News from 10-20-30 years ago
November 17, 1982: Permits, telephone cables, utility wires, cable t.v. lines and limited equipment are all slowing down the moving of the old Norheim house that was purchased by Paul Stoner from the city for $4,000 a few weeks ago.
Stoner is required to have the house off the property by March of 1983. The house was moved off the lot last week and now sits in the middle of 2nd Ave.
Stoner told the Pilot last week that the house will be sitting in the city right of way for about another 10 day, until they can make firm arrangements with the various companies to remove overhead obstacles, and also for them to make minor equipment repairs.
City manager Rich Underkofler has no qualms about the house sitting in the middle of a city street. “It’s not every day someone move a house in Petersburg. People will have to be a little tolerant. I’m sure he’s doing his best (to get the house moved).”
Petersburg’s city engineer and former city planner however was concerned about the lack of planning that has gone into the moving effort. Engineer Rick Braun commented that presently the city has no requirement for “house moving permits’ to be issued before houses are relocated, “but we may have in the future.”
November 19, 1992: The Seattle Mariners baseball team sent three of their big league pitchers on what Community Relations Director Joe Chard described as a “Good Will Tour of Alaska.” M’s pitchers Brian Holman, Russ Swan and Carrie Woodson visited Petersburg on Monday giving presentations to elementary, middle and high school students. The players talked about baseball, and the road they traveled to finally break into the big leagues. When asked what he has enjoyed most about the trip, Holman responded, “The people up here have been incredibly warm and responsive. Everyone has been real nice everywhere we go. Also, the flight into Petersburg was amazing. Being a country boy from Kansas, seeing my first whale ever was truly an unforgettable experience.”
November 21, 2002: Blake Galvin, Christine Wisniewski and Nikken Palesch of SAGA (Southeast Alaska Guidance Association) worked on the Hungry Point Trail. The crew, which included SAGA’s Steve Ricci and William “Kip” Nash, got help from PHS freshman Michael Eder, City Parks and Rec Director Ryan McFarland, and the Schrey Family. The team arrived on November 6 and left last night. They completed 900 feet of rough trail, leaving 200 feet to go.