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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 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 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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Fairbanks teachers, district agree on contract; raises, more retirement included  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

A tentative new contract for about 900 public school teachers provides a supplemental retirement account and a range of annual salary increases from 1% to ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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, 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.



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

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



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Lathrop's Class of 2017 graduates  webcenter11

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - Lathrop High School's Class of 2017 celebrated their last day of high school at the Carlson Center Wednesday. 156 Lathrop high ...



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.



Earl Hughes, Alaska's country music ambassador | Local News  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

I like country, and I like folk,” Hughes said, “and if I was to do my best for you I would have to combine. I would play maybe something by.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Blaze of glory: Fairbanks fire chief to retire after 42 years of service  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Mitch Flynn, Chief of the Steese Volunteer Fire Department, will retire Friday after 42 years of *service*. Flynn recently met with the News-Miner at the department's ...



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.



'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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



WV, Monroe, Hutch win at Region VI track  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Griffen Roder said leaning his chest across the finish line wasn't part of his practices this season for the Lathrop High School track and field team.



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

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



Walker signs education bills at teacher welcome back day  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Gov. Bill Walker signed four education bills Friday morning at Lathrop High School as part of the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District's ...



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 ...



Saturday fundraiser in Nenana will benefit mother fighting cancer  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

If you are driving the Parks Highway on Saturday, take a moment to stop in Nenana for a special all-afternoon and evening fundraiser being held for a local ...



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 ...



Lathrop boys beat West Valley; girls take title  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS—The Lathrop Malemutes boys basketball team saved their best game for last at the third annual Joe T. Classic, beating West Valley 69-65 to finish ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



MRAK Almanac: Southeast Alaska State Fair  Must Read Alaska

The MRAK Almanac is your place for political, cultural, and civic events, events where you'll meet political leaders or, if you are interested in getting to know your ...



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 ...



Jack Coghill, Alaska's 'Mr. Republican,' dead at 93 | Alaska News  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS - Jack Coghill, former Alaska lieutenant governor and a signer of the Alaska Constitution, died Monday morning at age 93.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



'Eskimo Village' survives on Lathrop Street in Fairbanks  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — During and right after World War II there was a rapid influx of people into the Fairbanks area as the U.S. military expanded its presence.



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, ...



Beating the heat on skis: Warm weather pushes Sonot to Birch Hill  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — The sun was shining and temperatures at Birch Hill Recreation Area in Fairbanks hovered in the mid-40s for the 2019 Sonot Kkaazoot Nordic Ski ...



Giving a voice to the voiceless, Diane Benson elevates healing through art, teaching, politics  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Before #MeToo, Alaska had Diane Benson.



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.



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.



Gymnastics Inc. grows students into coaches and co-owners  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — The combined gymnastics and preschool business in the South Fairbanks industrial area is a family business in its second generation.



Fairbanks teen dies in apparent accident at home  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS - A 15-year-old Fairbanks boy was killed early Wednesday morning in an apparent accident at his home.



Mary Siah pool to reopen next month but faces extended closure into next year  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS—The Mary Siah Recreation Center reopens on April 8 after a deep cleaning and cosmetic upgrades but will close again in November, remaining ...



Meals on Wheels volunteer retires after 21 years | Kris Capps  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Every Monday for 21 years, Meals on Wheels volunteer Virgil Severns loaded up his four-wheel drive vehicle at the Fairbanks Senior Center and ...



Fairbanks power couple receives honors | Kris Capps  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Fairbanksans Mike and Peggy Ferguson will be honored at a Distinguished Citizen Banquet beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Westmark ...



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 ...



Monroe Catholic boys basketball wins its Holiday Classic  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — The 2018 edition of the Mt. McKinley Bank Holiday Classic lived up to the prominence of the names involved. The tournament showcased three ...



Then and Now: Hamme Pool | Local News  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

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



Perseverance highlights Lathrop Invitational track and field meet  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — It was a day of strong and stumbling finishes Saturday during the track events at the Lathrop Invitational on a warm, but moderately windy day at ...



Owner of Santa's Stitches sews a success story  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — When Lisa Boswell was 30, she bought an embroidery business, Santa's Stitches. She knew nothing about embroidery or about running a small ...



At remote river camp, young Fairbanks grapplers learn about more than just wrestling  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — A high school wrestler in Fairbanks has no shortage of wrestling camp options: from local clinics to competitive developmental camps in the ...



North Star Ballet rings in Christmas with 'The Nutcracker'  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — North Star Ballet is ready to guide Fairbanks en pointe into a world where toys can be heroes and mice can wield swords this weekend.



From race relations to police brutality, Fairbanks teen's film project captures a wide world view  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — When a Fairbanks teen decided on her school project, she took on acting, cinematography and politics all at once.



Lumber from coal bunkers finds way into Fairbanks homes  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — A part of Fairbanks history is quietly being incorporated into some local homes.



Fairbanks hockey player stars in GEICO commercial | Kris Capps  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Former Fairbanks hockey player Travis Leighton has the biggest audience of his hockey career these days. He is featured in a new national ...



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

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



Duo faces felonies for alleged robbery near Noel Wien library  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — A 17-year-old Fairbanks boy and an 18-year-old Anchorage man face felony charges for reportedly robbing a man at the Noel Wien Public ...



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 ...



BP names Teachers of the Year  Alaskajournal.com

BP announced the winners of the 2019 Alaska Teachers of Excellence on April 8, an award that for more than two decades has recognized the state's top ...



Kawasaki, Kelly get heated in Senate debate | Local News  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Rep. Scott Kawasaki, D-Fairbanks, and Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, met to discuss state issues in an at-times heated debate Wednesday ...



West Valley volleyball captures Mid Alaska Conference title  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Another year, another Mid Alaska Conference title for the West Valley High School volleyball team.



Short 4, West Valley rolls | High School  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — The West Valley High School volleyball team was missing four players, including two with injuries, for Thursday's Mid Alaska Conference opener ...



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.



Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival director focuses on availability, helping people  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — The lime green walls of James Menaker's office in west Fairbanks are covered with whiteboards featuring extensive calendars, times, ...



Shorter breaks between classes at West Valley, Lathrop draw complaints  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Shorter breaks between classes at Lathrop and West Valley high schools have sparked the ire of many parents, teachers and students.



Duly Noted — Sept. 2, 2014 | Features  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Fairbanks Retired Teachers announces the following 2014 scholarship winners.



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