December 19, 2013 | Vol. 39, No. 51

Yesterday's News

December 20, 1913 – Mr. B.B. Haugan, the famous lecturer who arrived last Saturday, left Monday evening for Vancouver, B.C. where he will make his headquarters for the next few months.

The three lectures given while here and before the largest and most enthusiastic audiences that ever congregated in the Sons of Norway Hall, were well worth listening to.

From his introductory remarks to the end of his lectures, Mr. Haugan held the undivided attention of his audience.

Mr. Haugan will return in May next for the purpose of making a tour of Alaska, and no doubt that wherever he may go, he shall make a place for himself in the hearts of every Alaskan.

December 22, 1983 – Projected upcoming kindergarten classes are large enough that school officials are considering major changes- even now the grade school has no spare desks.

Changes could include anything from increasing the student-teacher ratio, adding new teachers, and building space, and or starting a middle school or junior high school, according to officials.

Third grade has 58 students this year. First grade is a class of 60 and kindergarten is a class of 58.

December 16, 1993 – An art gallery that emphasizes works by local artists is getting a new face at a new location.

Opened ten years ago in a new house on Mitkof Highway overlooking Wrangell Narrows, it is to re-open today under new management in one of the oldest buildings in town.

Jewell Dean Herbrandson, owner of Jewell's by the Sea, announced last week that she sold the gallery to local artist Lyle Bennett.

Bennett, who also owns a vending machine business, plans to re-open it as The Petersburg Gallery today on Sing Lee Alley.

December 11, 2003 – The wonderful holiday ballet classic about the little girl and her Nutcracker prince intertwined with dancing mice, snowflakes, and sweets returns to Petersburg's Wright Auditorium this weekend with some new wrinkles from the local Steppin' Out Dancers and some old problems from the venue's home.

The most exciting change is that this will be Steppin' Out's first Nutcracker on Pointe. When on Pointe, dancers wear a special shoe allowing them to stand on the tip of their toes, an exhausting feat that requires years of dedicated practice. The talents of five Pointe dancers will be presented.

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