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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 22, 2019

National Guard recruiter visits Wrangell

Sgt. Mario Morales visited Wrangell last week. As a recruiter for the Army National Guard, he said that he and his office partner are responsible for a wide range of Southeast Alaska, from Prince of...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 22, 2019

Communication and caring for technology emphasized in school orientation

With the new school year less than a week away, parents and students were invited to the Wrangell High School commons for a short orientation. Largely led by secondary school principal David Macri,...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 22, 2019

New hires and resignations covered in school board meeting

Several new hires and resignations in the school district were a big topic of discussion in the Wrangell School Board's last meeting on Monday, Aug. 19. One such hire was Tawney Crowley, who will...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 22, 2019

New hospital construction on track

Construction of Wrangell's new hospital is on track, according to Hospital Administrator Leatha Merculieff. Construction began back in April, as land next to the AICS Clinic was cleared of trees and...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 22, 2019

Mariners' Memorial fish fry this Friday

The Wrangell Mariners' Memorial Board will be hosting a fish fry at the future memorial site, by Heritage Harbor, this Friday at 5 p.m. The fish fry is one of the memorial's bigger fundraisers,...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 22, 2019

New playground games fully funded in 24 hours

Thanks to the generosity of several Wrangell residents, and support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a fundraiser for new games for the Evergreen Elementary School playground was fully fund...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 22, 2019

Tires burn in Public Works fire

PETERSBURG ­– A call was placed to the Petersburg Fire Department at 7:40 P.M. Monday night after residents reported seeing dark, black smoke coming from the Public Works Department lot on 2nd St....

 

Coming in for a landing

Alaska Airlines' evening flight coming in for a landing around 4 p.m. last Friday, Aug. 16. Wrangell, in general, receives two flights from Alaska Airlines on a daily basis. Wrangell's airport is...

 

The Way We Were

August 21, 1919 Major Jack Hamilton, “soldier of fortune” and veteran of the late war, who has been travelling through Alaska for the past ten weeks on a lecture tour, arrived here from Petersburg last evening accompanied by Madame Hamilton. He...

 

Police report

August 12, 2019 Traffic stop: Verbal warning for parking on bike path. Citation issued: Madeleine Hesler, 25. Parking in excess. Theft: Unfounded. Traffic stop: Verbal warning for speed. Agency assist: Fire department. Citizen report of DUI. August...

 
 By Dan Ortiz    Opinion    August 22, 2019

Dan's Dispatch

On Monday, August 19th, Governor Dunleavy released his full list of Special Session budget vetoes. The Alaska Legislature passed two special session budget bills in July with the primary intention of restoring the Governor’s original vetoes and pro...

 

Death Notice

Stephani Ann Ruks, 77, passed away on August 16, 2019. A celebration of life will be held in Wrangell in October. An obituary will follow.... Full story

 

Back to school skating party

Wrangell Bible Baptist Church held its annual Back to School Skating Party at Hope Community Church of God's roller rink. Parents and kids from all over town came together to skate, have lunch, and...

 

Boot camp to jump start and nurture businesses in communities throughout Bristol Bay, Alaska

 Investment  that comes from within, not from without, is the motivation behind a boot camp that will jump start and nurture businesses in communities throughout Bristol Bay. Through September 15 locals with good ideas, start-ups or existing...

 

TFCU cookout

The Tongass Federal Credit Union held a customer appreciation cookout last Friday, Aug. 16. Everyone in the community was invited to stop by for a free meal of hot dogs, chips, drinks, and cookies....

 

Golf roundup

Smitty’s Carpet and Doug’s Construction sponsored last weekend’s tournaments at Muskeg Meadows Golf Course. On Saturday, Aug. 17, there were 15 participants. First place went to a team consisting of Jerry Bakeburg, Morton Pihl, and Brett...

 

Correction

In the August 15 court report, we incorrectly reported that Donavan Bean was found guilty of theft, burglary, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He was only found guilty of burglary. The charge of theft was dismissed, and the charge of...

 

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