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The Way We Were

September 16, 1920 George F. Forest of Juneau made a round trip up the Stikine to Telegraph Creek last week. He was present at the landing of the airplanes at Glenora. Mr. Forest is very enthusiastic over the amazing scenery along the Stikine and...

 

Be a hero, wear a mask

A poster board outside of Mikki Angerman's classroom, at Evergreen Elementary School, encouraging kids to wear their face masks during the school day. Masks are part of the district's mitigation plan...

 

The Way We Were

September 9, 1920 Sourdoughs of Alaska read with interest lately the repetition of the name Wrangell in the press dispatches. Wrangell, in Alaska, was the first town in the territory reached by the airplanes in the flight from New York to Nome. From...

 

Sunset

The sunset on the evening of Monday, Sept. 7, seen from Stikine Avenue....

 

Over 150 backpacks and laptops passed out by WCA

Ahead of the start of the new school year, the Wrangell Cooperative Association distributed 157 backpacks and Chromebooks. The supplies were part of the Tlingit and Haida Central Council's...

 

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

September 2, 1920 The Willson & Sylvester Mill of Wrangell has this week been cutting lumber for the construction of the first paper mill in Alaska. On Saturday a scow load of lumber will leave the mill dock for Speel river where the paper mill of...

 

Welcome back at EES

Staff at Evergreen Elementary School held a "welcome back" event to greet students for the upcoming school year. Maintaining social distance, due to COVID-19, families were invited to drive by the...

 

The Way We Were

August 26, 1920 Last week the Sentinel sold over 100 extra copies to local people who sent them away to their friends in the States. The landing of the airplanes in Alaska was a history making event, and we commend our friends for being eager to...

 

Rainbow over Wrangell

After quite a bit of rainy weather, a large rainbow could be seen over Wrangell on the morning of Aug. 20. Pictured is the rainbow arching over Reid Street....

 

Wrangell says so long to Geralds

Community members gathered together last Saturday afternoon at Shoemaker Park, Aug. 24, for a send off party for the Gerald family. The Geralds have been regular sights in town and at Harbor Light...

 

The Way We Were

August 19, 1920 Ted Sterling, the popular purser on the Hazel B, says that in all the time he has been on the Stikine River, he has never seen game so plentiful as at the present time. It is customary to see three or four bears on each trip up and...

 

Calm evening

A calm evening, during a break in the rain, at City Dock on Aug. 5....

 

Raven on a boat

A raven rests on an old boat outside of the Nolan Center....

 

Primary election day

Tuesday was primary election day in Wrangell and across the state. Alaskans had the opportunity to come out and select which candidates they want to see in the upcoming general election, on state and...

 

The Way We Were

August 12, 1920 Many people in the States seem to have in some way gotten the very erroneous impression that it does nothing but rain in Alaska during the summer. If our friends in the States would simply study the official weather reports for...

 

The Way We Were

August 5, 1920 The Wilson & Sylvester mill, located in the heart of the Tongass forest reserve at Wrangell, has secured from the department the largest cutting right ever given an Alaskan sawmill concern. The cutting right will allow the big Wrangell...

 

Thunder and lightning bolts

A thunderstorm passed over Wrangell last Saturday evening, Aug. 1. While Southeast Alaska sees rain rather frequently, thunder and lightning are less common. Many people sat outside or near their...

 

Bearfest marathon

The annual Bearfest Marathon took place Sunday, July 26. The event was socially distanced, due to COVID-19, and different races had different start times. According to race results shared on the...

 

Teddy bear clinic

The Irene Ingle Public Library hosted a "teddy bear clinic" at their outdoor gazebo last week, as part of Bearfest. Families could bring their old and damaged stuffed animals to get them patched up....

 

Top goes on the Mariners' Memorial gazebo

The top of the Mariners' Memorial gazebo was installed last Monday, July 20. The memorial has been a long-running project to recognize Wrangellites who have lost their lives at sea...

 

The Way We Were

July 22, 1920 The Columbia & Northern cold storage plant at Wrangell has been secured by A.H. Range of Portland who will arrive in Wrangell at an early date for the purpose of starting a crab cannery here. Mr. Range came north last month seeking a...

 

Stikine Inn construction continues

Construction of a new warehouse by the Stikine Inn is ongoing. The project was approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission last November. The project, as described in that meeting, was to...

 

New ambulance

Wrangell EMS's new ambulance arrived on the barge last week, June 29. The vehicle was purchased with CARES Act money in response to the COVID-19 virus. When the purchase of the new ambulance was...

 

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