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 About Town    August 25, 2016 

The Way We Were

September 5, 1941: Total salmon pack for the seven canneries in the Wrangell district for 1941 totaled 714,685 cases with the close of the major season last weekend, according to official figures of the Fish and Wildlife Service. A few of the...

 
 About Town    August 18, 2016

The Way We Were

August 29, 1941: Due to the unprecedented dry spell, the water supply of Wrangell is running low and city authorities are urging conversion of water by all citizens of the community. The dangerously low level of water in the reservoir creates a fire...

 
 About Town    August 11, 2016

The Way We Were

August 22, 1941: Possibility of obtaining a fish ladder at Mill Creek, leading to Virginia Lake with the aim of developing a sockeye stream and bolstering sport fishing at Virginia Lake was discussed at the luncheon meeting of the Wrangell Chamber...

 
 About Town    August 4, 2016

The Way We Were

August 15, 1941: Throughout the joint efforts of a group of merchants along Front Street, the dust along the main thoroughfare was laid this week. The businessmen bought some diesel oil, got permission from the city to lay the oil and borrowed the...

 
 About Town    July 28, 2016

The Way We Were

August 8, 1941: Like the ad about the chap that sat down to the piano and nobody thought he could play, they laughed back in 1922 when F.A. Cooper, Wrangell pioneer, decided that fruit could be grown successfully in Wrangell. For several years now...

 
 About Town    July 21, 2016

The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 75, 50 and 25 years ago. July 21, 1941: A lively blaze in the basement of Wrangell hotel last Saturday at dinner time caused a flurry of excitement among guests and did damage estimated at $20,000. But for the prompt work of...

 
 About Town    July 21, 2016

Fourth of July results

2016 Barb Neyman Toddler Games Candy Races Babies Not Yet Walking 1st: Finley Churchill Not Yet 2 Girls: 1st place - (tie) Eva Roberts, Fiona Scambler; 2nd place - Verity Emma Welch; 3rd place - Rosslyn Nore; Honorable Mention: Elise Tlachac,...

 
 About Town    July 14, 2016

The Way We Were

July 15, 1916: The Princess Charlotte, the floating palace of the Canadian Pacific Railway Steamship line, arrived in Wrangell on her first trip to Alaska early last Tuesday morning and went south again last night. The Princess Charlotte is, without...

 
 About Town    July 14, 2016

Muskeg Meadows news

The Alaska Airlines Best Ball Tournament was held July 9 and 10 with 67 participants. July 9, Results: First Place Team: Mike Hay, Carol Hay, Jennie Thielmann, Steve Thielmann. Net Score: 37, Team Handicap: 38. Second Place Team: Mike Ottesen, Tyler...

 
 About Town    July 14, 2016

Wedding announcement

Devyn Moody and Dustin Johnson both of Wrangell, AK were united in marriage on May, 21 2016. The bride is the daughter of John Moody of Newport, OR and Shannan Phillips of Ephrata, WA. She is the...

 
 About Town    July 14, 2016

Fourth of July results

Big Wheel Races: 3-7 year old Girls: 1st - Sydnie Young, 2nd - Dillon Rathbun, 3rd-Cereniti Buendia 3-7 year old Boys: 1st - James Benson, 2nd - Sawyer Rooney, 3rd - Kasen Richmond 8-11 year old Girls: 1st - Adeline Andrews, 2nd - Kayla Young, 3rd -...

 
 About Town    July 7, 2016

The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 75, 50 and 25 years ago. July 11, 1941: Wrangell awakened this morning to the sound of cannery whistles, the first heard since last year. With the season opening at Anan Creek yesterday, cannery boats returned to Wrangell during the...

 
 By Dan Rudy    About Town    July 7, 2016

4th of July Independence Day

Carter Howell shows off his catch during the Tiny Tots Scrap Fish Derby on Saturday. Dozens of kids angled for whatever they could catch, and were rewarded with toys and games donated by a variety of...

 
 By Dan Rudy    About Town    July 7, 2016

Garnet Grit Betties' mashup bout

"Romane Event" goes shoulder to shoulder with a competitor during the Garnet Grit Betties' mashup bout at Evergreen Elementary School's basketball court on Saturday. The friendly match featured... Full story

 
 About Town    July 7, 2016

4th of July Independence Day

Seen from across the water from the Nolan Center lawn, fireworks illuminate the sky above City Dock during the culmination of Wrangell's four-day Independence Day weekend on Monday...

 
 About Town    June 30, 2016

The Way We Were

July 4, 1941: Under the leadership of a go-getter committee, consisting of Chet Lloyd, Harry Coulter, Mickey Shain and headed by Wrangell’s mayor Dr. E.J. Wheeler, Wrangell’s merchants and citizens responded nobly to a subscription of funds to...

 

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