Years Ago

20 years ago

Homer High School, Chapman School and Homer Middle School were all set to welcome new principals in the fall after their current principals announced they were leaving. Homer High’s then principal Rich Patton was leaving to be the principal at Point Hope and being replaced by Ron Keffer. Chapman School Principal Fred Deussing left and was set to be replaced by former Homer High Athletics Director Gregg Willbanks. Scott O’Tremba, principal at Homer Middle, was leaving to take a position in Wyoming .

— From the issue of May 4, 2000

30 years ago

The Homer Flex School was opened earlier this year, beginning with just five students. Back then it was located above the Salvation Army store on Pioneer Avenue and shared space with the Prince William Sound Seiners Association office. The school opened as an alternative avenue to graduation for students who faced challenges and were not succeeding in the traditional high school model. Annie Whitney and Atz Kilcher were the first teachers.

— From the issue of May 3, 1990

50 years ago

An auxiliary for the then-Homer Hospital was formed by 12 women, according to the April 30, 1970 edition of the Homer News. Plans were made to hold an open house at the hospital that week. Also, an advertisement ran for the annual “Cabin Fever Variety Show” to be held at the Anchor Point Community Hall. A dance was to follow the Saturday night show.

— From the issue of April 30, 1970