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Articles from the February 23, 2012 edition

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 By Suzanne Ashe    News    February 23, 2012

Community feeling more frustrated following town hall meeting

“Justice was not served tonight,” said Petersburg City Councilman Don Koenigs, following an hour and a half-long town hall meeting to discuss the breakdown in communication and lack of services...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    February 23, 2012

Five cases of head lice found at elementary school

A handful of cases of head lice have been reported at Rae C. Stedman Elementary School. The outbreak is limited to five students and has been contained, said Principal Erica Kludt-Painter. School officials were notified earlier this month by parents...

 
 About Town    February 23, 2012

Illuminated ice

Sunny skies illuminated the majestic LeConte Glacier on Sunday. Local jet boat operator Breakaway Adventures led its first trip of the year to the enormous glacier with about 14 passengers. Since...

 
 About Town    February 23, 2012

Yesterday's News

February 24, 1982 - The new Petersburg Ferry Terminal opened Tuesday, and Monday was moving day for the office crew. Boxes of office supplies sat outside the new ticket counter area which is...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    February 23, 2012

Elementary students read their way to much needed funds for Ethiopia

On a wall at Rae C. Stedman Elementary School are rows and rows of red, brown and orange construction paper bricks – each boasting a student's name. The bricks are a representation of...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    February 23, 2012

PIA election results released

The Petersburg Indian Association (PIA) held elections on Friday for a board of director chair position and four open board seats. According to election results, Ronelle Beardslee will serve as the new chairman. This is a one-year term. Beardslee...

 
 Opinion    February 23, 2012

Letters to the Editor

The plow man is missing To the Editor: What ever happened to the city’s road grader? We know the plow man retired years ago. Why haven’t we replaced him? I’ve seen (working in his place) as many as four men, two trucks, one loader and two...

 
 By Ron Loesch    Opinion    February 23, 2012

Editorial

While we understand the reasons many feel the Town Hall Meeting with Deputy Attorney General Richard Svobodny was not productive, the meeting did benefit Petersburg. Face-to-face meetings are good for all parties. It’s easier to deal with people...

 
 By Representative Peggy Wilson    Opinion    February 23, 2012

Peggy's Corner of the House

Hello again from the Capital. We’ve now completed the first thirty days of the session. There’s a lot to be done yet, and I’m concerned about whether we’ll get all the important legislation...

 
 Police Reports    February 23, 2012

Police Report

Feb. 15 - Fire alarm activated on 100 block of N. Nordic. Fire dept. responded. Officers reported to a possible intruder on Wrangell Ave. It turned out to be a contractor. Caller complained of youths yelling and jumping on cars on 3rd Street. The...

 
 Courts    February 23, 2012

Court Report

Jan. 26 The court heard from Ian R. Hamilton at a representation hearing. Hamilton is looking for representation on negligent driving charges. The case is held-over to April 23. Justin Patrick entered a plea of not guilty to criminal mischief. He...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    February 23, 2012

Litsheim to move Romiad Building to downtown lot

If all goes as planned, the Romiad Building will soon be moved about 600 feet, and face a different direction. The Petersburg Economic Development Council recommended, and Petersburg City Council on T...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    February 23, 2012

Council approves Raven's Roost trail head and Wastewater office

After years of planning and negotiating, the Raven's Roost trail will soon have a new trail head. The Petersburg City Council on Tuesday voted to approve of an easement to connect the U.S. Forest Service’s Raven’s Roost Trail with a location...

 
 News    February 23, 2012

Ketchikan officials say welding caused ferry fire

KETCHIKAN (AP) — Welding accidently caused a recent fire on the Alaska state ferry Malaspina, according to an investigation report by the Ketchikan Fire Department. The Feb. 7 fire caused an estimated $750,000 of damage, according to the report...

 
 By Orin Pierson    Sports    February 23, 2012

Seniors appreciated during Vikings last home game

The Vikings played their final home series of the season against the Metlakatla Chiefs last weekend. The Vikings pillaged the court during Friday night’s first quarter, outscoring the Chiefs 17-8....

 
 Sports    February 23, 2012

Middle school wrestling championship results

Petersburg took 5th place at the Southeast Middle School Wrestling Championship that took place Feb. 17 – 18 in Juneau, according to coaches Rob Schwartz and Ed May. Champions - Buddy Stelmach-75 lbs. Buddy had an outstanding tournament and found a...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    February 23, 2012

Alaska Fish Factor

It’s a mixed bag in America in terms of bankrolling ‘the best available science’ for our nation’s fisheries. Based on the preliminary federal budget released last week, funds for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration went from...

 
 About Town    February 23, 2012

Rasmuson Foundation now accepting Distinguished Artist Award nominations

Rasmuson Foundation is now accepting nominations for its 2012 Distinguished Artist Award. Rasmuson Foundation offers one $25,000 Distinguished Artist Award annually in recognition of creative excellence and superior accomplishments in the arts. The...

 
 Obituaries    February 23, 2012

Barton Austin Sollars Sr., 83

Barton Austin Sollars Sr. died at age 83 on February 11 in the family’s winter home in Yuma, Ariz. He passed away five weeks after being diagnosed with stage 4 renal cell cancer. He was born in Klam...

 
 
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