Articles from the June 27, 2013 edition

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 By Greg Knight    News    June 27, 2013

Assembly accepts Rooney resignation letter

The Borough Assembly officially accepted the resignation of Borough Manager Tim Rooney during their June 25 regular meeting and cleared the path for Borough Clerk Kim Flores to advertise the position... Full story

 By Greg Knight    News    June 27, 2013

Crash claims life of Port Protection teen

A seventeen year-old girl was fatally injured when an ATV crashed on Thursday afternoon at Lab Bay, near Port Protection just before 5 p.m. An Alaska State Trooper dispatch released on Friday states... Full story

 By Greg Knight    News    June 27, 2013

Ely found guilty, faces up to 99 years in state prison

A Wrangell jury found a former resident of the Borough guilty last week of three felonies involving sexual assaults against his then 8-year-old victim in 2012. Doug Ely, 33, was found to have... Full story


The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. July 10, 1913: The Fourth of July was celebrated in Wrangell in the good old-fashioned way. At the hour of midnight, fire-crackers, torpedoes and in fact any contrivance that could be made to make a...


Police reports

June 17 -Report of possible theft. -Caterer's Permit granted. -Parking Complaint - Vehicle blocking driveway. -Criminal Mischief reported. -Found gun. -Disturbance reported. June 18 -Possible theft reported. June 19 -Person reported windows broken...


Trooper report

June 12 Alaska Wildlife Troopers located and contacted Thomas Wickman of Wrangell after an investigation revealed Wickman stored commercial Dungeness crab pot gear in unlawful storage condition. A mandatory court arraignment is scheduled in the...


Paving continues

Work crews fill a roadway with cement as a project to pave the Marine Service Center continued last week. The work is being done to accommodate a 300-ton marine hoist the City and Borough of Wrangell...


Three new events added to Fourth of July schedule

The festivities scheduled during the 2013 Fourth of July celebration will feature three new events – with all of them being food-related. First up, on Sunday, June 30, a pie-eating contest will be one of the attractions of the Welcome Home Picnic, w... Full story


Obituary: Thorne W. Ferguson, Sr.

Former Wrangell resident, Thorne W. Ferguson, Sr. passed away January 6, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nev. with his family by his side. A lifelong Alaskan he was born June 19, 1936 in Wrangell, Alaska the young... Full story

 By Greg Knight    News    June 27, 2013

Sanger report stresses tech, credentialing for WMC

Wrangell Medical Center interim CEO Marla Sanger was ebullient about new technology being instituted at the hospital in her most recent report to the WMC Board of Directors at their June 19 meeting...

 By Greg Knight    News    June 27, 2013

Rooney braved tornado after interview trip

Borough Manager Tim Rooney is no stranger to Oklahoma – he is, in fact returning there in August to take over the City Manager position in Mustang, a suburb of Oklahoma City. While most W...

 By Greg Knight    News    June 27, 2013

Shepler moves from AICS to Mat-Su Foundation

A former social services administrator for Alaska Island Community Services has found a new home in the Mat-Su Valley helping manage grant programs for the Mat-Su Health Foundation. Desiré Shepler,...

 By Greg Knight    News    June 27, 2013

Sweat named as new GM at KSTK

KSTK FM has a new general manager – and she is someone we have all loved on the air and behind the scenes at Wrangell’s community-supported radio station. In a news release on KSTK’s website, stati...


Charter vessel fined for whale encounter

JUNEAU (AP) – The owner and operator of an Alaska charter vessel has been fined for getting too close to whales. Administrative law judge Susan Biro last week fined Geoffrey Wilson and Alaska Yacht Charters $5,000 in connection with the 2010 i...

 By Greg Knight    News    June 27, 2013

Fresh oil makes for less usage during diesel run

The most recent diesel run for the City and Borough of Wrangell, which lasted from May 28 through June 4, saw a decrease in lubricant oil usage and a total fuel expenditure of just more than $165,000. This year’s run saw 41,245 gallons of fuel c...


Summertime music

On the night of June 22, the Fourth of July Queen candidates held a summer solstice party that featured the music of two generations of the Allen family. From left: Theresa and Penny Allen, along...

 By Greg Knight    News    June 27, 2013

Senate to consider renaming McKinley to Denali

In a victory for the Native cultures of Interior Alaska, a U.S. Senate committee voted last week to rename the tallest peak in North America, Mount McKinley, to its original Koyukon-Athabaskan name...


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