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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 16, 2018

WCA shares grant money with community

The Wrangell Cooperative Association recently received a $50,000 grant from SEARHC. According to WCA Tribal Administrator Esther Ashton, several other communities with First Nations entities also...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 16, 2018

Wonderfulness Parade prepares to march through Wrangell

"I've always liked parades because you can dress up as crazy as you want," said Anny Newport, organizer of the upcoming Wonderfulness Parade. Newport has brought her love of costumes and parades...

 

The Way We Were

August 15, 1918 To the Mayor, Wrangell. Government will hold a national rifle match at Camp Perry, Ohio, September 16 to 21. Alaska may send a civilian team of 16 members, ages 16 to 45. Team must report to Camp Perry September 1, government to pay...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 16, 2018

Telegraph Creek fire not contained yet

The ongoing wildfire near Telegraph Creek, a small town on the Stikine River, has not yet been contained. According to Jody Lucius with the British Columbia Wildfire Service, the fire is a very...

 

Court report

August 12: Doreen M. Feller was found guilty of criminal mischief, causing damage under $250. On August 12, 2018, Feller broke the window of the victim’s travel trailer. She has been sentenced to 10 days in jail. Seven of these days have been...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 16, 2018

Wrangell officer takes job in Hoonah as chief of police

Rick Groshong has been a part of the Wrangell Police Department for 22 years, according to his resume, having joined the force in 1996. As senior patrol officer, Groshong has been responsible for...

 

Police report

August 6, 2018 Concerned citizen: Young kids too close to road. Bear sighting. Deer complaint. August 7, 2018 Suspicious vehicle: Officer responded. Citizen assist: Unlock vehicle. Parking complaint: Vehicle left on another person’s property....

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 16, 2018

Offshore Drilling dentistry coming to Wrangell

Starting last summer Dr. Victor Stime, with over 30 years of experience, began a new venture, bringing mobile dentist services to towns across Southeast Alaska on his boat "Offshore Drilling."...

 

Obituary: Robert (Bob) Kurtti, 87

Robert (Bob) Kurtti, 87, passed away on August 12, 2018 in Lakeside, Oregon. He was born on August 29, 1930 in Leeds, South Dakota to Robert Wilho and Rose Kurtti, as the oldest of three children....

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 16, 2018

Wrangell Cooperative Association tests 10-mile pipe, plankton, shellfish

10-mile pipe is an important fixture for many in Wrangell. Located along Zimovia Highway, just before the 10-mile marker, a metal pipe continuously allows groundwater to flow to the surface. As the...

 

Rally For Cancer Care golf tournament results

Last weekend was the annual Rally For Cancer Care golf tournament, organized by the Wrangell Medical Center Foundation. The tournament on Saturday was less of a serious competition and more for fun...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

Tiny cod fish are reappearing around Kodiak. Researchers aim to find out if it is a blip, or a sign that the stock is recovering after warming waters caused the stocks to crash. Alaska’s seafood industry was shocked last fall when the annual...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 16, 2018

Wrangell school board meets to accept resignation

The Wrangell School Board met last Friday for a short meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to accept the resignation of school board president Georgianna Buhler. Buhler has been on the school board for almost 10 years, she said, from 2002 to...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 16, 2018

Ocean Beauty Seafoods closes Petersburg facility

PETERSBURG – Ocean Beauty Seafoods has announced that they’ll be closing their facility in Petersburg to focus on their Excursion Inlet facility. "They have been removing equipment out of the building for a few years, the can lines, the ice machi...

 

Court: Some sex offenders don't need to register in Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska Supreme Court has ruled that some sex offenders convicted outside the state are not required to register in Alaska. The court ruled Friday that a strict reading of the 1994 Alaska Sex Offender Registration Act...

 

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