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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 23, 2019 

Class of 2019 celebrates graduation

Wrangell High School was packed with students, family, and friends of the class of 2019 last Friday night. Another school year had come to a close, and so had the high school careers of 16 seniors....

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 23, 2019 

Community gathers to bless the fleet

The Wrangell Mariners' Memorial Board and the Wrangell Ministerial Association came together last Sunday to jointly host the annual blessing of the fleet. The event is a tradition honoring Wrangell's...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 23, 2019 

Assembly continues budget workshop, hears SEAPA update

The Wrangell Borough Assembly sat down for a continuation of their ongoing series of budget workshops on Tuesday, May 14. The assembly has been putting together their FY 2019-2020 budget for the past...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 23, 2019 

Single candidate for this year's royalty contest

The Fourth of July royalty contest is a longstanding tradition in Wrangell. Each summer, candidates looking to be named "king" and/or "queen" compete in a fundraising competition to support the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 23, 2019 

Four swimmers compete in Alaska Junior Olympics

Four members of the Wrangell Swim Club went to Anchorage last month, in late April, to compete in the Alaska Junior Olympics. Over the course of the four day meet, from April 25 to 28, 24 different te...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 23, 2019 

School board appoints student representative committee, reviews grant applications

The Wrangell School Board met last Monday night, May 20, for one of their regularly scheduled meetings. One of the first items they covered was the final report of the school year from the student...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 23, 2019 

Senior students showcase service projects

The Wrangell High School class of 2019 set up shop in the gym the afternoon of Tuesday, May 7, to give presentations on their community service projects. The projects are a requirement for...

 
 News    May 23, 2019 

Golf roundup

Muskeg Meadows Golf Course held a nine-hole best ball tournament last weekend. There were 11 participants in total on Saturday, May 18. First place went to a team composed of Matt Hauser, Doug Nelson, and Jim Brooks. They had a net score of 22 with a...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 23, 2019 

Local organizations set sights on gun range improvements

The NRA Foundation recently gave a $14,500 grant to some local organizations for the purpose of gun range improvements. Kimberly Powell, the membership co-chair of the Wrangell Rod and Gun Club, said...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 23, 2019 

Shoemaker Bay Harbor renovations delayed, but still within budget

Renovations to Shoemaker Bay Harbor missed the substantial completion deadline last Friday, on May 17. Capital Facilities Director Amber Al-Haddad said that contractors were expected to have the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 23, 2019 

Convention and Visitors Bureau discuss online optimization

The Wrangell Convention and Visitors Bureau met last Monday afternoon, May 20, to discuss a potential deal for search engine optimization. The CVB had been discussing a contract with Truly360, which...

 
 News    May 23, 2019 

SEARHC to celebrate groundbreaking of Wrangell's new medical center

On Thursday, May 30, SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Wrangell Medical Center (WMC) from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. at 232 Wood Street in...

 
 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...

 

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