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Articles from the October 11, 2018 edition

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Borough assembly certifies October 2 election

The city and borough assembly of Wrangell held a special meeting last Thursday to certify the election that took place on Oct. 2. The election saw votes cast for a new mayor, several open positions on...

 

Over 200 shoeboxes packed for Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is an annual event put on by Samaritan's Purse, a Christian nonprofit that works to provide "spiritual and physical aid" to people around the world. The operation works to...

 

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

October 10, 1918 Wrangell experienced a very stormy night last Thursday night. No damage was reported but the Eliju Thompson towing a barge, which carried a very valuable cargo of whale oil, came into the harbor and remained here all day Friday. The...

 

P&Z commission approves final plats for Wrangell Medical Center, new hospital

The Wrangell Planning and Zoning Commission held a special meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 3. It was a short meeting, with only two final plats to be approved. The first plat was of the Wrangell Medical Center subdivision. The commission explained that,...

 

Police report

October 7, 2018 Three courtesy transports. Citizen assist: Unlock residence. Citizen assist: Vehicle unlock. Disturbance: Officer responded. Drug paraphernalia. Agency assist: Search and rescue. Traffic: Vehicle with fuel pump issue. Citations...

 

School board holds first post-election meeting

The Wrangell School Board held its first meeting since the local election on Oct. 2. The election saw two people, Aaron Angerman and Annya Ritchie, become new members of the board. Board member...

 

Obituary: Larry "Woody" Allen Wilson, 72

Larry "Woody" Allen Wilson, 72, of Washington, Missouri, passed away September 15, 2018, at his home near Greentop, Missouri, after an 18-month battle with cancer. He was born on March 14, 1946, to Ja... Full story

 

Death Notice

Tedi Sims, 63, passed away on October 2, 2018. A service will be held at the Episcopal Church at 1:00 p.m. with a Celebration of Life at the Elks at 2:00 p.m. on October 20, 2018. An obituary will follow.... Full story

 

Reflections

You have a beautiful place here in Wrangell, in SE Alaska, right in the midst of God’s wonderful creation. I write this as a visiting pastor invited to minister to the Island of Faith Lutheran Church. The beauty of this part of God’s world is...

 

Wrestling team holds fundraiser dinner

The Nolan Center was packed last Saturday night as people from all across Wrangell came together to support the high school wrestling team. The team had put together a halibut dinner to raise funds...

 

Alaska Fish Factor : Crab catches dominate Alaska's fish news as boats gear up

Crab catches dominate Alaska’s fish news in early October as boats gear up for mid-month openers in the Bering Sea. As expected, crabbers will see increased catches for snow crab after the annual survey showed a 60 percent boost in market sized...

 

Family resilience fair brings together local resources for those in need

BRAVE is a Wrangell-based organization that works to connect people with resources to help themselves and their families. Their work was put on display last Tuesday night at the Nolan Center as a...

 

Block grant program, Howell resignation discussed in assembly meeting

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met Tuesday night for its regularly scheduled meeting. A public hearing was held to discuss the city’s application for funding through the Community Development Block Grant program. Economic Development Director Carol...

 

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