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4th of July Results

2017 Royalty Ticket Sales: 102,382 King: Robbie Marshall 62,792 Prince: Draven Golding 25,960 Princess: Kaydee Howell 13,630 The Royalty Ticket Pull Winners 1st, $4,000: John Fernen 2nd, $3,000: Randy Fordyce 3rd, $2,000: Tammi Meissner 4th, $1,000:...

 

A splash of color

Volunteer Scott Glaze sends forth a shower of colored powder along the route of this year's Color Run, a 5K fundraiser benefitting Wrangell Medical Center's long-term care unit. Held on Saturday at...

 

The Way We Were

July 8, 1918 D.Y. Yelf who has been Canadian Customs Collector at the Boundary for the past two months was a southbound passenger on the Spokane Monday. Mr. Yelf was succeeded by C. A. Tervo, who will be remembered by Wrangell people as having held... Full story

 

Death Notice

Jed Mitchell, 81, passed away June 26, 2018 of a heart attack at home in Arco, Idaho. Cards can be sent to Kathy Mitchell at 2685 N. Highway 93, Arco, Idaho 83213.... Full story

 

A fascinating visitor

The research vessel Maritime Maid makes a stop into Heritage Harbor on Sunday. Topped with a chopper, the 86-foot ship has been operating in Alaskan waters since 1987, chartered mainly for...

 

The Way We Were

June 20, 1918 Ladies of the Red Cross are requested to meet Friday afternoon at the town hall at 2 o’clock for special sewing. The Northwest division insists that every sock shall have a Kitchener toe. Socks should be eleven inches from the edge...

 

Wilcox and Florschutz to wed

Brittany Lynn Wilcox and Benjamin Hindeley Florschutz will be married Friday, August 10 at the LDS Temple in Payson, Utah. The bride-elect, the daughter of Brett and Kris Wilcox of Sitka graduated... Full story

 

Iced out

The entrance to Shakes Glacier was blocked off by calving ice on Saturday. Like other glaciers that make up the Stikine Icefield, Shakes has been gradually losing ice. Since the 1980s, it has receded...

 

Flying above "Shtax'héen"

Seen from a small aircraft, the delta of the Stikine River's northern arm shimmers in the sun as the tide rises on June 20. Nearby Mallard Slough is a popular destination for campers and hunters,...

 

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

June 28, 1918 The Postmaster will have on hand at the Wrangell Post Office a sufficient supply of war savings stamps to take care of the large amount of extra sales on that day. Representatives of the War Savings Committee will be at the Town Hall...

 

The Way We Were

June 13, 1918 A meeting of the local War Savings Stamps Committee will be held at the Town hall June 17, at 8 p.m. for the purpose of making arrangements and appointing sub committees to handle the War Savings Stamp drive of the 28th inst.,...

 

The Way We Were

May 30, 1918 Once more Wrangell has demonstrated her ability to go “over the top” in any worthy enterprise. Although the Red Cross drive followed close on the heels of the Third Liberty Loan, the committees in charge of the raising of the Red...

 

Automotive show-and-tell

An assortment of utility vehicles are encamped at the Evergreen Elementary School parking lot on Saturday for "Touch-a-Truck," an educational outing organized by radio station KSTK. An assortment of...

 

TheWay We Were In the Sentinel

May 30, 1918 We do not grasp the real significance of the general exodus in the cause of freedom until the experience comes home to our own community. Wrangell has given of her men before and our hearts have swelled with pride as we bade them...

 

In memoriam

One of a pair of pipers play the first few verses to "Amazing Grace" on May 20, following a Blessing of the Fleet jointly held during a Mariners' Memorial fundraiser. Straddling an overlook between...

 

A room with a view

A view of Wrangell from aboard the Star Legend on Friday, which anchored offshore for the day during its stop-through. The vessel is a new addition to the summer cruise fleet passing through Wrangell...

 

Them's the breaks

Workers with the Public Works Department move ground getting to a ruptured pipe under McKinnon Street on Tuesday. A resident had reported a possible rupture before the long weekend, this one on top...

 

A real life adjustment

Wrangell High School's graduating class of 2018 adjust their tassels during Friday's ceremony. At commencement students start by wearing them to the right, then move them to the left after receiving...

 

The Way We Were

May 23, 1918 The United States Food administration has set the prices for salmon as: Salmon taken by crews operating with company boat, gear, and fuel: Red Kings, 6c/lb; White Kings, 3c/lb.; Sockeyes and Cohoes, 25c/fish; Chums, 6c/fish; Pinks,...

 

Yesterday's News

May 16, 1918 It has been persistently reported in Wrangell that the bakeries of Petersburg were selling bread made entirely of wheat flour. The Sentinel, wishing to know the truth of the statement wrote to T. Elsemore, Food Administrator of...

 

To build a fire

A group of fourth graders from Wrangell's Evergreen and Petersburg's Stedman elementary schools combine forces to build a fire during last week's trip up the Stikine River. The Stikine River Jetboat...

 

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