Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News:

Sylvia Thompson was about a month away from celebrating her 100th birthday, just as the city of Homer was also getting ready to celebrate its centennial. Thompson was born on Nov. 12, 1896, in Middleport, N.Y., the same year William McKinley was elected president and the Supreme Court ruled “separate but equal” facilities for blacks and whites were constitutional. She remembered the sinking of the Titanic and the Lusitania, as well as celebrating Armistice Day with her husband, Robert Thompson, when World War I ended.

– From the issue of Oct. 3, 1996

30 years ago in the Homer News:

A Deitz Alaska Construction dump truck carrying a full load of gravel collided with a school bus on Ohlson Mountain Road on Sept. 29, injuring bus driver Jim Preston and narrowly missing two children on the side of the road. By colliding with the bus, the truck driver avoided hitting either of the children.

– From the issue of Oct. 2, 1986

50 years ago in the Homer News:

State Sen. Yule Kilcher pleaded guilty to two commercial fishing violations and was fined $100 with $25 suspended. Kilcher was charged with not having a valid vessel license and with not having a valid commercial fishing license.

– From the issue of Oct. 6, 1966

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