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Articles from the October 22, 2015 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    October 22, 2015

Local students given hands-on lesson in fire safety

Students of Brian Merritt's 4th grade class were given a presentation on fire safety by members of the Wrangell Volunteer Fire Department on Oct. 15. The annual lesson has long been a part of the... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    October 22, 2015

Communication added to schools' strategic plan

At its Monday evening meeting, Wrangell’s Public School Board approved an amended strategic plan for the next three years. The meeting was the first held since the Oct. 6 elections, where board... Full story

 

The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. October 14, 1915: The big stern wheeler Tyconda, which made two trips up the Stikine River earlier this year, caught fire and was totally destroyed recently at Anchorage on Cook Inlet. The vessel left...

 

Parks Dept. looking for Tot Gym feedback

At its regularly scheduled meeting Oct. 14, the Parks and Recreation Board learned the city department is in the process of gathering feedback on its “Tot Gym” program. The program is geared toward smaller children, providing an opportunity to...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    October 22, 2015

Ferry startup stalls again

A recently launched inter-island ferry service was laid up in Wrangell last weekend after its landing craft experienced engine trouble, and is not expected to resume its schedule until the end of the...

 

P&Z special meeting held

A special meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission convened Oct. 16, to review and discuss preliminary platting for part of the former Silver Bay logging site. The request was put in by Mark Mitchell, to replat lots owned by Dick Buhler for purc...

 

Police report

Monday, October 12 Agency Assist/Chimney Fire. Arrested Todd Hadselford, 51, on charges of Failure to Appear. Tuesday, October 13 Citizen Assist. Theft of Services. Agency Assist/FD. Possible DUI/Unfounded. Wednesday, October 14 Report of...

 

Alaska Day run raises $1,300 for cancer care

In bear garb with a megaphone, Southeast Beasts director Lucy Robinson gives directions to the assembled runners at the Alaska Day 5K and Half-Marathon starting line. Over 76 participants and more...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    October 22, 2015

New hospital director taking reins

The new CEO of Wrangell Medical Center officially began work on Oct. 12. Robert Rang was selected by the hospital board from a field of nearly 40 candidates this summer. Robert Rang was formerly the...

 

Volleyball team 4 for 6 at Petersburg Tourney

Wrangell High School's Lady Wolves had a good weekend in Petersburg Oct. 16 and 17, during the 2A North Seeding Tournament. The team's volleyball players racked up four wins out of six games in the...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    October 22, 2015

Silver-medal performance at Tom Sims Tourney

Last weekend was a successful one for Wrangell High School's wrestling program, hosting the first tournament of the season without a hitch and taking second place among 14 schools. "The community...

 

Meet the band: Golden Idols

Bar-goers and fun-runners were able to enjoy a rarity in Wrangell last weekend, with a band from the Lower 48 on hand to play some live music. The Golden Idols are a relatively new creation, a...

 

Fish Factor

Fish pirates are coming under fire as more countries band together to stop them from pilfering the world’s oceans. So called Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing accounts for one-fifth of global catches, according to the Global Ocean...

 

Scientists investigate dead orca whale found near Petersburg

PETERSBURG, Alaska (AP) – Scientists are investigating the death of an orca whale found on the shore of Kupreanof Island north of Petersburg. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration responded to the sighting on Friday. Fisheries...

 

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