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Articles from the December 27, 2018 edition

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Small turnout for boat parade, winners announced for holiday decorating contest

The Doc Davenport Christmas Boat Parade has been a Wrangell tradition since the 1970s, when it was started by Wayne "Doc" Davenport. Fishermen and boat owners of Wrangell, traditionally, deck out...

 

Wrangell school district marks last day of school, first semester for new leadership

With snow falling all through town, the last day of school for the Wrangell school district was made just that much more special. After a long semester starting last August, students in elementary, middle, and high school now have a few weeks to...

 

Polar Bear Plunge coming this New Year

As many people in Wrangell are surely aware, Alaska is cold in the winter. While others may bundle up or drink lots of coffee to fight the cold, there is another group that embraces it. The Wrangell Polar Bear Club will be holding their annual...

 

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

December 26, 1918 The new Willson Sylvester mill is nearing completion. The buildings are up, a great deal of the machinery and the engines and boilers are in place, and the finishing touches will be done in a few weeks’ time. Within two months,...

 

Police report

December 17, 2018 Traffic stop: Verbal warning for faulty equipment. December 18, 2018 Summons service. Agency assist: Warrant served. Parking complaint. Citizen assist: Unlocked vehicle. December 19, 2018 Agency assist: ID requested. Parking...

 

Obituary: Lawrence Frederick Bahovec, 101

Lawrence Frederick Bahovec, 101, passed away on Dec. 6, 2018 in Seattle, Washington after a brief battle with cancer. His family was by his side. Lawrence was born on Jan. 4, 1917, in Chicago,... Full story

 

Experience beats youth at girls' alumni game

Age and experience triumphed over youthful energy last Thursday night, Dec. 20. The Lady Wolves high school basketball team hosted its third annual alumni game as a fundraiser and a celebration of...

 

Wrangell Wolves lose high energy alumni game

The Wrangell Wolves boys basketball team kicked off its season with an alumni game last Friday night. Like the girl alumni gave the night before, attendees were treated to dinner before the game....

 

Alaska Fish Factor: For centuries seafood has taken a special spot on holidays all over the world

Fishermen in Alaska who own catch shares of halibut, sablefish and Bering Sea crab will pay more to the federal government to cover 2018 management and enforcement costs for those fisheries.   For halibut and sablefish (black cod) the annual fee,...

 

Press release: Clarification of Unit 2 Wolf Closure Extension

Thorne Bay and Craig Districts Ranger, Matt Anderson, under authority delegated by the Federal Subsistence Board, closed the Federal public lands of Unit 2 to the harvest of wolf from 11:59 P.M., Tuesday, December 18, 2018 until 11:59 P.M., March...

 

Ugly Christmas sweater contest at Rayme's Bar

Rayme's Bar, a popular location among many Wrangell residents, hosted its annual ugly Christmas sweater contest last Saturday night. The contest has been a tradition at the bar ever since it was...

 

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