20 years ago in the Homer News:
Kenai Peninsula Borough School District officials will use the state fairgrounds and part of a Ninilchik Tribal Council building to teach 119 Ninilchick elementary school students after a fire destroyed part of their school the week before. Although smoke-damaged, the high school section was scheduled to open the following Monday. Another 120 students attended the school’s upper grades. Fire officials said that an electrical short may have caused the fire.
– From the issue of Nov. 14, 1996