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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 6, 2019

"Diamond Club" honored at Nolan Center celebration

With old-time music playing in the background, and friends and family all talking and laughing together, Pastor Kem Haggard of Harbor Light Assembly of God welcomed everybody to the Diamond Club...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 6, 2019

City agrees to $1.3 million contribution to the school district

There was a long and, at times, tense meeting over a single issue at city hall last Friday, May 31. The Wrangell Borough Assembly had called a special meeting to make a last-minute decision on how...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 6, 2019

Bear killed after encounter with campers east of Wrangell

A brown bear has been killed by Wildlife Troopers and Forest Service personnel after a run-in with a group of Alaska Crossings campers just north of Berg Bay, across the narrows on the mainland near...

 

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

June 5, 2019 Memorial Day was fittingly observed in Wrangell last Friday. At one o’clock in the afternoon an excellent program was rendered in the Redmen’s hall, which was crowded beyond its seating capacity. F. H. Gray presided. At the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 6, 2019

Groundbreaking held for new medical center

A groundbreaking ceremony was held next to the AICS clinic on Wood Street last Thursday, May 30, signifying the official beginning of construction of Wrangell's new hospital. Wrangell has been...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 6, 2019

Cooperative Association gives public update on department projects

The Wrangell Cooperative Association held a "meeting of the association" last Wednesday, May 29. The cooperative association is Wrangell's governing body for tribal citizens. The meeting held a dual purpose: To introduce the public to the new tribal...

 

Court report

May 16 - Dylan Franks pleaded guilty to charges of violating conditions of release, while charges of unlawful contact and resisting arrest were dismissed. Judge Kevin Miller sentenced him to four days of imprisonment and a $150 fine. Corey Wayne...

 

Police report

May 27, 2019 Lost property. Agency assist: Alaska state trooper. Medical alarm. Disturbance. Lost property. Domestic dispute. Criminal mischief. Civil matter. Found property. May 28, 2019 Seven subpoena services. Lost property. Illegal parking. Condi...

 
 By Dan Ortiz    Opinion    June 6, 2019

Dan's Dispatch

Earlier this month, the House passed House Bill 49, which is a collaborative bill between the House, the Senate, and the Governor’s administration to improve public safety. After the Conference Committee process last week, the Senate passed the b...

 

Wedding announcement

Mercedes Angerman and Donald "Jay" Neal were married in a short ceremony on Saturday May 11, 2019.  Aminda Skan, daughter of the bride, served as the maid of honor. Craig Wilson of Wasilla was the...

 

Obituary: Lisa Marie Merritt (Pearson), 55

Lisa Marie Merritt (Pearson), 55, died in Gilbert, Arizona on December 6, 2018. She was born May 1, 1963, in Sturgis, South Dakota, and in 1967, came to Wrangell with her parents Ron and Marlene... Full story

 

Obituary: Meredith Sykes, 79

Meredith Sykes, 79, passed away on May 12, 2019 in Washington State. She was a small-town girl from Fargo, North Dakota, who traveled the world, with adventures in Asia, Europe, and Africa. She braved the wilds (and not-so-wilds) of Alaska for 32 yea... Full story

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    Sports    June 6, 2019

Wolverines one game ahead of Cubs

The Wolverines have stayed one game ahead in their lead against the Cubs, the other major league team in Wrangell's little league. The teams met on Wednesday, May 29. It was a very high scoring game,...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    Sports    June 6, 2019

Sharks make their first win of the season

The Sharks, one of the three minor league teams in Wrangell's little league, finally won their first game of the season last week. The Sharks played two games last week, against the Bears and the Rays...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 6, 2019

Community asked to conserve as city goes back on water watch

rangell went on a water watch for a few weeks back in March. Due to a forecast of insufficient rainfall, and ongoing drought conditions across Southeast Alaska, a water watch has been declared once...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 6, 2019

"Kidz Blitz" kicking off this Monday

Wrangell Bible Baptist Church will be hosting their first annual "Kidz Blitz" this coming week, from June 10 to 14. The event is being organized by Tim and Missy Helton, the two Wrangellites behind...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 6, 2019

Public invited to ANA workshop on healthcare, housing, and economic development

The Wrangell Cooperative Association and the Administration for Native Americans will hold a workshop for the community to discuss ways to improve healthcare, housing, and economic development in...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    June 6, 2019

Alaska Fish Factor

Shrimp shines in the Panhandle - Southeast Alaska is the state’s biggest producer of America’s #1 seafood favorite: shrimp. And much of it is enjoyed right where it’s landed. Four varieties of shrimp are taken at various times throughout the...

 

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