Editorial: Thank you Jeff


March 23, 2017

We join with the community in thanking Jeff Jabusch for his 40 years of service to the citizens of Wrangell.

Jeff has maintained the public’s checkbook for much of that time and kept it balanced through boom times and busts.

During Alaska’s oil boom era, the city built its public safety building, high school and municipal pool.

When the Wrangell Mill closed in 1994, “it was scary bleak,” as Jabusch put it.

Later, Alaska’s rich uncle, Sen. Ted Stevens secured a $37 million relief grant that public officials along with Jabusch leveraged into $200 million in public projects includin...

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