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Articles from the April 25, 2019 edition

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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 25, 2019

SEAPA postpones $841,000 payment to Wrangell and Petersburg

The Southeast Alaska Power Agency, representing the communities of Wrangell, Petersburg, and Ketchikan, decided to postpone a reimbursement plan to its two northern communities in their last meeting....

 

Elks host Easter egg hunt at City Park

The Wrangell Elks Lodge hosted an Easter egg hunt at City Park last Sunday afternoon. Children of all ages, and their parents, came out for the event. Pictured here are Ellie McIntyre (left) and...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 25, 2019

Three WHS seniors awarded Sasayama/Alaska Pulp Corporation scholarship

Three senior students at Wrangell High School were informed Monday that they were chosen as recipients of the 2019 Sasayama/Alaska Pulp Corporation scholarship. The scholarship was first put together...

 

The Way We Were

April 24, 1919 Samuel Cunningham this week circulated a petition addressed to the Delegate from Alaska, requesting the Government to construct a breakwater 350 feet in length from Shustak point extending out beyond the big rock in the harbor for the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 25, 2019

211 hours of work by volunteers at HOP Project

The third Helping Our Parks Project, according to Wrangell Parks and Recreation Director Kate Thomas, was a huge success. The HOP Project is an annual event organized by the parks and rec department,...

 

Police report

April 15, 2019 Parking complaint: Vehicle in red zone. Summons served. Arrested: Donavan Bean, 25. Warrants x2 for theft, burglary. April 16, 2019 Civil issue. Subpoena service. April 17, 2019 Traffic stop: Verbal warning for faulty headlight....

 
 By Dan Ortiz    Opinion    April 25, 2019

Dan's Dispatch

Last week, the Alaska House of Representatives passed a budget for the State of Alaska. As a member of the Finance Committee and the Chair of the Education & Early Development, Fish & Game,...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Only 15 seconds into my April 12, one minute public testimony for the state operating budget, my microphone was abruptly muted by finance committee co-chair Senator Stedman. His...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 25, 2019

Basics of Medicare explained in SEARHC presentation

Andrea Thomas, patient health benefits manager with SEARHC, gave a presentation at the Irene Ingle Public Library last Thursday on the basics of Medicare. As many people know, Medicare is a government-run health insurance program. There is a common...

 

Sunrise Easter service

Several churches from across Wrangell came together to celebrate Easter with a shared "sunrise service" at City Park at 8 a.m. The Salvation Army, St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Harbor Light Assembly...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 25, 2019

Tlingit artifacts reviewed at final Chautauqua event

The Nolan Center held its final Chautauqua speaking event of the year last week. Wrangell resident Virginia Oliver gave a presentation on her 2017 trip to Washington D.C. where she got to take an...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 25, 2019

Birdfest this weekend

Spring is in full swing in Wrangell, and that means Birdfest is back for another year. Birdfest, or the Stikine River Birding Festival, is a weekend full of bird-related events that happen across town and in the Stikine River area. Spring festivals...

 

Sip & Shop

The Wrangell Chamber of Commerce held its Sip & Shop event last Saturday afternoon. Wrangell residents were invited to come downtown to shop and enjoy some wine. The wine glasses sold by the...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    April 25, 2019

Fish Factor: Southeast drift permit prices up; demand also up for southeast seine permits

Nearly all Alaska salmon permits have gone up in value since last fall and buying/selling/trading action is brisk. “We’re as busy as we’ve ever been in the last 20 years,” said Doug Bowen of Alaska Boats and Permits in Homer. “Boat sales...

 

Bake sale for St. Frances

St. Frances Animal Rescue held a bake sale at Wrangell IGA last Friday morning, April 19. There were plenty of goods for sale, many donated by people around town, such as banana bread, cookies, and...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 25, 2019

Third of July fireworks to change location

The Wrangell Chamber of Commerce recently announced that the annual third of July fireworks, a popular part of the city's week-long Fourth of July celebration, will be changing venues this year....

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 25, 2019

Hospice of Wrangell donates 400 pounds of medical equipment to Ketchikan

Hospice of Wrangell operates a loan closet from which people all around town are able to borrow medical equipment, such as walkers, wheel chairs, shower benches, and other items. Hospice President...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 25, 2019

Churches unite for Good Friday services

Several religious organizations, sponsored by the Wrangell Ministerial Association, came together last week to share a Good Friday service. The service was held at the Presbyterian Church, but also in attendance and participating in the service were...

 

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