Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News

Paying Kenai Peninsula Borough Finance Director Jeff Sinz $1, Homer City Manager Ron Drathman completed the purchase of the old Homer Intermediate School. The city acquired the building after the borough built West Homer Elementary School and had no use for the vintage building.

Homer Mayor Jack Cushing said the city would “make good use” of it. A July survey of the building said it would cost $465,000 to renovate. Before statehood, Homer property owners donated the property for the school to be used by children.

— From the issue of Sept. 3, 1998

30 years ago in the Homer News

Mike Kennedy said he had about two or three days left of work to finish cleaning out the Last Chance, his recycling and salvage business at the northwest corner of Pioneer Avenue and Heath Street.

Kennedy had to move his business after Brother Asaiah Bates sold the lot to the city of Homer for use as a park. Contractors Dick Gregoire and Jeff Cole were to clean up the lot.

— From the issue of Sept. 1, 1988

50 years ago in the Homer News

The Sept. 5, 1968, Homer News is missing from the Homer News archives.