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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 25, 2019

211 hours of work by volunteers at HOP Project

The third Helping Our Parks Project, according to Wrangell Parks and Recreation Director Kate Thomas, was a huge success. The HOP Project is an annual event organized by the parks and rec department,...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 25, 2019

Basics of Medicare explained in SEARHC presentation

Andrea Thomas, patient health benefits manager with SEARHC, gave a presentation at the Irene Ingle Public Library last Thursday on the basics of Medicare. As many people know, Medicare is a government-run health insurance program. There is a common...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 25, 2019

Tlingit artifacts reviewed at final Chautauqua event

The Nolan Center held its final Chautauqua speaking event of the year last week. Wrangell resident Virginia Oliver gave a presentation on her 2017 trip to Washington D.C. where she got to take an...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 25, 2019

Birdfest this weekend

Spring is in full swing in Wrangell, and that means Birdfest is back for another year. Birdfest, or the Stikine River Birding Festival, is a weekend full of bird-related events that happen across town and in the Stikine River area. Spring festivals...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 25, 2019

Third of July fireworks to change location

The Wrangell Chamber of Commerce recently announced that the annual third of July fireworks, a popular part of the city's week-long Fourth of July celebration, will be changing venues this year....

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 25, 2019

Hospice of Wrangell donates 400 pounds of medical equipment to Ketchikan

Hospice of Wrangell operates a loan closet from which people all around town are able to borrow medical equipment, such as walkers, wheel chairs, shower benches, and other items. Hospice President...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 25, 2019

Churches unite for Good Friday services

Several religious organizations, sponsored by the Wrangell Ministerial Association, came together last week to share a Good Friday service. The service was held at the Presbyterian Church, but also in attendance and participating in the service were...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 18, 2019

Borough assembly holds workshop with Rep. Don Young

Don Young, currently serving his 23rd term as Alaska's sole congressman in the U.S. House of Representatives, stopped in Wrangell for a workshop with the borough assembly the morning on Monday, April...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 18, 2019

"Healthy Homes" coming to town this summer

Members of the Wrangell Cooperative Association and the Tlingit Haida Regional Housing Authority held a short presentation last Wednesday evening on some upcoming home renovations the organizations...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 18, 2019

P&Z Commission accept variance request, vacation home rental request

The Wrangell Planning and Zoning Commission had a short meeting last Thursday and one of the main things they discussed in the meeting was a variance request for a front yard setback reduction, by...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 18, 2019

School board reviews report card to the public, discusses new key code system

The Wrangell School Board reviewed the school district's "report card to the public" in their recent meeting on Monday, April 15. The report card, released by the Alaska Department of Education and Ea...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 18, 2019

Community Market back for its seventh season

The Nolan Center held its first community market of the season last Saturday, after a six-month hiatus over the winter. The Wrangell Community Market typically runs from April through September, and...


Swim Club competes in Southeast Regional Championship

Last week, 16 swimmers from the Wrangell Swim Club participated in the Southeast Regional Championship. The championship, held from April 5 to 7, was open to swimmers from the ages of 7 to...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 18, 2019

McKinley Angerman Kellogg received bachelor's degree, accepts position with Chinook Shores Lodge

McKinley Angerman Kellogg, granddaughter of Wrangell residents Dick and Barbara Angerman, has recently earned her bachelor's degree and has also accepted a management position with Chinook Shores...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 18, 2019

Wrangell log painted at City Park

City park is a popular spot for locals and tourists to enjoy the outdoors. The park is also the site of some artwork that is equally popular amongst locals and tourists. A large log, with the town's n...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 11, 2019

"Friends in Grief" series continues

SEARHC health educator and grief specialist Erin Matthes, of Sitka, visited Wrangell in January to host a workshop on the grieving process and how community members can support those who have experien...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 11, 2019

Wrangell Community Clean-Up this Saturday

"I've been organizing this cleanup for probably 30 years now, a long time," said Paula Rak. "I just do it because I just want the city to look nice for everybody." Rak, with the help of the Wrangell...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 11, 2019

Basketball team, new hospital CEO, library digitizing project covered in assembly meeting

The Wrangell Borough Assembly recognized the Lady Wolves high school basketball team during their meeting on Tuesday evening for their hard work over the recent season. Mayor Steve Prysunka, in...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 11, 2019

Aminda Skan, of the Angerman family, receives Excellence in Public Health Award

Aminda Skan, the daughter of former Wrangell resident Mercedes Angerman, is a second-year pharmacy student with Doctor of Pharmacy program that is jointly organized by the Idaho State University and...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 11, 2019

Salvation Army working to meet needs in the community

The Salvation Army is probably best known for its work around the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday seasons, said Major Michael Bates with the Wrangell Salvation Army. However, they work year-round t...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 11, 2019

Changes to boat yard rates discussed by port commission

The Wrangell Port Commission met last Thursday, April 4, to discuss a plan to alter lease rates at the boat yard. According to Commission Member John Martin, lease rates at the boat yard cover a wide...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 11, 2019

Author Ernestine Hayes hosting writer's workshop this weekend

Ernestine Hayes said that she was raised as the only child of a single mother who was an avid reader. Growing up in Juneau in the '50s, she said, having her mother read to her was one of her main...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 11, 2019

HOP Project, future budget brought up in P&R meeting

The Wrangell Parks and Recreation Advisory Board met for their monthly meeting last Wednesday evening, April 3. Two of the main topics covered in this month's meeting were the upcoming "Helping Our Parks" project, as well as how the parks and...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 11, 2019

Rod and Gun Club hosting "blanket shoot" tonight

The Wrangell Rod and Gun Club, a relatively new organization that promotes shooting and fishing sports around town, will be hosting a "blanket shoot" at the outdoor range this Thursday, April 11, at 5:30 p.m. All participants should bring a prize to...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 4, 2019

WMC to receive new administrator as Robert Rang steps down

Robert Rang came on as the Wrangell Medical Center's administrator in October of 2015. The hospital was only the latest step in a three-decade career. Rang said he started his career as a CNA, and he...


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