Town Crier Highlights


Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting of logbooks and press releases.

Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Services

Nov. 28-Dec. 4

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to five medical calls and one fire call.

Homer Fire

Nov. 28-Dec. 4

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to 13 medical calls and one fire call.

Kachemak Emergency Services

Nov. 28-Dec. 4



Paulie Marie Blankenship

May 18, 1950-Nov. 28, 2016

Paulie Marie Blankenship, 66, died early on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016. She died at home from a swift and sudden heart attack, with her husband Harvey Blankenship by her side. “She went home to be with her Lord and Savior,” her family said.

Ruth S. Gnad

June 17, 1917-Nov. 14, 2016

Mrs. Ruth S. Gnad, aged 99 of Homer, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital.

Ruth was born on June 17, 1917, in Briggsdale, Colo.

Ruth graduated from college with a bachelor’s degree in education. She moved to Anchorage in 1961 and then to Homer in 1964 to teach, retiring from the Kenai Peninsula School District in 1977.

Ellen L. Grouws

April 5, 1945-Nov. 3, 2016

Ellen Lorraine Grouws, 71, loving wife, mother, sister, aunt and grandmother, was born April 5, 1945, and died peacefully on Nov. 3, 2016.

Pet of the Week


Lawai’a Chow was born at 1:31 p.m. Dec. 2, 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital to Shampayne Kaai and Kamahele Chow. He weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces. His grandparents are Bart and Star Chow and Audwin and Sammi Calairo.

Willow Jean Albertson was born at 1:33 p.m. Nov. 28, 2016, to Vanessa Bale-Albertson and Chad Albertson. She weighed 9 pounds, 4 ounces. Her grandparents are Lary Albertson of Homer, Cathy McAloone of Kenai, and C.J. McCully and Nigal Bale, both of Auckland, New Zealand.

Lily Michelle Brooks was born at 7:02 a.m. Nov. 21, 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital to Marina Brooks and Jesse Smith of Anchor Point. She weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces. Her grandparents are Mike and Trina Brooks of Homer, and Dave Sr. and Sharon Smith of Anchor Point.



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