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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.…

Galena delegates head to Tanana Chief’s convention

By ALLY ZAUKAR, staff writer Four Galena high school students will be attending as youth delegates at the Tanana Chief’s Conference convention from Mar. 10-13 in Fairbanks. The students are…

Students help at community dinner

Students help at community dinner

Students and staff from the Galena Interior Learning Academy helped make the Valentine’s Day dinner at the elder’s center a success. The prime rib was donated by the Gan’a Yoo…

Grant assists truck restoration

Grant assists truck restoration

The Galena automotive program is restoring a truck damaged in last year’s flood, thanks in part to a $100 grant from the Alaska Retired Educators Association. The 1984 Toyota 4-Runner…

Students create Valentine’s placemats

Students create Valentine’s placemats

Galena high school students have been spending the past few days signing Valentine’s Day posters at the GILA front desk for use as placements at the Galena Elder Living Facility.…

Mr. Lamkin welcomed to GILA

Mr. Lamkin welcomed to GILA

By RUDI JOSEPH and ALFRED OMNIK, staff writers Les Lamkin is more than just the new language arts teacher on the GILA campus. He also loves playing music on the…