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Articles from the May 20, 2021 edition

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 By Brian Varela    News    May 20, 2021

FY2022 budget goes to third reading

The borough's proposed fiscal year 2022 operating budget was passed in its second reading by the Borough Assembly at their meeting on Monday. The assembly didn't make any amendments to the budget on...

 

Little Norway fest kick-off

Derek and Julianna Allison click heels in the Hurry Scurry dance in the Mayfest parade. See more photos here ....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 20, 2021

Frederick Point East boundary up to voters

The Borough Assembly passed an ordinance in its third reading on Monday that will give voters the final say in whether or not the Frederick Point East (FPE) Subdivision should be removed from the...

 

Yesterday's News

May 20, 1921 Fire on Tuesday of this week damaged the home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Ohmer to the extent of about $25. The fire originated from a spark lighting on the dry roof, but it was extinguished soon after the arrival of the department. Mrs. Ohmer...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 20, 2021

Two positive Covid-19 cases in one week

Following the Little Norway Festival, Petersburg has reported two new cases of COVID-19, according to joint press releases from the Petersburg Borough and Petersburg Medical Center. The first...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 20, 2021

Local youth receive Pfizer vaccine

Petersburg Medical Center CEO Phil Hofstetter said at the COVID-19 community update on May 14 that kids as young as 12 years old had received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at a small...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 20, 2021

Assembly term limits fall flat

An ordinance that would have asked voters if they wanted to impose term limits on Borough Assembly members was struck down by the Borough Assembly at their Monday meeting in a 6-1 vote. Ordinance #202...

 

Guest Editorial: Governor's PFD plan teaches misleading math

To steal the line from a country-western song of almost 30 years ago - "Well that's my story and I'm sticking to it" - Gov. Mike Dunleavy is sticking to his story that the Permanent Fund dividend is...

 

Police report

May 12— A deer was struck by a vehicle at a location on Mitkof Highway and later salvaged. Kelsey McCay, 28, was remanded for probation violation. A parked vehicle was preventing equipment from being operated at an undisclosed location. A break-in...

 

Running to first place

Dave Berg took first place in the 65 years and older age group for the grocery cart race....

 

Norwegian-American award winners

Liv Husvik-Perschon, right, and Heidi Husvik-Lyons, left, were this year's Norwegian-American award winners. Together, the two sisters have kept Norwegian traditional foods and customs alive in...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 20, 2021

DMV meets needs with two day work week

Although the Petersburg Division of Motor Vehicles location is only opened two days each week, and the Wrangell location is opened three days a week, Kay Hanke, a public information officer with the A...

 

Rental relief payments are going out

As of Wednesday morning, nearly half of the 118 Petersburg applications for financial help with rent and utilities had been approved or were pending a final decision, according to the state agency...

 

Mural unveiling

Hammer & Wikan unveiled their three-paneled mural on May 13 to commemorate 100 years in business. In the first panel, John Hammer and Andrew Wikan stand in front of their first building, with...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 20, 2021

Pilots fly over LNF to remember Butch Williams

Just before the start of the Little Norway Festival parade at 4 P.M. on May 14, four pilots flew float planes over the downtown area in remembrance of aviation pioneer John "Butch" Williams, who...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 20, 2021

63rd Little Norway Festival

The winners The top Chamber of Commerce raffle winner of $1,500 was Sandy Volk. The second place prize of $500 went to Heidi Lee. Shopping cart race results: 10-13 year old bracket: Tyson Reid. 19-64...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 20, 2021

ASMI, Alaska's lone seafood marketing arm gets zero budget from state, has received no pandemic funds

Alaska’s lone seafood marketing arm gets zero budget from the state and to date, has received no pandemic funds. The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute is hoping to get a breather from the more than $1 billion coming to Alaska in the latest round...

 

Grads ride

The Petersburg High School class of 2021 rode aboard the Valhalla during the Little Norway Festival....

 

Obituary: Mary Ann Olson, 77

Mary Ann Olson, 77, passed away peacefully at the Olson family lake house in Stanwood, Washington on February 17, 2021. She was born on December 1, 1943 in Anchorage, Alaska and moved to Petersburg,... Full story

 

Legislature and Anchorage both lift face mask requirement

The Anchorage Assembly voted last Friday to immediately revoke the city’s mask mandate. On the same day, legislative leaders voted to make mask-wearing optional at the state Capitol — and then shed their own face coverings after the vote. The...

 

Artifact Archive

Working on the garden Use of the shoulder or neck yoke has been recorded through time, though such humble pieces of wood were likely discarded or burned after they had fulfilled their purpose. This...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 20, 2021

Graduation returns to a level of normality

Petersburg High School seniors will again be sitting in the back of trucks and hanging out of car windows while the public cheers them on as they make their way through town as part of this year's...

 

Meet the class of 2021

Aaliyah Margarette Leigh Domingo Felizardo Who are your parents? Shiela and Allan Felizardo Number of years in Petersburg schools? 4 If you received High School awards or honors, what were they?...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 20, 2021

PHS senior accepted to Ivy League university

When Lydia Martin got her admission letter from Columbia University, she didn't open it right away. She had just been turned down by two other universities and couldn't take anymore disappointment. Th...

 

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