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Vets make sure the race runs smoothly

Vets make sure the race runs smoothly

By NICOLE SMART, staff writer Dogs need love too. And that includes the dogs coming into the Galena checkpoint during this year’s Iditarod. “I like to see athletic dogs.” said…

Student volunteers dig in, help out at checkpoint

Student volunteers dig in, help out at checkpoint

By CEDRIC TALL, staff writer Galena high school students volunteered to help around at the Iditarod checkpoint on the GILA campus near the cosmetology building during the race last week…

Hockey rink being built in back of SHS

Hockey rink being built in back of SHS

By KAITY ALBERT, staff writer A hockey rink is under construction behind the SHS elementary wing being built by Galena resident Martin Hornfischer. Mr. Hornfischer is building an ice rink…

Community discusses pros and cons of combining high schools

Community discusses pros and cons of combining high schools

By AARON MUNTER, staff writer What would offer Galena students a better learning experience along with cost reduction for our schools? It boils down to two choices: combine the two…

SHS receives award for excellence in education

SHS receives award for excellence in education

By DANA SLWOOKO, staff writer The Sidney C. Huntington School elementary and junior high has been recognized as a 2014 – 2015 Reward School to honor its student performance by…

Galena swimmers do well at Wishbone Invitational, seven get medals

Galena swimmers do well at Wishbone Invitational, seven get medals

By SARAH BROWN, staff writer Galena high school swimmer did very well at Wishbone Invitational Swim Meet in Fairbanks last weekend (Nov. 14-15). The Galena Swim Team brought 17 swimmers…

District receives accreditation approval; ‘A solid school’

District receives accreditation approval; ‘A solid school’

By DONAL SPIGHT and DORO STEVENS, staff writers Galena schools will receive accreditation for the next five years following a review of teachers and the school system at both campuses…

Swim team gets a gift that prepares them year after year for competition

Swim team gets a gift that prepares them year after year for competition

By AUTUMN JENSEN-ROEHL, staff writer The Galena swimming pool recently received three new lane lines which will allow them to practice for meets when they travel out of town. These…

The Galena swim team returns to the pool

The Galena swim team returns to the pool

By DYLAN ORR and NICOLE SMART, staff writers Eighteen months after the 2013 flood damaged the community pool, the Galena swim team has returned to the water. The team’s first…

Spirit Week brings together twins, suits and ties, and inside-out clothing

Spirit Week brings together twins, suits and ties, and inside-out clothing

See a photo gallery of Spirit Week happenings here. Galena schools celebrated the cross-country team’s trip to the state championship with a week of spirit days as students showed off…