McKibben Jackinsky

  • Elected to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board in 2003, Sunni Hilts of Seldovia has now been chosen president elect of the Association of Alaska School Boards. That puts her in line to serve as the association’s president next year. “It’s a great organization,” said Hilts. “I’ve bee...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 3:17pm
  • Welcome to Drs. Carl and Hillary Seger, two recent additions to South Peninsula Hospital. The community is invited to meet the Segers and other new SPH providers at a Homer Chamber of Commerce mixer in January.  “Dr. Carl Seger is filling a much-needed position in the ER,” said Derotha Ferr...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 2:42pm
  • By McKibben Jackinsky Staff writer It’s full-steam ahead into the holiday season with Share the Spirit, a community-wide effort to ensure no one goes without food or gifts for Christmas. The Thanksgiving weekend ends and Share the Spirit jumps into action, with applicatio...

    Wed, 11/21/2012 - 11:18am
  • Is teens' use of alcohol in Homer a new problem? Not according to 20-year-old headlines in the Homer News. In October 1992, three students were suspended for 30 days for using alcohol before attending a school dance. It was the maximum amount allowed for a first-time offense of the Kenai Peninsula B...

    Wed, 11/21/2012 - 11:04am
  • It's one thing to hear what adults have to say about the use of alcohol by Homer teens. It's another thing to hear what the teens have to say. Following are comments from five Homer High School students involved with PHAT, Promoting Health Among Teens. For Dylan Wylde, 17, it starts with shifting aw...

    Wed, 11/21/2012 - 11:03am
  • At the regular meeting of the Homer City Council on Monday, two council members — Bryan Zak and David Lewis — will present two separate ordinances dealing with sales tax on food. Ordinance 12-53, sponsored by Zak, seeks to reinstate the tax year-round. Ordinance 12-54, sponsored by Lewis, seeks ...

    Wed, 11/21/2012 - 11:00am
  • Two Homer residents have been honored by the Alaska Rural Water Association. At its 14th Annual Training Conference in Anchorage in October, the association named Jerry Lawver of Homer the “Water Operator of the Year” for an area with a population of more than 1,000 and chose Fiona Hatton, a thi...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 5:12pm
  • The Thanksgiving countdown has begun. Seven days from now families and friends will sit down to meals of turkey and stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, and all the fixings. For may of us, however, reality is a bit harsher. Finances are stretched. Unemployment isn’t just a statistic. Family is tho...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 3:36pm
  • A find here and a find there is one thing. Put all those finds together and a picture starts to take shape. Such has been the case with evidence of creatures that once made their home on the southern Kenai Peninsula.  The 2011 radiocarbon dating of two remains — an ankle bone and a tusk — i...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 3:08pm
  • Ask Mike Gracz about the Rotary Health Fair and he’ll tell you it and the comprehensive blood analysis offered through the fair saved his life. “I hardly even knew I was getting a PSA (prostate-specific antigen) test, but it was at the health fair and I just checked the box,” said Gracz, who w...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 1:52pm

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