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Articles from the December 20, 2018 edition

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The future of healthcare in Wrangell celebrated

City officials, Wrangell Medical Center staff, SEARHC representatives, and many community members were present at the Nolan Center as the "future of healthcare" in Wrangell was celebrated. The party,...

 

"Readathon" held at Evergreen Elementary School

A "readathon" was held at the Evergreen Elementary School library last Wednesday evening. The event, explained teacher Ryan Howe, was a great opportunity for Wrangell families to spend an evening...

 

The Way We Were In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago.

December 19, 1918 Reappearance of epidemic of influenza now threatened in many parts of the country. The Surgeon General of the United States Public Health, however, has issued a warning. The epidemic persists widely. Everywhere the epidemic and...

 

Icy runway causes minor incident at Tyee Hydro Plant

Ice on the runway caused a minor incident involving an aircraft at the Tyee Lake Hydro Facility. On the morning of Dec. 17, a pilot contracted with Southeast Alaska Power Agency landed at the facility, located at the head of Bradfield Canal, about...

 

Two dogs found dead off of Spur Road

Two dogs were found dead near Spur Road on Dec. 11. Wrangell resident Melvin Gadd found the dogs. He was driving down the trail off of the spur road, and stopped to clear some brush away from the road, when he found them. He said that the bodies...

 

Police report

December 10, 2018 Traffic stop: Citation issued to Shane Legg-Privett, 40. Failure to provide proof of insurance. Verbal warning for faulty equipment. Civil issue. Agency assist: EMT’s. Found property. Agency assist: EMT’s. Traffic stop: Verbal...

 

Death Notice

Lawrence Bahovec, 101, passed away December 6, 2018 in Seattle, Washington, with his family by his side. An obituary will follow.... Full story

 

Wrestling team takes fourth amongst 2A schools at state

A rather impressive season for the Wrangell Wolves wrestling team came to a close last weekend, after the state championships in Anchorage. The Wolves, consisting largely of freshman wrestlers, were...

 

"Tisha" Benson named 2018 Nurse of the Year

At a Nov. 3 dinner at the Hilton in Anchorage, Letitia "Tisha" Benson was named 2018's March of Dimes Nurse of the Year. She received the award of excellence for public health and ambulatory care. Ben...

 

Alaska Fish Factor: Cordova, Sitka, Ketchikan and Petersburg were top 20 Alaska ports in 2017

Alaska is the nation’s super power when it comes to seafood. American fishermen landed just shy of 10 billion pounds of fish and shellfish last year valued at $5.4 billion, both up slightly. Of that, Alaska accounted for 61 percent of total landing...

 

Rod and Gun Club hosts first turkey shoot

Sentinel writer The Wrangell Rod and Gun Club, a relatively new organization in the community, held its first turkey shoot out at the gun range last Saturday morning. The club was put together to enco...

 

Convention and Visitor Bureau discuss new website and birdfest

The Wrangell Convention and Visitor Bureau met last Thursday afternoon to discuss a variety of items. A new website for the CVB, to show all the attractions of Wrangell for tourists and locals, was a big discussion item. Economic Development...

 

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