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Little Norway fest kick-off

Derek and Julianna Allison click heels in the Hurry Scurry dance in the Mayfest parade. See more photos here ....

 

Yesterday's News

May 20, 1921 Fire on Tuesday of this week damaged the home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Ohmer to the extent of about $25. The fire originated from a spark lighting on the dry roof, but it was extinguished soon after the arrival of the department. Mrs. Ohmer...

 

Running to first place

Dave Berg took first place in the 65 years and older age group for the grocery cart race....

 

Norwegian-American award winners

Liv Husvik-Perschon, right, and Heidi Husvik-Lyons, left, were this year's Norwegian-American award winners. Together, the two sisters have kept Norwegian traditional foods and customs alive in...

 

Mural unveiling

Hammer & Wikan unveiled their three-paneled mural on May 13 to commemorate 100 years in business. In the first panel, John Hammer and Andrew Wikan stand in front of their first building, with...

 

Grads ride

The Petersburg High School class of 2021 rode aboard the Valhalla during the Little Norway Festival....

 

Artifact Archive

Working on the garden Use of the shoulder or neck yoke has been recorded through time, though such humble pieces of wood were likely discarded or burned after they had fulfilled their purpose. This...

 

Meet the class of 2021

Aaliyah Margarette Leigh Domingo Felizardo Who are your parents? Shiela and Allan Felizardo Number of years in Petersburg schools? 4 If you received High School awards or honors, what were they?...

 

High-five the future

PHS Principal Rick Dormer said the seniors are a role model to the younger students who have to wait years to don their own high school caps and gowns....

 

Prom royalty

Annie Christensen, left, and Aiden Luhr, right were elected as Petersburg High School's 2021 prom queen and king by the senior class....

 

The benefits of taking a gap year

Whereas high school graduates once felt compelled to enroll in college the fall after receiving their high school diplomas, nowadays a greater number of teens are opting to take time off between graduating high school and going to college. Known as...

 

The PHS Class of 2021

Twenty-eight Petersburg High School seniors will be graduating on Monday, May 24. Back row from left to right: Keston Lyons-Cardenas, Colby Snovell and Max Marohl. Middle row from left to right:...

 

Prom Court 2021

Petersburg High School crowned their 2021 prom court on Monday. Annie Christensen was named prom queen and Aiden Luhr was picked as prom king by the senior class. Prom was supposed to take place...

 

Yesterday's News

May 13, 1921 The Petersburg Packing Corporation will operate the Petersburg cannery full blast this summer and is making preparations for 90,000 cases of all classes of fish. Oscar Nicholson, superintendent of the cannery, arrived from the south on...

 

Students of the year

Julian Cumps, left, and Julie Olsen, right, were the Petersburg Elks Lodge's students of the year for the 2020-2021 school year. The Petersburg High School seniors were honored in a virtual dinner on...

 

The stock market game

Ashley Eilenberger took second place in the middle school division of the Alaska Stock Market Game for the spring semester. As part of the competition, students had to study the stock market and make...

 

Enamel jewelry 101

Maddy Gilpin, left, and Britin Coulson, right, held an enamel jewelry demonstration on May 7 at Inga's Galley. Pictured above, the two Petersburg High School juniors are sifting powder enamel onto...

 

Public restrooms

The Petersburg Borough has set up two public restrooms in the Municipal Building parking lot ahead of the Little Norway Festival. The restrooms will be open from 8 A.M. to 8 P.M. and be cleaned twice...

 

Yesterday's News

May 6, 1921 The power boat Pilot was on her last trip when while setting the gear outside of Cape Spencer, near the reefs a storm came up and the rudder shifted and sprung the upper bolts so that they could not be put back. The anchor line also...

 

Getting festive

Sam Caulum, with Petersburg Municipal Power & Light, hangs a banner on the lamp post at the corner of N. Nordic Dr. and Gjoa St. on Monday. Eighteen banners were hung along Nordic Drthe ., Harbor...

 

Bear claw

A snow covered Bear Claw Mountain reflects into the Wrangell Narrows at 7 A.M. on April 3....

 

Artifact Archive: Double Wolf Cuff

This man's copper Double Wolf Cuff was created by Mary Goddard, Tlingit artist from the Eagle Clan and Brown Bear House. The cuff is hand-carved, shaped and cut by Mary, and uses formline - a style...

 

Model A fire truck

Jack Slaght, right, and EMS Coordinator Josh Rathmann, left, drive the Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department's Model A fire truck to Scow Bay on April 14. For the past year and a half, the truck had...

 

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