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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...

 

The Way We Were

July 15, 1920 What might have been a most serious calamity occurred last week at the local wharf when the cargo of a steamer was being unloaded. Fifteen sacks of spuds were in the sling when one corner of the net broke loose and the entire fifteen...

 

School News

Jade Balansag and Terra Hoyt were some of the 2020 graduates of the Rural Alaska Honors Institute through the University of Alaska Fairbanks. During the six week session which included 36 high school juniors and seniors from 23 communities...

 

Asymptomatic testing begins

The Southeast Alaska Health Consortium began their new asymptomatic testing program in Wrangell, and other communities, this past weekend. Members of the public were invited to stop by the testing...

 

Photographers part of parade

Local photographers Vince Balansag (above) and Rich Einert (below) took part in the Fourth of July Parade this year. They are pictured here in a fire truck being driven by Terry Bu...

 

Blue Lives Matter march

A group of approximately 50 people joined last Sunday afternoon to walk in support of the Wrangell Police Department. The group walked, or rode motorcycles, from City Dock up to the Public Safety...

 

The Way We Were

July 1, 1920 That Wrangell is to have a crab canning plant is an assured fact, according to A. H. Range of Portland who was here last week working on the proposition. Mr. Range recently patented a machine for extracting crabmeat from the shells by...

 

The Way We Were

June 24, 1920 We would call attention to the rare musical treat promised by the Ladies’ Guild at St. Phillips Gymnasium in presenting Mrs. John T. Towers. Mrs. Towers who is spending the summer in Alaska, is from the Boston Conservatory of Music,...

 

Good weekend for golf

Kalkins and Glacier Larsen at Sunday's tournament, June 21, sponsored by the Elks Lodge. The first place team was Spenser Stavee, James Brenner, Jason Garringer with a net score of 21. The second...

 

Juneteenth solidarity walk

Despite rainy weather, about 30 people gathered together last Friday evening to march in recognition of Juneteenth which is a holiday that originated in Texas. On June 19, 1865, General Gordon...

 

Helping our gardens at the Nolan Center

Community members joined in last Friday afternoon for a "Helping Our Gardens" event at the Nolan Center. The public was invited to help weed the gardens in front of the community center and movie...

 

The Way We Were

June 17, 1920 The Diamond C extended its hospitality to twenty of the younger set last Sunday whom they took to Big Bay and for a cruise around Woronofski Island. At Big Bay a bountiful picnic dinner was served aboard the boat. Arriving home, the...

 

Lease signed for COVID isolation site

Work on establishing an alternative isolation site for COVID-19 patients reached an important milestone last week. During the June 9 assembly meeting, Borough Manager Lisa Von Bargen announced that a...

 

Lupine flowers

A patch of Lupine flowers growing along Wrangell's airport loop road. The Lupine is one of a wide variety of flowers that can be found in Wrangell and Southeast Alaska....

 

Setting up for airport COVID swabs

Prior to state mandate 10.1 taking effect, members of SEARHC set up their tent outside of the Wrangell airport to prepare for incoming travelers on June 5. Under new state guidelines, out of state tra...

 

The Way We Were

June 10, 1920 Harry Gartley does not propose to stand still while his neighbors are busy improving the appearance of their homes. He has had the roof of his house painted a brilliant red which will make it possible for incoming passengers to...

 

Home again home again

Wrangell dog Thorton is home safe and sound after a multi-week disappearance upriver. Thorton, a Chesapeake Bay Retriever, and his owner Brandon Kenfield were up the Stikine River about three weeks...

 

Warbler

An Audubon's Yellow-Rumped Warbler, seen near Shoemaker. Photo taken by Wrangell resident Rich Einert....

 

Local heroes recognized

Last Thursday evening, May 27, some Wrangell residents were recognized for their heroic actions during a fire. On Saturday morning of May 16, a trailer at the Panhandle Trailer Court caught fire. Dan...

 

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