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A marine road trip

A pod of orcas swims through the Wrangell Narrows Tuesday morning....

 

Yesterday's News

February 25, 1921 On Monday night the Petersburg Fire Department gave another of those delightful annual dances for which the department is justly famous. The hall was decorated appropriately with hose and fire fighting paraphernalia of all kinds. Th...

 

Happy 100th Day!

Luke Glasow holds his 100th day of school bag of trail mix, which includes gummy bears. Kerri Curtiss' first grade class celebrated the 100th day of school by making special crowns and wearing their...

 

Happy 100th Day! from Mrs.Wilkes' class

Amy Wilkes third grade class celebrated the 100th day of school on Feb. 29 by dressing up as 100-year-olds. They also created collages that feature 100 individual pieces of a particular item. Back...

 

Artifact Archive

The Alaska Music Trail In 1948, Russian-born pianist Maxim Shapiro had a debut and reception hosted by the Governor and Dorothy Gruening. Shapiro, impressed by Alaska's beauty and his audience's...

 

Stock Market Game winners

Two students in Rick Brock's eighth grade exploratory class took first and second place in Alaska in a nationwide stock market game. Iris Case, right, came in first place in the state, and Kristina...

 

Yesterday's News

February 18, 1921 Last Saturday night a big dance and benefit for the Petersburg Hospital was given by the Sons and Daughters of Norway in the S. of N. Hall. All expenses of the entertainment were paid by the Lodge, the music and all were donated...

 

Chilly morning cruise

Two mallards forage in the chilly waters of the Wrangell Narrows as snow falls around them last week....

 

Following the leader

A group of surf scoters play "follow the leader" in the Wrangell Narrows Feb. 9 afternoon....

 

Happy Valentine's Day from Mrs. Wilkes' class

Amy Wilkes' third grade class pose for a picture during Rae C. Stedman's Feb. 11 Valentine's Day celebration with heart shaped valentines. Back row from left to right: Cedar Littleton, Silas Stanton...

 

Ice rink 2021

Public Works staff fill the ice rink at the ball field with water ahead of the freezing temperatures earlier last week....

 

Happy Valentine's Day from Ms. Curtiss' class

During the month of February, teachers at Rae C. Stedman Elementary School focused their lesson plans on friendship, caring, kindness and love, said Principal Heather Conn. For Valentine's Day,...

 

Yesterday's News

February 11, 1921 No information available. February 8, 1946 Formed for the purpose of working to secure better facilities for the accommodation of small boats, power launches, outboard motor boats, row boats and boat houses, the “Petersburg Yacht...

 

Supporting our own

The Petersburg Elks Lodge raised nearly $47,000 for the Tagaban family in a series of fundraising events. After subtracting the cost of food and other supplies for the fundraisers, the Elks Lodge...

 

Artifact Archive: Fighter in Velvet Gloves

Elizabeth Peratrovich, the "Fighter in Velvet Gloves" who worked toward protecting the rights of Native Alaskans, was honored in 2020 on a U.S. coin. In 1945, she persuaded the Alaska legislature to...

 

Barge-ing through the mist

A barge cuts through the early morning fog on Wednesday as it makes its way south....

 

Yesterday's News

February 4, 1921 At the meeting of the stockholders of the Petersburg Hospital Association held on Wednesday night three new directors were elected and a ladies auxiliary board consisting of five women was appointed to have charge of the institution...

 

Winter race track

Below freezing temperatures created the perfect race track for ice skaters at Falls Creek in late January. (Above) From left to right: Emilia Anderson, Bella Millet and Bareal Lut...

 

Colorful reflections

The pink and purple sky over LeConte Bay on Saturday morning reflects onto the ice and water....

 

Yesterday's News

January 28, 1921 A search of the records of births and deaths in the office of Commissioner Perkins shows that during the year of 1920 there were 25 children born in Petersburg and 7 persons died. In addition there were several children born in...

 

Giant Snowman

The Willis family built a giant snowman at their residence on Sandy Beach Rd. over the weekend. Desi Burrell stands next to it for scale....

 

Dressed for the weather

Rachel Newport used the weekend's snowfall to build a bikini-clad, mask-wearing snowwoman....

 

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