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Courson running for mayor, declines new media interviews

Terry Courson, a firearms instructor and retired police officer, is running for borough mayor. Though he declined interviews with KSTK and the Sentinel, he has posted flyers around Wrangell outlining his stances and experience. Courson served on the...

 

Historian tells story of 1908 shipwreck in 5-part podcast series

The story of a 1908 shipwreck near Wrangell that killed 111 of the 138 men on board – mostly Asian cannery workers returning home after the salmon season had ended – is narrated by current and...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    August 17, 2022

Teen podcaster awarded scholarship for 'heroic' community impact

A "hero" walks among us. Junior Mia Wiederspohn has been selected as one of six Alaska teenagers to receive a scholarship through the Summer of Heroes program. The program each year recognizes teens w...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 20, 2022

PFD donations don't change much with higher payout

This year, deposits of about $3,200 each will begin appearing in Alaskans’ bank accounts on Sept. 20, but so far the promise of a record-high combined Permanent Fund dividend and energy relief payment hasn’t translated to more charitable giving....

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    July 6, 2022

Assembly approves borough budget

The borough assembly approved a budget for the fiscal year that started last Friday similar to past years — no increase in property tax or sales tax rates, and with more than half of the total spending going to the self-supporting operations of...

 

Unity hold us together, despite differences

One of the abiding understandings of our Lutheran church is “unity, not uniformity.” It is a practice that allows each congregation flexibility within a particular framework. We celebrate a pattern of church seasons; we mark those seasons with...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    May 18, 2022

Chamber picks July 4th logo design winner; still looking for royalty candidates

When Kitty Angerman caught wind of the chamber of commerce logo design contest for the Fourth of July, she smelled inspiration right away. That inspiration - the scent of the Stikine River - won her...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    May 11, 2022

Teen broadcasts love of learning to ensure survival of Tlingit language, culture

It's not uncommon for high school students to learn a second language. It's a bit rarer for them to take what they've learned and teach it to others. That's exactly what sophomore Mia Wiederspohn has...

 

The Way We Were

April 27, 1922 The high school students appreciate the aid and cooperation they received from the citizens, merchants and teachers in staging their play. A great part of its success was due to the interest shown by the people of the town. Mr. Palmer...

 
 By Dan Ortiz    Opinion    April 27, 2022

Representative reports accomplishments in House budget

The State House finished its work April 9 on the operating budget, which has been passed to the Senate for further work and debate. While there is still work to be done, this year’s budget has the potential for some great investments for the needs...

 

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 By Larry Persily    News    April 20, 2022

Chamber honors educator, youth leader, citizen of the year

A full house at the Nolan Center listened as the chamber of commerce honored Mia Wiederspohn as Wrangell’s youth leader of the year, Barbara Neyman as educator of the year, and Sarah Merritt as citizen of the year. The chamber presentation...

 

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HELP WANTED Roe Production Manager (Petersburg, AK). Responsible for maximizing product value of all species of Pacific Salmon Roe for quality roe products. Required bachelor’s degree in Food Production/Marine Production System Science + 5 yrs as...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    March 30, 2022

Hooligan brighten up the Stikine again

The hooligan are back. When the eagles disappear from town and the sea lions start hauling out on the beach at Lesnoi Island, it's a pretty sure bet hooligan season is upon the Stikine, said David...

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    March 30, 2022

Wrangell group participates in child abuse prevention month

The Wrangell nonprofit BRAVE (Building Respect and Valuing Everyone) will be busy in April, taking part in the statewide effort to promote National Child Abuse Prevention Month. A couple of high school students are recording public service...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    February 23, 2022

KSTK art auction sets goal of raising $5,000

Art lovers and artists can help sustain public radio station KSTK with their contributions. The station recently kicked off a fundraising effort that will culminate in an art auction and hopefully...

 

The Way We Were

Feb. 16, 1922 The recommendation of the Board of Engineers to Congress for an appropriation of $50,000 for a breakwater for the protection of Wrangell harbor is as welcome as it was unexpected. Just a short time ago the board had publicly announced...

 

Reader praises Wrangell reporters

I would like to concur with Alice Rooney about the high quality of the Wrangell Sentinel. You are doing a fine job. Glad to have you back, Larry. I cannot leave out our fine reporter at KSTK, Sage Smiley. She is among the best radio reporters that...

 

Billie Foust known for her years on KSTK

Billie Foust, 65, died Jan. 14 in Ketchikan, where she had lived the past couple of years. She was born April 1956 in Arcata, California, to Ethel Miller and Bill Foust. Billie spent most of her life... Full story

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    December 23, 2021

Community supports organizations helping others

Fundraising efforts are a year-round task for most organizations, but during the holidays those efforts are increased. People in Wrangell are willing to give their time, energy and money to support...

 

Institute site should serve both as housing and history

The Wrangell Institute was a big part of history — for the Native students who went to school there, for the community and the state. The Bureau of Indian Affairs boarding school, which operated at the site above Shoemaker Bay from 1932 to 1975,...

 

Community invited to Dove Tree ceremony of remembrance Nov. 28

The holiday season is generally a time of gathering and happiness. It can also be a time of great sadness, mourning those who are no longer present to celebrate. Since 2003, Hospice of Wrangell has offered the Dove Tree and Dove Tree ceremony as a wa...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    November 10, 2021

Obstacles remain in filling jobs, despite efforts

Wrangell has work, but the workforce is lacking. Since the end of September, the Wrangell Chamber of Commerce has been posting its members’ job openings to help get companies staffed and people working. In the five weeks, three people have come in...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    October 28, 2021

Halloween decorations truly frightening experience in Wrangell

A shark thrashes its victim; legs poke out the end of rolled-up carpet; a skeleton rides a giant spider; a haunted house catches fire. Decorations are up around Wrangell to welcome the spookiest time...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    October 21, 2021

Tlingit culture, language lives on through heritage learners

It gets so heavy, sometimes you just want to put it down is how Virginia Oliver describes preserving the Tlingit language. "You want to cry," she said, "because it feels like your brain is going to...

 

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