Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News:

Most of the playground equipment at Karen Hornaday Park is unsafe and needs to be replaced, a risk management expert from the borough told the city of Homer. If a group of concerned residents get their way, new equipment could become a reality by spring 1997. Members of the ad hoc Playground Project Committee are working out the details of a program that could result in the design and construction of a new playground at the popular park if the financing, equipment and volunteer help can be found.

– From the issue of Nov. 28, 1996

30 years ago in the Homer News:

Teen drug use stunned the Ninilchik community after several incidents of teens overdosing on alcohol and pain medication. A group of 70 concerned citizens gathered at Ninilchick School to discuss solutions. While many agreed that the high school is relatively drug free, the goal was to prevent the younger children from becoming part of the drug culture prevalent in other cities.

– From the issue of Nov. 27, 1986

50 years ago in the Homer News:

Diana Tillion was selected to host the 1967 Centennial Art Exhibit that will travel throughout the state of. Art works by Charlotte Simonds of Ninilchik, Margo Mitchell of Kenai and Richard Tyler of Homer were also selected to be included in the exhibit which featured over 100 art items selected throughout the state.

– From the issue of Dec. 1, 1966

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