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Thanksgiving dinner hosted at Harbor Light Church

Harbor Light Church was filled with people and the smell of turkey last Sunday night. The church hosted a Thanksgiving dinner that was free and open to the public. Thanksgiving dinners at the church...

 

School board discusses summit, index score, school security policy

The Wrangell school board met last Thursday, Nov. 15 to discuss various policy updates and to hear reports from various board members and staff about a school health and wellbeing summit in Anchorage, which was held this past September. The...

 

The Way We Were

November 21, 1918 The pool rooms are closed here at present except to customers who make their purchases and leave immediately. The picture show has already been closed for the past two weeks, Manager Cunningham being unable to secure films for...

 

Salvation Army prepares for 2018 Christmas Kettle

Red Salvation Army Christmas kettles are almost as iconic of Christmas as trees or carolers. Every winter, around shops and street corners across America, volunteers will stand in the cold with a red...

 

Police Report

November 12, 2018 Suspicious Circumstance. Traffic stop: Verbal warning for faulty headlight. Traffic stop: Verbal warning for headlight. Leonard Daniel Williams III, 33. Title 47, criminal trespass, criminal mischief. November 13, 2018 Citizen...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Have you applied to a city, hospital, or school job in the last seven years and not been interviewed? I have, over and over, ignoring my 33 years of experience. Those that run this town only pass their high paying, secure jobs, to...

 

Volleyball team takes second place in regionals

The regional tournament in Metlakatla last week was hard-fought, according to high school volleyball coach Jessica Whitaker. The Wrangell Lady Wolves played against teams from Skagway, Petersburg,...

 

BRAVE shows "Resilience" at high school

Wrangell organization BRAVE held a film screening of "Resilience" at the high school last Saturday night. "Resilience" is a sequel to "Paper Tigers," another documentary shown by BRAVE on the subject...

 

UAS literary journal calls for submissions from Southeast Alaskans

The University of Alaska Southeast has called for all residents of Southeast Alaska to submit their creative talents to this year’s edition of “Tidal Echoes,” the college’s literary and art journal. The journal seeks to showcase and support...

 

HONOR ROLL

WRANGELL HIGH SCHOOL – 1st Quarter Principal’s Honor Roll (4.0) Jacob Allen, Abigail Armstrong, Elizabeth Armstrong, Jimmy Baggen, Madison Blackburn, Riley Blatchley, Liana Carney, Aria Chase, Helen Decker, Kaylyn Easterly, Abigail Gerald, Jacob...

 

Governor's Christmas tree coming from the Wrangell Forest Service District

Students at Evergreen Elementary School have spent the past few days making Christmas ornaments. Some students drew pictures of Alaskan wildlife, others made miniature wreaths, and another class made...

 

Tlingit language changing as new words coined for modern era

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) _ The Tlingit language is still changing, as new words are coined for the modern, technological age. The Capital City Weekly reports that newly coined words need to be spread and catch on to be widely used. Often, words are...

 

Turkey Trot this Thanksgiving

The Turkey Trot has been a Wrangell tradition for seven years, according to Lucy Robinson with Southeast Beasts. She said that it’s a fun way of starting off Thanksgiving day, and to get the...

 

Department seeks to adapt amid climate change in Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP)­– The Alaska transportation department is changing how it maintains roads as the state feels the effects of climate change. Alaska’s Energy Desk reports climate change has made it harder and more expensive to keep up. There...

 

Fish Factor: Nearly 300,000 lbs. of old fishing gear end up at Denmark recycling company and made into new products

More shipping containers filled with plastic fishing nets, crab lines and other gear left Dutch Harbor last week for recycling plants in Europe, and two more will soon follow from that port and Kodiak. “We’re accepting trawl and crab line and...

 

Judicial council begins process of replacing ousted judge

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A state Superior Court judge ousted in the general election will be replaced by an appointee of Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy. Anchorage television station KTVA reports Judge Michael Corey’s term in office ends 90 days after...

 

ABB/ANS Grand Officers

The 106th Alaska Native Brotherhood Grand Camp Convention was held in Ketchikan. The new ANB Grand President is Joe Williams, and the vice president is Heather Gerko. Alaska Native Sisterhood Grand...

 

Alaska Air unveils new Anchorage hangar

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Alaska Airlines has a new, $50 million hangar in Anchorage that’s large enough to house two Boeing 737s. KTVA reports the airline unveiled the massive hangar this week at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. The...

 

All-star basketball tournament

The Parks and Recreation youth basketball season came to a close last Saturday with the all-star basketball tournament. Wrangell hosted Petersburg for the tournament, held at the high school gym. The...

 

Alaska fishermen sentenced for killing endangered sea lions

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – An Alaska salmon boat skipper who killed endangered Steller sea lions with a shotgun and hindered an investigation has been fined $20,000 in federal court. Jon Nichols, 31, of Cordova, was sentenced Tuesday to five...

 

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