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 By Dan Rudy    News    March 23, 2017 

Vikings take 2A State championship

Petersburg High School came out on top at the state level over the weekend, with the boys beating all other comers in the 2A Alaska ASAA/First National Bank Basketball State Championship in Anchorage....

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 23, 2017 

Jabusch to retire from Wrangell manager's post

WRANGELL - After four decades of public service, Wrangell will bid farewell this month to its longtime finance director and recent borough manager, Jeff Jabusch. "It's going to be kind of strange, eve...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 23, 2017 

Senate PFD restructure to get hearing in House Finance

A bill that would rearrange how earnings from the Permanent Fund were used passed the Senate last week, with a version set next to be read by the House Finance Committee. The “Permanent Fund Protection Act” (SB 26) would arrange the Fund’s...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    March 16, 2017

Viking boys are Region V champs

The Vikings capped off their season in Southeast with a championship title, after winning two games at Region V in Juneau last week. Coming off the high of homecoming weekend wins over Wrangell,...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    March 16, 2017

Petersburg takes first in Shamrock Invitational

A team largely fielding Petersburg players took first in last week's Southeast Alaska's Shamrock Soccer Invitational in Juneau. The six-game tournament is part of the Capital City Soccer League...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    March 16, 2017

Girls finish in 3rd place at regionals in Juneau

The basketball season comes to a close for the Petersburg girls, after placing third last week at the Region V Tournament in Juneau. “All of our games were definitely battles,” said girls coach Dino Brock. “All three of them, we played really...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 16, 2017

Anan improvements to target outhouses and trailhead

WRANGELL – For visitors this summer to Anan Wildlife Observatory, trips to the restroom will become a bit less hectic. Up to the present, the oft-visited outdoor attraction's outhouse is sited...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    March 9, 2017

Lady Vikings split final home games

The Lady Vikings finished off its regular season with a win and a loss against Wrangell at Petersburg High School. The crowd was there in full force both evenings, with both a special ceremony to...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    March 9, 2017

Petersburg boys win two in homecoming games

In their last home games for the season, the Petersburg High School boys added two more wins to their standings before heading into regionals. The team hosted Wrangell for its Homecoming weekend. In...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    March 2, 2017

Second buzzer-beater eludes girls in Metlakatla

The Lady Vikings were beaten by the buzzer again last weekend while hosting division leaders Metlakatla High School. Petersburg started Friday shorthanded, with only eight girls in uniform....

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    March 2, 2017

Vikings lose three in road games

The Vikings boys had their first losses of the season last week, playing a string of games on the road against a pair of formidable teams. Following up from the interdivisional play hosting 4A school Ketchikan from the previous week, on Feb. 22...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 2, 2017

Southeast Conference to review ferry sustainability fixes

WRAGNGEL – When Southeast Conference meets for its annual Mid-Session Summit in Juneau later this month, among the items high on its list for discussion is the structural reform of Alaska's ferry...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 2, 2017

Wrangell Interim borough manager selection confirmed

WRANGELL – The City and Borough Assembly confirmed its selection of an interim borough manager to serve after Jeff Jabusch retires from the position March 31. He announced his plans to retire last...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    February 23, 2017

Wrangell Hospital reports billing contractor saving money

WRANGELL – The hospital approved a response to the Wrangell Borough Assembly regarding the future of its billing services contract. At an August 23 meeting, the city’s governing body asked that Wrangell Medical Center put together an assessment...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    February 23, 2017

Wrangell manager search to reboot after fly-in interview

WRANGELL – After meeting with one candidate in a closed-door session last week, the Wrangell Borough Assembly has decided to put the city manager position back out for advertisement. In the position since 2013, present manager Jeff Jabusch...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    February 23, 2017

Wrangell man partakes in March for Life

WRANGELL – A Wrangellite took part in the 44th annual March for Life, which last month made its way through the streets of Washington, D.C. Since 1974, the annual nondenominational march is held...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    February 23, 2017

Petersburg beats K-High in fast paced game

The Vikings played a high octane, non-conference game against Ketchikan last week, pulling up a win in the final seconds. "It went extremely well," Petersburg coach Rick Brock said afterward. The 4A K...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    February 16, 2017

Boys win two against Craig Panthers

Petersburg’s high school boys basketball team won both games playing against the Panthers last week. At Craig, on February 9 the Vikings started with a lead, using their players’ height advantage against a fast team. “We had a good, strong...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    February 16, 2017

Political winds could be plus for SEAPA

WRANGELL – In its first meeting of the new year, the governing board for Southeast Alaska Power Agency looked ahead to political reshufflings at the state and federal levels. Meeting in Petersburg February 8, members of the board learned from...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    February 16, 2017

Girls beaten by buzzer in Craig match

The Lady Vikings had a pair of close games last week playing against Craig High School, but the home team came away with the victories. “We lost two good games,” girls coach Dino Brock commented. Petersburg’s girls bussed straight to their...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    February 16, 2017

AICS-SEARHC merger delayed until April

WRANGELL – A planned-for merger between two regional healthcare providers has been put on hold for two months. Alaska Island Community Services was to merge with larger organization SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) on February...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    February 9, 2017

Stikine Inn to double capacity to 30 rooms

WRANGELL – Wrangell’s Port Commission gave its go-ahead to a tidelands purchase proposed by the Stikine Inn’s owners. Bill Goodale, who jointly manages the dockside hotel with his wife, Cheryl Goodale, appeared at the February 2 meeting to...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    February 9, 2017

Wrangell to get new trooper in several weeks

WRANGELL – A new trooper has been selected to take the vacant Wrangell assignment, Alaska Wildlife Troopers confirmed this week. “We’ve had that position filled,” said AWT Captain Steve Hall. In October the Wrangell post was vacated with the...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    February 9, 2017

Lady Vikings win two in home games

Petersburg High School's girls added a pair of wins to their standings over the weekend, hosting Haines on Saturday and Sunday. "They went well," coach Dino Brock said of the games. In Saturday's game...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    February 9, 2017

Petersburg boys continue win streak in home games

The Vikings hosted Haines over the weekend, adding two more wins to a lossless season so far. "It was a good team effort this weekend," said Petersburg coach Rick Brock. "I was real happy with our hal...

 

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