Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News

A Minnesota angler won the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby with a 379-pound halibut. Jerry Meinders was visiting his son stationed at Eielson Air Force Base in Fairbanks and had never been halibut fishing before. On his fourth day of fishing, he reeled in the fish that ended up winning about $25,000.

— From the issue of Sept. 5, 1996

30 years ago in the Homer News

A man whose penchant for running has earned him the nickname of “the Rabbit” was still at large following his latest escape from the Homer Police. William O. “Billy” Daugherty, 21, of Homer fled from court during arraignments, running down a residential street in handcuffs and yellow coveralls. Sgt. Mike Eastham said he was getting his papers in order when Daugherty yanked his cuffs out from under the table leg and took off.

— From the issue of Sept. 4, 1986

50 years ago in the Homer News

A crime wave marred the Labor Day weekend. Burglars stole money twice from Homer High, including about $6,000 in 2016 dollars. Someone took a 19-foot skiff from the harbor, alcohol was stolen from the Inlet Trading Post and Vern Mutch Drug Store was burglarized.

From the issue of Sept. 8, 1966