GATHERING OF CULTURES – Dorothy Gordon holds year-old Marilyn De La Torre as they perform an entrance song Thursday at the B.J McGillis Gym during the annual Gathering of Cultures. A Tlingit dance group made up of several Sitka Tlingit dance groups opened the gathering. Mt. Edgecumbe High School’s student dance groups representing cultural groups from five regions of Alaska also performed. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

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Services Set June 25 For Jacqueline Ann Petraborg

Jacqueline Ann Petraborg

Jacqueline Ann Petraborg, nee  Goodwin, passed away June 17, 2022,  in Sitka, with family at her side.

She was born March 25, 1930, and raised in Saginaw, Michigan. Jackie attended nursing school in Lansing, Michigan, and came to Sitka in 1951 to work at Mt. Edgecumbe hospital on a one-year contract with the Bureau of Indian Affairs. From Seattle, she flew up in a PBY military plane that was held together with baling wire, and lived on Alice Island in housing for hospital employees.

During this chapter in her life, Jackie married and raised five children. She provided daycare in the community and later worked at the Sitka Pioneers Home.

After state retirement, Jackie worked at the Sitka Hotel as a desk clerk. She enjoyed daily walks in Totem Park with her beloved corgi, Corki. She was a devout Jehovah’s Witness and was well known for her service in the community, her love and generosity to others, her hand-knitted socks, gloves, hats, scarfs, sweaters and other knitted and crocheted items she generously shared with everyone she met. Jackie never left Sitka saying “she found the end of the road.”

Jackie was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Bernice Goodwin, and her brother Gary Goodwin. She is survived by her brother, Robert (Louella) Goodwin Jr., nephews Michael Goodwin, and Thomas (Barbara) Goodwin of Michigan, and children, Dorinda Ray (Juneau), Gus Petraborg (Rocklin, California), John (Katherine Gregoratos) Petraborg (Sitka), Kathy Petraborg-Ensor (Juneau), Mark (Carol) Petraborg (Hawaii); grandchildren James Ray, Lisa Ray, Kathryn (Ken) DesRosiers, Tyler (Mary Jacobs) Petraborg, Shaundy (Charles) Perry; and great-granddaughter Emily Petraborg.

Services will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at The Kingdom Hall located at 517 Monastery Street. A private celebration of her life will be held at a later date. 

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AK COVID-19

At a Glance

(updated 9-12-2023)

By Sentinel Staff

The state Department of Health and Social Services has posted the following update on the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Alaska as of 8:57 a.m. Tuesday, September 12.

New cases as of Tuesday: 278

Total cases (cumulative) statewide – 301,513

Total (cumulative) deaths – 1,485

Case Rate per 100,000 – 38.14

To visit the Alaska DHSS Corona Response dashboard website click here.

COVID in Sitka

The Sitka community level is now "Low.'' Case statistics are as of Tuesday.

Case Rate/100,000 – 152.50

Cases in last 7 days – 13

Cumulative Sitka cases – 3,575

Deceased (cumulative) – 10

The local case data are from Alaska DHSS.

 

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20 YEARS AGO

March 2004

Photo caption: Fire engines and ambulances shine in the sun outside the new fire hall Saturday during an open house. Hundreds turned out to look over the $4 million facility, which is twice the size of the building it replaced. It features a state-of-the-art exhaust system and much larger offices and a large training room.


50 YEARS AGO

March 1974

The Sheldon Jackson Museum will have a special showing of replicas of ancient Tlingit hunting weapons. The replicas were made by A. P. Johnson, a Tlingit  culture instructor and metal arts teacher at SJC.

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