Police arrest man after he swims in slough

A man who twice evaded Homer Police after they responded to reports of criminal mischief and assault on Sunday eventually got caught dripping wet after a swim in Beluga Slough. Homer Police arrested Jason Christman, 40, in the yard of an Ocean Drive Loop home after catching up with him when he ran down Bishop’s Beach, jumped in the icy water and swam across the mouth of the slough between the beach and the Munson Point neighborhood.

Willa Yvonne Gaedecke

Willa Yvonne Gaedecke was born at 6:08 a.m. on Dec. 29, 2017 at South Peninsula Hospital to Nina Coffey and Robert Gaedecke of Anchor Point. She weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces. Her grandparents are Ruby and Butch Frazier of Homer, and Patricia and Rob Coreson of Soldotna. Her siblings are Diana Gaedecke, Travis Coffey, Aidan Gaedecke and Ashton Coffey.

Isley Bay Parrett

Isley Bay Parrett was born at 7:05 a.m. on Dec. 29, 2017 at South Peninsula Hospital to Krista and Jacob Parrett of Homer. She weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces. Her grandparents are Barb and Rob Mueller of Irvington, Illinois, and Becki and Ken Parrett of Centralis, Illinois.

Town Crier

The Carmen Field family ice fishing day will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6 at Johnson Lake. All bait and tackle will be provided, and there will be plenty of holes for everyone. This is sponsored by the Homer Fish and Game Advisory Committee and the Department of Fish and Game. For more information, call Dave at 907-399-2340.

Time for a little pizazz in New Year

Happy New Year! A clean slate, endless possibilities, each day an opportunity to enjoy a new adventure. What are you thinking about resolutions? I am going to keep mine inspiring and easy enough to be doable: take more walks, see my friends more often, eat more fruit and veggies, drink more water, keep my commitments to others and take more time for myself and to enjoy my family. Of course, cooking yummy things and trying more new recipes are always at the top of the list.

Anchor Point Food Pantry fills stomachs and spirits

Going into its 12th year, the Anchor Point Food Pantry continues its mission of outreach and support for members of the community, working to spread awareness and make a difference in residents’ lives. Serving the lower Kenai Peninsula from Anchor Point to Nikolaevsk to Happy Valley, the volunteer organization sees a steady and growing demand for the most basic of human needs — food.

APOC reduces late filing fines for Heartbeat of Homer

In several incidents last summer where Heartbeat of Homer – Assembly Recall failed to file independent expenditure reports on time, the Alaska Public Offices Commission issued final orders against the pro-recall group $25 for filing a report two days late and $362.50 for filing a report 29 days late. APOC made its order on Sept. 13, and on the same date Holmes Weddle &Barcroft, the law firm representing Heartbeat of Homer – Assembly Recall, paid APOC the fines for both penalties.

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