Seward History

Bits of History Seward Cemetery

In this week’s ‘Bits of History’ with Lee Poleske, we hear the story of the battle to claim the land for Seward’s cemetery in 1927.  The first resident to be buried in the new cemetery was long-time Sewardite John Nash, shortly after the grounds were cleared. We hope you enjoy […]

Council Considers Navigability and Flood Mitigation

Council Considers Navigability and Flood Mitigation

 By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News Anxious property owners packed the Seward City Council Chamber Monday night as the council attempted to become more educated on the thorny, often contradictory legal issue of navigability. They heard from Borough Mayor Dave Carey, hydrologist liaison Dan Mahalak, Department of Natural Resource […]

Snapshots of Seward

Snapshots of Seward

“Snapshots of Seward”, a pictorial history book, is available at Cover to Cover Bookstore.  “Snapshots of Seward” is the Seward Community Library Association’s Centennial project.  The Seward Community Library Association greatly appreciates the hard work by Amy Mow and Dawn Ernst that finally made this book possible.  It is a […]

Happy Seward's Day!

From Wikipedia: Seward’s Day is a legal holiday in the U.S. state of Alaska. It falls on the last Monday in March and commemorates the signing of the Alaska Purchase treaty on March 30, 1867.[1] It is named for then-Secretary of State William H. Seward, who negotiated the purchase from […]

 (By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News) SPD Sgt.Doreen Valadez   James Eacker, of Fairbanks, was convicted of murdering Toni Lister, a 29-year old Seward mother of four, by a Kenai Superior Court jury March 10th. She was killed sometime around March 6, 1982– almost 28 years to the day […]

The following story was based on an actual event, as reported in the ‘Seward Gateway’ on April 23, 1915. Resurrection The rain fell steadily past the window of the Pioneer Hospital, sending the last few mounds of rotten snow that hid from the April sun in a laughing headlong rush […]