Town Crier Highlights


A nonpartisan community discussion about the importance of voting no matter what your views is from 5:30-8 p.m. today at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. Refreshments will be provided.



March 21, 1954-Oct. 13, 2016

Homer resident Deidre Ann Bottineau, 62, died suddenly Thursday morning, Oct. 13, 2016.

A celebration of life is 2-6 p.m. Saturday Oct. 22, 2016, at Wasabi’s Restaurant, 59217 East End Road, with a no-host bar.

March 4, 1960-Oct. 12, 2016

Homer resident Mr. James Patrick Nestor, 56, died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, at his home in Homer.

No services will be held at this time.

Mr. Nestor was born March 4, 1960, in Evergreen Park, Ill. He graduated from Oaklawn High School in 1978. He received an associate’s degree from Kalamazoo Valley Community College in 1987. In 1985 he worked for Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Mich., up until 1987. In 1987 he worked for West Shore Medical Center in Manistee, Mich.

Sept. 9, 1956-Oct. 3, 2016

Longtime Homer resident and Cook Inlet fisherman Paul Mackie died Oct. 3, 2016, in his home overlooking Kachemak Bay. His wife and brother were at his side. Paul was 60 years old.

Pet of the Week



Sawyer Douglas Morris was born at home in water Oct. 3, 2016, at 11:46 p.m. to Erick Morris and Britni Smith with the help of Rite of Passage Midwifery. He weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces. He is welcomed by his big brothers Charlie, Elias and Henry. His grandparents are Robert and Sherika Smith of Sterling, Alaska, Jonna Maly of Prescott, Ariz., and Doug and Marne Morris of Sterling, Alaska.


Lainey Wynona-Marie Dollison was born at 9:42 p.m. Oct. 4, 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital to Amber Mraz and Dalane Dollison of Homer. She weighed 7 pounds. Her grandparents are Geoffery Mraz and Misteen Mona Smith of Anchorage, Myonza Dollison of Anchorage and Stacie Mraz of Homer.

Zen Silva Collins was born at 6:33 a.m. Oct. 8, 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital to Steve Collins and Megan Murphy of Homer. He weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces. His grandparents are Tom and Mary Murphy of White Heath, Ill., and Patricia and Dennis Collins of Michigan.

Henry Hawkeye Benney was born at home in water on Sept. 24, 2016. to Maura Brenin and Chris Benney. He weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces. He is welcomed by his brother Asa. His grandparents are Judy Beeney of Auburn, Calif., Duncan Benney of Calistoga, Calif., and Paul Schnabel of Burlington, Vt.



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