Monthly Archives: March 2014

March 25, 2014 Borough Assembly Meeting

Listen to the audio and read the agenda of the March 25, 2014 borough assembly meeting.

Jay Thomas named school superintendent

The school board and hiring committee have announced that Jay Thomas will replace Rich Rhodes as superintendent of schools. He comes to Wrangell from Unalakleet.

Next winter’s marine highway schedule out

LeConte @ Auke Bay DOT Roger WetherallAlaska Marine Highway officials want your comments on next fall and winter’s ferry sailings.

Chamber recognizes community at annual dinner

Chamber of Commerce dinner - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTKNearly 200 people attended the Wrangell Chamber of Commerce's annual dinner Saturday, March 15 at the Nolan Center. The chamber recognized community members and businesses for their accomplishments.

Health fair test pre-registration this weekend

This weekend, community members can get pre-registered for the five tests offered at the Wrangell Medical Center health fair. Pre-registration is taking place at City Market and Bob’s IGA Friday, March 21 and Saturday, March 22 from 10am to 4pm.

Queen candidate talks raffles and camaraderie

Ticket manager Rachel Coblentz and queen candidate Delilah Wigg - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTKWrangell’s Fourth of July celebration is just four months away. There are currently two queen candidates and two young ladies who plan on just selling tickets. Delila Wigg is running for queen. She stopped by the station to give an update on her campaign.

Suicide prevention through paddle-making

Paddle makers at the One People Canoe Society workshop - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTKAlaskan communities can be very tight-knit. And suicide rates in Alaskan communities are some of the highest in the country. Last weekend, the One People Canoe Society held a two-day paddle-making workshop in Wrangell to bring communities together to both learn a traditional art and talk about a contemporary problem.

School board names two superintendent candidates

The school board and hiring committee opened the position to applications earlier this year. They’ve narrowed down the candidates to two finalists. They are Patrick Mayer and Jay Thomas.

Jensen to stay as elementary principal

The school board unanimously approved offering Deidre Jensen, of Thorne Bay, a contract for elementary principal for the 2014-2015 school year.

Cupcakes sweet for endangered species

Logo courtesy of worldwildlife.orgThe Girl Scouts will be selling endangered species cupcakes this Saturday at City Market starting at 9am. The Scouts will also have Irish soda bread for sale for people not craving sweets.