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Articles from the May 16, 2019 edition

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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 16, 2019

Awards ceremony held at Wrangell High School

Friends, family, and school staff all crowded into the gym at Wrangell High School last Monday afternoon for an awards ceremony. With graduation just around the corner, the senior class of 2019 was...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 16, 2019

Borough assembly and school district meet for joint budget workshop

Members of the Wrangell School District and the borough assembly came together for a joint workshop on the school district’s recently adopted budget. As Superintendent Debbe Lancaster said in the past, and repeated in Monday evening’s meeting,...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 16, 2019

School board creates new leadership position at Evergreen Elementary

With the recent resignation of Principal Virginia Tulley, Evergreen Elementary School has found itself in need of new leadership. However, the school district itself is also facing tight finances,...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 16, 2019

Wrangell businesses invited to enter Path to Prosperity contest

Path to Prosperity is a program organized by Spruce Root, a nonprofit that was organized with seed money from Sealaska Corporation through Haa Aaní Economic Development. It is an annual competition...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 16, 2019

Parks and Rec Board review fee changes

The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board met to review some proposed fee changes last Wednesday, May 8. The fee changes discussed in the meeting were mainly for streamlining and reformatting,...

 

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

May 15, 1919 Attorney General George Grigsby, candidate for Delegate to Congress to succeed the late Charles A. Sulzer, spoke in the Redmen’s hall Sunday afternoon. Mr. Grigsby reviewed the Wickersham-Sulzer contest and read the platform adopted...

 

Court report

April 11 - Charles M. Gadd was cited with failing to register his powerboat. His court appearance was optional, and he chose to pay the $70 fine. April 26 - Denise Louise Boakes was found guilty by Judge Kevin Miller on charges of theft. She was...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 16, 2019

Summer reading program beginning soon

The Irene Ingle Public Library is gearing up for their annual summer reading program once again. The program has been running for over 20 years, according to Library Director Margaret Villarma. She...

 

Police report

May 6, 2019 Unsecured premise. Sprinkler testing. Two citizen assists. Vacation check. Fire alarms. Traffic stop. Deer complaint. May 7, 2019 Conditions of release. Report of fraud/identity theft. Lost cell phone. Illegal parking. Citizen assist:...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 16, 2019

Fifth graders to give persuasive speech reading

Laura Davies’ fifth grade classroom has spent the past year learning about how to create and give a persuasive argument. To showcase their newfound talents in persuasive debates, several volunteers in her class will be presenting their speeches to...

 

Coast Guard continues response to airplane collision near Ketchikan, Alaska

The Coast Guard, partner agencies, and Good Samaritans continue to respond to the report of two aircrafts colliding and are searching for two people in the vicinity of George Inlet near Ketchikan, Alaska, Tuesday. Ten people were rescued and are...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I wonder what has happened to fiscal responsibility in state government? We no longer have statesmen representing Alaska, but more outsiders that don't understand our way of life. And,...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 16, 2019

Alaska Fish Factor

Bering Sea crabbers saw upticks in crab recruits during a good fishery for the 2018/2019 season, along with strong prices. The crab season opens in mid-October for red king crab, Tanners and snow crab (opilio), and while fishing goes fast for red...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    Sports    May 16, 2019

Sharks chasing first win of the season, Bears and Rays take more victories

It was a rough week for the Sharks, one of the three minor league teams in Wrangell's little league program this year. After two hard losses to both the Bears and the Rays, the team is currently 0-4....

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    Sports    May 16, 2019

Cubs take the lead after close game

It was a real nail-biting game last Monday evening, according to Cubs Coach Briana Schilling. The Cubs and the Wolverines are the two major league teams in Wrangell Little League this year, and they...

 

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