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  • Getting one step closer to state, Homer Mariner varsity girls cross country team raced into second place at the Palmer Invite on Saturday, with a total 100 points. Soldotna claimed first place, with 78 points, and Grace Christian trailed Homer with 102. The invite was an opportunity for Homer and Gr...

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 2:13pm
  • Sharon Needham’s recent shopping list for a Saturday breakfast went something like this: 25 dozen eggs, three three-pound packages of sausage, two boxes of Krusteaz pancake mix, a few bottles of syrup, several jugs of milk and five different kinds of juice. Then there was some grated cheese, torti...

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 2:01pm
  • Look at a dog face-to-face and what stands out? Its nose. Put a dog in a new environment and what does it do? Starts sniffing. Put two dogs together and what kicks in? Their sense of smell. If humans’ best friends are dogs, dogs’ best friends are their noses. That, in a nutshell, is what canine ...

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 1:51pm
  • If any game has shown unbreakable Homer Mariner pride, it was Saturday’s game against the Kenai Kardinals, with the Kardinals winning 78-6. “It was definitely a game that tested the guys’ mettle,” said Mariner Head Coach Josh Fraley. The game also proved a famous line of the late Duffy Daugh...

    Thu, 09/05/2013 - 7:40am
  • After being defeated in the season’s first conference played in Barrow last week, the Voznesenka Cougars grabbed hold of the Valdez Buccaneers on Friday and refused to let go, claiming a 42-28 victory. “The teams were well-matched. It was a lot better than Barrow,” said Voznesenka Head Coach J...

    Thu, 09/05/2013 - 7:33am
  • Under sunny skies and before a crowd of cheering fans, the Homer Mariner girls varsity cross country team raced into first place at the Homer Invite Friday, with Soldotna in second and Kenai in third. The Mariner boys varsity team dashed into second place, with Kenai in first, Skyview in third and S...

    Thu, 09/05/2013 - 7:29am
  • Mattea Peters doesn’t have to remember back too far to recall how she felt as a freshman at Homer High School. “I was pretty intimidated by all the older kids,” said Mattea, now a senior and part of the school’s peer mentoring program that matches seniors and freshman. “I think this helps ...

    Thu, 09/05/2013 - 6:46am
  • The nine-member Kenai Peninsula School Board will make its once-a-year visit to Homer on Monday. A full agenda of committee meetings held in the Homer High School library will keep the board busy throughout the day, beginning in the morning and continuing through the afternoon. The board’s regular...

    Wed, 09/04/2013 - 5:08pm
  • Who can forget the wide-eyed excitement of youngsters attending the ribbon-cutting marking completion of a community-wide rebuild of Karen A. Hornaday Hillside Park’s playground in May 2012? The improvements are far from over, thanks to two new donations to HoPP, the Homer Playground Project, and ...

    Wed, 09/04/2013 - 5:02pm
  • There’s little more than two weeks left until the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby comes to a close Sept. 15. That means two more weeks for anglers eager to get in on the prizes.  The big fish remains the 236.2-pound halibut brought in by Gene Jones of Belleview, Iowa. Jones caught the fish July 2...

    Wed, 08/28/2013 - 6:43pm

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