Articles from the March 2, 2017 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    March 2, 2017

Interim boro manager named, Assembly pays hospital revisit

The City and Borough Assembly confirmed its selection of an interim borough manager to serve after Jeff Jabusch retires from the position March 31. He announced his plans to retire last September, putting an end to four decades of service to the...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 2, 2017

Education fair shows off district's higher tech

The high school gymnasium was abuzz with activity late last week, as parents and students of all ages descended on the first annual Education Fair. Open to the public, the event drew in visitors with...

 

The Way We Were

March 1, 1917: The most important social event that has occurred in Wrangell recently was the annual ball given last Thursday evening in commemoration of Washington’s Birthday. There was a good attendance. The music by the Wrangell band was never...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 2, 2017

Southeast Conference to review ferry sustainability fixes

When Southeast Conference meets for its annual Mid-Session Summit in Juneau later this month, among the items high on its list for discussion is the structural reform of Alaska's ferry system....

 

Police reports

Monday, February 20 Report of Theft. Tuesday, February 21 Report of Suspicious Person. Citizen Assist: Vehicle unlocked. Wednesday, February 22 Driving Complaint: UTL. Thursday, February 23 Arrested on charges of Bench Warrant: Ryan Claggett, 22....

 

State Senator Stedman talks ferries, budget and oil tax credits

PETERSBURG — State Senator Bert Stedman predicts the legislature will be in session for a full 120 days with an additional 30 day session if they are to complete their work this session. “There’s a lot of talk of the 90 day session but the...

 

Incumbents retain seats in WCA election

Wrangell Cooperative Association held its annual election for the Tribal Council on February 22. Open to members, a total of 68 ballots were counted, including four absentee and eight question ballots. Turnout was down by about a dozen members from...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: I want to thank the Wrangell Sentinel for printing Ivan Simonek’s letter to the editor in the February 2 edition. The letter was well written and I think 100% right and needed to be said. Ivan was comparing Russian communism to what...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    March 2, 2017

Swim club fast and furious in Fairbanks competition

Five Wrangell swimmers joined athletes from 22 other Alaskan teams to participate in the 2017 Alaska Age Group Championship meet in Fairbanks over the weekend. The meet was the third that Wrangell Swimming Club has entered competitively since...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    March 2, 2017

Peewee wrestling program teaching self-reliance, community spirit

Wrangell’s peewee wrestlers hosted their counterparts from Petersburg Saturday. The Wolfpack Wrestling program sent around 36 kids to the mats, while the group from Petersburg’s Arena Wrestling rounded out the total number of participants to 90....

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 2, 2017

Ortiz call-in hears input on new taxes, PFDs

As the Alaska House and Senate continue to prepare budgets for the coming year, residents of Wrangell and Ketchikan were invited to their Legislative Information Office locations for a call-in session with Rep. Dan Ortiz (I-District 36). Meeting...

 

Petersburg Scouts take part in STEM workshop

The Petersburg Girls Scouts enjoyed a day long STEM workshop at the Sons of Norway Hall lead by Kelly Fitzgerald of the Alaska Girl Scout Council. The girls rotated through four sections on: engineering, ecology, ornithology and seismology. Susan...

 

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