Articles from the September 22, 2016 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    September 22, 2016

Chamber issues letter in support of web sales tax

The Wrangell Chamber of Commerce recently issued a letter to the Borough Assembly in support of a statewide internet sales tax. Addressed to Mayor David Jack, the letter suggests a sales tax on online sales would benefit local commerce by removing a... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    September 22, 2016

Marijuana ordinance changes up for review by Assembly

At its Sept. 8 meeting, the Planning and Zoning Commission approved a new draft of the local code pertaining to zoning categories. Specifically, changes were made which would update Title 20 to... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    September 22, 2016

Two write-in candidates fill in October 4 ballot

With the addition of two write-in candidates to next month’s municipal election ballot, all the expected vacancies will at least have people to fill them. Of the open spots on the Oct. 4 ballot, six are still currently uncontested. Of those being... Full story

 

The Way We Were

October 5, 1916: The Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday night took up the matter of a wagon road to the cemetery. After some discussion on the subject a motion prevailed that the secretary be instructed to forward a petition to Colonel W.P. Richardson...

 

Police reports

Monday, September 12 Traffic Stop – Verbal Warning for parking. Gunshots. Officer responded; it was fireworks. Tuesday, September 13 Parking Complaint. Violating Conditions of Release – Dylan Franks, 26. Driving ATV on City Streets – Verbal...

 

Reflections

As we journey through life there are so many different obstacles we encounter. Not only do we encounter obstacles but we have many adventures which create many memories for us which we carry for a lifetime. Some of the memories I personally can call...

 

Stork report

Kailani Grace Gustafson was born to Dacee Gillen and Joshua Gustafson on August 19, 2016 in Ketchikan. She weighted 8 lbs 2 oz and was 21 inches long. She joins big brother Jason and sissy Shailyn....

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: We live in a little town that is considered remote, yet what a blessing that our lives are touched by so many caring people. Thank you, Wrangell, to those who helped medivac me out on August 20. Rosemary Ruoff...

 

Meet the Candidates - The Wrangell Public School Board

Robert Rang , for two three-year terms Occupation and experience: Current CEO for Wrangell Medical Center, a recent director on the Wrangell Chamber of Commerce Board, with a decade of experience on...

 
 By Jess Field    News    September 22, 2016

M/V Columbia heading to dry dock to fix prop

The Alaska Marine Highway System’s M/V Columbia is scheduled for a trip to Oregon for repairs after divers noticed a bent starboard propeller late last week, according to Jeremy Woodrow, Alaska Department of Transportation spokesman. “Not a huge...

 

The early years of Wrangell's sawmills

Editor's note: Frank Roppel was in the timber industry from 1956 to 2002 and a Wrangell resident since 1992. After graduating from high school in Ketchikan and receiving a degree from Oregon State...

 

Fish Factor

Cordovans are hoping to revive a long lost Tanner crab fishery in Prince William Sound as a step towards keeping the town’s waterfront working year round. The crab fishery produced up to 14 million pounds in the early 1970s and had declined to...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    September 22, 2016

Volleyball starts, set for P-burg match next week

Volleyball season is under way, with the Lady Wolves resuming practices last week in preparation for the season. Their first home game is set for September 30, with a weekend tournament trading venues between Wrangell and Petersburg. Coach Jessica...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    September 22, 2016

Cross-country heading into regionals

Wrangell High School’s cross-country team finished another lap for the season, competing in Juneau over the weekend. “It went really, really, really well,” said the team’s coach, Jenn Davies. Reyn Hutten continued setting the pace, once again...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    September 22, 2016

SEC report finds economy has grown slightly

As this week's Sentinel hits the streets, Southeast Conference's 2016 Convention and Membership Meeting will be wrapping up in Petersburg. Designated by the state and federal governments as Southeast...

 

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