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Assembly approves new police chief hire

Petersburg officials say they were impressed with all three finalists for police chief, but Kelly Swihart’s (SWEYE-hart’s) Alaskan experience is one of the factors that helped give him an edge. Swihart is currently Director of Public Safety for Hoonah. Petersburg’s Borough Manager offered Swihart the job and he accepted Monday afternoon. The Borough assembly approved the hire that evening. Swihart will take over this summer for retiring chief Jim Agner. Matt Lichtenstein has more on the new hire:
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PHS volleyball second seed following Klawock tournament

The Craig High School volleyball team grabbed the inside track on the top seed for Southeast 2A volleyball last week, beating Petersburg in five games Friday morning. The region’s small schools were playing in Klawock in the first of two tournaments that will determine seeding at the regional tournament this fall. more

Fire guts mobile home in Petersburg

The mobile home at 16 South Fifth Street was gutted in Saturday night's fire.
Fire destroyed a mobile home on south Fifth Street in Petersburg Saturday night but no one was injured in the blaze. The police department received the call around midnight on Saturday, October 22nd. The Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department responded with two engines and an ambulance crew, about 10 volunteers in all. more