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 About Town    November 27, 2014 

Yesterday's News

November 28, 1914 – Miss A. Mary Mitchell, principal of the school of Petersburg, arrived on the S.S. Jefferson Thursday afternoon on a visit to her sister, Miss Neita Mitchell, for a few days. November 24, 1939 – About fifty persons attended...

 
 About Town    November 27, 2014 

Borough Manager's Report

Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht gave the following report to the Assembly at Monday's regular meeting: The library landscaping request for proposals is planned for mid-December through January. The...

 
 By Denny DeWitt    About Town    November 27, 2014 

Stand up for small business this Saturday

Have Americans lost hope? The trust-deficit between them and their policymakers is distressingly large, with only 19 percent, according to an October Pew poll, who say that they have faith that the government will do what is right just about always o...

 
 About Town    November 20, 2014

Yesterday's News

November 21, 1914 – For the interest of Alaska in general, and the southeastern part in particular, we suggest that every newspaper take up the laboring man’s part in the framing of laws for his protection at the coming session of our...

 
 About Town    November 13, 2014

Yesterday's News

November 14, 1914 – The U.S. Transport or cable ship Burnside arrived in port yesterday morning on her way south from a trip to Sitka and elsewhere, where repairs to the cable were thought necessary. Mr. Winter the Chief Officer of repair work...

 
 About Town    November 6, 2014

Yesterday's News

November 7, 1914 – Petersburg business man J. Bruce, visited Ketchikan this week. Mr. Bruce, besides being a business man is also the district organizer of the “Sons of Norway” in Alaska. Later another was successfully completed at Douglas,...

 
 By Erik LeDuc    About Town    November 6, 2014

Cattle Egret sightings bring small tourism boost to town

Rarely seen avian visitors drew at least four visitors to Petersburg last week, as birders from several parts of Alaska came in hopes of catching a sighting of a pair of Cattle Egrets. The birds,...

 
 By Mary Koppes    About Town    October 30, 2014

Masked auction for swim club

Mad hatter auctioneer Brad Taylor ups the bidding for a package at Saturday night's Viking Swim Club auction. All told, organizers said the event raised about $25,000 for the club. "The live auction...

 
 By Erik LeDuc    About Town    October 30, 2014

Out-of-towners on the lawn

A pair of Cattle Egrets, or "fathers of all ticks" as they are known in their native home, were cause for much stir in Petersburg, landing hundreds of miles north of their typical habitat and luring...

 

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