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Salvation Army prepares to enter holiday season amidst thrift store struggles

With the holiday season coming up many people look to help the Salvation Army by either donating food and clothing or volunteering their time, but some recent challenges are affecting the charitable...


Obituary: Arlayne Klein Knox, 90

Arlayne was born in Seattle, Washington. When she was 13, her family moved to Walla Walla, Washington. There, she played in the high school symphony and marching band, and was active in the Baptist... Full story


Obituary: Steve Toth, 55

Steve Toth, 55, passed away on July 26, 2021 surrounded by his wife and two children. He was born in Highland Park, Illinois on Aug. 1, 1965, to Istvan Toth Sr. and Mary Toth. After his birth, the... Full story



Anne Lewis, 94, a longtime resident of Petersburg, Alaska passed away on May 7, 2020 at the Petersburg Medical Center. She was born Sept. 5, 1925, in Petersburg, Alaska, the daughter of late Tom and... Full story

 By Brian Varela    News    March 19, 2020

Emergency declared amid COVID-19 fears

The Petersburg Borough Assembly approved a declaration of disaster emergency at Monday's assembly meeting in response to the COVID-19 outbreak across the country and state. Additionally, the assembly...

 By Brian Varela    News    March 12, 2020

Second career pastor takes over Presbyterian Church

For at least the next year, Bobbi Neason will be the interim pastor of the Petersburg Presbyterian Church, though she anticipates her stay in Petersburg to extend for another year. Neason comes to...


Obituary: Llewellyn Williams III, 62

KETCHIKAN - Llewellyn Morris Williams III, 62, who died Sat., Jan. 4, 2020, believed in God, family and friends, public service and University of Washington Huskies football. To all of these, he...



John Frank Bringhurst Jr's. earthly journey concluded September 19, 2019, following an 11-month battle with brain cancer. Born Nov. 5, 1943, in Ogden, Utah, John was the second of six children born... Full story


Public Works responds to leak in water valve

A portion of Haugen Dr. near the Petersburg Public Library was blocked off on Monday while crews repaired a bad water valve. While trying to track a potable water leak at the Presbyterian Church prope...


To the Editor

MDT recital thank you To the Editor: Thank you to the wonderful teachers, generous donors, gracious parents, dedicated volunteers, supportive businesses and community members, and most of all, the talented dancers, for participating in an...

 By Savann Guthrie    News    March 14, 2019

Quilting in Petersburg: Rain Country Quilters

A quilt is a layer of batting or stuffing between two layers of fabric. Early American quilts were the result of patched together pieces of worn out blankets and clothing. Since fabrics had to be...


Obituary: Mary Ann Phillips, 65

Mary Ann Phillips, 65 and a lifelong Wrangell resident, passed away February 5, 2019 in Zihuatanejo, Mexico while on vacation with her family. She was born on November 18, 1953 in Bishop Rowe... Full story


The Norheims: A local love story

There are many ideas, books, quotes, videos and even classes on what makes a good, lasting relationship, but all one has to do is ask lifelong Petersburg residents Roald and Jeannine Norheim, married...


Obituary: Marjorie Paust

Marjorie was born on May 6, 1947, in Hartford, Connecticut, to Edward and Eva Tangarone Fischer. She was the youngest of three children and was raised in a family particularly proud of its Italian her... Full story

 By Brian Varela    News    July 26, 2018

Intern leads Petersburg Presbyterian Church

Petersburg Presbyterian Church welcomed their summer pastor intern Daniel Van Beek on June 26. Van Beek is currently one year into his three-year seminary program at Louisville Seminary in Kentucky....


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 the inn. The Innkeeper said “no room” but was he really telling the truth? Perhaps the Innkeeper...


Obituary: Harriet Crocker Jackson Schirmer, M.D., 90

Harriet Crocker Jackson Schirmer, M.D., 90 died at Wrangell Medical Center, Wrangell, Alaska on July 10, 2017. She was born on September 25, 1926 to Myron Robinson Jackson M.D. and Mildred Wicker Jack... Full story

 By Ben Muir    News    June 1, 2017

Petersburg honors those who made the 'ultimate sacrifice'

About 50 people gathered at the Petersburg Memorial Cemetery Monday to remember friends and loved ones who died while serving in the military. The Memorial Day ceremony lasted under 30 minutes and...

 By Jess Field    News    November 19, 2015

Shoe boxes help underprivileged children celebrate Christmas

The president of the Ministerial Association Bob Carter, is also the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, and he oversees the Samaritan's Purse local Operation Christmas Child program. The annual... Full story

 By Mary Koppes    News    July 30, 2015

Erickson earns Eagle Scout rank

Eighteen-year-old Skipper Erickson was the most recent in the Petersburg troop to join the rank of Eagle Scout. Erickson took the scouting oath for the rank in a ceremony on July 3, capping off six...


Obituary, Malcolm "Jay" Miller, 74

Malcolm "Jay" Miller, 74, died July 1, 2015, in Petersburg, Alaska. He was born Sept. 16, 1940, in Haines, Alaska, the son of Edith Marie Young and Malcolm Boyd Miller. His father was from Louisiana... Full story


Richard V. Nelson Sr., 100

Richard V. Nelson Sr. (Dick) passed away in Anchorage, Alaska two days after his 100th birthday. He was born in Woodenville, Wash. on February 21, 1915 and made his first temporary trip to Alaska on a... Full story


Obituary, Thomas Patrick Lyons, 54

Thomas Patrick Lyons, 54, died on January 26, 2015 in Petersburg, Alaska. He was born on December 20, 1960 to Myron Lyons, Sr. and Gertrude Hallingstad Lyons. His ancestry consists of the Tlingit... Full story

 By Erik LeDuc    News    November 13, 2014

Operation Christmas Child wraps, winging gifts across the world

As Christmas draws ever closer, people are shopping for friends, families and strangers as another season of Operation Christmas Child closes, set to send shoeboxes of sundries across the world. The program, operated under the international auspices... Full story

 By Erik LeDuc    News    October 2, 2014

Grand Camp returns to Petersburg between centennial celebrations

Petersburg’s Alaska Native Sisterhood and Alaska Native Brotherhood Camp 16 will play host to the 102nd annual Grand Camp Oct. 8-11, returning after 43 years of convening elsewhere around Alaska. “Each year the camp itself in each community... Full story


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