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September 11, 1919 One of the prettiest war souvenirs we have seen was received this week by Wrangell man, O. A. Brown, from the American Can Company. The shell is of brass, over three inches in diameter and 2 ½ feet in length. The following note...

 

Northern lights over Wrangell

The northern lights could be seen shining over Wrangell last week. Many people came out of their homes late at night to catch a glimpse of them. Pictured here are the lights, and the big dipper,...

 

Swim team prepping for first meet and for future fundraising

The Wrangell High School Swim Team is hard at work preparing for their first meet of the season, in Juneau on Sept. 20 and 21. They are also preparing for several fundraisers. As the school's only...

 

WVFD's fire training system making trip to Ketchikan

Community members may have noticed an oddly-shaped shipping container sitting outside the public safety building last weekend. DeeDee Blatchley, with the Wrangell Volunteer Fire Department, said that...

 

The Way We Were

September 4, 1919 Arnt Sorset is erecting a two story building on Front Street opposite the Uhler block. The building is 40x80 feet at the base, while the upper story is 24x40 feet. Mr. Sorset will open a meat market in the new building as soon as...

 

The Way We Were

August 28, 1919 For the first time in the history of the Alaska Customs district the number of vessels documented in Alaska has passed the 1,000 mark. The close of the fiscal year, June 30 found 1,018 vessels of all sizes and classes registered with...

 

Telephone pole replacement along Church Street

A section of Church Street was closed off Tuesday morning, Aug. 27, to allow Wrangell Municipal Light & Power to erect a new telephone pole. According to Rod Rhoades, with the light & power...

 

Fish fry draws crowds and funds

The Mariners' Memorial fish fry was a success, according to board president Jenn Miller-Yancey. Despite rainy weather forcing the event to relocate from Heritage Harbor to the downtown pavilion, many...

 

WCA backpack drive

Cheryl and Cynthia Karras wearing their brand new backpacks, which they received as part of the Wrangell Cooperative Association's back to school backpack drive. The WCA received over 130 backpacks...

 

Coming in for a landing

Alaska Airlines' evening flight coming in for a landing around 4 p.m. last Friday, Aug. 16. Wrangell, in general, receives two flights from Alaska Airlines on a daily basis. Wrangell's airport is...

 

The Way We Were

August 21, 1919 Major Jack Hamilton, “soldier of fortune” and veteran of the late war, who has been travelling through Alaska for the past ten weeks on a lecture tour, arrived here from Petersburg last evening accompanied by Madame Hamilton. He...

 

Back to school skating party

Wrangell Bible Baptist Church held its annual Back to School Skating Party at Hope Community Church of God's roller rink. Parents and kids from all over town came together to skate, have lunch, and...

 

TFCU cookout

The Tongass Federal Credit Union held a customer appreciation cookout last Friday, Aug. 16. Everyone in the community was invited to stop by for a free meal of hot dogs, chips, drinks, and cookies....

 

Over Par Princesses

The "Over Par Princesses" at last Saturday's cancer care golf tournament. Pictured here, left to right, are Brenda Norheim, Marva Reid, Desi Burrell, and Barb Luhr....

 

The Way We Were

August 14, 1919 Either the Admiral Farragut or the Spokane, formerly running from Seattle to Skagway by way of Ketchikan, will be returned to the northern run within a month, according to the announcement made by V. A. Peterson, agent of the Pacific...

 

Tour group

John Waddington (left) sharing native stories with a tour group at the totem pole park last Thursday, Aug. 8....

 

The Way We Were

August 7, 1919 Yesterday was another “still hunt,” and the federal officers after having brought a Ketchikan man to conviction by a fine of $300, began to smell booze again and going straight back to the cabin on the creek, where they found the...

 

The Way We Were

July 31, 1919 Those who have had large caches of liquor which they are selling at enormous profits have no just claim for mercy. They are not in the same position as those saloon men who had on hand, when they were out of business, wet goods the...

 

Story time at the library

Smokey Bear made a special appearance at the Irene Ingle Library last Saturday morning for story time. Pictured here is Smokey (left) and Forest Service Intern Kelsie Alling (right) answering...

 

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