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Articles from the June 18, 2015 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    June 18, 2015

Schools followup on safety recommendations

Following recommendations made to the Wrangell Public School Board in April, the school district administration is pursuing a review of its current crisis response plans. Superintendent Patrick Mayer, administrative assistant Kim Powell, and maintena... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    June 18, 2015

P&Z discusses First Street drainage, containers

Rescheduled from June 11, Wrangell’s Planning and Zoning Commission met Friday to address a lengthy agenda. Commissioners voted to approve a conditional use permit application for hotel and... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    June 18, 2015

Supplementary lunch program given go-ahead

Next year’s lunch program was the hottest item on the menu for Wrangell School Board’s final meeting before the summer on Monday. Previously at its May meeting the board voted to withdraw from its contract with NANA Management Services, which... Full story


The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. June 10, 1915: One of the biggest deals that has ever been turned in Wrangell came to a close last Tuesday evening when a company of Seattle capitalists, represented by J.G. Galvin and Sam Silverman,...


Legislators pass $5 billion budget in special session

ANCHORAGE (AP) – After months of negotiations, the Alaska Legislature on June 11 approved a $5 billion budget that reduces spending while tapping the state’s reserves to help with multibillion-dollar deficits brought on by low oil prices. The pla...


Police reports

Monday, June 8 Vehicle left on side of the road. Officer made contact with R/O. Parking Complaint. Traffic Hazard. Agency Assist/Public Works: Public Works was notified about blinking red light going off at Shoemaker pump station. Tuesday, June 9...


Obituary, Bob Prunella

Bob Prunella Wrangell's own "master of ceremonies and auctioneer extraordinaire" has taken his final bow. After a brief, brave, intense bout with metastasized pancreatic cancer, Bob died May 26th 2015... Full story


Obituary, Jace Benjamin Appleman

Jace Benjamin Appleman, born January 2, 2015, treasured son of Cole Appleman and Rachel Lucas was suddenly and unexpectedly taken from us on May 31, 2015. Jace is survived by his brother Jared and... Full story


Golf Results

Stikine Sportsmens Assoc. Golf Tournament Results June 12 and 13 NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 61 June 12: 1st place: Steve Kimble, Chet Thompson, Steve Bolehrt, Tor Jorgensen. Net score 14, team handicap 18. 2nd place: Jeff Corson, John Pool, John...

 By Dan Rudy    News    June 18, 2015

Wrangell AAU makes it to semi-finals at state tournament

In only their second year with the program, the girls of Wrangell’s Athletic Amateur Union team gave a fine showing at the Alaska Basketball Academy Girls Team Camp at Palmer’s Colony High School last week. “We made it to semifinals,” said...

 By Dan Rudy    News    June 18, 2015

SEAPA wraps up one year, looks ahead to next

Despite dimming income over the past fiscal year, board members for Southeast Alaska Power Agency were informed the future is still a bright one. At its June 18 meeting in Ketchikan, CEO Trey Acteson reported SEAPA remains financially strong and...


Fish Factor

A one handed clap best describes the reaction to the 43,000 signature drop off by anti-salmon setnet advocates at the Division of Elections last week. It means enough signatures were gathered to include the question on the 2016 primary election...

 By Dan Rudy    News    June 18, 2015

Parks Department prepares for summer

At its last meeting for the summer, Wrangell’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board approved a new fee assistance schedule for using public facilities. Parks and Recreation Department director Kate Thomas explained the new assistance schedule would...


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