Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News:

Lasse Holmes, Karen Berger and Steve McCasland opened the doors to Homer Brewing Co. in the former Manley Terminal building on Ocean Drive on Sept. 21. It sold two beers: Old Inlet Pale Ale and Broken Birch Bitter. Holmes and former resident Lawrence Livingston created the Q and Q Brewers Guild in the Old Inlet Trading Post’s basement, where the idea of Homer’s first brewery was born. Holmes, Berger and McCasland pooled their finances for the new venture.

– From the issue of Sept. 19, 1996

30 years ago in the Homer News:

Homer wildlife photographer John Pezzenti received a surprise when the Pentagon asked him to send three photographs for President Ronald Reagan’s birthday. After getting the request in writing — because he was not sure if it was a hoax — he sent three matted and framed photos of bald eagles to Washington, D.C., where they will be considered for display in the White House.

– From the issue of Sept. 18, 1986

50 years ago in the Homer News:

Larry Farnen and Albert Evans filed to run for Homer mayor. Ken Arndt, Erle Cooper, Tom Crosby, Homer Thompson and Roy Waddington filed for the 3-year council seat. Bob Barnett filed for the 2-year seat. In other city news, Ethel Beamer was hired to replace City Clerk Audrey Rearden and Robert Amos was hired as maintenance man for the new Homer Water System.

– From the issue of Sept. 22, 1966