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Articles from the May 8, 2014 edition

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 By Brian O Connor    News    May 8, 2014

WPC approves memorial, discusses Meyers Chuck dock

The Wrangell ports commission voted 4-0 Thursday to approve a final draft for the Mariners Memorial. The draft plan represents features compiled from among three options presented to the commission by... Full story

 

The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. May 14, 1914: Eddie Kalkins arrived in from up the river last Sunday morning. Ed left here last March with his dog team in the employ of W. Ogilbie to help in moving some mining machinery to his claims on...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    May 8, 2014

Ordinance review committee discusses animal rules

The ordinance review committee took up the issue of animal control in Wrangell Thursday afternoon. Discussion focused around revising ordinances related to animal control, and touched only briefly on...

 

Traditional memorial ceremonies return to Wrangell

An Alaska Native memorial ceremony was held in Wrangell the weekend of April 26. The Sentinel offered to cover the event, but was told local organizations wished to avoid media coverage of an... Full story

 

Police reports

Monday, April 28 MCA: Charged Austin Prabucki, 18, with Minor Consuming Alcohol. Tuesday, April 29 Traffic Stop: Verbal warning for no license plate and no back bumper. Wednesday, April 30 Agency assists alarm. Citizen assist. Criminal Mischief....

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    May 8, 2014

Local legislators emphasize pension boost, education

Local legislators were circumspect about their accomplishments in the 95-day second legislative session, gaveled out April 25. State Sen. Bert Stedman (R – Sitka) and State Rep. Sam Kito (D – Juneau) both cited a $3 billion contribution to the Pu... Full story

 
 By Klas Stolpe    Sports    May 8, 2014

School association honors Wrangell's Archie Young

Humble and competitive. That alone should be enough to justify a selection into any hall of fame. Mt. Edgecumbe High School basketball coach and teacher Archie Young carries those traits and passes...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 8, 2014

Fish Factor

The basic laws of supply and demand are resulting in a nice pay day for Alaska halibut and sablefish harvesters.  Prices for both fish are up by more than a dollar a pound compared to the same time last year.  Fresh halibut has been moving...

 
 By Brian O Connor    Dockside    May 8, 2014

Salmon derby to open Saturday

The scale needle tipped at 74.4 pounds in summer 1955, and it’s stayed there ever since. Local and visiting anglers will have their chance at unseating Doris Iverson’s record Salmon Derby catch – still on display at the Wrangell Museum ...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    May 8, 2014

Ceremony will honor local veterans

A ceremony set for May 12 will draw guest speakers from federal and state veterans’ agencies to the Wrangell High School gymnasium. Monday’s planned ceremony will honor veterans of all stripes, according to Rhonda Christian who organized the...

 
 News    May 8, 2014

UAS graduates record 57 Native students

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The University of Alaska Southeast has set a new standard for Alaska Native graduates with this year's commencement ceremonies. There were 57 Alaska Native students who were graduated from a UAS campus this year, the largest...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    May 8, 2014

Stikine teacher wins statewide recognition

Students and teachers feted Bob Davis's Teacher of Excellence Award Friday with pizza, a short break from classes at the end of the day, and an error-riddled sign. The errors were intentional, a...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    May 8, 2014

Science fair exhibits touch on variety of topics

If you wanted an answer to an unexpected question, Thursday was a great time to be at Stikine Middle School. Among the questions posed (and answers attempted) at the annual sixth grade science fair we...

 

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