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Articles from the November 15, 2018 edition

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Veterans Day recognized at high school

Wrangell High School hosted numerous local veterans and town residents for a Veterans Day Program on Monday. This past Veterans Day was especially unique, as on Nov. 11 one hundred years ago this...


Midterm results are in, almost forty percent of Wrangell turned out

Out of 1,904 registered voters in Wrangell, according to preliminary election results for the 2018 midterms, there was a local turnout of 733. This is a percentage of 38.5 percent. Kim Lane, Wrangell city clerk, said there were 175 early ballots...


The Way We Were In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago.

November 14, 1918 Monday afternoon P.C. McCormack of the Wrangell school board acted as courier and read the proclamation that the war was over to the pupils of the various rooms and the school bell began the celebration. After the singing of...


Evergreen Elementary competes for $10,000 in midterm contest

Many Wrangell residents who went out to vote in the Nov. 6 midterms saw a poster board covered in blue "I Voted" stickers. They were encouraged to add their stickers to the collage to support...


Boat accident off Heritage Harbor

Early on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 14, a boat accident occurred off of Heritage Harbor. Greg Meissner, with the harbor department, said that one boat was leaving the harbor and sailing westward, towards Zarembo Island. Another boat, with Alaska...


Police report

November 5, 2018 Arrested: Cooper Seimears, 33. On charges of criminal trespass/ criminal mischief. Citizen assist: Unlock vehicle. Driving with revoked license. Summons service. Traffic stop: Faulty equipment. November 6, 2018 Driving complaint:...


Obituary: Daniel (Dan) O. Bauer, 72

It is with great sadness that the family of Daniel O. Bauer announces his passing on Friday, October 19, 2018 at the age of 72. He was born on September 22, 1946 in Aurora, Illinois, to John W. Bauer... Full story


Obituary: James E Smith, 69

James (Jim) E Smith, 69, of Wrangell, Alaska passed away on November 1, 2018. He was born on October 23, 1949 in Canyonville, Oregon, to Robert and Mary Smith. He was a logger in Oregon and moved to Wrangell with his family where he remained for 32... Full story


Obituary: Richard McCormick, 89

Richard Robert McCormick, "Dick", slipped peacefully from this life on November 6, 2018 at age 89. At the time of his death, he was residing in the Anchorage Pioneers Home and was surrounded by... Full story


Senior recognition at volleyball game last Friday

The Wrangell Lady Wolves hosted the Petersburg High School volleyball team last Friday night. This was the second home game Wrangell has hosted during the volleyball season. It was also a special nigh...


Wrangell Wolves take seventh place out of fifty-five

The Wrangell Wolves, the high school wrestling team, competed at the ACS Denali Auto Glass Invitational tournament in Anchorage last weekend. There were 55 teams present for the tournament. Assistant Coach Jack Carney said that the ACS tournament is...


Alaska Fish Factor

Alaska salmon fishermen harvested 114.5 million fish during the 2018 season for a payout of $595 million at the docks. That’s down 13 percent from the value of last year’s salmon catch. A preliminary wrap up of the 2018 salmon season by the...


Swim club competes in November Rain meet

The Wrangell Swim Club went to November Rain last weekend, an annual swim meet held in Petersburg. This is the third year Wrangell has competed in the event, according to Coach Jamie Roberts. Roberts brought 17 swimmers to Petersburg. Each swimmer...


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