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"Paper Tigers" shown at high school last week

Residents of Wrangell were invited to attend a viewing of “Paper Tigers” at the high school last Tuesday. BRAVE, a local organization advocating for building healthy relationships in the community, put the event together. BRAVE member Kay Larson...

 

SEARHC and Swedish Medical Center to expand specialty services in SE Alaska

Beginning this fall, according to a press release from the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium, specialty services in Southeast Alaska will be expanded thanks to collaboration between SEARHC and Swedish Medical Center. The press release...

 

School board recognizes Tammy Groshong and Darian Gerald during meeting

The Wrangell school board met Monday evening. The board recently began a new program where “pages” from different classrooms would attend the board meetings to lead everyone in the pledge of allegiance, and a reading of the district’s mission a...

 

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

September 19, 1918 Ensign W. Kerr, financial representative for the Salvation Army for Alaska arrived in Wrangell yesterday. He has been on a trip as far northward as Atlin and Carcross collecting for local and war work. The Ensign stated that instea...

 

Candidate roundup for local election

With the October election just around the corner, there are many residents of Wrangell seeking office. One of the most hotly contested races this year is for two open positions on the Wrangell school...

 

Police report

September 10, 2018 Suspicious: Contact made with person sleeping in their car. Traffic: Verbal warning for unsafe load. Traffic stop: Verbal warning for failure to use turn signal. Drug information. Traffic stop: Verbal warning given for expired...

 

Write-in candidate seeks election to borough assembly

Dale Parkinson fell in love with Wrangell about 13 years ago, he said, after he won an Alaskan cruise from the university radio in Long Beach, California. Eight years ago he and his family visited...

 

Alaska Supreme Court gives opinion on local property dispute

On Aug. 31, the Supreme Court of Alaska gave on opinion on a property dispute between two Wrangell residents, DeWayne Tomal and Jeannette Anderson. The opinion came down after a trial in superior court between the two Wrangellites, after their...

 

Cross country team prepares for Juneau regional

The Wrangell High School cross country team has had an eventful season. They have run against other Southeast Alaska schools in Sitka, Metlakatla, Petersburg, and Ketchikan. This Sat., Sept. 22, they...

 

Project HOPE fighting opioid epidemic with Narcan nasal spray kits

According to documents provided by Erin Michael, the public health nurse for Petersburg and Wrangell, opioids were involved in 42,000 deaths in the United States in 2016. In Alaska, in 2017, there were 108 opioid-related deaths. The National...

 

Assembly holds special meeting to approve Church Street paving, other upgrades

The city and borough assembly of Wrangell held a special meeting Monday night to approve various renovations and upgrades to city infrastructure. The first item was a contract with SECON for paving repairs to Church Street, in the amount of $29,827....

 

Annual Sip & Shop last Saturday

Many stores around Wrangell stayed open late last Saturday evening to participate in the annual Sip & Shop. Alicia Holder, with the chamber of commerce, said that the Sip & Shop was a fun way...

 

Officials apologize to Alaska Natives for bird regulations

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – State and federal wildlife officials have apologized to Alaska Natives for the enforcement of migratory bird regulations that failed to consider the effects on subsistence practices. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game...

 

Fish Factor:

As Alaska’s salmon season draws to a close, lots of fall fisheries are just getting underway from Ketchikan to the Bering Sea. Southeast is one of Alaska’s busiest regions for fall fishing, especially for various kinds of shellfish. Nearly...

 

Man charged in connection with Alaska girl's death

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – An Alaska man found with the cellphone of a missing 10-year-old girl was charged Monday in connection with her death after GPS coordinates of where the phone had traveled led authorities to the girl’s body. Peter Wilson,...

 

Wold Architects hold meeting at the Nolan Center to give update on new hospital

The Nolan Center was packed Monday night as Wold Architects held a meeting to update the community on plans for the new hospital. Members of the city government, SEARHC, the Wrangell Medical Center, and many residents came to hear the update....

 

Fast ferry's return uncertain as it leaves southeast Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The crew and passengers of a fast ferry celebrated the vessel’s possible last voyage in southeast Alaska over the weekend. The ferry Fairweather traveled from Skagway and Haines to Juneau on Sunday, taking its last trip in...

 

Petersburg post office shut down due to hazardous material incident

PETERSBURG – The Petersburg Post Office has been closed since Thursday after a package leaked mercury inside of the facility, according to a statement issued by the United States Postal Service....

 

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