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National Guard Fly-By

As a way of saying "thank you" to medical professionals, first responders, and teachers for all their work during the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Guard flew over several Alaskan communities on...

 

Blue Heron

A Great Blue Heron stands by the waterline, near Campbell Drive. Now that spring has sprung, many birds have returned to Wrangell and the wider Southeast Alaska region with the warmer...

 

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

May 13, 1920 Two reels of marvelous pictures of the La Conte glacier and the Dease Lake country filmed by Richard Suratt were shown at the Rex Theatre last night, so that the crowd of visitors in town might have a better understanding of the scenic...

 

Plant sale

Evergreen Elementary School hosted a plant sale last Friday morning, May 1. Along with the plants, to help raise money for the EATS garden, the school also hosted a book giveaway and opened up their...

 

The Way We Were

May 6, 1920 Announcements of the high school commencement are being sent out this week to all the patrons of the school and others. If anyone interested has been overlooked, announcements may be obtained from Miss Crosno, the principal of the school....

 

Java Junkie back in business

Local coffee shop Java Junkie celebrated their reopening for the season last Friday, May 1. The coffee shop is located on the cul de sac by City Dock, across from the Stikine Inn. Pictured here is...

 

Pawse posters

As part of their efforts to help local businesses safely reopen and get back to a sense of normality, the Reopen Wrangell Taskforce printed out "Pawse" posters for shops to hang in their windows. The...

 

Cinco De Mayo at the Elks Lodge

Last Tuesday, May 5, was Cinco De Mayo. To celebrate, the Wrangell Elks Lodge hosted a socially-distanced dinner. Wrangell residents could call ahead to the lodge to order a Mexican dinner of...

 

Springtime for Wrangell

The Wrangell log, out at City Park, got spruced up a bit over the weekend. Groundswell, the local flower shop, put together the floral arrangement for public enjoyment. Mya DeLong, of Groundswell,...

 

The Way We Were

April 29, 1920 Daniel Baker, the affable young traveling representative of the Western Dry Goods company, was a pleasant caller at the Sentinel Office yesterday. Mr. Baker does not, of course, ever expect to sell the Sentinel any dry goods...

 

Face Mask

Office dog Sky tries on a face mask, with the help of Sentinel reporter Caleb Vierkant. Wearing face masks out in public is an important part of keeping the community safe during the COVID-19...

 

Dry land

A photo of Koknuk flats, looking east towards Wrangell, taken by Ola Richards during a kayak trip from Petersburg over the weekend....

 

Wrangell receives rapid testing equipment

Late last week, the Wrangell Medical Center received an Abbott rapid test machine. This piece of equipment will allow for same-day, in-house testing for COVID-19, according to an April 8 press...

 

The Way We Were

April 22, 1920 Postmaster Stedman has received a considerable quantity of garden and flower seeds from Delegate George B. Grigsby for distribution. These are the seeds furnished by the Department of Agriculture and are of good quality. Anyone...

 

Porcupine on the nature trail

A porcupine walking along the nature trail at Volunteer Park. Porcupines are a common sight in Wrangell, as well as the wider state of Alaska....

 

Vehicle fire at Heritage Harbor

A vehicle caught fire at Heritage Harbor last Monday morning, April 20. Dorianne Sprehe, with the Wrangell Fire Department, said they received a call about the fire at 10:26 a.m., and were on-scene...

 

Birthday surprise for Loretta Rice

Last Friday, April 10, marked the 70th birthday for Wrangell resident Loretta Rice. To commemorate the special occasion, while also maintaining social distancing, community members organized a...

 

The Way We Were

April 15, 1920 A deal has been closed whereby Herbert Harvie, recently of Petersberg, becomes part owner of the Wrangell Machine Shop. Mr. Harvie has spent the greater portion of his life working at the machinist trade. He is a Sourdough and well...

 

Safety first

Wrangell Sentinel employees Caleb Vierkant and Trisha Schwartz showing off their new newspaper themed face masks....

 

Happy Easter

A sign outside of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, wishing passers-by a happy Easter....

 

The Way We Were

­­­­April 8, 1920 C.W. Hawksworth, Superintendent of Schools under the U.S. Bureau of Education arrived in Wrangell last Friday night. Mr. Hawksworth has been on the Murre making a tour of the government schools in this districk. Thursday night...

 

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