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The Way We Were

June 9, 1921 A group of mining men are financing an expedition into the Cassiar District in northern British Columbia where, it is believed, they will find a new Eldorado. Stuart Henderson, a lawyer and promoter, heads the enterprise. The morning of...

 

Serving up this week

Warm-ups and learning to pass the ball are part of the instruction as Wrangell Parks and Recreation kicked off its six-day youth volleyball program Monday afternoon. The department's Lucy...

 

Summer lunch program

Kindergartener Parker Christopher Mork receives a snack bag and lunch voucher from Lt. Jon Tollerud of the Wrangell Salvation Army on Monday. The Salvation Army has started a new summer snack and...

 

The Way We Were

June 9, 1921 The new school and community tennis court on the McCormack property received the attention of a large number of workers Monday evening from 6:30 to 9. A great deal was done. Wrangell autos helped the good work along and hauled sand and...

 

Remembrance for Sig and Helen Decker

Friends, family and community members came out to City Park and the Wrangell Mariners' Memorial last Saturday evening for a Celebration of Life for Sig and Helen Decker, who died July 27 in a car...

 

Fourth of July fundraising begins

The 2021 Fourth of July royalty contest kicked off Monday evening. Wrangell's two candidates, sophomore Cassady Cowan (left) and senior Emma Martinsen, thanked the public for their support at a...

 

Crew vaccination cruise

The 102-passenger National Geographic Orion, a Lindblad Expeditions vessel, arrived in Ketchikan on May 24 - without any passengers. The ship carried 110 crew members to receive their COVID-19...

 

Evening stroll

A couple of geese make their way through City Park, past the stone pile, early last Saturday evening....

 

Time to celebrate

Graduation formalities were finished and down came the balloons, floating over the 14 graduates at last Friday's ceremonies at the community gym -- in the school colors, of course. For more photos,...

 

The Way We Were

May 26, 1921 That the Alaska Sanitary Packing Co. cannery in Wrangell will run this season is now a certainty, a cablegram having been received from O.A. Brown yesterday to that effect. It is not known how long the run will be, but it is expected...

 

Young gardeners at work

Evergreen Elementary School students last week exercised their green thumbs at the school's annual plant and seed sale and garden cleanup and prep for the summer. Fourth grader Brogan Booker spreads...

 

The new way to take pictures

Elevate UAS finished flying its drone over Wrangell last week, taking photos and gathering digital data of the terrain from a pulsing laser aimed at the ground, known as LiDAR. The company was in...

 

Music has returned

Sixth grader Madeline Davies was among the high school and middle school musicians and choir members who performed their first concert in more than a year on May 11, striking a positive musical note...

 

The Way We Were

May 19, 1921 The U.S. Fisheries Service boat Auklet made an emergency trip to Prince Rupert, British Columbia, during the week for the merchants of Wrangell. The Auklet left here early Saturday morning and returned yesterday morning. Needed supplies...

 

Students pick up the beat after COVID absence

Wrangell Schools Music Director Tasha Morse conducted middle and high school students in their first performances since December 2019 at the covered basketball court at Evergreen Elementary School on...

 

SEAPA fire

The Southeast Alaska Power Agency reported "minimal damage to the structure and its contents" from a fire May 13 at its warehouse and office building at 4408 Zimovia Highway. "The root cause and...

 

Peakaboo bunny

CeAirra Glaser loves to carry her pet rabbit, Luna, all over town to enjoy the sights, but not when it's raining hard. "Rabbits aren't supposed to get super wet," the high school sophomore said....

 

The Way We Were

May 12, 1921 The opening of the Stikine River season, an event of great importance to the region, and especially to the residents of Telegraph Creek, British Columbia, and vicinity, will take place Saturday when about 25 passengers will leave Wrangel...

 

Students pitch in and pick up too

Jennifer Davies leads her third-grade class down Front Street on Friday to pick up trash as part of the two-day Community Collaborations project, sponsored by Wrangell Parks and Recreation. In...

 

Batters up for the next four weeks

Sophie Andrews, of the Sharks, takes a swing during the Little League game last Thursday. Wrangell Little League teams will play every Wednesday and Thursday until June 10. Games begin at 6 p.m....

 

Digging in for downtown

Renate Davies (left) and WCA staff Esther Reece, Lizzie Romane, Deanna Horn and Kim Wickman dug in, pitched in, planted and trimmed one of the 14 downtown garden beds last Friday as part of the...

 

Picking up the trash at sea

Crews working in the remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands last month gathered up 47 tons of marine plastic and abandoned fishing nets, including this haul brought in by Joao Garriques (left) and...

 

The Way We Were

May 5, 1921 The ladies of the Presbyterian Aid Society have secured the Rex Theater for tomorrow (Friday) afternoon and evening, and will give a tea and goody sale from 3 to 5 p.m. and a program at 8 in the evening. The program includes a farce in...

 

Bird feeders under construction

Sabrina Yoder and her 2-year-old daughter Addy are just starting on their bird feeder project, arranging the pre-cut pieces in a workshop held as part of the annual Stikine Birding Festival last...

 

The best at the hoop

The Wrangell Elks Lodge hosted a hamburger dinner last Thursday to award participants in the annual Hoop Shoot contest. Due to the pandemic, the Elks did not hold a regional or national Hoop Shoot...

 

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