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Plenty of projects for outgoing senior class

As Wrangell's high school of seniors prepares to receive their diplomas on Friday, last week 17 students took time to showcase their capstone projects at the gym. Required for graduation, the...

Budget allows for Byford soil to be shipped off-island

Money appears to be available for Wrangell’s Byford yard cleanup that would allow remaining contaminated soil to be shipped off-island rather than disposed of in a local monofill. At the behest of Gov. Bill Walker, the Alaska Legislature approved...

SEARHC meetings to lay out hospital acquisition likelihood

A series of meetings between Southeast Alaska Rural Health Consortium and the City and Borough of Wrangell are planned for early next week. The regional health group is entertaining making an offer to assume control of Wrangell Medical Center, a...

Wrangell golfers reclaim Ryder Cup

Outnumbered over the weekend, Wrangell’s team of golfers reclaimed the Ray Pederson Ryder Cup from their Petersburg rivals. Eighteen golfers played on Saturday, with a point awarded for the best score on each individual hole. Wrangell led five...

Wrangell centenarian honored by state for longevity

Designating this May as Older Americans Month in Alaska, Gov. Bill Walker recognized Wrangell's oldest resident along with other centenarians across the state. In a special luncheon at the Wrangell...

City looking at snips and cuts as budget patched together

Second and third budget workshops this month were held Monday and Tuesday night as the city moves closer to a final budget draft for the coming year. A fourth workshop has been scheduled for this...

Fish fry to find funds for new memorial

The steering committee for an upcoming mariners’ memorial will be holding its first spring fundraiser this weekend. Taking advantage of the warmer weather, an outdoor fish fry event has been scheduled for 5 p.m. this Sunday at Heritage Harbor....

Yesterday's News

May 16, 1918 It has been persistently reported in Wrangell that the bakeries of Petersburg were selling bread made entirely of wheat flour. The Sentinel, wishing to know the truth of the statement wrote to T. Elsemore, Food Administrator of...

To build a fire

A group of fourth graders from Wrangell's Evergreen and Petersburg's Stedman elementary schools combine forces to build a fire during last week's trip up the Stikine River. The Stikine River Jetboat...

Obituary: May Mary Schmohl, 71

May Mary Schmohl, 71, passed away on Mother's Day, May 13, 2018 in Wrangell. She was born on May 17, 1946 in Telegraph Creek, British Columbia. A Native Tahltan of the Crow clan Edzerta family, she... Full story

Letters to The Editor

To the Editor: In case you missed getting Joyce Phillip’s Peanut Butter Pie recipe: 8oz. cream cheese at room temperature. Whip until fluffy and add: 3/4 C sugar and 2/3 C creamy peanut butter. Fold in 14oz. Kool Whip and pour into two graham...

2018 salmon harvest projected at 149 million fish, down 34% from 2017 take of 226 million salmon

Alaska’s 2018 salmon season officially gets underway this week with the first 12-hour opener on May 17 for sockeyes and kings returning to the Copper River. The catch there this year calls for 19,000 kings and 942,000 sockeye salmon targeted by a...

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