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Articles from the August 9, 2012 edition

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 By Greg Knight    News    August 9, 2012

Gillen seeks dismissal of Salard suit

The defendant in a slander lawsuit in Wrangell’s First District Court has replied to an amended complaint from the attorney of Dr. Greg Salard – and asked the court to dismiss the case. Lisa Gillen, a long-time Wrangell resident whom Salard is su... Full story

 
 By Greg Knight    News    August 9, 2012

Roadwork continues despite rain

Inching ever closer to completion, the Wrangell Roads Improvement project team members held their most recent status meeting on Thursday, Aug. 2 at City Hall. According to project manager Mike... Full story

 

Meet the Candidates, WMC Board

Billie Younce - 2013 What is your previous experience on boards or other relevant experience that would qualify you as a member of the Wrangell Medical Board of Directors? From 2004 through 2006 I... Full story

 
 By Greg Knight    News    August 9, 2012

New ‘Nessie’ makes debut at pool

Much to the delight of Wrangell’s children, the inflatable “Nessie” returned to the community pool last weekend. The new Nessie was purchased with funds raised by young men and women in the...

 

The Way We Were

August 15, 1912: A Southeastern Alaska nugget in the shape of a business opportunity faithfully worked was picked up by W.H. Bailey and partner who cleaned up $1,400.00 this season baking for the trollers in the vicinity of Forester Island. While the...

 
 By Greg Knight    News    August 9, 2012

Roppel retains chairmanship of AHFC board

A Wrangell resident is still sitting atop the board of directors of Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, thanks to his re-election to the post late last month. The AHFC board re-elected Frank Roppel...

 

Police reports

Monday, July 30 -Officer spoke with person about selling someone else’s belongings. -Caller reported someone screaming, officer responded and spoke with parent. -Person called and spoke with officer in regards that they wanted to contact an...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Obama and the Democrats are happy that Obamacare was found constitutional including the mandate that every American purchase health care insurance. If someone here in Wrangell does not buy health care insurance a tax will be imposed...

 

Let me Explain

Make no mistake, the Coastal Zone Planning Initiative that will appear on this August’s Primary Ballot, as Proposition 2 is very different from the Bill that passed the House 40-0 in the 2011 session of the Legislature. Proposition 2 will do...

 

Birth: Simpson twins

Makena Grace and Caleb Aaron were born Jan. 24, 2012 in Philomath, Ore., to Marc and Brandy Simpson. Makena weighed 6 lb 6 oz and was 19 1/2 inches long and Caleb weighed 6 lb 10 oz and was 19 1/2...

 

Totem tournament held at Muskeg Meadows

Wrangell Golf Club hosted the Totem Bar’s 18-Hole 4-Person best-ball scramble tournament last weekend, Aug. 4-5 at Muskeg Meadows golf course. The tournament featured 15 participants on Saturday,...

 

Arts festival returns to Coffman Cove

If you are a lover of arts, music and seafood, Coffman Cove might be the place for you this weekend, Aug. 11-12. The 2nd Annual “By The Sea” Arts and Seafood Festival will feature artists and craftspeople from Wrangell, Petersburg, Ketchikan and...

 

Fish Factor

Kodiak fishermen are a happy lot, but they are also anxious about the future of their industry.   Those are some of the early findings of an ongoing survey that focuses on the social and cultural perceptions of the fishing life in Kodiak and how th...

 

‘Sundowner’ returns after three decades

Whoever wrote the sage advice, “You can never go home,” never met Ty Knudson and his sailboat, the Sundowner. Knudson, who registered the 43-foot boat in Wrangell in 1978, was a Wrangell resident...

 
 By Greg Knight    News    August 9, 2012

Former WMC board receives extension

Attorneys for the Borough and former members of the Wrangell Medical Center board were busy last week, with filings coming from both sides of the bar in a lawsuit that seeks the return of former administrator Noel Rea’s six-figure severance...

 

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