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Articles from the February 14, 2019 edition

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Wrangell says goodbye to Matt Nore as he deploys with the National Guard

The gym at Evergreen Elementary School was packed as teachers, parents, friends, and students from across the school district congregated last Wednesday to say goodbye to a member of their community....

 

The Way We Were

February 13, 1919 All of America is expected to be singing during the week beginning Sunday, February 16, and ending Saturday, February 22. The movement is endorsed by United States Commissioner of Education Claxton; leading state, city, and county...

 

Port Commission workshops Mariners' Memorial

The Wrangell Port Commission held its monthly meeting on Feb. 7 to hold a public workshop on the Mariners' Memorial. Members of the community have been working towards a memorial for Wrangell sailors lost at sea for almost two decades, according to...

 

School board recognition month

The month of February has been declared "School Board Recognition Month" by the Association of Alaska School Boards. According to a press release, the Wrangell Public School District is joining with...

 

Police report

February 4, 2019 Agency assist: Fire department. Agency assist: Random breath test. Citation issued: Dylan Franks, 29. Dog at large. Traffic hazard: Vehicle was being moved on officers’ arrival. Traffic stop: Verbal warning for driving habits....

 

Nolan Center first to host traveling story doll exhibit

The Nolan Center has a new exhibit available for public viewing. A collection of almost 50 "story dolls" currently sit in glass shelves at the center, depicting life of Alaska natives in the rural par...

 

Death Notice

Mary Anne Phillips, 65, passed away February 6, 2019 in Ixtapa, Mexico. Funeral services will be held at Harbor Light Church at 1pm on Thursday, February 21, 2019. Following the funeral a celebration of life will be held at the Elks Lodge. An... Full story

 

Wedding announcement

Randy Oliver and Toni Marie Guggenbickler were married on December 13, 2018 in Waimanalo, Hawaii.  Toni Marie is the daughter of Tony and Sue Ann Guggenbickler of Wrangell, Alaska.  Randy is the...

 

Author makes an online visit to Evergreen Elementary

Canadian writer and cartoonist Kevin Sylvester made an online appearance at Evergreen Elementary last Monday afternoon, on Feb. 11. He is the author of several books, including "MiNRS" and "The Neil...

 

Mother-daughter team ready for Valentine's Day

When one thinks of Valentine's Day, one might think of romantic candlelight dinners, chocolate, or cupid. Another common image of the holiday is flowers. Valentine's Day, as one might expect, is an...

 

Lady Wolves face first loss of the season against Craig

The Lady Wolves, who have gone undefeated in conference games for about half of the season, faced their first defeat last weekend at the hands of the Craig Lady Panthers. The games against Craig, held in their hometown at Craig High School, did not...

 

Wolves go 2-0 against the Craig Panthers

The Wrangell Wolves got to add two more wins to their record this season after last weekend’s games against Craig High School. The Wolves, who have had an equal amount of wins and losses this season, were looking to turn one win against the...

 

Snow warning

Several towns came under a winter storm warning late last week. Towns like Wrangell, Petersburg, and Kake were told, in a report by the National Weather Service, to expect between five and eight...

 

Small electronic beacons used by increasing numbers of fishermen could net big fines

Small electronic beacons that are being widely used by increasing numbers of fishermen could net them big fines. Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) are easily attached to nets, longlines and pots and signal the locations of the gear via a...

 

Wrangell Little League seeking volunteers for the 2019 season

The Wrangell Little League is getting ready for the upcoming season. It is looking to be a fairly exciting one, as well. Thanks to a large turnout in the 2018 season, League President Briana Schilling said that they are anticipating having teams...

 

Seed Sale to benefit EATS Garden

The EATS Garden, outside of Evergreen Elementary School, has been a fun and educational project for students for several years. Evergreen students get to learn gardening techniques, how plants grow,...

 

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