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 By Dan Rudy    News    March 24, 2016

Secondary principal selected for next year

An applicant to be next year's secondary schools principal has been offered a contract. At their Monday evening meeting members of the Wrangell Public School Board were presented with a contract for... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 24, 2016

State cuts looms over borough budget

With rock bottom oil prices pushing the expected deficit to as high as $4 billion, Alaska's financial crisis understandably cast a pallor over Tuesday's City and Borough Assembly meeting. Speaking with city finance director Lee Burgess on Monday,... Full story

 

The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. March 24, 1916: The ladies of Wrangell will give a leap year ball on Friday evening, March 17, 1916 at the Rink. The admission for ladies will be $1.00 and gentlemen free. Music by the Wrangell...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 24, 2016

Medical board seeking reshuffle

Wrangell Medical Center’s board of directors will be seeking some organizational changes. At its March 16 meeting the board moved to recommend that the Borough Assembly reduce its size from nine members to seven when terms end in October. Hospital... Full story

 

Alaska license plate takes top spot in enthusiasts' poll

Wrangell resident and former legislator Peggy Wilson last month learned the license plate she had shepherded through was named as the country's best for 2015 by the Automobile License Plate...

 

Police reports

Monday, March 14 Suspicious Circumstance. Agency Assist: Person reported a boat in trouble. Boat was towed in. Report of Harassment. Verbal warning for improper parking. Person reported someone using vehicle that should not be. Report of Harassment....

 

Wedding announcement

DeAnna Hallman of Ketchikan and Michael Villarma of Wrangell, Alaska were married on February 13 at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal. DeAnna is the daughter of Bill and Cheryl Goodale of Ketchikan and...

 

Papers delayed by broken platemaker; delayed part delivery

Editions of the Petersburg Pilot and Wrangell Sentinel have been delayed for the past two weeks due to a breakdown of the platemaker at the Pilot printing plant. Once our staff and an electrician were able isolate the cause of the malfunction, the re...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    March 24, 2016

Boys take fourth at State

The Wrangell Wolves took fourth during Alaska's 2016 March Madness tournament last weekend. The boys had a tough pairing to start with, squaring off against the eventual 2A champs Unalaska on March...

 

Researchers befuddled by inland bird die-off

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Lake Iliamna in Alaska is North America’s eighth-largest lake, but nobody would mistake it for the Pacific Ocean. Not even a seabird. So when thousands of common murres were found dead at the southwest Alaska lake - part...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 24, 2016

ANSA organizing June basketball camp

A local group announced it will be partnering up with a Hydaburg basketball player to hold a youth camp in Wrangell this summer. Damen Bell-Holter will be leading “Blessed 2 Bless,” a traveling basketball camp he cofounded with Clint Parks in...

 

Brothers plan to paddleboard from Alaska to Mexico

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) – Two brothers from California have set off from Ketchikan to paddleboard to the U.S.-Mexico border. Casey and Ryan Higginbotham set off from Ketchikan on Friday on two 18-foot paddleboards with the goal of hand paddling...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 24, 2016

Fish Factor

If a fisherman gets 50-cents a pound for his reds, how can the fish fetch $10, $15 or more at retail counters? “It’s all the other stuff that happens after he sells the fish. A lot of costs, margins and profits are included in that retail...

 

Coast Guard holding dockside inspections in April

The United States Coast Guard will be conducting free dockside safety exams in Wrangell for commercial fishing vessels from April 4 – 7, which take about an hour and raise awareness of fishing vessel safety, safety carriage requirements and applica...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 24, 2016

Youth court grant funding cut

Last week Wrangell's Youth Court Program learned it would not be receiving its annual grant in the next fiscal year. Youth Court is a diversionary justice program which for Wrangell began in 2001....

 

Governor threatens special session over budget

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska Gov. Bill Walker said he is willing to call the Legislature into a special session if lawmakers don’t pass any revenue proposals to help close a multibillion-dollar budget deficit. His push for more income comes as th...

 

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