacher

Mr. Apfelbeck is the new media and information tech teacher

By KAITY ALBERT, staff writer Paul Apfelbeck is changing teaching positions in the Galena City School District for the next school year. He’s now teaching journalism and language arts. Next…

Academy teaches skills: Emergency trauma technician classes bring students from around the state

Academy teaches skills: Emergency trauma technician classes bring students from around the state

By CANDACE COX, staff writer “If the opportunity passed and something bad happened, you would feel terrible,” said Sara Loehr, a high school student from Sterling, Alaska, who has wanted…

Students hear relationship talk

By RUDI JOSEPH and ALLY ZAUKAR, staff writers School counselors sponsored a healthy relationship talk for the high school girls at both the Galena Interior Learning Academy (GILA) auditorium and…

Student performers on stage: Fashion show, improv, theater at GILA auditorium

Student performers on stage:  Fashion show, improv, theater at GILA auditorium

By CANDACE COX and VERONICA KAMEROFF, staff writers The community of Galena had a fantastic time watching a night of theater on Saturday, March 15 in the GILA auditorium featuring…

New police chief ready to serve: ‘We belong to you… the door is always open’

New police chief ready to serve:  ‘We belong to you… the door is always open’

By NICK HEVEZI, staff writer “Education [and prevention] is an extremely important part of my priorities,” said Aaron Parker, the new Galena police chief, during an interview on February 25.…