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Articles from the May 23, 2019 edition

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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 23, 2019

Class of 2019 celebrates graduation

Wrangell High School was packed with students, family, and friends of the class of 2019 last Friday night. Another school year had come to a close, and so had the high school careers of 16 seniors....

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 23, 2019

Community gathers to bless the fleet

The Wrangell Mariners' Memorial Board and the Wrangell Ministerial Association came together last Sunday to jointly host the annual blessing of the fleet. The event is a tradition honoring Wrangell's...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 23, 2019

Assembly continues budget workshop, hears SEAPA update

The Wrangell Borough Assembly sat down for a continuation of their ongoing series of budget workshops on Tuesday, May 14. The assembly has been putting together their FY 2019-2020 budget for the past...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 23, 2019

Single candidate for this year's royalty contest

The Fourth of July royalty contest is a longstanding tradition in Wrangell. Each summer, candidates looking to be named "king" and/or "queen" compete in a fundraising competition to support the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 23, 2019

Four swimmers compete in Alaska Junior Olympics

Four members of the Wrangell Swim Club went to Anchorage last month, in late April, to compete in the Alaska Junior Olympics. Over the course of the four day meet, from April 25 to 28, 24 different te...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 23, 2019

School board appoints student representative committee, reviews grant applications

The Wrangell School Board met last Monday night, May 20, for one of their regularly scheduled meetings. One of the first items they covered was the final report of the school year from the student...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 23, 2019

Senior students showcase service projects

The Wrangell High School class of 2019 set up shop in the gym the afternoon of Tuesday, May 7, to give presentations on their community service projects. The projects are a requirement for...

 

Golf roundup

Muskeg Meadows Golf Course held a nine-hole best ball tournament last weekend. There were 11 participants in total on Saturday, May 18. First place went to a team composed of Matt Hauser, Doug Nelson, and Jim Brooks. They had a net score of 22 with a...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 23, 2019

Local organizations set sights on gun range improvements

The NRA Foundation recently gave a $14,500 grant to some local organizations for the purpose of gun range improvements. Kimberly Powell, the membership co-chair of the Wrangell Rod and Gun Club, said...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 23, 2019

Shoemaker Bay Harbor renovations delayed, but still within budget

Renovations to Shoemaker Bay Harbor missed the substantial completion deadline last Friday, on May 17. Capital Facilities Director Amber Al-Haddad said that contractors were expected to have the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 23, 2019

Convention and Visitors Bureau discuss online optimization

The Wrangell Convention and Visitors Bureau met last Monday afternoon, May 20, to discuss a potential deal for search engine optimization. The CVB had been discussing a contract with Truly360, which...

 

SEARHC to celebrate groundbreaking of Wrangell's new medical center

On Thursday, May 30, SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Wrangell Medical Center (WMC) from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. at 232 Wood Street in...

 

Plane crash near Metlakatla

KETCHIKAN - According to a press release from the Ketchikan Gateway Borough, a floatplane crashed in Metlakatla harbor Monday afternoon, killing both the pilot and another passenger on board. Taquan Air Flight 20 crashed while landing in the harbor...

 

The Way We Were

May 22, 1919 “The union fishermen of the Wrangell district have declared a boycott on all local fish buyers. Buyers from Seattle and Ketchikan are already on the grounds, and we will ship fish from here to Prince Rupert direct, if necessary,...

 

Court report

May 13 - Dylan Franks was arraigned before Deputy Magistrate Leanna Nash on charges of unlawful contact and violating conditions of release. He entered a not guilty plea and was released on a $1,000 performance bond. A calendar call was scheduled...

 

Police report

May 13, 2019 Citation issued: Derek Meissner, 36. Blocking roadway. Lost property. Suspicious incident. MVA damage. Traffic complaint. Citation issued: John Verhey, 59. Failure to provide proof of insurance and verbal warning for driving habits....

 

JOM car wash

Wrangell's JOM dancers held a car wash, last Saturday, to raise money for the upcoming Celebration 2020. Pictured here (left to right) Brody Knecht, Solva Gillen, and Delilah Ramir...

 

Death Notice Lurine M. McGee

Lurine M. McGee, 96, passed away April 30, 2019 at Wrangell Medical Long Term Care. An obituary will follow.... Full story

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: It was 84 degrees near the Arctic Ocean. Severe weather threatens eighteen states. Antarctic is losing its ice fields and Nome is ice free. Deadly California fires. Ninety-four degrees in Omaha, Nebraska. Earthquakes in Oklahoma,...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    Sports    May 23, 2019

Wolverines come back strong after previous loss

Wrangell's little league major league teams met again last Wednesday, May 15. The Wolverines and the Cubs, the league's two major league teams, have been equally matched all season. Two weeks ago,...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    Sports    May 23, 2019

Bears continue winning streak

After two more wins, the Bears continued their winning streak last week. The Bears claimed wins against the Wrangell Little League's other two minor league teams last week. They are now 5-0 for the...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 23, 2019

Fish Factor: Rep. Don Young files Keep Fin Fish Free Act to keep fish farms from U.S. offshore waters unless authorized by Congress

In his 46 years as Alaska’s lone representative in Congress, Don Young helped toss out foreign fishing fleets from Alaska’s waters with the onset of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) in 1976, and today he is...

 

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