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 Opinion    December 18, 2014 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: I am writing today to thank, Clay Hammer and the city crew that fixed the broken city owned light across from the driveway to City Market at the Nolan Center, as well as the installation of a new pole light on the nearby city owned...

 
 Opinion    December 18, 2014 

Joy in Jesus is the secret

Several years ago June and I heard rumors about a Salvation Army work that was in serious trouble. I said to my Salvation Army colleagues, “I pity the poor slob that ends up having to take care of that horrible situation.” A phone call then came...

 
 Opinion    December 18, 2014 

This light is for all of us

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light. Those who lived in a land of deep darkness, on them light has shined…For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful...

 
 Opinion    December 18, 2014 

It's a choice

Black Friday, Merry Christmas, bah humbug, happy holidays, be politically correct, buy the most presents, host the best party, attend the most parties, Happy Hanukkah, children focused on how much they can get, depression, wrong gifts-hurt feelings,...

 
 Opinion    December 18, 2014 

Christmas Is More

In our technology saturated world, if you take the time to do a Google search on the word “Christmas,” you will find an endless list with numerous suggested additional searches including, songs, countdown, games, quotes and the history. And if...

 
 Opinion    December 18, 2014 

Holiday waste reduction tips

Have children make their own wrapping paper by designing and coloring on paper grocery bags or use old homework pages to wrap gifts.  Grandparents love to see them. Sunday comics make colorful gift wrap for children's packages as do old...

 
 Opinion    December 18, 2014 

Happy Birthday

Four Sundays thinking and looking forward to the Christmas Season and the Birth of Jesus. We all get a sense for hope and happiness at this time of year, wishing each other a “Merry Christmas” and “Happy New Year.” Maybe we should include...

 
 Opinion    December 18, 2014 

A second chance

In Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol, Scrooge is visited by three ghosts to help him see how past and present decisions are influencing his future, along with those around him. What a great story. Oh…to get a glimpse of what our present...

 
 Opinion    December 18, 2014 

Creating charitable family traditions

They say it's better to give than to receive. But try explaining that concept to your child during the holiday, and they’re likely to look at you as if they just found coal in their stocking. Nonetheless, teaching children about charitable acts...

 
 Opinion    December 18, 2014 

Christmas tree tips to keep your needles off the floor

When a Christmas tree is cut, over half of its weight is water. With proper care, you can maintain the quality of your displayed trees. Below are a number of tips relating to the care of displayed trees: 1. Displaying trees in water is the most...

 
 Opinion    November 27, 2014

Letter to the Editor

Editor’s Note: The Sentinel letters policy remains unchanged. Only rarely do we publish letters endorsing candidates or positions during an election, which the following letter references. Daily newspapers, with more available space are more...

 
 By Nettie Covalt CLP    Opinion    November 20, 2014

Reflections

Americans celebrate Thanksgiving once a year, remembering those poor pilgrims who were just happy to be alive. So we, Americans, take it many steps farther, but how many remember the pilgrims when they sit down to eat? My wise son, a freshman in...

 
 Opinion    October 9, 2014

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Thank you for the nice write ups about our teams. We really appreciate it. Jack Carney Wrangell Public Schools Teacher & Activities Director...

 
 Opinion    September 25, 2014

Reflections

I have always appreciated living in places where the seasons are distinct; where winter days are short and more often than not we have a white Christmas. Spring leaves are bright green and the rain washes away the snow mounds on the side of the road....

 
 Opinion    August 21, 2014

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: The beginning of our school year is quickly approaching and soon our students will be walking through our doors at Evergreen Elementary, Stikine Middle School and Wrangell High School. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome...

 
 Opinion    August 14, 2014

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: It is with great delight that I return to Wrangell Public Schools this fall, and I am excited to welcome our families back to school. I hope everyone has had an opportunity to relax and reenergize and all are fully prepared for an...

 
 Opinion    July 31, 2014

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Each 4th of July celebration brings new traditions, new faces and creates new memories. Until 1983’s parade, the 4th of July queen and her court made their royal journey down Front Street by car. That is the year Beta Sigma Phi took...

 
 Opinion    July 10, 2014

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I’d like to tell you why I am endorsing Chere Klein for our next District 36 House of Representative and why it’s very important that you vote for her August 19 over all the other candidates currently running. First and foremost...

 
 Opinion    July 3, 2014

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: There are three competent candidates running for Wrangell’s House District 36, the seat vacated by Peggy Wilson. The one who stands above the others, in my opinion, is Agnes Moran from Ketchikan. Agnes was born and reared in...

 
 Opinion    June 19, 2014

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: I viewed your dance group on North 360 during celebration and they were truly an inspiration. The Unity of Youth dancing with Elders was just lovely. The colors and regalia were stunning and the hats were outstanding.  Well done,...

 
 Opinion    May 22, 2014

Letters to the Edito

To the Editor: In this day of wanting everything given to us, reality often is overlooked. Here is a case: both responses to the question posed to Chuck residents reflect both sides of this concern. In the end as it affects this marine traveler, I...

 
 Opinion    May 15, 2014

Reflections

Here we are into the month of May. Easter has passed by and we are moving into the family season. Bright outdoor playground weather, baseball, Mother’s Day and graduation. It is with a renewed spirit we take on the fun times ahead. Children are...

 
 Opinion    May 15, 2014

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: A May 1 letter authored by Kip Valvoda gives readers the impression that Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) is neglecting lead-based paint in its public housing properties. This is not the case. The health and safety of our...

 
 Opinion    May 1, 2014

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I have another question for all people in public housing within the state of Alaska: Do you have headaches? Rashes? Are your kids underachievers, lethargic? This could be a sign of lead poisoning. The federal government enacted laws...

 
 By Representative Peggy Wilson    Opinion    April 24, 2014

Peggy's Corner of the House

Welcome to my last Peggy’s Corner for the 2014 session. We have worked diligently in both houses of the Legislature on many pieces of legislation that will affect our state for many years. Throughou...

 

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