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Minister’s Message: Stop, pray and listen

Read some scripture, scream out your prayer to God, then wait and listen for the Spirit of God to answer

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Life in the Pedestrian Lane: A rose by any other name…

Nowadays, the trend seems to be no trend. Name the baby whatever hits you at the moment.

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John Floyd King served in the elite Rainbow Division during World War I. By the end of his tenure, he was a machine gunner fighting in France. (Photo courtesy of the Brennan Family Collection)

The Separate Lives of the Man Who Fell — Part 2

John Floyd King disappeared from the record and Doc MacDonald came into being

John Floyd King served in the elite Rainbow Division during World War I. By the end of his tenure, he was a machine gunner fighting in France. (Photo courtesy of the Brennan Family Collection)
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Minister’s Message: Christ brings divine change

Change was a huge factor in the ministry of Jesus Christ

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When Takotna resident Alec MacDonald registered in February 1942 for the military draft, he falsely claimed to have been born in 1900 in Chautauqua County, Kansas.

The Separate Lives of the Man Who Fell — Part 1

Even now, with much more of the truth laid bare, mysteries remain

When Takotna resident Alec MacDonald registered in February 1942 for the military draft, he falsely claimed to have been born in 1900 in Chautauqua County, Kansas.
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Minister’s Message: Don’t give up on life

No doubt, life has its difficulties

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Unhinged Alaska: The spring emergence of Willie

He grudgingly skulks out of hibernation only when the sun has decisively conquered the last drifts of winter

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Dr. John Baughman’s wife, Mina (left), poses in this circa 1905-10 photo with Mrs. E.E. Hale on a Seward city sidewalk near the Alaska Central Railroad and Seward’s first school.

Dr. Baughman’s Unusual Second Job, Part 2

Dr. John A. Baughman also filed a lot of paperwork.

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Dr. John Baughman’s wife, Mina (left), poses in this circa 1905-10 photo with Mrs. E.E. Hale on a Seward city sidewalk near the Alaska Central Railroad and Seward’s first school.
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Minister’s Message: Being the real you

When we are in Christ, we have an authentic identity

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This 1904 Baughman Collection photo shows two hunters—Dr. John Baughman (left, holding girl) and W.H. Case—with four mountain goats they killed near the summit of White Pass and brought back to their home in Skagway later by train.

Dr. Baughman’s Unusual Second Job, Part One

In the late 1990s, Michael Hankins and two of his pals were treasure hunting near Old Knik when they unearthed a surprise — an intact… Continue reading

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This 1904 Baughman Collection photo shows two hunters—Dr. John Baughman (left, holding girl) and W.H. Case—with four mountain goats they killed near the summit of White Pass and brought back to their home in Skagway later by train.
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Minister’s Message: Be a light in the midst of darkness

Our world is very dark for our children now

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The date is Oct. 19, 1957. The place is an airport in Kokomo, Indiana. The occasion is her departure from the Midwest. Her ultimate destination is Whittier, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Fair Family Collection)

Jane’s Story

I imagine my mother’s inability at this moment to truly understand the change her life is about to undergo.

The date is Oct. 19, 1957. The place is an airport in Kokomo, Indiana. The occasion is her departure from the Midwest. Her ultimate destination is Whittier, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Fair Family Collection)
Virginia Walters (Courtesy photo)

Life in the Pedestrian Lane: Spring Fever

A sure sign it is almost May at our house is the sun has moved out of my eyes when I try to watch the evening news on T.V.

Virginia Walters (Courtesy photo)
Bank robber Paul Stavenjord was back in the news in big way in the late 1990s. In this KTUU-television images, he is seen here in law-enforcement custody.

Unfortunate Choices: Three lives and a robbery gone awry, Part 4

Upon his release from prison in Lompoc, California, in March 1975, Stavenjord vowed to turn his life around and go straight.

Bank robber Paul Stavenjord was back in the news in big way in the late 1990s. In this KTUU-television images, he is seen here in law-enforcement custody.
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Unhinged Alaska: A message from Kiwi Land

The headquarters of Unhinged recently received some unexpected correspondence from New Zealand

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A year after the 1971 bank robbery, two of the suspects pleaded guilty and were sentenced to six years in prison, as seen in this Anchorage Daily Times headline from August 1972. The third suspect pleaded guilty a few days later.

Unfortunate Choices: Three lives and a robbery gone awry, Part 3

Even the U.S. attorney himself promoted a sentence shorter than the maximum because of the youth of the three defendants.

A year after the 1971 bank robbery, two of the suspects pleaded guilty and were sentenced to six years in prison, as seen in this Anchorage Daily Times headline from August 1972. The third suspect pleaded guilty a few days later.
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Minister’s Message: Experience Jesus for yourself

Come and see for yourselves the wounds in his hands and in his side

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Virginia Walters (Courtesy photo)

Life in the Pedestrian Lane: Let’s Eat!

We bit the bullet and drove to Anchorage at the end of March. It was easily a month ahead of our usual first trip north… Continue reading

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Trainer Ted Fields, of Anchorage, stands with his search dog, Hite, in Seward in August 1971. (Original photo from the Seward Phoenix Log)

Unfortunate Choices: 3 lives and a robbery gone awry, Part 2

When this part of the story begins, they have been behind bars for one year.

Trainer Ted Fields, of Anchorage, stands with his search dog, Hite, in Seward in August 1971. (Original photo from the Seward Phoenix Log)
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Minister’s Message: Find mental healing through God

Holy Saturday has always been a strange day to observe

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