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The Way We Were

June 21, 1917: Homer Worden was pleasantly surprised by a party of his friends last Monday evening, the event being his eleventh birthday. The guests assembled during Homer’s absence and they presented him with many appropriate gifts on his arrival...

 

The Way We Were

June 14, 1917: The School Board has elected Miss Edith Carhart principal of the Wrangell Public School for the coming term. Miss Carhart is not a stranger in Wrangell, having been principal of the school here during the term of 1909-10. She was...

 

One for the books

John Buness holds up the 31.1 pound fish that won him the fourth and final weekly prize in Wrangell's King Salmon Derby. All wrapped up, the competition's award night is set for this evening at 6:30...

 

Yesterday's News

June 21, 1917: Homer Worden was pleasantly surprised by a party of his friends last Monday evening, the event being his eleventh birthday. The guests assembled during Homer’s absence and they presented him with many appropriate gifts on his arrival...

 

The Way We Were

June 14, 1917: The School Board has elected Miss Edith Carhart principal of the Wrangell public school for the coming term. Miss Carhart is not a stranger in Wrangell, having been principal of the school here during the term of 1909-10. She was...

 

The Way We Were

May 31, 1917: The Memorial day observance in Wrangell yesterday far surpassed that of any previous year. The parade preceding the service at the Rink in the afternoon was a most creditable one. The parade was formed in the following order: Six...

 

School News

Tiffany Merritt graduated from the University of North Carolina Greensboro Graduate School Sociology Department with honors and a Master of Arts Degree in Criminology on May 9. The subject of her...

 

The Way We Were

May 31, 1917: The Memorial Day observance in Wrangell yesterday far surpassed that of any previous year. The people themselves were surprised at the success of the observance. The parade formed in front of the Redman’s hall and marched to the dock...

 
 By Dan Rudy    About Town    May 11, 2017

Queen candidates announced for 2017 Fourth festivities

A pair of high schoolers announced plans to run for the crown in this year's Fourth of July Royalty competition. Each spring the competition raises funds for Wrangell's Independence Day celebrations,...

 

Yesterday's News

May 19, 1917: Miss Mary Louise Bihler, teacher of primary department of the Wrangell public school, gave an exhibit of the children’s work in her room last Friday afternoon. The four walls of the room were covered with written exercises, drawings,...

 

Take me out to the ball game

Players on Wrangell's little and minor league baseball teams doff hats out of respect during the Pledge of Allegiance Monday evening, at the season opener. Three tee-ball teams – the Thunder,...

 

It's an honor

Along with Penny Mazona from Peters Creek, Wrangell Unit 6 Auxiliaries Marilyn Mork, Zona Gregg, Barbara Hommel and Juanita Courson are recognized for their service within the American Legion at a...

 
 By Dan Rudy    About Town    May 11, 2017

Murders, romance and adventure in Wrangell-set novel

A relatively recent resident to Wrangell took a novel view of the place, in February self-publishing a fictional adventure set here. K.E. Hoover’s book West of North follows character Josh Campbell, a man who has come to Wrangell looking for a new...

 
 By Dan Rudy    About Town    May 11, 2017

Salmon derby launches on Saturday

The month-long King Salmon Derby will get to a start on Saturday, the 65th in Wrangell's long-running competition. Wrangell's annual derby is organized by the Chamber of Commerce, and during its...

 
 By Dan Rudy    About Town    May 11, 2017

Two poetry books forthcoming for Wrangell writer

Bringing to a conclusion a writing grant received two years ago, local poet Vivian Prescott will be publishing a pair of works this summer. “The newest book that’s coming out in July is a poetry chapbook,” she explained. “So it’s small, abo...

 

Petersburg wins in Ryder Cup, cut short by weather

Reversing Wrangell’s fortunes last year, the Ray Pederson Memorial Ryder Cup returned to Petersburg this weekend after its golfers edged out locals in a 5-4 win. Due to expected weather conditions Sunday, the usually two-day annual tournament was...

 

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