News from 10-20-30 years ago
March 9, 1983 - Ground breaking for construction on a two-story addition to the Petersburg High School this summer will be recommended to the Petersburg School Board by an ad hoc committee.
The ad hoc committee, set up by the school board, completed their study of school construction March 3. The recommendations of the 11 member committee and a possible floor plan were presented to school board members March 4 so they would be able to look over the proposals and act on the recommendations at their March 8 meeting.
“The school board asked for the recommendations for the architect to proceed. We are asking that it go up for feasibility and cost implications,” Tom Wood, chairman of the committee, said. “Then it will be up to the board and the (city) council to approve or disapprove.”
March 11, 1993 – About 32 citizens older than 55 from all over the United States, most of them retired, will come here March 22 for the second year of Elderhostel revelry in Petersburg.
The three day visit will expose them to a variety of experiences, said coordinator Gloria Ohmer.
Ohmer said the group will come by ferry from Prince Rupert, B.C., To tour Southeast Alaska under auspices of Elderhostal, an international organization that helps senior citizens travel to various parts of the world.
March 13, 2003 – Local entrepreneur Scott Roberge, owner of Tongass Kayak Adventures, was surprised to learn that he had been ranked #20 in February's National Geographic Adventure's “25 Greatest Adventure Vacations in the World”
Laughing a little at the grandiose ranking, Roberge says he's flattered but has no idea what criteria the magazine used to select his company. “They called and asked me questions about the options available for the trip, but no one ever came out here,” said Roberge. Phone calls and an email to the magazine were not returned.