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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 16, 2019 

Awards ceremony held at Wrangell High School

Friends, family, and school staff all crowded into the gym at Wrangell High School last Monday afternoon for an awards ceremony. With graduation just around the corner, the senior class of 2019 was...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 16, 2019 

Borough assembly and school district meet for joint budget workshop

Members of the Wrangell School District and the borough assembly came together for a joint workshop on the school district’s recently adopted budget. As Superintendent Debbe Lancaster said in the past, and repeated in Monday evening’s meeting,...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 16, 2019 

School board creates new leadership position at Evergreen Elementary

With the recent resignation of Principal Virginia Tulley, Evergreen Elementary School has found itself in need of new leadership. However, the school district itself is also facing tight finances,...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 16, 2019 

Wrangell businesses invited to enter Path to Prosperity contest

Path to Prosperity is a program organized by Spruce Root, a nonprofit that was organized with seed money from Sealaska Corporation through Haa Aaní Economic Development. It is an annual competition...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 16, 2019 

Parks and Rec Board review fee changes

The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board met to review some proposed fee changes last Wednesday, May 8. The fee changes discussed in the meeting were mainly for streamlining and reformatting,...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 16, 2019 

Summer reading program beginning soon

The Irene Ingle Public Library is gearing up for their annual summer reading program once again. The program has been running for over 20 years, according to Library Director Margaret Villarma. She...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 16, 2019 

Fifth graders to give persuasive speech reading

Laura Davies’ fifth grade classroom has spent the past year learning about how to create and give a persuasive argument. To showcase their newfound talents in persuasive debates, several volunteers in her class will be presenting their speeches to...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 2, 2019

Tulley to step down as Evergreen Elementary principal

Virginia Tulley moved to Wrangell in late July of 2018, ready to take on her new position as principal of Evergreen Elementary School. Coming from Arizona, Tulley has worked in a variety of teaching...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 2, 2019

Alaska Raptor Center visits for Birdfest

The Alaska Raptor Center is a Sitka-based rehabilitation center that cares for sick or injured birds. The Center cares for raptors, primarily, such as eagles, hawks, and owls. However, according to...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 2, 2019

City alters single purchase sales tax cap

Starting April 1, according to a document from the City and Borough of Wrangell, the cap on sales taxes for single purchases has been increased from $1,500 to $3,000 or above. According to Finance...

 

New book features histories of S.E. canneries

PETERSBURG–Seafood industry researchers to casual history buffs will use and enjoy Tin Can Country - Southeast Alaska's Historic Salmon Canneries. This copiously illustrated edition is filled with...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 2, 2019

Financial planning, home maintenance covered in THRHA training

The Tlingit and Haida Regional Housing Authority held a two-hour training session at the Nolan Center last Wednesday evening, April 24. The THRHA works across Southeast Alaska to create affordable...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 2, 2019

Free comic books at Little Free Library this Saturday

From superheroes to science fiction, from cartoon characters to thought-provoking stories, for any fan of any genre there is likely a comic book. The characters and stories that have become such an...

 
 News    May 2, 2019

Vierkant wins four Alaska Press Club awards

Wrangell Sentinel's news editor Caleb Vierkant won four awards from the Alaska Press Club for his work in 2018. For business reporting he placed first with the story about the end of the cruise ship...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 2, 2019

Borough workshops waste program, removes utility deposit interest rate, gives statement on lawsuit

The Wrangell Borough Assembly held a workshop before their regular meeting on Tuesday, April 30, to discuss the future of their solid waste program. According to the agenda packet for the evening, Wrangell has handled its waste by shipping the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 25, 2019

SEAPA postpones $841,000 payment to Wrangell and Petersburg

The Southeast Alaska Power Agency, representing the communities of Wrangell, Petersburg, and Ketchikan, decided to postpone a reimbursement plan to its two northern communities in their last meeting....

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 25, 2019

Three WHS seniors awarded Sasayama/Alaska Pulp Corporation scholarship

Three senior students at Wrangell High School were informed Monday that they were chosen as recipients of the 2019 Sasayama/Alaska Pulp Corporation scholarship. The scholarship was first put together...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 25, 2019

211 hours of work by volunteers at HOP Project

The third Helping Our Parks Project, according to Wrangell Parks and Recreation Director Kate Thomas, was a huge success. The HOP Project is an annual event organized by the parks and rec department,...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 25, 2019

Basics of Medicare explained in SEARHC presentation

Andrea Thomas, patient health benefits manager with SEARHC, gave a presentation at the Irene Ingle Public Library last Thursday on the basics of Medicare. As many people know, Medicare is a government-run health insurance program. There is a common...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 25, 2019

Tlingit artifacts reviewed at final Chautauqua event

The Nolan Center held its final Chautauqua speaking event of the year last week. Wrangell resident Virginia Oliver gave a presentation on her 2017 trip to Washington D.C. where she got to take an...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 25, 2019

Birdfest this weekend

Spring is in full swing in Wrangell, and that means Birdfest is back for another year. Birdfest, or the Stikine River Birding Festival, is a weekend full of bird-related events that happen across town and in the Stikine River area. Spring festivals...

 

Sip & Shop

The Wrangell Chamber of Commerce held its Sip & Shop event last Saturday afternoon. Wrangell residents were invited to come downtown to shop and enjoy some wine. The wine glasses sold by the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 25, 2019

Third of July fireworks to change location

The Wrangell Chamber of Commerce recently announced that the annual third of July fireworks, a popular part of the city's week-long Fourth of July celebration, will be changing venues this year....

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 25, 2019

Hospice of Wrangell donates 400 pounds of medical equipment to Ketchikan

Hospice of Wrangell operates a loan closet from which people all around town are able to borrow medical equipment, such as walkers, wheel chairs, shower benches, and other items. Hospice President...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 25, 2019

Churches unite for Good Friday services

Several religious organizations, sponsored by the Wrangell Ministerial Association, came together last week to share a Good Friday service. The service was held at the Presbyterian Church, but also in attendance and participating in the service were...

 

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