Rebecca Tonkin

Rebecca Tonkin, a Sitka resident for 10 years, died Feb. 1, 2013, in Tucson at the age of 43.
    Services are scheduled 7 p.m. Feb. 7 at Tanque Verde Lutheran Church in Tucson.
    Rebecca was born Aug. 28, 1969, in Salt Lake City, Utah, the daughter of Gail and David Williams. When she was 2 the family moved to Tucson, where she lived until about 1996, when she and her husband came to Sitka. She was a waitress at Victoria’s restaurant, and she greatly enjoyed Sitka and her friends here.
     Her health worsened, however, and in 2006 she returned to Tucson to be closer to family.
     She is survived by her parents, Gail and David Williams, 4849 E. 12th St., Tucson, AZ 85711; her sister, Rosalind Greene and two nephews, of Tucson; and her former husband, Todd Tonkin, of Texas.

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AK COVID-19

At a Glance

(updated 8-17-22)

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, August 17.

New cases as of Wednesday: 1,444

Total cases (cumulative) statewide – 277,007

Total (cumulative) deaths – 1,296

Total (cumulative) hospitalizations – 3,843

Case Rate per 100,000 – 198.11

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 – 211.20

Cases in last 7 days – 18

Cumulative Sitka cases – 3,022

Hospitalizations (to date) – 29

Deceased (cumulative) – 7

The local case data are from Alaska DHSS.

 

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20 YEARS AGO

August 2002

 Electric department officials are asking Sitkans to conserve electricity over the next few days while the city recovers from a three-hour power outage caused by a mudslide knocking out a span of the main hydropower transmission line near Heart Lake.

 50 YEARS AGO

August 1972

Legionnaires of the American Legion, Sitka Post No. 13, have been appointed to key committees in the state department. They are George H. Inman Jr., Carroll E. Kohler, Raymond C. Perkins and Edward J. Flynn.

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