Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News

At a public hearing for the Parks and Recreation Commission, representatives for 11 organizations pitched their ideas for how they wanted to use the Homer Intermediate School. The city has to consider several issues before it can decide who gets to use the building, such as who pays for utility and operating expenses, janitorial expenses and liability insurance.

— From the issue of Nov. 12, 1998

30 years ago in the Homer News

City departments submitted budget requests for various items. Homer Police asked for $35,000 for police cruisers, $6,000 for a printer and $4,500 for a treadmill exercise machine. The Homer Volunteer Fire Department asked for $21,700 for a training mannequin, pagers and radios, and air-ride suspensions for ambulances. The library asked for $36,000 for new books, periodicals and audio-visual equipment.

— From the issue of Nov. 10, 1988

50 years ago in the Homer News

Inglimas’ Food Giant grocery store opened to much fanfare. Owned by Dick and Lynn Inglima, the new 7,000-square-foot store has seven aisles and features soft goods, produce, meats, and a liquor store. They built the new store at the corner of Pioneer Avenue and Main Street. Turkeys were 49 cents a pound and a 10-pound bag of local potatoes was 89 cents.

— From the issue of Nov. 14, 1968