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 By Marc Lutz    News    June 22, 2022 

J&W's owners add innkeepers to job title in taking over lodge

Most will recognize Joshua and Clarissa Young as the owners and operators of the popular lunchtime spot J&W's Fast Food. Now the couple are tackling another business: Innkeepers. Most will recognize...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    June 22, 2022 

Family band delivers Powers-full performance at first Music in the Parks concert

A babbling creek and screeching eagles weren't the only music that could be heard among the swaying trees at Shoemaker Bay. The first Music in the Parks concert was held at Shoemaker Park last...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    June 22, 2022 

Chugach Ranger will be unwrapped for viewing over the Fourth

Plans to make the almost-century-old U.S. Forest Service Chugach Ranger workboat a permanent display at the Nolan Center are slowly moving forward, but until then the 62-foot wooden vessel will be tem...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    June 22, 2022 

Lifelong resident finds healing through Facebook history page

August Schultz Jr. was born June 23, 1960, in a hospital that's now an apartment building in Wrangell. He grew up in a house up behind that hospital, surrounded by family. Schultz, known to friends...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    June 15, 2022

Beach Explorers program turns outdoors into summer classroom

A group of 6-, 7- and 8-year-old kids poured over the rocky beach near City Park on June 8 like a bunch of young Indiana Joneses, looking for artifacts. But this group, unlike Dr. Jones, was looking...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    June 15, 2022

Talent show to combine with wearable art in showcase of creativity

Imagine clothes made of plastic bags, playing cards or crab shells. Now imagine pulling a rabbit out of a tinfoil hat or yodeling while wearing a shirt of decoupage or any of the materials mentioned....

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    June 15, 2022

Endurance races run through Wrangell at start and end of July

Fitness buffs looking to challenge themselves in Wrangell don't have far to go to go far. Two different events in July will test the mettle of endurance athletes seeking to swim, bike, run and run...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    June 15, 2022

Hospital conducts casualty drill to test itself and learn

A mass casualty exercise June 7 was the first one held at the Wrangell Medical Center in its 16-month-old facility. The drill, which simulated a plane crash, was used to see where improvements could...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    June 8, 2022

Teen uses royalty competition to help community one last time

It was the fundraiser that almost wasn't until one ambitious teen decide to set another goal. Each year, the chamber of commerce uses the Fourth of July royalty contest to raise money to pay for the f...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    June 8, 2022

Wrangell fishing derby casts off next week

Don’t let this be the one that got away. The Wrangell King Salmon Derby gets underway on June 15 and runs through July 3. At stake is $7,900 in cash prizes. The heaviest king salmon will get the biggest prize, as first place in the derby wins...

 
 By Marc Lutz    About Town    June 8, 2022

Name the raven and be a part of comic strip history

If you're a regular reader who peruses the pages of the Sentinel each week, and if you're not a humorless sourpuss who avoids the comics, you've no doubt seen "Ritter's River," which debuted last...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    June 8, 2022

Fish and Game releases mobile app into wilds

Hunters no longer need to hunt the web or search for printed copies and anglers no longer need to fish for necessary information, especially when they're in the field. The Alaska Department of Fish...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    June 8, 2022

The bigger the better

Devyn Johnson watches as her son, Nolan, 5, steps down from the cab of a Hitachi backhoe during the Touch a Truck event at Volunteer Park last Saturday. Johnson began the event a few years ago,...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    June 8, 2022

Brushing up before fishing

Claire Houlton, of Tucson, Arizona, prepares to paint a portion of the seiner Norsel in Heritage Harbor last Friday. Houlton, 28, has worked on tenders and other fishing vessels in the past but this...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    June 8, 2022

Playing all the hits

Above: Caroline Bangs, left, narrowly avoids Mitchell Ludwig as he slides into second base during the next-to-last adult softball game of the season last Friday. Tristan Botsford looks on from the...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    June 1, 2022

Classes teach traditional to modern food preservation techniques

Pickling and fermenting, pressure-canning and freezing were among the topics covered over three days of courses last week as members of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    June 1, 2022

Alaska historian takes up work finishing Joel Wing's memoir on Cassiar mining days

It's a story more than 100 years in the telling. Finally, a book that started being written last century is finding new progress at the hands of an Anchorage author. Patricia Neal is undertaking the...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    June 1, 2022

Alaska Seaplanes begins operations in Wrangell

Alaska Seaplanes landed on the idea of offering service to Wrangell about two years ago, and its inaugural flight touched down last Thursday. "One of our anchor (clients) is SEARHC," said Andy Kline,...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    June 1, 2022

'Mushroom Lady' to teach fungi fanatics which are safe to eat and which are not

Wondering if that cluster of mushrooms found on the roadside are safe to pick and eat? Odds are they're OK, and so are others. To that end, the Friends of the Library is holding an event Sept. 9 to...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    June 1, 2022

Coast Guard to patrol around Wrangell, Petersburg through August

The U.S. Coast Guard will conduct operations with a couple of smaller boats for a few months between Wrangell and Petersburg, with an emphasis on safety checks. From June until August, two 29-foot Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security boats will...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    May 25, 2022

Class of 2022 graduates look back over school life

By 8 p.m. last Friday, the Wrangell High School class of 2022 had graduated and each member was embarking on the next chapter of their life. The evening honored the 15 graduates in front of a full...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    May 25, 2022

Assistant principals set to retire after decades in education

Two of Wrangell's lead educators are closing the books on their lesson plans and graduating to retirement. In June, Bob Davis, assistant principal of Wrangell High School and Stikine Middle School,...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    May 25, 2022

Art gallery doubles as social club, unique gift shop

For more than 50 years, members of the Wrangell Art Gallery have come together once a week to work on projects, give each other feedback, and to spend time with artistic-minded friends. Along with...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    May 25, 2022

Wrangell wins $15,000 in Vans shoe design art contest

The grand prize winner has been announced in the Vans Custom Culture nationwide art contest and, unfortunately, it was not Wrangell High School. Vans announced last Thursday that Moanalua High School in Honolulu, Hawaii, was selected as the grand...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    May 25, 2022

Elementary holds second art walk; includes plant sale to raise funds for EATS

The turnout was so nice, they did it twice. Due to the popularity of the Evergreen Elementary art walk held on Dec. 1, the school's social-emotional learning teacher Tawney Crowley worked with staff...

 

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