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The Way We Were

April 17, 1919 A branch of the Alaska Labor Union was organized in Wrangell Tuesday night with 72 members. H.V. Henrickson, secretary of Alaska Labor Union No. 5 at Ketchikan, arrived in Wrangell Tuesday. A large audience turned out in response to th...

 

Wrangell community-clean up

Many people came out the morning of Saturday, April 13, to participate in the Wrangell Community Clean-Up. Both individuals and local organizations participated in picking up trash wherever it could...

 

Ernestine Hayes meets the locals

Ernestine Hayes, author of "The Tao of Raven," "Blonde Indian," and "Juneau (Images of America)" was in Wrangell last weekend to host a writer's workshop. She also visited with Wrangell residents at...

 

Local reporter wins photography awards

Local reporter Caleb Vierkant recently won two awards in the 2019 North and East Texas Press Association Newspaper Contest. Before moving to Wrangell last July, Vierkant was a reporter for the...

 

Cruise season opens

The cruise season has officially opened in Wrangell. The Wilderness Adventurer, of UnCruise Adventures, docked early on the morning of Tuesday, April 9. According to Economic Development Director...

 

The Way We Were

April 10, 1919 A committee has been busy at the Red Cross rooms the past week cutting refugee garments from material on hand. These garments consist of simply made girls’ petticoats and children’s shirts and they will be ready for distribution ne...

 

Two eagles

Two bald eagles were seen on a lamp post near City Dock the morning of Friday, April 5. Bald eagles, the national bird of the United States, are a fairly common sight in Alaska. According to the...

 

The Way We Were

April 4, 1919 St. Philip’s Guild will enter into the magazine business temporarily, having made arrangements with the Priscilla Publishing Company to secure 50 subscribers before April 10. A committee representing the Guild will visit Wrangell home...

 

Adult prom

Wrangell had its second annual "adult prom" at the Elks Lodge last Saturday night. Everyone over the age of 21 was invited to come out, dance, and raise money for the high school class of 2021....

 

Spring book fair

Evergreen Elementary School is holding a Spring Book Fair this first week of spring, from April 1 to 5. Pictured here is Michelle Jenkins (left) and Everett Meissner (right) purchasing some...

 

Coast Guard gives a demonstration

The Coast Guard flew into town last Friday to show off some rescue maneuvers to a crowd of curious onlookers. They dropped swimmers into the water, between City Dock and the Nolan Center, and...

 

The Way We Were

March 27, 1919 A nation-wide campaign is being made this week for 1000 tons of old clothing for the relief of the most serious need of millions of men, women and children of northern France, Italy, Czecho-Slovakia, Belgium, Serbia, Romania, Greece...

 

Five tons of electronics collected at e-waste event

The WCA IGAP department held its third annual e-waste event at the carving shed last Saturday. This was the last e-waste event the cooperative association will be hosting for a year or so, according...

 

Shotrock draws the crowds

Rayme's Bar was packed last Saturday night, with lots of people coming out for a night of live music. Local band Shotrock performed a setlist of classic rock, from Alice in Chains to ZZ Top. Pictured...

 

New Elks officers sworn in

Wrangell Elks Lodge No. 1595 swore in a new batch of officers in a small ceremony last Friday evening, March 22. Pictured from right to left are Leading Knight Juanita Courson, Secretary Shirley...

 

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

March 27, 1919 All the local lodges have gone in together on a plan for a big masquerade ball next Tuesday evening. The proceeds will be donated to the Armenian Relief Fund. All people who attend are urged to come masked, and no unmasked persons...

 

The Way We Were

March 13, 1919 Capt. S. C. Barrington is having a new river boat built which, for efficiency will surpass anything that has gone up the Stikine. The design of the new boat was worked out by Capt. Chas. M. Binkley, who is in charge of the construction...

 

Ortiz meet and greet

State Representative Dan Ortiz made a stop in Wrangell last week to discuss the proposed budget cuts by Governor Mike Dunleavy. He was present at a town hall meeting on how the cuts could affect Wrangell last Wednesday. He also stopped at the...

 

Wrangell Medical Center's Long-term Care Center repeats top-ranking score for quality measures

For the second straight month, Wrangell Medical Center’s (WMC) Long-Term Care sits atop the state rankings for nursing home quality, based on an average of 11 quality measures used by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). With scores...

 

Dance recital at Evergreen Elementary

Tory Houser's dance class held their winter dance recital this past weekend, getting the chance to show off what they had been practicing for the past two months. The class was divided into three age...

 

The Way We Were

March 13, 1919 The best music that Wrangell has heard in a long time is the hum of the saw at the new mill of the Wilson & Sylvester Mill Company, which started up in earnest Monday morning. It was last March that fire destroyed the old Wilson,...

 

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