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Lathrop High School tackles its biggest theater production yet in 'Newsies'  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — When newsboys held a strike against New York newspapers in 1899, their actions brought forth a new era of child labor laws. Almost 100 years ...



Former Lathrop High School choir students to perform retirement concert  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

I have always greatly admired the show choir at Lathrop High School and its director, Carolyn Soderlund.



Lathrop ballroom dance team plans show in Fairbanks  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — The Lathrop High School Ballroom Dance Team shared its talent with enthusiastic students in Healy and Talkeetna recently. Now, dancers are ...



Lathrop sweeps North Pole in soccer openers | Sports  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — The first game of the season for the Lathrop High School boys soccer team turned out better than head coach Logan Lyle was expecting.



Carolyn Soderlund: Nearly 30 years dedicated to Fairbanks students through song  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Carolyn Soderlund has taught choir at Lathrop High School for 27 years and says her students are more like family now. “I refer to all my ...



Lathrop's Pelayo set to be a two-sport college athlete  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — For 14 years, activities coordinator Steve Zanazzo, has introduced Lathrop High School seniors who are signing National Letters of Intent with ...



Fairbanks Choir Teacher Helps Students Find Their Voice  U.S. News & World Report

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Carolyn Soderlund has taught choir at Lathrop High School for 27 years and says her students are more like family now.



Lathrop Malemutes basketball teams sweep North Pole Patriots  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Heading into the first game of the MAC Conference Championships, Lathrop girls basketball head coach Dave Stewart said he wanted his team ...



30 years of students gather at Hering to perform farewell concert for retiring choir director  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Carolyn Soderlund felt the love Tuesday night at her final retirement concert at Lathrop High School.



Alyeska Games | Local events  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

It's the 20th Annual Alyeska Games! Children in 1st through 8th grade are invited to compete in one of six fun events; 2 running, softball throw, long jump, football ...



Fairbanks middle school regroups following threats, racial tension  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

A threat made at Tanana Middle School earlier this month has led to student discipline, staffing changes and sparked conversations around race relations and ...



Lathrop, West Valley merge hockey programs | Sports  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

High school hockey in the Fairbanks area has new looks, particularly two rival teams becoming teammates.



West Valley basketball teams sweep Lathrop | Sports  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — The West Valley High School boys and girls basketball teams won back-to-back games against Lathrop on Tuesday night at West Valley.



Lathrop High School students stay home after shooting threat  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Almost half of Lathrop High School's 1006 students elected to stay home Tuesday after school officials notified parents of a school shooting ...



Lathrop freshmen research cellphone use for public service ads for kids, parents  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Responsible cellphone use is a topic that grows and changes as technology does, so the subject has been a continuing discussion in the Fairbanks school ...



Lathrop football teammates become college teammates | Sports  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

They were teammates for four seasons at Lathrop High School. On Tuesday, before a large crowd in the Lathrop library, they became college football teammates ...



Malemutes manhandle Patriots in Mayors Bowl | High School  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — That one was for Coach Russell. The Lathrop High School football team took its home field with heavy hearts Saturday. The Malemutes weren't ...



Interior high schools spring into track season | High School  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

After a week of snow and cold weather that led to the cancellation of several events, Interior high school track and field athletes were happy to get outside and ...



Patience aids Lathrop girls in Joe T. Classic opener  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Torrin Johnson Oates, with 2:55 left in the third quarter, displayed one of Lathrop's best efforts in beating the press of the Kenai Kardinals during ...



Schools ask for parents' feedback in survey | Local News  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — The school district is surveying parents and others about its performance as education leaders get ready to plot the course for the future.



BP celebrates seven educators at awards banquet | Local News  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

A kindergarten teacher, a choir teacher and two special education aides were among those saluted at the 2019 BP Teachers of Excellence banquet Tuesday.



The school within a school gives Fairbanks students more options  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — High school was not working for junior Derek Harris. “I was failing at every single class except for two,” he said. “I hate homework. I am smart ...



Hawks hold off Malemutes, win Silent Night Game at Lathrop  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Hutchison boys basketball head coach Shane Johnston said the 2009 Hawks squad might have defeated Lathrop at some point during its run to ...



Veteran, newcomer win at Lathrop cross country Invitational  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Kendall Kramer is no stranger to the Birch Hill Recreational Area, and it showed in the way the West Valley High School junior dominated the ...



Lathrop hangs on, beats West Valley in Dog Bowl  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — It came down to the final seconds, exactly the way a rivalry game should end.



Alaska's Eskimo Ninja visits Interior schools  webcenter11

Thursday morning the students of West Valley High school got to meet Alaska's Eskimo Ninja Nick Hanson.



Lathrop wins championship; nine Interior wrestlers earn state titles  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — According to trackwrestling.com, the Lathrop High School wrestling team came home with the Division I team championship trophy from ...



Lathrop High School heads down the fabled yellow brick road to the land of Oz  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Lathrop is taking a stroll on the fabled yellow brick road. The Fairbanks high school is bringing the much-loved book and film to the stage this ...



Lathrop High School dance team makes memories, friends in Fiji  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Dancers with the Lathrop High School Ballroom Dance Team performed at Hering Auditorium over the weekend. But their most memorable ...



Fairbanks North Star Borough school board passes optimistic preliminary budget  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — A new charter school, new language arts curriculum materials and an information technology security officer are some of the enhancements in ...



Lathrop Wrestling dominates in first home Dual Meet of the season  webcenter11

The Lathrop Wrestling Team hosted the West Valley Wolfpack in their first home Dual Meet of the year last night.



Then and Now: Lathrop High School | Fairbanks Focus  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS - Fairbanks Focus is a weekly feature that explores the community. To view this and previous Fairbanks Focus installments, visit ...



family physician to retire after 38 years | Local News | newsminer.com  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

When Jean Tsigonis leaves Tanana Valley Clinic after nearly 38 years of working as a family physician, she doesn't think of it as retiring. She is just repurposing.



Lathrop girls basketball holds off Monroe to play for Classic championship  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Thanks to patience, the Lathrop High School girls basketball team gets to play for a tournament title for the second week in a row.



Fairbanks borough to post uniformed guard at Noel Wien Public Library  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — The Fairbanks borough is posting a part-time uniformed security guard at the Noel Wien Public Library to help address noise, property damage ...



Meet one of Fairbanks' aspiring actresses, Elsbeth Cheyne  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Onstage, backstage, singing, drawing and making music — Elsbeth Cheyne crackles with creative potential, but musical theater highlights the intersection of her ...



West Valley Wolfpack's Johnson continues track meet streak  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

West Valley High School track and field athlete Terrel Johnson continued his winning streak on the second day of the Region VI All Schools meet at Lathrop ...



North Pole high school students of Air Force JROTC to receive scholarships  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Two Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets from North Pole High School have been selected for the Air Force JROTC Chief of Staff Flight ...



Malemutes take flag football win over Wolfpack | High School  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Lathrop produced both of its touchdowns in the first quarter and held on for a 13-6 victory over the West Valley Wolfpack in Tuesday night's Mid ...



Lathrop's Class of 2017 graduates  webcenter11

156 Lathrop high school graduates received their diplomas while their families were cheering them on.



Lathrop's scouting of West Valley flag football pays off in 6-0 win  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — The Lathrop High School flag football team took advantage of its time off and it contributed to a 6-0 victory over the West Valley Wolfpack in the ...



Lathrop boys soccer rolls Hutchison | Sports  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — It was as one-sided as one-sided games can be.



Ward wins four-way Fairbanks borough mayor's race  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS—North Pole Mayor Bryce Ward held the lead all night and is the presumptive winner in the four-way race for Fairbanks North Star Borough mayor.



Lathrop High School Career Fair | Kris Capps  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Lathrop High School students had a chance to begin following their dreams this week during the Lathrop High School Career Fair.



Independently owned skateboard store gives Fairbanks boarders a place to shop  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Fairbanks' first independently-owned skateboard shop in 10 years emerged out of a conversation between skateboard friends Ryan Bartlett and ...



Lathrop football manhandles Dimond, improves to 2-0 | Sports  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — The Lathrop High School football team put on another show Saturday when it hosted the Dimond Lynx in a nonconference game at Lathrop High ...



Monroe Catholic girls basketball overwhelms Glennallen | Sports  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — A pair of freshmen made their high school basketball debuts by leading the Monroe Catholic Rams girls team to a 46-15 win over the Glennallen ...



'Rink rat' becomes Fairbanks Hockey Hall of Fame inductee  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Editor's Note: Shawn Lundgren is this year's inductee for the Fairbanks Hockey Hall of Fame.



Lathrop High School boasts a shop class for the 21st century  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — The maker space at Lathrop High School is a hive of ingenuity, design and problem solving.



Colony volleyball wins 4 sets to beat Lathrop | High School  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — The Colony Knights earned a hard-fought, four-set high school volleyball victory against the Lathrop Malemutes on Thursday night in preparation ...



Resource officer is a friendly presence at Lathrop High School  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Some 1100 students spilled into the hallways and cafeteria during lunch at Lathrop High School on Friday.



High schoolers earn awards in Daughters of the American Revolution essay contests  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Lathrop High School junior Victor Zhou is this year's winner of the Christopher Columbus Essay in the 2019 awards program by the National Society Daughters ...



Dancing Fairbanks teens to bring gifts to orphanage in Fiji  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Teens from Lathrop High School's Ballroom Dance Team will travel to Fiji over spring break, and they are bringing more with them than a dance ...



Dark Winter Nights - True Stories From Alaska | Local events  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Dark Winter Nights: True Stories from Alaska is a live storytelling event, television program, radio program and podcast in which Alaskans share their amazing ...



What's Happening — April 18-25, 20198 | Latitude 65  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Borealis Bistro, the cafe at Hutchison Institute of Technology, 3770 Geist Road, and operated by UAF Community and Technical College's Culinary Arts ...



Lathrop boys soccer inches closer to first state berth in 14 years  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — The Lathrop Malemutes boys soccer team have had their eyes set on one goal since the season kicked off: making an appearance in the state ...



Clark Milne: A 'super' volunteer hidden among us  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS - Clark Milne learned to love volunteer work while growing up in Illinois, and he credits the Boy Scouts of America with teaching him the lifelong ...



Lathrop stays unbeaten as tennis winds down | Sports  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — This Mid Alaska Conference high school tennis season has experienced 13 rainouts.



Wendy Walker: Professional dancer falls in love with hometown  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — When Wendy Walker was a senior at Lathrop High School, she traveled the country to audition at ballet companies.



UPDATE: No charges filed in standoff outside Fairbanks hospital  KTUU.com

Fairbanks Police say a standoff situation in the parking lot of Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is over, and traffic in the area can return to normal.



Dimond Football Head Coach Bernardo Otero out; Derek Brewer returns to lead Lynx football  KTUU.com

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) — The maelstrom that has engulfed the Dimond High School football team since the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year may ...



Big C Relays kick off track season down in Anchorage  webcenter11

Track Season got officially underway last night with the Big C Relays in the Anchorage Dome.



Lathrop volleyball standout Zanazzo signs with Porterville | Sports  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Maggie Zanazzo cited Central California's warm weather and having relatives in the Golden State as among the reasons she's heading to ...



Nenana bridge project funded | Editorials  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Thumbs up: The Nanana Native Association was awarded $9.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to finish a bridge project in Nenana.



Longtime Lathrop boys hoops coach Griffin retiring | High School  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS—For 28 out of the past 31 years, Milo Griffin has paced the sidelines as head coach of the Lathrop boys basketball team.



Fairbanks sets record for warmest St. Patrick's Day  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Fairbanks had record breaking heat Sunday afternoon with temperatures reaching 47 degrees, a single degree above the previous 1981 record.



Lathrop named for man who helped shape Fairbanks  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Since opening its doors in 1955, Lathrop High School has served as an academic and cultural hub — and even a safe haven from high waters ...



West Valley takes top four in cross-country skiing  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — West Valley High School boys and girls cross-country ski teams took the top four spots in their respective freestyle races on the first day of the ...



Auto body shop focused on clients, not insurance companies  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — When a then-teenaged Larry Fitzgerald decided to take a summer job sweeping floors and detailing vehicles in an auto body shop, it wasn't ...



Fairbanks students stage a walkout against gun violence at schools  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS—A few hundred students from Lathrop, West Valley, Hutchison and Ben Eielson Junior/Senior high schools staged a walkout Tuesday to call for ...



Fairbanks fixture 'If Only ... a fine store' closing in May  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — For 21 years, Martha the wooden doll has stood outside “If Only… a fine store.” Now the business is closing in May, and Martha's future lies ...



Wolfpack, Huskies raise region track trophies | Sports  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — The West Valley High School girls track and field team was dominant during the weekend at the Region VI Championships at Lathrop High ...



Great expectations: District says school bus management moving in right direction  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — After bringing in new management, boosting recruitment and rehearsing before the start of classes, school bus contractor First Student was “off to ...



Lathrop posts 12-0 win over Hutchison in first 2018 soccer matchup in the Interior  webcenter11

Not even the mounds of snow around the field could stop the Lathrop and Hutchison Soccer teams.



Tri-Valley girls, Tanana boys reach Golden Heart Conference finals  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — The Tri-Valley girls basketball team cruised past a combined team of players from Minto, Tanana and Huslia on Friday night in the University of ...



Kendall Kramer earns title at junior ski nationals  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Kendall Kramer posted a top-10 finish in a women's 10-kilometer classic technique race that included skiers who raced last year in the Winter ...



Leadership to change at four Fairbanks-area public schools  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Four schools will get new principals this fall. The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District announced that new principals have been ...



Tanana boys upend Nulato in Golden Heart Conference Tournament semifinals  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Tanana Wolves boys basketball head coach Raymond Hyslop, before his team won, was concerned about its two-point lead over the Nulato ...



Logan Hanneman reaches sprint quarterfinals at world ski championships  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Fairbanks' Logan Hanneman, a 2018 Winter Olympian and former Lathrop High School and University of Alaska Fairbanks standout, posted a ...



Stacy sparks West Valley girls soccer past Lathrop  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Aubrey Stacy is occasionally bothered by a hamstring problem.



Oregon's opener is homecoming for Ruthy Hebard | Sports  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Kelly Graves, the University of Oregon women's basketball head coach, likes to start the season with a game in the hometown of a Ducks player ...



Fairbanks, our community supports ordinance 6093 | Community Perspectives  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

I am proud of how dedicated our Fairbanks community has been in working toward elevating the city's nondiscrimination ordinance. This town, in many ways, ...



Lathrop's Reed takes advantage of his chances | Local/Community  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Chateau Reed's efforts this season has helped set him on a path toward the state high school track and field meet.



ASD: Dimond HS hazing incident being investigated  KTUU.com

The mother of a Dimond High School football player says several senior team members took several freshman team members one-by-one into another room in ...



Nenana School receives Project Lead the Way honor, 2nd year  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Nenana teacher Mindy Jacobsen is pretty good at keeping a secret from her junior high students.



Literacy Council of Alaska honors volunteers | Kris Capps  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — The Literacy Council of Alaska changes lives through literacy and it takes volunteers to make that happen.



Court hearing Thursday for Fairbanks mother accused of killing her two children  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS—Stephany Elizabeth Bilecki, the Fairbanks woman accused of killing her 4-month old daughter in 2015 and her 13-month-old daughter in 2017, ...



Mayoral candidate Bryce Ward: North Pole mayor touts experience  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — The city of North Pole fell on hard times when the Flint Hills Resources oil refinery shut down. The refinery was the biggest property taxpayer.



barista wins statewide teen beauty contest | Local News | newsminer.com  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — A hockey player and 2016 Lathrop High School graduate won the Miss Alaska Teen USA beauty pageant, which was held in Anchorage last ...



Congratulations, toutes nos félicitations and felicitaciones | Kris Capps | newsminer.com  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Kudos to the Fairbanks-area students who competed in the recent State World Language Declamation contest.



The esports emergence: Summit to highlight careers on virtual battlefield  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Noting the rising interest in esports, or competitive video gaming, the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Management has been looking for ...



Monroe Catholic volleyball powers past Eielson | Sports  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — The Monroe Catholic High School volleyball team is on a mission.



Perfection in permanence: Evergreen Tattoo striving for the best  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS - Evergreen Tattoo Company opened in August 2017. Nine months later, the business won third place in the News-Miner Reader's Choice awards.



Fairbanks, North Pole students protest threatened education cuts  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS - Hundreds of Fairbanks area high school and middle school students walked out of class about 1:30 p.m. Friday in protest of proposed cuts to ...



What's Happening — April 11-18 | Latitude 65  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Borealis Bistro, the cafe at Hutchison Institute of Technology, 3770 Geist Road, and operated by UAF Community and Technical College's Culinary Arts ...



Alleged sexual abuse shocks Dimond High football  KTVA

Anchorage police and school officials are investigating an incident of sexual abuse involving members of Dimond High School's football team, which reportedly ...



Know Your Property Seminar | Local events  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Whether you are in the market to buy real estate or you have owned your home for many years, there is much to know about the property you invest in.



17 months after launch, personalized learning affects all area schools  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Students in Jeannette Fortune's class at Ladd Elementary School spend one hour a week learning about a subject of their choosing.



Fairbanks swimmers worry about demolition of Mary Siah Recreation Center  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Users of the Mary Siah Recreation Center are raising questions about a plan to demolish the pool and the likelihood voters will approve a $35 ...



Vote Robert Shields for FNSB mayor | Community Perspectives  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — I humbly submit my name as the choice candidate for Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor in the Oct 2 election. I have worked tirelessly for the ...



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