20 years ago
The Kenai Boys and Girls Club hired Callen Bentley to be the director of the new Homer Boys and Girls Club. The Homer club planned to open by the end of September in the lower floors and gymnasium of the old Homer Intermediate School, with memberships at $20 a month for children ages 2- to 18-years-old.
— From the issue of Sept. 9, 1999
30 years ago
Four commercial halibut fishermen survived four days adrift at sea on canned water, jelly beans and chocolate after their boat, the F/V Jackie Jay, sank near the Barren Islands. In a raft, they drifted 60 miles before beaching at Iliamna Bay. The men used logs to form the letters “S.O.S.” U.S. Coast Guard rescuers spotted the signal and found the men picking berries nearby.
— From the issue of Sept. 16, 1989
50 years ago
Alaska Division of Marine Transportation officials announced that southbound ferry traffic will revert to normal conditions following the Labor Day weekend. Passenger and vehicle fares would be reduced 25% on the Anchorage-Homer/Seldovia-Kodiak triangle run for the last two weekends in September.
— From the issue of Sept. 11, 1969