News from 10-20-30 years ago
Photo courtesy of the Michael Nore collection ©
This building housed Petersburg’s hospital back in 1938.
April 28, 1982 - Mr. L.J. Jackson, MSC Manager for Southeast Alaska announced April 20, the appointment of Jonathan Ness as Postmaster of the Petersburg, Alaska post office. The actual date of his installation as Postmaster will be forthcoming as soon as official word is received from our Headquarters office. Mr. Ness was selected through the Postmaster Merit Selection Program.
April 23, 1992 - Petersburg schools are trying to prevent drugs and alcohol use among teenagers. But they also accept donations from drinking establishments, whose names are then displayed in the high school gymnasium and school swimming pool.
The Petersburg School Board on Tuesday night briefly discussed the implications of displaying the names of financial sponsors whose primary business is selling alcohol.
“We are sending a mixed message [to students],” board member John Forney said.
The issue came up because of a letter by parent Robert Oyler. He suggested that the schools might display the names of the owners of the businesses which donate money, rather than the names of the businesses themselves.
April 18, 2002 - The spouses of roughly a dozen state governors are scheduled to stop in Petersburg on Tuesday, April 23, as part of a larger tour through Southeast Alaska aboard the MV Kennicott.
The spouses are participating in an April 22-24 National Governor’s Association seminar hosted this year by Alaska First Lady Susan Knowles. States rotate hosting duties for such events.