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  • Setting 10 new personal records for individual performances, the Homer High School Mariners track and field team left their calling card at the Kenai Invite last Friday and Saturday. The Mariner girls took second place, with Soldotna in first and Grace Christian in third. The Mariner boys claimed si...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 2:27pm
  • Rain, wind, even some snow at higher elevations didn’t stop the Mariner boys soccer team from scoring a 3-1 win over the Wasilla Warriors at Friday’s game in Homer. Following the boys’ victory, the Mariner girls lost a fierce and close battle, with a final score of Wasilla 2, Homer 1. “Yes t...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 2:26pm
  • The Homer High School softball team went on a shakedown cruise last week, with Head Coach Bill Bell at the helm.  In four nonconference games, the Mariners faced the Anchorage teams of East, West and South, as well as Chugiak. “We were touring the compass,” said Bell. “We lost all (of the...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 2:25pm
  • The Chapman School gym was full of science and the young scientists displaying their projects at the school’s April 23 science fair, coordinated by teacher Jonathan Sharp. The projects ranged from Tyler Johnson’s blue-ribbon research into how likely hunters are to accurately identify legal-sized...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 12:32pm
  • Following the fatal bombings at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon, “Boston strong” became a guiding chant. For the city. For the 36,000 runners that ran the 26.2 miles on Monday. And for Homer’s Mike Illg. In October, Illg, who was raised in Boston and is the coordinator of the city ...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:13pm
  • For the past few weeks, the school day ends and there’s a group of Paul Banks Elementary School kindergarten, first- and second-graders that aren’t so eager to head home. Instead, they exchange their books for balls, bats and bases. Forming a sort-of straight line between Don Felton and Kate Cro...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 3:55pm
  • Southern Kenai Peninsula students swept clean the annual “Caring for the Kenai” awards at Kenai Central High School last week:First place, $1,600: Katherine Dolma, Homer, with a proposal for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District to install green roofs;Sixth place, $550: Jane Rohr, Homer, w...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 3:54pm
  • Fifty years ago, much of Alaska, including Homer, was still shaken by the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake. For those that were here, the memories are still unsettling.All the more reason to fill Easter weekend with joyful celebrations American Legion Post 16 got a jump — or was that a hop? — on the ...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 3:24pm
  • The Homer Invite attracted athletes from 15 schools on and off the Kenai Peninsula Friday and Saturday. In the boys’ competition, Kenai Central took first place, with Soldotna first for the girls. The Homer Mariner boys took fifth place and the Mariner girls were in sixth. “This was our second y...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 1:12pm
  • Medical appointments took Gavriil and Fenya Basargin of Razdolna and their four children to Anchorage in December. Turning the trip into a mini-vacation, the family decided to stay in Anchorage a little longer. That decision led to a life-changing event for the family.  In March 2013, the Basar...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 4:59pm

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