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Articles from the December 18, 2014 edition

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 By Mary Koppes    News    December 18, 2014

Higher than projected enrollment yields more dollars for Petersburg schools

School board members unanimously approved an updated budget presented by Finance Director Karen Quitslund at Tuesday’s meeting, which included an additional $197,643 in revenue from the state, based on student enrollment. The budget was formulated... Full story

 
 By Mary Koppes    News    December 18, 2014

Comprehensive Plan consultants complete first Petersburg visit

An update to the Borough’s Comprehensive Plan is in full swing after consultants arrived in town last week for the first of four scheduled visits with community members and the planning team. “We are in town really kicking off the process with... Full story

 

Yesterday's News

December 19, 1914 – Despite the fatherly interest advanced by the moralists in our behalf to make Alaska dry; might not the people directly interested have something to say in the matter? Who made the prohibition states dry? Was it not the people o...

 
 By Mary Koppes    News    December 18, 2014

Norwegian student calls Little Norway home for a year

Soon to be 17-year-old Rikke Sætermo from Alta, Norway has been adjusting to life in America, Alaska and Petersburg's Little Norway since she arrived to town in September as an exchange student with... Full story

 

Wrestlers walled out at state meet, Vikings back to the mats for next year

Viking wrestlers didn’t manage to seize the crown during this year’s competition at the state wrestling championship, pulling up third as the closest as four boys made their bids for first. “It was a tough tournament – state is never easy,...

 

Editorial: Borough should bid on land

The borough assembly is listening. Let them know if they should participate in the purchase of land at Papke’s Landing. Some feel the Assembly should walk away from the property purchase. Too many adjacent landowners could make development of the...

 

Police reports

December 10 Power and Light and the Fire Department were dispatched to the scene of a sparking and flaming power line reported by a caller. Icy bridges were reported to police by the Alaska State trooper. DOT was notified of the conditions. The...

 
 By Mary Koppes    News    December 18, 2014

Borough receives clean audit; ends 2014 in the black

Assembly members received a report on the Borough’s annual audit performed by BDO at last week’s regular meeting. BDO partner Michelle Drew informed the Assembly of the ins and outs of the fiscal year 2014 audit. “The audit received a clean...

 

Lady Vikings open the season strong

The lady Vikings started the season strong with two wins at home against the Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears last weekend. The Vikings topped the Bears 53-30 Friday night and 50-32 on Saturday. Coach Dino Brock said the girls' strong start gave them a...

 

Petersburg boys battle hard but fall to Kayhi

The boys basketball team played hard in their season opener away against Ketchikan last weekend, but ultimately fell in both games to the 4A team. The Vikings are a young team this year with only...

 
 By Mary Koppes    News    December 18, 2014

School to replace, not repair, boiler

Petersburg Schools will be looking to replace their existing boiler rather than rehabilitate it, board member Cheryl File reported on behalf of maintenance director Dan Tate at Tuesday’s meeting. Tate was absent due to serving jury duty in Ketchika...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    December 18, 2014

Advisory committee discusses shrimp, shellfish policies

WRANGELL — Wrangell's advisory committee to Alaska Department of Fish and Game held the second of several public meetings at the Fire Hall Dec. 11, to discuss Board of Fisheries proposals for the 2014-15 meeting cycle. This committee provides a...

 

Fish Factor

It went down to the wire, but fishermen were relieved to learn they can continue to hose down their decks without fear of violating the Clean Water Act. Congress voted unanimously this week to extend a moratorium for three years that exempts...

 

Santa's Mailbox

Dear Santa, Would you like to look at my tree? I love you! Can I have a dark purple and pink dinosaur that is little? I am making you a toy to buy. Or do you want to go back home? Do you want to look...

 

The Story of Christmas

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into...

 

Christmas Messages from Petersburg's Ministers

You can have peace with God Peace on earth goodwill toward man. The angels in declaring God’s message were not depicting a worldwide tranquility but something that is available to each person who sees what God is truly offering - His gift of His...

 

Santa's elves at Community Gym

A group of volunteers served as Santa's elves during Petersburg Parks and Recreation's Breakfast with Santa event at the Community Gym on Saturday morning. They steered the line for photos with...

 

Young talent continues holiday dance tradition

The Mitkof Dance Troupe (MDT) put on three performances of The Nutcracker to packed houses in Wright Auditorium last weekend. Some 141 dancers from toddlers to teens danced in the show, which has...

 

Best Holiday Recipes

By Janet Tharpe Carrot Cake Pancakes What You Need: DRY INGREDIENTS 4 c pancake baking mix 2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg 1/4 tsp ground cloves WET INGREDIENTS 4 eggs 2 c milk FRUIT 2 c carrot, shredded (approx. an 8 oz bag) 8 oz crushed...

 

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