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Assembly prioritizes fire hall remodel, scrap removal

In its Tuesday evening meeting this week, the City and Borough Assembly decided to shift focus for block grant funding to remodeling the Public Safety Building. Sited centrally to town at the start of Zimovia Highway, the aging facility has already...

High schoolers earn certifications in onboard survival drills

Eleven Wrangell high school students took part in a two-day workshop, enabling their certification to conduct fishing vessel drills. Secondary schools principal Bill Schwan explained the 18-hour...

Shoemaker Bay design moving to 100-percent stage

Finalized designs to replace existing facilities at Shoemaker Bay Harbor have been greenlighted by the Wrangell Assembly. Built by the state in 1977, management of the harbor and responsibility for...

Altercation in Kake leads to drive-by shooting

State troopers arrested a Kake man last week after he sat in a Chevrolet pickup truck and sprayed semi-automatic gunfire into a construction site trailer with eight people inside, leaving no one hospitalized or shot. Jacob Hallingstad, 46, was...

New reporter signs on at KSTK

Local radio station KSTK has recently hired a new reporter, following a five-month stint without one. June Leffler from Louisville, Kentucky arrived late last week after earning her master's degree...

Church groups gather gifts for global distribution

Local volunteers put together 256 packages of toys and supplies for children in need this Christmas. The 17th annual Operation Christmas Child event was held at the Nolan Center last Saturday, hosted ...

Alaska Day to see luncheon and flu shots, no marathon

Celebration of the state’s sesquicentennial anniversary next week in Wrangell will be on the quieter side, with the 16th annual senior luncheon and yearly flu clinic both scheduled. Island of Faith Lutheran Church is inviting area seniors to join...

Election results certified, new Assembly members sworn in

Results from last week's elections were certified and accepted by the City and Borough Assembly in a special meeting Monday. Turnout in the largely uncontentious October 3 municipal elections had...

Wrangell named 'community of the year' at SEC

Every year Southeast Conference presents a number of awards to municipalities, businesses and individuals for their contributions to the region. At this year's annual meeting in Haines last month,...

So far so good: moose season wrapping up this weekend

With one weekend to go in the 2017 moose hunting season, numbers were approaching 100 as of Tuesday. Ninety-five bull moose had been reported by hunters in the Petersburg-Wrangell management area, only seven of which have been confiscated due to...

Volleyball team swept in close POW matches

The girls on Wrangell High School’s volleyball team forayed into their first pair of games last weekend, taking on Craig and Klawock. Traveling across to Prince of Wales Island by charter boat the morning of October 6, the Lady Wolves’ first...

The Way We Were

October 18, 1917: Dr. W. J. Pigg returned Saturday from Ft. Seward at Haines where he took a physical examination and passed. He expects to receive notice any day to report somewhere for medical examination. Dr. Pigg hopes soon to get a commission...

Obituary: James Daniel Fenderson, 58

James Daniel Fenderson, 58, passed away on July 25, 2017. He was born to Ernestine and Clarence Fenderson on October 20, 1958 in Kittery, Maine. He moved to Wrangell, Alaska in the early 1990s to live out his dreams. He loved hunting and fishing.... Full story

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