Town Crier Highlights


The Homer Native Plant Society field trip on mushroom identification scheduled for Saturday has been cancelled. “Return of the Bark Beetle? The Changing Forest of the Kenai Peninsula” is the last hike of the summer offered by the Homer Native Plant Society. Dr. Ed Berg will lead this hike from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday starting at the Homestead Trailhead off Roger’s Loop. The hike includes visiting the Demonstration Forest.  Trip size is limited to 12 participants.  To sign up, email



Bradley W. Dickey

Jan. 14, 1936-June 17, 2015

Bradley Wilfer Dickey, 76, died on June 17, 2015, in an unexplained car crash.

Brad was born to Adah Christiansen and Wilfer Dickey on Jan. 14, 1936, in Worthington, Minn. An accomplished lad from an early age, Brad was an acolyte, a classical pianist and an Eagle Scout. He loved to show champion Tennessee walking horses throughout the Midwest.

A.C. Gribble

March 26, 1930-Aug. 13, 2015

A.C. Gribble, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, at the age of 85.

“He was a loving husband and father, Las Vegas Security entrepreneur, Western Airlines executive, Alaskan pioneer and fisherman,” his family said.

Stanley Ralph Harrington

May 18, 1945-Aug. 10, 2015

On Aug. 10, 2015, Stan Harrington, 70, died peacefully at his home in Anchor Point with his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren at his side.

Pet of the Week


Parker Jameson Moyer was born at 4:29 p.m., Aug. 20, 2015, at South Peninsula Hospital to Diana and Brandon Moyer. He weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces. His grandparents are Kevin and Ruthie Moyer and Dan and Rhonda Kropf, all of Homer.

Lorenzo Gianni Ricciardi was born at 8:39 a.m., Aug. 19, 2015, at South Peninsula Hospital to Haily and Giuseppe Ricciardi. He weighed 9 pounds, 5 ounces. His grandparents are Matthew and Margit Garry and Tone and Cassie Ricciardi, all of Homer. His big brother is Giovanni Ricciardi.

Honey Rose Hatch was born at 6:01 p.m. Aug. 18, 2015, at South Peninsula Hospital to Anna and Philip Hatch. She weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces. Her grandparents are David and Kathryn Hatch and Sam and Cathy Brandal.