Homer High School

Zumba specialist to teach class in Homer

A well-known Zumba education specialist will conduct a Zumba Master Class in Homer July 24. Madalene Aponte will conduct the class from 6-7:30 p.m. July… Continue reading

Sports in Brief

Sports in Brief

Ninilchik scramble puts spotlight on decline of area’s razor clams The Ninilchik Chamber of Commerce ran its first Clam Scramble Mud and Natural Obstacle course… Continue reading

Sports in Brief

Burn ban continues

Firefighters and Homer Police responded to numerous calls last week for people burning campfires, but otherwise the lower Kenai Peninsula has been spared huge wildfires… Continue reading

Tribute to beloved soccer coach set for Sunday

Tribute to beloved soccer coach set for Sunday

In honor of the late Tommie CarlinSchauer, his family holds a Tribute to Coach Tommie with soccer games from 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Homer… Continue reading

Tribute to beloved soccer coach set for Sunday
Elias Gibson, left, poses for a photo with his mother, Debi Poore, right.

Homer High seniors graduate with style – and resiliency

They wore XtraTuf boots, high heel shoes, sneakers and slippers. They decorated their mortarboards with stuffed animals, religious symbols and greetings. One senior wrote, “Four… Continue reading

Elias Gibson, left, poses for a photo with his mother, Debi Poore, right.

HEA’s annual meeting set for tonight at HHS

HEA will host its annual meeting at Homer High School today. Registration for the meeting will begin at 4:30 p.m. and close at 6:30 p.m.… Continue reading

Mariner Crystal Crane takes a running leap during the Kenai Invitational last weekend.-Photo provided

Kards clean up at home invite

It is hard to duplicate the kind of weekend that the Kenai Central track and field team enjoyed Friday and Saturday. The Kardinals romped to… Continue reading

Mariner Crystal Crane takes a running leap during the Kenai Invitational last weekend.-Photo provided
D.J. Marsengill and Halle E. Sinn

William Dale (D.J.) Marsengill, Jr. and Halle Elizabeth Sinn

Paul and Lara Fleenor and Jeff and Rose Sinn of Homer announce the engagement of their daughter, Halle Elizabeth Sinn, to D.J. Marsengill. The couple… Continue reading

D.J. Marsengill and Halle E. Sinn
Homer High School student Daniel Wiest’s volcano eruption preparedness kit consists of a five-gallon bucket with a resealable lid containing: emergency reference material outlining what to do in the case of an eruption, 10 dust masks, three sets of eye protection, five plastic drop cloths, a roll of painter’s tape, moist sanitizing towels, a manual can opener, pliers, a whistle, a first aid kit, a box of matches, heavy work gloves, small battery-powered radio, water purification tablets, a battery-powered flashlight and extra batteries. If appropriately used, the kit will reduce the chance of injury and damage to property by providing the necessary items and information to safely prepare after a volcanic eruption, says Wiest.

Homer student places second in Caring for Kenai

A Homer High School student has won second place and $1,100 in the 25th annual Caring for the Kenai environmental competition for his volcano eruption… Continue reading

Homer High School student Daniel Wiest’s volcano eruption preparedness kit consists of a five-gallon bucket with a resealable lid containing: emergency reference material outlining what to do in the case of an eruption, 10 dust masks, three sets of eye protection, five plastic drop cloths, a roll of painter’s tape, moist sanitizing towels, a manual can opener, pliers, a whistle, a first aid kit, a box of matches, heavy work gloves, small battery-powered radio, water purification tablets, a battery-powered flashlight and extra batteries. If appropriately used, the kit will reduce the chance of injury and damage to property by providing the necessary items and information to safely prepare after a volcanic eruption, says Wiest.

School Events

May 1: Early release day. May 4: School board meeting, Seward. June 1: School board meeting, Soldotna. June 2: School board planning session, Soldotna. Homer… Continue reading

School events

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District March 27: Early release day. April 6: School board meeting, Soldotna.  May 1: Early release day. May 4: School board… Continue reading

A plaque at McNeil Canyon Elementary School proclaims the school a 2004 No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon school.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky

McNeil Canyon: grounded in community

When funding for a new school at McNeil Canyon was needed in 1981, the McNeil School Steering Committee created a marketing plan that included distribution… Continue reading

A plaque at McNeil Canyon Elementary School proclaims the school a 2004 No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon school.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky

School Events

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District March 2: School board meeting, 7 p.m. March 3: Interviews with district superintendent candidates. March 6: Inservice, no school.  Chapman… Continue reading

School Events

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Feb. 24: Public school district budget meeting, Homer High School library, 5:30 p.m. Scholarships • American Legion Auxiliary scholarships are… Continue reading

Outhouse racers compete last year at the Homer Winter Carnival. -Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Homer Winter Carnival: A Tradition for 61 Years

Feeling February’s chill now that the temperature has dropped?  Warm up with the 61st annual Homer Winter Carnival today through Sunday. This year’s theme, “Warm… Continue reading

Outhouse racers compete last year at the Homer Winter Carnival. -Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Students prove themselves, school employment ready

Once again, Homer High School was named “most employable school” in Kenai Peninsula Borough School District CTSO, Career Technical Student Organization, competition.  “I think Homer… Continue reading

Some more history to remember

Loved the 50th Anniversary issue of the Homer News. What a huge job, to go through all the old papers and print that wonderful history.… Continue reading

Mountainfilm fest opens Jan. 15

Mountainfilm fest opens Jan. 15 The annual Homer Mountainfilm festival opens next week with shows at 7 p.m. Jan. 15 and 7 p.m. Jan. 17… Continue reading

John Michael Kettell

John Michael Kettell

John Michael Kettell Aug. 22, 1974-Dec. 24, 2014 Longtime Homer resident, Mr. John Michael Kettell, 40, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2014, at his home in… Continue reading

John Michael Kettell
Tommie CarlinSchauer

‘Coach Tommie’ loses battle to cancer

Less than two months after a text alerting his sister, Linda Rourke, that he was in the hospital with an infection requiring surgery, Tommie CarlinSchauer,… Continue reading

Tommie CarlinSchauer
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