Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News

Homer High School science teacher Stan Eller was one of four Alaska teachers to receive a Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science from Pres. Bill Clinton. First Lady Hillary Clinton gave a congratulatory talk to the winners at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Eller said he heard praise their accomplishments.

“When it comes from somebody like that, it means a lot,” he said of the First Lady’s speech.

Eller received $7,500 along with the award. He said he would spend it on equipment and related science projects at Homer High.

— From the issue of July 9, 1998

30 years ago in the Homer News

Homer halibut charter captain Mike Huff’s clients on the Tomahawk II caught what may be a record for a six-pack: 1,095 pounds of fish. Every person on board caught a fish more than 100 pounds, and one angler caught two 100-pound plus fish. The largest fish ranged from 110 to 140 pounds. The smallest fish were measly 40- to 60-pounders.

“We just caught a honey hole,” said Huff, owner of Captain Mike’s Charters.

— From the issue of July 7, 1988

50 years ago in the Homer News

The July 11, 1968 issue is missing from the Homer News archives.

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