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Articles from the May 22, 2014 edition

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 By Brian O Connor    News    May 22, 2014

Wrangell High School graduates 17

The 17 graduates of the 2014 class of Wrangell High School will be headed as far away as Florida. In the coming years, they will study mathematics, combination welding, physics, art, and film. They... Full story

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    May 22, 2014

Nolan cuts, electric rate hikes possible in 2015 budget

Preliminary budget figures show a looming $64,000 reduction in funding for the Nolan Center. The draft budget, released publicly for the first time May 13, and discussed in a budget workshop before the regular borough assembly meeting, also shows a p... Full story

 

The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. May 28, 1914: At a special meeting of the town council last Monday evening, a petition from the school board was read asking for the council to make an appropriation for the high school next year. After...

 

Correction:

The May 15 Page 9 story “Meissner holds salmon derby lead after first weekend” incorrectly stated that this was the second straight year for the three-bag limit for the Salmon Derby, and omitted the names of the derby committee. Derby committee...

 

Police reports

Monday, May 12 Parking Complaint. Tuesday, May 13 Hit and Run. Wednesday, May 14 Agency Assist – Line Crew. Suspicious Person. Citizen assist – vehicle was unlocked. Officer responded to family dispute. Officer responded to an assault. Report of...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    May 22, 2014

Wrangell High seniors receive almost $500,000 in scholarships, awards

The class of 2014 will have more than a little financial assistance as they head off to college. Wrangell High School officials formally acknowledged the numerous scholarships and financial awards... Full story

 

Letters to the Edito

To the Editor: In this day of wanting everything given to us, reality often is overlooked. Here is a case: both responses to the question posed to Chuck residents reflect both sides of this concern. In the end as it affects this marine traveler, I...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    May 22, 2014

Coalition seeks funds for Stikine monitoring

It may not be among the sexiest causes in the world, but it might be crucial to anyone who makes their living near the Stikine River. The Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition went before the US Forest Service’s Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) see...

 

Marijuana opposition group announces contribution

JUNEAU (AP) — A group formed to fight a ballot initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana use in Alaska said Monday that it's gotten its first major contribution. “Big Marijuana. Big Mistake. Vote No on 2”said Chenega Corp. has...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    May 22, 2014

Parent asks for bullying policy change

A concerned mother and teacher asked the school board to consider amending the bullying policy Monday. Mikki Kauppila presented school board members with a photocopy of a hurtful text message she said was circulated about her daughter on private...

 

Fish Factor

Trollers in Southeast Alaska provide fresh king salmon nearly year round, but the runs of reds and kings to the Copper River mark the “official start” of Alaska’s salmon season. On May 15 the fleet of more than 570 fishermen set out their nets...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    May 22, 2014

Summer reading expands to include high school readers

If past years are any indication, more than 100 students will complete the public library’s summer reading program this year. For the first time this year officials at the Irene Ingle Memorial library have opened the reading program to include...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    May 22, 2014

Candidate Sullivan visits Wrangell

Lieutenant gubernatorial candidate Dan Sullivan stopped in Wrangell May 15, part of a wider campaign swing through Southeast Sullivan is the current Republican mayor of Anchorage and says he wants to...

 

Woman walks for help after bear attack in Alaska

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska (AP) — Bloodied and dazed after being slashed by the claws of a brown bear, a woman struggled to walk 2 miles along a curvy, hilly trail to find someone to help her. The woman, who has asked that her...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    May 22, 2014

Wrangell hat slated for auction block

A ceremonial hat from the Wrangell Kiks.ádi tribe was set to go before the auction gavel in New York Wednesday. The potential auction of a priceless heirloom has galvanized tribal leaders, who say...

 

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