Hannah Balcom: A Mother's Day story


Savann Guthrie / Petersburg Pilot

The Balcom family, left to right, Arianne, Brad, Hannah and Seth, excitedly await their fifth member.

In 1914 President Woodrow Wilson declared May 10 Mother's Day as a national holiday. Hannah Balcom never planned to marry, let alone have children and celebrate Mother's Day as a Mom. This May 20 however, she is scheduled to have a C-section in Ketchikan to bring her third child, a little girl, into the world.

Hannah and her husband Brad Balcom met and fell in love on Princes of Wales Island (POW) seven years ago and moved their young family, Seth now four and Arianne now two, to Petersburg almost two years ago when Brad, who works for Arrowhead LP Gas Company, was transferred to Petersbur...

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