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  • 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
  • The sunshine was a plus, but the performances of Homer runners were even better at the 24th annual Skyview Invitational held on the Tsalteshi Trails. “Our Homer Mariners had some pretty exciting individual and team performances,” said Head Coach Bill Steyer of competition that drew 24 teams and ...

    Wed, 08/28/2013 - 6:28pm
  • Teams from Skyview, Kenai, SoHi, Nikiski and Seward traveled to Homer last weekend for Homer’s 2013 Jamboree, two days of fast-paced volleyball action. “The Jamboree is always a fun, first event to kick off the season,” said Mariner Head Coach Beth Trowbridge. “It is considered a practice to...

    Wed, 08/28/2013 - 6:25pm
  • In their first official Great Land Conference 11-man football game last Saturday, the Voznesenka Cougars traveled across the state to take on the Barrow High School Whalers. Returning home after a 6-46 loss, Voznesenka Head Coach Justin Zank said the game offered glimpses of the team’s strengths, ...

    Wed, 08/28/2013 - 6:21pm
  • Charging into their first conference game of the season, the Homer Mariners met a formidable foe in the Kodiak Bears on Saturday. Short a few players and clearly outnumbered, the Mariners lost 8-26, but are gearing up to take the field this Saturday in a game against the Kenai Kardinals. “There we...

    Wed, 08/28/2013 - 6:16pm
  • Homer High School’s mathematics teacher has added one more role to his advanced algebra and algebra readiness classes. Mark Casseri has become the school’s athletic director. “I have about 30 years of coaching experience at the high school and college level,” said Casseri, who has been at Ho...

    Wed, 08/28/2013 - 5:31pm
  • If the first week of school offers any clues, it’s going to be a busy year for Homer High School’s Drama, Debate and Forensics team. “We had 16 new students, on top of a possible 20 from previous years. … And we’re open to anyone else who might still want to join,” said Homer High School...

    Wed, 08/28/2013 - 5:31pm

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