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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Senior project addresses need to make homes easier to find


April 20, 2022

Courtesy of Tyson Messmer

High school senior Tyson Messmer stands next to one of the 10 address placards he made for homes at Panhandle Trailer Court. He made the placards for his senior project to make it easier for emergency responders, taxis and others to find homes.

Finding a home or business in the modern age is made easier with apps like Google Maps, but what happens when an address doesn't appear in those digital location services? The problem can be made worse if the place doesn't have an address nailed or posted on the building.

Such was the case when high school senior Tyson Messmer was trying to find someone's home at Panhandle Trailer Court. It helped him decide on his senior project.

"I couldn't find it anywhere," Messmer said. That experience and a suggestion from his former boss helped him come up with the idea to create address placards.


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