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Articles from the November 15, 2018 edition

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 By Brian Varela    News    November 15, 2018

Local veteran remembers time in Vietnam War

It was clear to Sam Bunge that he was going to Vietnam after he graduated from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore in 1967. He participated in the university's Reserve Officer Training Corps in...

 

Ronald Rose found dead aboard boat

The Petersburg Police Department received a report on Nov. 10 at 8 a.m. of a deceased male onboard a sailboat anchored in Ideal Cove, approximately 12 miles southeast of Petersburg.  Ronald Rose, age 68 of Petersburg, was found deceased onboard...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 15, 2018

Elks lodge honors veterans with remembrance dinner

The Petersburg Elks Lodge hosted their annual Veterans Day dinner, which has been held for over 40 years, for veterans and their spouses, widows of veterans, active duty military and the National Guar...

 

Yesterday's News

November 15, 1918 War is over. With the signing of the armistice by the Germans the world war was terminated. Hostilities have ceased and under the terms it will be impossible for their resumption. The former government has been overthrown and a...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 15, 2018

Petersburg School District accepts $513,613 in grants

The Petersburg School Board approved the acceptance of grant awards for the 2019 fiscal year totaling $513,613. The grants make up about six percent of the district’s funding, with the other 94 percent, or $8,432,563, coming from the general fund....

 

Shooters compete in Juneau

The Devil's Thumb Shooters participated in the Southeast Fall Tournament, Oct. 27-28, at the Juneau Gun Club. Over 80 kids from Alaska participated and a team from Washington. The five returning...

 

To the Editor

Context needed To the Editor: Context was missing from the article about the visitor industry information meeting (November 7). For example, we had approximately 9,000 cruise ship visitors this summer, down from a peak of 18,000 in 2006. And now...

 

Police report

November 7 — Broken glass was reported on 1st St. at Fram St. Public Works was notified. Authorities responded to an intoxicated person report at Eagle’s Roost Park November 8 — Authorities took possession of abandoned property on Howkan St. A...

 

Boat accident off Heritage Harbor

WRANGELL — Early on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 14, a boat accident occurred off of Heritage Harbor. Greg Meissner, with the harbor department, said that one boat was leaving the harbor and sailing westward, towards Zarembo Island. Another...

 

Court report

Oct. 24 — Harland Paul Billy appeared before Magistrate Judge Burrell on a charge of driving without a valid operator’s license. The defendant entered a No Contest plea and was fined $500 with $400 suspended and a $10 surcharge. He was placed on...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 15, 2018

NOAA biologist gives presentation warning of the effect of marine debris

On Nov. 1, Aleria Jensen, a supervising biologist in the Protected Resources Division of NOAA Fisheries Alaska Region, held a lecture in the assembly chambers describing the harm plastics and marine debris in the oceans can have on marine life....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 15, 2018

Local Alaska Airlines manager retires

After 11.5 years with Alaska Airlines and four years in Petersburg, 55-year-old David Booker, customer service manager with Alaska Airlines, is retiring from the industry. "I feel like I had a really...

 

Volleyball team recognizes coaches, seniors after win against Wrangell

On Saturday, the Petersburg High School volleyball team held a senior appreciation night after both the junior varsity and varsity teams won their games against Wrangell. Five seniors, Trinity Davis,...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 15, 2018

Swim club hosts home meet with three other schools

The Petersburg Swim Club hosted a home meet over the weekend that saw over 80 swimmers from Craig, Wrangell, Ketchikan and Petersburg participate. "Petersburg did really good," said head coach Andy Ca...

 

Three high school wrestlers get match time in Anchorage

Over the weekend, the Petersburg High School wrestling team took three students to the Anchorage Christian Schools meet. “Overall, it was a good tournament,” said head coach Daniel Van Swearingen. “A lot of match time for those guys, and...

 

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...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

Alaska salmon fishermen harvested 114.5 million fish during the 2018 season for a payout of $595 million at the docks. That’s down 13 percent from the value of last year’s salmon catch. A preliminary wrap up of the 2018 salmon season by the...

 

Alaska fishermen sentenced for killing endangered sea lions

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska salmon boat skipper who killed endangered Steller sea lions with a shotgun and hindered an investigation has been fined $20,000 in federal court. Jon Nichols, 31, of Cordova, was sentenced Tuesday to five years'...

 

Obituary: Ardis Olive McKay, 87

Ardis Olive (Anthony) McKay died November 6, 2018. She was born March 8, 1931, in The Dalles, Oregon. She was the youngest of 13 children born to Eble January and Elizabeth Odelia (Cushing) Anthony.... Full story

 

AK marijuana industry continues to grow

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's marijuana industry is continuing to grow, according to the latest tax figures from the Alaska Department of Revenue. Some 119 taxpayers paid $1.5 million to the state in September, the department said in its monthly...

 

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