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 By Savann Guthrie    News    May 28, 2020

Local nurse heads to New York City

On April 20, Stacey Dahl left Petersburg and arrived in New York City. She was there to help in the COVID-19 pandemic. Dahl would spend the next three weeks working in "the hot zone" of a lower...

 
 By Savann Guthrie    News    May 7, 2020

Hannah Balcom: A Mother's Day story

In 1914 President Woodrow Wilson declared May 10 Mother's Day as a national holiday. Hannah Balcom never planned to marry, let alone have children and celebrate Mother's Day as a Mom. This May 20...

 
 By Savann Guthrie    News    May 7, 2020

The Market's "Victory Garden"

One of the things Petersburg residents look forward to with the change of the season and the weather is The Market, which in the past has been held in the John Hanson Sr. Hall and included homemade...

 
 By Savann Guthrie    News    April 16, 2020

Covid-19: The faces behind the masks

There was a time when masks were associated with Halloween, horror movies, dances, and merrymaking. In today's current environment they've been elevated to a new status; as a way to protect and stop...

 
 By Savann Guthrie    News    April 2, 2020

Spring "Bear Hunt" takes place on Mitkof Island

Sunday, March 29, started out with a blanket of snow on the ground with more falling from the sky. It wasn't ideal weather but that didn't stop the residents of Petersburg from getting outdoors and...

 
 By Savann Guthrie    News    August 8, 2019

Changes to P&R's operating rules sparks discussion

There was tension in the room Friday afternoon, August 2 as around 20 Petersburg Parks and Recreation (P&R) users and parents met with Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht, newly hired Facilities...

 
 By Savann Guthrie    News    April 11, 2019

Close-Up and personal

After nine months of fundraising, 23 enthusiastic students and four intrepid chaperones left Petersburg on March 29 for a once in a lifetime personal experience, Close-Up in Washington D.C....

 
 By Savann Guthrie    News    March 14, 2019

Quilting in Petersburg: Rain Country Quilters

A quilt is a layer of batting or stuffing between two layers of fabric. Early American quilts were the result of patched together pieces of worn out blankets and clothing. Since fabrics had to be...

 

The Norheims: A local love story

There are many ideas, books, quotes, videos and even classes on what makes a good, lasting relationship, but all one has to do is ask lifelong Petersburg residents Roald and Jeannine Norheim, married...

 

Grandparent adoption bring smile

It is better to give than receive, is an old adage, and an especially poignant one this time of year. One that Marlena Erickson took to heart as the organizer of Petersburg's First Annual "Adopt a...

 

Herman-Sakamoto earns Girl Scout Gold Award

Juliette Low, the founder of Girl Scouting once said. "Scouting rises within you and inspires you to put forth your best." That quote was especially fitting on Sat., Nov. 11 as the local Petersburg...

 

Knowledge, bonding & storytelling:

Knowledge, bonding and storytelling are the words used by the organizers to describe the First Annual Fall Adult Culture Festival that took place at Sandy Beach Park Sept. 7-9 in conjunction with the...

 
 By Savann Guthrie    News    July 5, 2018

Race to Alaska: Hammer's proving grounds

Forty miles with no motor, no support, no problem - summed up the thoughts of local resident Jake Hammer, 39, as he rowed a borrowed fiberglass rowboat from Port Townsend, Wash. to Victoria, B.C. in...

 
 By Savann Guthrie    News    June 21, 2018

Local student takes third in statewide competition

Nine year old Grace Morrison is no stranger to the spotlight. She regularly gets perfect attendance at Rae C. Stedman Elementary. At Award Assemblies she and her schoolmates are called up front in a g...

 
 By Savann Guthrie    News    June 14, 2018

PHS students travel to Costa Rica

Traveling is not new to most Petersburg High School students. They hop on a ferry for extended weekend sports, academic, and music competitions. They fly on planes when heading even further north or...

 
 By Savann Guthrie    News    May 31, 2018

A departing wave of blue exits PHS

There has been a huge wave crashing through the school district over the years according to High School principal Rick Dormer and that is the Class of 2018. He went on to say "based on the sheer size...

 
 By Savann Guthrie    News    May 17, 2018

T&H President: All Alaska Natives should be in the same canoe

Richard Peterson, Central Council Tlingit and Haida President gave an analogy Monday night that all Alaska Natives should be in the same canoe, and if they aren't, they are working against one another...

 

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