News from 10-20-30 years ago
January 26, 1983 - Depending on who you talk to in town, the Petersburg school propositions didn’t pass last week either because of propaganda and scare tactics or because the proposals did not meet needs the community thought were important.
Voters turned down a master plan of a new school: 231 – 654, and $2.25 million general obligation bonds to pay for the plan, 366 – 520.
One of the conflicts about the master plan was over the proposed auditorium. Wilmer Oines, school board member, said the proposed auditorium is an expensive issue but it is needed.
“I think it is a necessity an...