Years Ago

20 years ago

Thursday noon lunches for teenagers at Homer United Methodist Church have increased in popularity over the past three years. Organized by nine local churches, the teen-friendly meals provide “a safe place for kids to come and be with others who have similar beliefs and form deeper friendships with them,” said Margaret Guldseth with the Methodist Church. Pastor Tim Taylor said he was happy to have the opportunity to talk with teens during what some would call a confusing time of life.

— From the issue of Nov. 4, 1999

30 years ago

An Anchorage logging company planned to harvest about 200 million board feet of timber on land owned by the English Bay Village Corporation. South Central Timber bought the rights to about 15,000 acres of land in 1987. It would harvest timber on about 15 miles of coastline south of the village of English Bay — now called Nanwalek — and about 10 miles along English Bay. The company submitted its plans to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

— From the issue of Nov. 9, 1989

50 years ago

Construction started on the unfinished lower level of the hospital. The project will add about 900-square-feet to the building. Dr. Paul Eneboe will use the new area for his office, with the second level to be used entirely by the hospital. The project increased the hospital capacity from six to 10 beds. Collie Concrete Products did the concrete, with Hans Albertson doing the interior work.

— From the issue of Nov. 6, 1969