Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News

Work on a Spit erosion project started when a barge with 60,000 cubic yards of rock, gravel and stone arrived at the barge basin. The protective rock will be placed along vulnerable parts of the Spit, continuing work done in 1994. The rock came from a quarry near Portage. Sixty percent of the $3.4 million project was paid for with federal transportation dollars and 40 percent from the state.

— From the issue of May 8, 1997

30 years ago in the Homer News

Proposed cuts by the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly of $7.5 million from the school district budget will take programs out of schools, teachers out of classrooms and dollars out of the community, opponents said. Local schools would lose 20 positions from custodians to teachers, with an estimated $500,000 in salaries leaving town.

— From the issue of May 7, 1987

50 years ago in the Homer News

The Homer Advisory School Committee met and discussed a recent fight at the Waterfront Bar involving a local principal. According to the committee chairman, a principal had been eating at the bar, but not drinking, when he was invited outside to fight by a young man. After a talk outside, the principal turned to go inside with a bystander when a fight erupted. Young men passing by in a car joined the fight. The bystander was knocked down and the principal injured. Two high school teachers came out to stop the fight and also were injured. Another person stopped the brawl. The school board investigated and absolved the principal and teachers. Charges were filed against the young man, with a trial scheduled.

— From the issue of May 11, 1967