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Yesterday's News


June 13, 1914 – Last Tuesday evening, immediately after the adjournment of the firemen's meeting, nearly every man in town who was not otherwise occupied assembled at the Fire Hall for the purpose of devising ways and means for the celebration of the coming fourth.

Enthusiasm ran high and, if kept up, Petersburgers and visitors will witness the greatest fourth of July celebration in the history of the town. It was suggested that everybody be appointed a committee of one and invite out-of-town friends to join in the festivities of the day.

June 7, 1974 Celebrating the Pilot's 40th Year– Slightly off Main Street, two major projects are or will be underway this summer. The old doctors' office along Harbor Way will be remodeled and converted into temporary space for the First National Bank of Ketchikan. The bank has purchased property through to Main Street and plans a new building on the now-vacant site at a later date.

The other happening off Main Street is construction of Dick Kito's new "kave" at Indian Street and Harbor Way. Foundation and framing are already up, and the new establishment is expected to open later this summer.

June 14, 1984 – "Petersburg Salutes Statehood 25 years," is this year's Fourth of July theme, according to the Petersburg Chamber of Commerce 4th of July Committee.

Featured in this year's celebration will be Bed Races, a firemen's demonstration and a bath tub style Fish Tote Race on July 3.

On Wednesday, July 4, events will include a marathon race, loop bike race, tug-of-war, races and games, parade, baby contest, booths, raffle winners and fireworks.

June 17, 2004 – Preliminary plans have been developed for a Childhood Education Center in Petersburg. The Petersburg City Council has expressed support for this project and currently it is in the process of leasing property at the corner of 5th and Dolphin streets for construction of such a facility. There will be a public hearing on the proposed lease at the City Council's June 21 meeting.

The Center will not be owned by either the City or School District of Petersburg but will be owned by a non-profit organization which will be funded through grant programs acquired by its board of directors. The Center's goals are to bring the whole education community together and make resources available to all children and their families in Petersburg, and it could benefit 12 existing organizations.


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