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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    October 10, 2019 

Assembly swears in new officials

With the final votes tallied by the canvass board earlier that morning, the Wrangell Borough Assembly met last Thursday, Oct. 3, to confirm this year's local election. There were several positions...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    October 10, 2019 

80,000 minute goal for Evergreen Elementary Read-A-Thon

Kicking off last Monday, Oct. 7, Evergreen Elementary School has begun a Read-A-Thon to see if their student body can spend a total of 80,000 minutes reading. This would be roughly 55 and a half days...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    October 10, 2019 

Operation Christmas Child this Saturday

This Saturday, Oct. 12, the Wrangell Ministerial Association will be holding an Operation Christmas Child event. The annual program, operated by the Christian organization Samaritan's Purse, sends...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    October 10, 2019 

Parks and Rec discusses commercial trail use, begin brainstorming HOP event

The Wrangell Parks and Recreation Advisory Board met last Wednesday, Oct. 2, to discuss the increasing use of trails and parks by tour groups, as well as beginning to lay the groundwork for the next...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    Sports    October 10, 2019 

Wrangell girls take fourth at cross country state championship

After a season that has seen constant improvement, as Coach Drew Larrabee said in several interviews, Wrangell's cross country season has come to a close. Last Saturday, Oct. 5, the ASAA State...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    Sports    October 10, 2019 

Swim team makes 27 new personal best times

The Wrangell High School swim team competed in the Ketchikan Invitational Swim Meet this past weekend, Oct. 4 and 5. In a newsletter to the high school, Coach Jamie Roberts pointed out that this was t...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    October 10, 2019 

Bones of beached whale collected

Monday, Oct. 7, members of the Forest Service and high school oceanography students, boated over to the east side of Wrangell, near Channel Island, to retrieve the remains of a gray whale that washed...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    October 3, 2019

SE Conference sets future priorities, plans to visit Wrangell in 2021

Southeast Conference, a regional organization consisting of 185 member organizations and people, was founded in 1958 to help promote the creation of the Alaska Marine Highway. On top of promoting the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    October 3, 2019

Changes made to Washington state sales tax exemptions for Alaskans

For many years, Alaskans have enjoyed a special sales tax exemption in the state of Washington. One Petersburg resident explained that when traveling in Washington, Alaska residents could show their...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    October 3, 2019

PACE holds meet and greet in Wrangell last week

PACE, the statewide homeschool program, held a meet and greet at the Stikine Inn last Wednesday, Sept. 25. Jen Whicker, a contact teacher for PACE, said that the program has been around since 2001...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    October 3, 2019

WCA hands out "Healthy Is Here" funding to local organizations

The Wrangell Cooperative Association held an award ceremony at Wrangell High School Monday evening, Sept. 30. Tribal Administrator Esther Ashton, along with several members of the WCA board,...

 

Wrangell takes third and fifth in cross country regionals

The Wrangell Cross Country team traveled to Ketchikan last Saturday, Sept. 28, for the Region V Championships. The regional tournament saw a total of 17 teams participate. Wrangell ran in the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    October 3, 2019

Wrangell Medical Center's Cathy Gross honored with quality and safety award

Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) Wrangell Medical Center’s (WMC) Cathy Gross, Registered Health Information Technician and WMC Performance Improvement Manager, has been named the 2019 winner of the Front-line Staff Outstanding...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    October 3, 2019

School superintendent shares lessons learned from statewide conference

While the role of superintendent is always busy, it has been especially so for Debbe Lancaster this past week. Lancaster, superintendent of the Wrangell Public School District, recently attended the...

 

New generator moved into power plant

The Wrangell Municipal Light & Power Department spent most of their day last Thursday, Sept. 19, moving one of their new generators into the power plant. Wrangell recently purchased two...

 

Assembly considers joining tax authority, discusses overpaid property tax refund

The Wrangell Borough Assembly held a work session on top of their regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 24. The work session was to discuss the Alaska Municipal Sales Tax Authority, a statewide entity that...

 

Wrangell supports its newest resident

Sabina Schlotzhauer, at one month old, is one of Wrangell's newest residents. Born to Kassee and Curtis Schlotzhauer, Sabina is facing some medical issues. Kassee said in a Facebook message that...

 

Volleyball team gearing up for new season under new leadership

The Lady Wolves, Wrangell High School's volleyball team, are gearing up for another season. They will be traveling a lot this year, according to the team's schedule, with only one home game scheduled...

 

Swim team hits the water at Juneau meet

Wrangell's swim team finally made it to their first meet in Juneau on Sept. 20 and 21 after a late start to their season due to budget constraints. They competed against six other schools, according...

 

Multiple personal bests at cross country meet

The Wrangell Cross Country team travelled down to Ketchikan last Saturday for another meet. This was their final meet before regionals, which will take place in Sitka on Sept. 28. Coach Drew Larrabee...

 

School board reviews PEAKS test results, ponders on changes to grade scale

The Wrangell School Board met early Monday evening, Sept. 23, to hold a work session on the results of the recent PEAKS tests. The Performance Evaluation for Alaska's Schools is an annual test that,...

 

Harbor House closes its doors after two years

Harbor House, the assisted living facility, closed its doors on Sept. 1. The facility opened in April of 2017 as a place for Wrangell's senior citizens to live, and also became a popular spot for...

 

Wrestling team sporting lots of talent this year

While the Wrangell Wolves wrestlers do not have their first meet until mid-October, they have already been hard at work getting ready for the new season. Both wrestling coaches, Jeff Rooney and Jack...

 

Planning and Zoning Commission considers Institute property rezoning

Wrangell's planning and zoning commission met last Thursday, Sept. 12. One of the big discussion items on the agenda was the potential rezoning of the old Institute property, by Shoemaker Harbor. The...

 

Nolan Center hosting Nostalgic Movie Nights

The Nolan Center, Wrangell's museum, convention center, and theater has announced a new monthly program for moviegoers young and old to enjoy. Starting Thursday, Sept. 19 at 6:30, the public is...

 

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