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 and a part of education,” he said. “The students deserve more than what they’ve got.”
January 28, 1993 – Heavy snowfall in Petersburg this past week has kept snowplows busy and forced down electric power lines between Petersburg and the Tyee Hydro Power Plant at Bradfield Canal.
And more of the white stuff is on its way.
An estimated 17.5 inches fell Saturday, pushing the total for this last week up to 41 inches, according to figures by the National Weather Service observers at the Mountain View Manor in Petersburg.
January 23, 2003 – A much debated initiative to change the way Petersburg’s Four Dam Pool representative is selected died at Tuesday’s City Council meeting after none of the councilors present made a motion to discuss it.
Ordinance #851 stated that the city’s Power and Light superintendent would also function as the city’s representative for the Four Damn pool hydroelectric project. Ordinance # 852, an initiative of Mayor Ted Smith, would have modified this language to appoint a specific individual of the Council’s choosing, not necessarily the superintendent. Outgoing superintendent Dennis Lewis was reappointed last month to serve another one year term in the post.