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Articles from the September 6, 2018 edition

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Borough Assembly holds workshop with federal lobbyist

Sebastian O’Kelly, a federal lobbyist, is a consultant with Robertson, Monagle & Eastaugh. As a federal lobbyist he represents several communities across Southeast Alaska, working to ensure issues pertaining to the area reach the ears of the right...

 

Coho derby comes to a close

With Labor Day come and gone, Wrangell's coho salmon derby has come to a close. According to Alicia Holder, with the chamber of commerce, 106 coho were weighed in over the four weekends of the derby....

 

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

September 5, 1918 Tom Fugita, well known in Southeastern Alaska as a successful restaurant man, has recently returned from a trip to Japan and taken over the Wrangell Restaurant. Tom has an enviable reputation as a chef, and it is not a bad thing for...

 

Bible Baptist Church offers "Eagle's Nest" program

Bible Baptist Church in Wrangell has recently begun offering an after-school program for elementary-age kids. Tim and Missy Helton are members of the church, and currently run "The Eagle's Nest."...

 

Byford Junkyard soil relocation 1/3 complete

Ongoing efforts to remove contaminated soil from the site of the Byford junkyard are about a third of the way complete, according to Sally Schlichting with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. The soil is being packed into large bags...

 

Police report

August 27, 2018 Citizen assist: Child refusing to go to school. Traffic: Person called in possible traffic violation. Agency assist-USFS: Verbal warning for commercial sale of firewood. Lost/stolen wallet reported. DVO served. August 28, 2018...

 

BRAVE to show "Paper Tigers" at high school

Kay Larson said that the purpose of her organization is not to "combat" issues in Wrangell. Rather, she said, they want to educate and advocate. BRAVE, or Building Respect and Valuing Everyone, wants...

 

Alaska Sprouts to kick off teen night this September

"Alaska Sprouts – Seeds of Change" is a new group in the city of Wrangell, recently funded through grant money received by the Wrangell Cooperative Association. Their goal, according to the...

 

Grand Exalted Ruler Luhr visits Elks lodge

Petersburg native Michael Luhr has been a part of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks since 1977, when he was initiated into Petersburg Lodge No. 1615. He said that he has lived in Petersburg...

 

Crawfish Inlet catch sets single day statewide record

The purse seine fleet set a single day chum salmon catch record for the entire state with a haul of over 980,000 chum salmon taken at Crawfish Inlet south of Sitka on Thursday, Aug. 30 according to Northern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

Cell phones are being used by fishermen to bounty hunt for lost fishing gear for pay. California fishermen created the retrieval project last year along with the Nature Conservancy to get ropes, buoys, pots and anchors out of the water after the...

 

Library prepares for fall story time

The Irene Ingle Library has a lot to offer people in Wrangell. Books, movies, computers, meeting rooms, and from October to December, it also offers story time for preschoolers. Story time runs in...

 

Swim team makes several personal bests in first meet

The Wrangell High School Swim Team went to Petersburg on Aug. 31 for their first meet of the season. According to Coach Jamie Roberts, the team competed against over a hundred other swimmers from six...

 

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