February, the love month, celebrates Valentine’s Day the 14th and February 17th Kindness Day. This article will be published after the fact. Even after both days, it seems this message can apply 365 days of the year. At least we all might try this, and perhaps many in Homer do this as a matter of fact, such has been my experience on several occasion.
These are the names of children and adults killed in mass shootings and stabbings at schools and universities in the United States going back to the Bethel Regional School shooting, Feb. 19, 1997:
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is facing a roughly $3.4 million deficit this year, but has a few options to close that gap.
Alyse Galvin, an Independent seeking the Democratic Party nomination for Alaska’s U.S. Congress seat, visits Homer Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 23-24. She will meet and greet the public and answer question at the following events:
Police charge man with reckless endangerment in hash oil blast
Savanna Bradley is the collections manager at the Pratt Museum in Homer, but she’s been a personal fan and lover of the building and all its artifacts since childhood. To watch her slide out drawers of fragile bones and handle handcrafted fishhooks is to watch a professional care for her many charges, but to hear her talk about the Pratt and all it has to offer is to listen to the perspective of a lifelong lover of history.
The other night the Betster drew the short straw and had to cover one of those important community meetings instead of the cool literary event with Atz Kilcher and his new book.
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Brendan Matthew Boily
Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting of logbooks and press releases.
Jakodi Jonathan Kleinleder was born at 1:54 a.m. on Feb. 18, 2018 at South Peninsula Hospital to Tammy and Jonathan Kleinleder of Homer. He weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces. His grandparents are Peggy Ellen and Richard Kleinleder of Homer.
“Dodging bullets is not part of the curriculum.”
Nineteen sixty-eight was a banner year for Homer High School cross-country skiing and arguably the best Homer sports team ever. This team of four boys — Larry Martin, Robby Hoedel, Lynn Cason and Drew Nixon — dominated state cross-country skiing by going undefeated for the 1967-68 season. Not only that, these four young men were all chosen to represent Alaska at the Junior Nationals in Bozeman, Montana. At the time there were only five other Alaska schools fielding ski teams: Anchorage West, Anchorage East, Dimond, Fairbanks and Juneau. All of these schools were far larger than Homer but in the same classification. To make it even more amazing, we had only enough boys to field a team of four skiers. They even topped a combined Alaska Methodist University and University of Alaska college team at the AMU relays in Anchorage.
In “An Open Letter to the Lower Peninsula Community” sent out last week, District 31 Republican Party leaders fired the latest salvo in a battle to deny Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, party support.
Atz Kilcher has been a storyteller for decades. Whether through his music, art or other projects, his preferred method of communicating is through anecdotes, and that didn’t change when he set out to write his first book: “Son of a Midnight Land.”
The girls cross-country ski team for Homer High School came away from the weekend with the top title in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Championships, held in Seward.
Every member of Wendy Todd’s first grade class from Paul Banks Elementary School became mini movie stars in the latest installment of a mentorship program in conjunction with Homer Middle School.
The Homer News has a new publisher.
Michael Slater Cline