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A real life adjustment

Wrangell High School's graduating class of 2018 adjust their tassels during Friday's ceremony. At commencement students start by wearing them to the right, then move them to the left after receiving...

 

The Way We Were

May 23, 1918 The United States Food administration has set the prices for salmon as: Salmon taken by crews operating with company boat, gear, and fuel: Red Kings, 6c/lb; White Kings, 3c/lb.; Sockeyes and Cohoes, 25c/fish; Chums, 6c/fish; Pinks,...

 

Yesterday's News

May 16, 1918 It has been persistently reported in Wrangell that the bakeries of Petersburg were selling bread made entirely of wheat flour. The Sentinel, wishing to know the truth of the statement wrote to T. Elsemore, Food Administrator of...

 

To build a fire

A group of fourth graders from Wrangell's Evergreen and Petersburg's Stedman elementary schools combine forces to build a fire during last week's trip up the Stikine River. The Stikine River Jetboat...

 

Queen and King 2018

Crowned this year's queen and king, Helen Decker and Riley Blatchley receive court at Wrangell High School's prom, held Saturday evening at the Nolan Center. The Class of 2018 will be graduating 17...

 

Yesterday's News

May 16,1918 All things come to him who waits but all things come a little faster to him who hustles while he waits. Wrangell has been waiting for a road to the cemetery for about fifty years, but her time of waiting and hustling has passed and the...

 

Jumping into the next chapter

Taking the opportunity to rinse off after a muddy game of football at the track, Brian Schwartz takes a leap from the top of city dock during Senior Skip Day on Monday. Classmates River Guggenbickler...

 

Lifting off

A bald eagle takes flight from its perch in the middle of the Stikine River last Wednesday. The eagles are among the tens of thousands of birds to be found along the river at this time of year, after...

 

Yesterday's News

May 2, 1918 Hon. P.C. McCormack is today circulating a petition to the Postmaster General that the Humboldt Steamship Company be awarded a mail contract. Considering that the present mail service is so very irregular it is earnestly hoped that the...

 
 By Dan Rudy    About Town    April 26, 2018

Assembly to tackle budget at upcoming workshops

Next week the Wrangell Assembly is scheduled to parse over its line items and budget figures for the coming fiscal year. Bound drafts were handed out to members at their Tuesday evening meeting, to digest before a pair of sessions set for May 1 and...

 

Yesterday's News

April 18, 1918 “Welcome to our city” were the words with which Wrangell people greeted Captain Baughman and General Manager Bush of the Humboldt Steamship company upon the arrival of the Humboldt in port Saturday morning. During the winter the...

 

A fine time for wine

Escaping Friday's evening rain, visitors to Groundswell munch on cheese and sausage, sip on wine and window shop during the Chamber of Commerce's first-ever Sip and Shop. Coupling with distributor...

 

The Way We Were

April 18, 1918: There was a special meeting of the town council Tuesday night. All business for the past year as nearly as possible was cleared up. The newly elected councilmen who qualified for office and were seated were F. E. Gingrass, E. A. Lindm...

 

The Way We Were

April 18, 1943 The concentration of Alaska’s salmon canning industry is running smoothly and there is every indication that in the season, which begins next month, the industry will be able to increase its pack over last year. The coordination orde...

 

The Way We Were

April 4, 1918 The long awaited Alaska draft will come on June 30, or very near to that date, according to word received by the Governor’s office from Provost Marshal General E. H. Crowder. The Alaska selective service men will not go to Camp Lewis...

 

Williams provides historic photos and information for this User's Guide

We are indebted to former Petersburg Press and Wrangell Sentinel publisher Lew Williams, Jr. for providing stories, photos and information about both Petersburg and Wrangell newspapers. In addition to...

 

This guide explains our work

We're proud of the work our employees accomplish to bring a new edition of the Sentinel and the Pilot to our readers each week. We have published this guide to the Wrangell Sentinel and the Petersburg...

 

Editorial pages are reserved for opinions

Editorial pages are unlike any other pages in the paper, because they are reserved for opinions. News appears on other pages, free from opinions, except those of news sources that may be quoted from time to time. Reader’s opinions and the newspaper...

 

Forms help readers give us news

Both the Pilot and Sentinel have special forms that help people give us news about engagements, weddings, birth announcements and obituaries. The forms list the types of information we publish and...

 

Letters to the editor are welcomed

Both newspapers welcome letters to the editor, particularly letters pertaining to local issues. Letters must be signed and be limited to 350 words or roughly a page and one-half of double spaced type. Writers should include a daytime phone number so...

 

Pilot is Petersburg's 5th local newspaper

Over a period of 60 years, Petersburg has had four weekly newspapers, one of which operated under two different names. The Petersburg Pilot is the fifth paper and was founded on February 8, 1974....

 

Newspaper mission still unchanged

Since the Petersburg Pilot was founded, our mission has remained the same as that stated by its first publisher, Jamie Bryson. Bryson also published the Wrangell Sentinel. The Pilot is a publication dedicated to running news, features and photos...

 

Writing a news release

A press release might be the best way to present news to us for publication. It’s not hard to do. Here are some tips to follow. Today, news releases can be sent to the paper by email. Keep it short. Space is limited in our small paper; so brief...

 

Advertising is news from businesses

Advertising is the bread and butter of both newspapers and makes up about 70% of our annual income. Since we are a business, it is important that we be profitable. If we aren’t, the bills would go unpaid and we would be out of business. Since both...

 

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