100 years: News notes from Douglas

Nov. 2, 1912: A new business known as the Kandy Kitchen was opened yesterday to the public by Joe Trudgeon, well-known both in Juneau and here. Mr. Trudgeon, who cs an expert candymaker, believes the field is good for the “fresh” candy business and has chosen his location on St. Ann Avenue because as he says “everyone passes here sometime during the day.

Miss Lydia Anderson, of Treadwell, has accepted a position with Mr. Trudgeon and was very busy yesterday passing carnations to the ladies who visited the opening, Candy was given to the children, and the men were furnished with cigars.

Nov. 2, 1912: The Palm Garden, which has been renamed the Orpheum, is being renovated and redecorated and will probably be ready for occupancy by Monday night next. Henry McIver, their manager, said that it is possible the first entertainment will be given out on Monday, and that no trouble or expense has been spared to make the house as comfortable for its patrons as one of the first-class vaudeville houses in the states.



Fri, 01/20/2017 - 08:54

This Day in Juneau History: Jan. 20, 1987

On Jan. 20, 1987, lawmakers and Alaskans prepared to hear Gov. Steve Cowper’s State of the State address. With Alaska’s budget deficit running higher than ever, legislators were hoping to hear a comprehensive budget plan for the next two years.

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Fri, 01/20/2017 - 09:17

Police & Fire for Friday, Jan. 20, 2017

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement and public safety agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent. Anyone with information about a crime can report a tip anonymously to juneaucrimeline.com.

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