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Cruise ship season comes to a close:

The cruise ship season closed in Wrangell earlier this month. The Oceania Regatta was the last cruise ship that pulled into the city dock in 2018. According to a draft schedule from the chamber of...

 

WMC board holds last meeting before SEARHC transition

The Wrangell Medical Center Board of Directors met on Oct. 17 for their last meeting before the long-planned transition of authority to SEARHC. This comes after the successful passing of a ballot measure on Oct. 2 allowing SEARHC to take charge of th...

 

The Way We Were

October 31, 1918 The Common Council shall appoint a health officer, who will hold office during the pleasure of the Common Council. The health officer may, whenever he deems it necessary, examine all persons entering the Town of Wrangell, from any pl...

 

Police report

October 15, 2018 Assault Domestic Violence: Unfounded. PTRP in reference to alcohol consumption: Joel Franks, 53. Unattended death. Threats. October 16, 2018 Traffic stop: Verbal warning for stop sign violation. Trespass: Person was advised to move...

 

Court report

October 17 – Charles Lanny Manley was found guilty of hunting a sub-legal bull moose. He has been fined $300 and the moose will be donated to a charitable organization for distribution in Wrangell. Franklin I. Nore was found guilty of hunting a...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Does the Wrangell Hospital Auxiliary have a future? For nearly half a century, the group has existed to raise funds and otherwise support our local hospital, paying many thousands of dollars for equipment and items to improve the...

 

Obituary: Theoma Marie Sims (Winslow), 63

Theoma (Tedi) Marie Sims (Winslow), 63, passed away Oct. 2, 2018, from an extended illness, in Aberdeen, Washington. She was born in Wrangell on June 30, 1955, to her mother, Olga Norris. She and her... Full story

 

Lutheran church celebrates 17th Alaska Day Luncheon

Island of Faith Lutheran Church opened its doors to Wrangell's elderly for a celebration of their 17th annual Alaska Day Senior Luncheon. Gayle Gross, with the church, said that the luncheon was...

 

Assembly discusses removal of invocation from meeting agendas

It was a long meeting for the Wrangell Borough Assembly on the evening of Oct. 23. Nearly reaching two hours long, a large portion of the meeting was devoted to a proposed amendment to the municipal code, which would remove the invocation as a...

 

Medical Center holds flu shot clinic for seniors

The Wrangell Medical Center held a flu shot clinic for Wrangell's senior citizens last Friday at Harbor Light Church. The clinic was open to community members aged 65 and older, who were able to come...

 

Eight wrestlers finish in top three positions in Juneau tourney

The Wrangell Wolves wrestling team had eight of their wrestlers finish in top three positions at last weekend's tournament in Juneau. It was the first bracketed tournament of the season, according to...

 

Volleyball team in three-way tie for second place

After last weekend’s tournament in Craig, the Wrangell High School volleyball team is in a three-way tie for second place for the season. Craig High School holds first place currently, with Wrangell competing with Petersburg and Klawock. During...

 

School district prepares to roll out new crisis strategy

Beyond giving students as good an education as possible, one of the highest priorities for many schools is safety. This is especially true at the Wrangell Public School District, where a new crisis...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

Hatchery reprieve - Two proposals to limit production of hatchery salmon were rejected by the Alaska Board of Fisheries at a special meeting on Oct. 16 in Anchorage. Both claimed that hatchery fish are straying and intermingling with wild stocks...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 25, 2018

106 moose taken this year

This year's moose season finished with a final count of 106 animals, down from last year's unit record breaking 117, according to Petersburg Fish & Game. Moose season began on Sept. 15 and ended O...

 

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