Fairbanks Focus

Circulation Manager Alan Hoover smiles in his office at the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner on Friday, October 7, 2016. Alan moved to Fairbanks in 1976 and has worked at the News-Miner for nearly 35 years.

This photograph was published in a special paper carriers section of the News-Miner on Thursday, Oct. 11, 1990, with the caption, "Service Center Manager Alan Hoover shows the intricacies of the computer terminal in the circulation department to Nathan Leach while Laura Ernst, far right, and…

Fairbanks Focus

Victor Joseph, President of the Tanana Chiefs Conference, stands in the TCC building on Tuesday, October 4, 2016. Joseph was born in Anchorage, raised in Fairbanks and is a tribal member of the Native Village of Tanana. His career at the TCC began as a substance abuse counselor. Then, after …

This photograph was published on the front page of the News-Miner on Thursday, May 31, 2001 with the caption, "NATIONAL WINNER--Victor Joseph, standing outside the Tanana Chiefs Conference building Wednesday, has been awarded a $100,000 national award for the substance abuse treatment progra…

Kerry Morgan, 23 months, peers out from underneath a voting booth while her grandmother, Linda Gronewold, fills out her ballot at the Bentley Mall on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. Kerry's mother, Kara Morgan (Gronewold) was 15 months old when the original photograph was taken. Photo courtesy Linda …

This photograph was published on the front page of the News-Miner on Tuesday, October 3, 1989 with the caption, "WHAT'S AN ELECTION?--Kara Gronewold, 1, peers out from underneath a voting booth while her mother, Linda Gronewold, fills out her ballot this morning at the Steese East Precinct a…

Joanne Sexton sits with her granddaughter Eleene Weisenbeck, 4, in the Catholic Schools Fairbanks front office on Friday, September 23, 2016. Sexton was the secretary at Monroe for 20 years until she retired in 2011. Weisenbeck is currently a pre-kindergarten student at the school. Have you …

This photograph was published on the front page of the News-Miner on Monday, September 13, 1999 with the caption, "IN CHECK--Monroe Catholic Junior Senior High School secretary Joanne Sexton smiles as first grade and kindergarten students from Immaculate Conception grade school parade throug…

Milo Griffin stands in the Kenneth B. Dickey Gymnasium at the new Ryan Middle School before he begins coaching track practice on Thursday, September 15, 2016. After getting out of the military in Alaska, Griffin attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks and played on their basketball team …

This photograph was published in the News-Miner on Wednesday, February 18, 1987 with the caption, "WORRIED LOOK--Lathrop boys' basketball coach Milo Griffin shows his concern during a recent District 1 game. Randy Belinsky/News-Miner" Have you or someone you know had their photograph taken b…

Roger McKinnon, right to left, Chuck Cartier, and Jim Ozimkoski stand on the bench at the Big Dipper on Thursday, September 8, 2016. ERIN CORNELIUSSEN/NEWS-MINER Text by Randy Zarnke: The original photo was taken during a game between the Gold Kings and the Vermillion (Alberta) Nighthawks, w…

This photograph was published in the News-Miner on January 20, 1978 with the caption, "SCORE--Gold Kings Roger McKinnon, Chuck Cartier, and Jim Ozimkoski react to a teammate's goal during Thursday's 12-5 romp over Vermilion at the Big Dipper." (Staff photo by Eric Muehling) Have you or someo…

Margaret Bennett holds her award-winning Shoofly Coffee Cake in her kitchen on Friday, August 26, 2016. The kitchen is the same one as in the original 1981 photograph, but the oven has been moved to the other side of the room since then. Margaret and her husband Larry moved to Alaska in 1968…

This photograph was published in the News-Miner on Tuesday, September 8, 1981 with the caption PRIZE WINNER--Take 10 minutes and you'll have one of Margaret Bennett's prize-winning Shoofly Coffee Cakes ready for the oven. The recipe is based on a traditional Pennsylvania Dutch treat. (Staff …

Marilyn Nigro, formerly Marilyn Siggelkow, hands a recently reprinted copy of the Alaskaland Cabin Lore book to Pioneer Park General Manager Jason Avery at Pioneer Park on Thursday, August 18, 2016. Pioneer Park was originally called Alaskaland. Pioneers of Alaska Igloo No. 4 Foundation rece…

This photograph was published in the News-Miner on Friday, June 16, 1978 with the caption, "PROJECT COMPLETED -- Alaskaland Park Superintendent, John Retterer, accepts a copy of "Alaskaland Cabin Lore" from Alpha Delta Kappa members Betty Ly Thronsen, center, and Marilyn Siggelkow, right. Th…

Robin Wood, 28, eats a cabbage at the Tanana Valley Farmer's Market on Saturday, August 13, 2016. His mother still has a booth at the farmer's market. Robin was born in Fairbanks and graduated from Lathrop High School in 2006 and then graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He wor…

This photograph was published in the News-Miner in the Friday-Saturday, August 30-31, 1991 newspaper with a group of photographs of the Tanana Valley Farmer's Market. The text and caption read, "FRESH OFF THE FARM -- The recent cold nights may have brought a sudden end to many gardens in the…

Kathy Carie and Whitney Foster stand in the hallway at Nordale Elementary School on Friday, August 5, 2016. Foster graduated from Hutchison High School in 2015 and she and her four siblings attended Nordale. Carie worked in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District for 27 years and no…

This photograph was published in the News-Miner on Friday, August 19, 2005 with the caption, "A ROSY FUTURE -- Nine-year-old Whitney Foster, right, smiles as she gives her third grade teacher Kathy Carie a rose before classes start at the first day of school at the new Nordale Elementary Sch…

Becky Osimowicz, right to left, sits with her daughters Cora, 17, and Emma, 20, in the back of her car at the Pioneer Park Boat Launch on Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Becky grew up in California but has lived in Alaska for over 30 years. Cora is going to be a senior at West Valley High School and…

This photograph ran on the front page of the News-Miner on Wednesday, June 16, 2004 with the caption, "Becky Osimowicz, right, and her two daughters Emma, 7, left, and Cora, 5, watch passersby Tuesday as they finish their lunch in the shade of their car at the Pioneer Park boat launch. The t…

Garry Hull, right, watches as Kelly Lincoln, left, and Marjorie Tahbone compete in the ear pull during the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics at the Carlson Center on Friday, July 22, 2016. Hull began competing in WEIO in 1993 when he was a junior in high school and he started participated in Nati…

This photograph from the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics was published in the sports section of the News-Miner on Saturday, July 19, 1997 with the caption, "ON THE BALL--Garry Hull keeps his eyes on the ball just before making contact during the preliminary round of the Two Foot High Kick at th…

Charla Rayburn, second right, stands between her sons Prestyn, 13, left to right, Henry, 10, and Brooks, 8, as they pretend to eat hot dogs at the Golddigger Dogs stand at the Tanana Valley Farmers Market on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. This is the Rayburns fourth summer running the stand, whic…

This photograph was published in the News-Miner on Tuesday, April 11, 1972 with the caption, "Enjoying a hot dog treat." The photograph of a young Charla Rayburn was part of a photo spread by Jim Coccia on a sports show at Alaskaland, now called Pioneer Park.

Kate Childs, now Kate Lane, holds her daughter Ava Lane, 11 months, while her mother Jacque Childs opens a mailbox in North Pole on Saturday, July 9, 2016. Kate graduated from North Pole High School in 2006 and married Brian Lane in 2014. Their daughter Ava is Jacque's first grandchild. Have…

This photograph was published on the front page of the News-Miner on Sunday, August 9, 1998 with the caption, "UMBRELLA COVERAGE -- Kate Childs, 10, left, gets on her toes to check the mail with the help of her two cousins, Hope Graff, 3, center, and Hannah Graff, 5, right, Saturday morning …

Kristi Sandberg, with her children Ever, 1, on her back, and Soren, 3, and their dog Taz run across a puddle at Third Avenue and Kellum Street on Saturday, July 2, 2016. Kristi grew up down the street in the same house her father Ray Sandberg grew up in. Like her parents, she graduated from …

This photograph ran in the News-Miner on Thursday, June 13, 1991 with the caption, "Puddle jumper -- Kristi Sandberg keeps her shoes dry as she walks her puppy, Molly, on Third Avenue and Kellum Street following a recent afternoon shower. (Nora Gruner/News-Miner)" Have you or someone you kno…

This photograph was published in the News-Miner on Sunday, June 19, 1988 on a photo page about the Midnight Sun Run. The caption read, "Bob Ritchie who ran as an Arctic poppy, spreads his petals and hair as he looks for the finish of the Midnight Sun Run costume parade. (Mike Mathers/News-Mi…

Bob Ritchie, in his Arctic poppy costume, smiles with his granddaughter Jamie Ritchie-Berndt, during the Midnight Sun Run and Costume Parade at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Patty Center on Saturday, June 18, 2016. In addition to dressing as an Arctic poppy for the run, Ritchie has run …

Virgie King stands for a portrait outside her home on Friday, June 10, 2016. She was born in Mississippi and received a degree in education from Jackson State University. She moved up to Fairbanks when her husband was stationed at Fort Wainwright 44 years ago and she began teaching in the Fa…

This photograph was published in the Heartland Magazine section of the News-Miner on Sunday, May 9, 1999 with the caption, "African-American Leadership Conference founder Virgie King, right; conference coordinator Montean Jackson, middle; and co-chairperson Alicia Olodun, direct traffic at t…

Charles Spencer and his mother Chemetria Spencer-Jarmon recreate the 2005 photograph next to the West Valley High School track on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Chemetria moved up to Fort Wainwright from Alabama in 1997 and Charles and her daughters Demetria and Dominique came up in 1998. She now wo…

This photograph of the Alaska High School State Track and Field Championships at West Valley High School was published in the sports section of the News-Miner on Sunday, May 22, 2005 with the caption "North Pole's Charles Spencer receives a kiss from his mother, Chemetria, after he finished …

Gary Wilken stands with one of the basketballs the Lathrop basketball team signed and played with when they won the 1964 State Championship at his son's home on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Wilken moved to Fairbanks in 1951 when he was 5 years old and graduated from Lathrop High School in 1964. …

This photograph was published in the News-Miner on Monday, March 2, 1964 with the caption, "ACTION FOR ALL THE MARBLES -- When the Lathrop Malemutes and East Anchorage Thunderbirds clash on the court there's bound to be plenty of action, especially when it's for the Western Alaska basketball…

Glenn Hackney moves boxes of food to the door on the Fairbanks Food Bank Truck so volunteers at First Presbyterian Church can carry them inside on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. Hackney met his wife Esther at Cornell University in New York. They married in 1946 and came to Alaska in 1948. After mo…

This photograph was published in the local section of the News-Miner on Thursday, August 14, 1997 with the caption, "Glenn Hackney collects cabbages that were entered in competition in the Agricultural Building at the Tanana Valley Fairgrounds Wednesday afternoon for donation to the Fairbank…