Articles from the May 2, 2019 edition

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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 2, 2019

Tulley to step down as Evergreen Elementary principal

Virginia Tulley moved to Wrangell in late July of 2018, ready to take on her new position as principal of Evergreen Elementary School. Coming from Arizona, Tulley has worked in a variety of teaching...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 2, 2019

Alaska Raptor Center visits for Birdfest

The Alaska Raptor Center is a Sitka-based rehabilitation center that cares for sick or injured birds. The Center cares for raptors, primarily, such as eagles, hawks, and owls. However, according to...

 

The Way We Were In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago.

May 1, 1919 Among the passengers arriving on the Princess Mary Tuesday morning were C. A. Tervo and two sons Albert and Randolph. Mr. Tervo is the Canadian Customs officer at the Boundary. He came north last July and remained at the Boundary until...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 2, 2019

City alters single purchase sales tax cap

Starting April 1, according to a document from the City and Borough of Wrangell, the cap on sales taxes for single purchases has been increased from $1,500 to $3,000 or above. According to Finance...

 

Court report

April 16- Donavan Bean was brought before Judge Kevin Miller for a felony first hearing on charges of theft. His conditions of release include a $10,000 performance cash bond and submission to Pretrial Enforcement Division searches. The trial date wa...

 

Police report

April 22, 2019 Item found: Large vinyl sign found on Front Street. Extra patrol. 86’d Letter served. Found property. Scam: Criminal activity on SS#. Citation issued: Laura Massin, 43. Speeding in a school zone. Report of theft. Harassment. Alarm....

 

Obituary: Charles P. Berg, 88

Charles P. Berg, 88, of Litchfield Park, Arizona, passed away peacefully at Abrazo West Medical Center on April 9, 2019. He was born in Pierpoint, South Dakota on March 2, 1931 and spent his youth in... Full story

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Demand destruction is a phenomenon that is often referred to when oil prices rise high enough to harm the economy and reduce its ability to purchase fuel. I have another example of demand destruction; getting rid of ferry service to...

 

New book features histories of S.E. canneries

PETERSBURG–Seafood industry researchers to casual history buffs will use and enjoy Tin Can Country - Southeast Alaska's Historic Salmon Canneries. This copiously illustrated edition is filled with...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 2, 2019

Financial planning, home maintenance covered in THRHA training

The Tlingit and Haida Regional Housing Authority held a two-hour training session at the Nolan Center last Wednesday evening, April 24. The THRHA works across Southeast Alaska to create affordable...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    Sports    May 2, 2019

Both major league teams take a win in opening week of baseball season

The days are growing longer, the temperature is increasing, and the flowers are in bloom. Spring is here, and so is baseball season. The Wrangell Little League held its opening ceremony to this...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 2, 2019

Free comic books at Little Free Library this Saturday

From superheroes to science fiction, from cartoon characters to thought-provoking stories, for any fan of any genre there is likely a comic book. The characters and stories that have become such an...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 2, 2019

Alaska Fish Factor

 Why should every Alaskan budget watcher care about the price of fish? Because when the price at the docks goes up by just one penny, it means more money for state coffers.  In 2017, for example, the average dock price per pound for all Alaska...

 
 News    May 2, 2019

Vierkant wins four Alaska Press Club awards

Wrangell Sentinel's news editor Caleb Vierkant won four awards from the Alaska Press Club for his work in 2018. For business reporting he placed first with the story about the end of the cruise ship...

 

Golf Roundup

Angerman’s Inc. sponsored golf tournaments, the first of the year, on April 27 and 28. There were 16 participants in Saturday’s tournament. First place went to a team composed of Eric Koding, Tyler Eagle, Dwight Nancy and Mick Andrews with a net...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 2, 2019

Borough workshops waste program, removes utility deposit interest rate, gives statement on lawsuit

The Wrangell Borough Assembly held a workshop before their regular meeting on Tuesday, April 30, to discuss the future of their solid waste program. According to the agenda packet for the evening, Wrangell has handled its waste by shipping the...

 

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