FAMILY, BIBLE REUNION – TOP: Family and friends of Frank and Jessie Price stand behind a large gilded Bible found in the former Presbyterian Church that was returned to the descendants of the Prices recently. Family members, mostly from Washington state and California, visiting Sitka to witness the return of the Bible include, at front center holding Bible, Georgia Price Barnard, the daughter of the Prices, and Calvin Anderson, a great-great-grandchild of the Prices. The Presbyterian Church land was purchased by housing developers. ABOVE: Georgia Price Barnard holds the pulpit Bible that was returned to the family last week.(Sentinel Photos by James Poulson)

JoAnne Laura Chartrand

A celebration of life for JoAnne Laura Chartrand, a former resident, will be held 6 p.m. July 3 at the Swan Lake Senior Center.
Her ashes will be spread with those of her daughter, Jodine Meacock.
JoAnne passed away Jan. 27 after a courageous battle with multiple myeloma at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, her loving husband, family and friends by her side.
She was born Nov. 25, 1945, in Hoonah, to Harvey and Marietta Williams Sr. She was Raven, a member of the T’akdeintaan Clan, of the Kaa Shaayi Hit (Severed Head House) and her Tlingit name was Sakoone.
JoAnne grew up in Sitka and considered it home. After graduating from Sitka High she attended the University of Alaska.
She worked at the Southeast Alaska Health Consortium in Sitka for many years before moving to Juneau where she retired from SEARHC. She then moved to Wasilla, where she lived for the last five years of her life.  
In 1983, she met Richard Chartrand and they were married in Juneau, in 1991.  The love of their lives has been their devoted dog Tigger, who took care of her during her battle with cancer when Rich worked. Tigger made her feel safe and loved which was very comforting to her family and to Rich.
JoAnne loved her family and got to spend time with her daughter Glenda and her family when they moved to Wasilla in November 2011.  Her daughter wrote: “My mom was the strongest..most beautiful woman in the world...I wanted to grow old together...I miss you sooo much....You are my Hero!!!! I love you...”
JoAnne was proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; due to her illness she was unable to travel but kept in contact with them.
Joanne had a passion for softball, the Mariners, the Seahawks and the NBA. She loved playing softball in Sitka and Juneau and was well known for her pitching.  
JoAnne was a member of Sitka Tribes of Alaska and Central Council Tlingit Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, and a shareholder of Shee Atika’ Inc., Goldbelt Corp. and Sealaska Corp.
She is survived by her husband Richard Chartrand of Wasilla; daughter Glenda (Timothy) Drevas of Wasilla; grandchildren Jamailyn, Taylor and Isabella Drevas of Wasilla; Levi Harriman (Megan Rose), Jessica Meacock (Holden Bennett) and Krista Meacock of Goldendale, Wash.; great-grandchildren Marcus and Marcianna Harriman of Juneau; David and Kaylie Harriman, Natalee Meacock and Paige Meacock of Goldendale; siblings Esther Liberty of Juneau, Marion (Gary) Berry of Seattle, Harvey (Kathi) Williams Jr. of Pacific, Wash., and Walleen (Danny) Whitson of Sitka;  aunts Mabel Moy and Virginia Moy of Sitka, Uncle Nick Derenoff of Wasilla,  and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her daughter Jodine Meacock; her parents Marietta and Harvey Williams Sr.; brother George Williams; sisters Harvietta Olson and Dorothy Trivett; nephew Jay Liberty; and nieces LaVon Liberty and Amber Whitson.

August 5, 2020

A Note To Our Readers

Reopening: Phase One:

 

On March 30, 2020, the Daily Sitka Sentinel began taking precautions against the coronavirus, which was starting to show up in Alaska.

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Four months later, the virus is still with us and the precautions remain in effect.

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Alaska COVID-19 
At a Glance

(updated 7-23-21)

By Sentinel Staff

The state Department of Health and Social Services has posted the following update on the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Alaska as of 1:06 p.m. Friday.

New cases as of Thursday: 239

Total statewide – 70,751

Total (cumulative) deaths – 377

Total (cumulative) hospitalizations – 1,688

To visit the Alaska DHSS Corona Response dashboard website click here.

The City of Sitka posted the following update on COVID-19 cases in Sitka as of 8 p.m. Thursday.

Active cases in Sitka – 235

Hospitalizations (cumulative) in Sitka – 24

Cumulative Sitka cases – 696 (636 resident; 60 non-resident)

Cumulative recovered – 465

Deceased (cumulative) – 2

The local case data are from the City of Sitka website.

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Sitka Vax Stats 

The State of Alaska DHSS reported Monday the following statistics on vaccinations for Sitka.

Partially vaccinated – 5,567 (75%)

Fully vaccinated – 5,187 (70%)

Total population (12+) – 7,385

Sitka has vaccinated fully vaccinated 78 percent of its senior population (1,478 total), age 65 and older. 

Vaccination data for the City and Borough of Sitka can be found online at: https://cityofsitka.org

 

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20 YEARS AGO
July 2001

Recent Sitka High graduate Brian Mork is serving as a summer intern in Sen. Frank Murkowski’s Washington, D.C., office. Mork, the son of Carolyn and Leon Mork of Sitka, plans to attend the University of Fairbanks where he’ll study political science.

50 YEARS AGO
July 1971

The Halibut Association of North America has released a plan for halibut landings “to minimize the problem of halibut which contains over 0.5 ppm of mercury.” Sitka Cold Storage, a member, has adopted the plan.

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