Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News

The lower Kenai Peninsula fared well in state capital projects despite cuts in the budget. Areas in Anchor Point that have contaminated water, including Chapman School, got clean water thanks to a $1.2 million project to build new wells. Homer also got improvements to its wastewater sewage system and plant with a new pipe and a lift station.

— From the issue of June 17, 1999

30 years ago in the Homer News

A wave of social disturbance hit Homer and strained local resources. Calls for police help were up 30 percent compared to the same time in 1988, with increases in domestic violence, drunk driving and barroom brawls. Homer Police Chief Mike Daugherty said that not only have calls gone up, but so has the level of violence. Some attributed the spike to a ripple effect of the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

— From the issue of June 22, 1989

50 years ago in the Homer News

Budget discussions started at the Homer City Council, Homer Mayor Hazel Heath reported. Citizens spoke on the need for street improvements, developing a playground and picnic area at the Fair Grounds, and a new fire hall, police station and jail. The most immediate need was for a Public Safety Department.

— From the issue of June 17, 1969