Salmon Derby prizes awarded


Brian O'Connor/ Wrangell Sentinel

Kayla Meissner accepts the Youth Derby prize of a new bike and $250 from Wrangell Derby committee member Kim Covalt at the Nolan Center.

Fishermen and fishing enthusiasts gathered at the Nolan Center June 12 to garner cash and prizes for the 2014 Salmon Derby.

The Derby has been held since 1953, said master of ceremonies Jeff Angerman.

"A lot of years have gone by, and it was quite a successful derby," he said.

Kelley Krumm took first place in the adult tourney, earning $6,000 plus a $500 weekly prize. Bruze Kautz won the $4,000 second prize with a 40.1-pound fish, as well as the Week 2 $500 weekly prize. Solvay Bakke took third place, $2,000, a $2,500 Memorial Day Weekend prize and a silver bracelet on the back of a 39.5-po...

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