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Rooney named Citizen of Year for 2013


Greg Knight

Jeff Rooney, Sr., seen here with his family, was awarded the 2013 Citizen of The Year award during the Wrangell Chamber of Commerce dinner and auction on Friday, April 19.

For Jeff Rooney, Sr., a longtime employee of the Wrangell Public Works Department and head coach of the Wrangell High School Wolves wrestling team, getting up at the crack of dawn to clean our streets or work on an important project is just something he does – and has done for years – without any major recognition or awards.

That changed last weekend as the Wrangell Chamber of Commerce held their annual dinner and auction at the Nolan Center.

Rooney, who was nominated by a number of local residents as the chamber’s 2013 Citizen of The Year, sat silently with his family, though nearly...

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