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Local feline diagnosed with incurable, contagious disease

Feline Immunodeficiency Virus has cropped up again in Petersburg, diagnosed in a feral cat trapped on the south end of Haugen Drive in the South Third Street area on Oct. 17. The incurable disease, while not transmissible to humans or other... Full story

Kitchen issues continue to plague Petersburg schools

Petersburg schools' aging kitchen continues to cook up new headaches for administrators as they continue to work towards securing funding for a much needed complete remodel. This time, it was the...

Police chief gets advanced training at FBI National Academy

Petersburg Police Chief Kelly Swihart is participating in an exclusive training opportunity with the FBI National Academy (NA) this fall. Swihart described it as "a total immersion into leadership... Full story

Two Vikings crowned at local wrestling tournament

The season has just begun, and already it's a good year for Petersburg wrestling, coming in with four boys in the final bouts of a weekend invitational that brought teams from across the southeastern ... Full story

Weary Viking swimmers continue to maintain lead, readying for regional

Swimming Viking boys continue to carve themselves a place ahead of their competitors, though that margin remains slim as competitors kick hard to catch up. The team took first place at their recent invitational at Sitka both Friday and Saturday,...

Fish Factor: Bering Sea crab fleet has shrunk to 77 vessels

The Bering Sea crab fleet now stands at 77 vessels, a far cry from the nearly 250 boats before the fishery downsized to catch shares in 2005. Fewer boats means less hands on deck, and as with so many others, the Bering Sea crabbers are...

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