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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    February 14, 2019 

Wrangell says goodbye to Matt Nore as he deploys with the National Guard

The gym at Evergreen Elementary School was packed as teachers, parents, friends, and students from across the school district congregated last Wednesday to say goodbye to a member of their community....

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    February 14, 2019 

Port Commission workshops Mariners' Memorial

The Wrangell Port Commission held its monthly meeting on Feb. 7 to hold a public workshop on the Mariners' Memorial. Members of the community have been working towards a memorial for Wrangell sailors lost at sea for almost two decades, according to...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    February 14, 2019 

Nolan Center first to host traveling story doll exhibit

The Nolan Center has a new exhibit available for public viewing. A collection of almost 50 "story dolls" currently sit in glass shelves at the center, depicting life of Alaska natives in the rural par...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    February 14, 2019 

Mother-daughter team ready for Valentine's Day

When one thinks of Valentine's Day, one might think of romantic candlelight dinners, chocolate, or cupid. Another common image of the holiday is flowers. Valentine's Day, as one might expect, is an...

 

Lady Wolves face first loss of the season against Craig

The Lady Wolves, who have gone undefeated in conference games for about half of the season, faced their first defeat last weekend at the hands of the Craig Lady Panthers. The games against Craig, held in their hometown at Craig High School, did not...

 

Wolves go 2-0 against the Craig Panthers

The Wrangell Wolves got to add two more wins to their record this season after last weekend’s games against Craig High School. The Wolves, who have had an equal amount of wins and losses this season, were looking to turn one win against the...

 

Wrangell Little League seeking volunteers for the 2019 season

The Wrangell Little League is getting ready for the upcoming season. It is looking to be a fairly exciting one, as well. Thanks to a large turnout in the 2018 season, League President Briana Schilling said that they are anticipating having teams...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    February 14, 2019 

Seed Sale to benefit EATS Garden

The EATS Garden, outside of Evergreen Elementary School, has been a fun and educational project for students for several years. Evergreen students get to learn gardening techniques, how plants grow,...

 

School board prepares for legislative fly-in, discusses legislative priorities

Members of the Wrangell school board and two high school students will be heading to Juneau this week for the legislative fly-in. The fly-in is an event organized by the Association of Alaska School Boards. According to Aleisha Mollen, school board p...

 

Secondary schools evacuated due to broken water pipe

Classes were disrupted by an unexpected alarm at Wrangell High School and Stikine Middle School the morning of Monday, Feb. 4. Superintendent Debbe Lancaster said that alarms were triggered at 9:50 a.m. According to a press release from the school di...

 

Chocolate Lovers Festival coming this weekend

Valentine's Day is always a popular holiday among those who enjoy eating chocolate. Chocolate and the holiday for love and romance have long been connected. In Wrangell, however, there is another...

 

Lady Wolves continue to go undefeated after homecoming games

Wrangell's Lady Wolves continued their winning streak this weekend, against Petersburg during homecoming. The girl's basketball team is now 8-0 in conference games. Last weekend's games against the...

 

Stikine Hoops Invitational coming next week

The Stikine Hoops Invitational, an annual tournament hosted by the Wrangell girls’ Amateur Athletics Union, will be coming up again next week. Starting on Feb. 14, AAU teams from Sitka, Juneau, and Petersburg will be coming to Wrangell to compete...

 

Wolves end three-game slump at homecoming

Wrangell High School held its annual homecoming basketball games last weekend. The Wrangell Wolves went up against the Petersburg Vikings, after taking two losses to Metlakatla the previous weekend....

 

Wrangell kids return from ANSEP trip

Students from Stikine Middle School returned from their trip to Anchorage on Jan. 24. The trip, hosted by the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program, let the students get a taste of college lif...

 

Harbor Light begins renovations with $15,000 grant

Harbor Light Assembly of God, located across Zimovia Highway from Alaska Housing, began renovations to its downstairs portion of the church earlier this month. The renovations are thanks, in part, to a $15,000 grant from the Rasmuson Foundation they...

 

Workshop held on how to better support those going through grief

Erin Matthes, health educator with SEARHC in Sitka, came up with the idea for a "grief and bereavement workshop" out of a desire to debunk myths about grief and help lessen stigmas attached to it....

 

THRHA gives update on home renovations last week

The Tlingit Haida Regional Housing Authority (THRHA) held a meeting in Wrangell last week, on Jan. 23, to give an update on a project they have been working on to reduce the cost of living for low-income tribal citizens. Thanks to an ICDBG grant...

 

School district holds staff meeting to get input on future budget

The Wrangell School District held a staff meeting in the high school commons on Jan. 23. Budget season is beginning to loom, and the district is starting to put together a proposed budget for the...

 

Lady Wolves claim victory over Metlakatla

After two hard-fought games this past weekend, the Wrangell Lady Wolves walked away with another set of victories in what has been a successful season. The girl's basketball team remains undefeated...

 

Wrangell Wolves fall to Metlakatla Chiefs

Wrangell Wolves Coach Cody Angerman said he knew going against Metlakatla would be a challenge. They were last year's 2A state champions, and have a very strong team this year. After last weekend's lo...

 

New Shoemaker floats to be installed starting next week

The project to renovate Shoemaker Bay Harbor, which has been ongoing since last September, is about to enter a new stage in renovation. The project, a joint venture by Tamico Inc. and Rock-N-Road Cons...

 

Wrangell man receives Excellence in Service Award from the Department of Fish and Game

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game released the winners of the 2019 Excellence in Service Award earlier this month. Up to five members of advisory committees across the state are given this award...

 

Wrangell advisory committee discusses reorganizing moose meat distribution

Moose meat was an important topic of discussion at the Wrangell Fish and Game Advisory Committee meeting on Mon., Jan. 7. The process by which meat from a forfeited moose is distributed through town...

 

School board meets new maintenance director, reviews policy on standing committees

The Wrangell school board held a meeting on Monday, Jan. 21, to meet with the district’s new maintenance director. Josh Blatchley came before the board to introduce himself, and to relate to the board some of the things he feels need attention, in...

 

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