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

December 26, 1918 The new Willson Sylvester mill is nearing completion. The buildings are up, a great deal of the machinery and the engines and boilers are in place, and the finishing touches will be done in a few weeks’ time. Within two months,...

 

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

December 19, 1918 Reappearance of epidemic of influenza now threatened in many parts of the country. The Surgeon General of the United States Public Health, however, has issued a warning. The epidemic persists widely. Everywhere the epidemic and...

 

The Way We Were

December 12, 1918 Wrangell celebrated Britain Day Saturday with a whole-hearted enthusiasm that made the occasion one to be remembered. In the business section British flags mingled everywhere with the Stars and Stripes and at noon all stores closed...

 

Ramp delivered for Shoemaker project

The new ramp for Shoemaker Bay Harbor, measuring 132 feet, was delivered to Wrangell on Dec. 4. The harbor has been undergoing renovations since September, which are expected to be complete sometime...

 

Christmas at the Library

Wrangell kids were invited to the Irene Ingle Library to celebrate Christmas last Thursday. They got to read Christmas stories, sing songs, and eat some cookies. Santa Claus, himself, also made a...

 

Baby Raven Reads at Head Start

Head Start hosted "Baby Raven Reads" this past Saturday morning. Baby Raven Reads, according to Community Liason Delila Ramirez, is a program by the Sealaska Heritage Institute to promote literacy...

 

BBQ fundraiser at the senior center

The Wrangell Senior Center hosted a barbeque fundraiser last Thursday night. (Left to right) Stephanie Foshay, Leeann Martin, and Karl Torgramsen put together plates of pulled pork sandwiches,...

 

The Way We Were

December 5, 1918 British Day, December 7, will be properly celebrated in Wrangell on Saturday evening by entertainment and a dance. On Wednesday evening of last week Mayor Matheson called a special meeting on the town council to consider the matter o...

 

Christmas shopping at The American Legion

The American Legion was packed last Saturday morning as many Wrangell residents came by to get some Christmas shopping done. There were plenty of holiday decorations available for sale, ranging from...

 

Santa visits Hannah's Place

Santa Claus made a stop at Hannah's Place last Sunday afternoon to say hello to Wrangell children. Pictured here is Santa and Ayla Daughtery....

 

The Way We Were

November 28, 1918 In a letter from Reverend Corser, “I have happened to run into some important inside history of the war which has never been published. It is a special reason for thanksgiving, and I will speak about it at that service. My great...

 

Friendsgiving at Evergreen Elementary School

Evergreen Elementary School hosted a "Friendsgiving" lunch last Tuesday afternoon. Students and their friends and family were able to enjoy a meal together and share what they were thankful...

 

Volleyball team rides in style

Wrangell's Lady Wolves rode in style the morning of Nov. 27. The Wrangell Fire Department gave them a ride through town to the airport, where they left for Anchorage for the state tournament this...

 

The Way We Were

November 21, 1918 The pool rooms are closed here at present except to customers who make their purchases and leave immediately. The picture show has already been closed for the past two weeks, Manager Cunningham being unable to secure films for...

 

ABB/ANS Grand Officers

The 106th Alaska Native Brotherhood Grand Camp Convention was held in Ketchikan. The new ANB Grand President is Joe Williams, and the vice president is Heather Gerko. Alaska Native Sisterhood Grand...

 

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

November 14, 1918 Monday afternoon P.C. McCormack of the Wrangell school board acted as courier and read the proclamation that the war was over to the pupils of the various rooms and the school bell began the celebration. After the singing of...

 

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