McKibben Jackinsky

  • The holiday season is known as a season of great joy.  In reality, however, that isn’t everyone’s experience. “Holidays are hard for people, especially for people when they’re grieving,” said Rev. Lisa Talbott of Homer United Methodist Church....

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 5:32pm
  • Americans traditionally observe Thanksgiving with the four Fs: family, friends, food and football. What better way to celebrate than by joining loved ones around a dining table covered with a turkey roasted to perfection and stuffed with a savory mixture, heaping bowls of mashed potatoes with gravy ...

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 5:08pm
  • Yusra Sahi, a Homer High School foreign exchange student from the Philippines, was relieved to learn her family was uninjured by super typhoon Haiyan, a Category 5 with winds exceeding 160 miles per hour. The distance between Sahi and her home country — more than 5,000 miles — seemed greater, ho...

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 4:57pm
  • The 21 Homer High School students participating in Bartlett High School’s DDF tournament last week came home with a fist-full of impressive finishes and the accolades of Coach Amy Johnson. “I’m very proud of all of our students,” said Johnson. “We were missing a couple of our upper classme...

    Thu, 11/14/2013 - 10:56am
  • Wrapping up his high school diving career, Homer High School senior Kaec Brinster swept the state dive competition in Juneau Saturday, scoring a first place....

    Thu, 11/14/2013 - 10:27am
  • Long lines and post offices seem to go hand-in-hand. Especially during the lunch hour and when people end their work day.  Parents try to keep youngsters occupied during the wait. Neighbors visit. Everyone keeps an eye on his or her watch as the minutes tick by. “It’s the same across the na...

    Wed, 11/13/2013 - 5:27pm
  • Homer resident Ken Castner recently announced he was launching a petition drive seeking voters support to make Homer a home-rule, rather than a first-class city. This isn’t the first time Homer residents, including Castner, have considered taking this step. ...

    Wed, 11/13/2013 - 5:10pm
  • With a storm headed from Russia toward Southcentral Alaska, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Incident Management Team is on standby. “Our team is monitoring this weather and preparing, should we need to be activated,” said Brenda Ahlberg, the borough’s public information officer. “At this point w...

    Fri, 11/08/2013 - 1:19pm
  • In the first hockey match of the season, the Homer Mariners traveled to Kenai on Tuesday to take on the Kenai Kardinals. A final score of 5-2 in Kenai’s favor gives the Homer team its marching orders for the season ahead. “It’s going to be a little bit of work this season, but it’s within re...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 6:02pm
  • What do fifth- and sixth-graders know about electricity? For starters: • It needs a complete circuit for the energy to flow. • If you break the current, the electricity stops. • You need to have a conductor connected to what you want to power. • You need a power source. • Your battery has ...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 5:21pm

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