March 1, 2012 | Vol. 39, No 9

Yesterday's News

News from 10-20-30 years ago

March 3, 1982 - The “Jaws of Life” was recently purchased by the Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department, with $10,000 in donations from the community. The hydraulic rescue tool can exert approximately 25,000 lbs. of force for lifting, breaking and prying parts of cars, when victims are trapped inside. The equipment has other accessories and can be used in a variety of rescue applications.

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Photo courtesy of the Michael Nore collection ©
Mainstreet in Petersburg in 1937, looking north towards Petersburg Fisheries.

February 27, 1992 - Oil spills in the Petersburg Harbor have become so frequent in the last year that if they don’t stop soon, the U.S. Coast Guard may board boats and draw oil samples from every vesse...

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