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May 1, 1919 Among the passengers arriving on the Princess Mary Tuesday morning were C. A. Tervo and two sons Albert and Randolph. Mr. Tervo is the Canadian Customs officer at the Boundary. He came north last July and remained at the Boundary until...

 

Elks host Easter egg hunt at City Park

The Wrangell Elks Lodge hosted an Easter egg hunt at City Park last Sunday afternoon. Children of all ages, and their parents, came out for the event. Pictured here are Ellie McIntyre (left) and...

 

The Way We Were

April 24, 1919 Samuel Cunningham this week circulated a petition addressed to the Delegate from Alaska, requesting the Government to construct a breakwater 350 feet in length from Shustak point extending out beyond the big rock in the harbor for the...

 

Sunrise Easter service

Several churches from across Wrangell came together to celebrate Easter with a shared "sunrise service" at City Park at 8 a.m. The Salvation Army, St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Harbor Light Assembly...

 

Bake sale for St. Frances

St. Frances Animal Rescue held a bake sale at Wrangell IGA last Friday morning, April 19. There were plenty of goods for sale, many donated by people around town, such as banana bread, cookies, and...

 

The Way We Were

April 17, 1919 A branch of the Alaska Labor Union was organized in Wrangell Tuesday night with 72 members. H.V. Henrickson, secretary of Alaska Labor Union No. 5 at Ketchikan, arrived in Wrangell Tuesday. A large audience turned out in response to th...

 

Wrangell community-clean up

Many people came out the morning of Saturday, April 13, to participate in the Wrangell Community Clean-Up. Both individuals and local organizations participated in picking up trash wherever it could...

 

Ernestine Hayes meets the locals

Ernestine Hayes, author of "The Tao of Raven," "Blonde Indian," and "Juneau (Images of America)" was in Wrangell last weekend to host a writer's workshop. She also visited with Wrangell residents at...

 

Local reporter wins photography awards

Local reporter Caleb Vierkant recently won two awards in the 2019 North and East Texas Press Association Newspaper Contest. Before moving to Wrangell last July, Vierkant was a reporter for the...

 

Blanket shoot

The Wrangell Rod and Gun Club held a "blanket shoot" at the outdoor range last Thursday afternoon. The shoot was very successful, according to a post on the club's Facebook page. Participants were...

 

Cruise season opens

The cruise season has officially opened in Wrangell. The Wilderness Adventurer, of UnCruise Adventures, docked early on the morning of Tuesday, April 9. According to Economic Development Director...

 

The Way We Were

April 10, 1919 A committee has been busy at the Red Cross rooms the past week cutting refugee garments from material on hand. These garments consist of simply made girls’ petticoats and children’s shirts and they will be ready for distribution ne...

 

Two eagles

Two bald eagles were seen on a lamp post near City Dock the morning of Friday, April 5. Bald eagles, the national bird of the United States, are a fairly common sight in Alaska. According to the...

 

The Way We Were

April 4, 1919 St. Philip’s Guild will enter into the magazine business temporarily, having made arrangements with the Priscilla Publishing Company to secure 50 subscribers before April 10. A committee representing the Guild will visit Wrangell home...

 

Adult prom

Wrangell had its second annual "adult prom" at the Elks Lodge last Saturday night. Everyone over the age of 21 was invited to come out, dance, and raise money for the high school class of 2021....

 

Spring book fair

Evergreen Elementary School is holding a Spring Book Fair this first week of spring, from April 1 to 5. Pictured here is Michelle Jenkins (left) and Everett Meissner (right) purchasing some...

 

Coast Guard gives a demonstration

The Coast Guard flew into town last Friday to show off some rescue maneuvers to a crowd of curious onlookers. They dropped swimmers into the water, between City Dock and the Nolan Center, and...

 

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