Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News

Homer’s centennial celebration started off with hundreds of spectators turned out to watch $3,000 worth of fireworks above Bishop’s Beach on Oct. 3 and was followed by a potluck at the Homer Elks Lodge on Oct. 4, with slideshow by Homer historian and author Janet Klein and painting of Homer Pennock.

— From the issue of Oct. 10, 1996

30 years ago in the Homer News

Controversial Dist. Four assemblyman Tom Brown was recalled. Voters defeated the $8.9 million bond issue for a new Seward elementary school. However, voters gave disabled veterans and senior citizens an unlimited tax exemption on their homes and land.

— From the issue of Oct. 9, 1986

50 years ago in the Homer News

The chains of the stern of the Westwind, owned by Marine projects, became entangled in the floats of the new fueling dock at the Samll Boat Harbor on Sunday, Oct. 9. On Monday, Oct. 10, contractors drove two pilings next to the broken pilings to protect the float until it could be inspected by insurance adjustors.

From the issue of Jan. 13, 1965