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Articles from the February 18, 2021 edition

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 By Brian Varela    News    February 18, 2021

Home goes up in flames early Tuesday

The Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department responded to a house fire on Tuesday in the early morning hours, which likely left the building a total loss, said PVFD Assistant Fire Chief Dave Berg. A...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 18, 2021

Petersburg expects over 80 port calls this summer

The Canadian government issued an order on Feb. 4 to prohibit cruise ships in all Canadian waters until Feb. 28, 2022, but Dave Berg, cofounder of Viking Travel, said the restriction would only...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 18, 2021

One new case of COVID-19 reported

A local resident who has recently traveled has tested positive for COVID-19, which is the first case reported in at least the last seven days, according to a joint press release issued Wednesday...

 

Yesterday's News

February 18, 1921 Last Saturday night a big dance and benefit for the Petersburg Hospital was given by the Sons and Daughters of Norway in the S. of N. Hall. All expenses of the entertainment were paid by the Lodge, the music and all were donated...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 18, 2021

Few local health mandates stay intact

Alaska's disaster declaration, which was used to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, expired on Sunday after the state legislature and Gov. Mike Dunleavy failed to extend the declaration. Petersburg's...

 

Chilly morning cruise

Two mallards forage in the chilly waters of the Wrangell Narrows as snow falls around them last week....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 18, 2021

Over 1/3 of local population has received at least one vaccine dose

Petersburg Medical Center administered a second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Feb. 11 to residents who received their first dose on Jan. 14, said PMC Director of Nursing Jennifer Bryner at the...

 

Following the leader

A group of surf scoters play "follow the leader" in the Wrangell Narrows Feb. 9 afternoon....

 

To the Editor

He was my hero To the Editor: I was saddened to hear about the passing of Jonas Hollingstad and wanted to tell his family that he was the most important person in my life. In 1945 when I was seven years old I fell off the float in Scow Bay. Could...

 

Police report

February 10— Authorities served a trespass notice to an individual at a location on Birch St. A welfare check was done as requested at the five mile mark of Mitkof Highway. February 11— Authorities responded to a disturbance report at a location...

 

Happy Valentine's Day from Mrs. Wilkes' class

Amy Wilkes' third grade class pose for a picture during Rae C. Stedman's Feb. 11 Valentine's Day celebration with heart shaped valentines. Back row from left to right: Cedar Littleton, Silas Stanton...

 

Court report

Jan. 15 – Bobby Douglas Egen was arraigned on charges of violating a domestic violence protective order. The defendant was released on a $500 performance bond and other conditions. The bail hearing for Marsha Fernandez continued with the court...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 18, 2021

The Riemers: 64 years and counting

Dave and Sally Riemer were students at Shaker Heights High School in Ohio when they had their first date in 1952. The two had attended a choir picnic together, but looking back, Sally said the most me...

 

Lady Vikings win two more games

The Lady Vikings had two wins in the past week against Thorne Bay and Klawock, but while the basketball games didn't count towards the regional seeding, Head Coach Dino Brock said the team will take...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 18, 2021

MVM deck project raises $5,374

The Deck Out Our Deck organizers just raised $5,374 through a raffle fundraiser on Feb. 14, which brings the project closer to the approximately $112,000 needed to build a covered deck at Mountain Vie...

 

Ice rink 2021

Public Works staff fill the ice rink at the ball field with water ahead of the freezing temperatures earlier last week....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 18, 2021

SPED preschool to open at elementary school

Rae C. Stedman Elementary School will begin offering special education preschool beginning in the 2021-2022 school year, Superintendent Erica Kludt-Painter told the Petersburg School Board at their me...

 

Happy Valentine's Day from Ms. Curtiss' class

During the month of February, teachers at Rae C. Stedman Elementary School focused their lesson plans on friendship, caring, kindness and love, said Principal Heather Conn. For Valentine's Day,...

 

Alaska Fish Factor: Edict by CDC says fishermen must wear masks while underway, even while sleeping; Coast Guard will enforce it

Fishermen must wear masks while they are underway, even while sleeping, and the Coast Guard intends to enforce it. That’s an edict issued as a public health emergency by the Center for Disease Control in a Marine Safety Bulletin issued on Feb. 1....

 

Obituary: Angelette "Angie" Hofstad

Angelette "Angie" Hofstad passed away in the loving care of her family while living out-of-state due to the pandemic. She was 95 years old. She was the firstborn to Leon and Sie Hasbrouck. Like both... Full story

 

Obituary: Rick Whitethorn

Rick was born in Petersburg, Alaska to Elmer Whitethorn and Margaret Roundtree Whitethorn. Rick had such a happy life in Petersburg and was so proud to be a member of the "Lumber Street Gang". He... Full story

 

Obituary: Barbara Martin Short, 89

Barbara Martin Short, 89 died of natural causes, while eating her favorite ice cream with Wayne's help on January 17, 2021 in their apartment at Mountain View Manor in Petersburg, Alaska. She was... Full story

 

Obituary: Patrick James Murray, 58

Patrick J. Murray 58 passed on December 11, 2020 in Anchorage, Alaska. He was born in Salisbury, Maryland to Barbara D. and Patrick H. Murray. Early in life his family moved around the state of Maryla... Full story

 

Obituary: Doyle John Cook Jr., 63

Doyle John Cook Jr., 63 passed away unexpectedly on February 7, 2021 on a work boat of a suspected heart attack. He was born near Kent, Washington. Having moved a great deal after leaving the army,... Full story

 

Authorities identify 2 people killed in AK plane crash

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers have identified two people killed in last week's crash of a small plane in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. Pilot Christopher Maize, 45, of Anchorage and Glennallen and 36-year-old Andrew...

 

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