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 By Marc Lutz    Sports    January 25, 2023 

Wrangell nets more wins than losses in Petersburg homecoming weekend

It may have been Petersburg's homecoming weekend but two of Wrangell High School's basketball teams were the ones coming home with wins. In two days of tough competition last Friday and Saturday,...

 
 By Marc Lutz    Sports    January 18, 2023

Wolves lose one, win one against Glacier Bears on the road

From the start of the game, the Wrangell High School boys basketball team had their work cut out for them against Haines. The energy from both the Wolves and the Glacier Bears was evident from tipoff...

 
 By Marc Lutz    Sports    January 18, 2023

Lady Wolves lose two in a row to Haines in away games

Bad luck on Friday the 13th bled into Saturday the 14th for the Lady Wolves as they traveled to Haines to take on the Glacier Bears last weekend. In the first competition of the new year, the...

 

Christine Jenkins

Christine Jenkins passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on January 4, 2023, at the age of 94. She was a lifelong Wrangell resident and a much-loved and respected member of the Wrangell... Full story

 
 By Scott Bowlen    News    January 11, 2023

Ketchikan police chief on paid leave after indictment on assault charge

Ketchikan Police Chief Jeffrey Walls has been placed on paid administrative leave after being indicted for felony third-degree assault and five lesser charges related to an incident Sept. 10 at Salmon Falls Resort. “Chief Walls is currently on...

 
 By Marc Lutz    Sports    December 21, 2022

Blatchley, Churchill close out high school wrestling as state champs

Two senior wrestlers went to Anchorage as regional title holders. They returned to Wrangell with another title to their names: State champions. Ethan Blatchley and Randy Churchill each took on four...

 
 By Marc Lutz    Sports    December 21, 2022

Wolves win two, lose two in season openers in Sitka

The Wrangell Wolves had a preview of what's to come in this season's basketball tournaments, and the team has its work cut out for them. In competition that spanned three days, the Wrangell High...

 
 By Marc Lutz    Sports    December 14, 2022

Girls basketball team lacing up for new season

"Remember, ladies," head coach Christina Good yells to her players from across the high school gym, "stretch really good. Hammies. Quads." Good moves about the hardwood, keeping an eye on the...

 
 By Marc Lutz    Sports    December 7, 2022

Wrangell's attempt to net state volleyball title spiked in third match

An incredible run of wins took the Wrangell High School girls volleyball team all the way to the state championship playoffs at Palmer High School last Thursday and Friday. Even with their signature ability to come back from losses and overcome the...

 

Organizers bring back holiday potluck after pandemic hiatus

Residents will gather for a “Christ-moose” potluck at the Nolan Center at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 18 to celebrate the holiday season through food and fellowship. All are welcome to the free event, which will feature moose meat prepared by Jake Harris of...

 
 By Marc Lutz    Sports    November 23, 2022

Girls volleyball team wins first at regionals, will head to state

From the first-place seed going into regionals to a first-place finish, the Wrangell High School girls volleyball team saw their winning streak interrupted only once in Klawock. The Lady Wolves faced...

 
 By Marc Lutz    Sports    November 9, 2022

Roberts finishes 7th in state swim competition with personal best time

Junior Jack Roberts was the lone Wrangell High School swimmer to compete at the state meet in Anchorage over the weekend, coming off a first-place win in regionals. Roberts gave his best effort in the 200-yard individual medley and 100-yard...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    November 2, 2022

Water therapy provides relief from arthritis aches and pains

At first glance, the water therapy class in the Parks and Recreation swimming pool might look like a group of people just standing around in the water. But, like ducks on a pond, there's much more...

 
 By Marc Lutz    Sports    October 26, 2022

Wrestlers bring techniques to the mat in Juneau meet

"Guys! Stop real quick! We need to make one adjustment because I'm seeing people get behind them," Jack Carney broadcasts to the room as he weaves about the grapplers engaged in practicing moves. He...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    October 12, 2022

Survey will help WCA assess child care needs in community

Child care has been a pressing need in the community for some time, and the Wrangell Cooperative Association is hoping to address the issue at least in some part. Starting last week, the WCA distributed surveys on bulletin boards around town, on its...

 

They love their phones far too much

I promise, this will be the first and only column I write that makes fun of how people behave in Washington, D.C. Well, maybe I’ll write another one someday if I see something that is so silly it’s worth sharing with readers. OK, I guess then...

 

Big state payout depends on oil prices

Alaskans this week will start receiving their $3,284 payout from the state treasury, a combination of a large Permanent Fund dividend ($2,622) and a one-time bonus ($662) to help people pay higher energy costs. The payment is almost triple the size o...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    August 24, 2022

Zak's Café serves up donations for vandalized Head Start playground

When there's trouble in Wrangell, it doesn't take long for the community to show up and pitch in. Such was the case when vandalism was discovered at the Head Start school on Aug. 12. Staff was shocked...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    August 3, 2022

Assembly moves toward putting building repairs bond issues on ballot

The borough assembly has taken the first step toward seeking voter approval for borrowing up to $15 million to pay for long-needed repairs at the Public Safety Building and school buildings. The assembly last week voted to hold a special meeting...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    July 20, 2022

Sculptor hopes to evoke joy with BearFest statue

What's the recipe for sculpting a bear? Add one part encouragement, one part planning, two parts materials, one part inspiration, ruminate for two years, then take three months to cut away everything...

 
 By Lisa Phu    News    June 8, 2022

State trying to decide if public education funds can go to private schools

The issue of whether public school funds can go toward private education is currently being reviewed by the Alaska Department of Law. Specifically: Can families enrolled in a state-funded correspondence program use their allotment to pay for private...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    June 1, 2022

Wrangell dancers will lead at Celebration next week

For the first time in four years, Celebration, one of the largest gatherings of Southeast Alaska Native peoples to celebrate their culture, will be held in person in Juneau from June 8-11. The...

 

Glenda Gillen dies at 79; helped bring Head Start to town

Glenda L. Gillen, 79, passed away in her home surrounded by her husband and children "and lots of love" on May 18 in Wrangell. Glenda's family will hold a private church service for her. Glenda was... Full story

 
 By Wrangell Sentinel    News    May 18, 2022

Meet the class of 2022

As the Wrangell High School class of 2022 prepares to graduate on Friday, the Sentinel asked them to reflect on the past four years and how they would advise the class of 2023. Jimmy Baggen What are...

 
 By Becky Bohrer    News    May 18, 2022

Legislature closer to passing tribal recognition bill

JUNEAU (AP) — The state Senate passed legislation last Friday to formally recognize tribes in Alaska, which supporters say is an overdue step that would create opportunities for the state and tribes to work together. The measure passed 15-0 and...

 

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