Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News

With enrollment up and new classes and programs offered, the Kachemak Bay Campus is off to a good start, director Carol Swartz said. More than 600 students enrolled for the fall 1998 semester, with more than 100 classes taught by 30 adjunct faculty instructors. The college has expanded into its West Campus, a temporary facility in the old Homer Intermediate School. The campus provides more elbow room as the college waits for funding for a new permanent building.

— From the issue of Sept. 10, 1998

30 years ago in the Homer News

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly approved putting a bond proposition for a new Seward school on the October ballot. The proposition would ask voters if the borough should spend up to $4 million of the unused surplus monies from previous school bonds to help build a new elementary school in Seward. The estimated total cost to build the school was about $9 million, or $19 million in 2018 dollars. The cost to property owners would have been $5 per $100,000 of assessed value.

“It’s a much needed school,” said assembly member Marie Walli of Anchor Point. “It should have been built a long time ago.”

— From the issue of Sept. 8, 1988

50 years ago in the Homer News

The Sept. 12, 1968, Homer News is missing from the Homer News archives.