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The "Raven Story" stamp

The "Raven Story" stamp, designed by Juneau-based Rico Lanáat' Worl, a Tlingit and Athabascan artist, will have its official release Friday at the Sealaska Heritage Institute in J...

 

The Way We Were

July 28, 1921 An offer of several hundred books for Wrangell was received from the Juneau library this week. The books are from the Gastineau mine, which closed. The Juneau library is too crowded for them and many are duplicates of books already on...

 

A waterfront tradition

Bella Ritchie, 12, and Ryder Ritchie, 10, operate a booth near City Dock, catering to visitors who want to take back a piece of Wrangell history. The Ritchie family creates custom jewelry using...

 

Time for bear feast and Bearfest

A black bear sow nurses her cub near the trail, about 25 or 30 yards short of the U.S. Forest Service viewing platforms at Anan Creek in this 2019 photo. The bears of Anan may have given their name...

 

The Way We Were

July 21, 1921 Local strawberries of large size and delicious flavor have been on the market for nearly two weeks. Shipments of berries from Haines have also been received by local merchants. A beautiful Wrangell-raised geranium exhibited in a window...

 

The Way We Were

July 14, 1921 The movement which began here late in May to ask for an open season on beaver and marten for Southeast Alaska is gaining momentum, and the city council is asking other cities and towns of Southeast to help in the matter. At a meeting...

 

Picture perfect 4th of July

It sure seemed that people's spirits were higher for this year's Fourth of July celebration after more than 15 months of pandemic restrictions. That, and the good weather, helped make for an extra...

 

The Way We Were

July 7, 1921 In spite of threatening rain clouds and a chill in the air that felt like early spring instead of mid-summer, the Fourth of July celebration was a big success. The street sports took place following at the noon hour and went off without...

 

Wrangell's new police sergeant

Breanne Pearson pinned the sergeant bars on her husband, Nicholas Pearson, in a small ceremony at the June 22 borough assembly meeting. Pearson has nine years of experience in law enforcement, and...

 

Triathlon

Robert Cross take off for the biking segment of the Tongass ToughMan Triathlon last Saturday, shortly after completing a 1.2-mile swim with a time of 28:23....

 

It's summer, so why not watermelons

Watermelon races in the pool, not watermelon eating contests. Thomas Rohr Wickman (from left), Lucas Stearns, Ryder Ritchie, Lilly Stearns and AJ Roundtree were part of Wrangell Parks and...

 

The Way We Were

June 30, 1921 A letter received from Col. Steese by Mayor Grant yesterday contains the necessary information about the road to the Standard Oil dock and reads as follows: Mr. J. G. Grant, Mayor, Wrangell, Alaska: As I wired you yesterday, we will...

 

All aboard for Spain

The heavy-lift vessel Red Zed I resurfaces with the former Alaska Marine Highway System fast ferries Chenega and Fairweather on its back last Friday in Tongass Narrows in front of Ketchikan. The Amak...

 

Patience and practice

Nate Rooney (left) practices his casting with help from Jason Rivers at the annual Family Fishing Day last Saturday at Pats Lake. Rivers, who taught kids and adults the basics of fly-fishing, was...

 

The Way We Were

June 23, 1921 Three tons of garnets in the rough from the garnet ledge near Wrangell were shipped to the Western Abrasive Paper Company, Victoria, British Columbia, Friday evening on the Royal. It will be used for the manufacture of abrasive paper....

 

Father's Day winner

Melissa Stolley brought in the biggest fish on Sunday, taking home the Wrangell King Salmon Derby Father's Day prize of $250 to go along with her 28.9-pound king. The derby runs through next...

 

A new sign shows the way

Mark Armstrong (right) and Tom Gillen (left), along with other city employees, helped position the Nolan Center's new signpost into place Tuesday afternoon. Wrangell artist Denny Leak carved the...

 

The Way We Were

June 17, 1921 The high school closed last Thursday after a very successful year. An increase in the number of instructors and the seating capacity enabled school authorities to care for the largest number of pupils ever enrolled at the Wrangell...

 

First at the weigh station

Scott Young turned in the first catch of Wrangell's 66th king salmon derby on Tuesday afternoon. The Wrangell fisherman caught the 23.9-pound king in Stikine Strait. The derby runs through June...

 

Basketball camp scores for 2 days

Ashley Bates ran dribbling drills at a basketball camp for seventh through 12th graders at the high school gym on June 3. Bates, with Make Yourself, an athletic training operation in Anchorage, was...

 

The Way We Were

June 9, 1921 A group of mining men are financing an expedition into the Cassiar District in northern British Columbia where, it is believed, they will find a new Eldorado. Stuart Henderson, a lawyer and promoter, heads the enterprise. The morning of...

 

Serving up this week

Warm-ups and learning to pass the ball are part of the instruction as Wrangell Parks and Recreation kicked off its six-day youth volleyball program Monday afternoon. The department's Lucy...

 

Summer lunch program

Kindergartener Parker Christopher Mork receives a snack bag and lunch voucher from Lt. Jon Tollerud of the Wrangell Salvation Army on Monday. The Salvation Army has started a new summer snack and...

 

The Way We Were

June 9, 1921 The new school and community tennis court on the McCormack property received the attention of a large number of workers Monday evening from 6:30 to 9. A great deal was done. Wrangell autos helped the good work along and hauled sand and...

 

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