Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News

To add to its nickname as The Cosmic Hamlet by the Sea, the Utne Reader gave Homer another appellation: Most Enlightened Town in Alaska. The magazine said of Homer, “Home of National Public Radio commentator Tom Bodett, numerous artists, lots of environmentalists, a lot of fishermen, some fundamentalists — all friendly to one another.”

— From the issue of May 1, 1997

30 years ago in the Homer News

The Homer City Council rejected by a 5-1 vote a resolution introduced by council member Bill Snyder calling for wage and personnel freezes, a shorter work week and other recommendations to cut the city budget. Council members supported the spirit of the resolution but not the wording. Council member Bruce Turkington said the issues in the resolution would be considered in the upcoming mid-year budget review process.

“I don’t need a resolution to tell me what my duties are,” he said.

— From the issue of April 30, 1987

50 years ago in the Homer News

Volunteers held a work party at the Homer Community Cemetery on East End Road. Participating were Alfred Anderson, Karl Nielson, Virgo Anderson, Fred, Margaret and Maren Anderson, Noel Holt and Ed Herndon. Bob Kranich, Joe Morawitz and Jimmy Straub assisted with grass burning. Another work party is planned soon to start the fencing project.

— From the issue of May 4, 1967