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Yesterday's News


December 20, 1913 – The town council of Fairbanks recently passed an ordinance prohibiting a one-year old moose from walking on the sidewalks.

The moose which was captured when a mere calf by an Indian was purchased by P. Buchholz who was in the habit of leading it around town. In entering stores the moose had broken some planks which caused the complaint.

The animal is quite tame and at the stores is fed apples, which he particularly relishes, trying to walk through show windows where apples were exhibited. He likes vegetables and candies, but absolutely refuses to take a drink at the saloons.

December 29, 1983 – After a few months of living on Yukon Time, most people in Petersburg are becoming used to the idea of being an hour off of Seattle and the rest of the West Coast.

Donna Greenway said the hour's difference made it easier to call Seattle to do business for husband Richard's Brown Bear Construction Company. She said she could get her telephone calling in at 7 a.m. Petersburg time when the businesses were open at 8 a.m. Seattle time.

On the other hand, large businesses and others that do their business mainly with Seattle, said they would prefer to go back to Pacific Time.

December 30, 1993 – A new grant for the Petersburg School District will allow Petersburg to become a significant seismic station to report earth tremors to state geophysicists.

The $15,614 grant from the Department of Education, awarded in early December, will be used to get two “state of the art” personal computers, plus highly technical programs that will enable students here to communicate back and forth with scientists at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

The new equipment will make Petersburg a significant source of data for the Alaska Earthquake Information Center at UAF's Geophysical Institute, Bowen said.

December 25, 2003 – Some raised pinky's daintily, some sipped from dipped spoons, and some lowered their faces to the table and slurped, but one thing was certain at Saturday's Winter Tea, never had such a large gathering of charming Little Norwegian women had such an exclusive and entertaining time. In the fundraiser for the Clausen Memorial Museum, hosted by Glo DeBoer, over 100 ladies were served tea and edibles at the Lutheran Church Holy Cross House in what is hoped to be an annual Winter Tea.

“This is all about community and sharing and being together,” Glo DeBoer said in a welcoming address.


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