Articles from the February 12, 2015 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    February 12, 2015

Planning session for local schools to be held

Wrangell Public Schools will be looking for direction from the public in the next step of what school superintendent Patrick Mayer hopes may develop into a strategic plan for the next academic year and beyond. A reception and charette – or focused p... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    February 12, 2015

Residents up in arms over weapons misconduct rules

A number of concerned residents appeared Tuesday night at the public hearing for an ordinance amending Title 10 of the Municipal Code, specifically dealing with concealed-carry and weapons misconduct in the City and Borough of Wrangell. The Assembly... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    February 12, 2015

Hospital finances in critical condition, but stabilizing

Executive staff with Wrangell Medical Center met with the Borough Assembly members for a work session at City Hall late Tuesday afternoon. WMC CEO Marla Sanger, acting financial officer Olinda White and human resources head Mary Jo Pullman came to... Full story


The Way We Were

February 18, 1915: The biggest event in the upcoming week will be the Washington’s Birthday Ball given by the firemen at the Rink on the evening of Thursday, February 22. A committee of young men – all live wires – have the affair in hand and are a...

 By Dan Rudy    News    February 12, 2015

SEAPA: Intertie, Swan expansion still proceeding

Board members for Southeast Alaska Power Agency sat down in Ketchikan last week for their two-day regular meeting, examining the regional power provider’s current financial position as well as looking ahead at its future projects. “It went rea...



Friday, February 6 Kyler S. Nore, 20, appeared before First Distict Judge Kevin Miller on charges of Theft 2 – Firearm/Explosive, a Class C felony; and Violating Domestic Violence Protective Order, a Class A misdemeanor. The defendant entered g...



Devon Miller served as a referee at the middle school wrestling tournament reported in last week's paper; he had been misidentified as “Darren”.... Full story


Police reports

Monday, February 2 Citizen Assist. Tuesday, February 3 Nothing to Report. Wednesday, February 4 Report of Theft. Traffic Stop – Verbal warning for driving habits. Thursday, February 5 Report of dog running loose at ASHA. Friday, February 6 T...

 By Mary Koppes    News    February 12, 2015

Weaver pleads guilty; released to Hawaii on bond

PETERSBURG – Petersburg resident Mark Weaver, 59, has pled guilty to one of two felony charges brought against him following an explosion last July in the rock quarry behind the airport. Weaver faced two counts of Possession of Unregistered D...


Obituary, Robert "Bob" Paul Shymanski, 60

Robert "Bob" Paul Shymanski, 60, of Wrangell, Alaska unexpectedly died on February 5, 2015. He was born in Wausau, Wis. on February 25, 1954. His passions in life were spending time with his grandkids... Full story


Back to drawing board for Parks reschedule

It was back to the drawing board for a new multi-year fee schedule at the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board’s monthly meeting Feb. 4. The Wrangell Borough Assembly rejected proposed schedule increases put forward at last month’s meeting, say...

 By Mary Koppes    News    February 12, 2015

TAC reviews public comments on timber harvest transition

PETERSBURG ­– Members of the Tongass Advisory Committee (TAC) met Jan. 20-23 in Juneau to continue discussions on their recommendations to be considered as part of a new Secretary of Agriculture forest plan that focuses on transitioning timber ha...

 By Dan Rudy    Sports    February 12, 2015

Wolves sweep final home games

For their final home games for the regular season, Wrangell's Wolves won all four of its games against the Craig Panthers. The teams had poor weather to beat as well, having to shift forward the...


Fish Factor

Lovers choose lobster as the top Valentine’s Day dish to share with that special someone. Crab legs and shrimp also get the nod as ‘romantic meals’ on Feb. 14 - one of the busiest dining out days for U.S. restaurants. In a national survey by Harri...


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