Town Crier Highlights

Announcements

Sandhill crane monitoring season has started. Sandhill cranes have been reported on the ground in Homer. Please report sandhill crane sightings to Kachemak Crane Watch at 235-6262 or reports@cranewatch.org. The date, time, location and number of cranes is helpful. Leave a name and number in case Kachemak Crane Watch needs more details.

Obituaries

Obituaries

James Randall Kvasnikoff, 46, died April 10, 2014, at the Nanwalek Clinic in Nanwalek.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. April 17, 2014, at St. Sergius and Herman of Valaam Russian Orthodox Church in Nanwalek. Father Sergie Active officiated. James was buried in the St. Sergius and Herman of Valaam Russian Orthodox Church cemetery.

James was born March 26, 1968, in English Bay, now known as Nanwalek. He graduated from English Bay High School and Anchorage Community College.

A celebration of life for Rachel Evelyn Gannaway is 5 p.m. May 10, 2014, at the Homer Elks Lodge, 215 Jenny Way. “We will be gathering together to celebrate the loving spirit of Rachel with her family and friends,” her family said.

Rachel Gannway died Nov. 3, 2013, in Anchorage. A full obituary ran in the Nov. 7, 2013, Homer News.

Ramona Lee Tucker died unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. A celebration of life is at 2 p.m. May 4, 2014, at the Homer Elks Lodge.

“She was loved by many in Homer, Portland and elsewhere. All who knew her are invited to attend,” her family said. “She will be remembered and missed by all who were fortunate enough to know her wit, charm and winning smile.”

Pet of the Week

Births

Kaden James Fogg was born at 5:37 p.m. April 15, 2014, at South Peninsula Hospital to Zoe Fogg and Neil Richardson. He weighed 9 pounds, 4 ounces. His grandparents are Pam and Paul Rugloski, Steve and Irma Fogg, and Chyrell and Frank Richardson. His great-grandparents are Hellen and Skip Newton of Sand Point, Idaho, Mary Fogg of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Gerri Eskelson of Anchor Point.

Willym John Koester was born at 4:39 a.m. April 11, 2014, at South Peninsula Hospital to Katie and Doug Koester. He weighed 9 pounds, 2 ounces. His grandparents and Mary and Chuck Widlowski of Hudson, Fla., Dave and Linda Koester of Barrington, Ill., and Mary Jane Shows and John Shows of Homer. His big brother is Augustus Dey Koester. 

Emma May Hargett was born at 7:11 a.m. March 26, 2014, at South Peninsula Hospital to Katherine Hargett of Homer. She weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces. Her grandparents are Sheryl and John Howe of Homer and Joe Stollar of Ketchikan. Her great-grandparents are Ron and Marlene Peterson of Homer and Bill and Pearl Stollar of Port Angeles, Wash. Her aunts are Alice Stollar of Port Angeles and Megan Howe of Homer. Her great uncle and aunt are Mark and Shannon Pilant of Homer.


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