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 By Sentinel staff    News    May 25, 2022 

High school students earn achievements, scholarships

An award and scholarship ceremony held May 13 at Wrangell High School lauded the achievement of many students and presented seniors with scholarships to further their educations. Teachers Lisa Brooks,...

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    May 18, 2022

Library reading program for children starts June 1

Summer is more than just playing outdoors for children — it can be about reading books and winning prizes, including a pool and pizza party. The Irene Ingle Public Library’s summer reading program is open to children entering kindergarten...

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    May 18, 2022

Salvation Army offers summer lunches for children

The Salvation Army is working with Wrangell businesses and community donations to provide free weekday lunches for 50 children again this summer. The program starts June 1 and will run through July 29, Lt. Jon Tollerud of The Salvation Army said...

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    May 18, 2022

Cruising into the season

The 342-foot cruise ship Ocean Victory awaits passengers to return after coming into port at the City Dock last Thursday. It was the first official cruise ship in Wrangell for the tourist season, and...

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    May 11, 2022

Sentinel receives 4 Alaska Press Club awards

The Wrangell Sentinel received four awards in this year’s Alaska Press Club contest, including third place for best weekly newspaper in the state. The Nome Nugget was judged the best weekly in the state. The awards were announced April 30, based on...

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    May 11, 2022

Borough raises rates to help pay for cemetery expansion

The assembly has raised rates for cemetery plots and other fees to help pay for the expansion of Sunset Gardens. The fee for a full-casket cemetery plot went up by $670 to $1,000, effective April 26. Previously, a grave plot cost $330 and plots for...

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    May 4, 2022

Assembly requires owners pay for disposing of derelict boats

The borough assembly at its April 26 meeting approved an ordinance to hold boat owners liable for disposing of derelict vessels, after the port commission passed a resolution at its April 7 meeting requesting the change. The change to municipal code...

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    April 27, 2022

SEARHC plans nursing assistant class for June

SEARHC plans to offer a paid, six-week, on-the-job training program in Wrangell in June for certified nursing assistants (CNAs). After successful completion of the program, a student is eligible to sit for the state certification exam. As of last...

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    April 27, 2022

State forecasts weak returns for Southeast pinks

After a strong return of pink salmon to Southeast last year, state fisheries managers are forecasting a commercial harvest of just over 16 million fish this summer, one-third the level of last year’s catch of 48.5 million pinks. “During recent...

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    April 20, 2022

Birding festival starts Friday, runs to May 7

The annual Stikine River Birding Festival has a busy first weekend planned. It starts up Friday with a 1 p.m. virtual storytime at the Irene Ingle Public Library, then continuing the educational fun agenda with a Birding 101 class at 6 p.m. Friday...

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    April 20, 2022

Stikine subsistence chinook fishery closed again this year

For the sixth year in a row, federal managers have closed the Stikine River chinook subsistence fishery to help preserve weak runs of the returning salmon. Clint Kolarich, Wrangell District Ranger with the U.S. Forest Service, announced the decision...

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    April 20, 2022

Mortgage relief program draws 10,737 applications in Alaska

A federally funded mortgage relief program to help homeowners hurt financially by the pandemic drew 10,737 applications in Alaska, with 43 from Wrangell. The state received $50 million in federal funds under a nationwide program to help homeowners...

 

Palin and 50 others file for a chance to fill Don Young's seat

Former Alaska governor, former vice presidential candidate and former reality TV personality Sarah Palin added her well-publicized name to the list of four dozen candidates seeking to fill Alaska’s only seat in the U.S. House, hoping to take over...

 

Pilot shortage forces Alaska to cancel flights

A shortage of pilots amid a labor dispute has forced Alaska Airlines to cancel hundreds of flights since last Friday. Pickets went up Friday at airports in Seattle and elsewhere on the airline’s West Coast route system. Alaska reported it canceled...

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    April 6, 2022

Fifth graders raise more than $1,700 for animal shelter

Evergreen Elementary students surpassed their fundraising goal to help St. Frances Animal Shelter. Last Friday, fifth grade students presented representatives from the shelter with a check for $1,723, which exceeded their initial goal of $1,000. As...

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    March 30, 2022

PFD application deadline Thursday

The deadline to apply for this year’s Alaska Permanent Fund dividend is Thursday. Applications must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. Thursday, or mailed and postmarked that day. As of Tuesday afternoon, more than 570,000 Alaskans had applied for...

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    March 30, 2022

Wrangell group participates in child abuse prevention month

The Wrangell nonprofit BRAVE (Building Respect and Valuing Everyone) will be busy in April, taking part in the statewide effort to promote National Child Abuse Prevention Month. A couple of high school students are recording public service...

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    March 30, 2022

'Vintage pop' duo from Wisconsin coming to Wrangell

Sundae + Mr. Goessl, a husband-and-wife duo from Wisconsin that plays vintage pop, cowboy jazz and Americana will perform in Wrangell next week, sponsored by Bearfest. The concert is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, at the Nolan Center....

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    March 30, 2022

Scrap metal collection will start Friday

Juneau-based Channel Construction will resume accepting scrap metal at no charge — including vehicles — starting Friday at the former sawmill property at 6.3-Mile Zimovia Highway. The company, which brings its barge to communities throughout...

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    March 2, 2022

WCA to hold election for tribal council March 8

The Wrangell Cooperative Association has announced the candidates for its March 8 tribal council election. There are 11 candidates for four seats on the eight-member council: Heidi Armstrong, Lavina Brock, Robyn Byrd, Samuel Campus, Frank Churchill J...

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    March 2, 2022

State announces tighter king salmon sportfishing limits

This year’s king salmon catch limits in the Wrangell-Petersburg area are tighter for Alaska residents and nonresidents than the numbers that were in effect at the start of last year’s sportfishing effort. However, they are essentially the same...

 

The Way We Were

Feb. 23, 1922 The Firemen’s Annual Benefit Ball on the evening of Washington’s Birthday was well attended and a huge success socially. Apparatus from the fire hall was used most effectively in the decorative scheme. Carl Carlson acted as floor...

 

Scrap barge accepting metal through Saturday - no charge

Residents have until Saturday afternoon to get rid of scrap metal, free of charge, including vehicles. Juneau-based Channel Construction will have its barge at the former sawmill site at 6.3-Mile Zimovia Highway and is accepting any type of scrap...

 

Wrangell wrestlers win top spots in Ketchikan

Stikine Middle School wrestlers traveled to Ketchikan last weekend to compete in the Schoenbar Regional Championships. The squad came away with 19 top placements. There were nine first place wins, six second place wins and four third place wins by...

 

Community garden begins building committee

Five people attended a meeting for the Wrangell community garden last Wednesday, three in person and two via phone, along with project leaders Valerie Massie and Kim Wickman. The meeting was held to begin selecting committee members and discuss an ac...

 

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