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The Way We Were

March 16, 1922 So rapid has been the growth of the city library, established only a few months ago, that additional bookshelves were requested by the Library Board at the March meeting of the Civic Improvement Club. A box of fine reference books was...

 

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March 9, 1922 The following excerpt from a letter of Acting Governor Thiele will interest residents of Wrangell who are being asked to join the Alaska Historical Association. “I heartily concur with you in securing an appropriation from the coming...

 

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March 2, 1922 The representative of the Alaska Native Brotherhood, W.L. Paul, favors a bill prohibiting fish traps in any bay or channel less than three miles wide, one mile from creeks and one mile from the entrance to bays. Mr. Paul said the...

 

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Feb. 23, 1922 The Firemen’s Annual Benefit Ball on the evening of Washington’s Birthday was well attended and a huge success socially. Apparatus from the fire hall was used most effectively in the decorative scheme. Carl Carlson acted as floor...

 

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Feb. 16, 1922 The recommendation of the Board of Engineers to Congress for an appropriation of $50,000 for a breakwater for the protection of Wrangell harbor is as welcome as it was unexpected. Just a short time ago the board had publicly announced...

 

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Feb. 9, 1922 Probably the most welcome news contained in this issue of the Sentinel is that the Wrangell sawmill will start up next week. During the next two months the mill will be busy on orders for Southeast Alaska customers. After that, there...

 

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Feb. 2, 1922 Cliff Wood, of the Veterans’ Bureau, will be arriving on Saturday. Many perplexing questions have arisen about ex-servicemen concerning their status or rights. Are you one of the Legion boys who is in doubt at some point relating to yo...

 

Correction

Chamber of commerce assistant Luana Wellons’ last name was misspelled in the Jan. 20 issue of the Sentinel....

 

The Way We Were

Jan. 26, 1922 The high school English I class had a first introduction to debating last Friday. The question was, “Resolved, that the Petersburg basketball team has a chance of winning over the Wrangell High School team next Saturday.” The...

 

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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....

 

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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...

 

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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...

 

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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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