Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News

Pilot Cecil Shuman and his dog Teama were reunited after two months when visitors to Chenik Camp near the McNeil River state game sanctuary found the missing golden retriever. Shuman lost Teama after she ran away when he made an emergency landing of his floatplane near Bruin Bay. Shuman said he never expected to see his dog again. The dog likely fed on dead birds and ground squirrels.

— From the issue of July 30, 1998

30 years ago in the Homer News

Volunteers with the Pratt Museum salvaged a 41-foot sperm whale that washed up on one of the Chugach Islands at the tip of the Kenai Peninsula. The smelly task involved chain saws, machetes, ice choppers and other tools.

The 11-person crew cut up the whale bones and hauled them above the beach for eventual retrieval. Jaws with ivory teeth had been recovered earlier. The museum plans some day to clean, articulate and display the skeleton.

— From the issue of July 28, 1988

50 years ago in the Homer News

The Aug. 1, 1968, edition of the Homer News is missing from the archives.