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June 28, 1918 The Postmaster will have on hand at the Wrangell Post Office a sufficient supply of war savings stamps to take care of the large amount of extra sales on that day. Representatives of the War Savings Committee will be at the Town Hall...

 

The Way We Were

June 13, 1918 A meeting of the local War Savings Stamps Committee will be held at the Town hall June 17, at 8 p.m. for the purpose of making arrangements and appointing sub committees to handle the War Savings Stamp drive of the 28th inst.,...

 

The Way We Were

May 30, 1918 Once more Wrangell has demonstrated her ability to go “over the top” in any worthy enterprise. Although the Red Cross drive followed close on the heels of the Third Liberty Loan, the committees in charge of the raising of the Red...

 

Automotive show-and-tell

An assortment of utility vehicles are encamped at the Evergreen Elementary School parking lot on Saturday for "Touch-a-Truck," an educational outing organized by radio station KSTK. An assortment of...

 

TheWay We Were In the Sentinel

May 30, 1918 We do not grasp the real significance of the general exodus in the cause of freedom until the experience comes home to our own community. Wrangell has given of her men before and our hearts have swelled with pride as we bade them...

 

In memoriam

One of a pair of pipers play the first few verses to "Amazing Grace" on May 20, following a Blessing of the Fleet jointly held during a Mariners' Memorial fundraiser. Straddling an overlook between...

 

A room with a view

A view of Wrangell from aboard the Star Legend on Friday, which anchored offshore for the day during its stop-through. The vessel is a new addition to the summer cruise fleet passing through Wrangell...

 

Them's the breaks

Workers with the Public Works Department move ground getting to a ruptured pipe under McKinnon Street on Tuesday. A resident had reported a possible rupture before the long weekend, this one on top...

 

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...

 

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