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 About Town    November 20, 2014 

The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. November 19, 1914: On the last steamer from the south comes the news that Canadian authorities are in fear of a German attack on the cities along the coast and have mined a section of the well-beaten...

 
 About Town    November 13, 2014

The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. November 12, 1914: Wrangell was visited by one of the worst storms last Sunday that has hit this port for several years. The storm started about two o'clock in the morning following a slight earthquake,...

 
 About Town    November 6, 2014

The Way We Were

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

 
 About Town    October 30, 2014

The Way We Were

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 30, 2014

Ladies of American Legion Auxiliary raise money for cancer care

Ladies from Unit 6 of the American Legion Auxiliary donated $500 to staff representing Wrangell Medical Center's Cancer Care Fund, raising the money previously as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The fund provides travel and lodging money for...

 
 About Town    October 30, 2014

Tech revitalizing native languages

Steven Nelson demonstrates how technology was used to revitalize the Eyak language in Alaska at an Alaska School Board Association-sponsored workshop the evenings of Oct. 21-22. Around 20...

 
 About Town    October 30, 2014

Lending a hand

Richard Oliver and Perry Butler of White Construction prepare to take their first load of waste, collected as part of the WCA-IGAP Elder Property Cleanup project, to the landfill. A $14,100 grant was...

 
 By Dan Rudy    About Town    October 30, 2014

Stocking shelves for those rainy days

Parents and students crowd around tables packed with books at Evergreen Elementary's annual book fair Friday night. "It was probably one of our bigger sales," said the school's principal, Deidre...

 
 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...

 

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