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Superintendent Lancaster offers resignation

Wrangell's school board met Monday evening, Oct. 12. Among other business they discussed during the meeting, they accepted a letter of resignation from Superintendent Debbe Lancaster. "There are...

 

Assembly approves final election results

The Wrangell Borough Assembly held a special meeting last Thursday, Oct. 8, to certify the final election results from Oct. 6. Following a Canvass board meeting to review preliminary election...

 

The final election results

Winners are denoted by an asterisk (*). Mayor, one two-year term: *Steve Prysunka, 359 Write-ins, 58 Borough Assembly, two three-year terms: *Ryan Howe, 274 Jennifer Jackson, 217 *Anne Morrison, 332 Write-ins, 5 Borough Assembly, one one-year term:...

 

The Way We Were

October 14, 1920 Advertising in the Sentinel pays. For instance, Ed Grigwire this week received an order from U. G. Parks of Newark, Ohio, for a Wisconsin motor to be delivered to him at Wrangell next Spring. Mr. Parks stated in his letter to Mr....

 

Judge dismisses Valvoda lawsuit against city

A lawsuit brought against the city by a Wrangell resident has come to a close, after Judge Kevin Miller dismissed the case. Kipha Valvoda brought a lawsuit against several former and current members...

 

Police report

October 5 Driving Complaint Suicide Threat Civil Issue Citizen assist: Return Property Disturbance October 6 Citizen assist: Vehicle Unlock Disturbance October 7 Courtesy Transport Parking Complaint. Citation Issued to Christine Abrahamson, 45, for...

 

Obituary: Roy James Guthrie Sr, 69

Roy James Guthrie Sr. of Juneau passed away on October 10, 2020 in Wrangell after a brave and difficult battle with brain cancer. He was born on July 17, 1951 in Metlakatla. He graduated from Kayhi... Full story

 

Obituary: James Hiebert, 86

James Hiebert, 86, passed away on September 24 in Newberry, Florida. He taught his children to work and earn money also, by hiring them to help with his concrete and Chattahoochee jobs when they... Full story

 

Pumpkin Patch festival

Wrangell's annual pumpkin patch festival took place during tax free day last Saturday, Oct. 10. Families were invited to the downtown pavilion to pick out halloween pumpkins, buy food, and play...

 

P&Z commission review proposed zone changes

The Wrangell Planning and Zoning Commission met last Thursday evening, Oct. 8. During their meeting, they held a public hearing on a proposed zone change on city property. "The City and Borough of Wra...

 

Wrangell and Petersburg face off in first scrimmages

The Wrangell Lady Wolves travelled to Petersburg last weekend for their first scrimmages of the season, against their school rivals. Coach Alyssa Allen said that they only travelled with six members...

 

Swim team competes in Petersburg

Wrangell's swim team travelled to Petersburg this past weekend for their second meet. This was their first meet this season where they travelled. The meet in Petersburg was held over two days, Oct. 9...

 

Officers nominated, other appointments made in school board meeting

The Wrangell School Board held their first meeting since last week's election on Monday, Oct. 12. This was the first meeting for Laura Ballou, recently elected to the school board. The first order of...

 

Fish Factor: More young Alaskans among next generation of fishermen

More young Alaskans are officially among the next generation of professional fishermen and ocean stewards to hail from Cordova, Haines, Homer, Ketchikan and Sitka. The futures of eight fishermen were cemented thanks to $1.5 million in loans from a...

 

Tent City Days Festival begins this week

Wrangell’s Tent City Days Festival kicks off this week. The festival, celebrating the city’s history from the Alaska gold rush, has been a long-running tradition in the community. However, it has...

 

Assembly extends suspension of in-person meetings

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met Tuesday evening, Oct. 13. During this meeting, they voted to extend a resolution allowing them to forgo in-person meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic. This...

 

Alaska US Senate debate focuses on mine, money, fisheries

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan and challenger Al Gross met in a debate focused on fisheries policy that ended up focusing on other issues including federal COVID-19 relief funding and Pebble Mine. The candidates for Sullivan’s...

 

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