Articles from the April 4, 2019 edition

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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 4, 2019

WMC to receive new administrator as Robert Rang steps down

Robert Rang came on as the Wrangell Medical Center's administrator in October of 2015. The hospital was only the latest step in a three-decade career. Rang said he started his career as a CNA, and he...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 4, 2019

Mariners' Memorial holds second annual auction

The Wrangell Mariners' Memorial Board held its second annual auction at the Stikine Inn last Saturday evening. The auction, to raise money for a planned memorial to honor Wrangell seafarers, had over...

 

The Way We Were

April 4, 1919 St. Philip’s Guild will enter into the magazine business temporarily, having made arrangements with the Priscilla Publishing Company to secure 50 subscribers before April 10. A committee representing the Guild will visit Wrangell home...

 

Police Report

March 25, 2019 Agency Assist: MVA Report of fraud Citation issued: Maxfield Dalton, 49. Speeding. Found property. Hazardous play. Traffic. Alarms. March 26, 2019 Civil matter. Disturbance. Civil issue. March 27, 2019 Subpoena service. 86’d letter:...

 

Adult prom

Wrangell had its second annual "adult prom" at the Elks Lodge last Saturday night. Everyone over the age of 21 was invited to come out, dance, and raise money for the high school class of 2021....

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 4, 2019

Health fair to offer blood tests, community support

A health fair will be hosted at the Nolan Center next Sat., April 6, from 8 a.m. to noon. The Alaska Health Fair is a statewide nonprofit, which has been working since its founding in 1980 to provide Alaskans with affordable blood tests, screenings,...

 
 By Dan Ortiz    Opinion    April 4, 2019

Dan's Dispatch

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to host three Community Meetings in Juneau, Sitka, and Ketchikan to hear input on the governor's proposed budget for the next fiscal year. First and foremost,...

 

Herd of Orphans

Petersburg filmmaker Kelly Bakos came to Wrangell to present her documentary, "A Herd of Orphans." The film covers an elephant orphanage in Zambia that cares for young elephants that have lost their...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 4, 2019

BRAVE attends summit on violence prevention

Members of BRAVE, the Wrangell organization that works to build healthy relationships in the community, recently attended a summit in Anchorage last month to discuss topics like domestic and sexual...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 4, 2019

The Wrangell Cooperative Association elects new tribal council

The Wrangell Cooperative Association, the local organization dedicated to supporting Alaska Natives, held an election for new tribal council members last Monday, March 25. The WCA oversees cultural...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 4, 2019

City and school board hold budget workshop

The Wrangell Borough Assembly and the Wrangell School Board held a joint work session last Thursday to discuss the school district's proposed budget for the 2020 school year. Earlier this year,...

 

Spring book fair

Evergreen Elementary School is holding a Spring Book Fair this first week of spring, from April 1 to 5. Pictured here is Michelle Jenkins (left) and Everett Meissner (right) purchasing some...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 4, 2019

Women Pioneers of Alaska helping the elderly, preserving history

The Pioneers of Alaska is one of the older social organizations in the state. According to the organization's website, the first group of pioneers, or "Igloos," was founded in Nome in 1907. The...

 

Alaska community hits temperature milestone

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A small southeast Alaska community reached 70 degrees last week, which weather data suggests is the earliest point that temperature has been reached in the state. National Weather Service meteorologist Brian Bezenek says...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    April 4, 2019

Over 20 mayors testify against tax grab by Gov. Dunleavy of fish taxes at CRA

None of the members of the Senate Community and Regional Affairs committee (CRA) lives near the sea, but at a hearing last week they were not impressed by Governor Dunleavy’s plan to pull millions of dollars in fish taxes from remote coastal...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 4, 2019

Third annual "Helping Our Parks" Project coming mid-April

The Helping Our Parks Project, or "HOP" Project, is an annual community service event organized by the Wrangell Parks and Recreation Department. Parks and Recreation Director Kate Thomas said that...

 

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