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Salvation Army helps more familes this year

Many struggling families rely on the Salvation Army to supply them with Christmas and Thanksgiving dinner supplies in Petersburg. With community help, the religious and charitable organization provided Christmas dinner for many more families this year though the number of individuals is close to last year.

Matt Lichtenstein checked in with Salvation Army Lt. Caleb Fankhauser, shortly after church staff and volunteers finished handing out the Christmas food boxes this week.

Lts. Caleb and Christin Fankhuaser

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Two fishing boats aground, sunk on Kupreanof shoreline

A man in a skiff brings a pump and fuel drums over to the grounded Moonshadow and Robert G. Johnston Tuesday morning.
A Petersburg fisherman is working to recover two boats aground and sunken on the Kupreanof Island shoreline across from Petersburg. The 42-foot fiberglass gillnetter Moonshadow and the 57-foot wooden tender Robert G. Johnston both belong to Arnold Enge. more

Family, friends celebrate purple librarian’s 100th birthday

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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