Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News

The Homer Library Advisory Board planned to do a space-needs study to evaluate current and future needs of the overcrowded library on Pioneer Avenue. Conservative estimates were that the population in the Homer area — including Fritz Creek and Diamond Ridge — would increase from 8,400 to 12,500 by 2018. If a new library were to built, one idea suggested to pay for it was a recreational service area.

— From the issue of Dec. 3, 1998

30 years ago in the Homer News

Five Homer High School students were suspended after a 14-year-old boy brought 20 amphetamine pills to school and gave them to four other students. School officials reported the incident to Homer Police and police contacted the Kenai Juvenile Justice office.

— From the issue of Dec. 1, 1988

50 years ago in the Homer News

The Homer Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary started a Betty Crocker coupon clipping campaign. Each coupon is worth a half penny, and the department plans raise $25,000 to buy a new fire truck.

“No, the gals are not buying the truck. That’s men’s business,” author Ruth Kilcher wrote in her column, “Speaking of Homer 99603.” “… All they (the auxiliary) do is the preparatory work and the publicity and the collecting of coupons, the stacking and the counting.”

— From the issue of Nov. 28, 1968