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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,...

 

Dear Santa

Dear Santa, I have been a good boy and I have been getting good grades. I have a few thing on my Chr...

 

How to cut back on holiday waste

The holiday season is a joyful time of year. But the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day also tend to be very wasteful. The U.S....

 

Creative ways to reuse old Christmas cards

Roughly 1.6 billion Christmas cards, including boxed cards, are purchased in a given year. That’s quite a lot of cards to address and mail, and...

 

Yes I Love Christmas

­­I can remember many Christmases from the time I was just a young boy and the excitement of waiting to see what would be in the gift wrapped...

 

Christmas traditions around the world: Norway

By Ola Richards Norway starts the Christmas season in November with a series of Christmas parties at work, clubs, schools and every other organization...

 

Christmas traditions around the world: Philippines

People in the Philippines like to celebrate Christmas for as long as possible. The playing of Christmas carols in shops can start in September. The...

 

Christmas: God meets our greatest need

We have a need. God has a plan. He gave us a Savior. The Bible clearly declares that we have a need. “As it is written: ‘There is none righteous,...

 

Seasons Greetings 2017

We better watch out, pipes leak on the floor The hospital plumbing’s worn out at the core Hope Santa Claus will bring us some more! Better not eat...

 

The Innkeeper: A scrooge or a saint?

Luke tells us: Mary gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in...

 

How Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer was almost a blue-nosed reindeer

Adults and children alike are familiar with the tale of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” As the lyrics of the song illustrate: Rudolph the...

 

The origins of classic Christmas favorites

Scores of artists have released Christmas albums or holiday-infused singles during their careers. Christmas music can be broken down into two distinct...

 

The quest to find for hope and direction

Where did I put that ….. How many times have you said of heard that? Some of us spend a fair amount of time looking for: keys, billfold, cell phone,...

 

Holiday activities for adults and children alike

New Year’s Eve is one of the most festive nights of the year, when friends and families gather to count down the waning moments of the year as they...

 

Enjoy a safe and sound New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve is one of the most popular party days of the year. As the clock ticks down toward a new year, revelers across the globe raise glasses...

 

Triem appeal dismissed by Alaska Supreme Court

The State Supreme Court this month dismissed appeals by Attorney Fred Triem to continue to represent Appellants in the case of Arlene Bell Hanson, et...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    December 21, 2017

Petersburg man indicted for child porn charges

A Petersburg man was indicted by a Juneau grand jury last week and charged with 12 counts related...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    December 21, 2017

Assembly member creates public questionnaire

The Petersburg Mayor asked an assembly member on Monday about a questionnaire he had been giving community members recently, but he declined to share...

 

Yesterday's News

December 14, 1917 “The Flag” is the title of a neat little booklet issued for use of the public schools by Professor Lester D. Henderson, territor...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    December 21, 2017

Panel examines opioid crisis in small towns

A town hall on opioids was held in Petersburg last week, and state representatives continued a tour...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    December 21, 2017

Motion to slash SEAPA rebate fails

A hydro power agency in Southeast Alaska proposed to cut a customer rebate last week after it increased by nearly $1 million in 2017, but the board...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    December 21, 2017

Assembly approves D.C. trip to lobby Petersburg priorities

The borough assembly on Monday approved a trip to Washington, D.C., where two Petersburg representatives will advocate for its federal priorities....

 

To the Editor

Pay present debts first To the Editor: A recent news story mentioning an upcoming study to be done by BDO (I think these are the letters for the...

 

Police Report

Dec. 13 — Police made a traffic stop at the 1300 block of S. Nordic Dr. Suspicious activity was reported at an undisclosed location. Dec. 14 ...

 

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