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  • Clean up after your dog

    Wrangell Sentinel|Apr 5, 2023

    Some people let their dogs run loose, while others walk their dogs but don’t bother to pick up the piles. Regardless of which one was the culprit, the recent dog poop deposit at the museum totem is a new low for a highly visible problem. The discovery comes as the snow melts and residents discover dog piles anywhere and everywhere. The Muskeg Meadows Golf Course, which is posted but frequently ignored as a dog-free area, recently reminded the community: “Our grounds crew has been picking up buckets and buckets of dog poo as we get ready to ope...

  • The Way We Were

    Amber Armstrong-Hillberry, Wrangell Sentinel|Oct 19, 2022

    Oct. 19, 1922 The regular monthly meeting of the Parent-Teachers Association was held last Thursday evening at the schoolhouse. H. W. Gartley spoke forcibly and to the point regarding the need for a playground for children, aside from the playshed on the school grounds. Mr. Gartley’s talk met with enthusiastic approval, and he was asked to act as chairman of a playground committee to look into the matter and report at the next meeting on available sites for a public playground where the boys can play baseball with no fear of breaking windows, w...

  • New school counselor looks to help students plan for future

    Marc Lutz, Wrangell Sentinel|Aug 17, 2022

    Julie Williams believes life is a "limited time offer," and that opportunities should be taken where they can. The new school counselor is invested in helping Wrangell's high school and middle school students plan their futures, while helping them understand that sometimes adjustments need to be made for the curveballs life throws their way. Williams holds degrees from Stanford University, Goddard College and the University of Idaho and her focus has been on curriculum and instruction. She grew...

  • BearFest promises full schedule of workshops, food, music and more

    Sentinel staff|Jul 27, 2022

    From Wednesday through Sunday, the schedule for BearFest is loaded with something for all ages, whether games and art workshops or food and educational symposiums. Since the event is focused on bears, there will be bear safety classes, a look at the new Anan Wildlife Observatory for bear viewing, a history of bears in national parks, and bear conservation among other bear-related topics. BearFest organizer Sylvia Ettefagh said in an interview earlier this month that the mission of the five-day...

  • 4th of July weekend draws large crowds

    Sentinel staff|Jul 6, 2022

    Friendly competitions, food tosses, tests of endurance and plenty of fun filled the weekend as hundreds flocked to various Fourth of July events throughout Wrangell. Tourists, visitors, family and former residents returning home joined locals in watching and participating in the parade, talent show, basketball and many other events from Friday through Monday in celebration of the Fourth. Despite a change in venue for the fireworks show from Volunteer Park to a barge in Zimovia Strait due to dry...

  • Borough finance director takes on two more jobs to give back to community

    Marc Lutz, Wrangell Sentinel|Jun 29, 2022

    Running has provided Mason Villarma with the discipline needed to set and achieve goals, not only with the sport but in other aspects of life. It's training he will lean on as he is taking on two new part-time jobs in addition to his full-time work as the borough's finance director. On June 20, the school board voted to accept two contracts for Villarma: One as the high school assistant cross country running coach and another as the activities director for the school district. Villarma sees...

  • Fourth of July schedule includes returning and new events

    Marc Lutz, Wrangell Sentinel|Jun 29, 2022

    The fun is returning with four days full of games, music, food, booms, pops, pows and wows. In addition to all the popular events held at last year's Fourth of July celebration, six more have been included in the schedule after being on hiatus for a couple years, and three new events have been added. For a full schedule of events for Friday through Monday, see Pages 8 and 9. Returning favorites include the fireworks show Sunday evening, Monday's parade, Saturday's fish derbies and several waterc...

  • A day on the green

    May 4, 2022

    Glacier Larsen gets ready to chip in his ball from the rough last Saturday during the first day of the Angerman's 9-Hole Best Ball Tournament at Muskeg Meadows — the first golf tournament of the season. Five teams competed for prizes, with the team of Faye and Keene Kohrt, Matt Houser and Chris Johnson placing first. The second day of play was postponed due to rain and will be held at a later date....

  • Birding festival starts Friday, runs to May 7

    Sentinel staff|Apr 20, 2022

    The annual Stikine River Birding Festival has a busy first weekend planned. It starts up Friday with a 1 p.m. virtual storytime at the Irene Ingle Public Library, then continuing the educational fun agenda with a Birding 101 class at 6 p.m. Friday at the Nolan Center, led by Bonnie Demerjian. The library event will present an Earth Day theme, with activity kits available for pickup at the library. The meeting ID for the Zoom event is 935 4298 0052, passcode 8743535. There are three events on Saturday’s calendar. A community cleanup is p...

  • The Way We Were

    Amber Armstrong, Wrangell Sentinel|Apr 13, 2022

    April 13, 1922 The high school play, “Mary Jane’s Pa,” will be given in the Redmen’s Hall on Saturday, April 15. It is in three acts with a cast of 15 characters and will have two performances. At the afternoon performance, which is given so that schoolchildren may see it for a lower price and for mothers who cannot attend in the evening, the seats will be 25 cents for schoolchildren and 50 cents for the mothers. No reserved seats. At the evening performance, 160 seats at the front will be reserved at 75 cents each. The general admission to the...

  • Birding festival expands schedule, focuses on education

    Marc Lutz, Wrangell Sentinel|Apr 6, 2022

    Just like migrating birds, the Stikine River Birding Festival is coming back to Wrangell. This year, instead of just one weekend, the festival is spreading its wings to three weekends in a row from April 22 to May 7 with a focus on education. "Instead of having one intensive weekend, hoping to capitalize on visitors, I think we recognized it was never really attracting a huge amount of tourists," said Corree Delabrue, district interpreter for the U.S. Forest Service Wrangell office. She also...

  • Student's senior project par for the course

    Marc Lutz|Mar 23, 2022

    If it wasn't for the carts at Muskeg Meadows, more golfers might be forced to walk between holes. One teen is making sure that's not the case when the course opens this year. High school senior Jimmy Baggen is working on providing maintenance for several of Muskeg's carts for his senior project, an idea that came to him because of his interest in golf and mechanics. Baggen has been interested in fixing cars (and carts) only for a couple of years after hanging out with a friend of the family who...

  • Tent City Days offer 20 events over 3 days

    Sentinel staff|Oct 14, 2021

    Wrangell’s Tent City Days start Friday and run through Sunday, with 20 events scheduled for the fall festivities that come a day before Alaska Day on Monday, which celebrates the U.S. purchase of the territory from Russia in 1867. In keeping with the historical theme, there are some gold rush-named activities among the varied three-day schedule. And in keeping with COVID-19 safety, organizers advise on the event’s Facebook page: “Please mask up. Follow state/local health mandates. Don’t feel well? Stay home and call your medical provide...

  • Leonard Angerman remembered for his wit, smiles and stories

    Oct 14, 2021

    Leonard Charles Angerman was born at home June 12, 1935, and died Sept. 22, 2021, at Wrangell Medical Center. "His 86 years were full of bumps and obstacles, which he met with courage, hope and a positive attitude," the family wrote. One of the toughest was the death of his 51-year-old father. His mother had $500, four children, and a cab business to run. His parents, Fritz and Helen, had emigrated from Austria and were hard workers who successfully instilled that into their children Fred,...

  • Tent City Days to become celebration of 'all things Wrangell'

    Marc Lutz|Sep 23, 2021

    Event organizer Jill Privett is looking to make a positive change with Tent City Days. In the past, the event celebrated the gold rush era, but Privett wants to focus more on “celebrating all things Wrangell, whether that be your love of the land, people, fishing, berry picking, etc.,” she said. From Oct. 14-17, various in-person and virtual events will be held, such as the Gold Nugget Open Swim, Alaska Day Fun Run, Tent City Steak Night, a food cache contest, Shady Lady Saturday Night, Zoom Story Time, Fisherman’s Crawl and the Wild Woman...

  • Busy couple of weeks for golf tournaments

    Sentinel staff|Aug 26, 2021

    Wrangell’s Muskeg Meadows Golf Course will be busy the first two weekends of September with four different tournaments. The Breakaway Adventures nine-hole, best-ball tourney is planned for Sept. 4. The Club Championship will tee off on Sept. 5, with individual scores. The three-club tournament in honor of Randy Littleton will be a nine-hole, best-ball competition on Labor Day, Sept. 6. The American Legion Auxiliary benefit tournament is planned for Sept. 11-12, also a nine-hole, best-ball event. All of the tournaments are scheduled to start a...

  • Rally for Cancer Care fundraiser tees off this weekend

    Caleb Vierkant|Aug 5, 2021

    As the COVID-19 pandemic winds through its second year, many aspects of normal life are returning, including the annual Rally for Cancer Care golf tournament this weekend in Wrangell. The rally is a big fundraising event put on by the WMC Foundation, established in 2006 to support the Wrangell Medical Center. Although the borough hospital has changed hands and SEARHC has its own charitable organizations, WMC Foundation President Patty Gilbert said the group continues to serve Wrangell and other small Southeast communities. The golf tournament...

  • Disc golfers can take a toss for 18 baskets at Muskeg Meadows

    Larry Persily|Jul 29, 2021

    Although the directional signs for each hole have not yet arrived, eager disc golf players are tossing their way through the 18-basket course at Muskeg Meadows. "People are playing, it's just not well marked yet," said Kristi Woodbury, board president for Muskeg Meadows Golf Course. After a couple of years of work, the baskets went in last fall, she said. The baskets were delayed by COVID-19. The manufacturing plant closed down at the start of the pandemic last March, pushing off delivery until...

  • Jul 1, 2021

    Friday, July 2 3-on-3 Basketball: Start at 10 a.m. At the covered play area behind Evergreen Elementary School. Chairperson: Christie Good Art Clark Scrap Fish Derby: 11 a.m. City Dock Summer Float Two age categories: 6-9 and 10-13 Rules: No parents allowed on floats unless they are one of the volunteers. All children must wear a life jacket at all times. Hand lines only; no rods or reels. One hook per line; one line per person. Contestants must bait their own hook. Any kind of bait can be...

  • Father's Day brats and burgers

    Jun 24, 2021

    Kevin Stutz works the grill at the Elks Father's Day Picnic at Muskeg Meadows last Sunday, assisted by Kathy St. Clair (left) and Frank Roppel (background). The Elks sponsor a 9-hole best-ball golf tournament on Father's Day and hold a picnic after the tournament for members and guests. First place in the tournament went to the team of Brett Woodbury, Frank Roppel, Jeff Good and Jerry Bakeburg; second place went to Joe Delebrue, Ron Sowle, Ed Rilatos and Emily Mason. Delebrue also won the...

  • KSTK sponsors Adult Prom at the golf course

    Caleb Vierkant|Jun 24, 2021

    A fun tradition for Wrangell’s grown-ups is returning this Saturday, with the 2021 Adult Prom. The party will start at 8 p.m. at Muskeg Meadows Golf Course. The prom is an opportunity for locals to get out, dress up and dance the night away, said Lucy Moline-Robinson, with KSTK, which is sponsoring the event as a fundraiser for the radio station. “I felt there was a need for that, Wrangell doesn’t have a lot of adult-type dances,”she said. The prom was not held last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Robinson said. In 2019, it was held at the...

  • Petersburg defeats Wrangell at golf

    Jun 3, 2021

    Petersburg defeated Wrangell in this year’s Ray Pederson Memorial Ryder Cup golf tournament between the neighboring communities. The Ryder Cup play used a best-ball and best-score format the first day, May 22, and a best-ball and individual-score format the second day, May 23, of the weekend tournament. The first day drew 20 golfers, with Petersburg winning 6-4. The visitors won the second day 13½ to 8½, with 16 golfers on the course. The annual tournament, sponsored by the Petersburg Golf Club, is a fundraiser for Wrangell’s Muskeg Meado...

  • Wrangell IGA golf winners

    May 20, 2021

    The team of Jerry Bakeburg, Frank Roppel, Doug Nelson and Eric Kading took first place May 8 in Wrangell IGA 9-hole best-ball play at the Muskeg Meadows golf course. The team of Rocky and Rodney Littleton and Marva Reid took first place in May 9 competition. The Ray Pederson Memorial Ryder golf tournament is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Muskeg Meadows. It’s 18 holes each day, with a $25 cash entry fee. Register by 9:30 a.m. each day. Call 874-4659 for more information....

  • Golf tournaments most every weekend to September

    Sentinel staff|May 13, 2021

    The loss of most cruise ship traffic to town will hurt Muskeg Meadows again this summer, but the golf course is open and it’s already on its third tournament of the season this weekend. Back in 2019, before the pandemic shut down cruise ship travel, a local tour operator would book golfers in advance, meet the ship and drive the visitors to Muskeg Meadows, sometimes as many as 20 a day, said Bill Messmer, who works at the course. The package would include clubs and golf cart rentals. “That was a huge day for us,” he said. The course still...

  • May 22 run will be fun finale

    Caleb Vierkant|May 6, 2021

    Lucy Moline-Robinson is organizing her “finale” fun run for Southeast Beasts May 22. Robinson has been organizing events for Wrangell’s running group since 2012, she said, and it is time for her to step away from the work. “It’s been a wonderful time and I’ve enjoyed it, but I’d just like to take a break,” she said. “It’s a lot of work and a lot of effort. … I am looking for folks to organize the main runs, because I think they have some value in our community.” The main events put on by Southeast Beasts are the Thanksgiving Turkey Tro...

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