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By Dan Rudy 

WCA distributing backpacks in town


School may have just begun for Wrangell students, but they can’t rightly start without notebooks, pencils and other supplies. For those still needing materials, the Wrangell Cooperative Association will be holding its annual backpack giveaway on Wednesday.

Last year 85 new backpacks were distributed to area

students, each laden with brand new school materials. But due to cutbacks, this year’s program was only going to be able to acquire around 20.

Knowing some donors, the program’s organizer, Carol Snoddy, decided to see if she could acquire some additional bags.

“I wanted to know...

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