51-year-old Robert Rinehart, of Wrangell, is charged with two counts of assault in the third degree which are class C felonies in Alaska. He is alleged to have repeatedly threatened to kill and injure the two victims.
Listen to audio and read the agenda of the August 27, 2013 Borough Assembly meeting.
33-year old Douglas Ely, of Wrangell, was convicted of child sexual abuse in June. His sentencing hearing was Monday.
Wrangell Medical Center has faced a number of issues over the past few years. Finances, personnel turnover, and design changes stalled the plans for building a new hospital. But now, the plans are back on the table. And the hospital and its board of directors think the project is heading in the right direction.
Wrangell Medical Center has a new interim Chief Financial Officer. Dana Strong is coming to Wrangell from Maine. He has a strong background in healthcare finance.
Wrangell will soon be featured in National Geographic Traveler Magazine. KSTK’s Shady Grove Oliver caught up with the photographer working on the article and sent back this report.
Steven Marshall, of Wrangell, was convicted of assault in June. His sentencing hearing was Tuesday. Judge William Carey sentenced Marshall to 15 years imprisonment with five years suspended.
The town of Wrangell, once called the “sleeping giant,” has seen an awakening of its native culture and history. In early August, a group of people headed to the original Tlingit settlement 25 miles from present-day Wrangell—for a language and culture camp. It was the first time Tlingit was spoken in Old Town in 65 years.