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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    October 3, 2019

SE Conference sets future priorities, plans to visit Wrangell in 2021

Southeast Conference, a regional organization consisting of 185 member organizations and people, was founded in 1958 to help promote the creation of the Alaska Marine Highway. On top of promoting the...

 

Preliminary election results

A total of 365 ballots were cast on Wrangell's election day, Oct.1, plus an additional 40 absentee ballots. There were several positions up for election on the borough assembly, school board and port...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    October 3, 2019

Changes made to Washington state sales tax exemptions for Alaskans

For many years, Alaskans have enjoyed a special sales tax exemption in the state of Washington. One Petersburg resident explained that when traveling in Washington, Alaska residents could show their...

 

Moose numbers above five-year average

This year's moose harvest looks to be above the five- year average with the moose count at 64 just 17 days into the season. Between 2014 and 2018, the average moose count for this time of the season w...

 

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

October 2, 1919 The launch, Sarabel, in charge of L.L. Wyatt left Point Warde Wednesday morning with Mr. and Mrs. Sam Wyatt and two children for Wrangell, but before the entrance to the back channel was reached they had the misfortune to strike a...

 

Correction

In last week’s edition, we reported that Wrangell’s two new generators were purchased from the city of Nome. According to Assembly Member Jim DeBord, the generators were given to the borough. Wrangell only paid for shipping and... Full story

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 3, 2019

Deteriorating batteries at Tyee facility to be replaced

The Southeast Alaska Power Agency Board approved $97,750 to replace the backup battery bank at the Tyee Lake hydro facility at a regular board meeting last Thursday. Early last month, Petersburg and...

 

Police report

September 23 Traffic stop: Verbal warning for failure to maintain lane and speed. September 24 Abandoned vehicle. Welfare check Traffic stop Traffic stop MVA: Deer Traffic stop Suspicious activity Traffic stop September 25 Welfare check Trespass...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    October 3, 2019

PACE holds meet and greet in Wrangell last week

PACE, the statewide homeschool program, held a meet and greet at the Stikine Inn last Wednesday, Sept. 25. Jen Whicker, a contact teacher for PACE, said that the program has been around since 2001...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    October 3, 2019

WCA hands out "Healthy Is Here" funding to local organizations

The Wrangell Cooperative Association held an award ceremony at Wrangell High School Monday evening, Sept. 30. Tribal Administrator Esther Ashton, along with several members of the WCA board,...

 

Wrangell takes third and fifth in cross country regionals

The Wrangell Cross Country team traveled to Ketchikan last Saturday, Sept. 28, for the Region V Championships. The regional tournament saw a total of 17 teams participate. Wrangell ran in the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    October 3, 2019

Wrangell Medical Center's Cathy Gross honored with quality and safety award

Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) Wrangell Medical Center’s (WMC) Cathy Gross, Registered Health Information Technician and WMC Performance Improvement Manager, has been named the 2019 winner of the Front-line Staff Outstanding...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

The nation’s farmers of the sea are hoping for a helping hand from Uncle Sam to train future generations of fishermen. It would mirror programs in place for nearly 160 years for U.S. farmers and ranchers. Federal backing of training programs for...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    October 3, 2019

School superintendent shares lessons learned from statewide conference

While the role of superintendent is always busy, it has been especially so for Debbe Lancaster this past week. Lancaster, superintendent of the Wrangell Public School District, recently attended the...

 

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