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 Opinion    March 26, 2015 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Thank you for including an article about our arrival as resident pastors at Island of Faith Lutheran Church on Page 9 of the March 12 issue of the Sentinel. We do need to correct one item in the welcome article. It indicated that we...

 
 Opinion    March 19, 2015

Reflections

My wife, Dena, and I enjoy walking around town. As we stroll, I can’t help but notice the crocuses are in bloom. The bulbs of these beautiful flowers looked dead when they were buried. At just the right time they rise up in all their glory. With Ea...

 
 By Ron Loesch    Opinion    March 19, 2015

Editorial

With only 90-days to conduct the public’s business, we never cease to be amazed at the bills that attract consideration by our state legislators. In the, “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it,” category comes SB 6 and a companion bill HB 64...

 
 By Dan Ortiz    Opinion    March 19, 2015

Dan's Dispatch

From the beginning of this legislative session, everyone knew the $3.5 billion budget deficit would be the driving force behind nearly all legislative considerations. With oil tax revenue making up over 90% of all state revenue, and oil prices...

 
 By Ron Loesch Publisher    Opinion    March 12, 2015

Editorial

Leave our highway open Despite the proposed statewide budget cuts, our legislators will not close paved highways elsewhere in the state. Likewise, they won’t restrict two-lane highways down to a single lane. But that will be the effect of a proposa...

 
 By Dan Ortiz    Opinion    March 5, 2015

Dan's Dispatch

As the fisheries industry continues to expand and Wrangell's Marine Service Center's services demand increases, I believe Wrangell's economy has nowhere to go but up. However, to accommodate this grow...

 
 Opinion    February 19, 2015

Letter to the Editor

Local economy overlooked To the Editor: An open letter to our Alaskan neighbors, The recent trade war over who makes the steel for the renovation of the Alaska Marine Highway ferry terminal in Prince Rupert is a tale of two economies: the national...

 
 Opinion    February 5, 2015

Reflections

Be kind and compassionate to one another . . . Ephesians 4:32, NIV When June and I lived on Maui, I met a widow whose husband was a Christian pastor for many years. Reflecting upon her recently deceased husband the widow said, “My husband did not...

 
 Opinion    January 29, 2015

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: My evolution as a responsible dog owner: Two dogs ago sweet Tippy shared my home. She roamed the neighborhood and deposited her poop at will. Raised on a farm, I thought that was okay. My apologies, everyone. Next came manly Luther,...

 
 Opinion    January 22, 2015

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: SPF SIG, a federal and state funded grant, is sponsoring a free workshop/training through Alaska Island Community Services with the assistance of the PSG -WRG community lead Super Coalition. It will be held from 4-8 on Thursday...

 
 Opinion    January 8, 2015

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: The article on the front page of the December 25th Sentinel was most thought provoking and informative. I know there are some here in Wrangell who favor building a new hospital. Perhaps they are right, but I question it. One reason is...

 
 Opinion    December 25, 2014

Become purveyors of Joy

During this Christmas season it is an essential spiritual practice to nurture Joy. Paul has told us that joy is connected with love (cf. Gal 5:22). Therefore, it cannot be a self-centered experience, the result of a disordered love. True joy...

 
 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...

 

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