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Articles from the September 8, 2016 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    September 8, 2016

Senior apartments go smoke-free, following trend

Last month Wrangell's Senior Apartments formally went smoke-free, asking its residents to instead head outdoors if they feel the need to have a cigarette. "It was mostly for the health and well-being... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    September 8, 2016

Wrangell girls take 2nd in cross-country meet

Wrangell High School's cross-country teams put their best feet forward over the weekend, with the girls together taking second place among 1-3A teams. "It went great," commented the team's coach,... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    September 8, 2016

Moose hunting season set to start, numbers good

The month long moose hunting season is ready to begin next week, opening on September 15 and lasting until October 15. For the Wrangell, Petersburg and Kake game unit, last year’s moose season turned out being the third best on record according to... Full story

 

The Way We Were

September 30, 1916: Headlines on a front-page editorial by the new publisher, J.W. Pritchett: “Wrangell Ideal Location for a Large Paper Mill.” “Tongass National Forest Could Supply Enough Pulp To Keep Several Big Mills In Operation For Many...

 

Police reports

Monday, August 29 Nothing to report Tuesday, August 30 Agency assist Noise complaint Trespass warning given Domestic argument – officer responded Wednesday, August 31 Agency assist: gas leak Thursday, September 1 Agency assist: ambulance Report of...

 

Obituary, Richard Arlen Klinke, 75

Richard Arlen Klinke, 75, passed away August 15, 2016. He was born February 5, 1941 to Allen (Bud) and Agda Klinke in Bagley, Minnesota. He was the third of nine children. He joined the Air Force... Full story

 

Obituary, Bruce Robert Walker, 66

Bruce Walker, 66, passed away in Seattle, Washington, August 2, 2016, surrounded by family members, after a recent brief illness. Bruce, a lifelong Alaskan resident, was born in Fairbanks to Frank and Lillian (Sjoquist) Walker of Circle, Alaska.... Full story

 

Muskeg Meadows news

The Club Championship, 18-Holes Tournament was held September 4 with 15 participants. Club champion was Randy Littleton with a handicap of 15. Ken Davidson Sr. won the Alaska Airlines ticket raffle. The Breakaway Adventures 9-Hole Best Ball was held...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    September 8, 2016

Ballot still short two names, absentee voting to start soon

The ballot for next month’s municipal election is still two names short, with vacancies on the Borough Assembly and Port Commission left without candidates. A few other positions will go uncontested, with Assembly member Julie Decker running for re...

 

Fish Factor

Bering Sea crabbers were stunned last week when the outlooks for the upcoming fall and winter fisheries were revealed. Results of the annual summer surveys by state and federal scientists showed that numbers of mature male and females dropped...

 

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