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Articles from the July 7, 2016 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    July 7, 2016

Longtime Wrangellite becomes US citizen

A local resident got to celebrate her first Independence Day as a United States citizen this week, after gaining citizenship on June 24. Originally hailing from the Philippines, Josie Olsen first... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    July 7, 2016

Senator and House candidate meet with local voters over 4th of July

Wrangell's annual Independence Day celebration draws hundreds of visitors, from former residents and current ones' relatives to returning tourists. Among the weekend's visitors were Sen. Bert Stedman... Full story

 

The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 75, 50 and 25 years ago. July 11, 1941: Wrangell awakened this morning to the sound of cannery whistles, the first heard since last year. With the season opening at Anan Creek yesterday, cannery boats returned to Wrangell during the...

 
 By Jess Field    News    July 7, 2016

Candlelight vigil held for car crash victims

PETERSBURG – Hundreds of Petersburg residents turned out to take part in a candlelight vigil for the victims in a one-­vehicle crash July 4 morning. The vigil began downtown and made its way to the ballfields, where paper lanterns were released,...

 

Police reports

Monday, June 27 Found Property. Control Burn – Caller stating they would be burning. FD notified. Alarm – 911 Caller reported a car alarm going off. Officer responded. Tuesday, June 28 Suspicious Circumstance. Lost Dog. Agency Assist – Report...

 

Death Notice

Matthew Leon Thompson, 50, passed away June 24, 2016 after a long struggle with cancer. A celebration of his life will take place in Wrangell at a later date....

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    July 7, 2016

Fish Factor

The United Kingdom’s recent exit from the European Union – dubbed Brexit - has turned seafood trading on its head. For 43 years the UK has been a major part of the 28 country EU, and what the pull out means for longstanding business arrangements...

 
 By Dan Rudy    About Town    July 7, 2016

4th of July Independence Day

Carter Howell shows off his catch during the Tiny Tots Scrap Fish Derby on Saturday. Dozens of kids angled for whatever they could catch, and were rewarded with toys and games donated by a variety of...

 
 By Dan Rudy    About Town    July 7, 2016

Garnet Grit Betties' mashup bout

"Romane Event" goes shoulder to shoulder with a competitor during the Garnet Grit Betties' mashup bout at Evergreen Elementary School's basketball court on Saturday. The friendly match featured... Full story

 

4th of July Independence Day

Seen from across the water from the Nolan Center lawn, fireworks illuminate the sky above City Dock during the culmination of Wrangell's four-day Independence Day weekend on Monday...

 

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