Years ago

20 years ago in the Homer News:

By the slimmest of margins, 27 residents of Nanwalek elected to make the Native community at the head of Kachemak Bay a dry village. The election results of 27-26 were made official on Friday, Dec. 20. The community planned to drain all alcohol from the town of 200 by late February and make possession and consumption against the law. Selling alcoholic beverages in Nanwalek was already a crime as no one owned a liquor license.

– From the issue of Dec. 26, 1996

30 years ago in the Homer News:

The Homer Extension Homermakers club celebrated 50 years of community service as Alaska’s oldest active homemakers club. The club was founded in 1936 by Lydia Fohn-Hanson, Alaska’s first home demonstration agent. Fohn-Hanson arrived in Homer for the celebration from Seldovia aboard the mail boat, Jungle Queen. Homer resident Helen Edens, who joined the local club in 1945, was the longest tenured member at the time of the golden anniversary.

– From the issue of Dec. 25, 1986

50 years ago in the Homer News:

Horo Fisheries of Tokyo, Marubeni Iida of Los Angeles and the Japanese and American Development Company of Alaska purchased the Halibut Producers Coop facility in Seward and a expansion was planned to begin as soon as possible. The plans included four-line shrimp and two-line crab processing. An agreement was also reached between the purchaser and HPC to process halibut and salmon for them. HPC processed 2.25 million pounds of fish the summer of 1966.

– From the issue of Dec. 29, 1966