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 By Larry Persily    News    November 30, 2022 

Economic report says Wrangell's future could go either way

Readers can find both an optimistic view and gloomy numbers in the borough’s annual economic conditions report, issued last month. “With some of the lowest electrical rates in Alaska, the highest school district test scores, the potential to...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    November 30, 2022 

Wrangell students score higher than state average on assessment tests

Statewide assessment test scores have been released by the Alaska Department of Education, and the results are not good. In English language arts, 70% of students tested were not proficient. In math, 77% were not proficient. In science, 62% were not...

 

The Way We Were

Nov. 30, 1922 J.G. Galvin arrived in town Saturday after being out with engineers for the past several weeks. Mr. Galvin stated that John P. Van Orsdel of the J.D. Lacy Co. is preparing a report on timber conditions in the vicinity of Wrangell. The...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    November 30, 2022 

District launches STOPit reporting system to combat bullying

The Wrangell School District has taken another step toward curbing harassment by using modern technology. Earlier this month, the district installed the STOPit system on electronic devices to make it easier for students and staff to anonymously...

 
 By Marc Lutz    Sports    November 30, 2022 

Schools fielding surveys about starting a track team

It’s been seven years since Wrangell had a spring sports offering for high school students. Baseball was canceled in 2015 due to a lack of participation, but now a proposed track program might be in the works. At the Nov. 21 school board meeting, M...

 

School districts hope for more state funding next year

School districts statewide, including Wrangell, will be looking to the Legislature next year for an increase in state funding, but any boost in the state’s per-pupil formula likely will depend in large part on oil revenues and also Permanent Fund...

 

Borough looking hard for funding to cover Public Safety Building repairs

After Wrangell voters chose not to take on debt to finance repairs to the Public Safety Building last month, the facility’s future is uncertain. Borough officials are racing against time to identify alternative sources of funding before the...

 

Dunleavy, Tshibaka, Palin receive most votes in Wrangell

Wrangell voters cast their ballots to re-elect Gov. Mike Dunleavy and to toss out congressional incumbents Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Rep. Mary Peltola. While a majority of Alaskans also voted for Dunleavy, though by a slightly smaller margin than in...

 

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HELP WANTED Wrangell Public Schools is accepting applications for the following position for the 2022-2023 school year: This is a part-time position working with students in Grades Pre-K-5, 5.75 hours per day in the Special Education Program at...

 

The Way We Were

Nov. 9, 1922 At a public meeting at the city hall Thursday evening, the Alaska Game Protective Association of Wrangell was organized. Officers elected were: Chas.Benjamin, president; J.G. Grant, vice president; Dr. R.J. Diven, secretary-treasurer....

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    November 2, 2022

Schools want to include community to help prevent bullying

Name calling. Spreading rumors. Shoving, tripping. Excluding. Those are just a few of the ways bullying can be perpetrated, and staff at Wrangell schools are working to prevent it and the damage and lasting trauma that can stem from it. About 20% of...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    November 2, 2022

Wrangell only district in Alaska awarded electric school bus grant

The wheels on the bus go round and round, but you might not hear them. Wrangell was the only school district in Alaska to be awarded with a $395,000 grant last month to purchase an electric school bus through the Environmental Protection Agency’s...

 

After burglary, boat owner calls on harbor, assembly to strengthen port security

When Matthew Gore arrived in Wrangell on the evening of Oct. 21, he took his dogs for a walk in the park before getting on his boat, the Andromeda, which he had been storing at the Reliance Float since late June 2021. Immediately, something “felt...

 

Angoon celebrates first new dugout canoe since naval bombardment in 1882

Dozens of hands small and large held a firm grip on the 30-foot-long dugout canoe they pushed down Angoon's Front Street despite their shoes slipping on the rain-soaked road. Neither the potholes on...

 

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HELP WANTED Wrangell Senior Center is seeking an assistant cook. $16/hour DOE. Position is 25 hours a week. Benefits include a 403b retirement account, employee assistance program, 12 paid holidays, paid time off and optional supplemental insurance....

 

Years of flat state funding create budget stress for Alaska schools

Years of flat state funding create budget stress for schools across Alaska By James Brooks and Lisa Phu Alaska Beacon The Anchorage School District, which is considering the closure of six elementary schools amid a projected $68 million budget... Full story

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    October 19, 2022

School district will spend up to $385,900 for building condition surveys

With voter approval of a $3.5 million bond issue, the Wrangell School District wasted no time in moving ahead with its plan to go after a state grant as it works to fully fund needed repairs at its buildings. But before the district starts any work,...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    October 19, 2022

School enrollment moves up slightly to 266 students

School enrollment is heading in the right direction, but just slightly. After counting 257 students during the state-mandated annual tally last year, this year’s Wrangell enrollment count was at 266 as of last week, said Schools Superintendent...

 

Legislature and governor need to boost school funding

The Wrangell School District could face a financial squeeze in the next several years, forcing hard decisions over which programs get cut, what classes go away and how much staff is left. It’s not that the administration or staff did anything...

 
 By Lisa Phu    News    October 5, 2022

Ketchikan assembly member Bynum challenges 4-term incumbent Ortiz for state House

A Republican Ketchikan Gateway Borough assembly member is challenging the four-term incumbent to represent Ketchikan, Wrangell, Metlakatla, Coffman Cove and other communities of southern Southeast...

 

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HELP WANTED Wrangell Public Schools is accepting applications for the following positions for the 2022-2023 school year: - Paraprofessionals: These are part-time positions working with students in Grades K-5, 5.75 hours per day in the Special Educati...

 

Borough can hold $291,000 unforeseen state payment as cushion for bond debt

Wrangell has received $291,566 that it was owed by the state but never expected to receive, and could hold it as a cushion to soften the debt payments on bonds to repair school buildings and the Public Safety Building. Borough Finance Director Mason...

 

The Way We Were

Sept. 28, 1922 A party of prospectors came into town last week with an extensive collection of samples of various kinds of ore taken on the Iskoot in British Columbia. Some of the metals were gold, silver, lead and copper. The samples were forwarded...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    September 28, 2022

New strategic plan could create specific goals for school district

During its regular monthly meeting on Sept. 19, the Wrangell school board started discussions on revising its strategic plan. Strategic plans provide school districts with guidance on reaching specific goals over the course of five years. The...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    September 28, 2022

Wilson wants to find more funding for schools

David Wilson has served two three-year terms on the Wrangell school board and is seeking re-election for a third. He is serving as board president during his second term. Since being elected to the...

 

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