10 YEARS AGO

Nov. 6, 2009 — A free swine flu vaccine will be made available to any school-age child living in the borough beginning Nov. 19.

The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District is working with the Fairbanks Public Health Clinic to host three separate shot clinics for parents who want to have a child vaccinated. The clinics are for children 4 to 18 years old.

The first shot clinic will be from 3-6:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at North Pole High School. A second clinic will be from 3-6:30 p.m. Nov. 24 at West Valley High School. The final clinic will be at the same time Dec. 3 at Lathrop High School.

 

25 YEARS AGO

Nov. 6, 1994 — Attending wedding receptions of strangers, swallowing prescription pills for pneumonia, speaking at luncheons and pumping the flesh at Christmas bazaars — candidates for governor, and their running mates, are doing it all to win the Fairbanks vote on Tuesday.

“Fairbanks has always been the key,” said Mike Miller, the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor. “In the general race whoever wins Fairbanks wins the state.”

Miller, a state senator from North Pole, was assigned to Fairbanks this week to wrestle some of the conservative vote from Lt. Gov. Jack Coghill, running for governor on the Alaskan Independence Party ticket. Fairbanks and North Pole are strongholds for both of the politicians, Miller said.

 

50 YEARS AGO

Nov. 6, 1969 — RCA Globcom Inc. has warned Anchorage that if it continues its plan to install its own direct distance dialing (DDD) system it could force RCA to cancel its contract to purchase the Alaska Communication System. Fairbanks, which also is interested in a local DDD system, received no warning.

 

75 YEARS AGO

Nov. 6, 1944 — With added incentive provided by an eye-witness account from the war zones from Capt. C. N. Shaffer, transportation officer in three armies in two wars, Rotary and Lions Club members, assisted by members of the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce, will launch a house-to-house canvass tonight to put Fairbanks over the top in Series E war Bond Sale.