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Articles from the December 26, 2019 edition

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The spirit of giving

A longstanding tradition for Wrangell High School students is their senior project. As their high school careers begin to draw to a close, WHS students will organize a community service project to...

 

City holds town hall meeting on tourism industry

City officials, community members, and local business owners met at the Nolan Center last Tuesday evening, Dec. 17, to discuss Wrangell's tourism industry. This meeting was to cover the recent...

 

Wrangell resident hit with fine from NOAA

On Dec. 20, NOAA issued a press release stating they had given a Notice of Violation Assessment to Wrangell resident Sylvia Ettefagh. She was given a fine for failing to offload and report the...

 

Alaska Natives Without Land begin organizing volunteer efforts

Back at the end of August of this year, Alaska Natives Without Land visited Wrangell to hold a presentation on their organization and mission. The group represents five Alaska Native communities in...

 

Six Wrangell wrestlers place at state

Of the 11 members of the Wrangell Wolves wrestling team who travelled to Anchorage for the state championships last weekend, six walked away with placement. As teams, Bethel High School took first...

 

Tough start for the Wolves' basketball season

The Wrangell Wolves had a rough beginning to their basketball season after two losses to the Petersburg Vikings this weekend. In two games on Friday, Dec. 20 and Saturday, Dec. 21, Wrangell put up a...

 

Lady Wolves victorious in alumni game and season opener against Petersburg

The Lady Wolves, Wrangell’s high school girls’ basketball team, held their annual alumni dinner and game last Tuesday, Dec. 17. The game is a tradition where past and present basketball players...

 

Police report

December 16 Traffic stop verbal warning driving habits. Dog bite citations issued to Lorena Cana, 53, for dog at large and objectionable dog first offense. Suspicious circumstance. Welfare check all was fine. December 17 Agency assist: DOT. December...

 

Boat Parade

The Doc Davenport Christmas Boat Parade was held last Saturday evening, Dec. 21. The parade is a decades-long tradition for Wrangell, going back to the 1970s. Boat owners sailed out in the night past...

 

Pancake dinner at Eagle's Nest

Eagle's Nest, the after-school program hosted by Wrangell Bible Baptist Church, held a pancake dinner party to celebrate the Christmas season. Besides dinner, the evening was full of Christmas-themed...

 

Christmas Art Display

Christmas-themed art by Jacquie Dozier is on display at the Nolan Center. This piece was made with mementos from past holidays, according to a placard describing the art piece....

 

Sitka mulls joining tiny house movement

SITKA, Alaska (AP) – Sitka is considering getting into the tiny home movement. The Daily Sitka Sentinel reports the Sitka Planning Commission got its first look Wednesday at how city code could be amended to make room for tiny houses, specifically...

 

The Way We Were

December 25, 1919 E.A. Lindman, secretary of the American organization of Wrangell, recently had occasion to write to Judge Jennings, and in his letter mentioned the fact that Wrangell now has a citizenship night school. Judge Jennings, in his...

 

A small cod fishery will happen in Gulf state waters for 2020

They say good things come in small packages and that’s the case for Alaska cod fishermen heading into the new year. A small cod fishery will occur in Gulf state waters (out to three miles) for 2020, putting to rest speculation that no cod would be...

 

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