Janet Childress

Janet Mae Childress, a Sitka rsident for more than 40 years, died March 8 at home, in her sleep. She was 77.

As she requested, no services will be held.

She was born March 19, 1934, in Ipswitch, N.D., the daughter of Robert and Helen (Jillston) Hill. When she was a child, her family moved to Bremerton, Wash., where she grew up and graduated from Bremerton High School in 1953.

She and her husband Del came to Sitka from Bremerton in 1960 to work at Sitka Cold Storage. She later worked at Lakeside Grocery for many years, retiring in the late 1990s. She also was employed for two years at Russian Bell  Gift Store (in the Triune Building).

She was active in the Emblem Club,  and was a Supreme member.

Among her enjoyments were cooking, reading magazines and bowling - she and her husband were league members.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 54 years, Del, in  2007; her parents; two sisters, Lois and Roberta; and a grandson, Marcus Brady.

She is survived by her daughters, Debra Harriman of Sisters, Ore.; Diana Brady and her husband Ralph Brady of Sitka; Danijo Pepper and her husband Edward Pepper, Sitka; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many, many friends in Sitka.

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AK COVID-19

At a Glance

(updated 9-21-22)

By Sentinel Staff

The state Department of Health and Social Services has posted the following update on the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Alaska as of 12:15 pm Wednesday, September 21.

New cases as of Wednesday: 646

Total cases (cumulative) statewide – 282,372

Total (cumulative) deaths – 1,329

Total (cumulative) hospitalizations – 3,911

Case Rate per 100,000 – 88.63

To visit the Alaska DHSS Corona Response dashboard website click here.

COVID in Sitka

The Sitka community level is now "High.'' Case statistics are as of Wednesday.

Case Rate per 100,000 – 164.30

Cases in last 7 days – 14

Cumulative Sitka cases – 3,114

Hospitalizations (to date) – 29

Deceased (cumulative) – 7

The local case data are from Alaska DHSS.

 

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20 YEARS AGO

September 2002

The Shakin’ Not Stirred team stands still for a moment at the Klondike Trail of ’98 Road Relay. From left are John Hedden, Rob Woolsey, Tim Hockin, Brian McNitt, Dan McKeon, Terry Lovett, Cheryl Hedden, Stacey Woolsey, Grace Hwang and Alison Drietz. Other Sitka squads in the race were the Soggy Joggers and Sitka Volunteer Fire Department.

 

 50 YEARS AGO

September 1972

The luncheon and relief cook at the Canoe Club at the Potlatch Motel is Vyola Bell, who has some new ideas – her next luncheon menu will be all Russian. Her previous special was Mexican.

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