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Articles from the September 13, 2018 edition

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Forest Service holds meeting on Central Tongass Project

The Nolan Center was littered with maps of the Tongass National Forest Sept. 5. Members of the Wrangell and Petersburg Ranger districts came by to hold a public meeting on the Central Tongass Project,...

 

Totem Pole on parade

Members of the Wrangell Cooperative Association moved a totem pole from Shakes Island to the cultural center on Front Street Thursday evening. According to Tribal Administrator Esther Ashton, the...

 

Darian Gerald shares story for suicide prevention day

Wrangell High School held an assembly last Monday afternoon for a special guest. September 10 is "Suicide Prevention Day," and the entire month of September is dedicated to suicide prevention. Darian...

 

The Way We Were

September 12, 1918 School opened Monday with a total enrollment of 73 pupils. Only two of the teachers engaged for the year were on hand to begin work, Miss Armstrong being ill with quinsy, and Miss Allender having missed boat connections. Miss...

 

Candidate roundup for local election

The city and borough of Wrangell will be holding an election on Oct 2. There are several positions needing to be filled, and there are many people seeking to fill them with 13 people running for office. The Wrangell Sentinel has created a roundup of...

 

Police report

September 3, 2018 Found property: Rifle found in person’s cabin. Title 47: Detox. Citation issued: Krista Gillen, for dog at large. September 4, 2018 Citation issued: Julio Cardona Jr, 57. No valid DL. Agency assist. September 5, 2018 Citation issu...

 

Court report

August 25 – Omar Magay Sanchez pleaded guilty to driing under the influence of alcohol. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail, 27 days suspended. He will also pay fines totaling $1,575. His license has been suspended 90 days, will be required to use...

 

Good Samaritan thwarts burglary

PETERSBURG – On Aug. 20, around 3 A.M., 21-year-old David Churchill of Wrangell broke into Harbor Bar with the intention of burglary, according to authorities. He broke a window, entered the liquor store and attempted to steal bottles of liquor,...

 

Shoemaker Renovations Begin

Work has begun on the renovations to Shoemaker Bay Harbor. According to Harbor Master Greg Meissner, the harbor will be back in business sometime next summer....

 

Obituary: Jim Haley, 60

James P Haley, 60, of Wrangell, Alaska, passed away on Sept. 1, 2018 at Providence Hospital in Anchorage. He was born on July 22, 1958 in Pasadena, California, to the late Bernard and Marie Haley.... Full story

 

Parks and Rec Department prepares for another season of youth basketball

The youth basketball program hosted by the Wrangell Parks and Recreation Department has been a part of the community for many years, according to Lucy Robinson, who played from fourth through sixth...

 

Fish Factor: The connection of omega rich seafood to brain health a trending topic at State of the Science Symposium

More Gov goings on - While he was in Kodiak Governor Walker also signed a bill (HB 56) sponsored by Ketchikan Representative Dan Ortiz that expands the state Revolving Loan Fund to create new financing options for fishing and mariculture...

 

First day of school at Head Start

Head Start preschool opened its doors Tuesday morning for its first day of school this year. According to Donna McKay, who has worked at Head Start for about 29 years, the school has 10 new students....

 

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