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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 16, 2020 

Two recognized as patriotic employers

This past week two Wrangell residents were recognized as "patriotic employers" by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve program. The ESGR is a Department of Defense program, according to...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 16, 2020 

Meet Thomas Radke, the new police chief

After the retirement of Doug McCloskey last summer, the Wrangell Police Department has been operating without an official police chief. That came to an end last week, as Tom Radke started his job as...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 16, 2020 

Meeting held to cover the importance of advance directives

The Hospice of Wrangell organized a weekend of community education forums on Jan. 11 and 12, to help Wrangell residents learn how to "get their ducks in a row" before they pass away. Some of the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 16, 2020 

Assembly workshops future priorities, begin talks for budget process

The borough assembly and other city officials met Saturday morning, Jan. 11, to workshop future priorities for the city and to look at the upcoming budget process. A long list of state and federal...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 16, 2020 

Quick meeting for Planning and Zoning Commission

The Wrangell Planning and Zoning Commission held a relatively short meeting last Thursday evening. There was only one main agenda item for the meeting, a request by Sara Gadd for a conditional use...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 16, 2020 

How to promote healthy pollinators

Christi Henthorn is a journeyman beekeeper with Wuerker Bee Apiary, of North Carolina. She describes herself on her website as a native of Wisconsin and an Alaskan transplant, currently raising bees...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    Sports    January 16, 2020 

Hard fight for Wolves in first home games of the season

The Wrangell Wolves hosted their first official home games of the season on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 10 and 11. They went up against the Metlakatla Chiefs in two hard-fought games. The Wolves made a...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    Sports    January 16, 2020 

Narrow losses for the Lady Wolves

The Lady Wolves made a good showing in their games against the Metlakatla Miss Chiefs this weekend, Jan. 10 and 11. While they did not come home with any wins this week, the games could easily be described as intense and were lost by only a narrow...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 16, 2020 

Census committee workshops getting higher turnout in Wrangell

City officials and other community members came together at city hall last week on Jan. 10 to discuss the upcoming 2020 census. The census occurs nationwide every 10 years, since the government began...

 

Wrangell and Petersburg lose power

The cities of Wrangell and Petersburg both briefly lost power on Friday morning, Jan. 10. The power outage occurred a little before 11 a.m. and lasted about an hour. Both cities typically receive...

 

Several wins for Lady Wolves at Rally the Regions

The Wrangell Lady Wolves spent the beginning of 2020 in Anchorage, taking part in the Rally the Regions Hardwood Classic. The tournament, held on the first four days of January, brings together...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 9, 2020

Nolan Center welcomes the new decade with a murder mystery

The Nolan Center celebrated the new year on Dec. 31, with a murder mystery party. As this new year marks a new decade, a return to the '20s, the party had a 1920s theme to it. With jazz music, people...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 9, 2020

2019: A year in review Part 2, July - December

Below is the second half of The Wrangell Sentinel's review of 2019, covering the months of July to December: July July 4 - Wrangell Police Chief Doug McCloskey was recognized for his service to the...

 

Hard fight for Wolves at alumni game

The Wrangell Wolves hosted an alumni game at the high school last week, Jan. 3, as a fundraiser for the rest of the basketball team's season. There was a lasagna dinner before the game, as well as a...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 2, 2020

2019: A year in review

Following is the Wrangell Sentinel's news review for January through June of 2019. Next week the review will include events from July through December. January Jan. 13 - The Fairbanks Arts...

 

Lady Wolves host volleyball alumni game

The Lady Wolves volleyball team hosted an alumni game last Monday, Dec. 23. The volleyball team officially ended their season back in November after competing in regionals. The alumni game is a...

 

Busy weekend for Wolves at Clarke Cochrane tournament

While most people take days between Christmas and New Year's as an opportunity to rest and gear up for a return to work or school, the Wrangell Wolves stayed busy by competing in the Clarke Cochrane...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 2, 2020

CVB discusses tourism best management practices

Wrangell's Convention and Visitor Bureau met last Monday, Dec. 23, to continue their ongoing work on putting together a "tourism best management practices" document for the city. This conversation...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 2, 2020

Salvation Army raises thousands in Wrangell and Petersburg

Along with the lights, the trees and carolers, the Salvation Army's red Christmas kettles are a very common sight during the holiday season. Standing in front of stores and on street corners,...

 

The spirit of giving

A longstanding tradition for Wrangell High School students is their senior project. As their high school careers begin to draw to a close, WHS students will organize a community service project to...

 

City holds town hall meeting on tourism industry

City officials, community members, and local business owners met at the Nolan Center last Tuesday evening, Dec. 17, to discuss Wrangell's tourism industry. This meeting was to cover the recent...

 

Wrangell resident hit with fine from NOAA

On Dec. 20, NOAA issued a press release stating they had given a Notice of Violation Assessment to Wrangell resident Sylvia Ettefagh. She was given a fine for failing to offload and report the...

 

Alaska Natives Without Land begin organizing volunteer efforts

Back at the end of August of this year, Alaska Natives Without Land visited Wrangell to hold a presentation on their organization and mission. The group represents five Alaska Native communities in...

 

Six Wrangell wrestlers place at state

Of the 11 members of the Wrangell Wolves wrestling team who travelled to Anchorage for the state championships last weekend, six walked away with placement. As teams, Bethel High School took first...

 

Tough start for the Wolves' basketball season

The Wrangell Wolves had a rough beginning to their basketball season after two losses to the Petersburg Vikings this weekend. In two games on Friday, Dec. 20 and Saturday, Dec. 21, Wrangell put up a...

 

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