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BRAVE to host Family Resilience Fair on Oct. 9

BRAVE, the Wrangell organization advocating for stronger community relationships, will be hosting a Family Resilience Fair on Oct. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Nolan Center. According to volunteer Maleah Wenzel, the fair is meant to provide Wrangell...

 

Alaska Sprouts holds first teen night

Alaska Sprouts Seeds of Change, the Wrangell organization dedicated to the community's youth, held its first "teen night" last Saturday night. The event was held at the old community gym, starting at...

 

"Strength of spirit" boys' program to help build community values

Maleah Wenzel said that she is not a stranger to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Growing up in Wrangell, she said she had an abusive father and a mother with a drug addiction. Her mother...

 

Fatal wreck at 6.5 mile

On the night of Sept. 19, at approximately 8 p.m., a single vehicle on Zimovia Highway was in an accident near 6.5 mile. According to Chief Doug McCloskey, with the Wrangell Police Department, there were two occupants in the vehicle. The wreck was...

 

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

September 26, 1918 Miss Grace Wigg left on the Sophia for Berkeley, California. She was accompanied as far as Seattle by her mother, Mrs. F. Wigg. From Seattle Miss Wigg will travel southward and will enter the school of pharmacy at Berkeley. She...

 

Elementary classroom receives grant for breakfast food

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, as the saying goes. At Evergreen Elementary, thanks in part to a grant from the Alaska Native Sisterhood Association, Mikki Angerman's kindergarten cla...

 

Court report

September 10 Kory Jeska Meissner was found guilty of driving her vehicle into a salmon creek, a class A misdemeanor. She has been fined $2,000, with $1,500 suspended, and will be on probation until September of 2019. Her probation for a separate...

 

Richard Gilewitz performs at Nolan Center

Richard Gilewitz has been playing guitar for about 44 years, and has been touring for 34. He said that he has been to 49 states and 14 countries. Last Tuesday night Gilewitz made a visit to Alaska...

 

Police report

September 17, 2018 Agency assist: FS alarm. Trespass letter: Property returned. Citizen assist: Vehicle unlock. Traffic stop: Verbal warning given for faulty equipment, transfer title to their name and update their license to Alaska. Traffic stop:...

 

Mya DeLong announces candidacy for borough assembly

Another write-in candidate for the Wrangell borough assembly has announced their candidacy for the Oct. 2 election. Mya DeLong said in an email that she was asked to run by several "concerned...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Proposition 1 on the City’s ballot October 2nd is one of the most important decisions the citizens of Wrangell will make for its future. Currently, Wrangell’s hospital and many independent hospitals like it are struggling to stay...

 

Forest service holds meeting on Roadless Rule

In 2001, the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a nationwide regulation on the management of roadless areas in national forests across the country. The “Roadless Rule,” as it’s known, generally prohibits timber harvesting and road...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

Offshore fish farms could soon dot the sea scape along with those oil and gas platforms being proposed for U.S. waters by the Trump Administration. The fish farms, which would be installed from three to 200 miles out, are being touted as a way to...

 

Assembly discusses "Stand With Salmon" ballot measure

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met Tuesday night to discuss Ballot Measure 1, better known as the “Stand With Salmon” measure. This state measure is on the ballot in Alaska this year, and could have a large effect on Wrangell, as well as many...

 

Bobs' IGA to be under new management

Bob Robbins managed Wrangell's IGA store for 11 years before taking ownership in 2000. Now, this year, the store will come under new ownership. Mike Ward said that he and Robbins have been in talks...

 

WMC board holds annual review

The Wrangell Medical Center Board of Directors met Wednesday night, Sept. 19, for their annual review of the medical center. The review covered a wide variety of topics, such as the medical center’s 2018 strategic goals. The three main goals were d...

 

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