A new, local group is hoping to improve transportation options for seniors and disabled people in Petersburg. One option is to pursue grant money for a new wheelchair-accessible van at Mountain View Manor Assisted living – one that would be similar to the van now in use at Petersburg Medical Center. This week at the Manor, the group held its first meeting at to hear about transportation concerns for disabled residents throughout town. To find out more, Matt Lichtenstein spoke with Petersburg Economic Development Council Director Liz Cabrera is helping to organize the effort.
Group considers senior, disabled transportation needs
Petersburg’s purple librarian, Ruth Sandvik, is 100 years old today. Family and friends are marking the occasion with fireworks last night Sunday night and a party this afternoon. Sandvik worked for years as high school librarian and has been honored for bringing the arts and radio to Petersburg. more
One Petersburg man will likely be serving jail time for trying to sell heroin and methamphetamine in Petersburg, while his brother will not. 63-year-old Lorry Christensen entered guilty pleas to two counts on Thursday. He pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of attempted misconduct involving a controlled substance in the second degree as well as misconduct involving a controlled substance in the third degree. Meanwhile, drug charges have been dismissed against his brother, 57-year-old Lars Christensen. more