Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News

Local Republican Party central committee members Luke Welles and Eileen Becker voted to pull endorsement for Republican Party candidate for governor John Lindauer after revelations that Lindauer had not been truthful about his campaign financing. The central committee voted to dump Lindauer. Lindauer was running against incumbent Gov. Tony Knowles. Rep. Gail Phillips, R-Homer, agreed with the party’s decision.

“It’s nice that we stood up for what’s right,” Welles said.

— From the issue of Oct. 22, 1998

30 years ago in the Homer News

A tense moment resolved itself when Homer Police Officer Robert Fitts confronted an armed Ninilchik man at the Creekside Trailer Court. Fitts responded to a complaint that Terrance Smith had gone into the Trailside General Store armed with a knife and acted belligerently toward a customer. When Fitts and Homer Police Officer Dennis Oakland caught up with Smith, Fitts pointed his gun at Smith when Smith went for his gun in a shoulder holster. The officers talked Smith into dropping the gun.

— From the issue of Oct. 20, 1988

50 years ago in the Homer News

The Oct. 24, 1968, issue of the Homer News is missing from the archives.