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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 23, 2018

Shoemaker Bay Harbor prepares for refurbishing

Shoemaker Bay Harbor was built in 1977 with a life expectancy of 25 to 30 years, according to Wrangell Harbor Master Gregg Meissner. Now, at 41-years-old, the harbor is finally getting rebuilt. Meissn...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 23, 2018

Legal representation discussed in school board meeting

Legal representation for the Wrangell school district was discussed in Monday night’s school board meeting. With the new school year beginning August 23, the board had several policy items to discuss. Among them was the potential hiring the law...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 23, 2018

Firefighting efforts in Telegraph Creek, British Columbia ongoing

The wildfire near Telegraph Creek, British Columbia is still burning. According to Amy Riebe with the British Columbia Wildfire Service, firefighters have contained about 11 percent of the blaze, but work is still ongoing. Telegraph Creek is a small...

 

The Way We Were In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago.

August 22, 1918 The dance given last Thursday night at the Wrangell Hotel for the young men who were going to enlist was a very pleasant affair. The spacious sample room had been converted into a ball room for the evening and had been tastefully...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 23, 2018

Staying healthy for the new school year

With another school year kicking off, a common concern for parents, teachers, and school staff is keeping children healthy. Being in a classroom environment, there are always concerns that one kid...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 23, 2018

Structure fire reported on Zarembo Island

A fire was reported at about 6 a.m. Tuesday morning on Zarembo Island. The fire, according to a Facebook post by the U.S. Forest Service, is a tenth of an acre in size, and has consumed several structures at the Evergreen Timber logging camp. No...

 

Police report

August 13, 2018 Citizen assist: Vehicle unlock. Suspicious phone call: Person came in to talk with officer. Agency assist: EMT. August 14, 2018 Subpoena service. Parking complaint: Illegal parking. Agency assist: Drug info. Citation issued: Lynsie Po...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 23, 2018

Another school year starts

As summer draws to a close, Wrangell's schools prpare for another year of education. Families across the island are also preparing for the year by purchasing school supplies, getting new clothes, and...

 

Obituary: Rainie Dae, 32 & Stacey Ann Doak, 8

Rainie Day Doak, 32, and Stacey Ann Doak, 8, passed away on June 11, 2018. Rainie was born in Wrangell on May 19, 1986 to Jinx Clark and Brad Byrd. She lived in Wrangell most of her life. She married... Full story

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 23, 2018

Block party raises funds for Wrangell Warriors

Last Saturday afternoon the downtown pavilion was filled with people coming out to support Wrangell's boys AAU basketball team, the Wrangell Warriors. The block party offered hamburger and hot dog...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 23, 2018

High school swim team holds first meeting, Aug. 24 deadline to sign up

Lead by Jaime Roberts, members of the new Wrangell High School swim team and their families held their first meeting recently. This is the first time that the high school has ever had a swim team, to Roberts’ knowledge, and she said that this year...

 

Alaska Fish Factor: Alaska pollock is the top fish catch in the world for four years running

As Bill Governor Walker prepares to sign a bill this week enacting the Alaska Mariculture Development Plan, 16 new applicants hope to soon begin growing shellfish and seaweed businesses in just over 417 acres of tideland areas in Alaska. The new...

 

Golf roundup

Smitty’s Carpet Service and Robert’s Construction sponsored golf tournaments on August 18 and 19. There were 10 participants in Saturday’s tournament. First place went to a team composed of Faye Kohrt, Chris Ellis, and Grover Mathis with a net...

 

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