Years ago in Homer

20 years ago in the Homer News:

Thirty members of the Homer community marched down Pioneer Avenue to City Hall on Oct. 15 with signs with messages such as “Free the Hostages — End Domestic Violence” and “There is No Excuse for Domestic Violence.” The march was organized by South Peninsula Women’s Services to acknowlege the existence of domestic violence as well as to honor its victims. FBI figures from 1991 calculated that a woman is battered every 15 seconds in the United States. In the fiscal year 1996, 401 women on the Lower Kenai Peninsula sought help from SPWS.

— From the issue of Oct. 17, 1996


30 years ago in the Homer News:

Homer’s city population reached 4,024 people, meaning that Homer officially outstripped Soldotna in population. The population estimate for Homer was given to the state Department of Community and Regional Affairs for the purposes of dividing up revenue sharing money.

— From the issue of Oct. 16, 1986


50 years ago in the Homer News:

The foundation for the Natural History Museum, now the Pratt Museum, was completed by Arndt Construction and the first load of lumber was delivered to the site on Wednesday, Oct. 19.

— From the issue of Oct. 20, 1966