DEC responds to truck crash on Anchor River

The driver of a truck that rolled over on the Nikolaevsk Road last Monday failed to report the crash and a possible fuel spill to Alaska State Troopers and the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. According to DEC, a citizen reported the crash to DEC about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5. Troopers also reported a spill to DEC about the same time. Troopers received no reports of injuries, said Tim Despain, a trooper spokesperson. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash, Despain wrote in an email.

KPBSD maintains class sizes

Compared to the other major school districts in Alaska, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has a low pupil/teacher ratio (PTR), according to the 2017-2018 school year class size report, but the ratio doesn’t show the whole picture district, officials said.

Sabea Kathryn Lyon

Sabea Kathryn Lyon was born at 10:21 a.m. on Nov. 29, 2017 to Kobi and Megan Lyon at Homer Birth and Wellness Center. She weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces. She is welcomed by her siblings Kari and Ezekiel.

Elsa Aveline Kaufmann

Elsa Aveline Kaufmann was born at 2:39 p.m. on Nov. 25, 2017 to Willow Jones and David Kaufmann at Homer Birth and Wellness Center. She weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces. She is welcomed by her big brother Keel and grandparents Anore Jones of Waldron, Washington, and Marc and Ellen Kaufmann of Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts.

Town Crier

The Dec. 7 world premiere at the Homer Theatre of Tom Irons’ and Jean Aspen’s “Desert Glass: A Love Story” will be a fundraiser to help with Sherry Bess’s medical expenses. Bess, former manager of the Homer Animal Shelter, is in an Anchorage hospital after recently suffering a stroke. The movie begins at 7 p.m. It focuses on Irons’ and Aspen’s years crafting stained glass art in the Tucson, Arizona, area. Also being shown is a reprise of “The Care and Feeding of Jack,” filmed in Homer and inspired by Bess and the “shelter with a heart.” Donations to help Bess also can be mailed to Bess, c/o Brian Smith, P.O. Box 3541, Homer, AK 99603.

CNAs get certification at KBC

Kenai Peninsula College announced in a recent press release that the following students have completed their training this semester to earn their state certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant: Brianna Bahl, Matthew Baker, Steven Dilfer, Gavin Elvsaas, Marian Jones, Kristina Mastre, April Stover, Pamela Tyhurst, and Wendy Webster.

Grummy’s cookies bring back holiday memories

The Below kids and the Hahn kids were the best of pals growing up. Our families were special friends, as close as family, but with a relationship that was better because we weren’t related. We kids got into a lot of mischief and had a lot of fun together, just as our folks did. Their adventures and great times most likely equaled ours.…. maybe.

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