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Articles from the May 31, 2012 edition

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 By Suzanne Ashe    News    May 31, 2012

Senator Begich talks about local issues & funding needs

U.S. Senator Mark Begich-D had a busy Memorial Day weekend, but made a stop in Petersburg. While he was in town, Begich met with officials and toured several city facilities. “We got to see a lot of...

 
 By Shelly Pope    News    May 31, 2012

46.5 lb. fish wins Salmon Derby for Cumps

The 31st annual Salmon Derby brought in over 300 fish ranging in weight from 8.1 to 45.6 pounds. The Petersburg Chamber of Commerce sponsored event took place over the Memorial Day weekend Friday,...

 
 By Troy Larson    Dockside    May 31, 2012

Start of the Derby

Dozens of sport fishermen participating in the Salmon Derby boat into Frederick Sound Friday morning, at the opening of the derby....

 
 News    May 31, 2012

2012 Derby Results

# Weight Name 1 45.6 Thomas Cumps 2 40 Jim Schramek 3 38.4 Scott Stafford 4 37.9 Holli Otness 5 36.7 Lawrence Fuller 6 36.7 Robert English 7 34.5 Robin Leekley 8 33.7 Timothy Broll 9 33.3 Ted Weisenburger 10 32.5 David Janzen, Jr. 11 32.2 Kenneth...

 
 About Town    May 31, 2012

Yesterday's News

June 2, 1982 - A new hematology cell counter was purchased for the hospital by the Hospital Guild. The cell counter, financed with money raised through the Charity Box, counts red and white cells in...

 
 Opinion    May 31, 2012

Letters to the Editor

Softball tourney success To the Editor: I would like to take a moment and thank everyone involved with making the Eric Corl Memorial Softball Tournament a success. Mamie Nilson for doing most, and I mean practically everything in organizing this grea...

 
 By Representative Peggy Wilson    Opinion    May 31, 2012

Peggy's Corner of the House

Hello again. After a short break to visit family, I wanted to report, from my Corner of the House, on all the latest news. Between budgets, a special session, and redistricting, there’s a lot going on. The best news is how well the Capital Budget c...

 
 By Ron Loesch    Opinion    May 31, 2012

Editorial

We welcome members of the Local Boundary Commission to Petersburg. The long awaited public hearing on Petersburg’s proposal to dissolve the City of Petersburg and form a new borough government is underway. Testimony on Petersburg’s borough...

 
 By Orin Pierson    Sports    May 31, 2012

Region V baseball tourney puts town on the map

The Region V Baseball Championships continued on Thursday for the Vikings after an 8-3 loss to Thunder Mountain moved Petersburg into the tournament’s loser’s bracket. Thursday’s game was agains...

 
 Dockside    May 31, 2012

New king salmon bag limits in Wrangell Narrows-Blind Slough for 2012

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Sport Fish recently announced regulation changes for king salmon in Wrangell Narrows-Blind Slough Terminal Harvest Area (THA) from June 1 – July 31. The bag and possession limits for all anglers f...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    About Town    May 31, 2012

Student of the year nominees

These PHS students were all nominated for the Elks Lodge’s Student of the Year Award. The prize went to Bud Bergen and Karolyn Kvernvik. (Left to right, back row) Bud Bergen, Tyler Lantiegne, Bret...

 
 By Greg Knight    News    May 31, 2012

Emotions run high at WMC Board meeting

WRANGELL — With eight members of the Wrangell Medical Center Board of Directors facing recall in a June election, tensions were high among members of the board, supporters of the recall effort, and citizens of the borough at the directors’ most...

 
 By Shelley Pope    News    May 31, 2012

LBC considers borough

The Borough Formation Hearing continues Thursday and Friday. As part of Wednesday’s proceedings (left to right) Larry Semmens - Third Judicial District, Lynn Chrystal - Chair at Large, and John...

 
 Obituaries    May 31, 2012

Jeremy Lee Hubbard, 27

On May 22, 2012, at the age of 27, Jeremy Lee Hubbard went peacefully to be with Jesus Christ his Savior, where he will no longer be in pain, have no blood draws and no lab work, experience the...

 
 News    May 31, 2012

Flames claim home Sunday evening

The Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department responded to a house fire on 7th and Gjoa at 10:45 p.m. Sunday. “Upon arrival, over half of the structure was fully engulfed in flames,” Assistant Fire...

 
 By Shelley Pope    About Town    May 31, 2012

Servicemen honored on Memorial Day

The Petersburg Ministerial Association conducted a Memorial Service for the veterans buried in the Petersburg Memorial Cemetery Monday. “Even with terrible weather we had a large turnout,”...