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Articles from the June 2, 2016 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    June 2, 2016

Brian Gilbert fundraiser brings in $30K for hospital

Nearly $30,000 was raised by the hospital's foundation dinner and golf tournament on May 28. After covering costs, proceeds from the Wrangell Medical Center Foundation's annual fundraiser will go... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    June 2, 2016

Wrangell resident earns five medals in shooting tourney

A Wrangell resident brought back a number of top prizes from one of the world's largest muzzle loading shooting competitions. Don Roher was one of four men competing for Alaska's team at the National... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    June 2, 2016

P&Z denies pot appeal, approves zoning recommendations

Meeting in a special session last week, Wrangell’s Planning and Zoning Commission approved a recommendation to the Assembly for changes to a local ordinance allowing for various classes of cannabis-related businesses. The recommendations follow... Full story


The Way We Were

June 6, 1941: Samuel R. Privett, a resident of Wrangell since 1927, has taken over the Union Oil dealership here. He succeeds Edward J. Bradley, who has been the dealer here for seven years, said he would be selling heating oil as an independent...



In last week’s edition of the Sentinel, information was brought to light about two of the scholarships received by Wrangell students. The WMC Foundation scholarship is paid for through its educational fund, separate from the Cancer Care fund. And...


Police reports

Monday, May 23 Nothing to Report. Tuesday, May 24 Citations for Dog at Large, License Required and Objectionable Animal issued to Kayla Gillen, 25. Driving Complaint. Agency Assist. Wednesday, May 25 Traffic Stop: Verbal warning given for improper...


Obituary: Gregory Gene Scheff, 61

Gregory Gene Scheff, 61, died in a devastating plane accident April 8, 2016 on Admiralty Island, near Angoon, Alaska on route to a survey job at the Alaska Marine Highway Terminal. Greg was born in Cr... Full story


Dan's Dispatch

Congratulations to our 2016 Wrangell High School graduates. You truly deserve to be proud of your achievement. Alaska is an exciting location for ambitious graduates in the beginning chapters of their lives. It is the frontier of our country’s...


Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I think that with the state of the economy locally, the US, and around the world that it is a really bad time to raise rates in the harbor. Empty stalls do not bring in revenue if the big boats leave. Those who have to stay are our fri...


Stikine Middle School Honor Roll

Principals Honor Roll: Laura Helgeson, Jing O’Brien, Jade Balansag, Liana Carney, Sophie O’Brien. Honor Roll: Madison Blackburn, Hannah Brown, Karri Buness, John Buness, Kaylyn Easterly, Tasha Massin, Trevor Miller, Hunter Wiederspohn, Jacob...

 By Dan Rudy    News    June 2, 2016

City replacing power poles, keeping eye out for power backup options

The city power department has begun upgrading Wrangell’s power infrastructure, focusing on priorities approved by the Borough Assembly in March. The upgrades are expected to be part of a long and expensive process, estimated to cost between $3 mill...

 By Dan Rudy    News    June 2, 2016

Local Lions Club discontinuing after half-century

After 48 years of service to the community, Wrangell's chapter of the Lions Club will be wrapping up its operations this summer. "It's a sad story," said Janet Strom, speaking for the club. "We don't...

 By Dan Rudy    News    June 2, 2016

City excited about accelerated school proposal

At its May 24 meeting, the Borough Assembly learned of a possible development in the works for Wrangell’s Institute property. City Manager Jeff Jabusch explained he was currently in contact with the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    June 2, 2016

Fish Factor

The budget impasse with Alaska legislators is wreaking havoc on salmon fisheries across the state, and the industry is bracing for the possibility of a complete shutdown in some regions. If lawmakers can’t agree on a budget by June 1, all state...


ADFG announces new king salmon sport conditions

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced on Tuesday that modified king salmon sport fishing regulations that have been in effect for Wrangell and Petersburg’s District 8 are rescinded. As of this morning, the increased sport fishing...


Building for Alaska museum, library archives set to open

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A new state museum, library and archives building is opening in Juneau, a project years in the making and one of the last major buildings to be constructed by the state before the oil crash plunged Alaska into a deep deficit....

 By Dan Rudy    News    June 2, 2016

SEC releases new five-year plan

An economic plan surveying the coming five years was adopted this week by Southeast Conference. The Southeast Alaska 2020 Economic Plan released on Tuesday looks at various economic and demographic trends in the region and lays out targets for...


Dead whale found on bow of cruise ship entering Alaska port

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A veterinary pathologist worked Monday to determine what killed a juvenile fin whale discovered on the bow of a cruise ship entering an Alaska port. The cause of death was not immediately apparent for the endangered whale...


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