Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News

SouthCentral Air pulled out of Homer, leaving just Era Aviation as the only option for scheduled passenger flight to Anchorage. SouthCentral started providing daily service in Homer with stops in Kenai in 1995. Era said it will not honor SouthCentral tickets, but will offer those customers the lowest published fare. Mike Le Norman, Era director of sales, said Era will not raised its prices after losing a competitor.

— From the issue of Aug. 20, 1998

30 years ago in the Homer News

Three-year-old Charles Tangman took an unwanted ride in the back of appliance repairman Brian Sweiven’s truck. Sweiven had gone to fix a washing machine at the Tangman home Monday afternoon. Starlet Tangman told her son not to play around the truck, so he didn’t — he got in the truck. Then he couldn’t get out and Sweiven drove away, not realizing he had a stowaway.

“I have five sons. I didn’t notice him missing right away,” Tangman said. She left a message with Sweiven at his office while the repairman did his rounds.

After checking phone messages back at the office a few hours later, Sweiven got Tangman’s message and found Charles curled up in the back of the truck.

— From the issue of Aug. 18, 1988

50 years ago in the Homer News

The Aug. 22, 1968, Homer News is missing from the Homer News archives.