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Articles from the May 4, 2017 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    About Town    May 4, 2017

E.A.T.S. seedling sales helping to assemble greenhouse

Wrangell's elementary school gardening program is getting its future greenhouse off the ground, hoping to have it ready before next year's growing season. E.A.T.S. Garden program coordinator Jenn...

 
 By Dan Rudy    About Town    May 4, 2017

Taxi service discontinued, another to take its place

By Dan Rudy Sentinel writer Wrangell’s sole taxi service announced April was to be its last month running, making its final drop-off Saturday evening. Citing unforeseen circumstances, Northern Lights Taxi made the announcement late last week on soc...

 

The Way We Were

May 10, 1917: At the repeated requests of numerous friends who have been entertained again and again with Mrs. Burnet’s reading she has consented to give a whole evening of entertainment at the Redmen’s Hall May 17. Her entertainment should be...

 
 By Dan Rudy    About Town    May 4, 2017

Change of plea filed in boat break-ins case

An arrangement has been reached in the case of a series of boat break-ins that took place late last fall at Heritage Harbor. On November 19 Wrangell police were called in to investigate several boats...

 

Road sectioned off in water main repairs

A section of Zimovia Highway has been closed off to traffic as Wrangell Public Works resurfaces a hole left from repairs. The section is located between where Church Street leaves off and the highway...

 

Court report

April 17 Lucas Canton Schneider, 38, appeared before First Superior Court Judge Kevin Miller on the charge of Assault 3 – Cause Injury with a Weapon, a Class C felony. The defendant pleaded guilty to the charge, and an additional count of Assault i...

 

Police report

Monday, April 24 Report of Harassment. Tuesday, April 25 Report of theft. Wednesday, April 26 Citation issued: Timothy Erickson, age 27, failure to show proof of insurance and verbal warning for faulty equipment. Animal Complaint. Agency Assist: Hit...

 

Obituary, Catherine M. Greer, 94

Catherine M. Greer died on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Temple, Texas care facility. She was born on September 14, 1922 to Paul Martin Stark and Anna Missiorski in Granite City, Illinois. She married... Full story

 

Obituary, Mike H. Hay, 78

Mike H. Hay, 78 passed away in Wrangell with his family by his side on April 28, 2017. He was born on August 30, 1938 in Bakersfield, California to Joyce and Virginia Hay and moved to Wrangell with... Full story

 

Stork report

Nolan John Charles Johnson was born to Dustin and Devyn Johnson on Jan. 13, 2017, at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. He weighed 7 lbs. 11 oz. and measured 18 ¼ inches in length.... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    About Town    May 4, 2017

Much on display at Art Fest in Petersburg

Petersburg played host to the region's budding artists at this year's Southeast Alaska Regional Art Festival, running from April 20 through the weekend. "It went well," said Ashley Lohr, Petersburg...

 

For our feathered friends

Mike Lockabey directs people's attention to Saturday night's auction items at the Nolan Center. Raising money for Ducks Unlimited, the annual banquet and auction collected about $20,000 in all. "It...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    May 4, 2017

Junior Olympians cap off Wrangell's first swim season

Wrangell Swim Club sent four of its junior swimmers to the Alaska Junior Olympics last weekend. Nearly 500 swimmers in 27 teams from around the state made their way to Anchorage's Bartlett High...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    May 4, 2017

Tourney and fundraiser tees off Wrangell golf season

Muskeg Meadows drove into its first tournament of the year this weekend, with the annual Angerman's Best Ball Golf Tournament Saturday and Sunday. Twenty-two participants took part in the team-based...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 4, 2017

Prices for quota shares of Alaska halibut are jaw dropping

The values of Alaska salmon permits are on a downward slide, while prices for quota shares of other catches continue to skyrocket. Despite an optimistic outlook this year for Alaska salmon catches and markets, buyers and sellers are still feeling a...

 
 News    May 4, 2017

Former state senator plans to fight PFD restructure

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A former state senator is preparing to fight back against a bill that would restructure the Alaska Permanent Fund and reduce the dividends Alaskans receive from the oil-wealth fund each year. Both houses of the Legislature...

 
 By Dan Rudy    About Town    May 4, 2017

Students get close-up look at D.C., NYC

A group of Wrangell High School students blitzed two of the East Coast's premier cities last week, heading to Washington D.C. on April 21 and spending last weekend in New York City. Traveling as part...

 
 By Dan Rudy    About Town    May 4, 2017

Festival lectures: Getting to know your backyard birds better

Last weekend's 20th Annual Stikine River Birding Festival was not only a draw for birders hoping to see and learn more about the area's wildlife, but also was an opportunity for residents to learn...

 
 News    May 4, 2017

Walker tries to press Legislature on nominees

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska Gov. Bill Walker issued a proclamation Wednesday, seeking to force lawmakers to act on his appointments to boards, commissions and key administration posts. The proclamation calls for a joint session of the Legislature...

 

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