Petersburg youth read their way to the stars
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Over a hundred Petersburg youth read their way, star by star, through the universe this summer. The annual Petersburg library reading competition offered up prizes and an ice cream sundae party for kids up to 5th grade who completed the two month space-themed reading program.
For each half hour of reading, the participant earned an additional star. They all started at the sun and worked their way through the planets. Alexis Kenyon attended the program’s end of summer raffle to see how the hours of reading paid off.
The Alaska Court of Appeals has upheld an 85-year-sentence for a Petersburg man convicted of murder. The case involved the stabbing death of another man in 2005 on Sing Lee Alley in downtown Petersburg. 43-year-old Anthony Haube was convicted of the crime in 2007 and later filed a civil challenge. more
The high school students are working on two 15-page research papers for a statewide competition. The Alaska Tsunami Bowl, an academic competition, will take place in Seward at the end of February. more