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Articles from the October 15, 2015 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    October 15, 2015

Grand Camp focusing on youth for next century

Looking ahead to another century, delegates with the Alaska Native Brotherhood (ANB) and Alaska Native Sisterhood (ANS) met in Wrangell last week for their 100th annual Grand Camp. Seventy-one of 120... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    October 15, 2015

Assembly sniffs out burn ordinance, sewage funding

At its first meeting since the Oct. 6 elections, an unchanged Wrangell City and Borough Assembly discussed and largely approved a number of revisions to the Municipal Code on first reading. The proposed ordinances would clarify violations relating... Full story


The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. October 7, 1915: Mr. J.E. Chilberg and son are in town again, having made the trip down from the camp on the river to get a new scow boat to make the trip to the mine. Mr. Chilberg will try a new stunt in...


Courthouse to be remodeled, more accessible

Bids are being accepted for upgrades to be made to Wrangell’s courthouse. The Borough had allotted funds, not to exceed $350,000, for the project in its 2015 fiscal year budget. Borough Manager Jeff Jabusch said this will include design and... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    October 15, 2015

Salard sentencing delayed

More than a year after his arrest and three months after being found guilty of child pornography charges, former Wrangell physician Greg Salard is still awaiting sentencing while being detained at Lemon Creek Correctional Facility in Juneau.... Full story


Police reports

Monday, October 5 Agency Assist. Report of Theft. Tuesday, October 6 Parking Complaint. Traffic Hazard. Agency Assist—Fire Alarm. Wednesday, October 7 Nothing to Report. Thursday, October 8 Fire Alarm. Citizen Assist—Phone Harassment. Parking...


Obituary: Nellie Margaret Gunderson (Torgramsen), 83

Nellie Margaret Gunderson (Torgramsen) passed away in Portland, Oregon, on September 30, 2015.  She was born July 25, 1932, in Wrangell, on Shakes Island, to Gunnar and Margaret Gunderson. Nellie... Full story


Obituary, Johanna Julia Rinehart

Johanna Julia Rinehart was born January 5, 1938 in Tofield Alberta Canada. She was the 9th of 13 children, born to Fred and Sophia Lappenbush. Joann came to the US to finish high school. She first... Full story


Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I am not an active member of the Wrangell Landless, having stepped away in the year 1996. On August 1, 2015, I formally submitted my Letter of Resignation as an Officer of Wrangell Landless, as apparently I was incorrectly listed as su...

 By Dan Rudy    News    October 15, 2015

P&Z debates Meyers Chuck subdivision

Last week’s Planning and Zoning Commission was an exercise in parliamentary procedure as enough members needed to conduct business were sought out. Alone at City Hall, commission chair Terri Henson gaveled in at the regularly scheduled hour Oct.... Full story


Death Notice

Mr. Jim Crockett, belated husband of Loretta Crockett (Ty Stokes formally of Wrangell) passed away on September 8, 2015. Cards or letters of condolences can be mailed to Loretta Crockett 4201 Batten Road Brooksville, Fla. 34602....

 By Dan Rudy    News    October 15, 2015

Election results certified, 23% turnout for 2015

Wrangell's Canvass Board verified the results of last week's municipal election, which were certified by the City and Borough Assembly at a special meeting Monday afternoon. Of 1,639 registered...

 By Dan Rudy    News    October 15, 2015

Autumn storm lashes windows, downs power

Wrangell was whipped by high winds last Friday during a storm which kept most of Southeast Alaska indoors. Especially at this time of year, the region is no stranger to severe weather brought on by low-pressure systems, but what made last week’s...

 By Dan Rudy    News    October 15, 2015

Shakes glacier student survey concludes fifth year

Wrangell High School's annual study of the Chief Shakes Glacier is wrapping up its study measuring the mass of ice's steady retreat into the mountains. "We're in our fifth year right now," explained...

 By Dan Rudy    News    October 15, 2015

Moose season winding down

The Petersburg office of Alaska’s Department of Fish and Game reported an additional 25 moose were harvested during the third week of this year’s season for Petersburg, Wrangell and Kake, bringing the total to 81. ADFG wildlife biologist Rich Low...


Fish Factor

When is Alaska pollock not really Alaska pollock? When it is listed as such by the Food and Drug Administration, which governs what every seafood product will be called in U.S. commerce. For pollock, one of the most widely eaten seafoods in the...


Former resident to appear in two films

The family of Adrian Prescott was excited to share news that the former Wrangell resident will be hitting the big screen in two films next year. Prescott’s mother, Kelli Gray, told the Sentinel that he has found work as a supporting actor and...


State: About 285 same-sex couples wed in Alaska in past year

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – About 285 same-sex couples have married in Alaska in the year since a federal judge struck down the state’s ban on gay marriage as unconstitutional, according to the state health department. Monday marked the one-year...


Ron Loesch's email was hacked

Contrary to an email some of you might have received from Ron's email account, Anne DOES NOT have kidney or heart problems and is NOT needing money!! Please don't reply to the email (or send us money!) Thankfully, Anne is perfectly healthy. We are... Full story


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