Articles from the December 21, 2017 edition

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Mrs. Wilson's 1st Grade Class Our Favorite Traditions at Christmas Time

When I get games for Christmas, I like to play them. Super Mario is my best game. I like it, because I like video games. Brogan Booker Decorating Christmas trees is my favorite part of Christmas. We get to hang our ornaments on the tree. We put an...

 

2017 Holiday Writings Mrs. Miller's 3rd Grade

I am thankful for Landen. He is the best friend ever! I am thankful for my Mom. I used to wash the dishes for her all the time. My Dad and I are thankful for my brother. I am thankful for my friends. I am thankful for my family. by Alea Meissner My...

 

Hope, prepare, rejoice and behold

Four Sundays before Christmas, the season of Advent begins. We decorate the Advent wreath with fresh evergreen boughs and place four, blue candles around the circle. Each Sunday we light a new candle—beginning with the candle of Hope. Prepare, Rejo...

 

The history of Christmas stockings

Christmas stockings have become part of holiday traditions, and this beloved tradition has its own unique history. Just when the excitement of opening presents abates after the last of the packages...

 

Real peace? On this earth?

When sending out Christmas cards, I personally like to choose greetings with a wish for peace. The story of the birth of Jesus, for me, is about being at peace – inwardly and outwardly. Christ himself, speaking with his followers, said: “Peace I...

 

Uh, Thanks?!

Probably like you, I have received many gifts through the years. Birthday gifts, Christmas gifts, wedding gifts, anniversary gifts, thank you gifts, and just plain gifts. Some have been memorable, others, well, I would tell you about them if I could...

 

The tradition of the Epiphany

While some may think the holiday season ends once New Year's Day comes and goes, for many Christians, the season continues into January with the feast of the Epiphany. The Epiphany occurs 12 days...

 

Mrs. Angerman's Kindergarten Class

Dear Santa, I live in Wrangell, Alaska. I have been a good girl. I was good this year. I helped my brother clean our room. I sure would be happy if you brought me a Ferbie! Something that I would like to give is make up for Becca. Thank you for makin...

 

Christmas music origins

Scores of artists have released Christmas albums or holiday-infused singles during their careers. Christmas music can be broken down into two distinct categories: traditional hymns and carols and...

 

Ms. Jenkins's 2nd Grade

My name is sawyer I am 7 years old and live in wrangell AK one thing that I would love This year is a fidget spinner some Things I would like to give away my old shoes to a younger kid who needs. Dear Santa My name is susan Neff I am 7 years old...

 

Born to die

As we celebrate the birth of Jesus, we need to remember he was born to die. The Bible teaches that Jesus was born to die. The Bible also teaches we were not born to die. Genesis 1:27:“God created man in His own image, in the image of God He...

 

Mr. Nore's Kindergarten

Dear Santa, My name is Waylin. I’m Five years old and live in Wrangell, Ak. One thing that I would love this year is a robot. Love, Waylin Grey Dear Santa, My name is Daniel. I’m five years old and live in Wrangell, Ak. One thing that I would...

 

Christmas traditions around the world: Philippines

People in the Philippines like to celebrate Christmas for as long as possible. The playing of Christmas carols in shops can start in September. The formal Christmas celebrations start on December 16 when many people go the first of nine pre-dawn or...

 

Wrangell T&H students' letters to Santa on what they are Thankful for:

Amy, I’m thankful for my little baby brother. His name is Lee Charles, like my dad’s name. Annika, I’m thankful for my house and my tree house. I’m thankful for my heart. Chandler, I’m thankful for my remote control and pictures also....

 

How to cut back on holiday waste

The holiday season is a joyful time of year. But the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day also tend to be very wasteful. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that household waste increases by more than 25 percent during the...

 

Creative ways to reuse Christmas cards

Roughly 1.6 billion Christmas cards, including boxed cards, are purchased in a given year. That’s quite a lot of cards to address and mail, and many festive greetings for recipients to read and display. With so much money and effort put into...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    December 21, 2017

Sushi feed raises thousands for cancer treatment

A home-harvested fundraiser raised just over $3,800 for a child's medical expenses on Sunday, which follows another effort in October that had raised $1,800. The funds are for Taryn Lee, a...

 

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