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Articles from the April 3, 2014 edition

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 By Brian O Connor    Sports    April 3, 2014

Little League still seeking additional participants

The forecast for this spring: sunshine, followed by small children on pitchers' mounds. The Little League season unofficially opened this weekend with an open tryout session in the community gym.... Full story

 By Brian O Connor    News    April 3, 2014

Administrators work to resolve behavior issue

One day earlier in the school year, a mother said her unidentified Evergreen Elementary School student came home with a concussion, a bloody nose, a split lip, and a sprained ankle. He had been bullied by older students off school grounds, he told... Full story

 By Brian O Connor    News    April 3, 2014

Seal hunt yields unusual harvest for Wrangell

The seals' death circulated via text message, phone, and word of mouth the minute they touched the shore of Shakes Island Friday. Alaskan Native Wrangellites had hunted, killed, butchered - and would... Full story



The March 27 story “Wrangell team scores second place at Juneau gold medal tourney” incorrectly named Keith Appleman the assistant basketball coach at Mt. Edgecumbe High School. Appleman is the assistant coach for the Thunderbirds gold medal...


The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. April 9, 1914: Another industry will be added to Wrangell's ever-growing variety next week in the shape of a dray and transport company. Mr. Oscar Carlson expects a horse and wagon for the new line up on...


Police reports

Monday, March 24 Suspicious circumstances. Agency assist, alarm. Tuesday, March 25 Nothing to Report. Wednesday, March 26 Report of harassing phone calls. Traffic Stop – Verbal warning for driving habits. Thursday, March 27 Agency assist ...



Monday, March 24 Geoffrey Stutz, 22, appeared before First District Judge Kevin Miller on charges of Furnishing Alcohol To A Person Under 21. The Defendant entered a guilty plea. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 70 days suspended, ordered to...

 By Peggy Wilson    Opinion    April 3, 2014

Peggy's Corner of the House

Hello and welcome to week ten of Peggy’s Corner of the House. Every year I look forward to the House Majority poll on issues pertinent to Alaskans. I was personally very pleased to see that the majority of the public opinion indicates that both...


Obituary: Anne Caroll Petticrew, 74

Anne Carroll (Carol Anne) (Mamsie) Petticrew, 75, of Wasilla died on March 20, 2014 in the arms of her children she loved so dearly. She was born December 27, 1938, in Nikolski (Umnak Island), Alaska... Full story

 By Brian O Connor    News    April 3, 2014

Legislature revenue changes could affect budget

A planned $10-million cut in state contributions to employee retirements could affect budgets here, officials said. Legislators in both the Alaska House and Senate have trimmed $10 million from the previous year’s contribution to the Public...

 By Brian O Connor    News    April 3, 2014

Health Fair set for this weekend

Health consumers are ready to descend on the Nolan Center this weekend for reduced rates on a health profile and five other screenings. The reduced rates on a health profile, prostate screening,...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 3, 2014

Assembly moves forward with electric rate increase

PETERSBURG – The Petersburg Borough Assembly voted unanimously to increase electric rates by 4 percent over a two-year period. The rate increase comes after Petersburg Municipal Power and Light (PMPL) Superintendent Joe Nelson asked for guidance...

 By Brian O Connor    News    April 3, 2014

Schools plan to realign curriculum

Middle and high school students may find themselves facing a new slate of language arts classes when fall rolls around. The changes are planned ahead of revisions to the Alaska state educational standards planned for the 2015-16 school year, school...

 By Brian O Connor    News    April 3, 2014

City eyes former mill property

City officials will this month give serious consideration to purchasing the former site of the Wrangell Mill. The city had always been considering a purchase of the mill property, located near 5.5 mile Zimovia Highway, but were waiting for the...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    April 3, 2014

Fish Factor

Nine names are vying for three seats on the state Board of Fisheries, including six newcomers. That gives Governor Parnell the unique opportunity to replace a majority of the seven-member Fish Board, should he choose to do so, and should the Alaska...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 3, 2014

Petersburg rescuers assist Coast Guard with local rescue operation

PETERSBURG­ – A local boater is safe after a search involving Petersburg Search and Rescue members Monday evening, authorities said. The man launched his 14-foot skiff from Banana Point on the south end of Mitkof Island Monday. When a family...

 By Brian O Connor    News    April 3, 2014

Library to participate in new statewide management system

Library staff at the Irene Ingle Memorial Library will begin participating in a series of webinars intended to evaluate ways to improve service for local patrons. The online meetings, known as the Edge Initiative, are part of a push to promoting best...


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