Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News:

Following the crash of TWA Flight 800 the previous week off the coast of New York, the Era Airlines, which flew out of the Homer Airport, bumped up security regulations to strictly enforce checking passengers’ identification cards before boarding. Although the policy has been in effect, it has not always been enforced, said Joe Sprague, director of marketing of Era Airlines. Passengers may also be asked questions about baggage and ownership of luggage, he said.

– From the issue of Aug. 15, 1996

30 years ago in the Homer News:

Kachemak Bay Senior Housing and the Homer Society of Natural History, which runs the Pratt Museum, stood to lose thousands of dollars when Peninsula Savings and Loan went bust on Aug. 8, 1986. The state closed the financially troubled thrift, after which the financial institution was taken into federal receivership by the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corp. KBSH was told it had about $20,000 uninsured, which they disputed because no single account held more than $100,000 – the federal insurance limit. The Society of Natural History deposited a $100,000 check from the National Endowment for the Humanities just four days before Peninsula Savings’ was taken over by federal bank regulators, who froze all accounts.

– From the issue of Aug. 14, 1986

50 years ago in the Homer News:

Incumbant State Senator Yule Kilcher faced a large slate of determined candidates for the Democratic nomination. Homer. For Alaska as a whole, Secretary of State Hugh J. Wade estimated that approximately 40,000 would vote in the primary election. In the 1964 primary, 49.6 percent of voters identified as Democrats, 21.6 percent were Republican, and 28.8 percent were no party.

– From the issue of Aug. 18, 1966