Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News:

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District officials will use the state fairgrounds and part of a Ninilchik Tribal Council building to teach 119 Ninilchick elementary school students after a fire destroyed part of their school the week before. Although smoke-damaged, the high school section was scheduled to open the following Monday. Another 120 students attended the school’s upper grades. Fire officials said that an electrical short may have caused the fire.

– From the issue of Nov. 14, 1996

30 years ago in the Homer News:

Democrats organized the State House under a plan that gives the Kenai Peninsula delegation more clout than it had in past years. Rep. Mike Navarre was named chairman of the powerful Rule Committee and newly elected C.E. Swackhammer was tabbed as one of several members of the important Finance Committee.

– From the issue of Nov. 13, 1986

50 years ago in the Homer News:

Among the paper’s weekly announcements about the goings-on around town was a note about “Eddiedoodit” who inflicted a serious injury to his finger while washing dishes and needed six stiches to close the wound. The note closed with the musing, “Moral? Probably less men will do dishes now.”

– From the issue of Nov. 17, 1966