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Yesterday's News


May 23, 1914 – With Mayor Finch in the chair, the postponed council meeting was held last Tuesday evening at which the question of a water system was taken up in earnest.

The necessary expenditure of some fifteen thousand dollars is an enterprise for a community the size of Petersburg was by the council deemed worthy of serious consideration. After the momentous question was thoroughly discussed, a committee was finally appointed and the preliminaries ordered commenced.

It was practically agreed that the council spend the money available in the municipal treasury this year toward the installation of a water system, and with the municipal revenues of the coming year, complete the work.

May 24, 1974 Celebrating the Pilot's 40th Year– Harold Lee has received the 1974 Norwegian-American award for outstanding service to Petersburg. Lee won the honor in balloting last week by the Norway Festival Board of Directors, who each year pick a long-time member of the community who has contributed much of his time and energy to the general improvement of Petersburg.

An active member of the Chamber of Commerce for many years, Lee has also headed the festival Viking group for the past two years.

May 24, 1984 – Boy Scouts are adding mileage to a project that will join the Kupreanof state trail with the Petersburg creek trail by summer.

Mike Cottrell organized the half mile effort as part of a community service project he must finish to earn his Eagle Scout rank.

Boy Scout recruits have cut brush and built wooden trail runs over Kupreanof Island swampy areas for four weekends. The project will be finished following one last Saturday effort.

May 27, 2004 – Local high school students Sam Jensen, Casey Knight, Mads Hansen, and Brendan Goodwin are sometimes known to be full of hot air, but a recent weather encounter with a Muskeg Dust Devil high atop Crystal Mountain took the wind out of their sails. Settling down to a lunch the group of snow boarders noticed a twister come over a ridge. The twirling swirl of Mother Nature shuffled their lunches around the campsite. Next the swirl grabbed Jensen's snow pants and shot them 100 feet in the air. All this was captured on videotape.


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