McKibben Jackinsky

  • The devastation of war is real enough when beamed into living rooms from across thousands of miles. For some, the reality lives in memories of those who were on the battlefront. For others, it’s the emptiness left by a family member who never returned from duty to his or her country....

    Thu, 05/23/2013 - 10:42am
  • “Tonight is all about you,” Dr. Allan Gee, Homer High School principal, told the graduates at Monday’s commencement ceremony.  The same could be said at schools across the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District this week as high school seniors are handed their diplomas and tell their hig...

    Wed, 05/22/2013 - 4:13pm
  • Need to jump, throw or run off some out-of-school, summer energy? Sign up for this Saturday’s Hershey’s Track and Field Games for boys and girls, with a full day of events planned for ages 9-14.Registration is free and can be done online or at the Homer High School track from 9-9:45 a.m. Saturda...

    Wed, 05/22/2013 - 3:20pm
  • The eye-catching Anchor Point landmark on the corner of the Sterling Highway and North Fork Road is about to go away. On July 1, Sharon Carrico is closing the doors of Lazy Sun Tanning and Tours and the blue building, with each side covered in figures painted by Anchor Point artist Bill Cummings, wi...

    Wed, 05/22/2013 - 11:53am
  • It was cold water for some warm-hearted city officials, Homer Police Department personnel and Alaska State Troopers on Saturday at “Dunk the Fuzz,” a fundraiser benefiting the Homer Special Olympics. “It needed to be warm,” said a laughing Homer Police Chief Mark Robl, who found himself repe...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 3:07pm
  • When the school year ends, so will the Boys and Girls Club of Homer, at least as it is currently known. That doesn’t mean the B&G Club is abandoning Homer, just that it needs a plan for the future. ...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 2:56pm
  • Like other business owners in the area, Anchor River Inn general manager Jesse Clutts had to make some adjustments to the winter slowdown in business: fewer days, shorter operating hours. An after-hour burglary of the long-time restaurant and bar business didn’t help. “About seven months back we...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 2:31pm
  • A joint effort led by Lisa Whip, librarian at West Homer Elementary School, has created a program that is helping students set their own goals for reading. “It takes the guesswork out of choosing books at their ability,” said Whip. “If they read at their ability, they can excel.” ...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 12:42pm
  • Praise and advice, cheers and applause, balloons and bouquets marked the 2013 commencement ceremony of Kachemak Bay Campus, Kenai Peninsula College-University of Alaska Anchorage, held at Mariner Theatre May 8. “Welcome to you, our graduating class. I am so very proud of you,” said KBC Campus Di...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 12:31pm
  • What do Cannes, France, and Chapman School have in common?  For starters, they both start with “C.” More importantly, however, they attract some talented filmmakers. The 2013 Festival de Cannes is happening May 16-26. Thousands of miles closer to home, Chapman’s Student Film Festival was ...

    Wed, 05/08/2013 - 5:01pm

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