Monthly Archives: November 2013

Three-story spruce this year’s town Christmas tree

553929_10152082890811873_2022088227_nWrangell’s Christmas tree has come out of the forest and into its new home downtown. Tuesday. Downtown Wrangell. 12 o’clock sharp. A fully grown man is shimmying up a massive Picea Sitchensis—that’s Sitka Spruce—in the middle of town.

Public Health Center to waive certain flu shot costs

It’s November, it’s chilly outside, and unfortunately—flu season is here. Every year, a new type of influenza, or flu, vaccine is released.

Murkowski encourages social media to give thanks

Photo courtesy of Senator Lisa MurkowskiAlaska Senator Lisa Murkowski is getting into the holiday spirit. She’s encouraging all social media users in the state to get online and let people know what they’re thankful for.

Potluck and dancing celebrate unity and Native American heritage

Unity dinner - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTKNovember is National Native American Heritage Month. Thursday night, the Sno Building was packed with people enjoying a variety of traditional foods from soapberries to moose.

Rinehart sentenced Monday for felonies, misdemeanors

Officer Joe Paul fingerprinting Robert Rinehart. Also pictured: Judge Kevin Miller and Kirsten Swanson - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK51 year old Robert Rinehart of Wrangell was convicted of two felonies and four misdemeanors earlier this summer. His sentencing hearing was Monday, November 18th.

Kettles and angel trees usher in holiday season at the Salvation Army

Captains Ron and Debbie Davis - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTKYou’ve definitely seen them before—Salvation Army volunteers standing outside local shops ringing bells and taking donations in bright red kettles. The Salvation Army in Wrangell is getting ready for the holiday season.

Marine services, institute and mill properties are priorities for Jabusch

Jeff Jabusch - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTKJeff Jabusch was appointed city manager at Tuesday’s Borough Assembly Meeting. Jabusch has been the city’s finance director for what would be 36 years this December.

Educator makes case for Native spirituality

Jana Harcharek, director of the North Slope Borough School District’s Iñupiaq Education Department, discusses Native education and spirituality during the Sealaska Heritage Institute’s Native spirituality lecture series. (Christina Eriksen/SHI)Most Northern Native people have had their traditional spirituality squeezed out of them. That’s according to Jana Harcharek, director of the North Slope Borough School District’s Iñupiaq Education Department.

No injuries reported in Panhandle trailer fire

The police and fire department responded to a call around 11pm last night for a single-structure fire. Police Chief Doug McCloskey says the fire was quickly put out.

Southeast’s young orators speak loud and proud at DDF meet

Wrangell High School's Matthew Covalt and Tyler Eagle - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTKThe third meet for Southeast Drama, Debate and Forensics—or DDF— teams was this past weekend in Wrangell. This meet was a chance for dozens of students from several Panhandle schools to face off in categories ranging from extemporaneous commentary to solo acting.