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 About Town    June 23, 2016 

The Way We Were

June 27, 1941: Roused by the frantic barking of his thoroughbred bear dog, Trixie, Jeff Rees, Canadian Customs officer stationed at the boundary above Wrangell on the Stikine River, rushed to the window of his home to find the place surrounded by...

 
 About Town    June 23, 2016 

A penultimate draft

After three public meetings held last week and in March, the design team for redevelopment of Wrangell's former Institute property put together a unified proposal. Based on the likes and dislikes put...

 
 About Town    June 16, 2016

The Way We Were

June 20, 1941 The newly coordinated Fish and Wildlife Service fleet of eight patrol vessels and an airplane put out Wednesday morning of this week on Alaska’s first intensive red salmon stream patrol. It’s purpose: to protect early streams from...

 
 About Town    June 16, 2016

Well hello there

A new collection of masks and art pieces were put on display inside the Nolan Center lobby on Saturday. Created by award winning artist Eleanor Carlisle, the collection is the latest the center has...

 
 About Town    June 9, 2016

The Way We Were

June 13, 1941: Wrangell’s first blackout in initial test of the Civil Defense organization Wednesday night was virtually a 100 percent operation. Of 168 men originally registered and assigned to stations, 145 reported when the siren blasted its...

 
 About Town    June 2, 2016

The Way We Were

June 6, 1941: Samuel R. Privett, a resident of Wrangell since 1927, has taken over the Union Oil dealership here. He succeeds Edward J. Bradley, who has been the dealer here for seven years, said he would be selling heating oil as an independent...

 
 By Representative Dan Ortiz    About Town    June 2, 2016

Dan's Dispatch

Congratulations to our 2016 Wrangell High School graduates. You truly deserve to be proud of your achievement. Alaska is an exciting location for ambitious graduates in the beginning chapters of their lives. It is the frontier of our country’s...

 
 About Town    June 2, 2016

Stikine Middle School Honor Roll

Principals Honor Roll: Laura Helgeson, Jing O’Brien, Jade Balansag, Liana Carney, Sophie O’Brien. Honor Roll: Madison Blackburn, Hannah Brown, Karri Buness, John Buness, Kaylyn Easterly, Tasha Massin, Trevor Miller, Hunter Wiederspohn, Jacob...

 
 About Town    May 26, 2016

The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 75, 50 and 25 years ago. May 30, 1941: Effort will be made to have work start of Wrangell's airport this year, Gov. Ernest Gruening told a special committee from the Wrangell Chamber of Commerce, who called on the governor last Saturd...

 
 About Town    May 19, 2016

The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. May 11, 1916: L.T. Watson, mining man from the Stikine country, is in town this week. Mr. Watson states that the mining outlook for his country was never better and is looking for a number of prospectors...

 
 About Town    May 12, 2016

The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. May 11, 1916: A party of men of more than usual interest were in Wrangell this week. They were Dougal MacDonald, Jack Moran, Lloyd Simpson and Thomas Hankins, all of Telegraph, and bound to join the...

 
 About Town    May 12, 2016

Credit union to open branch this summer

A regional credit union announced it will be opening a branch in Wrangell later this summer. Tongass Federal Credit Union had expressed interest in opening a branch locally in October, sending its CEO to meet with residents and assess whether a...

 
 About Town    May 5, 2016

The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 75, 50 and 25 years ago. May 9, 1941: The C.P.R. Freighter Nootka arrived here this week on her annual spring trip, bringing approximately 175 tons of supplies for Watson Lake in Canada and general merchandise for up the Stikine....

 
 About Town    May 5, 2016

Audiology screenings

The Wrangell Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Department recently acquired an audiology screening device which gives the ability to perform hearing tests. In recognition of Better Hearing and Speech Month, the Rehabilitation Department will be...

 

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