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The Way We Were

Jan. 19, 1922 Some excellent work is being done on the cemetery road this week by a number of public-spirited citizens. The road was badly in need of repair, and a number of citizens with picks and shovels have been on the job this week, with the res...

 

Correction

Correction Ryleigh Rowan Crowley’s name was misspelled in a photo caption in the Jan. 13 issue of the Sentinel....

 

The Way We Were

Jan. 12, 1922 Mr. Henderson's talk to the high school on Monday afternoon was mostly about the Southeast Alaska school meet to be held at Juneau the latter part of March. Contests will be held in basketball, indoor track, debating, declamatory and...

 

Take time to prepare for future

St. Philip's Episcopal Church Yes, this is new to us, we have never been here before. We have many memories of past years, but what is in store for us in the future? I’m happy, though I don’t know — at least I think I am. What if we knew that w...

 

Helgesons have new granddaughter

Stella Lindell Helgeson was born Dec. 6, 2021, to Andrew and Lauren Helgeson of Camas, Washington. Maternal grandparents are Drs. Duke Simpson and Lynne Dawson of Vancouver, Washington. Paternal...

 

The Way We Were

Jan. 5, 1922 The Civic Improvement Club held its regular monthly meeting at City Hall on Saturday afternoon. The principal activity of the club at the present time is maintenance of the library and reading room which was opened two months ago. The...

 

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Dec. 22, 1921 A live Chamber of Commerce for Wrangell promises to be a reality. Last week, half a dozen citizens who styled themselves organizers sent out invitations to the business and professional men of the town to attend a meeting in the...

 

Dear Santa letters from Wrangell children

Letters from Matt Nore’s kindergarten/first grade class Isaac wrote: “I would like the Avengers tool box, a remote control swim car for my brother, a new phone for my dad, and a makeup kit for my mom.” Rosslyn: “I would like an easel for...

 

The best gift is to be sharing and loving

By Omid Rahmanian and Kay Larson Baha’is of Wrangell Looks like Christmas started for Wrangell after the storm visited us, as so many arose to show loving kindness, forgetful of self and finding time for others. By serving each other, lending a han...

 

Christmas welcomes us as we are

Pastor Sue Bahleda Island of Faith Lutheran Church The best Christmas gift of all is that it comes. Ready or not, December 25 dawns, and Christmas is celebrated. It doesn’t matter if all the gifts have arrived or have been wrapped. It doesn’t...

 

The greatest gift is worth remembering this Christmas

By Rosie Tollerud The Salvation Army Growing up, I just wanted to be with my family for Christmas. That may seem so cliche, but it really was all I wanted for Christmas. We didn't have a lot of money, so I didn't want to hope for a present. I know I...

 

The gift of love comes alive at Christmas

By Sanoe Harrison Branch President The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints When I was a very young bishop in 1950, there was a tap at my door and a good German brother from Ogden, Utah, announced himself as Karl Guertler. He said, “Are you...

 

Remember the true meaning of Christmas

By Pastor Nettie Covalt Presbyterian Church Lights, decorations everywhere, trees all decorated, presents abounding, parties galore, budgets blown! Seems that this is the modern day Christmas. Or does it? Living in Wrangell we get to see Christmas,...

 

The perfect gift for God is yourself

By Kem Haggard, pastor Harbor Light Assembly of God It’s that time of year again. The time when you have choices to make. What gifts will you give? A tie, socks, underwear, a ring, a puppy, maybe just play it safe, get a gift card. Whatever choice...

 

The Way We Were

Dec. 15, 1921 J. P. Ludwig has opened a shoe repair shop in the Pioneer Building opposite the Wrangell Hotel. Mr. Ludwig is an experienced shoemaker whose work is of a high order of excellence and speaks for itself. Mr. Ludwig is now equipped to do...

 

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Dec. 8, 1921 The Catholic church now has a bell. The ceremony connected with its installation took place last week, the dedication being made by Rev. Father Gallant, of Skagway. The bell is one with a history. It was originally installed in Wrangell...

 

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Dec. 1, 1921 The Alaska School Bulletin gives the following records of attendance and punctuality for the first month of school in the incorporated towns of Alaska. Among the five schools having the best records, Wrangell High School stands fourth...

 

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Nov. 24, 1921 Mayor Grant this week circulated a petition to the governor setting forth that on account of the great destruction of deer by wolves in Southeast Alaska, more drastic methods of wolf extermination should be employed at once. The petitio...

 

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Nov. 17, 1921 According to the Alaska Directory published in the General Federation News, the official organ of the club women of the country, Mrs. I.C. Bjorge, of Wrangell, has been appointed chair of the Alaska Federation. Other chair are: Art and...

 

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Nov. 10, 1921 The longest period of waiting for mail from the south that Wrangell has experienced in a long time, 17 days, ended Tuesday morning when the mail brought by the Spokane was received. Postmaster Stedman had 100 sacks of mail to distribute...

 

The Way We Were

Nov. 3, 1921 Miss Liberty Worden gave a Halloween party Monday night in the school room of the post office building for her Saturday afternoon girls sewing club. The decorations and dainty refreshments and favors were all in keeping with the...

 

The Way We Were

Nov. 3, 1921 The City Library was formally opened Monday night at the City Hall by the Library Board and the Civic Club, the women’s organization which sponsored the library movement. A number of citizens attended the opening and inspected the...

 

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Oct. 20, 1921 A new record in riverboat building is being established in Wrangell this week. The builder is Charles Binkley and the boat, which was begun Monday morning, will leave on high tide tomorrow afternoon for Telegraph Creek, B.C., with...

 

The Way We Were

Oct. 13, 1921 An enormous rutabaga, grown on the Kirk ranch near Telegraph Creek, British Columbia, appeared in the Coulter Meat Market window this week. It was brought down the Stikine River to Wrangell on the Hazel B on Sunday by D. W. Kirk, and...

 

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Oct. 6, 1921 The Town Council on Aug. 4 passed an order removing the extra charge of 2.5 cents per kilowatt hour, which the council has permitted Mr. Palmer to charge since May 1, 1920. A few days ago, Mr. Palmer and the Town Council had a...

 

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