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 By Dani Palmer    About Town    May 28, 2015 

PHS students measure LeConte Glacier movement

Despite a mild winter, LeConte Glacier really hasn't receded or advanced much. Six Petersburg High School (PHS) students traveled by skiff and helicopter to survey the glacier on May 12 and mapped...

 
 By Dani Palmer    About Town    May 28, 2015 

Petersburg graduating 32 seniors next week

This year, 32 graduating seniors will be walking across the stage to collect their diplomas. Petersburg High School is holding its graduation ceremony on Wednesday, June 3, at 7 p.m. in the high school gym. Senior Adviser Ashley Lohr said this...

 
 About Town    May 28, 2015 

Petersburg Community Foundation awards $11,000 to local nonprofits

The Petersburg Community Foundation (PCF) awarded six grants totaling $11,000 to area nonprofits in an award ceremony on May 16. Several special guests and donors were present for the ceremony...

 
 About Town    May 28, 2015 

House paint art show

Artist Ashley Lohr in front of one of her pieces on display at the Clausen Museum during Friday's opening reception. Lohr used commercial house paints in her recent work, which is also influenced by...

 
 About Town    May 28, 2015 

Students of the month and year

Nominated by students, and selected by a committee made up of students, this year's Elks Students of the Year were Kelly Engell and Skipper Erickson, presented with their award during an Elks dinner...

 
 About Town    May 21, 2015

Yesterday's News

May 22, 1915 – B.F. Watson, traveling agent for the Pacific Alaska Navigation Company, visited about town during the stay of the Admiral Evans in port Thursday morning. Mr. Watson suggests that this would be just the right season of the year to...

 
 About Town    May 21, 2015  
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School News

Eleanor Bergen will be graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hopkins University on May 21, 2015. She has earned a Bachelors of Arts in Public Health. After graduation she will be working as a research program coordinator at Hopkins studying treatment...

 
 About Town    May 21, 2015

Mayfest race results and raffle winners:

Lop the Loop 7K Results Saturday, May 16, 2015 Top Male Finishers Joseph Tompkins 27:24.85 Keith Billi 29:43.95 Kolt Sperl 30:19.72 Top Female Finishers Marketa Ith 33:48.70 Makayla Newman 34:21.22...

 
 About Town    May 14, 2015

Yesterday's News

May 15, 1915 – Petersburg’s three-day celebration of the one hundred and first anniversary of Norway’s independence commences tonight with a grand ball in Sons of Norway Hall. Tomorrow there will be an excursion to Thomas Bay glacier. All...

 
 About Town    May 14, 2015

Rep. Kreiss-Tomkins Office Hours

State representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins will be in Petersburg this weekend. On Friday, May 15, he will be at Java Hus from 11 am – 12 pm and at Glacier Express Cafe from 2:30 – 3:30 pm. Stop by to share your thoughts on state issues or to...

 
 About Town    May 7, 2015

Yesterday's News

May 8, 1915 – The U.S. commissioner of internal revenue notes that there was a falling off of two and a half million dollars in the receipts of taxes on spirits for the month of February, 1915, as compared to that month of 1914. Not only is a...

 
 About Town    May 7, 2015  
 About Town    May 7, 2015

Manager's Report

Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht gave the following report at Monday’s regular Assembly meeting: • PFI manager Patrick Wilson has been chosen as the Grand Marshal for the 4th of July festivities. This year’s theme is “Freedom, FROZEN in time....

 
 About Town    May 7, 2015  
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 About Town    April 30, 2015

Yesterday's News

April 24, 1915 – Senator Sulzer has introduced the following memorial, to the Alaska road commission, asking for the improvement and building of roads in the First division: Your memorialists, the senate and the house of representatives of the...

 
 About Town    April 30, 2015  
 About Town    April 30, 2015  
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