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Articles from the November 7, 2013 edition

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Business as usual expected after cargo merger

Officials from Samson Tug and Barge said freight operations in Wrangell and Petersburg would go largely unaltered as a result of a merger set to take effect this weekend. The merger has been in the wo... Full story


The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. November 27, 1913: The Bazaar held by the ladies of the local Catholic Church on Thursday evening at the Redman's Hall was a great success. The attractions were new and afforded great amusement for those...


Hospital therapy program to move upstairs, in-house

Clients of the Wrangell Medical Center's physical therapy program may notice a change in coordination with their physicians, as well as a change in their surroundings. Physical therapy is moving from... Full story


Police reports

Monday, October 28 Person reported losing a cell phone. Caller reported they don’t have power at their boat. Harbor Dept. was contacted. Traffic Stop- Verbal warning for faulty equipment. Officer gave verbal warning for driving habits. Report of ve...


Borough set to pick new manager

Officials will decide upon and announce a new borough manager in one swoop Nov. 12. The borough has been looking for a new manager since the resignation of Tim Rooney this summer. Finance director Jeff Jabusch has served as the interim manager since... Full story


Obituary, Loren D. Wallace, 64

Loren D. Wallace "Big Wally", 64, passed away on October 22, 2013 at his home in Wrangell, Alaska.   He was born on March 27, 1949 in Corvallis, Ore. to Howard and Loretta Wallace of Harbor, Ore.... Full story


Wolves place 15th at ACS in Anchorage

The Wolves might be expected to feel a bit of a comedown. After placing third at their home meet, and seeing three of the team’s nine wrestlers virtually walk away with first place, the wrestling team faced a larger field of competition Nov. 1 and...


Volleyball team scores small schools tourney 1st place

The Lady Wolves turned in a first-place performance at the small schools tournament in Juneau Nov. 2 and 3. After a day and a half of pool play against other teams at the tournament on Friday and Saturday morning, the Wrangell High volleyball...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 7, 2013

Recent Petersburg school employee faces child pornography charges

PETERSBURG – Federal authorities arrested 45 year-old Tye Leif Petersen, Petersburg District School’s recent Maintenance Director, on charges of Distribution of and Receipt of Child Pornography and Possession of Child Pornography Involving a...


Officials hope to catch Southeast wind

Energy officials for the State’s leading trade agency say they hope to one day add wind to the energy mix in Southeast Alaska. This year, officials have erected large meteorological towers in and around Wrangell to record data, with a possible eye...


Amid ongoing electric debate, energy committee re-forms

The Wrangell Borough Assembly’s energy committee met for the second time ever Tuesday night. Committee members took no formal actions, other than to elect assembly member James Stough – the only sitting assembly member on the committee – as...


Fish Factor

For the 16th year in a row, Dutch Harbor ranked as the nation’s top fishing port with 752 million pounds crossing those docks last year, valued at $214 million. The number two port for landings again was Empire-Venice, Louisiana. The “Aleutian...


Wrangell Cub Scouts look to reinstate pack

Shirley Wimberley has no shortage of adults willing to say they’ll volunteer to help re-form the Cub scout troop in Wrangell. “We get people who say ‘Oh yeah, I’d like to help,’ but then you give ‘em the paperwork and never get it...


Trick or treating the Wrangell way

Fairy princesses, ghost, goblins, ghouls, and more than a few Wolverines milled around in the old gym last Thursday night. The little monsters played games and bounced around in bouncy castles. They...


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