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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 16, 2019 

Awards ceremony held at Wrangell High School

Friends, family, and school staff all crowded into the gym at Wrangell High School last Monday afternoon for an awards ceremony. With graduation just around the corner, the senior class of 2019 was...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 16, 2019 

Borough assembly and school district meet for joint budget workshop

Members of the Wrangell School District and the borough assembly came together for a joint workshop on the school district’s recently adopted budget. As Superintendent Debbe Lancaster said in the past, and repeated in Monday evening’s meeting,...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 16, 2019 

School board creates new leadership position at Evergreen Elementary

With the recent resignation of Principal Virginia Tulley, Evergreen Elementary School has found itself in need of new leadership. However, the school district itself is also facing tight finances,...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 16, 2019 

Wrangell businesses invited to enter Path to Prosperity contest

Path to Prosperity is a program organized by Spruce Root, a nonprofit that was organized with seed money from Sealaska Corporation through Haa Aaní Economic Development. It is an annual competition...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 16, 2019 

Parks and Rec Board review fee changes

The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board met to review some proposed fee changes last Wednesday, May 8. The fee changes discussed in the meeting were mainly for streamlining and reformatting,...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 16, 2019 

Summer reading program beginning soon

The Irene Ingle Public Library is gearing up for their annual summer reading program once again. The program has been running for over 20 years, according to Library Director Margaret Villarma. She...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 16, 2019 

Fifth graders to give persuasive speech reading

Laura Davies’ fifth grade classroom has spent the past year learning about how to create and give a persuasive argument. To showcase their newfound talents in persuasive debates, several volunteers in her class will be presenting their speeches to...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    Sports    May 16, 2019 

Sharks chasing first win of the season, Bears and Rays take more victories

It was a rough week for the Sharks, one of the three minor league teams in Wrangell's little league program this year. After two hard losses to both the Bears and the Rays, the team is currently 0-4....

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    Sports    May 16, 2019 

Cubs take the lead after close game

It was a real nail-biting game last Monday evening, according to Cubs Coach Briana Schilling. The Cubs and the Wolverines are the two major league teams in Wrangell Little League this year, and they...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 9, 2019

Disaster drill helps first responders stay prepared

Fire, smoke, and sirens could all be seen and heard at the Wrangell airport last Tuesday afternoon. While there was no real emergency, the situation was meant to simulate one. A disaster drill was...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 9, 2019

AmeriCorps volunteers helping out around Wrangell

From building flower pots to repairing walls, a group of AmeriCorps volunteers will be spending six weeks volunteering in Wrangell. "Green 3," as the team is called, came to Wrangell at the request of...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 9, 2019

School district tightens belt and adopts "no fat" budget

Lean times are ahead for the Wrangell School District, according to the budget that was adopted on April 30. Funding for the district has been a topic of much concern ever since Governor Mike...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 9, 2019

"Close Up" group returns from trip to D.C., NYC

Five Wrangell High School students recently returned from a trip to Washington D.C. and New York City, as a part of the Close Up program. Close Up is a nonprofit student government nonprofit...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 9, 2019

Assembly adopts agreement for Nome generators, holds budget workshop

The Wrangell Borough Assembly held an emergency meeting last Thursday night to adopt a "surplus property agreement" with the Nome Joint Utility System. The surplus property in question is a pair of...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    Sports    May 9, 2019

Wolverines and Cubs both 2-2 for the season

The Cubs and the Wolverines, the two major league teams in the Wrangell Little League, met for their third game of the season on Wednesday, May 1. Both teams had beaten the other before, in the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    Sports    May 9, 2019

Bears come out strong in first games of the season, Rays and Sharks showing improvement

The Rays and the Sharks, both a part of the Wrangell Little League's minor league division, had their first game of the season on April 30. The game went heavily in the Rays' favor and they won the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 2, 2019

Tulley to step down as Evergreen Elementary principal

Virginia Tulley moved to Wrangell in late July of 2018, ready to take on her new position as principal of Evergreen Elementary School. Coming from Arizona, Tulley has worked in a variety of teaching...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 2, 2019

Alaska Raptor Center visits for Birdfest

The Alaska Raptor Center is a Sitka-based rehabilitation center that cares for sick or injured birds. The Center cares for raptors, primarily, such as eagles, hawks, and owls. However, according to...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 2, 2019

City alters single purchase sales tax cap

Starting April 1, according to a document from the City and Borough of Wrangell, the cap on sales taxes for single purchases has been increased from $1,500 to $3,000 or above. According to Finance...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 2, 2019

Financial planning, home maintenance covered in THRHA training

The Tlingit and Haida Regional Housing Authority held a two-hour training session at the Nolan Center last Wednesday evening, April 24. The THRHA works across Southeast Alaska to create affordable...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    Sports    May 2, 2019

Both major league teams take a win in opening week of baseball season

The days are growing longer, the temperature is increasing, and the flowers are in bloom. Spring is here, and so is baseball season. The Wrangell Little League held its opening ceremony to this...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 2, 2019

Free comic books at Little Free Library this Saturday

From superheroes to science fiction, from cartoon characters to thought-provoking stories, for any fan of any genre there is likely a comic book. The characters and stories that have become such an...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 2, 2019

Borough workshops waste program, removes utility deposit interest rate, gives statement on lawsuit

The Wrangell Borough Assembly held a workshop before their regular meeting on Tuesday, April 30, to discuss the future of their solid waste program. According to the agenda packet for the evening, Wrangell has handled its waste by shipping the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 25, 2019

SEAPA postpones $841,000 payment to Wrangell and Petersburg

The Southeast Alaska Power Agency, representing the communities of Wrangell, Petersburg, and Ketchikan, decided to postpone a reimbursement plan to its two northern communities in their last meeting....

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 25, 2019

Three WHS seniors awarded Sasayama/Alaska Pulp Corporation scholarship

Three senior students at Wrangell High School were informed Monday that they were chosen as recipients of the 2019 Sasayama/Alaska Pulp Corporation scholarship. The scholarship was first put together...

 

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