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.
Students head back to class Monday, August 29 in Petersburg as the new school year gets underway. Enrollment numbers have increased in two of the three schools and the district welcomes several newcomers to its faculty. more
The legal battle continues over a demolished home on Wrangell Avenue in Petersburg. The structure was taken down in 2014 after the borough declared it a dangerous home. The owners of the home are appealing last year’s court ruling in favor of the Petersburg borough and have filed another suit challenging borough staff visits to the property in preparation for demolition. more