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The Way We Were

April 14, 1921 Richard Suratt, Wrangell’s movie photographer, sent recently to the company he represents an interesting group of pictures which were taken on his recent trip to see construction of the Alaska Railroad. The one that will no doubt exc...

 

Take that takedown

Wrangell's Rowen Wiederspohn (right) competes against Thunder Mountain's Sage Richards at the Brandon Pilot Invitational held Saturday at Thunder Mountain High School in Juneau. Click here for more...

 

The Way We Were

April 7, 1921 The skating party given at the rink last Thursday night for the benefit of the tennis court was a great success and added a considerable amount to the fund which is being raised for its improvement. Sixteen dollars were netted from the...

 

Your ride is here

The tugboat Edith Olson pulls a barge past the heavy-lift vessel Red Zed I in the Tongass Narrows near Ketchikan during a heavy snowfall last Friday. The 712-foot-long heavy-lift vessel was expected...

 

Straight shooters

Adam Sprehe (left) and Nick Allen concentrate on their targets 25 yards away in the community center gym, while Quinton Davies watches intently from behind, waiting for his turn to shoot in the...

 

All smiles for free hot dogs at the library

Members of the Ritchie family enjoy their drive-through lunch at Irene Ingle Public Library (left to right): Bonnie, Chad and Bo. The library hosted a hot dog lunch for the public Tuesday afternoon,...

 

Chili bowls bowl over a chilly day

Jillian Privett prepares to fill a bowl to go at KSTK's chili feed last Saturday afternoon. The fundraising event featured winning dishes from previous chili cooking contests the radio station has...

 

Look what I found

Mason Rushmore shows off an Easter egg he found along the Volunteer Park nature trail on Saturday. Eggs were hidden along the trail the first few days of April by Marilyn Mork, with the American...

 

The Way We Were

March 31, 1921 It is with genuine pleasure that we add to our exchange list the Wrangell (Alaska) Sentinel, the Sultan (Washington) Star announced. “The Sentinel is a neatly printed, newsy well-edited paper, and apparently has the generous support...

 

Students return to classes for a short week

Wrangell's secondary schools returned to in-person class Monday after a four-day move to distance learning when a staff member tested positive for COVID-19 last week. Back in the classroom for...

 

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

March 24, 1921 The pupils of the public school were given a delightful surprise last Friday afternoon, when before being dismissed for the day they were told to go to the gymnasium. Arriving there, they were served with ice-cream and cake by ladies...

 

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

March 17, 1921 The peak of high prices has not been reached in printing materials. In December the Sentinel laid in a supply of certificate bond paper at 32 cents a pound. This same paper is quoted on the Seattle market today at 37 cents a pound....

 

High school will honor military service members

The high school is creating a permanent display to honor “the sacrifices made by our military service members,” the school announced last week. The display will include a large wooden American flag, plaques for each branch of the military, and...

 

The wait is over to resume in-person schooling

After temporarily moving to distance learning in response to an increase of COVID-19 cases in the community, Wrangell schools reconvened for in-person classes Monday. Junior James Shilts started the...

 

Hold that line

The 477-foot-long Cable Innovator pulled in as close as it could at Shoemaker Bay on Monday to lay GCI’s fiber optic cable to a new onshore connection point. See the full story on Page...

 

The Way We Were

March 10, 1921 E.L. Carpenter of the U.S. Engineering Department, who has been in Wrangell for some time to survey and give an official report on the site of the proposed breakwater, 350 feet in length from Shustak Point, is leaving for Seattle on...

 

A peek at good weather

The week started clear, with blue skies over Heritage Harbor on Sunday afternoon, but the forecast was for rain and possible snow to return later in the week, reminding the community that winter is...

 

One of Wrangell's many attractions

Just as ice floats from Shakes Glacier into the Stikine River every year, so too will visitors return to Wrangell this summer. The Sentinel wants to help the community get ready and visitors to know...

 

The Way We Were

March 3, 1921 About 160 feet of the dock, which is being built by Donald Sinclair for the convenience of fisherman and other boatmen who are patrons of the City Store, have been completed and the balance of the 200 feet, which will be the length of...

 

The Way We Were

Feb. 24, 1921 The annual ball of the Wrangell Fire Department, an event always looked forward to as one of the big affairs of the year, was held Saturday night. The hall was decorated with flags, helmets, ladders and axes, and a three-piece orchestra...

 

Open Swim

Reagan Smith enjoys her time in the pool at open swim Monday evening. Parks and Rec offers open swim Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Due to COVID-19, the limit is 20 people in the pool at a...

 

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