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 About Town    October 23, 2014 

The Way We Were

November 5, 1914: The Wrangell Fire Department held their regular meeting at the City Hall last Monday evening. The feature of the evening was the thorough discussion of a baseball park for Wrangell. The idea is one that should be thoroughly worked...

 
 By Dan Rudy    About Town    October 23, 2014 

Families turn out for local youth fair

Scores of families came to the gym at Evergreen Elementary School Saturday morning for this year's Wrangell Early Childhood Coalition – Best Beginnings Children's Fair. "It's going very well," said... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    About Town    October 23, 2014 

Local station begins fall fundraising

Wrangell's public radio station KSTK began its annual fall membership drive Monday, with hopes to raise $18,000 by Saturday. The fundraiser is one of two the station holds each year, raising a total of $36,000 for its yearly operating budget. The...

 
 By Dan Rudy    About Town    October 23, 2014 

Runners mark Alaska Day, raise cash for cancer

There was a good turnout for the Southeast Beasts' first-ever Alaska Day five-kilometer fun run and half-marathon Saturday morning, with around 65 participants. It was an almost perfect Alaska...

 
 By Dan Rudy    About Town    October 16, 2014

Girls On Track final run

The middle schoolers in this year's Girls on Track program gather round the finish line by the park at Shoemaker Harbor Saturday morning after their final five-kilometer run of the year. "It went...

 
 About Town    October 16, 2014

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago.

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. October 29, 1914: It is with a feeling of regret that we make the announcement this week of the retirement of Dr. L.P. Dawes from the medical field of Wrangell, Dr. Dawes having decided to move to Juneau...

 
 About Town    October 16, 2014

Soupy celebration

Superintendent of Wrangell Public Schools Patrick Meyer speaks to 22 elders about new developments as they enjoy an Alaska Day luncheon Monday, hosted at Island of Faith Lutheran Church. Earlier in...

 
 About Town    October 16, 2014

Lions Club organizing eye screenings

In association with the Juneau Mendenhall Flying Lions Club, the Wrangell Lions will be bringing in a plusoptiX vision screener to the borough to mark World Sight Day and National White Cane Day this week. Tomorrow screening will be available to the...

 
 About Town    October 16, 2014

Plenty of pumpkins to pick from

Maddison Gillen contemplates which pumpkin to pick from the patch as her mother, Tracy, looks on. Arranged by the Wrangell Chamber of Commerce and supported by volunteers, Saturday's Second Annual...

 
 About Town    October 9, 2014

The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. October 22, 1914: Deputy U.S. Marshal Wallace has out a call for bids for the repairing and remodeling of the Court House and when interviewed on the subject stated that he has received orders from...

 
 About Town    October 2, 2014

The Way We Were

October 15, 1914: The Moose Orchestra is advertising their second appearance before the dancing public of Wrangell by giving a big masquerade ball on Halloween night, Oct. 31. The Moose Orchestra gave a dance recently at Red Man's Hall and also...

 
 About Town    October 2, 2014

Meet the Candidates

Aleisha Mollen Wrangell School Board, three-year term Occupation: Service Manager, Wells Fargo Why do you want to be on the Wrangell School Board? "I care deeply about the youth here in Wrangell....

 
 By Dan Rudy    About Town    October 2, 2014

Borough elections on Tuesday

Residents of Wrangell are invited to cast their votes in the Borough regular election Tuesday, Oct. 7, at the Nolan Center, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Registered voters are asked to bring a form of identification to the polls. Official candidates for this...

 
 By Dan Rudy    About Town    October 2, 2014

Cruise ships bid bon voyage for 2014

With the departure of Un-Cruise Adventures' "Wilderness Explorer" last Wednesday, Wrangell's cruising season officially comes to an end. Fifty-seven such vessels had been scheduled to arrive this...

 
 By Dan Rudy    About Town    October 2, 2014

Would-be appointees needed for Borough vacancies

People interested in entering their names for Wrangell Borough committee and board vacancy appointments need to submit their letters of intent before Monday, Oct. 6. There are ten vacancies that will need to be filled at the special swearing-in...

 
 By Dan Rudy    About Town    October 2, 2014

Moose numbers above-average

Despite the rough weather and Monday opener, it’s been a good season so far for area moose hunters. According to Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist Rich Lowell, it’s better even than average. Fifty-two moose have been reported killed...

 
 About Town    September 25, 2014

The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. October 8, 1914: Miss Durkey, president of the Alaska Garnet Mining & Manufacturing Company who are operating at the garnet ledge at the mouth of the Stikine, was a passenger up on the Mariposa the first...

 
 About Town    September 25, 2014

Death Notice

Lucille Massin passed away Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Obituary to follow....

 
 About Town    September 25, 2014

Meet the Candidates

Beth Blake -Wrangell Medical Center Board of Directors, four-year term Occupation: AICS care provider What experience or qualities do you have that would make you an effective member of the Wrangell...

 

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