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Articles from the August 27, 2020 edition

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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 27, 2020

Schools to open with in-person classes

After deliberation by school administration, the Wrangell School District will be opening the new year with in-person classes. In an announcement by Superintendent Debbe Lancaster, on Aug. 24, all...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 27, 2020

New COVID case, 17 total

The City and Borough of Wrangell announced another confirmed case of COVID-19 this afternoon, Aug. 28. Like the previous case, the newest case is asymptomatic and was identified through an employee testing program. The patient is in isolation. This... Full story

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 27, 2020

Another COVID case identified in employee testing program

The City and Borough of Wrangell announced a new case of COVID-19 was identified today, Aug. 31. This case, like the previous case identified on Aug. 28, was found via an employee testing program. The patient is asymptomatic and is in isolation.... Full story

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 27, 2020

Assembly reviews 2019 audit, rescinds CARES Act funding for school district, declares economic disaster

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met Tuesday evening, Aug. 25. During this meeting, they reviewed an FY 2019 audit of the borough. This item was postponed from their meeting on Aug. 11, to wait for a rep...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 27, 2020

Confusion on hiring of new pastor

In the Aug. 13 edition of the Wrangell Sentinel, the newspaper reported on a story involving Hope Community Church of God, and the potential hiring of William Vorrasi as a new pastor. The church...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 27, 2020

School board discusses Juneau shopping trip in special meeting

The Wrangell School Board held a special meeting Monday, Aug. 24, to discuss recent travel and purchases made by the superintendent and school staff. Last week, Superintendent Debbe Lancaster and...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 27, 2020

Alaskans for Better Elections campaigning for new election rules

Shea Siegert, campaign manager for Alaskans for Better Elections, recently spoke to the Wrangell Sentinel about their organization. With limited opportunities for in-person events due to the COVID-19...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 27, 2020

Coho derby kicks off tomorrow, halibut derby on Labor Day weekend

Wrangell's annual coho and halibut derbies are just around the corner. The coho salmon derby begins tomorrow, Aug. 28, and will run until Sept. 7. The halibut derby, meanwhile, will take place from...

 

New crispy snack uses Bristol Bay sockeye salmon skins

Snacks that are good for people and the planet now come in the form of crispy chips that are made from Bristol Bay sockeye salmon skins. The new, flash fried snack was spawned by a Los Angeles-based company called  Goodfish, which aims to “propel...

 

Welcome back at EES

Staff at Evergreen Elementary School held a "welcome back" event to greet students for the upcoming school year. Maintaining social distance, due to COVID-19, families were invited to drive by the...

 

The Way We Were

August 26, 1920 Last week the Sentinel sold over 100 extra copies to local people who sent them away to their friends in the States. The landing of the airplanes in Alaska was a history making event, and we commend our friends for being eager to...

 

Police report

August 17 Agency Assist: Department of Transportation. Agency Assist: Fire Department. Disturbance. August 18 Agency Assist: US Forest Service. Agency Assist: Office of Child Services. Suspicious Circumstance. Welfare Check. August 19 Burglar Alarm....

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: As the marine highway workgroup strides into August, I want to provide an update on what we have been doing, and where we are heading. Our meetings have been streamed live on Facebook,...

 

Rainbow over Wrangell

After quite a bit of rainy weather, a large rainbow could be seen over Wrangell on the morning of Aug. 20. Pictured is the rainbow arching over Reid Street....

 

Wrangell says so long to Geralds

Community members gathered together last Saturday afternoon at Shoemaker Park, Aug. 24, for a send off party for the Gerald family. The Geralds have been regular sights in town and at Harbor Light...

 

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