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"Readathon" held at Evergreen Elementary School

A "readathon" was held at the Evergreen Elementary School library last Wednesday evening. The event, explained teacher Ryan Howe, was a great opportunity for Wrangell families to spend an evening...

 

Icy runway causes minor incident at Tyee Hydro Plant

Ice on the runway caused a minor incident involving an aircraft at the Tyee Lake Hydro Facility. On the morning of Dec. 17, a pilot contracted with Southeast Alaska Power Agency landed at the facility, located at the head of Bradfield Canal, about...

 

Two dogs found dead off of Spur Road

Two dogs were found dead near Spur Road on Dec. 11. Wrangell resident Melvin Gadd found the dogs. He was driving down the trail off of the spur road, and stopped to clear some brush away from the road, when he found them. He said that the bodies...

 

Wrestling team takes fourth amongst 2A schools at state

A rather impressive season for the Wrangell Wolves wrestling team came to a close last weekend, after the state championships in Anchorage. The Wolves, consisting largely of freshman wrestlers, were...

 

"Tisha" Benson named 2018 Nurse of the Year

At a Nov. 3 dinner at the Hilton in Anchorage, Letitia "Tisha" Benson was named 2018's March of Dimes Nurse of the Year. She received the award of excellence for public health and ambulatory care. Ben...

 

Rod and Gun Club hosts first turkey shoot

Sentinel writer The Wrangell Rod and Gun Club, a relatively new organization in the community, held its first turkey shoot out at the gun range last Saturday morning. The club was put together to enco...

 

Convention and Visitor Bureau discuss new website and birdfest

The Wrangell Convention and Visitor Bureau met last Thursday afternoon to discuss a variety of items. A new website for the CVB, to show all the attractions of Wrangell for tourists and locals, was a big discussion item. Economic Development...

 

City welcomes holiday season with Midnight Madness

It was cold, the evening of Dec. 7, and at times rainy. That did not deter many Wrangell residents from coming out for Midnight Madness, however. Midnight Madness has been a Wrangell tradition for...

 

City goes dark during brief power outage

The City of Wrangell was thrown into darkness for about forty-five minutes the evening of Nov. 6. At about 4:45 p.m., power to the city went out. Several buildings were able to keep their lights on...

 

Parks and Rec board discusses ping-pong, strategic planning workshop

The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board met on the evening of Wed., Dec. 5. It was the first meeting for two new members of the board, Annya Ritchie and Keeleigh Morelli. One of the first items on...

 

Hoop Shoot sees almost 50 participants

Wrangell’s Elks Lodge hosted its annual Hoop Shoot last Saturday. The community gym was packed with kids participating in the free throw contest, and supportive family members and friends in the...

 

Assembly workshops legislative priorities, discusses drug abuse

It was a busy night for the Wrangell Borough Assembly Wednesday. State Representative Dan Ortiz came to town to be a part of a workshop with city leaders over what Wrangell’s legislative priorities for 2019 would be. A draft document was provided...

 

REAL ID compliance coming soon

The Alaska DMV is working to reach compliance with the federal REAL ID Act. According to the Department of Homeland Security’s website, the act sets a minimum standard for identifying documents, such as a driver’s license or a passport. Marla...

 

Poetry and stories at second Riverflats open mic night

The Nolan Center hosted its second Riverflats Open Mic Night last Thursday. The event, organized by Community Roots, is meant to be a place for Wrangell residents to enjoy poetry, music, stories, or any talent they feel like sharing. It was a...

 

Lady Wolves return from state tournament, and earthquake, in one piece

After a long and hard-fought season, the Lady Wolves came home for the last time this year. After taking second place in Regionals at Metlakatla last November, the high school volleyball team went to...

 

Sitka meet "a really good tournament" for wrestling team

With the highest player-to-point ratio of any team competing at the Sitka Scramble last weekend, Assistant Coach Jack Carney said that the wrestling team gave their all at their most recent...

 

Elks hosting annual Hoop Shoot this Saturday

The Hoop Shoot, a children’s basketball free throw contest hosted by the Elks, will be hosted at the community gym this Saturday. Jeff Jabusch, local director of the contest, said that the annual event was started in the 1940s for younger children...

 

Native stories at Baby Raven Reads this Saturday

Baby Raven Reads is a program sponsored by the Sealaska Heritage Institute giving native children an opportunity to learn about their history and culture through stories, activities, and music,...

 

Cheerleaders help SEARHC clean up cigarettes

Several high school cheerleaders and their coach, Stephanie Cartwright, helped SEARHC Health Educator Tammi Meissner clean cigarette butts off of Front Street last week for the Great American...

 

New Nolan Center logo first step in larger revamping

The Nolan Center recently unveiled their new logo. Cyni Crary, director of the Nolan Center, said that when she took the job she wanted to work on some rebranding. She said she wanted a more modern,...

 

Signup for Christmas baskets ends this week

The Wrangell Salvation Army has been handing out Christmas baskets since its inception in the 1960s, according to Maj. Jennifer Bates. She knows for a fact they have done them for the past three...

 

Wrestling team prepares for Sitka tournament

The Wrangell Wolves wrestling team had an off week this past week, with no tournaments to travel to. Assistant Coach Jack Carney said that they took a purposeful week off to recuperate from the ACS...

 

Jessica Whitaker, coach of the Lady Wolves, to retire

Jessica Whitaker started playing volleyball in the sixth grade. She fell out of the sport after graduating from Wrangell High School in 2003, she attended college in Colorado, but came back to...

 

Assembly votes to remove invocation, proposes alternative

A little over a month ago, the Alaska Supreme Court made a ruling that found a part of the municipal code of the Borough of Kenai Peninsula to be unconstitutional. The code required an invocation be given before an assembly meeting could take place....

 

Thanksgiving dinner hosted at Harbor Light Church

Harbor Light Church was filled with people and the smell of turkey last Sunday night. The church hosted a Thanksgiving dinner that was free and open to the public. Thanksgiving dinners at the church...

 

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