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Community comes together in memory of Deckers

Last week, four people died in a car wreck in Petersburg. Among them were two Wrangellites, Siguard and Helen Decker, 21-years-old and 19-years-old. Their deaths shook the community, which has come...

State Troopers say driver may have lost control of vehicle

Alaska State Troopers continue to investigate a fatal accident that claimed the lives of four seine boat crewmembers sometime after 10 P.M. on Monday, July 27. A Ford Excursion driven by Siguard...

COVID-19 daily update:

August 5 As of this date, Wrangell has seen 15 total cases of COVID-19. Of these, 10 cases are recovered and five are active. Nine cases are Wrangell locals, and six are non-locals. Jamie Roberts,... Full story

Mask mandate discussed in assembly meeting

The Wrangell Borough Assembly held a special meeting Tuesday, Aug. 4. The only item on the agenda that evening was a discussion of a potential mandate requiring the public wear face masks. No formal...

Three new COVID-19 cases, 15 total

Three new cases of COVID-19 were recently announced by city officials, bringing the total number of cases Wrangell has seen up to 15. Of these, six cases are considered active as of Aug. 3. The other...

New Facebook page for the Wrangell Sentinel

A new Facebook page has been created for the Wrangell Sentinel, the oldest continuously published newspaper in Alaska. Around mid-June, the Sentinel's Facebook page became "unpublished" for reasons...

A look at the school district's SMART Start plan

The Wrangell Public School District recently published their SMART Start plan for next year. These are the guidelines the schools will be following to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 spreading amongst...

School board approves calendar for new year

The Wrangell School board unanimously approved of a new calendar for the next school year, during a special meeting on Aug. 3. The primary difference between this new calendar and last year is a...

The Way We Were

August 5, 1920 The Wilson & Sylvester mill, located in the heart of the Tongass forest reserve at Wrangell, has secured from the department the largest cutting right ever given an Alaskan sawmill concern. The cutting right will allow the big...

Thunder and lightning bolts

A thunderstorm passed over Wrangell last Saturday evening, Aug. 1. While Southeast Alaska sees rain rather frequently, thunder and lightning are less common. Many people sat outside or near their...

Obituary: Hollis Ellis Hayes, 47

Hollis Ellis Hayes, 47, died on July 18, 2020, in Ketchikan, Alaska. He was born on Sept. 26, 1972, in Wrangell, Alaska. He attended Wrangell Elementary School, Wrangell High School, Ketchikan High...

Police report

July 27 Agency Assist: Wildlife Trooper Fireworks Complaint July 28 Agency Assist: Petersburg PD Vandalism Dangerous Play Agency Assist: Telephone Subpoena Service July 29 Abandoned Vehicle Citizen Assist Theft Subpoena Service July 30 Summons...

Editorial: Accident was newsworthy

We've had phone calls from a handful of people about our use of the photo and page one coverage of last week's fatal Mitkof Highway crash. It saddens us to have to report on such a tragedy that...

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I am appalled by what was displayed on the front page of Thursday Aug. 3rd newspaper. I understand that some see this as a news article, but for those who have loved the people in...

Seafood netted historic firsts in nation's new dietary guidelines

It got little attention from the mainstream media but seafood netted some historic firsts in the nation’s new dietary guidelines. The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee submitted a report in July to the Secretaries of Agriculture and Health...

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